Islamic Association of North Texas Dallas Central Mosque

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 972-231-5698
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Activities and Schedule

The mosque holds prayers five times a day. There are also Jum'ah (Friday) prayers, Eid (feast) prayers, and Janaza (funeral) prayers. Qur'anic School is held all year. The Mosque offers Dawah programs, a free medical clinic, and out-reach programs. A yearly magazine, Image, is published annually on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan. Group discussion meetings are held regularly. The mosque offers Sunday school for Islamic students, and summer programs for children. Two major holidays are important at the mosque, Eid al-Fitr, at the end of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, at the time of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca around 65 days after Eid al-Fitr.


A small group of concerned Muslims used to meet weekly to offer prayers together in various houses in rotation. This group formed the Islamic Association of North Texas, Inc. and registered with the State of Texas and obtained tax-exempt status with the IRS. The association purchased some houses in Grand Prairie, Texas under the IANT, Inc. to offer prayers and other services for the rest of the Muslims in Dallas/Fort Worth. Finally, IANT, Inc. purchased land in Richardson and built the mosque in the present location in 1985. Since then, the Islamic Association of North Texas has been home to the Dallas Central Mosque. It is now the largest Islamic Center in Texas.


A number of ethnicities attend services at the mosque. Many languages are spoken including English, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Spanish, Persian, Hindi, and several African languages.


The central area consists of a prayer area, the mosque, administrative offices, classrooms, a multi-purpose hall, a gymnasium, reception rooms, a medical clinic and related offices. The IANT website offers a virtual tour of the facilities.