Islamic Center of New Orleans

Information about this center is no longer updated.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

Phone: 504-944-3758
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Hurricane Katrina Update

The Islamic Center of New Orleans was flooded with four to six inches of water during the hurricane. This subsided fairly quickly and a few members were able to begin the process of cleaning up. The brick building, which was constructed in 1955, suffered minor damage. Unfortunately, many mosque members lost their homes due to wind and flooding. This mosque's neighborhood was one of the hardest hit in the city, and many of the residents are still not back in their homes more than nine months after the hurricane.

Description

Located in a working class neighborhood close to the French Quarter, the Islamic Center of New Orleans serves the Muslim community of the center city area. Prayer services are held on a regular schedule in the spacious, upstairs prayer hall. The lower level has community rooms and space to host guests who are visiting the mosque. The dining area used to be connected to a small grocery store towards the back of the lower level. The grocery closed in the spring of 2005.

Demographics

The congregation is predominantly African American with a significant population of Middle Eastern Muslims attending prayer services. The working class neighborhood does not attract many outsiders.