Memphis Islamic Center (MIC) was established in 2008 as a 501 (c)3 corporation with the IRS and registered in the State of Tennessee with the aim of establishing a multipurpose Islamic Center to serve the needs of Muslims in the suburban Memphis area and beyond. Since that time MIC has developed into the face of Islam in the greater Memphis metropolitan area.
Currently we have a beautiful, sprawling 55 acre campus with our first building, an expansion of the first building, over 350+ parking spaces, a park area with a pond, several outdoor shelters, a bridge, large children’s playground, and many more attractive features that already make MIC a Family Life Center. Now that we’ve finalized our architectural design, our next steps include starting construction on the main building that will include the masjid/mosque, multi-purpose hall, offices, education facilities, exercise and recreation areas, and much more!
To Meet the Needs of a Growing Community
The Muslim population of Memphis-Shelby County area has also grown tremendously over the past 30 years. More recently, there has been a major eastward population shift resulting in over half of Muslims now residing in the eastern suburbs of Memphis. As a result, the religious, social and civic needs of Muslims have expanded significantly.
Despite the establishment of several mosques and other Islamic institutions the community as a whole, particularly women, youth and the Muslims residing in the east, remains underserved. The existing mosques are limited primarily to hosting regular prayers and are unable to offer the space and facilities to meet the needs of the entire family.