Aside from being a regular place to pray, the IIS center offers many services to the community in the area of births, deaths, marriages, and education, including Quranic (Muslim Holy Book) studies, Ramadan (Fasting) Programs, Taraweeh prayer, and mentoring the youth for their academic success as well as good citizenship.
In addition, IIS sponsors interfaith dialogues and actively participates in the community outreach programs. IIS also invites neighbors to the annual Thanksgiving dinner.
In the light of Islamic guidance, Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS), NJ has established a Muslim community where the families from West Windsor, East Windsor, Cranbury and Monroe come together not only to help each other to fulfill their religious obligations, but also help each other in their social, educational and other aspects of life. IIS is striving to develop a community with well-educated, well-established and enlightened individuals & families which can become a role model for other communities.
IIS is very actively working on the building of IIS Mosque and Youth Center in West Windsor. The current project started in 2010, with the purchase of land in 2011. Ground breaking for the building was held on July 12, 2014. The completion goal is September 2016.
The Institute of Islamic Studies Inc. is a religious and educational non-profit organization where all activities are guided by and do not contradict the teachings of Islam.
The Center complies with the laws of the United States as well as the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service for non-profit organizations.
Institute of Islamic Studies
The Institute of Islamic Studies Inc. is a religious and educational non-profit organization which was established in 1995 when a few Muslim families moved in the area. Initially these families used to gather on weekly basis in their houses for social and religious activities, till the current place at 379 Princeton Hightstown Road was rented in 1996.
Since 1996, IIS is housed in a rental facility at 379 Princeton Hightstown Road, East Windsor, NJ (on the border of West Windsor/East Windsor). There are several hundred Muslim families in West Windsor and its surrounding towns of East Windsor, Cranbury, Hightstown and Monroe.
In the same year, IIS also started Saturday School with around 25 students and 4 teachers.