Originally founded in 1985 in Arabi (a non profit 501 (C) (3) organization), a suburb of New Orleans , Louisiana , The Islamic Association of Arabi began as a small masjid (Masjid Yaseen) and within five years, the first boarding Islamic institute in the United States was established. Between 1990 to 2005, sixty-five American born Muslim children completed memorization of the Holy Quran and another twenty one went on to become Scholars in Islam. Today, Alhamdulillah, it is a sense of great pride that these products of The Islamic Association of Arabi are serving various masajids and communities all over our nation.
In August 2005, through the wisdom of Allah, the Masjid and Islamic Institute were destroyed due to Hurricane Katrina. Consequently Muslims of that community dispersed throughout the country, and the decision to re-establish Masjid Yaseen and the Islamic institute in the Dallas Metropolitan area was made. By the grace of Allah, a 1.5 acre parcel was purchased in Garland , TX (~twenty miles northeast of Dallas ) at the intersection of George W. Bush Toll way and W Campbell Rd. In Ramadan 2008, the construction began, and by mid 2011 the Masjid was completed, Alhamdulillah.
By the grace of Allah, at the present, The Islamic Association of Arabi has four masjids under its management: the first Masjid Yaseen in Arabi, Louisiana, the second Masjid Yaseen in Shreveport, Louisiana, the third Masjid Yaseen in Garland, Texas, and the fourth Masjid in Greenville, Texas.
“Alhamdulillah, last year, due to the overwhelming demand and for the growing of full time Hifz program for female students, the Islamic Association of Arabi bought a 6,300 square feet building on the corner of Shiloh Rd. and Apollo Rd. in Garland, TX. This is one of the first and only stand alone buildings in the United States that has been completely established for the education and social causes of our Muslim girls and women.”