The Islamic Society of Baltimore was established in 1969 by a handful of families who held weekly meetings and Friday prayers at Johns Hopkins University. As the community continued to grow, the need for a larger facility also grew. In 1982, more than a decade later, ISB purchased an 8-acre lot at its current location and built Masjid Al-Rahmah. Three years later, a housing complex was built adjacent to the Masjid and by 1987, and a full-time primary school had been established. Within the next ten years, ISB founded the Quran Academy and Sunday school which were in full swing just in time for the completion of the multi-purpose hall in 1997. To meet the growing needs of our community we are continuous expanding both our services, as well as our physical footprint.
The Islamic Society of Baltimore aspires to be the anchor of a growing Muslim community with diverse backgrounds, democratically governed, relating to one another with inclusiveness and tolerance, and interacting with neighbors in an Islamic exemplary manner. Maryland’s largest Islamic community with full-time K-8 school, Sunday School, Quran Academy, Community Health Clinic, Nursery, and more. ISB engages in regular interfaith, government relations, social services, and much more!
ISB is an organization that aims at providing services in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah and recognizes the nuances and challenges of the American Muslim experience. As such, we aim to invest in the next generation of American Muslim leaders and thinkers to continue to develop a Muslim community of great morals and excellent practices.
ISB aspires to be the anchor of a growing Muslim community with diverse backgrounds, democratically governed, relating to one another with inclusiveness and tolerance, and interacting with neighbors in an Islamic exemplary manner. ISB’s vision is to be a model Muslim community that fosters inclusiveness, vibrancy, education, and creativity for the future generations of Muslims.