PENINSULA ISLAMIC COMMUNITY CENTER
The genesis of the Peninsula Islamic Community Center, also known as PICC, can be traced to the early 2000s when a small group of Virginia Peninsula residents met to develop plans to establish a center from which to promote a nurturing educational environment, a family-friendly social environment, interfaith events with the community at large, charity and humanitarian relief for all people, social activism and volunteerism, and to conduct Islamic religious services. After considering several sites and structures, the proposed location at 325 Village Ave, Yorktown, VA 23693 was unanimously designated by a small group of founders for the development of the Center. Following that decision the process of acquiring the land and formally establishing the Center got underway in August 2015. Board of trustees and executive body was appointed in September 2015 and charged with drafting a founding Constitution based on Islamic principles with an emphasis on transparency, democracy, inclusion and community outreach. PICC is a religious, charitable, not-for-profit organization incorporated at Yorktown on the Virginia Peninsula, all donations are tax excempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3). We will be affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America.
We purchased the proposed land in Yorktown, VA in September of 2016. However with growing cost of construction, it was decided to purchase an existing building. The Church at 1217 Todds Lane, Hampton, Virginia was available for sale and it was purchased in September 2019. Daily 5 prayers and Jumah prayer established since the purchase. Daily iftar and taraweeh during the month of Ramadan. Other services planned include weekend school, Halaqa, Dawah, community outreach, interfaith dialogue and health clinic.
The purpose of PICC is to serve Muslims in Hampton Roads and Virginia. PICC aims to provide coordination of local Muslim affairs, foster a positive understanding of Islam in American society, establish strong ties with other religious organizations, and promote a spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood within the Islamic community. PICC will aspire to provide educational opportunities for local Muslims of all ages.
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Please contact Brother Syed Ismail @ 757-784-5455
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