Islamic Association of Long Island (IALI) also known as Selden
Masjid is aimed to provide an Islamic center and community in an around the
Selden area. An estimated three hundred Muslims come to Friday prayer (Jumm'a)
weekly. Eid prayer brings over a thousand Muslims twice a year.
Our community is growing and so are our educational programs. We
have weekend schools and weekly hifz program. Friday nights our youth fill the
Masjid for their youth group meetings.
Islamic Association of Long Island was registered in 1974.
During that year, IALI became the first Masjid (Mosque) in Suffolk County. It
is the oldest Masjid in Suffolk County , still serving the largest Muslim
community in its area from Stony Brook on the North Shore of LI to Ronkonkoma on
the South Shore , spanning all the way to Riverhead. The region includes a great
concentration of Muslims in Selden, Centereach and Coram.
In 1979 the actual building was bought in Selden. Ten Park Hill
Drive became the Muslim community's Islamic Center. It was originally a church,
but after renovation, by the grace of Allah, it has grown into a beautiful
There have been many extensions added to the building to
accommodate the vastly growing Muslim community. Recently in June of 2003, IALI
bought a piece of land next door. InshaAllah, this will develop as a parking lot
or provide more space for more extensions in the Masjid.