The Prince George Chapter of the British Columbia Muslim Association was initiated in June 1999 with the objectives to:
- Bring the Muslims of Prince George and surrounding area together and help them in their Practice of Islam;
- Make Islam better understood by the Prince George and Northern BC communities;
- Promote understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims.
The Muslim population in Prince George is growing steadily due to the diversiﬁcation of the local economy and an effective support network provided by the local Muslim community for the practice of Islam.
In the early years, congregational prayers were offered in classrooms and Islamic classes offered in people houses. At the end of the year 2000, a small room was rented in a local motel to offer Friday prayers. Since 2002, weekly Islamic classes were held regularly in classrooms provided by the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society. Since November 2004, the community has been renting space from a local Church to offer Friday prayers.
In 2003, the community decided to explore the possibility of purchasing land from the City of Prince George and build an Islamic centre. The Muslim Community presented its needs to the city council in two council meetings. In March 2004, the Prince George City Council approved the sale of a piece of land to our community An agreement with the City Administration was reached in late 2004. In March 2005, the Prince George City Council unanimously approved the rezoning of 3.8 acres of City land for the construction of an Islamic Centre. The ﬁnal sale agreement was signed on April 21, 2006. prayer-hall with a mezzanine provides space for congregational prayer. Two classrooms provide space for weekend religious and language education.