IRVING, TX–The Islamic Center of Irving (ICI), Texas, USA, won the 2008 Awdal Achievement Award (AAA). The award was announced at the Amoud Foundation annual fundraising dinner held at the Radisson Hotel in Irving, Texas, on April 12, 2008.
ICI was recognized as one of the first local institutions that supported Amoud Foundation and its projects in Somalia and other parts of East Africa. ICI has been the source of sustained financial and moral support to Amoud Foundation since its inception. ICI has been at the fore front of every project and relief effort Amoud Foundation and other humanitarian organizations have undertaken.
The Islamic Center of Irving was established and registered as a non-profit 501c (3) organization in 1991 in the state of Texas, USA. The center had a humble beginning, and has moved from various locations. It started with only three members.
As the community grew, the center started the search for a new site that can accommodate a growing Muslim community. Construction of the new center in Irving Texas started on January 1, 1999. The new 36,000 square feet facility (see picture) officially opened on April 30, 2004. It is a full service mosque located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, offering Pre-K through 10th grade Islamic School with over 260 students, Sunday & Summer School, Marriage Services, Funeral Services, Quranic and Arabic Teachings etc. The new center was built at a cost of over $6 million. ICI has become an important anchor for the community, with over 3000 people currently attending Friday prayers.