The Kelso Longview Islamic Community was established in 2012. We are a small diverse Muslim community located in the twin cities of Longview and Kelso, Washington.
The Prophet Muhammad (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) said, "None of you will have faith till he wishes for his brother what he likes for himself." It's in the spirit of this narration that we are continually striving to grow as a community and provide more programs. We are now able to offer the five daily prayers in our masjid, as well as Friday service (Salatul Jumm'ah). We plan in the future, insha'allah (God willing), to establish an Arabic and Islamic education school for the Muslim youth in the Kelso and Longview area. We invite all of our Muslim brothers and sisters, as well as non-Muslims interested in Islam, to come and join us.
424-A Long Ave.
Kelso, Washington 98626
The global Muslim community is facing difficult times. Hatred, partisanship, ignorance, and wanton violence has become all too common within our communities. Instead of reflecting patience, justice, and a noble character that are the true hallmarks of Islam, our faith is being manipulated for other people's selfish and evil desires. The Prophet Muhammad (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ) said: "I was only sent to perfect noble character." [Ahmad] and "Indeed, the best of you are those who are the best in character." [Tabaraani]Therefore, it is important that the Kelso Longview Islamic Community clearly state that we reject sectarianism (الطائفية), extremism (التطرف), and terrorism (الارهاب) in all of its forms. We strive to adhere to the fundamental principles of the Islamic faith as they are found in the Qur'an and Sunnah. Muslims are given two simple instructions: "O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger" [Qur'an 4:59]
To provide Qur'an and Sunnah based education, religious instruction, and practice to members of the Islamic faith.
To provide non-Muslims with education about the Islamic faith free from distortion.
To engage in charitable projects and support charitable organizations within the larger community of Kelso and Longview.
To participate in interfaith dialogue with local religious communities to foster better understanding and compassion.