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Needs Assessment Report

Needs Assessment Report

This study is a needs assessment of those mosques that are associated with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and/or the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). The general purpose of any needs assessment is to determine the strengths, weaknesses, priorities and needs of an institution, and based on the results to make recommendations for strengthening and growing that institution. The goal, therefore, of this needs assessment is to understand mosques in order to propose recommendations for developing mosques. ISNA and NAIT see this study as the first step in their efforts to make mosque development a top priority for themselves and the American Muslim community. Thus, this study was commissioned by ISNA and NAIT to begin the process of better serving mosques by providing support and guidance. More reading …

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  1. How many masjids in the Sates, more or less, are not associated with ISNA and/or NAIT?

    • In 2011 we counted 2106 masjids. For the Needs Assessment we identified 331 masjids as being associated with ISNA so that represents 16% of all masjids. Accordingly, there are 1775 masjids that are not associated with ISNA.

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