Islamic Center Northern Virginia Jami'a Masjid
Fairfax, United States
The Islamic Center Northern Virginia Trust (ICNVT) was founded on December 4, 1981. In the mid-1980s the ICNVT purchased land on Shirley Gate Road in Fairfax, and in 2007 the current Jami'a Masjid was constructed. In plan the masjid consists of two sections: a square building topped with a bulbous white dome, with a long rectangular section joined to its northwestern corner. The sections of the building form a courtyard enclosed on two sides, with double-level covered walkways facing the courtyard. The masjid is two stories with a basement and is nearly 19,000 sq. ft.

Inside, the prayer hall is illuminated by a series of pointed arch windows and a row of clerestory windows. The large mihrab is framed by a band of mother-of-pearl ornament and topped by a mother-of-pearl inscription panel. There is a screenrf balcony at the rear of the prayer hall for women. The Center also houses an Islamic Sunday school and the Noorani Learning Center.


Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration's Real Estate Assessment Information Site. Accessed May 11, 2015.

Islamic Center Northern Virginia Trust. "About Us." Accessed via the Internet Archive WayBack Machine, May 11, 2015.

Islamic Center Northern Virginia Trust website. Accessed May 11, 2015.

4420 Shirley Gate Rd, Fairfax, United States
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