Muslim presence in the Niagara region can be traced back to the early 1960s. As time went on, these early Muslims realized the need to preserve their cultural heritage and Islamic identity. Some of them took turns hosting social and religious functions at their homes. As the number of Muslims grew in the late 1970s and early 1980s, community members saw the need to build their first place of worship. With generous donations from Muslim families, a mosque was built in 1984 on Lyons Creek Rd. in Niagara Falls.