College Park, Md. – The Dar-us-Salaam Community
Dar-us-Salaam is a developing Muslim community in College Park, Md. In 1995 an Islamic school was started with 26 students, which grew into a Muslim American community organization and neighborhood. The school has developed into a multi-grade institution with over 500 students. The community itself is unique because of its dedication to religious teachings and the migration of its residents to the area as a result of the school. In addition to the school the community now involves includes a grocery store, a medical clinic, a karate institute, and a center for Islamic resources. Dar-us-Salaam translates to “community of peace” and tries to incorporate teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah into everyday life.