Historical Timeline
1988 The Islamic Society of Corona/Norco (ISCN) is established to serve the Muslim community living and working in the area.
1990 ISCN formally incorporated as a religious, educational and non-profit organization
1991 With the generous support of the community, a small unit rented to hold ISCN activities & events
1994 To serve the needs of the growing Muslim community in Corona & Norco, ISCN moves to a 2,500-square-foot warehouse, signing a five-year lease.
1999 ISCN closes escrow on house and 2.31 acres of land located at 2461 S. Main Street in Corona, with the intention of removing existing structure and building a permanent Islamic Center.
1999 With the value of the Main Street property appreciating significantly, and a great increase in the number of Muslim families relocating to the Corona area, the ISCN Board of Directors decides to sell that property and becomes aware of four acres of flat land for sale located at 465 Santana Way in Corona. With easy access from the 15 & 91 Freeways and being adjacent to Corona's largest city park (and accompanying parking spaces), the property is deemed as the ideal spot for a permanent Islamic Center.
1999 ISCN leases an additional 2,500-square-foot warehouse on Harrington St. and extends the lease on the original unit for 18 months
2000 With the overwhelming support and generosity of the Muslim community, ISCN purchases the 4.3 acres property on Santana Way.
2001 The City Council approves and issues a building permit for ISCN.
2005 Phase I of the ISCN building project is completed, consisting of a multi-purpose room, classrooms, administrative offices, and restrooms/wudu areas for men & women. The multi-purpose room will temporarily serve as the main prayer hall, accommodating as many as 457 people, until the permanent Masjid is completed. Phase I also includes construction of the primary parking lot and associated landscaping, as required.
2007 Engineering plans are approved by the City and groundbreaking takes place on Phase II.
2009 Alhamdulillah, the one-story school building and basketball court, both a part of phase II, are completed.