About our Community


 In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته


Who Are We?
Islamic Association of Finger Lakes (IAFL) is a non-profit, Tax-exempt religious, social, cultural and educational organization dedicated to educating the community about Islam and Muslims and to presenting an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public.  In offering that perspective, IAFL seeks to present an alternative to generalizations and stereotyping and to build bridges of understanding with its neighbors.  We believe that every person has the right to the truth and to the right information on the basis of which he/she can reach at a sensible conclusion.
IAFL – a multi-cultural center – is housed in a former Fire-Station Building and serves a community of Muslims of all ages from a dozen nationalities. Prior to acquiring this building in 1978, Muslims of this area used to meet for their Friday Prayers in a church in Corning.  For the bigger celebration of Eid, Muslims had to travel to other cities to find a place of worship, and would often gather in private homes.
Now the center has a full time Imam and is open for the five daily prayers, as well as Jumu’ah prayers on Friday afternoons, and other religious and social gatherings, the largest of which are the two Eids.
Committed to Islamic education for young and old alike, the center offers classes of Islamic studies on the weekends and couple of week nights.  Also lectures by outside speakers on current issues of concern to Muslims in America and abroad are held to benefit the community.
Social outreach has been an integral part of this community from the beginning.  It hosts, and participates in, many interfaith activities.  It also caters to the needs of the community in the areas of Youth Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Funeral and Burial Services, as well as social counseling to Muslims and non-Muslims, etc.
We can be reached at:
IAFL, 62 Main St., Big Flats, NY 14814 Phone: (Off) 607-562-3869   Study: (607) 731-3858  Email: IAFLCENTER@GMAIL.COM
Imam/Director: M. Zaman Marwat, Ph. D