The Islamic Center of North Louisiana (ICNL) was established in 1988 (1410 AH) as a nonprofit, religious organization. Services provided by the ICNL include Jumah and other congregational prayers, Ramadan iftaars and Taraweeh, Sunday school, Eid programs, picnics, camping trips, and educational lectures. The Center serves the Muslim community of North Louisiana. The Center's members come from many ethnic groups and represent Muslims from all over the world.
Nestled among the rolling piney hills of Northern Louisiana, Ruston, with a down-home atmosphere coupled with the educational impact of nationally recognized universities and the state's lowest unemployment rate, is one of the best small cities in the nation. Located on Interstate 20 just 30 miles west of Monroe and 70 miles east of Shreveport, Ruston is home to some 22,000 residents. Growing numbers of families are moving to Ruston for a variety of reasons. There are many newcomers to the area, and the city has a deep history, marked by the continued improvement and upkeep of downtown Ruston.