Since 1971, the IANS has been maintaining the Truro masjid and cemetery. The cemetery was already in existence prior to the establishment of the masjid. There was already a small Syrian Muslim cemetery, established in May 1944, located on Bible Hill Road in Truro, Nova Scotia. The cemetery was owned and maintained by the Muslim settlers who had immigrated from Syria and Lebanon, settled around the Truro, New Glasgow, and Pictou areas in the early part of the twentieth century. The second generation Muslims of these settlers became members of the IAMP (IANS). They took an active role in making the IAMP the parent organization for Muslims.
It was through their initiative and cooperation that from 1968 to 1970, the IAMP was able to buy additional land around the existing Syrian Muslim cemetery in Truro, which was just about to run out of space. Thereafter, in 1971, the IAMP built another small masjid in Truro on the newly acquired land, which was contiguous to the existing cemetery, so the funeral prayers and other religious activities could be undertaken there. This masjid has now become populated with all five prayers, including jumma, occurring regularly.
Friday Prayer Time: 13:30
Address: 533 Pictou Rd, Truro, NS B2N 2V2
Detail: It is part of our The Islamic Association of Nova Scotia (IANS). For more details, please contact us.