Masjid al-Islamâ€™s website says it is â€œa model community for humanity, and a beacon of Islamic guidance for southern New England.â€
The mosque was founded by the radical Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna College. He served as Masjid al-Islamâ€™s imam from 1988 to 1994 and again from 2001 to 2003.
 â€œMission & Vision,â€ Masjid al-Islam website, https://www.masjidalislam.net/about-us/mission-a-vision
 â€œAbout Imam Zaid Shakir,â€ New Islamic Directions, https://www.newislamicdirections.com/nid/about/