The Islamic Society of Cumberland was established by Muslims of the area in 1993. The same year, the Society purchased a house located at 4509 Innes road in Orleans and established a temporary Musallah. Thereafter, an adjacent house was purchased and the properties were re- zoned in 1997 to permit the use of the space as a place of worship (Mosque).
Ever since, the Muslim population of the area has steadily grown and will continue to grow. As a result, it became apparent that the old structure was not sufficient to meet the socio-religious needs of the community.
In 2004, a decision was made to build a new Masjid at the same location. Consequently, construction and design documents were submitted to the City and a building permit was issued in September 2007. After thorough search, the Shura (Executive Committee) decided to hire a very experienced Muslim contractor in December 2007 to build the Masjid. In July 2008, the society obtained the revised construction permit from the City of Ottawa and construction at the job site started in September 2008.
After almost 3 years of construction, Alhamdulillah the new Masjid opened its doors in July 2011 for all daily prayers including the Jumah, Taraweeh and Eid prayers.
The new Masjid provides a prayer hall for 700 people (500 men and 200 women), Islamic classes for 150 students, an Islamic library, a funeral facility and can be used as a center for religious events (Islamic Lectures etc).