The Islamic Society of the Seacoast Area (ISSA) is located sixty miles north of Boston, MA, nestled in the beautiful towns along the Atlantic Ocean coastline of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. The Society was formed in 1994 and incorporated in 1997 under ISNA (the Islamic Society of North America). In 2004, ISSA was officially registered with the state of New Hampshire as an independent and non-profit organization. We first gathered in Durham, then bought a Masjid in Dover, and as we have continued to grow, masha'Allah, we moved in 2023 to our community's new home: Portsmouth Mosque. The beautiful structure was built in 1964 as a parish house and run by the North Church of Portsmouth up until the pandemic, after which it was sold to ISSA, continuing its legacy as a house of worship, thus becoming our answered prayer and dedicated place of striving, alhamdulillah.

The aim and purpose of ISSA is to serve the interests of the Muslim community in the New Hampshire Seacoast Area and Southern Maine. Toward this end insha'Allah, ISSA shall offer religious and community services while abiding by public principles.

Religious Services

Community Services

Public Principles