Diyanet Center of America is an organization dedicated to providing religious and social services to Turkish people and all Muslims living in the United States. It is the assumed business name of Turkish American Community Center Inc. (TACC), a non-profit organization which was founded by the local Turkish community in 1993 in Lanham, Maryland. Since becoming residents in Prince George’s County, TACC has worked towards uniting the Turkish-American community by providing a worship center, strengthening the relations between Turkish people and the American society and providing a cultural home for the Turkish people.
TACC has recently completed a $110 million dollar expansion and development of its Lanham, MD campus. The result is a small village that will be an important cultural hub for all visitors and residents of Washington DC area. Diyanet Center of America will be home to most impressive examples of Islamic architecture in the western hemisphere.
Diyanet Center of America receives its major support from Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), an institution of the Turkish Government. Diyanet Center of America’s administrative staff and religious workers are selected by Diyanet which is one of the most established and prestigious institutions of Republic of Turkey. Diyanet’s mission is to promote the understanding of Islam in Turkey and the world at large. It also provides religious services to public and makes critical decisions on religious matters through its highly qualified scholars by considering the basic Islamic information sources and sound methodology of Islam, as well as historical experiences and the demands and requirements of modern life. Diyanet has achieved a sustained international reputation and its religious leaders have been listed among most influential Muslims in the world.