Masjid Al-Nur is the center of religious, educational and social activities for the Muslim community in Olympia, capital of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. During the early part of '80s members of Cham Muslim community from Cambodia relocated here and established a temporary structure that has served well beyond its time and capacity. The Cham community donated a 2-acre piece of prime real estate to build a more permanent Islamic Center to serve the growing needs of the greater Olympia area and vicinity. During the past few years, the community has attracted Muslims from many other ethnic groups including a growing number of new Muslims. This rapidly growing community now has an urgent need for a larger, more permanent facility, which is currently under construction.