The Muslim population of Memphis-Shelby County area has also grown tremendously over the past 30 years. More recently, there has been a major eastward population shift resulting in over half of Muslims now residing in the eastern suburbs of Memphis. As a result, the religious, social and civic needs of Muslims have expanded significantly. Despite the establishment of several mosques and other Islamic institutions the community as a whole, particularly women, youth and the Muslims residing in the east, remains underserved. The existing mosques are limited primarily to hosting regular prayers and are unable to offer the space and facilities to meet the needs of the entire family. The goal of the Memphis Islamic Center (MIC) is to fill this gap by establishing a Muslim family life center to meet the spiritual, social and civic needs of all Muslims.