The Islamic Institute of Minnesot- IIM is a non-profit religious corporation serving Muslims in the State of Minnesota and surrounding areas regardless of color or place of origin. IIM emphasizes the value of diversity. Its efforts are targeted primarily towards serving Muslims growing and living in the United States. IIM was founded in 1993 with the philosophy of moderation in religion, strongly rejecting any extremism. IIM founded and operates three mosques in the Twin Cities area; Assalam Mosque in Maplewood, Burnsville Mosque in Burnsville, and Altawba Mosque in Eden Prairie. It also owns and operates an Islamic funeral Home in Burnsville, Maplewood and Columbia heights. For Islamic burials, IIM owns and operates two Islamic cemeteries; AlBaquee Cemetery in Roseville and Garden of Eden Cemetery in Burnsville.