The two suspects appear to be in their late teens or early twenties, one black one white.
The incident happened just before 10 p.m. near the Dar al-Farooq mosque on Thursday.
At the scene, a 50-year-old man was found with a fractured shoulder.
He was later identified as Sheikh Mohamed Mukhtar a local leader at the mosque.
The mosques executive director, Mohamed Omar, said having to live in fear of an attack is a public health crisis for Muslims.
"Physical wounds can heal but the emotional wound and the loss of sense of safety and security is a permanent scar," Mohamed said.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on authorities to investigate the incident as a potentially bias-motivated crime.
This incident comes almost three years to the day of the mosque being bombed.