(718) 460-3000
Muslim Center of New York 137-58 Geranium Ave Flushing, NY 11355

About Us


In May of 1975, a few brothers gathered together to establish weekly Islamic School and a Mosque for the gorwing Muslim Community in the Flushing area. Alhdamdulillah (Praise be to God), Muslim Center has completed over thrity six years of it’s community services.

With a humble beginning in a rented apartment at 41st Avenue in Flushing, the Muslim Center came into existence. The Muslim Organization of North America appointed Brother Mohammad Tariq Sherwani as the first administrator of the Center, and three other brothers as Advisors. The first general body meeting was held on the first Sunday of November 1975. It was decided to incorporate the Center so that it may function independently.

We acknowledge and appreciate the dedication and commitment of all the office bearer of the Board of Trustees & Executive Committee of the Muslim Center since its inception and pray to Allah T’ala to reward them and their families immensely here as well as in the hereafter.



Current Leadership

Board of Trustees & Executive Committee Members (Current as of March 2014):

  • Farook G. Begawala
  • Syed Adnan Bukhari
  • Dr. M. Iqbal Shaikh
  • Manzar Karim
  • Syed Farrukh Zaidi
  • Mohamed Ansari Saleh
  • Mamnoon A. Marghoob
  • Baha Aldin Atassi
  • Khurshid A. Khan
  • Syed Aftab Ibrahimi
  • Saleem Mohammad Syed
  • Mohammad Ashraf Younus
  • Sanaullah Hameed
  • Azher Gillani
  • Yusuf Buccellato
  • Benyahya Abdelghani
  • Faisal Akhtar


First Elected members

On the first Sunday of January 1976, the first Executive Board was elected with the following 13 members:

  • Syed Anwer Hussain, President
  • Anis Ahmed Baig, Vice President
  • Mohammad Tariq Sherwani, Secretary
  • Syed Mobin Ahmad, Treasurer
  • M. Shamsheer Ali Baig
  • Ebrahim S. Lunat
  • Syed Shahid Ali
  • Mohammad Haider Imam
  • Mozaffar Hussain
  • Muzaffar Qureshi
  • Kamal Ahmad Khan
  • Mumtaz H. Khan
  • Muhammad Hussain

Who We Are

Muslim Center of New York is a 501(c) religious organization in the heart of Flushing, Queens- a community of believers adhering to the Qur’an and the life traditions of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing Be Upon Him).

  • Daily Prayers & Friday Congregation
  • Extended Hours & Taraweeh Congregation in Ramadan
  • 2nd Taraweeh on 3rd Floor lead by new huffaz
  • Daurah e Terjumanul Qur’an (Translation & Explanation of Qur’an)
  • Eidain Congregational Prayer
  • Elementary & Junior High School
  • Full Time Hifz Program
  • Sunday Islamic School
  • Daily Afternoon Qur’anic School
  • Four-Week Summer Program
  • Qur’anic and Hadith Sessions
  • Adult Qur’anic Classes (Brothers)
  • Adults Qur’anic Classes (Sisters) – Monday from 10:00AM to 1:00PM
  • Annual Qira’at Competition
  • Counseling Services
  • Financial Assistance
  • Community Iftars & Dinners
  • Publications on Special Occasions
  • Monthly Newsletter & Salat Schedule
  • Matrimonial Services & Nikah Registration
  • Salatul Janazah & Buril Arrangements
  • Venue Renta
  • Open Masjid Program for Neighbors
  • Special Seminars & Conferences
  • Community Gatherings
  • Family Education & Dawah Program
  • Library & Reading Room