Hillside Islamic Center, Jamaica Muslim Center, and Masjid At-Taqwa Receive Community Achievement Award from Zakat Foundation

The Zakat Foundation of America awarded the Community Achievement Award to 25 organizations in New York. These organizations were recognized for their exceptional contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic and global natural disasters. The event, called ‘Quran Night and Community Achievement Award,’ was held at the Hillside Islamic Center. Imran Ansary and Ibrahim Aldardaswi presented the awards. Halil Demir, Kalim Hussein, and Dr. Siddiqur Rahman also spoke at the event. Halil Demir emphasized the importance of assisting those in need to establish a just society.

The American Muslim community has demonstrated charitable actions. United Nations organizations are considering zakat’s contribution. The Zakat Foundation received praise for its role in helping flood-affected individuals in Pakistan. Dr. Siddiqur Rahman expressed joy in the involvement of the Jamaica Muslim Center. The organizations receiving the award include Hillside Islamic Center, Masjid At-Taqwa, and others. The Zakat Foundation of America is a non-profit organization based in Chicago, working on humanitarian assistance and poverty alleviation.

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Hillside Islamic Center

Hillside Islamic Center in New York has a rich history dating back to its establishment in the early 2000s. Prior to that, Muslims in New Hyde Park and the surrounding areas would gather at various locations for prayers and religious activities.

In 2002, a committee was formed with the goal of serving the local Muslim community. The committee consisted of dedicated individuals such as Abdul Aziz Bhuiyan, Abdul Basir Kazi, Imtiaz Rahi, Dr. Iqbal Jangda, and Saleem Tatari. It was during this time that the name “Hillside Islamic Center” (HIC) was proposed by Abdul Basir Kazi and unanimously agreed upon by the board members.

The center initially conducted children’s classes and Jumu’ah prayers in the basement of Arshy Grocery on Hillside Ave, owned by Brother Khwaja Naeem. Subsequently, the center moved its activities, including Jumu’ah prayers and children’s classes, to Elk’s Lodge located at 901 Lakeville Road.

As the center continued to grow and serve the community, it officially filed its name with the New York Department of State’s Division of Corporations, State Records, and Uniform Commercial Code. This marked an important milestone in the center’s development, solidifying its presence and commitment to the local Muslim community.

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Jamaica Muslim Center

Jamaica Muslim Center

Masjid Al-Mamoor, also called Jamaica Muslim Center, is a significant Muslim establishment in Jamaica, New York. Founded in 1976 by Bangladeshi Americans, it serves as a mosque, school, and community gathering place. Jamaica Muslim Center is a non-profit, independent organization promoting Islamic awareness and socio-economic welfare in Jamaica. 

Masjid At-Taqwa

Masjid At-Taqwa

Masjid At-Taqwa, led by Imam Siraj Wahhaj, is a prominent mosque located in Brooklyn, New York. It was founded in 1981 and has since played a vital role in serving the local community. The mosque provides a place for daily prayers, Friday sermons, and religious education for children and adults. Additionally, Masjid At-Taqwa offers various community services, including food drives, counseling, and outreach programs. The mosque has been instrumental in promoting Islamic values, fostering unity, and addressing the needs of Muslims and non-Muslims alike in the Brooklyn area.

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