Islamic Studies

Preparing fo Ramadan

In this intensive workshop, students will learn not only about the technical aspects of Ramadan, but also the spiritual meaning of this blessed month. We will explore the rules of fasting, including ways of maximizing its rewards. This class will also elaborate on one’s relationship with Allah and how to use Ramadan as a means of getting closer to Him. The basic rules of Zakat, celebrating Ramadan in Halal and meritorious ways, Eid and strengthening the community and brotherhood will also be discussed.

When: Saturday May 20th 1:45 – 6:00pm
Free Admission – Registration is Required

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Refreshments will be served
No children under 12 please.
Seminar held at 4 West 43rd St, Suite 416, New York, NY 10036

Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer began his formal Islamic Studies during college in Atlanta, Georgia with Ustadh Jamal Hysaw and Shaykh Muhammad Mendes. After graduation he traveled to Tarim, Yemen where he studied at the former Badr Institute and thereafter Dar Al Mustafa. Upon his return to the United States he continued his studies with local teachers including Shaykh Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Dr. Shadee El Masry, as well as teachers from Qibla (formerly known as Sunnipath). Ustadh Tariq has received ijaza in different texts in the subjects of Shafi’i Fiqh, Aqeedah, Hadith terminology, Shamaiil, as well as covered texts without ijaza in Hadith, Arabic, Mantiq, and Usul Fiqh.

Spring 2017 Semester

New Muslims Program
This 8 week course is an introduction to Islam for new Muslims that focuses on the basics of belief and practice, provides emotional support and offers practical advice to help with any issues they may encounter.
Starts: Saturday March 25, 1:15-4:00pm
*Cost: $50
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer


Meaningful Prayers
This 8 week course emphasizes the meanings and pronunciations of the words of prayer. Students will learn to focus and to connect with their Creator during both individual and group prayers.
Starts: Saturday March 25, 4:15-6:15pm
*Cost: $50 before Mar.12, $60 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer
Character Development
We are blessed to have standards outlined for us through the way of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, as to how to behave, treat others, and situate our hearts. In this 8 week course, we will cover many of these character traits and learn how to acquire them and practice them in our lives.
Starts: Sunday March 26, 12:00-2:00pm
*Cost: $60 before Mar.12 , $70 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadha Wajiha Khalil


Aqidah: Foundations of Faith
Learning the foundation of one’s faith is essential for every Muslim. This 8 week course will include the attributes and names of Allah, angels, Prophets, destiny, Day of Judgment, and the unseen. Students will gain a firm understanding of these creedal matters of Islam.
Starts: Saturday, March 25, 11:00am-1:00pm
*Cost: $60 before Mar. 12, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadh Meurad Osman


Alif Baa Taa
In this 8 week course, students will learn the Arabic alphabet in its written form and with proper pronunciation. By the end of this course, students will be able to read words and begin their journey towards understanding the Arabic language.
Starts: Sunday March 26, 2:15-4:15pm
*Cost: $100 before Mar.12, $110 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Muhammad Islam


Qur’an Recitation Circle
This 8 week course will focus on reciting the last 10 surahs of the Qur’an with tajwid. Although this circle will not detail the rules of tajwid, students will become familiar with proper recitation and will practice reciting the surahs properly to utilize during prayer. Students should be able to read Arabic and bring a copy of the Qur’an.
Starts: Sunday March 26, 4:30-5:30pm
*Cost: $50 before Mar. 12, $60 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Muhammad Islam



M.E.C.C.A. Kids

Qur’an Memorization
Memorizing the Qur’an has immense blessings, and it’s important for children to establish a relationship and love the Qur’an at a young age. During this 8 week course, students will focus on memorizing several short surahs of the Qur’an. They will also learn the background of each of these surahs, as well as the meaning.

Starts: Sunday March 26, 11:00-1:00pm
*Cost: $60 before Mar.12, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Mufti Fathi Alam


Loving the Prophet Muhammad
This 8 week course will focus on teaching students how to know and love the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. It will include a full curriculum art class, story time, and reflection circle. Students will also be guided through Kinesthetic activities to incorporate lessons from the Sirah in their lives.

Starts: Sunday March 26, 1:15-3:15pm
*Cost: $80 before Mar.12, $90 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadha Wajiha Khalil


All classes held at 4 West 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
Cost* includes class materials and refreshments
Financial aid is available for most courses.

General Enrichment

Ramadan at M.E.C.C.A.

Join us for a very special Ramadan program! Lecture topics include Tafsir, Rights of Family, Stories from the Sirah, Practicing Patience, Having Gratitude, Importance of Knowledge, Blessings of Ramadan, Significance of Time, and many other exciting and pertinent topics. May … Continue reading

Living Islam

Please join us for this month’s Living Islam gathering. Our monthly Living Islam gatherings create a time and place to explore the issues specific to entering into the faith of Islam. There may be cultural, experiential, or emotional challenges you … Continue reading

Brothers’ Gathering

A monthly gathering where brothers get together to discuss Islamic topics and current events. We will also talk about the science of self-purification and how to actually put into practice, step by step, the Islamic knowledge one has learned throughout … Continue reading

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