A House Full of Light™ in the Heart of New York City.

The Muslim Education and Converts Center of America® (M.E.C.C.A.) is an educational non-profit organization located conveniently in the heart of New York City. Since our establishment in 2006, we continue to be one of the few institutions in the tri-state area dedicated to providing traditional Islamic education… [read more]


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Mecca to M.E.C.C.A.: Legacy of the Prophet ﷺ – Fundraiser 2017

A Bright Future for Islam in America

What do you envision for the future of Islam?

We envision a future rooted in our rich history, when Muslims were at the forefront of the arts and sciences, and the world looked to us for knowledge and guidance.

We look towards a future in which spirituality and sacred law are intertwined, extremism has withered away, and our sisters are leaders.

We envisage a future in which the ummah’s breathtaking diversity is properly represented, and our new Muslims are cared for and made to feel welcome as they are, wherever or whoever they are.

Would you like to be a part of this future? Then join us on December 2, 2017 as we celebrate Islam’s magnificent past and look ahead to a bright, promising future.

Keynote Speaker: Shaykh AbdulKarim Yahya
Nasheed performance by: Ghuydar Bashmaf
Qur’an Recitation by: Hafidh Mohammed Zahirul Islam

Date: December 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 10 :00 pm
Place: 4 West 43rd Street, NYC
Tickets: $100 before November 25, $120 thereafter




 To qualify, you must do the following:
  • Purchase your tickets BY NOVEMBER 24
  • Send an email to info@meccacenter.com
    and tell us how many children and their ages

Muslim Education and Converts Center of America (M.E.C.C.A.) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and support services to Muslim and non-Muslim communities with a special focus on new converts to Islam.

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Shaykh Ahmad Dabbagh

Shaykh Ahmad Dabbagh is a teacher of self-purification whose family lineage links back to Imam Hasan al Basri (rahimahullah)… [read more]

Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Habib Umar is the founder of Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim, Yemen and is a direct descendant of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ through Imam al-Husayn… [read more]

Adeyinka ‘Muhammad’ Mendes

Adeyinka ‘Muhammad Abdul-Haqq’ Mendes is the founding-director of SacredService for Freedom and Justice, an organization dedicated to building economies… [read more]

Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir is a co-founder, Board of Trustees, and Faculty member of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA. He was born in Berkeley, California and accepted Islam in 1977… [read more]

Photo courtesy of Pexels

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Muslim Education and Converts Center of America

4 West 43rd Street
Suite 416  (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

Phone: 1 (212) 354-4320
Email: info@meccacenter.com
Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday – Open for Weekend Classes.
Nearest Subways: B, D, F, M to 42nd St – Bryant Park;  7 to 5th Ave;  Q, N, R to 42nd St.

Board of Directors

Thomas M. Wilentz (Mohd Yusuf bin Abdullah) – President
NurAisha Samat – Treasurer
Hajira Ali – Secretary
Fatima Jilani – Center Coordinator
Zai Jawat Ali – Volunteer Coordinator
Khalid Abdul-Alim Gonçalves – Director of Outreach

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Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash