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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Fall 2017 Courses

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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.

Start Date: Sunday, September 24
Time: 2:15 p.m. – 4:15pm
*Cost: $100 before Sept 12, $110 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Muhammad Zahirul Islam
Ages: 12+

*Scholarships are available for this course. To apply, please email info@meccacenter.com.

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Arabic 1

During this 8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of the Arabic language by focusing on building vocabulary, improving reading skills, basic grammar and simple conversation. Prerequisite: Introduction to Arabic or its equivalent.

Start Date: Sunday, September 24
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
*Cost: $100 before Sept. 12, $110 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Muhammad Zahirul Islam
Ages: 12+

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Faith First

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.

Start Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
*Cost: $60 before September 12, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadh Meurad Osman
Ages: 12+

*Cost includes class materials and refreshments. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Meaningful Prayers

This 8 week course will bring students closer to their Creator, insha’ Allah, through emphasis and reflection upon the meaning and pronunciation of the words of prayer. Students will learn to develop focus and khushoo’ (humility) so that they can connect with their Creator during both individual and group prayers.

Start Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
*Cost: $50 before September 12, $60 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer
Ages: 12+

*Scholarships are available for this course. To apply, please email info@meccacenter.com.

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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.

Start Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
*Cost: $60 before September 12, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Mufti Fathi Alam
Ages: 6 to 11

*Scholarships are available for this course. To apply, please email info@meccacenter.com.

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Muslim Manners (Adab)

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.

Start Date: Sunday, September 24
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
*Cost: $60 before September 12 , $70 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadha Wajiha Khalil
Ages: 12+

*Cost includes class materials and refreshments. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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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.

Start Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Cost: $50
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer
Ages: 12+

*Scholarships are available for this course. To apply, please email info@meccacenter.com.

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Quest For Virtuous Character

For over 900 years, Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum ad-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences) has been the spiritual ocean from which Muslims across the globe have derived their religious sustenance. This class will cover a unique compendium composed by Habib Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Haddad, which he wrote to help this spiritual ocean wash onto the shores of the modern age. As a very special blessing, this class will be taught by the author’s granddaughter who has studied the book thoroughly and received ‘ijaza in it.

Date: TBA
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per session
Teacher: Ustadha Shareefa Maryam As-Saqqaf
Ages: 12+
Open to sisters only

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All classes held at 4 West 43rd St, New York, NY 10036


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Endorsements

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]


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Contact

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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