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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Help Keep the Prophet’s ﷺ Legacy Alive in NYC!

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ began his mission in Mecca over 1400 years ago. His light soon spread across the globe and now that light shines bright in the heart of New York City – at M.E.C.C.A.

Since 2006, the Muslim Education and Converts Center of America® has been humbly carrying on the Prophet’s ﷺ legacy by transmitting sacred knowledge to any and all who seek it. We have also been providing a critical support network for new Muslims so that they can feel welcome and learn their new faith at their own pace, without pressure and without feeling judged.

By the Mercy of Allah, our students have grown into confident, knowledgeable members of not only the Muslim community but of the greater American population as well. As a result, we have been able to build bridges between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities in American society, fostering greater tolerance and a deeper sense of understanding.

Help us keep the legacy of our beloved Prophet ﷺ alive by donating generously to our center. Your contributions are not only tax deductible but they will also weigh heavily on your scale of good deeds on the Day of Judgement.

Invest in our work today and together, we can build a bright, promising future for Islam in America – for ourselves, our children, and all those who will come after us, insha’ Allah.


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]

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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

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Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash