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. Our services provide Muslims with the support and knowledge they need and deserve in a nurturing and understanding environment. We encourage our students to become strong, knowledgeable members of the community so that they will make positive contributions to our faith and society as a whole.
Our mission is threefold:
- To serve new Muslims by providing them with the sound education necessary for practicing their chosen faith, as well as giving them a strong support system and a welcoming environment required to truly make their transition easier and comfortable.
- To build bridges between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities in American society, fostering tolerance and a sense of understanding.
- To provide traditional Islamic education through qualified teachers – something that has become very difficult to find.
Our work is not only rewarding, but also extremely important because it is an obligation on the Muslim community. We work hard to fulfill the fard al-kifayah (communal obligation) by ensuring that all students – born Muslim, new Muslim, and non-Muslim –receive sound knowledge from competent teachers who are proficient in their respective subjects and are also truly devoted to M.E.C.C.A. and its students.
It is essential for students to learn sacred knowledge. But, it is also important for them to learn and understand the beauty of our illustrious tradition. We are sincerely dedicated to reviving traditional Islamic learning and teaching our students the importance of sacred knowledge and its incredible resplendence.
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