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Welcome to the Islamic Center of Long Island

ICLI History & Beyond

The need for the Islamic Center of Long Island grew out of the concerns of a small group of Muslim families on Long Island, mostly immigrants who settled in Nassau County, New York in the early 70s. The desire to preserve their Religious and Ethnic identity lead to the conception of the Islamic Center of Long Island (ICLI).

The property was purchased in 1984, and the donations for the purchase of land and the building came from private donations. The initial property was a small two-story house with an adjoining piece of land.

The small house on the property was altered for the Quranic instructions and spiritual needs of children and adults. The first Jumma (Friday Congregational Prayer) had three adults and the weekend school had 15 to 20 children. The first expansion of the center was started in 1989 and completed in 1991. This expansion added a prayer hall for men and women, instructional classrooms, library and offices, an area of 10,000 square feet with a cost of two million dollars, Alhamdulillah.

The services that ICLI was providing are tailored to the spiritual needs of all age groups. Some of the community programs at ICLI are; A vibrant and busy Sunday School with about 400 students from KG to 12 grade, IC kids 3 to 5 years old, sisters Halaka, Adult Quranic education, Hifz classes, girls scouts, boys and girls basketball leagues, Salaam group for recent reverts to Islam, Interfaith seminars and Speakers’ Bureau, Matrimonial counseling and services, and funeral arrangements for Islamic Burial.

Through its interfaith initiatives, ICLI has been a steady force of resistance against Islamophobia and dispelling stereotypes against Islam and Muslims. The Islamic Center of Long Island has a proud history of interfaith work and initiatives to a level of distinction, which delivers the message of universalism brought by all the Prophets and Messengers of God. In October 2015, Dr. Faroque Khan, a founding member and an interfaith maverick at ICLI established the Interfaith Institute of Islamic Center of Long Island.

Executive Director of ICLI


Mufti Farhan is a local scholar who works with various Masjids & organizations throughout Nassau County, Queens and Brooklyn. He left after high school at an early age to Pakistan where he studied at Binoria International Islamic University earning a PhD in Islamic Fiqh. He has specialized in legal rulings, Islamic theology, Islamic economics and astronomy. He also serves as the director of Children of Adam, an organization that is shaping the way of the youth. READ MORE……

Board of Trustees of ICLI

Dr. Fakhiuddin Ahmed

Mr. Habeeb Ahmed

Dr. Irfan Amin

Mr. Karl Ashmawy

Dr. Ennaji Benhammou

Ms. Zainab Bey

Dr. Safdar Chadda

Dr. Isma H. Chaudhry

Dr. Rania Elbaz

Mr. Nasir Farooqi

Mrs. Safura Gangat

Dr. Altaf Khan

Dr. Faroque A. Khan

Mr. Mohammed Mahmoud

Mr. Nazir Mir

Dr. Ali Mohyuddin

Mr. Javed Munawar

Mr. Rizwan Qureshi

Mrs. Seema Rahman

Mr. Sajid Shah

Mr. Waheed Siddiqui

Mr. Faisal Zakaria

Dr. Kausar Zaman

Dr. Qamar Zaman



Dr. Jamil Khan

Mr. Ahmed Khanzada

Mr. Ishan Khwaja

Mr. Shahid Satti

Mr. Ammad Sheikh

Mrs. Farheen Yahiya



Mr. Michael Balboni

Executive Committee of ICLI

Mr. Habeeb Ahmed

Mr. Habeeb Ahmed

Board of Trustees - Chairperson
Mr. Amin Khwaja

Mr. Amin Khwaja

Executive Committee - President
Dr. Tanveer Mir

Dr. Tanveer Mir

Executive Committee - President Elect
Mr. Mohammad Rashid

Mr. Mohammad Rashid

Executive Committee - 1st Vice President
Dr. Naz Daniyal Khan

Dr. Naz Daniyal Khan

Executive Committee - Vice President
Mr. Mohammad Moiz

Mr. Mohammad Moiz

Executive Committee - Treasurer
Mr. Mohammed Moizuddin

Mr. Mohammed Moizuddin

Executive Committee - General Secretary
Mr. Imran Zaidi

Mr. Imran Zaidi

Executive Committee - Joint Secretary