The Islamic Center will be hosting Iftar dinners every weeknight of Ramadan at 238 Thompson St., 4th floor (map and directions included here). Iftar is the meal eaten after sunset during Ramadan to break the day’s fast.  The IC offers this service free and it is open to the community. You can volunteer your time or donate to sponsor an iftar.


Following Iftar dinners, the Islamic Center will be conducting Taraweeh prayers in congregation after Isha prayer.  Taraweeh prayers are prayed during each night of the month of Ramadan and are not compulsory, but highly recommended to be performed.

Taraweeh Prayer Reciters:                                                   

Hafidh Ismail “Calligrafist” Sayeed


Hafidh Ismail “Calligrafist: Sayeed, born in New York City to Sabra Amira and Asad Sayeed. began his Quranic/Islamic studies at a very young age.

Ismail Completed His Memorization of The Quran in Trinidad & Tobago at Jamia-Madinatul-Uloom [University of Islamic knowledge] at The Age of 17, After a Year and a Half in The School.
Ismail became the first American student to graduate from the school. Ismail served as an assistant and full-time Imam for a year at Jama Masjid in Port of Spain, the capitol city of Trinidad & Tobago.
Ismail currently works as the Assistant Imam at The Muslim Center of Manhattan. He is an Entrepreneur [Calligrapher, Designer, Artist, Photographer, and Blogger] and he’s CEO x Creator of the Art Based Company “Calligrafy“ and is Very active in The New York Community Religiously and Otherwise.
Ebadur Rahman Bio Pic

Hafidh Ebadur Rahman


       Hafidh Ebadur Rahman, born and raised in New York City, completed his memorization of the Qur’an at the age of 15. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School, Ebad completed the four year Zaytuna Institute pilot seminary program and a B.A. at the Gallatin School at NYU with a concentration on Islam in America. This fall, God willing, he will be starting a Ph.D. program in Religion at Columbia University. Ebad has shared in leading the taraweeh prayers at the IC with Hafiz Ismail for the last two years.




Date and Time:

Every weeknight from June 27th until the last day of Ramadan at Sunset


The Islamic Center at NYU


Amongst the many services offered by the Islamic Center at NYU is a weekly jummah prayer open to everyone: men and women, students and non-students, and NYU and non-NYU individuals.

Jummah is held every Friday at the Islamic Center located at 238 Thompson St., 5th floor. Services start at 1:30pm and conclude around 2pm, inshallah. The first adhan is given at 1:15pm.

Please note that a Government Issued ID is required to access the building. Allow for extra time for this process when visiting the IC.

One Response to “Services”
  1. abdul says:

    I missed that the services are held ONLY during the weekdays and showed up there looking lost lol… so just a heads up if there are others out there like me that overlooked that part

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