Imams Council of Greater Western New York

PO Box 373 – Ellicott Station
Buffalo, New York 14203-0373

A. Overview:
The Imams Council of Greater Western New York is the representative voice of Islamic leaders in Upstate New York. It is the second largest Consulting body of Islamic leaders in the state of New York. The largest such body in New York state is the Majlis Ash-Shura of Metropolitan New York (Islamic Leadership Council), which has more than seventy Islamic organizations participating.

B. Participation:
Invited to participate in the general Majlis meetings which meet at the various Masjid locations of its constituents, are Amir’s, Imams, Wazir’s, Presidents and/or Executive board members of authorized designees of Masaajid and Islamic organza tons.

C. Structure:
The Council consists of a Majlis ash-Shura (Consulting body) of representatives from various Masaajid and Islamic organizations and an Executive Committee. The Council had 10 regular meetings and one emergency meeting in this past calendar year. The Council changed its name from “Imams Council of Western New York” to “Imams Council of Greater Western New York” this year because of the new participation of Muslim leadership from the Rochester, NY area. Western New York includes only the eight counties of Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Allegany. The Rochester area which is located in Monroe county is now represented by Imam Shamshudin A. Hakim of Masjid in the city of Rochester who has attended our meetings and Imam Mohammed Shafiq of the Islamic Center of Rochester, NY who has not attended but expressed his support.

D. Officers:
Imam Yahye Omar Ameer/President
Sheikh Mohamed Ali Treasurer
Haj Dawoud Adeyola General Secretary
Imam Dr. Muhammad Agwa Fiqh Chairman
Imam Abdul Muqeet Choudry Secretary of Public Relation and Dawa.

E. General Functions of the Council
· Brotherly Advice and Conflict Resolution among Muslims
· Collecting Funds for Islamic Causes and Calamities
· Conducting Monthly Majlis ash-Shura Meetings
· Da’wah (Invitation to Islam)
· Imams Tours- Khutbas, Lectures & Seminars at Area Masaajid
· Issuing Legal Decisions on Islamic Matters
· News and Media Contacts on Islamic Concerns

Participant Masaajid and Organizations:
1) An-Noor Islamic Center & Masjid an-Noor
745 Heim Rd, Getzville, NY 14608
Contacts: Imam Nazim Mangera (716) 568-1013
Br. Husam Ghanim (716) 310-6160

2) Islamic Center of Medina
Medina, NY
Contact: Shaykh Ali Rashid (716) 898-8953

3) Islamic Center of Rochester
727 West Fall Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
Contact: Imam Dr. Muhammad Shafiq (716) 442-9924

4) Islamic Cultural Association of Niagara Falls
Masjid Taubah
1801 Pierce Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Contacts: Imam Dr. Muhammad S. Agwa (716) 310-0970
Sheikh TaHa (716) 990-8367

5) Islamic Cultural Association of Western New York & Masjid al-Iman
444 Connecticut St, Buffalo, NY 14213
Contacts: Br. Mohammad Iyoub (President) (716) 432-0233
Br. Osman Abdullah (Secretary) (716) 432-1110

6) Jaffarya Islamic Society
PO Box 258, Getzville, NY 14608
Contacts: Sheikh Ali Rasheed (716) 898-8953
Br. Mubarak Abdi (716) 713-3586
Dr. Shams Jaffri (716) 642-7373 (pager)

7) Masjid al-Huda (Lackawanna Islamic Mosque)
154 Wilkesbarre St, Lackawanna, NY 14218
Contacts: Mohammad Saleh (716) 823-4523
Muhammad al-Jami (716) 825-5265 / 400-6190
Ahmed Jamil (716) 823-3947 / 348-0363

8) Masjid Darus Salaam
75 East Parade St, Buffalo, NY  14211
Contact: Shaykh Haamid Abd-al-Azeem (716) 470-5921

9) Masjid Ezaldeen
PO Box 32, West Valley, NY
Contact: Haj Dawoud S. Adeyola (716) 536-6049

10) Masjid Juma
215 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213
Contacts: Imam Sulub Kahin (716) 563-2741
Sheikh Mohammad Osman (716) 882-4651

11) Masjid Nu’Man
1373 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14211
Contacts: Imam Fajri Ansari (716) 892-1332
ansarif@buffalostate.edu – Work
(716) 892-7762 – Work Fax

12) Masjid Taqwa
40 Parker Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
Contact: Br. Husam Ghanin (716) 316-6160

13) Masjid an-Nur
247 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Contact: Imam Shamsuddin A. Hakim (585) 647-4015 / (585) 305-6905

14) Masjid Zakariyya
182 Sobieski Ave, Buffalo, NY 14211
Contact: Imam Mansur Memon (716) 892-2606

15) Mussallah Salaam
343 Potomac Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213
Contacts: Shaykh Salim Ali (716) 602-1490
Awil Karshe (716) 602-1490
Imam Yahye Omar (716) 578-0735

16) Muslim Student Association at SUNY Buffalo
Contact: Br. Raqeeb (973) 623-7333

17) Markaz Masjid Buffalo
115 Woltz St, Buffalo, NY 14213
Contact: Imam Abdul Muqeet (716) 444 9038

18) Buffalo Islamic Community Center
Masjid Al-Ihsan
68 Grant St, Buffalo, NY 14213
Contacts: Imam Yahye Omar (716) 578-0735
Br. Ali Tahir Fadel (716) 348-4643

19) Muslim Public Affairs Council (WNY Chapter)
6343 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 14043
Contacts: Khalid J. Qazi (President) (716) 683-1840
Zaid Islam (Vice-President) (716) 316-1087

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