Vision & Mission
Our vision is to see a world of God consciousness, respect, dignity and justice.
Our mission is to Serve, Educate and Inspire.
We are people who will always strive to:
•Live by the teachings of the Quran & the ‘Messengers’ sayings & actions
•Demonstrate selflessness, integrity, truthfulness, forgiveness, humility& modesty
•Treat each other and all people with respect, fairness and justice
•Continually acquire knowledge, learn and improve ourselves and help others to do the same
•Take responsibility, work as a team, build relationships and partnerships based on doing the right thing
•Have energy, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead
•Be accountable to each other, continually remember death, and fearing final accountability to Allah.
Our aims are to:
•Focus on the needs of the diverse Muslim community whilst ensuring services are open to all.
•Meet the needs of the local community by promoting health, education and employment opportunities.
•Provide Muslims and non-Muslims with the opportunity to learn and understand Islam, through dialogue, discussion and social interaction.
•Contribute to the social, cultural, spiritual and economic enhancement of the whole community, through policy and strategy development and service.
Serving the Community, Working in Partnership
The Darussalaam Masjid is in the heart of Queens, a diverse borough with a rich history, and home to the US largest Muslim community. It is our belief that our primary concern should be to serve the needs of the local community and to work towards the common good. In recent years there have been noticeable improvements in new York in education, health provision, environment, and community cohesion. Our partnerships with New York city Council, the NYPD and many others have helped us to contribute towards these improvements. This builds on the very foundation of the mosque: a coming together of distinguished Muslims and non-Muslims to create London’s first mosque.
Promoting Tolerance and Opposing Extremism
The Darussalaam Masjid works actively to promote tolerance and understanding. Along with all the local mosques, We enjoy excellent interfaith relations – our center is physically joined to the neighboring synagogue – and the strength of these relationships has stood us all in good stead during the difficulties of recent years. Just a few years ago we organized a national conference on religious tolerance with representation from all the major faiths. Several times each year we open the doors of the mosque and center, inviting people to visit and view an exhibition about Islam and Muslims.
Our Honorable Imam Mo.Mukit and community people encourage constructive engagement in society and a rejection of extremism in all its forms. We unequivocally reject all terrorism. During the rise of extremist groups in the 1990s, who spurned cooperation with others and denounced participation in the democratic process, the Darussalaam Masjid stood firm against this distortion of Muslim beliefs and prevented them from using the mosque as a platform for promoting their views. We advise worshippers to ensure they are registered to vote and to take part in local and national elections.
Youth and Women: Encouraging Participation
The Darussalaam Masjid offers a range of services that enable young people and women to engage in a positive and safe environment. We have one of the youngest congregations in the US, with increasing numbers of youth actively engaging in programmes of learning and recreation, dealing with issues of anti-social behavior, drugs, extremism and gang culture. The fitness center and the youth lounge provide young people the ‘space’ to meet and take part.
Facilities are provided to allow women to access relevant services in a culturally sensitive environment, including counseling services, special events, social support, training and fitness; some of these activities are offered in partnership with local community organizations. The ethos of the Darussalaam Masjid is to provide choice and to empower sections of our community who may feel isolated from mainstream services.