Masjid Baitul Mukarram, Astoria

Masjid Baitul Mukarram, Astoria
Masjid Baitul Mukarram, Astoria
22-21, 33 Street, Long Island City, NY 11105

Masjid Baitul Mukarram, Astoria (also known as Astoria Islamic Center, Inc.) is a mosque built by Bangladeshi community in New York. In addition to the daily 5 prayers, it runs weekend school, weekly Tafseerul Quran program, women’s taleem, adult Quran learning program, and a monthly lecture/seminar on a particular topic. Assistance on Islamic burial services are also provided. Weekend and summer school for Islamic learning are conducted with minimal fee.

Activities of Masjid Baitul Mukarram:

1. Tafseer-ul-Quran

  • Is held every Saturday after Maghrib prayer
  • Highly qualified Imam, Abdullah Kamal, graduated from Al-Azhar University, gives lectures in detail, based on Quran and Hadith in four different languages: Bangla, English, Urdu, and Arabic

2. Free Quran class for male adults

  • Is held every Wednesday after Maghrib prayer teaching Quran with Tajweed rules
  • Class is taught by the Imam
  • The Imam gives his undivided attention to the class, in order to make sure Quran is learned correctly

3. Sisters’ program

  • Held twice in a month, on Tuesday at 12 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.
  • Sisters learn Quran with tajweed, meaning and discuss hadith
  • Taught by a sister qualified in Islamic education

4. Free family and matrimonial counseling

  • Imam gives advice in choosing a partner in order to have a peaceful and Islamic family life

5. Khatm-e-tarawi in the month of Ramadan

  • The Quran is recited during tarawi from the beginning to the end in Ramadan
  • Iftar arrangements are made by muslims of the community during the month of Ramadan in the masjid. Everyday, about 90-100 people attend Iftar and Maghrib prayer.


President: Mahbubur Rahman
General Secretary: M. A. Mognie
Treasurer: Mizanur Rahman
Organizing Secretary: Abdul Jalil
Executive Members: Helal Khondoker, Md. Mohsin, Moniruz Zaman, Wajed Ali, Ahmed Niazi, Fazlul Haque Chowdhury.

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New York, USA