Islamic Center of Buffalo – USA

Overall Rating11111
Activities and Programs for Mosque Members33333
Interaction with the Outside Community44444
Executive Committee or Board of Directors 33333
Ramadan Experience44444
Quality of Friday Khutbah33333

Islamic Center
40 Parker St.
Buffalo – New York – 14214
Phone: (716) 683-1840

To rank this mosque consider the following criteria for all categories:

1) Facilities

  • Main Hall (Prayer Hall)
  • Library
  • Mortuary (for the washing and storing of the deceased)
  • Community Hall (An all purpose hall used for different events)
  • Ladies’ Gallery (prayer area for female members)
  • Ablution Areas (Washrooms)
  • Dome and Minaret
  • Kitchen
  • Offices and Meeting Rooms
  • Elevator
  • Cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation
  • Furniture and equipments
  • Parking Lots

2) Activities and Programs for Mosque Members

  • Jum`ah Prayer and the Salah
  • Islamic study classes
  • Regular spiritual short talks
  • Arabic classes
  • Sisters’ activities or programs
  • Quran memorization or Tajweed classes
  • Youth activities or programs
  • New Muslim classes
  • Fitness or sports teams
  • Counseling services – marital, family, parenting or marriage counseling
  • Day care programs
  • workshops

3) Interaction with the Outside Community

  • Dawah programs to non-Muslims
  • School or church visits to present Islam
  • Efforts to write or call the media
  • Participation in interfaith dialogues or programs
  • Initiatives to write or call political leaders
  • Invitations for politicians to visit the mosque
  • Participation in social service projects
  • Prison or jail programs
  • Food pantry, soup kitchen, or collect food for the poor
  • Thrift store or collect clothes for the poor
  • Anti-drug or anti-crime programs in the neighborhood
  • Voter registration programs
  • Substance abuse programs

4) Imam

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Islam
  • High spirituality
  • Effective Communication Skills.
  • Interfaith relations skills
  • Dynamic personality and motivational speaker
  • Conflict prevention and resolution skills
  • Capacity to represent the Muslim community and speak to the media
  • Interaction manner that reflects positively on the Masjid
  • Self-conduct that fosters unity and a sense of inclusion among all members of the local Muslim community
  • counseling and guidance services available as needed

5) Executive Committee or Board of Directors

  • The Board of Directors is elected by a membership that represents the community that the organization serves
  • The Board of Directors involves all members of the mosque in identifying essential goals and developing procedures or strategies for reaching  those goals
  • The Board of Directors promotes the proper use of the mosque as an institution advocating Islamic principles and values
  • The Board of Directors organizes activities which are beneficial to Muslims
  • The Board of Directors enhances the awareness amongst Muslims residing within the mosque limits to work together towards improving their social, educational and religious life;
  • The Board of Directors fosters close relationship with other groups and grassroots organizations so as to promote inter-religious harmony and good citizenship through the spirit of self-help and cooperation; and
  • The Board of Directors attends to the general affairs of the mosque and keeps proper maintenance of the mosque under its management.
  • The Board of Directors has a realistic annual budget and a plan for achieving it.

6) Ramadan Experience:

  • Reciter of the Qur’an during Taraweeh prayers
  • Length of Taraweeh prayers
  • Spiritual short talks
  • Quality of the Iftar (fast breaking dinner)
  • Suhur (Pre-Dawn Meal)
  • Programs in the last ten nights of Ramadan
  • I`tikaf program (seclusion in the Mosque)
  • Laylatul-Qadr program (the Night of Decree)

7) Quality of Friday Khutbah

  • Was the goal of the speech clear?
  • Did the speaker have high-quality information?
  • Did the introduction gain attention and lead into the speech?
  • Were the main points clear, parallel, and in meaningful complete sentences?
  • Did transitions lead smoothly from one point to another?
  • Did the conclusion tie the speech together?
  • Was the language clear and vivid?
  • Did the speaker sound enthusiastic?
  • Did the speaker show sufficient vocal expressiveness?
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One Review for “Islamic Center of Buffalo – USA”

  1. Overall Rating11111
    Activities and Programs for Mosque Members33333
    Interaction with the Outside Community44444
    Executive Committee or Board of Directors 33333
    Ramadan Experience44444
    Quality of Friday Khutbah33333
    Anonymous Says:

    I think it’s sinful that Mdkabir Howlader is trying to open a slaughterhouse at 614 Broadway.I also think that the halal and kosher method of slaughter is very cruel.This is the great USA not your home town. Mdkabir wants to murder animals for the Muslim holidays. If that is the way Muslims celebrates their holidays with blood on their hands then it’s time you people go back where you came from. The USA don’t need a religion like that here. We are trying to end animal abuse and encourage people to be vegetarians. When in Rome, do what the Romans do. You are in the USA not your home town. Stop killing animals or go back to where you came from. We don’t want animal abusers here.

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