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Interfaith Institute of the Islamic Center of Long Island

Brief Background

The Islamic Center of Long Island, since its establishment in 1984 in Westbury, Long Island has developed into one of the most progressive and well known Islamic centers in USA.

The Vision

Be a center of excellence for developing and sustaining a progressive, vibrant Interfaith community and a nurturing environment for the society at large.

The Mission

Engage Muslims and members of other faiths by promoting values and teachings of Islam and other faiths and to advocate /promote inter-faith harmony in a multicultural environment in accordance with the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah.




Institute Launch

-The Interfaith Institute was formally introduced to the community with Prof John Andrew Morrow as the keynote speaker. This event was well attended and received extensive coverage in print and TV media— Newsday-Oct 24th 2015 and Oct 25th 2015. Prof. Morrow is the author of a book—Covenants of Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of his time.

Looking Ahead

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Raise the awareness of the Muslim community about the importance of Interfaith work with an informative article/ brochure, dedicated khutbah and regular sessions at the Sunday adult education program.

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Design training for teachers about themes related to interfaith work such as the expression of more positive ideas about all religions.

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Encourage more positive attitudes toward interacting peacefully with members of the other religions.

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A hub for theological exchange, where specialists seek to deepen their understanding of their respective religious heritages, and to appreciate each other’s spiritual values.

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Publication for a scholarly journal for interfaith engagement. It will be the first of its kind from an institute affiliated with a vibrant Islamic Center.

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Exchange visitors program where the Interfaith Institute will invite scholars and researchers to enhance interfaith initiatives.

some important facts

35 Board Members
30 + Years of Work
18000 + Sq. Foot Structure
1000 +
Attendees

Board Members

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Dr. UNNI MOOPPAN

Dr. UNNI MOOPPAN

ICLI Board of Trustees unnimoopan@att.net
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MOHAMMED SOHAIL NABI

MOHAMMED SOHAIL NABI

Member ICLI msanabi@yahoo.com
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PROF. MARJANEH ISSAPOUR

PROF. MARJANEH ISSAPOUR

SUNY Farmingdale issapom@yahoo.com
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Dr. FAROQUE AHMAD KHAN

Dr. FAROQUE AHMAD KHAN

ICLI Board of Trustees faroquekhan@outlook.com
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SAHAR HUSSAIN

SAHAR HUSSAIN

Member Hamza Mosque sahar@edlevate.com
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KHALID S. LATEEF

KHALID S. LATEEF

ICLI Board of Trustees kslateef@aol.com
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SEEMA RAHMAN

SEEMA RAHMAN

ICLI Board of Trustees seemarahman786@yahoo.com

Upcoming Events

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23 November 2018

Interfaith Sabbath service at Temple Beth-Ol-Elohim, Jericho

New York, USA
Evening

Interfaith Sabbath service at Temple Beth-Ol-Elohim, Jericho


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02 December 2018

True Jihad - Yesterday’s Hero Today’s Need

New York, USA
2:15PM - 4:30PM

True Jihad - Yesterday’s Hero Today’s Need
Celebrating Emir Abdel Kader (1808-1882)
Speakers: Sr Sahar Hussain (IFI), Mufti Farhaan, John Kiser and others.

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28 April 2019

Passover Cedar

New York, USA
2:15PM - 4:30PM

Passover Cedar
Organized by IFI Board members-Dean Benjamin Rifkin and Rabbi Michael White.



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07 October 2018

IFI 3rd Annual Awards

New York, USA
2.15PM - 4.30PM

Third annual awards event with focus on Muslim Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) - its accomplishments and plans ahead. Both national co-chairs Mr. Farooq Kathwari (CEO Ethan Allen) and Mr. Stanley M Bergman (CEO of Henry Schein and immediate and past president of AJC plan to participate).

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Events
01 October 2015

Launch of Institute on Sunday Oct 25th 2015

New York, USA

This event attracted a large gathering, received extensive TV and print media coverage in Newsday, Long Island Press and Islamic Horizon magazine. The very favorable comments by key participants from other faiths- Hofstra Dean B. Firestone, SUNY Old Westbury president Dr. C Butts. Rev Tom Goodhue from Long Island Council of Churches and others were taped and are available to many groups and organizations on LI and beyond.

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February 2016

Conference at UN Sponsored by OIC and Pakistan Embassy

New York, USA

The presentation was very well received. We were able to share a short video from the Oct 25th launch of the interfaith institute of ICLI--a virtual tour of ICLI & its interfaith institute and brief excerpts from friends and supporters (Dr. Isma Chaudhry, Lynn Dobrin, Pless Dickerson, Justice Liotti, Richard Tibbets, Rev Calvin Butts, Steve Markowitz, Dean Bernard Firestone, Jon Overvold etc.). Several copies of the journal from the institute launch were provided to the attendees.

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21 October 2016

Interfaith Institute in the media

New York, USA

More than 100 Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and members of other faiths gathered at the newly expanded Interfaith Institute of the Islamic Center of Long Island (ICLI) recently, for the first annual awards event.
People from different faiths enthusiastically came together to furthur the mission and vision of the Institute, engage Muslims and members from diverse cultures and communities by promoting the ...

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Events
16 September 2018

What’s at Stake: If News is “Fake!”

New York, USA
2.00PM - 4.00PM

Organized and moderated by IFI board member Mr. Robert Keeler

A conversation about what we can do to support good journalism at a time when this pivotal institution is under fire. Our keynote speaker will be Howard Schneider, dean of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism and the prescient pioneer of “news literacy” education.

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