Founded in February 1989, Majlis Ash-Shura: Islamic Leadership Council of New York was established to provide a uniform voice on matters that concern the Muslim community. As an umbrella of over 90 mosques and organizations, Majlis Ash-Shura of New York serves as the official representative of its members with the media, organizations, advocacy groups, political candidates, and government institutions. Additionally, Majlis Ash-Shura of New York advises and consults with its members on various key issues such as: maintaining consistent political and social justice platforms built on Islamic values, and the physical, social, and spiritual development of local communities.

As an organization that emphasizes working closely with the Muslim community on the grassroots level, Majlis Ash-Shura of New York recognizes the importance of having a diverse membership to adequately represent the entire community’s interests. Its members preside over communities and are led by people from all walks of life; men, women, imams, activists, and people of various ethnic and racial backgrounds. Majlis Ash-Shura of New York strives to serve the Muslim community’s needs as it works toward a just and prosperous future.