Representation & Advocacy

Majlis Ash-Shura is an umbrella for over 90 Muslim-led organizations and mosques. Beyond officially representing the Muslim community, we strive to promote just causes and provide a shared platform to unite the Muslim community.

A. Standing for Justice & Condemning Oppression Worldwide

Majlis Ash-Shura: Islamic Leadership Council of New York believes that the Muslim community is obliged to condemn oppression and injustice, and stand with communities who are wronged. We stand against all forms of racism, sectarianism, apartheid, Zionism, white supremacy, and authoritarian regimes who oppress their own citizens and minorities. Just as Muslims in our city consist of diverse backgrounds, calling attention to these issues of injustice requires community efforts of engagement. Our goal at the Islamic Leadership Council is to amplify these voices to the best of our ability in the hopes of creating a united global community within New York.

B. Fighting for a just NYC that addresses and eliminates systemic racism, institutional violence, and Islamophobia.

Majlis Ash-Shura: Islamic Leadership Council of New York believes that the nature of policing and law enforcement in New York City has a disturbing history of racism and Islamophobia that invades nearly every aspect of personal life for minority communities. This is evident in the school-to-prison pipeline, CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) programs and surveillance of Muslim communities, violent policing against communities-of-color for minor offenses, and more.

C. Amplifying a distinctly Muslim voice that advocates for a better and safer society rooted in Islamic principles of justice.

Majlis Ash-Shura advocates for the needs of Muslims and marginalized communities politically, socially, and economically to ensure that Islamic values are not compromised and Muslims can exist safely without fear of rapprochement or harassment.

Community Empowerment

The Islamic Leadership Council of New York is committed to empowering the Muslim community by creating long-lasting institutional changes through facilitation, engagement, and capacity-building in collaboration with local mosques, community centers and organizations.

We believe that real long-term change begins at a systemic level because community empowerment does not happen overnight. We work to empower the community by sustainably investing into initiatives in areas of:

A. Youth & Education

B. Women’s Leadership

C. Socio-Economic Development

D. Social & Racial Justice

Building Networks

The Islamic Leadership Council of New York is dedicated to building networks and cooperating with faith-based organizations, civil rights organizations, and leadership who share a vision for a just New York that caters to the needs of the people.

A. Creating more sustainable relationships between black communities and immigrant business owners.

B. Encouraging Muslim organizations to form coalitions with anti-Zionist faith-based organizations to remain firm on principles of social justice. 

C. Working with allies to help fight against Islamophobia in media and institutions.

D. Building better relationships with public officials, media and civil society organizations to advance issues important to the Muslim community .