Our History

A lot has happened in 12+ years. Check out & read our history by scrolling below!

2006

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FKAD Institute leases a 5,000 SF facility in Astoria, NY

2006

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FKAD Institute introduces its Arabic studies curriculum

2006

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FKAD Institute officially opens to the public offering Arabic courses

2006

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FKAD Institute holds its first seminar "Khidr & Knowledge"

2007

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FKAD Institute introduces Islamic Studies courses

2007

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FKAD Institute holds it's weekend seminar entitled "The Jinn"

2008

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FKAD Institute launches online Arabic courses

2009

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FKAD Institute launches its first talk show: Knowledge Unleashed

2009

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FKAD Institute embarks on a Seerah Tour to Madinah, Makkah, Jordan, Badr, Uhud & Taif

2009

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FKAD Institute tours New Jersey with courses, lectures and seminars

2009

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FKAD Institute launches its first Ramadan Online Program - Got Mulk: Tafsir of Surah Mulk

2009

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FKAD Institute launches its family program FKAD Usrah

2010

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FKAD Institute launches its History Certificate program

2010

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FKAD Institute launches its Summer Camp for children

2010

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FKAD Institute launches its Saturday School program

2010

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FKAD Institute begins the first semester of the Associate’s Degree Program in Arabic and Islamic Studies including locations in Astoria, Bay Shore, Manhattan and Teaneck, NJ

2010

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FKAD Institute launches the ArabiXia virtual world program for learning Arabic

2010

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Due to space constraints, FKAD Institute announces that it will begin the NYC Muslim Center (NYCMC) Project – purchasing a 35,000 SF community center that will become the umbrella organization for FKAD Institute, an Islamic School, a Masjid & a Foster Care initiative

2010

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FKAD Institute launches classes for New Converts

2010

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NYCMC is formally established (tax-id 27-3308812) as tax exempt, not for profit organization

2010

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A contract is signed for $3,000,000.00 to purchase the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Holy Trinity Lutheran School, a 35,000 SF Church and Private School located in Hollis, NY.

2011

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In 4 months, NYCMC raises $625,300.00 in donations and $2,374,700.00 in non-interest-bearing loans for the 35,000 SF facility purchase

2011

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NYCMC renovates the purchased facility

2011

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Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus, Son of Mary Mosque), a new branch of NYCMC, opens & holds it’s first prayer services

2011

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FKAD Institute, now a branch of NYCMC, holds its first courses of the ADP Program at NYCMC

2011

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FKAD Institute holds “The Decade To Come” weekend conference

2011

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The Wellspring Schools, a new branch of NYCMC, opens it's first Elementary School in 2 months with 4 grades (Pre-K, K, 1st and 2nd)

2011

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The Wellspring Schools installs Smart Boards

2011

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Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus, Son of Mary Mosque) holds its first Ramadan with iftaar, taraweeh prayers and taraweeh talks

2011

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Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus, Son of Mary Mosque) launches it’s Quran Memorization Program & Saturday Children’s Program

2011

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The first shahadah takes place at Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam

2011

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$394,589.72 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC

2012

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NYCMC opens a weekly food pantry and monthly soup kitchen for the greater NYC community

2012

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The Wellspring Schools adds 3rd grade to its school

2012

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Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus, Son of Mary Mosque) launches the Summer Fun & Learning Program

2012

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Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus, Son of Mary Mosque) launches the Monday Night Boost program

2012

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NYCMC adds split-unit air conditioning throughout the facility

2012

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NYCMC renovates bathrooms and wudu areas

2012

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$615,852.96 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC

2013

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The Wellspring Schools adds 4th grade to its school

2013

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The Wellspring Schools adds 4th grade to its school

2013

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Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus, Son of Mary Mosque) holds its Brainiax youth program

2013

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FKAD Institute holds a weekend conference entitled “What’s Love Got To Do With It? - Love and Romance Done Right”

2013

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$298,210.80 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC

2014

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NYCMC announces that it will embark on an expansion project due to rapid community growth

2014

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The Wellspring Schools adds 5th grade to its school

2014

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The Wellspring Schools adds a computer lab to its school

2014

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Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus, Son of Mary Mosque) launches it’s Quran Insight & Morning Light programs

2014

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NYCMC holds the Got Game? Basketball tournament

2014

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FKAD Institute students head out to Times Square, NYC for dawah outreach

2014

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FKAD Institute holds a weekend conference entitled “Joy Replacing Anxiety- Dealing with Calamities, Depression and Distress”

2014

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FKAD Institute holds a weekend conference entitled "The Sword & Jizya"

2014

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$347,546.52 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC

2015

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NYCMC Foster Care is officially recognized by COFCCA, a leading umbrella Foster Care organization in NYC

2015

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FKAD Institute launches the Tafsir Thrillers program

2015

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Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus, Son of Mary Mosque) launches its Quran for Moms program

2015

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The Hatebusters, the 5th branch of NYCMC, is officially launched

2015

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Two Hatebuster trucks run in various states around the US countering islamophobia

2015

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The Wellspring Schools expands to add a Middle School and adds 6th grade to it’s operations

2015

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The Wellspring Schools adds 3D printing to its school

2015

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NYCMC Foster Care holds its first official meeting and orientation

2015

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FKAD Institute holds it’s first graduating class of the ADP Program with 29 students

2015

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NYCMC Foster Care holds its second official meeting and orientation

2015

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$154,000.00 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC

2016

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NYCMC provides its training and cultural sensitivity workshop to 25 NYC Foster Care Agencies

2016

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The First Lady of NYC, Chirlane McCray, visits NYCMC to speak about the ThriveNYC campaign

2016

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FKAD Institute holds it’s first graduating class of the Arabic 360 Program with 11 students

2016

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The Wellspring Schools adds 7th grade to its school

2016

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The Wellspring Schools adds technology & entrepreneurship to its school

2016

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The NYC Department of Buildings approves the NYCMC Expansion Project

2016

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The final $564,500.00 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC

2016

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In 5 years, NYCMC pays $2,374,700.00 in non-interest-bearing loan payments 1 year earlier than scheduled

2017

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The Assistant Commissioner for the NYC Administration of Children’s Services visits and tours NYCMC to further discuss the NYCMC Foster Care initiative

2017

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FKAD Institute begins teaching its Arabic curriculum in Tampa, Florida

2017

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The Wellspring Schools adds 8th grade to its school

2017

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The Wellspring Schools reduces tuition to $5,995.00

2017

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The Wellspring Schools launches the Wellspring Scholarship program, allowing students to attend for as low as $3,495.00

2018

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NYCMC is granted the construction permit for its expansion project

2018

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NYCMC breaks ground and begins construction for the NYCMC Expansion Project

2018

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The Wellspring Schools expands to add a high school and adds 9th and 10th grades to its operations

2018

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The Wellspring Schools adds the NYC Children’s Scholarship Program, allowing students to attend for as low as $1,695.00