Our Advocates

"M.E.C.C.A. Center has a wonderful staff and faculty of qualified teachers and administrators working to support our convert brothers and sisters. So this is a mission, this is an effort, this is an initiative that I give my full, whole hearted support to and I encourage all my brothers and sisters out there to support the M.E.C.C.A. Center…"

Imam Zaid Shakir
New Islamic Center
Zaytuna Institute

Our Advocates

“M.E.C.C.A., as its name indicates, is a hub for people who are searching for the meaning of life. It caters to the newly converted as well as to those who wish to refresh their knowledge about the three basic components of Islam; Iman, Islam and Ihsan. It endeavors to provide students with access to the best teachers from around the world."

Shaykh Ahmad Dabbagh
Zawiyah Organization

Our Advocates

“Fully embracing a new faith tradition is one of the most challenging feats a person may embark upon. Many begin the journey but few arrive. During my travels I have found the M.E.C.C.A. Center to be one of the few institutions in our world dedicated to helping new and returning Muslims successfully enter the Way of Islam with the wisdom, inspiration, and communal support that they need.”

Imam Adeyinka 'Muhammad' Mendes

SacredService for Freedom and Justice

Our Advocates

“Congratulations and how very excellent it is for the one who established this place (M.E.C.C.A.) and those who stood with her in its maintenance. May Allah give them a vast portion from the Bearer of this Message (ﷺ).“

Habib Umar Bin Hafiz
Dar al-Mustafa


What We Do

Our Mission

M.E.C.C.A. is a non-profit dedicated to providing traditional Islamic education and support services, with a special focus on new converts to Islam.

It is our responsibility as Muslims to help our new sisters and brothers learn the basics of the faith. At M.E.C.C.A. we support new Muslims and encourage them to become strong, positive, and knowledgeable members of the community. We strive to ensure they receive sound and authentic knowledge so that they can make a positive contribution to our faith and our country.

The Beginning

We Are Here to Stay.


Who We Are.

We have a bold vision of a tomorrow where Muslims are no longer looked upon with suspicion, but rather are admired for their good judgment, honesty, exemplary behavior, and tolerant attitude.

A tomorrow where our society reaps the benefits of its rightly-guided Muslim citizens, where fresh Islamic thought can flourish and help to re-establish the moral values and ideals America was founded on.

President Tom Wilentz speaking at a podium

Meet the Board

Our Board of Directors are committed in the vital mission of providing support to all seeking an authentic and traditional understanding of Islam.


276 5th Avenue,  704-1571
New York, NY 10001

Center Hours

Our location is closed until further notice due to Covid-19.