In the 1970s, several professional Muslims migrated from different parts of the world to the U.S.A. Some of them chose Westchester County as their home. Over the years, these new immigrants became naturalized citizens and were identified as Muslim Americans. As these professionals struggled to settle in their new home, they needed a place where they would be able to come together to establish prayer. In 1978, the first site for such a gathering was established at the Unitarian Church in Yonkers.
In the 1980s, as this community grew in size, the group started meeting at the Unitarian Church in White Plains, and then in the Methodist Church in Hartsdale. By the mid 80s, most of these Muslim Americans were well settled in their professions and businesses. At this point, they desired a permanent place of worship and the property at 22 Brookfield Road in Mount Vernon was purchased and named the Westchester Muslim Center. The Westchester Muslim Center was formed to run the daily operations. The Muslim Americans continued to increase in number and were represented at various levels of excellence throughout Westchester County.
Currently, WMC serves more than 2000 Muslim families and operates a weekend school with an enrollment of 300 students. In 1999, the Islamic Education Foundation started a full time school on the ground which has an enrollment of 130 students to date. Inshallah we will continue to grow and put our hands together to realize our goals and strive to please Allah (s.w.t.).