According to the mosque’s website, it serves as the central hub for Muslims in the area.
The story of Masjid Darul Quran, from one room at its inception to the present building, is a pure blessing of Almighty Allah, which He has bestowed upon the Muslim Community of Bay Shore and its surrounding areas, the website says.
Today Masjid Darul Quran is the most vibrant of the Islamic Centers on Long Island and hundreds of Muslims crisscross their paths at the Masjid on daily basis.
The mosque has chosen, as its one of the main goals, to promote comprehensive programs for youth activities combining Islamic education with social, cultural and sports activities that would maximize the involvement of our new generation.
The main floor can accommodate 300 persons, while the basement has additional space for 200 people. It is the largest Muslim center on Long Island with over 100 car parking on the facility.
The Sunday School hosts 175 students. Daily evening classes for Quran reading are conducted for boys and girls.
The center has a full time director and imam, Muhammad Abdul Jabbar.
Facilities also exists on the premises for Basketball, ping-pong, cricket, and other sports.
Estimates of the Muslim population in New York City range widely, from 600,000 to one million. A Columbia University study in 2008 found that about 10 percent of New York City public-school children are Muslim, and about 95 percent of Muslim children in the city attend public schools.