Islamic Center of New Mexico The Islamic Center of New Mexico (ICNM) is a non-profit religious organization under New Mexico Non-Profit Corporation Act.

ICNM is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, and/or educational purposes under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. ICNM is affiliated with Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and all associated properties are under the umbrella of North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).

Operating as usual

[08/11/16]   Imam Position Available

Islamic Center of New Mexico is seeking a Full –time Imam for a diverse and growing Muslim Community in Albuquerque, NM.

Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies or related field
3-5 years experience as an Imam
Hafiz ul Qur’an
Proficient in Arabic and English

Competitive Salary
Good Benefits
Congenial working atmosphere

Submit CV with a cover letter and testimonials by email to: [email protected]


Assalamu Alaikum,

First day of Ramadan 2016 will be on Monday June 6th. We shall begin Taraweeh prayer tonight, Sunday June 5th, immediately after Isha' prayer at 10:00 pm inshaAllah.

Ramadan Mubarak

ICNM Management

[05/18/16]   Islamic Center of New Mexico
Celebrates Albuquerque Muslim Community 2016 Graduates
on Saturday, May 21st after Maghrib Prayer @ 8:30 pm.
Cake, donuts and coffee will be served
Join this Celebration!

[05/18/16]   Islamic Center of New Mexico
Visiting Imam Candidate
Imam Dr. Sameh Asal
Friday, May 20th – Sat. May 21st

Imam Asal’s Schedule:
Friday May 20th
1:15 pm - Khutbah @ ICNM
9:45 pm - Lecture after Isha’ Prayer

Saturday, May 21st
5:00 am – Brief Reminder after Fajr Prayer
8:30 am – Breakfast with ICNM Board and Shura members
10:00 am – 12:00pm – Visit Salam Academy
2:00 pm – Lunch with Imam Search Committee
5:30 pm – Lecture for Sisters at ICNM
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Meet & Greet with Albuquerque Muslim Community at ICNM
9:45 pm – Isha’ Prayer & Wrap-Up

[04/20/16]   Riad Abdelhaq's Funeral prayer will be held today, Wednesday, April 20th, @ 2:00 pm after Dhuhr prayer at the Islamic Center of New Mexico.

[04/20/16]   Job Opennings at Islamic Center of New Mexico

> Full Time Imam/Religous Director
> Hafiz / Qari for Ramadan Taraweeh Prayers

Send your CV with letter of interest to:
[email protected]

[12/19/14]   Asalaam Alaykum,

Winter program will be starting Monday December 22nd till Thursday January 1st. Monday -Thursday 11:00am- 5:00pm.
This year we will involve the teenagers 13 -18 years old "who will register" to help us with the other age groups, and they will be paid $10 / day.
The program is 6 hours daily. Teenagers will help out with 3 hours under our supervision , and the other 3 hours they will be given Quran, art and craft by adults.

Registration fee is $25/child/ week.

For more information please contact sister Rola Hijazi @ [email protected] or

Judo classes will be every Sunday @ 12:30pm over the winter break

[12/18/14]   Asalaam Alaykum,

ICNM Calendars are available now for only $10!!
See any board member for details

[12/18/14]   Asalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatoh
Due to recent events:
The Global Education Center, UNM, is helping the Pakistani students organize a vigil to memorialize the 150 students murdered in Peshawar, on Dec 16. The vigil will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, Dec 18, in front of Popejoy Hall.

[12/15/14]   2014 Election Results: (from Election Commission)

Asalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatoh

We would like to thank the community for all of your participation in the election process. We would also like to thank the candidates for their participation and sacrifice in order to serve the community.

The results of the election are as follows:

President: Abbas Akhil

General Secretary: Imtiaz Malik

Director of Maintenance: Shahidul Islam

Director of Youth: Abderrazak Haki

Director of Sisters: Marcella Al-Hassan

The total number of ballots received were 164.
Only 159 ballots were valid according to the ICNM By-Laws
5 ballots were invalid because they did not meet the voting criteria or they were duplicate ballots.
The election results are as follows:
• President
o Abbas: 104
o Abdul Rauf: 52
• General Secretary
o Imtiaz: 87
o Sami: 63
• Maintenance:
o Shahidul: 84
o Gamal: 61
• Youth
o Abdulrazzak: 82
o Motalleb: 66
• Sisters:
o Marcella: 74
o Latifa: 65
Thank you all, and Jazak Allahu Khayran for coming to vote.
We ask Allah (SWT) to help the new board succeed in serving our community.


[12/03/14]   Voting Begins: Friday December 12th

The election commission has reopened the opportunity to submit nominations ONLY for the two positions that currently have one candidate running:
General Secretary
Director of Maintenance
This will be open until Friday the 5th of December no later than 2 PM.

Saturday the 6th of December, we are inviting the candidates to meet with the community after salatul Isha. This will be a chance for the candidates to briefly share with the community what their plan is; as well as for the community to express their concerns to the candidates.

The ballot as it stands now:

· Abbas Ahkil and Abdul Rauf Marquetti for President

· Sami Hijazi for General Secretary

· Marcella Al-Hassan and Latifa Awn for Director of Sisters

· Shahidul Islam for Director of Maintenance

· Abderrazak Haki and Motaleb Hossain for Director of Youth

If there are any questions or concerns please feel free to communicate with any member of the election commission.

[11/29/14]   2014 ICNM Board Of Directors Elections:

The Nominees are:

Abbas Akhil & Abdul Rauf Marquetti are running for President

Sami Hijazi is running for General Secretary

Marcella Al-Hassan or Latifa Awn for Director of Sisters

Shahidul Islam is running for Director of Maintenance

Abderrazak Haki or Motaleb Hossain for Director of Youth


*The tentative period for voting to begin is this Friday Dec 6th.

Jazak Allahu Khayran

[11/25/14]   Assalamu Alaikum dear Sunday school parents,
There will be No Sunday school this Sunday 11/30 . It will resume on December 7th InshaAllah.
The last day of Sunday school for this semester is December 14th InshaAllah.

[11/21/14]   Asalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatuallhi Wa Barakatoh

We are now taking nominations for open ICNM board positions.

You will have a chance to nominate names until Sunday the 23rd of November, no later than 2:30 PM. Your nomination will be screened against an ICNM general membership list, as only members eligible to vote are eligible to make nominations. You may be asked to present a valid ID, so please have one available.

We will have nomination forms available tomorrow after Jummah, as well as the other prayer times until Sunday after Thuhr.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any member of the election commission, or an ICNM board member.

May Allah Reward you for your patience and assistance,

The 2014 ICNM Election Commission

[11/17/14]   Asalam alaykum, Brother Mohammed Abdul Baki Khan has passed away, father of Dr. Parveen Jawad

Janazah will be TODAY , Monday Nov. 17th after Dhur 12:30PM at ICNM. inshallah

inna lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajioon

[11/15/14]   2014 ICNM Election Commisssion: The Votes are in!

The 2014 ICNM Election Commission is as follows:

1.Adnan Kassem Chairman 66
2.Ahmed Hasan 57
3.Sayeed Afsar 52
4.Tanvir Malik 52
5.Mohamed El Emaway 51
6.Tariq Khraishi 51
7.Adilah Saleem 32

Election Commission should be familiar with Article 7 of the ICNM Bylaws, and the 2014 ICNM Membership list.

ICNM General Elections are on Dec 5th 2014.

Jazak Allahu Khayran

[11/12/14]   2014 Election Commission Voting:

Asalaam Alaykum,

The 2014 ICNM Election Commission Voting will be held THIS Friday after Jummah, and after Isha. -inshallah

The ballot is as follows:

1- Mohamed El-Emawy

2- Ahmed Hasan

3- Sayeed Afsar

4- Tariq Khraishi

5- Ghodratollah Namdar

6- Adilah Saleem

7- Adnan Kassem

8- Janelle Burnside Chavez

9- Sarah Rahman

10- Abdul-Salam Al-Hassan

11- Tanvir Malik

Only CURRENT 2014 Members can vote, PLEASE have your PHOTO ID ready.

Jazak Allahu Khayran


Voting for the 2014 ICNM Election Commission will be on Friday November 14th after Jummah, and after Isha. ANY ICNM member is allowed to vote for the Election Commision, and for the ICNM Board General Elections which will be held on December 5th 2014.

In order to serve on the Election Commission, OR the ICNM Board, you MUST be an ICNM Member with two or more continuous years of membership.

Filling out an ICNM Membership form during this period will qualify you to vote in Next Year's Elections as the deadline has alrady passed.

Please review the ICNM Bylaws with any questions.

Thank you and Jazak Allahu Khayran

[09/29/14]   EID al ADHA 2014 / 1435

Asalaam alaykum,

Eid prayer will be held at ICNM Saturday Oct 4th @ 9AM.

May you All have a blessed EID!!!

[09/04/14]   ICNM 2014 Voter list has been compiled, and will be posted in the multi-purpose rooms. This list is of members who will be eligible to vote in the upcoming ICNM elections in December. Any membership form filled out after Aug 31st 2014 will make you an ICNM member, but you WILL NOT be able to vote until December 2015.

Jazak Allahu Khayran

[08/26/14]   Sunday School at ICNM will start InshaAllah next Sunday August 31st at 9:15am.
Registration is on Friday the 29th after Jumua.

$10 late fee for any registration after the 29th.

For more information please contact Brother Adnan Kassem @(505)227-9776 or Sister Rola Hijazi @(505)507-5453

[08/17/14]   Sunday School will start on August 31st InshaAllah.
Registration is on Fridays August 22nd and 29th after Jumua InshaAllah.
Late fee for any registration after 8/29.
If you can't register your kids by 8/29 for any reason , please contact Rola at [email protected]
Rola Sider Hijazi
ICNM Director of Education & Sunday school principal

[08/11/14]   ICNM Membership

ICNM membership is FREE!

If interested, please fill out the form in the Multipurpose rooms

ICNM Membership DOES NOT automatically renew! You MUST fill out the form even if you did so last year, the year before, etc.

In order to Vote in the December 2014, you MUST turn in your membership form by August 31st 2014!!!

[08/05/14]   inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

Brother Jamal Martin's wife Johan has passed away.

The Jannazah will be on Wednesday 8/6/14 after dhur @ ICNM enshAllah

[07/31/14]   The ICNM General Assembly Meeting will be held THIS Friday after Magrib.

[07/30/14]   Salam Academy is still accepting applications for the fall. The school will be open daily from 9 am to 3 pm each day for parents who wish to register their children. Many classes are filling up fast including the PREK classroom. If you have any questions, please contact the SA office or email [email protected].

[07/28/14]   TuqabbAllah kulli amm wa antum Bi Khair EID Mubarak!!!

Eid Salah will begin at ICNM 8:30AM tomorrow.
Please be Nice to your Parking attendant.. :)

May Allah swt accept your Prayers, Dua, and Fasting for Ramadan, and forgiven our sins Ameen!

[07/16/14]   Ramadan 2014 Quran Competition

Men & Boys Sat July 19th @ 1:30pm

Ladies & Girls Sunday July 20th @ 1:30pm

Rewards & Prizes: Thurs July 24th after 8 rakat of Taraweeh

[07/12/14]   Communication to the Community by the ICNM Board
July 9, 2014

Ihab El-Kady has made serious accusations in the last two months that the ICNM Board is mishandling the community funds by writing fraudulent checks and using other illegal means for personal gain.

The Board has repeatedly denied the accusations, but they have grown more persistent. These false accusations have created fitna and division in the community without evidence of any wrongdoing. This communication to the community states the facts to show that these accusations are false.

The Accusations:
1: Ihab El-Kady has said that Mohamed Ebeida saw Br. Sami Hijazi signing many checks after he (Br. Sami Hijazi) was no longer on the ICNM Board in 2014.
2: Ihab El-Kady has said that these checks were written to Sister Rola Hijazi, in the amount of $3,000, for Sunday school expenses that were not authorized by the Board.

Board’s Evidence:
The Board is producing the following evidence to show the community that these accusations are false:
1: The ICNM Board has examined all the checks written in 2014 and finds that a member from the previous board, Br. Sami Hijazi, co-signed only one check for a Zakat distribution during a transition period between the two boards. This single check, shown below, is dated February 20, 2014, for $840. It was written to a community member for his urgent need of financial assistance.
This is the only check co-signed by Sami Hijazi in 2014. The ICNM treasurer is the primary signatory on that check, yet since it was written during the transition period between the two Boards, Br. Sami was still an official check signer with the bank at that time.

(NOTE: All ICNM checks require two Board-member signatures according to ICNM By-laws.)

2. Sister Rola Hijazi, Principal of the Sunday School, requested reimbursement for books and supplies she purchased for the school. These items were purchased at the direction by the then Education Director, Br. Tofael Ahmed. The Board approved these purchases during the March 9 Board Meeting and reimbursed her by ICNM Check No. 6008, for $3,467.33, shown below.
Br. Sami Hijazi did not sign this check as Ihab El-Kady has said. The check was prepared a day before the Board meeting and signed and distributed after approval by the board.

All supporting documents for 1 and 2 are with the Treasurer, including:
a. Copy of Zakat check signed by Sami Hijazi
b. List of books and supplies purchased by Rola Hijazi
c. Copy of Board Meeting Minutes approving purchase of school supplies
d. Reimbursement Request Form submitted by Rola Hijazi
e. Copy of reimbursement check issued to Rola Hijazi

Any community member who wishes to examine these documents after Jum'ah prayers can contact Br. Mustafa Kamal, ICNM Treasurer.

The Board has started the external audit process. A committee consisting of Mustafa Kamal, Treasurer, Ibrahim Falco, Secretary, and Shura Members Ahmad Assed and Abbas Akhil is soliciting bids from CPA firms. The auditor will be selected by next week and the Board will publish the audit schedule as soon as there is a firm commitment by the auditor.

The Board will hold a General Assembly after Ramadan ends, Inshallah.

Dr. Abdel Rahman Emawy
President, ICNM

Statement By Shura

The Shura has reviewed the documents and records mentioned in this communication and concurs with the above.

Musa Qassem
Chair, ICNM Shura

More info @

[06/28/14]   Ramadan 2014/1435
Asalaam Alaykum,
-The Islamic Center of New Mexico will begin Ramadan 2014 w/ Taraweeh prayer lead by Sheikh Talha beginning Saturday June 26th after Isha prayer.
-Isha Prayer Iqama time is 10pm
-Fasting will begin Sunday June 29th and Iftar will begin after Magrib
-Iftar: Please fill in the sign-up calendar for Iftar ASAP. The calendar is located in the Mens multipurpose room
May Allah unite the hearts of the ICNM community, and may you all have a blessed Ramadan!!!
Jazak Allahu Khayran

[06/27/14]   Ramadan Cost Saving Measures
ICNM Community 6/17/2014

In an attempt to reduce the expense during the month of Ramadan, I am asking for donations of iftar supplies.
If anyone is willing to give paper products (paper plates, cups, bowls and/or napkins) or cutlery (forks, knives and/or spoons) they would be used for the iftars at ICNM. Donations will be accepted at ICNM daily by Sister Jameela from 1pm to 5pm.
If there are any questions please call Sister Jameela or Sister Khadijah VanBrakle.
Ma Salaama,
Sister Khadijah VanBrakle

Contact Info
Sister Jameela: [email protected] (505)256-1450

Sister Khadijah: [email protected] (505)975-1278

[06/25/14]   Results of Latest ICNM Petition:

Results of last Petition entitled: "We the undersigned members of ICNM call for a general assembly on saturday 6/21/14 between maghreb and ishaa at ICNM to implement the shura council's recommendation of revoking the current board of directors, and to void the board decisions which were made on friday 6/13/14. This general assembly will then start the process of choosing an interim board to run the center until the coming election cycle."

Total membership list (unverified): 450
Votes needed to petition: 150 (1/3)

All signatures collected: 136 (this by itself is not enough, but i broke it down even further)

Miss-informed signatures taken back: 8

Duplicates: 3

Shura council members: 3

Not in country: 1

Non members: 79

Active members: 42

136 - 8 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 79 = 42

False information was used to get signatures. This alone should nullify the petition. There was evidence of absentee vote, proxy vote, children voting and duplicate votes.
Multiple Families had their names Pulled from the Petition.

Jazak Allahu Khayran

[06/25/14]   ICNM Petition being presented under false pretenses:

In the Name of Allah the Most Compassionate the Most Merciful
AsSalaamu Alaikum My dearest Brothers and Sisters
There is currently a petition being circulated in which community members are stating that they want to disband the board. This is there right if they wish to do so, but unfortunately several members are claiming that I support this petition. I would like to state clearly that I do not support said petition to disband the board, and that I personally am vehemently against disbanding the present board. If for some reason you have been misled to sign this petition because you have been told that I support it, please have you names withdrawn from said petition.
Please do not let anyone confuse you with my request for pledges for the Imam Fund (pledges and donations to go to Imam Shafi’s salary), and their request for you to sign this petition.
May Allah Subhana wa’tala guide our community to truth, fairness and His Nur.




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