In 2004 the keystone for the welfare of the Muslims living in North America was established in New York, with the creation of Al-Muneer Foundation Inc. under the auspicious supervision of Ustad-ul-Hadith Hazrat Maulana Mufti Muneer Ahmed Akhoon (Damatbarakatuhum).
The purpose of creating this organization was to fulfill the religious and spiritual needs of the Muslims and also to reach out to the non-Muslim community and present to them the glorious teachings of Islam. Al-Muneer Foundation Inc. has been actively engaged in providing venues for offering five times prayers, delivering Juma Khutba, arranging Tarave and Eid Salah, organizing gatherings for special events like Shab-Baraat, Miraaj, Muhram, and many other programs.
Apart from these important events, Hazrat Mufti Muneer Ahmed Akhoon (DB) has played a leading role in quenching the spiritual thirst of Muslims living amid the most materialistic society. Hazratji specializes in a unique science of spiritual healing and helps the community to resolve their problems through Quranic wazaif (ruqya). Innumerable people, both Muslims and non-Muslims have benefited from his treatment.
Keeping in focus the needs of the Muslims, Hazrat Mufti Muneer Akhoon (DB) has initiated several pioneer projects. Hazrats wisdom and his exceptional educational background has been a guiding light for the Muslims. Some of the projects that Hazrat launched are:
- Darul Uloom Zakariyya, New York: To spread the teaching of Islam and educate the generations to come, inculcating the true love of Allah (SWT) and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
- Darul Ifta Khatm-e-Nubuwwat: A research center to analyze the unique challenges and problems Muslims face living in North America, and provide solutions in the light of Quran and Sunnah.
- Muslim Society of Social Awareness: To bridge the gap between the Muslims and locally elected officials, hence providing a voice for the community to raise concerns and address issues.
- Khanqah Yusufia Zakariyya Chishtia: A spiritual hospice to enhance spirituality and clean hearts from the diseases of the spirit, through engaging in the Zikr of Allah.
- Baabus Salaam Haj and Umra: A service center to provide complete packages of Haj and Umra under the supervision of the learned scholars.
- Baabus Salaam Islamic Store: An outlet for providing authentic Islamic books and various other products.
- Press and Media: Through publications of articles in newspapers, authoring books on important issues, and distributing audio visual CD. The mass media and the social media is being used to spread the teachings of Islam.