In 1996, a group of Islamic School Principals met at the Annual Nonpublic Schools Administrators’ Conference in Albany. While most nonpublic schools in New York State, both religious and independent, were united under a state chartered organization, Islamic Schools stood alone. 

There was no recognition or representation for Islamic Schools collectively at the State level. After persistent and diligent efforts of the founders, the New York State Board of Regents granted the Islamic Schools Association of New York a charter in March, 1999. We will be ever grateful to the following pioneers who strove to form this association. May Allah be pleased with them and reward them in this life and the Hereafter. 

Nassir Ali-Akber  
Al-Iman School 

Jamaica, New York  

Shamsheer Ali Baig  
Crescent School 

Westbury, New York  

Zahidah Faruq  
Muslim Parochial School
 

Hancock, New York  

Salim Mahdi  
Razi School 

Woodside, New York  

Rafeek Mohamed  
Al-Ihsan Academy 

South Ozone Park, New York  

Jawairriya Abdallah-Shahid  
Rainbow School 

Binghamton, New York