Friday Prayer


We hold Friday prayer every Friday. Either local or an outside scholar leads the prayer.


Dua-e-Kumail Program


Each Thursday followed by Maghrib prayer in the center, we hold Dua-e-Kumail program. Local community member participate in the program with the recitation of The Holy Quran, Hadith-e-Kisa and Dua-Kumail. The program ends with recitation of the Ziyarat.


Sunday School for children


Sunday School is the most important program of our center where we educate our next generation according to the teachings of Islam and Ahl-ulBait (AS). Sunday School follows a curriculum devised by prominent Shia schools in the US. For Sunday School's website Click Here.

For more information or any questions please visit contact:

Malika Haider (Sr. Zeba)
Principal, Sunday School


Religious Programs


Programs are organized all yearround including during the months of Moharram, Safar, Rajab, Shabaan, Ramadhan and Zulhajj. A number of nationally and internationally known scholars visit the center each year.

For more information or any questions please contact:

Dr. Imdad Imam
President
Email: imamssi@yahoo.com
Phone: 518-542-4725


Interfaith and Outreach Programs


We have a modest interfaith and outreach programs with our Christian and Jewish friends and we often visit each other.

Haider Khwaja
Secretary


Funeral Services


We have instituted a Funeral Fund for community members to help defray the high cost of burial in this area. We also have arrangements with one of the local funeral homes for ghusl (washing) services.

we provide and assist in the following services:

  • performing ghusl (washing)
  • providing kafan (shrouding)
  • arranging for Janaza Prayer and burial/grave
  • assisting in getting the death certificate
  • arranging transportation from home or hospital
  • any other funeral related issues.

For more information or any questions please contact:

RazaAli Mamdani
Funeral Services Manager


Islamic Shia Cemetery


We have established our own Islamic Shia Cemetery with a capacity of about 325 graves. it is located at:

Evergreen Memorial Park
2150 Central Ave, Schenectady, NY 12304

For more information or any questions please contact:

RazaAli Mamdani
Funeral Services Manager


Community Help Services


The Center has distinguished itself by assisting in the settlement of refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the last twenty years we have helped settle over seventy five Shia families in the Capital District.

For more information or any questions please contact:

Dr. Imdad Imam
President
Email: imamssi@yahoo.com
Phone: 518-542-4725


Annual Hussain Day Procession (Juloos)


In 2019, we started to organize the Annual Juloos (Hussain Day Precession), in downtown Albany, to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions. A large number of people participated in the event. The procession ended with great speeches from local and national speakers including the Mayor of Albany.