In the name of Allah SWT, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. All praise is for Allah SWT alone whose help and forgiveness we seek. We ask His protection against evil and wrong doing. Whomever Allah SWT guides cannot be misguided and whomever Allah SWT allows to go astray cannot be guided to the straight path. We bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah SWT, and we bear witness that Muhammad PBUH is His Messenger.
The MSGD was founded in June 2009 by a few committed sisters in our community as a private summer gathering in Newtown CT to tutor their children about their beliefs. This community grew steadily into a ‘school’. Over a period of the following two years, with more children enrolling and the addition of Programs for New Muslims, Youth, Women etc., the ‘school’ evolved into the ‘Al Hedaya Islamic Center’ with a multi-cultural Muslim Community vision that reflects the core Muslim values of moderation, education and outreach. Our community includes about 100 Muslim households from Arab, African, European, US, Central and South American, Chinese, Thai, Filipino, Indonesian and South Asian origins. Our ethnic and national diversity reflects our community’s rich cultural heritage and Islam’s enduring message of moderation, peace and justice
The Al Hedaya Islamic Center has, in about 3 years since its founding, purchased a property now valued at over $ 1 Million, established successful Islamic School Programs for over 100 children that includes a Full-time School, Youth Groups and a thrice-weekly After-School Program. It has established a Masjid with 5 daily Salah, Jumma and Taraweeh during Ramadan and community events for young and old at our Annual Eid Festival, alhamdulillah.
The Al Hedaya Islamic Center has helped in building bridges with Faith-based, Ethnic, Charity Organizations and with Local & International Print and Television Media networks. Hedaya works with Advocacy groups, Disaster Relief Organizations and with Elected Officials from region and State to advocate on issues of concern - both domestic and foreign. The pace of growth in our Center’s Programs on Education and Outreach has outstripped the limited resources of our community. The Hedaya Center invites you to support the expansion and reap the rewards from our Creator of all the good that comes from it, inshaAllah.
The Al Hedaya Islamic Center has also led the state of CT and the Greater Danbury region in building bridges with Faith-based, Ethnic, Charity and local & International Print and Television Media networks. Hedaya works with Advocacy groups and with Elected Officials from region and State to advocate on issues of concern - both domestic and foreign. The growth in our Center’s outreach has outstripped the limited resources of our community and we invite you to support the expans