Rahmat-e-alam foundation

The Shariah Board of New York, located in Woodside, New York, has been established to provide a free of charge avenue for the Ummah for guidance and resolution to the Shar’i issues Muslims encounter in their daily lives. Shariah Board of New York is utilizing the knowledge and wisdom of experienced Muftis and Ulema in its strive to serve the Ummah in religious,spiritual, social and personal matters including parenting, marital counseling and family conflicts resolution.

Services Provided by SBNY

Alhumdulillah, In the past few years we have:

  • Answered over 7500 Shariah and Islamic Fiqh related questions.
  • Counseled over 100 (families), in matters of marital disputes, of which about 70% were reconciled
  • Counseled on business disputes, resolving them amicably in the light of Shar’i rules
  • Provided guidance in matters of inheritance and wills.
  • Actively involved in helping spread the awareness about the Local Moon Sighting
  • Institutionalizing the beginning of Islamic lunar months by using proper Hilal sighting methods
  • Provide guidance with Halal products and Shar’i Zabiha meat and poultry in the market place. Currently we are monitoring 2 slaughter houses & 1 Zabiha Halal retailer.
  • Conducted a number of educational and spiritual programs including those for Ramadan and Hajj, at various Masajid

Fund Raising Appeal

To make these services accessible to everyone, all of our services are rendered free of charge. We are doing our best to function within our limited financial resources. It has been about 4½ years since our last fund raising event. We are out of funds and have incurred a debt of $25,000. In order for us to continue to serve the Ummah, we desperately need your support now. Without your support, unfortunately, we at Shariah Board of New York (SBNY) will be forced to discontinue these much needed services.



All Donations are Tax Deductible. Please mail in donations to:
Shariah Board of New York, 57-16, 37th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11365.


Please feel free to call us at (718) 426 3454 & (718) 309-6978

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Warning against interest
Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah Radhi-Allahu A’nhu reported: “Rasulullah Sullul-lahu A'lay-hi Wasul-lum cursed those who consume interest, the one who pays it, the one who writes it (contract) and the two witnesses to it (contract).” Rasulullah Sullul-lahu A'lay-hi Wasul-lum said: “They are equal (in sins).” [Muslim and others]

If anyone gives as Sadaqa the equivalent of a date from that (earning) earned honestly, for Allah accepts that which is lawful, the Lord would accept it with His Right Hand, and even if it is a date, it would foster in the Hand of the lord, as one of you fosters his colt, till it becomes bigger than a mountain. Sahih Muslim

Encouragement towards sincerity, truthfulness and correct intention
Sayyiduna Abu Darda Radhi-Allahu A’nhu reports that Rasulullah Sullul-lahu A'lay-hi Wasul- lum said: "That person who goes to his bed with the intention of waking up at night to perform salah but he was overcome by sleep till the morning, what he intended will be written for him and his sleep would be a charity for him from his Lord." [An-Nisai and Ibn Majah]