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Our History

MFI (Muslim Foundation Incorporated) is unique among Islamic centers in New Jersey in that it has an Islamically sanctioned masjid on the premises of the building.

The masjid is open 7 days a week for each of the 5 daily obligatory prayers.

With the ever-increasing Shia Ithna-asheri population in Central Jersey, Masjid-e-Ali (a.s) (Muslim Foundation Inc.) embarked on the noble cause of building a mosque, and, purchased a building on a 3.3-acre parcel of land at a cost of $550,000. This was a major milestone on a journey to fulfill an absolute need and a long-cherished dream of the community. Most of our members live within a radius of 20 miles of the property.

Mosque is our identity and by the Grace of Allah SWT the foundation of Masjid-e-Ali (as) was laid on 15th Shaba’an 1427 AH / September 9, 2006. The inauguration ceremony took place on 13th Dhul Hijjah 1431AH / November 20th, 2010.

Masjid-e-Ali (a.s)’s (Muslim Foundation Inc.) strength lies in its very Constitution. It helps to bring in the right people to the right job through regular elections held every three years.

“Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toll), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.”

Surah al Baqarah 2:155


When it comes to every Believer’s relationship with the masjid, there are certain rules that we must abide by. There are certain acts that are obligatory, recommended, forbidden, and not recommended, when it comes to the masjid. There are a number of laws that govern how we must enter or leave the masjid, whether or not we may enter or leave the masjid, what we are allowed to or prohibited from doing inside the masjid, and so on and so forth.

The following are a set of rules for the masjid that all members of the community are expected to follow.

Masjid-e-Ali Management Team

Masjid-e-Ali (a.s) (Muslim Foundation Inc.) is a charitable, non-profit organization (Tax exemption number : 22-2413703) and its activities are carried out without any  profits for its members. All donations received and accretions are used for promoting its aims and objectives.  The objective of the Organization is to help Muslims of all faiths particularly the Jafri faith, to become better human beings in the path of the Ahle Baith (as) and be good citizens of the USA.

Board of directors

MFI is run by a Board of Directors charged with the responsibility of formulating policies to achieve the objectives of the Organization as stated in its Constitution. The Chairman, Vice Chairman, the President and Vice President are elected by the Board every three (3) years.

Dr. Iqbal Husain Jafri, MD
Vice Chairman
Dr. Parviz Hamedani, MD

Chairman Emeritus
Br. Sarwat Ali

Directors Emeritus

Mohammad Sarwat Ali
Mrs. Parween Sarwat Ali
Dr. Mohsin Ali



Abbas Hassan
Dr. Aftab Husain
Dr. Asghar kharazi
Dr. Asad Sadiq
Baqar Rizvi
Dr. Azim Husain
Dr. Iqbal Jafri , Chairman of Board
Br. Iqbal Naqvi
Br. Mustafa Karim
Dr. Mustafa Jafri
Mrs. Naheed Hamedani
Dr. Parviz Hamedani, Vice Chairman of Board
Dr. S.M.N. Rizvi
Dr. Zafar Jafri
Dr. Zaki Sadiq


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the execution of the policies adopted by the Board of Directors, & running the day to day affairs of the Foundation. The Committee comprises 12 members: 6 elected by the members of MFI every 3 years & 6 nominated by the Board.

Executive Committee of MFI 

Dr. Asad Sadiq

Vice President
Dr. Aazim Husain 

Treasurer MFI 
Nisar Karmali

Joint Treasurer
Syed Urooj Aftab

General Secretary 
Adil Nathani

Joint Secretary 
Mrs. Hina Karim

Members of Executive Committee 
Abbas Hassan 
Ali Raza
Dr. Mustafa Jafri
Salman Jafri
Zaki Rizvi
Dr. Zaki Sadiq


While Masjid-e-Ali is open to the general public, we do offer a privileged class of service to those members of our community who opt to become Members.

There are a number of benefits included with your membership.

Creating membership means opening doors for broader participation, keeping our community organized, continuing/reinforcing a democratic voice, and ensuring that the community remains active for the future generation.