Shia Jamaat of NY is a Member based religious organization servicing Shia Muslims in Long Island. The organization comprises mainly of Shia Muslims from the Indian Subcontinent and East Africa - known as Khojas (pious individuals ). It promotes the teachings of Islam according to Shia Ithna-Asheri Ja’ffari Faith and provides facilities for the Members and their families to observe the same. They believe that societal improvement starts within the community and expands outward. So their objective is to nurture an environment that will allow individuals to grow and contribute as they seek closeness to Allah SWT.