The leaders of Yusuf Shah Islamic Center are dedicated to supporting and leading their community.
To promote a better sense of community, they engage their members through prayer and worship, educational gatherings, and service and support programs.
Musa has been the Resident Imam of Yusuf Shah Islamic Center of Mount Vernon, New York since 2011. Prior to that, he was the Resident Imam of Masjid Iman in Parkchester, New York.
In 2012, Imam Musa received the Outstanding Community Leadership Award from the Council of Imam of New England for his hard work and dedication to the Community. In 2018, he received a Recognition of Excellence Award from Masjid Omar Abdel Azezz.
Imam Musa has been the Convener of the Northeast Region Community of Imam W.D. Mohammed (ra) for the last 2 years and serves as Treasurer of the African American Indigenous Imams’ Association. He is currently working with the Newly elected Mayor, Shawyn Patterson Howard, as an Islamic Adviser on her faith leadership board, and continues to cultivate strong relationships with faith leaders and churches within the Mount Vernon area.
Chairman of the Board
Mustafa White, is a Bronx, NY Native, who has been a member of the Yusuf Shah Islamic Community for 15 years serving as the Chief of staff to Imam Musa Abdul Ali, Co- Facilitator for Millati Islami (Islamic Recovery Group), Coordinator for the Youth Programs, and The Community Liaison for the Islamic Center. Professionally, Mustafa has been mentoring and guiding the development of at-risk youth for over 30 years. He is currently overseeing the youth program at Shrub Oak International School in Mohegan Lake, NY.
Mustafa has volunteered with, and sat on the Board of Independent organizations such as the Bronx United Million Men Association (B.U.M.M.A.), Young Adults Against Drugs and Alcohol (Y.A.A.D.A.), Hands that Make A Difference (H.T.M.A.D.) and is developing the Islamic Center’s Board. He is also the Co-Founder of Men Supporting Men, an organization that strives to dispel the negative social issues and stereotypes facing men of color in the community through Community activism, Health workshops, Spiritual development and Education.
He currently holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from Monroe Business School in New Rochelle, NY and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from the College of New Rochelle, NY where he graduated with honors. Mustafa is also pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.