Welcome to

Imam Mahdi (a.t.f)

Education Center


Allah will fulfill the needs of the one who seeks to carry out His orders. – Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.)

The Beginning  

“(lit is such a light) in houses, which Allah hath permitted to be raised to honor; for the celebration, in them, of His name: in them is He glorified in the mornings and the evenings, (again and again)”
(Holy Quran 24:36)
One of the first tasks that our holy prophet undertook upon arriving in medina was to construct a mosque, masjid Quba. It is following the Sunnah of the prophet that Muslims build mosque(s) in the area where they live. Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give. Our children are a vital part of our community and they help to build for a great future of the community. We cannot think of a better gift to give our children and grandchildren than establishing a mosque and a school system where they can learn and upkeep the values of Islam and the Ahlul bait (as).
“When charity (alms) is delivered out of the hand of its owner, it (the thing being given) says five things: At first I was perishing and you gave me life; I was insignificant and you made me great; I was an enemy and you turned me into a friend you used to protect me then but now I will protect you up to the day of resurrection”
(Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)
Imam Mahdi(as) Education Center was established in the Holy month of Ramadhan, 1424 (AH) – October 2004.
IMEC is a member of North American Shia Ithna-asheri Muslim Communities Organization (NASIMCO) and operates under the guidance of our Shia marjeya.
The center has a large hall for the men, and a smaller hall which can, sufficiently hold 200 persons. The ladies section has a hall which can accommodate about 150 persons and a playroom for the children.
“He who is sure about the divine rewards will be more generous”
(Imam Ali Ibne Musa Al-Ridha (as)

Upcoming Events

July 20, 2024
  • 14 Muharram, 1446 AH

July 21, 2024
  • 15 Muharram, 1446 AH

July 22, 2024
  • 16 Muharram, 1446 AH


Imam Mahdi (a.t.f) Education Center provides a wide variety of services to believers and people in need. Learn more about our services online or feel free to contact us for more information.


IMEC provides services for families, including but not limited to Counseling, Marriage, Funeral, Summer Camps and etc.


IMEC has special programs to provide aid for people in need and specifically sponsoring Orphans and Widows.


IMEC holds Weekly programs and prayers, as well as special Majalis for celebrating Eids, as well as programs in Holy months of Ramadhan, Muharram, Safar and etc.


IMEC has partnered with travel agencies and provides Hajj, Umrah and Ma’sumeen Ziarat Services.


Imam Mahdi Education Center (IMEC) is requesting from all mu’mineen and mu’minaat continuous, monthly donations of $14. For those who would like to donate more, or less, that would also be very appreciated. This donation will also count as a membership plan for the individual so that he/she can benefit from the different services the center provides to its members. If you would like a copy of the center’s electronic funds transfer authorization form, you can either find it on the center’s website or request one from us. There are also a few more methods of donating towards the center, and they are as follows:

Donating via check or money order.

Setting up a draft with your bank so that your bank sends a check monthly

Donating towards the center’s campaign on GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-imec)

For the *Canadian donors* who wish to receive tax receipts, please send your donations to: Islamic Humanitarian Service (IHS) 81 Hollinger Crescent, Kitchener, ON N2K 2Y8, (phone number: (519) 576-7111) (website: http://www.al-haqq.net), stating the donation is toward IMEC Maryland’s project.

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