All photos by Susan Slyomovics.
Temporary quarters of the Queens Muslim Center: kitchen cabinets serve as minbar and mihrab.
The muezzin of Masjid Al-Falah performs unamplified calls to prayer.
Islamic Sunnat-Ul-Jamaat: Hanafi Sunni mosque in the Bronx.
Interior of Sunnat-Ul-Jamaat mosque: The Imam points to masking tape lines that orient worshippers to Mecca.
Students leaving Islamic Sunday school at Masjid Al-Fatima in Queens.
Beginnings: a basement mosque with masjid painted on lower left corner, the Bronx.
Masjid Al-Falah Hanafi Sunni mosque in Corona, Queens under construction.
The Turkish community’s Al-Fatih Mosque: former movie theater ticket booth converted to a religious bookstore.