All praise is due to Allah (swt) The Most Merciful the Compassionate. The Muslim Community of Troy/Masjid al-Hidaya’s foundation started when a group of students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) rented a small room to perform their daily prayers. By 1986, the room became too small and the community purchased a two story house that is now Masjid Al-Hidaya. The first floor of that house was converted into a musalla (prayer space) and the second floor into classrooms for weekend school classes, youth and adult education, and other activities.
For the last fifteen years, the community had increased significantly and outgrew that facility.
Fridays Prayers are held in RPI for students and Troy Residents
“[In houses (mosques) which Allaah has ordered to be raised (to be cleaned, and to be honoured), in them His Name is remembered i.e. Adhaan, Iqaamah, Salaah (prayers), invocations, recitation of the Qur’aan. Therein glorify Him (Allaah) in the mornings and in the afternoons or the evenings]”