Masjid Al Hikmah means The Wisdom Mosque and refers to the passage of the Qur’an 16:125, which is translated as: call thou (mankind) unto thy Sustainer’s path with wisdom (hikmah) and goodly exhortation. From the beginning, Masjid Al-Hikmah has been engaged in community services, although in general the social services are aimed at Muslims, particularly, of course, Indonesian Muslims in New York. Masjid Al-Hikmah is also a home for several pengajian (a gathering in which Islamic teachings are discussed). A pengajian usually begins with the recitation of the Qur’an, followed by a lecture on Islam and continues with the question and answer session. Masjid Al-Hikmah, offers the Saturday School, where elementary and middle school children can learn about Islam. Currently, with about more than one hundred students, of which some students are non-Indonesians, Saturday School can be regarded as Masjid Al-Hikmah’s spearhead of its community services. Masjid Al Hikmah is also engaged in social services such as a place to have wedding ceremony, interfaith dialogues, bazaar, as well as a place where the jamaah can perform ghaib prayer – prayers for those who have died in distant places.