Al Madinah Masjid was founded and established by our dear departed brother Sindou Diarassouba and his wife in the early 2000s. For more than a decade, they took on all the financial challenges of the Masjid until brother Sindou's passing in January of 2016.
As a way of bringing our Ivorian Muslim community together, the Masjid was started in the early 1990 as Al Madinah, a nonprofit, non-political, religious organization.
Our Goal is to bring together all brothers and sisters, particularly those from Ivory Coast, in the hope of fostering a peaceful community for us and our children.
Open Everyday for daily prayers and Jum'ah at 1964 Wesley Chapel Rd, Decatur, GA 30035.
The following prayer times are specific to Al Madinah Masjid in Decatur, Georgia, 30035. Azan times are 15 minutes earlier. Jum'a Khutba starts at 1:30pm throughout the year.
Fajr or Dawn prayer is the first of the daily Salawaat. starts as early as the start of the nautical twilight and can be prayed until right before sunrise. Two Fardh or mandatory Raka'as are prayed at Fajr.
Dhuhr or midday Salat (prayer) is the second of the daily Salawaat. is performed starting at noon or when the sun is at 90 degrees above. Dhuhr ends right before 'Asr. It comprises 4 Fardh or obligatory Raka'ahs. Jum'a prayer on Fridays substitutes for Dhuhr if prayed in conggregation.
The 'Asr or afternoon prayer is the third of the daily Salawaat. or prayers. It consists of 4 Fardh Rak'aat. It is prayed at the end of the midday prayer and lasts until right before sunset. s
Maghrib or sunset prayer is the fourth of the daily Salawaat. starts at sunset. It consists of three Fardh Raka'aat.
'Isha daily Salawat is the fifth of the daily Salawaat. starts around nautical twilight and lasts until Fajr. Four Fardh Rada'ahs are prayed at 'Isha.
All times are Eastern and automatically adjust to daylight saving times.
“The mosques of Allah are only to be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and give zakah and do not fear except Allah, for it is expected that those will be of the [rightly] guided.”
“WHOEVER BUILT A MOSQUE, ALLAH WOULD BUILD HIM A SIMILAR PLACE IN PARADISE. .”
“Among what continues to accrue for a believer of his good works after death are the following: knowledge that he learned and then imparted to others, a pious child whom he left behind, a copy of the Qur’ân that he bequeathed, a mosque that he built, a guest house he built for travelers, a river that he made to flow, and charity he spends from his wealth when he is in good health – all of this continues to avail him after his death.”
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Quran and Hadith classes for children on Sundays from 10am to noon. Cost $10 per child.
Eid prayer starts at 8:30am. Please carpool. Eid Zakat is $8 per family member and payable prior to Eid prayer.
Please come back here to see all the projects ongoing at Al Madinah Masjid (academic, services for the youth, sisters).
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Currently, we pay Riba' on the building. We must pay off the loan as soon as possible and then expand the facility to accommodate the growth.
This will be used to pay to power the building and outside lights; to pay for gas, water, taxes, insurance, landscaping, tools, repairs, legal fees, and salaries.
2.5% of Net Wealth (3oz+ Gold) per year. We distribute your Zakat donations directly to the needy.
Check here first to find answers to commenly asked questions. If you don't find your question, send us an email and we will be more than happy to respond to you as soon as possible, in Sha' Allah.
This is a very good question. A dedicated single family was kind enough to gave us a $30,000.00 down payment toward the mortgage. Unable to come up with the remaining amount, which was over $200,000.00, we finance the rest hoping to pay within a year with donations.
Of course all brothers and sisters are allowed to join us, and get involved so to better the Masjid's future.
We are Sunday and Summer schools available to children for the time being. The goal is to start adult education as well once we are on solid financial ground.