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AsSalamu 'Eleikum wa Rahmatullah!
Last Update: Monday, May 06, 2013
We are delighted to inform the community that Imam Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes has graciously accepted our offer to serve as the Imam of Masjid Al-Momineen. Here is a brief bio of Imam Mendes:
Muhammad Adeyinka (pronounced: ah-deh-yin-ka) Mendes was born in the United States and raised in both the US and in Nigeria. At the age of 17, he embraced Islam after a life changing journey to Israel. While at Morehouse College and later at the Ohio State University, he pursued a BA in Arabic and began studying the classical sciences of Islam with scholars from various countries around the United States, among them were Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Shaykh Muhammad Shareef, Dr. Antar ibn Standford Smith, Shaykh Nuh Keller, Ustath Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, Ustath Hamidou Taal, and Ustath Amr Khalifa.
Upon graduation, he traveled to the Middle East and West Africa to sit at the feet of a number of notable scholars who further acquainted him with the major Islamic sciences of Qur'anic Recitation, Prophetic Narrations, Classical Arabic, Theology, Jurisprudence, and Purification of the Soul. Among the scholars he was blessed to learn from were Shaykh Fareed Azuz, Shaykh Mustafa Turkmani, Shaykh Abdul-Halim al-Jaza'iri, Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj, and Shaykh Ibrahim Makana. He also studied at Ma'had Abi Nour in Damascus, Syria, and has received licenses to teach (ijazat) from Shaykhs Uthman al-Imam an-Naijayri, Ibrahim Makana, Muhammad al-Ya'qoubi, Muhammad an-Ninowy, and Khalil Abdur-Rashid .
After returning to the United States, he established the Annual Rawdah, a grassroots educational initiative, continued his studies with various scholars in Houston and Pittsburgh, and has focused on translating and teaching rare Arabic manuscripts concerning theology, jurisprudence, ethics, spirituality, and the upliftment of the weak and oppressed authored by some of West Africa's greatest spiritual and intellectual giants. Most recently, he partnered with the Travelling Light film project to film a documentary highlighting the spiritual and intellectual legacy of Senegal in which he taught chapters from Imam al-Gazzali's magnam opus, Ihya Ulum ad-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences).
He and his family reside in Atlanta, Georgia, where he serves as Imam at Masjid Al-Momineen(Mosque of the Faithful), a Researcher and Instructor with the DC-based Fawakih Qur'anic Arabic and Islamic Studies Institute, and founding director of Sacred Service, an organization committed to the spiritual healing of humanity and a lived articulation of Islam rooted in the socio-cultural realities of indigenous Americans. He also serves as Director of the Tahfeeth al-Qur'an Program and Chair of Islamic Studies at Mohammed Schools of Atlanta, co-founder of the youth mentorship program, Kombutsu Boys To Men Rites of Passage, and continues his studies with various scholars in and outside of Atlanta, among them Shaykh Muhammad an-Ninowy, Shaykh Ahmad Zo Abdullah, Shaykh Bashir Niasse, and Shaykh Khalil Abdur-Rashid.
Imam Mendes can be directly reached by email at Imam@masjidalmomineen.com.
Welcome to Masjid Al-Momineen's website. To download Atlanta's prayer calendar for 2013, please go to our Download page. Please take a moment to register your name and Email ID. Whether you are here to find out more about Islam or just the community of Muslims in the Clarkston and Stone Mountain area, you have come to the right place. Curious about the history of Masjid Al-Momineen? Or, do you wish to see what our immediate needs are because you'd like to volunteer or contribute towards construction of the new masjid in one of several ways? Perhaps, you wish to lookup the prayer schedule for the Metro Atlanta area or to find a central place with links to Atlanta mosques and Islamic centers. Please bookmark this site, or yet better set this as your homepage so you may come back for progress reports of our ongoing construction project.
What is New?
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Ramadhan Mubarak. The first day of Ramadan is Friday, July 20. The Ramadhan calendar for the Clarkston and Stone Mountain areas is posted online. Please download. Iftar (breakfast) will be served nightly followed by Tarawih prayers, inSha'Allah.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Happy Mother's Day to all...but is it sufficient to celebrate mothers just on this one day? Read on....
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Read our latest blog article on assessing one's self-worth. Also, Masjid Al-Momineen is now on Facebook.
Friday, February 18, 2011
The website has been completely redesigned. How do you like it? Let us know your thoughts.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
You can now follow us on Twitter. You will be able to get instant notification of our important tweets. Simply click on the Twitter icon below to become a follower. If you don't have a Twitter account yet, please check our FAQ page to find out how to create an account.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
See a video of the 2010 Eid ul Fitr prayer on the Masjid grounds..
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Pastor Terry Jones in Florida has his congregation convinced to burn copies of the Quran in commemoration of September 11. Ironically, his approach is no less extreme. The question is how should Muslims and America’s leadership react. We can find a number of precedents in scriptures and prophetic traditions in response to his stated intention. Read more...
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Please see some beautiful Ramadhan 2010 photos from around the world as captioned by Boston Globe here.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Mayor Howard Tygrett declared the period between the two new moons in August and September as the month of Ramadhan in all of Clarkston in an official proclamation.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Masjid Al-Momineen's Board of Directors convened on Sunday, August 29, to hold officer elections. The following brothers were elected to the chair, secretary, and treasury offices, respectively:
Brs. Omar, Amin, and Manzoor. We congratulate the new officers asking Allah SWT to Guide them in their new roles, and commend the previous officers asking Allah SWT to Bless them and their families in return for their contributions.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Do you find yourself unhappy or depressed? If yes, read the latest blog article titled: Keys to True Happiness! All constructive comments are welcome.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Please visit our Metro Atlanta Mosques link for an updated and alphabetically sorted Georgia Masjid and Musalaa listing.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Ultimate freedom can be found in absolute slavery to God. Please read our latest article on our blog page.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Explore the Islamic Sites page which contains some of the best links on Islam. The third link there is new pointing to the Tanzil Quran navigator - a page dedicated to make Quranic text available online accurately. According to the Tanzil Project page in Wikipedia, since the appearance of the first digital copy of the Holy Quran, there have been substantial efforts to produce an accurate Quran text in a simple script, but due to some difficulties, these efforts have been unsuccessful in many of the cases, and unfortunately, the simple Quran texts currently used in the majority of Quranic websites and applications have lots of errors and typos.
The erroneous Quran text has been so rapidly spread over the Internet that nowadays finding the correct form of Quranic verses has become almost impossible without referring to a verified printed manuscript.
Please read our latest blog on President Obama's address to the Islamic world from Egypt and leave a comment on what you think of the article.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
The 2nd annual Masjid Al-Momineen Family Day will, inShaAllah, be held on Saturday, June 6. The event was such a success last year that we decided to make it an annual occurrence. Please plan to come with your family and friends for an all day celebration of what makes "family" so central in Islam. Leave the planning to us...expect great food, drinks, snacks, lectures, and a slew of activities for children of all ages.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
The December 19, 2008, Fundraising Dinner video footage is ready for your viewing at our Multimedia page.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The December 19, 2008, Fundraising Dinner photos are ready for your viewing at our Multimedia page. We hope to, inSha'Allah, publish video footage of the event in the near future.
Friday, October 24, 2008
This is the first time this website has been modified in format since 2006. Our hope is that you can easily navigate throughout the site. Additionally, we wanted to add enough value to the site to attract repeat visitors. To that end, we have created a blog page which we plan, ﺇﻥﺸﺄﺍﷲ , to keep populated with submitted articles by community members on various topics of interest. Our blog page will further allow you to post your own comments and to interact with other community members and posters. The blog page is RSS - -enabled. That means you can configure your RSS reader to receive broadcasts of the new posts and comments from the Masjid's blog site automatically.
Another important change will allow our visitors to directly send us feedback on how we may introduce improvements to the site or to Masjid Al-Momineen.
We hope and pray to be able to provide our visitors with rich and dynamic content. We need your help and ask that you give us a helping hand.