Eid-ul-Fitr Salah on Friday, July 17 (Tomorrow) @ 9:00am
EID Mubarak to you and your family. We hope and pray to Allah (swt) that He accept our Ibadaat in this blessed month of Ramadan, Ameen!
We will insha'Allah start EID salah at 9:00 followed by the khutba. Eid Salah will be lead by Sheikh Showki and Khutba will be offered by Hafiz Inayat-Ullah. Please be on time.
Ramadan 1436 Alhamdulillah
First of all Ramadan Mubarak to all, alhamdulillah the blessed month is starting Wednesday evening with first taraweeh and the first fast on Thursday (6/18/2015). Insha'Allah we will have iftar every night followed by taraweeh led by Sheikh Shawki. Please join us for the Ramadan festivities every day. Please view the Prayer schedule for Ramadan.
With the great news of blessed month of Ramadan we have another very blessed news with you all. Alhamdulillah we signed the contract for the second phase of construction and insha'Allah we will have te ground breaking this Friday (June 19, 2015) at 4:00 pm. the address for the new Masjid location is 3861 Barrett Parkway. Please invite everyone in the community and join us with the entire family for the historical and blessed moment.
Hope to see everyone this Friday for the ground breaking ceremony.
Masjid Al-Hedaya (soon to be called Masjid Al-Furqan - West Cobb Islamic Center)
Al-Hedaya Summer Picnic
Join us with your family at the Al-Hedaya Summer Picnic at Bartow Carver Park on Saturday, May 30, 2015 for Hifz graduation ceremony and a 'Know Your Rights' presentation by Hassan Shibly. A day of fun, food, friendship and fitness. Bring your bicycles, kites, cards, cricket bats, games and enjoy the day with your community. Leave your mobile devices, phones, laptops, iPads and tablets at home or in the car.
Where: Bartow Carver Park
Address: 3900 Bartow Carver Rd SE, Acworth, GA 30102
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 12 noon to 5:00 pm
There is a nominal charge to cover for the expenses. Please reserve your spot using PayPal.
Construction Update - First Phase Completed
Thanks to Allah's guidance and your generous contributions, we have now successfully completed the first phase of the construction. We have installed a sewer line, and deceleration lanes on the new property, as were required by Cobb County. Please see the attached pictures. Our estimate for the cost for the first phase construction was $147,500.00 plus/minus $5000.00. We are very pleased to inform the community that the actual cost of the first phase was $151,400.00.
Newly added 'decel lane' going from West to East on Ernest Barrett Parkway.
View entering into the Masjid property 'future parking lot'
We are ready to begin the next phase, which will be to construct part of the parking lot and first building on the property, insha'Allah. Our engineering group is expecting that the permit for the parking lot will be granted in approximately two weeks
But we cannot complete this next phase until we have collected all our pledges.
We are kindly asking that you fulfill as much of the pledge as you can. We are at a critical stage where we need the money to complete the next phase of our construction.
You can donate by clicking the Donate to Masjid Construction Fund on right column or mail your donations to:
View entering into the 'future parking lot' of the new Masjid
Masjid Al-Hedaya Construction Team
EID Al-ADHA Announcement
EID Mubarak to you and your family. We hope and pray to Allah (swt) that he accepts the Hajj of all those who are performing Hajj this year, AMEEN.
Insha'Allah EID Salah will be this Saturday (October 4th, 2014) at 9:00 am at the Masjid. Please join us for Salah with your families.
Also join us on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 evening at Magrib to break the fast with us on the day of Arafa. Bring a dish and share with all and enjoy the blessings of being in the masjid and breaking the fast with the other believers.
Construction Update - First Phase Progress
We are very excited to share with everyone that we are close to completing the first phase, alhamdulillah. With the completion of this phase, we will have the new entrance and exit from the parking lot, and the sewer line work completed, all of which the county required us to do.
Insha'Allah, we are reviewing the plans for the second phase now. The second phase includes grading the property, installing a new sewer line on the properties, adding a detention pond(s) and constructing the parking lot for approximately 100 cars (this is half of the total of 200 parking spaces). Insha'Allah, these plans will be submitted to the county for review and approval in a couple of weeks.
We are grateful to Allah (swt) and our community's support for helping us complete the first phase. Please continue to pray for the progress of this work because everything that we are doing is only for the sake of Allah (swt). And please continue to donate generously as we need your support to complete the next phase of constructing a new Masjid.
Masjid Al-Hedaya Construction Team
Summer Camp 2014
We are very excited to announce that Summer Camp at the Islamic Center of
Marietta will begin June 2nd! Alhamdulillah, we have a new administrator, Sister Shaheen Pathan, who will be coordinating the camp this year. |
Our goal is to instill a love and understanding for the deen, teach them duas from the Quran and Ahadith, and create a desire to learn more about Islam even after Summer Camp comes to an end.
The camp is open to children 5-12 years of age, and will begin June 2nd until June 26th, Mondays- Thursdays. We encourage everyone to be a part of this wonderful event! << Click here for the Flyer >>
Please Click here to Register!
Shaykh Mohammed Faqih coming to Atlanta on June 8th
Masjid Al-Hedaya is pleased to announce that Shaykh Mohammed Faqih is coming to Atlanta on June 8th for an event for the benefit of our new Masjid construction.
Hailing from a lineage of scholarship, Mohammed Faqih traces his roots back to the ancient city of Harar in the Horn of Africa. Originally from Yemen, his forefathers immigrated to East Africa and played a central role in the Islamic history of the region.
Mohammed Faqih completed a B.A. in Islamic Studies from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America in Fairfax, VA, and graduated in Quran Memorization and Recitation from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Previously, he has held the positions of Imam [spiritual leader and advisor] at the Islamic Community Center of Laurel in Laurel, MD and at the Islamic Center of San Diego in San Diego, CA. He has also acted as an assistant Imam at the Islamic Association of Raleigh, NC and as a teacher at the Al-Iman School in the same community.
Update on New Property
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah,
Alhamdulillah after closing on the property on October 31, 2013 our engineering group is busy getting the drawings complete for the exit/entrance and the deceleration lane. To complete this process they have hired a surveying company for the survey of the property.
Alhamdulillah we are moving forward with the plans and need your duas for a successful completion of this project.
Please continue with your duas and help us financially as well by donating generously to the new masjid construction fund using PayPal.
All donations are Tax deductable under Federal Tax ID: 58-2074361
Alhamdulillah, Masjid Al-Hedaya of Marietta closed on the new property
New Masjid Property and Construction
Watch Recorded Taraweeh online (Ramadan 1432)
Listen to Surah Ar-Rahman recited by Imam Sheikh Showqi
|Click here to Listen Surah Ar-Rahman (The Beneficent)|
Pillars of Islam
What are the five pillars of Islam?
They are the framework of Muslim life: testimony of faith, prayer, Zakat (charity), fasting, and the pilgrimage to Makkah for those who are able. The prophet said: Islam is based on five principles:
1. The declaration of faith: To bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is His messenger to all human beings till the Day of Judgment.
2. Prayers: Muslims perform five prayers a day as a duty towards Allah. Prayers strengthen and enliven the belief in Allah and inspire man to a higher morality. They purify the heart and prevent temptation towards wrongdoing and evil.
3. Zakat: The literal and simple meaning of Zakat is purity, wealth is purified by paying Zakat. As all things belong to God, wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. Zakat means giving a specified percentage of ones wealth to certain classes of needy people.
4. Fasting during the month of Ramadan: Muslims during the month of Ramadan not only abstain from food, drink, and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset, but also from immoral behavior. Fasting teaches love, sincerity and devotion. It develops a sound social conscience, patience, unselfishness and will-power.
5. Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca): It is to be performed at least once in a lifetime, by those who are physically and financially able to do so. The Ka'ba, which is in the city of Mecca, is the first house of worship appointed for mankind and was built by Abraham and his son Ishmael (Peace Be Upon Them).
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Topics of Interest:
ICNA land issue:
At the Eid Salah we made the community aware of our struggle in getting ICNA to return the 4.5acre property at 968 Powder Springs Street back to Masjid Al-Hedaya.
Read all about this in our Open Letter to the community.
This month in Islam:
Rabi-Ut-Thani is the 4th month in the lunar calendar. Read More....
The Islamic calendar (or Hijri calendar) is a purely lunar calendar. It contains 12 months that are based on the motion of the moon, and because 12 synodic months is only 12 x 29.53=354.36 days, the Islamic calendar is consistently shorter than a tropical year, and therefore it shifts with respect to the Christian calendar.
Hijri Converter, Zakat Calculator etc. Click here to access.