Eid al-Adha Carnival!
Don't miss the family event of the season!! Come to the first ever Madina Inst. Eid al-Adha Carnival! Featuring Bouncy House, Games, Food, Bazaar & more! And FREE Admission for all! Bring family & Friends. If you'd like to rent a vendor's booth, contact Monira at 404-797-5582.
9/9/2017 2:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Salat al-Khusoof (Eclipse Prayer)
Madina Institute will be holding Salat al-Khusoof (The Eclipse Prayer) in following the beautiful Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, Salla Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Please join us in this rare opportunity!
8/21/2017 2:15:00 PM -04:000.0000
Adopt-a-Road Community Clean Up!
We need YOU - come for our quarterly Community Clean Up day! Bring a friend and come enjoy coffee, bagels & a great refreshing day of clean air & sunshine, while contributing to the community. It's an important part of showing our neighbors what Islam TRULY IS. Kids/Families welcome! And please spread the word - the more people, the more blessed and easy the work (y)
8/19/2017 7:30:00 AM -04:000.0000
Beyond 'Halal & Haram': 4-Part Webinar
Description: Many times Muslims grow up learning the rules – “This is Halal; that is haram.” – but have you ever wondered why? Or how do the scholars know? How do Imam arrive at their conclusions. and why are there so many different opinions? Then this is a perfect chance for you to dive deeper than ever before and understand the ROOTS of your Deen! This special webinar is by Sh. Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy, founder of Madina Institute, and specialist in Hadith and Islamic Legal Theory.
8/14/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Madina Institute Deen Academy Open House
Please join us after Jumuah on Aug 11th for an Open House for the Madina Institute Deen Academy. You will get to meet the teachers and get an overview of the curriculum. Special Incentive! Parents who register their child at the Open House will get a $100 instant discount off the registration fees. Don't miss this opportunity! We look forward to seeing you all!
8/11/2017 3:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Asalaamu 'alaikum brothers! Join our weekly soccer games for fun & fitness. This is for brothers 14+. Please spread the word!
7/29/2017 9:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
New! Soccer every Saturday for brothers 15+ (youth & adults invited!) Please spread the word - the more players, the better! Questions? Call Br. Hanif at 770-906-1581
7/8/2017 9:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
No Questions Off The Table With Shaykh Ninowy
Shaykh Muhammad an-Ninowy welcomes you to join us after Taraweeh for an open and honest Q&A session to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding God, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the authenticity of the Quran/Hadith, predestination, the problem of evil, ways to make the most out of the last 10 days of Ramadan, or anything curious going on in your mind! Shaykh Ninowy is prepared to address your questions honesty, logically, and with references to Islam's source texts when necessary/requested. Afterwards-- be sure to stick around for Qiyam - The extra nitley prayer Please come with any and all questions prepared to this event! This event is open to all, believers and skeptics alike. We are looking forward to a great evening, Insha'Allah. All youth, ages 14+ are invited to spend the night in the masjid gathering and remembering God with their friends! Suhur or breakfast will be served. Oh yeah and bring your comfy pillows as well.
6/18/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Foster Care Support Foundation
UPDATE: REGISTRATION IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED! We are excited by the overwhelming support and interest in the event. We look forward to seeing everyone that has registered. Please be sure to check your emails for details. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ramadan is just a few days away and I'm sure many of you have been working on your goals to achieve this Ramadan. We all know that all of our good deeds are multiplied times 70 during this beautiful month, SubhanAllah! Please join Madina Institute & Roswell Community Masjid - RCM as we take time to volunteer at the Foster Care Support Foundation in Roswell, GA. ABOUT: FCSF serves a vital and growing need throughout Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment and developmental toys to thousands of children in foster and relative care. MORE INFO: Volunteers do some of the following at the Foster Care Support Distribution Center depending on the tasks at hand for the day: - Sort clothing, size or restock the center for easy selection by foster children. - Play with babies and toddlers in the nursery while foster parents select their needed items - Wash, put together or take apart infant equipment to make sure all is safe and in excellent condition to be used by a foster child. - Fill orders for children living too far away to come themselves, pack them and get them ready for shipping. **Please note that this event is not recommended for anyone under the age of 12 years old. If you are under the age of 18, a parent will need to sign a waiver to bring with you before you attend. Once you complete the form, you will be sent a waiver to print and complete.**
6/17/2017 11:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
The Legends of Islam
Ready and excited about our popular Ramadan youth nights that are spiritually driven, engaging and delivered by great speakers? Well.., they are right here @Madina....2 of them insha'Allah! Come learn about the giants of our past. From Fatima Fihri(the woman behind the oldest standing University of Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morocco, to Ibn Sina(the father of early modern medicine) to Ibn Batuta (the medieval Moroccan traveler and scholar), see how these powerful pioneer thinkers, educators and travelers became legendary contributors to their societies. Come gain some inspiration from their stories so we can learn how to leave our own legacies today and be empowered by their works. We are pleased and honored to bring you the best of youth speakers - Imam Abdullah Jaber from Masjid Omar Bin Abdul Aziz and Imam Ayub Basufyaan from Masjid Maryam. The event will also feature a panel of youth and young professionals who were inspired to take some time off their busy schedules to learn about our beautiful deen...Let's hear what they have to share! This event is for all youth, ages 14 & above!
6/10/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Feed The Hungry
It's Ramadan so let's feed those in need.....Madina Institute will be supporting Giving Back to Humanity, ICNA Relief & Gwinnett Islamic Circle for their Feed The Hungry Event on Sunday, June 4th Insha'Allah. In this event we prepare, deliver and serve hot meals to our most needy neighbors in the downtown Atlanta area. We usually take food for about 120 people. This is surely an incredible experience for many of us who live in abundance! Please bring your kids and help them witness with their own eyes and understanding! May Allah accept this from us. Bring a dish if you can and if you can't, that's fine too... just coming and serving in itself is an experience of its own. Interested to join in, we will meet DIRECTLY at the location @ 336 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314.. Please call 770-906-1458 for any questions. Hope to see you all there insha'Allah!
6/4/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Adopt A Road Community Cleanup
It's almost Ramadan, so let's prepare to welcome our blessed month! Join your friends and family at Madina Institute U.S.A as we cleanup part of our Sweetwater Rd! This is a great way to get out there and help cleanup our neighboring community and part of our efforts to continuously serve our local community, while having fun in the process! We'll be meeting at Madina at 10 am and then walking along our portion of the road from there. We'll have trash bags, vests and supplies provided, so all you need to bring is your friends, a great attitude and your very best intentions insha'Allah :) We will be serving Bagels and Coffeee, so come on down! As part of Gwinnett County's Adopt-a-Road program, in order for a portion of a road to be adopted, it must be cleaned at least 4 times in a calendar year. For more information, please visit the Gwinnett County Clean & Beautiful Page here: http://www.gwinnettcb.org/ Childen 12-16 yrs are able to participate with a written consent from their parents. It's preferred if they cleanup with atleast a parent. For more information, please message Nasim Omar (770)906-1458
5/20/2017 10:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Interfaith Hygiene Supplies Drive - Haiti
Madina Institute and Gwinnett Islamic Circle are proud to participate in the Haiti Hygene Drive for the 4th year! This July is the first time youth from Epiphany Lutheran Church, Madina Institute, Gwinnett Islamic Circle and other faiths will embark on an interfaith youth summer camp to be with children in Haiti from July 7-14 where the Hygiene supplies will be hand delivered to the families in the ultra poor regions of Haiti. Your support in this cause will be much appreciated. We will be collecting ONLY 5 different hygiene items this year as listed below, to be delivered to needy families in the most rural of areas in Haiti. We will then pack the hygiene supplies @ Epiphany Lutheran Church in Suwanee just like we did last year! Please choose what items you would like to donate and bring them to Madina Institute. Sign up at the link below: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44ada92ea2ff2-haiti The items we are collecting are as follows: Bar soap Deodorant Toothbrushes Toothpaste Wash cloths We need about 600 items each - so please when you sign up just put the number of items you would like to donate. Collection dates: May 6th - June 23 Item Drop-off location: Madina Institute Making of kits: TBD @ Ephiphany Lutheran Church, Suwanee GA Also, cash contributions are to be given to Sister Nasim (GIC & Madina Institute) If you have any questions, please contact Sister Nasim at (770)-906-1458 Jazakallah!
5/20/2017 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Muslim Millenials Rise: Standing UP & Standing OUT
Get ready for an event like no other - a night of laughs, inspiration, AND delicious food! Tickets on sale now! Youth/Students (Age 15-25): $5 Children (Age 5-14): $10 Adults (Age 26+): $15 <Theme Description: In today's age, Muslim Millenials are living in a time where identity, social networking and information intersect unlike ever before. We find ourselves searching for connections, searching for a voice, searching for faith in something REAL. What can we do, practically, to find what we need?> Program to include a FULL HOUR of comedy by Azhar Usman (Called the "Funniest Muslim in America!" - CNN) plus inspirational talks by leading Muslim leaders, teachers and visionaries: Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy (Madina Institute): World-renowned scholar, speaker (RIS, ISNA, Rihla & more) and founder of Madina Inst's ground-breaking seminary "Islamic Studies Degree Program" Aisha Yaqoob: Political activist and founder of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project Shaykh Abdullah Jaber: Famous youth leader, motivational speaker and young scholar (Masjid Omar Bin Abdul Aziz) A full gourmet dinner will also be served, courtesy of Al Noor Banquet Hall! This event is mainly for Muslims ("Youth") age 15-25, but families are most welcome! Seating is on a first come, first served basis. This is NOT a fundraiser; ticket sales are intended to cover basic costs of the event. www.MadinaInstituteUSA.org
5/14/2017 5:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Nisf Shaban: Family Dhikr & Dinner Night!
You're invited! To commemorate the 15th of Sha'ban, we invite all our friends & family to join us in a night of dhikr, beautiful nasheeds, and fellowship! Dinner will follow 'Isha prayer. This event is FREE of cost.
5/10/2017 8:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Al-Isra wal-Mi'raj: Commemoration with Dhikr & Family Dinner
4/23/2017 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Picnic on Lake Lanier
Looking to enjoy the spring weather with friends, family and food? Join us on Saturday April 22nd for our 2nd Annual Family BBQ at Lake Lanier where the lake views and breeze are just too awesome! We'll join for sports (volleyball, soccer, Frisbee), great conversations, good food, congregational prayer (Dhuhr) and more! In order to cover the costs of the delicious BBQ, we'll charge $5 per person, and to make this event even more awesome, we encourage peeps to bring along a side dish OR dessert to enhance our BBQ. It would be much appreciated!. We plan to meet directly at the lake by 11:00am insha'Allah. For anyone needing a ride please contact Noman Mirza @ 678-697-2567 or Nasim Omar @770-906-1458 a few days prior to the event. The full address to the Lake Lanier Picnic Area: Van Pugh North Park 6838 Gaines Ferry Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542. Can't wait to see you all at the Lake insha'Allah!
4/22/2017 11:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
We’re pleased to announce the 2nd part of Madina Institute’s “Journey Through Life” series called “Aging Gracefully”! This workshop features a panel of experts delving into the habits and practices necessary to live a balanced life from eariier years - physically, socially, and spiritually as we age. We'll gain an understanding of how to “age gracefully” while maintaining a positive mindset and ensuring a sense of independence. Aging is often a taboo topic shoved under the rug in our communities, despite the reality of it affecting us all with due time. How can we retain our sense of self as we get older and start losing the youthful capacities we used to have? How do we receive support from others while at the same time live an independent life? How can we lead a deliberate, non-attachment and cheerful life? And lastly, how can we prepare ourselves physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually for this inevitable process? Join us at Madina Institute on Friday April 14th @ 6:30PM as we have a candid discussion on this topic. Our Feature Speakers are: Imam Nadim Ali - Nadim Ali, Licensed Professional Counselor Hasan-Naaila Clay - GLI Counseling LLC Rahaf Albochi - Olive Tree Nutrition Shaista Kazmi - Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home)
4/14/2017 6:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Demystifying the Four Madhhabs
“If the Ummah is meant to be united, why do we have 4 schools of thought? Where did they come from? Are they still relevant in the post-modern world, and in the west today?. . . “ There are many questions, assumptions and misconceptions surrounding the Sunni legacy of the 4 Madhhabs, or legal schools of thought. This special lecture event Shaykh Fakhruddin Owaisi will aim to answer those questions, remove the confusion and provide light and clarity surrounding this oft-debated subject! Come with your curiosity and questions, and find out more! For more info on the speaker and other classes, visit our site: http://www.madinainstituteusa.org/?event=demystifying-the-four-madhhabs-with-sh-owaisi
4/8/2017 6:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Feed The Hungry
Madina Institute will be supporting Giving Back to Humanity, ICNA Relief, Gwinnett Islamic Circle for their Feed The Hungry Event on Sunday, April 2nd Insha'Allah. In this event we prepare, deliver and serve hot meals to our most needy neighbors in the downtown Atlanta area. We usually take food for about 120 people. This is surely an incredible experience for many of us who live in abundance! Please bring your kids and help them witness with their own eyes and understanding! May Allah accept this from us. Bring a dish if you can and if you can't, that's fine too... just coming and serve, in itself is an experience of its own. Interested to join in, we will meet DIRECTLY at the location @ 336 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314.. Please call 770-906-1458 for any questions. Hope to see you all there insha'Allah!
4/2/2017 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Plant - A - Life
Madina Institute is excited to host its first Tree Planting Event in collaboration with Trees Atlanta! Experience a unique connection with Earth and soil and ‘plant a life’. The Prophet ﷺ is reported to have said, “Muslims will always earn the reward of charity for planting a tree, sowing a crop and then birds, humans, and animals eat from it” (Bukhari 3:39; 513).... The tree planting will be in the Clarkston area. Trees Atlanta provides the trees, gloves, and orientation. Below are important notes: Logistics: • We will be planting trees from 9 am to 12 pm. Please arrive at 8:45 am to get signed in so that we can begin promptly at 9 am. It is important to arrive on time as we only provide one demonstration (it takes 20 minutes) and every volunteer needs to see it. Volunteers must stay for the entire project, and not leave before we finish. • All ages are welcome, but volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, and all volunteers between the ages of 16 and 17 who are not accompanied by a parent/guardian must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver for them. • Please wear closed-toed shoes or boots, clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen and bug spray as needed. • Please bring drinking water in a reusable container. No one-time-use plastic bottles, please. • Have a good breakfast and come prepared to work hard. Snacks are encouraged. • Projects happen rain or shine, so please check the weather beforehand and come prepared. • Please watch the video ‘how to plant a tree’ at the following link https://treesatlanta.org/resources/how-to-plant-your-tree/
3/25/2017 8:45:00 AM -04:000.0000
Visit a Mosque Day!
Friends and neighbors of all faiths, Madina Institute welcomes you to our Visit a Mosque Day on March 11th! Invite your friends and we cannot wait to see you there. wwww.AtlantaMuslim.com/VAMD #VisitAMosqueATL
3/11/2017 3:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Hunger Walk/Run 5k 2017
Its that time of year again! The Hunger Walk/Run 2017 is around the corner! For the past few years we at Madina Institute USA, along with the other masajid around Atlanta, have excelled in our participation at the Annual Hunger Walk/Run hosted by the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Join us as we look to continue our tradition by helping and contributing to this excellent cause, while enjoying the day outside with family, friends, and the community. There are three ways you can help: 1. Donate food. Drop off your non-perishable goods at the marked bins in the Madina Institute masjid. Everything helps so donate what you can! 2. Sign up, at the link given below, to walk/run the 5K as a part of our Madina Institute USA Team. 3. You can also help by donating to our team using the same link provided below. Dont wait, start signing up and donating now! http://engage.acfb.org/site/TR/HungerWalkAtlantaCommunityFoodBank/HungerWalk?team_id=34579&pg=team&fr_id=1792
3/5/2017 12:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
IMAN - Green ReEntry Project
Are you ready to learn ways you can help and take action after the viewing of the film "13th" and discussion with our wonderful panelists last weekend? Well now's your opportunity! In Honor of Black History Month, Madina Institute is partnering with IMAN (Inner-City Muslim Action Network) to assist with the Green ReEntry Project. Green Reentry Program Summary : The Green Reentry Leadership Training Program at IMAN serves and empowers ‘returning citizens’ into their communities by converting vacant properties into transitional, rental, and, homeownership housing opportunities for Muslim coming out of prison. Through the renovation of these homes, the program will provide on-the-job-construction experience, along with job readiness and life skills training, for ex-offenders who will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to their community in a meaningful way. On Feb 25 IMAN Atlanta will begin renovating their program office and green reentry home. **LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED** RSVP: Send Email - Atlanta@imancentral.org Things to bring: -Gloves , work clothes, closed toed shoes, and smiles ! If you're interested in learning more, check out this video! https://youtu.be/HEmQvXW7vXY ------------------------------------------------------------------- Logistics: You can either plan to meet us there (address to provided soon) OR you can carpool with us from Madina Institute. If you plan to carpool, please be sure to arrive on time. All cars will leave by 9:15am SHARP. **This event is for ages 13+
2/26/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Hiking to Blood Mountain
Looking for a cool and relaxing trip with your favorite peeps, all while enjoying nature and the beauty of His creation, and at the same time disconnecting with social media? Well you're in luck, Madina Institute and Gwinnett Islamic Circle (GIC) are joining in for an exciting hike to beautiful, Blood Mountain - It’s the tallest peak on Georgia’s stretch of the Appalachian Trail, offering stunning and breathtaking summit views. Not only will the nature retreat be awesome, but we'll also spend some time at our picnic spot to Relax and Reflect - reflections shared by our Youth Leads. WHEN: Sunday February 19th MADINA & GIC YOUTH: We'll be meeting at Madina Institute & GIC at 11:00am and carpooling from there. We plan to leave by 11.30 AM SHARP. This event is for High School & up & a signed waiver will be required to join us for the carpool & hike. We expect to be back at Madina Institute & GIC by 5:00pm insha'Allah. The waiver will need to be signed by parents of hikers on the day of for anyone under the age of 18. So parents please be sure to stop by and sign waiver forms on Sat Feb 19th. We will not be able to take your child if the waiver is not signed. This event is BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch), so be sure to bring a disposable sack lunch with you as well as a backpack to wear during the hike! Be sure to bring plenty of water for the hike! Please dress appropriately for the weather and for the hike. Be ready for a few hours of hiking and learning Insh'Allah! This event is geared for youth aged high school and up, but we welcome anyone who would like to join and learn too! We will have chaperones from both institutes. Never heard of Blood Mountain before? Check out their website here: http://www.atlantatrails.com/blood-mountain/ For questions please text message 770-906-1458
2/19/2017 11:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Adopt A Road Clean-Up
Join your friends and family at Madina Institute U.S.A as we cleanup part of our adopted portion of Sweetwater Rd! This is a great way to get out there and help cleanup our neighboring community and part of our efforts to continuously serve our local community, while having fun in the process! The weather is beautiful too..... We'll be meeting at Madina at 10 am and then walking along our portion of the road from there. We'll have trash bags, vests and supplies provided, so all you need to bring is your friends, a great attitude and your very best intentions insha'Allah :) As part of Gwinnett County's Adopt-a-Road program, in order for a portion of a road to be adopted, it must be cleaned at least 4 times in a calendar year. For more information, please visit the Gwinnett County Clean & Beautiful Page here: http://www.gwinnettcb.org/ For more information, please message Nasim Omar
2/18/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
A Black History Month Event - Film Screening & Panel Discussion
In honor of Black History Month, Madina Institute will be showing the Netflix Original Documentary, "13th" followed by a panel discussion with some of our very own community leaders: - Imam Mansoor Sabree - Imam Furqan Muhammad - Br. Hasan Clay - Sr. Naaila Clay - Br. Amjad Taufique According to Fortunate Magazine, the film is: "Named after the 13th constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery except as "punishment for crime," the doc uses archival footage and expert commentary to make the case that slavery hasn't disappeared from the U.S.—it's evolved into our modern system of mass incarceration, one in which many prisons are run by for-profit companies and prisoners can be paid a pittance to work for corporations." We invite you to join us as we watch this film together and provide an open and honest learning environment to ask questions and learn more about the issues discussed within the film and ways that you can actually help in the weeks that follow (Stay tuned for details on this as well!) Program: Film: 4:30-6:15pm Break for Maghrib Panel: After Maghrib - 8:00pm Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk
2/4/2017 4:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
No Questions off the Table- An Open Q&A with Shaykh Ninowy
As we all know, people are constantly facing questions about their faith every day. However, many of us don't know where to go to have our doubts or questions addressed. Now is the perfect chance to address your questions! Shaykh Muhammad an-Ninowy welcomes you to an open and honest Q&A session to discuss any doubts or issues you may have regarding God, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the authenticity of the Quran/hadith, predestination, the problem of evil, or anything else you may have on your mind! Shaykh Ninowy is prepared to address your questions honesty, logically, and with references to Islam's source texts when necessary/requested. Please come with any and all questions prepared to this event! This event is open to all, believers and skeptics alike. We are looking forward to a great evening, Insha'Allah. Check out our website for more info: http://www.madinainstituteusa.org/madina-youth-activities/
1/14/2017 7:15:00 PM -05:000.0000
Madina After Dark!
Join us on Saturday, December 31st for a fun youth all-nighter and the perfect way to welcome the New Year! We'll have games, inspirational talks, food and drinks, late-night prayer (qiyam), and most importantly, some really great company with your favorite Madina friends & family! So come out to this no-sleep all-nighter for a youth night- you won't regret it :) This event is for all youth ages 13 & up. We apologize, but we will not have accommodations for small children or youth under 13. Recap of the night's activities: Food & Drinks Fun Group Games Inspirational Talks Movies Qiyam (Late-night Vigil Prayer) Awesome company This event is for both brothers and sisters!
1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
A Practical Workshop on Bathing & Shrouding
Madina Institute is hosting a year long series of candid discussions on "The Journey Through Life" and each of it's four stages. On Nov 12th we discussed Series 1- "Beginning of the End - "The Journey of our Soul and Life in Barzakh" followed by, "Your Last Good Deed - Importance of a Will". Series 1 continues on.... Please join us on Saturday Dec 3rd from 11AM-1:30PM for a Practical Workshop on Bathing and Shrouding at Janaza Services of Georgia: 2920 Woodbine Hill Way, Norcross, 30071. The workshop will have a live demonstration of how a deceased is bathed and shrouded with Brother Abdullah Siddiqui, Sister Farah Baig and Sister Nigar Yaqoob. This will be followed by a discussion on the Etiquettes of Visiting Graves and a Q&A. Don't miss this opportunity to see where your second to last stop will be...
12/3/2016 11:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
The Final Destination: The Journey of Death
Madina Institute is hosting a year-long series of candid discussions about our journey through each of life’s phases. While discussions of this nature normally begin with life, we are beginning the series with a reflection on death – The Beginning of the End, which will help you understand three things: 1. The importance of having your last will & testament in place if you have not already done so 2. Your grave 3. The afterlife Please join us on Saturday, November 12th from 2:00-5:30PM, as our own beloved Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Husayni al-Ninowy (hafidhahuAllah) will begin this important series on life and death with a detailed discussion on the Journey of the Soul: Barzakh Life in the Grave. This will be followed by Ibrahim Awad & Robert Bexley’s discussion, Your Last Good Deed: The Importance of Having a Will. The workshop is being held in loving memory of the father of our dear brother, Amr Omar.
11/12/2016 2:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Adopt-a-Road Clean Up
Join your friends and family at Madina Institute U.S.A as we cleanup part of our adopted portion of Sweetwater Rd! This is a great way to get out there and help cleanup our neighboring community and part of our efforts to continuously serve our local community, while having fun in the process! We'll be meeting at Madina at 10 am and then walking along our portion of the road from there. We'll have trash bags, vests and supplies provided, so all you need to bring is your friends, a great attitude and your very best intentions insha'Allah :) As part of Gwinnett County's Adopt-a-Road program, in order for a portion of a road to be adopted, it must be cleaned at least 4 times in a calendar year. For more information, please visit the Gwinnett County Clean & Beautiful Page here: http://www.gwinnettcb.org/ For more information, please message Sr. Nasim Omar or Sr. Rizwana Khan
11/5/2016 10:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Straight Talk for Madina Youth
Straight Talk - Youth Workshop: In this workshop the Muslim Youth are being provided a venue where they can share what they are facing in the current environment. Areas of focus in this first workshop are as follows: 1) Talk about self-esteem, to understand what it is and how it is impacted. At the beginning of this workshop the audience will take a self-esteem survey. This survey will help ISB understand how the Muslim Youth fare when it comes to self-esteem in the different communities. 2) Developing friends and being an influencer. The concepts here come from Dale Carnegie's book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People." The workshops go over the 6 concepts that the youth can do to develop their friendship and be a positive influencer. 3) Discuss how the Islamic faith teaches Muslims to be tolerant of other faiths and backgrouns showing specific examples. This is to show the youth that the stereotypes and negative comments are often misconceptions. 4) Role-playing scenarios. Here, the audience will be split into different groups where they will be assigned a role-play (a topic related to maintaining your identity). The objective is to hear how the youth would respond to those scenarios and coach them on the optimal way to handle the situation (based on what was discussed in the workshop). At the end of the Youth Workshop the audience should walk away with a toolkit on how to maintain their identity as well as enable the youth in becoming a positive influencer in their respective social circles.
10/29/2016 10:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Ramadan Special- Open Q&A with Shaykh Ninowy
After such a successful event last time, the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have is back! This time-- the opportunity comes during the last 10 days of Ramadan. Shaykh Muhammad an-Ninowy welcomes you to join us after Taraweeh for an open and honest Q&A session to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding God, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the authenticity of the Quran/hadith, predestination, the problem of evil, ways to make the most out of the last 10 days of Ramadan, or anything else you may have on your mind! Shaykh Ninowy is prepared to address your questions honesty, logically, and with references to Islam's source texts when necessary/requested. Afterwards-- be sure to stick around for Qiyam at 1:30 AM! Please come with any and all questions prepared to this event! This event is open to all, believers and skeptics alike. We are looking forward to a great evening, Insha'Allah.
7/2/2016 12:30:00 AM -04:000.0000
Graduation Ceremony - Islamic Studies Program
The 1-Year Associate's Degree program (formerly known as the Usul-ud-Din pgm) draws to an end, and Madina Institute is hosting the Graduation Ceremony to award Ijazas to our hard-working students. ALL community members welcome - brief ceremony to begin after the nightly dinner & 'Isha prayers.
6/13/2016 10:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
6/4/2016 9:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River, TN
Join our Madina Institute Youth Group on Saturday, May, 28th for a fun day of Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River, TN! This is going to be a fun event you don’t want to miss! The event is open to all youth ages 12 and up. Please be advised that we cannot make any acceptions to youth under the age of 12 years old. Ages 12-15 MUST be accompanied by a parent/chaperone. Please sign up as soon as possible! There are only a total of 29 spots available and they will fill up fast! Price: $30. This price includes our discounted rafting rates, river taxes, and fuel/carpool costs. Be sure to bring the following items: - Your own food (e.g. lunch, dinner, snacks, etc.) - Appropriate clothing - Sunscreen - Water Bottles Carpool: Must meet at Madina Institute at 12:00pm. Carpooling is HIGHLY encouraged, though you may be able to follow in your own car as well. Travel time is about 1.5 hours each way. THe Middle Ocoee River is about a 5 mile stretch and will take about 3 1/2 hours in total (including the shuttle ride to and from the river). Please plan at least 8 hours for this trip! Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/7ZgvepavlndIfweS2 If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Sister Nasim Omar: 770-906-1458.
5/28/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Healthy Eating for Ramadan
Madina Institute USA is proud to present a workshop on Healthy Eating for Ramadan with Registered Dietitian, Rahaf Al Bochi of Olive Tree Nutrition on Saturday, May 21st at 1:00PM sharp! This event is not to be missed!
5/21/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Youth Lake BBQ & Potluck
Looking to enjoy the spring weather with friends, family and food? Join us on April 23rd as we host a Family BBQ & Potluck at Lake Lanier! We'll join for sports (volleyball, football, frisbee), great conversations, loads of food, congregational prayer (Duhr) and more! To make this event even more awesome, we're asking everyone to participate by signing up to bring something to the potluck! You can do so by filling out the form here: https://goo.gl/CozLpY Carpooling Info: Anyone looking to carpool should plan to arrive at Madina Institute before 11am. We will be departing at 11am sharp. Carpooling options will also be available at GIC! Please plan on arriving early, all cars will be departing at 11am sharp!
4/23/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Youth Movie Night!
What better way to spend your Friday night than with friends, family, great company, lively discussions and a movie! Join your family & friends for a fun-filled and relaxin youth movie night at Madina! Movie will start right after the Maghrib prayer in congregation! We'll be announcing the movie shortly, but please save the date insha'Allah. Discussion will follow after the movie. The movie will be targeted towards our youth group. However, we are trying to arrange something another movie in the kids room for children under the age of 13. Please stay tuned for details.
4/8/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Hunger Walk/Run 5k 2016 - Atlanta Muslims United Team
As January draws to an end, it's time for us focus the month of February on establishing a strong presence at the Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk, just as we did last year. Last year, the Atlanta Muslim community had the largest showing of any other group with 633 of us (represented by 29 unique mosques, schools and organizations) and we raised $29,000, making us the second leading contributor! I can't tell you how much of an impact this has had on our community and how much the ACFB has thanked us and appreciated our efforts. You can hardly find a picture of the Hunger Walk last year, without a member of our community in it! Looking to also unleash your competitive side? We have a trophy that will be awarded to the Team of the Year from the Muslim Community, based on the number of people recruited to their team. Last year, Madina Institute just slipped past RCM, Masjid Hamzah and GIC with 103 registrations to take the trophy. Let's see if Madina keeps the trophy for 2 years in a row! Registration Links will be uploaded here as they become active: Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta - http://goo.gl/oxbdx8 Al-Huda Islamic Center - http://goo.gl/rCUn2r Atlanta Muslim Running Club & Muslimahs Endure - http://goo.gl/B1QCGA East Cobb Islamic Center - ECIC - http://goo.gl/GJNSCb Georgia Tech MSA - http://goo.gl/6z5Mkc Gwinnett Islamic Circle - http://goo.gl/aAyXbw ILM Academy - http://goo.gl/oks4gG Islamic Community Center of Atlanta - ICCA- http://goo.gl/2dKoFc ICNF - http://goo.gl/CUaFI0 Islamic Society of South Atlanta (ISSA) - http://goo.gl/008VJ3 Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta - http://goo.gl/hPl763 Madina Institute U.S.A - http://goo.gl/FAopZY Masjid Hamzah - http://goo.gl/x8Zbe8 Masjid Omar Bin Abdul Aziz - http://goo.gl/1suth1 Project Hope Atlanta - http://goo.gl/SxMQPv Roswell Community Masjid - RCM - http://goo.gl/h3pMw6 United Muslim Relief Atlanta - http://goo.gl/AR6WA3
3/13/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
No Questions off the Table- An Open Q&A with Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy
As we all know, people are constantly facing questions about their faith every day. However, many of us don't know where to go to have our doubts or questions addressed. Now is the perfect chance to address your questions! Shaykh Muhammad an-Ninowy welcomes you to an open and honest Q&A session to discuss any doubts or issues you may have regarding God, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the authenticity of the Quran/hadith, predestination, the problem of evil, or anything else you may have on your mind! Shaykh Ninowy is prepared to address your questions honesty, logically, and with references to Islam's source texts when necessary/requested. Please come with any and all questions prepared to this event! This event is open to all, believers and skeptics alike. We are looking forward to a great evening, Insha'Allah. Also, we will be collecting canned food for our 450lb goal for the needy at the door. You must bring at least one can to attend!
2/27/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Join your friends and family at Madina Institute U.S.A as we cleanup part of our adopted portion of Sweetwater Road! This is a great way to get out there and help clean up our neighboring community and be a part of our efforts to continuously serve our local community, while having fun in the process! We'll be meeting at Madina at 11 am and then walking along our portion of the road from there. We'll have trash bags, vests and supplies provided, so all you need to bring is your friends, a great attitude and your very best intentions Insha'Allah :) As part of Gwinnett County's adopt-a-road program, in order for a portion of a road to be adopted, it must be cleaned at least 4 times in a calendar year. For more information, please visit the Gwinnett County Clean & Beautiful Page here: http://www.gwinnettcb.org/ For more information, please message Sr. Nasim Omar
2/20/2016 11:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Seeking Bae: Faith & the Pursuit of Love
It's that time of year again! Faith & Love: two topics we all love to explore & discuss. However, I'm sure that we can all agree that sometimes it can be awkward to put the two together. That's what we're here for! Last year this event was a hit. We are anticipating an even better discussion this year, Insha'Allah. Join your friends & family at Madina Institute U.S.A for a special Youth Program, Seeking Bae: Faith & the Pursuit of Love with Sundus Adhi, Bayyinah Dream Grad and Ashanti Jabri, Youth Leader! This program is for all youth, ages 13 & up and is free of charge. We will also be selling dinner (pizza, side, drink) for $5. Be sure to bring change with you if you'll be eating with us, Insha'Allah. We hope to see you all there, Insha'Allah!
2/13/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Ping Pong & Foosball Tournament!
Ready for some healthy competition and a great way to network with the community, all while showcasing your ping pong and foosball skills? Well, Madina Institute is here to help! Join us on Saturday, December 19th at 11am for a Ping Pong & Foosball Tournament to put your skills to the test! Winners take home the coveted trophies and bragging rights until the next tournament. Entry is $5 per person and at least 2 games are guaranteed for each player. Food and snacks will also be available throughout the tournament for a nominal price. This tournament is for everyone ages 14 & up and at this time, will be for brothers only. We will additionally host a sisters tournament at a later date if there is a demand for it (last sisters tournament only had 2 players compete).
12/19/2015 11:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Honoring Our Elders: Nursing Home Visit
"When a young person treats an elderly person with respect and honor, Allah (swt) will place someone in their life who will treat them with respect and honor when they get older." - Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him and his family peace. Join us on Saturday, December 12th as we put the above Prophetic Tradition into practice as we visit the elderly and enjoy their company at the Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Tucker!
12/12/2015 10:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
The Call of Bilal: Islam in the African Diaspora
Don't miss The Call of Bilal: Islam in the African Diaspora at Madina Institute U.S.A on Sunday, November 22nd from 4:00-5:45pm. There is a special guest lecture by Dr. Edward E. Curtis IV on his new book, The Call of Bilal: Islam in the African Diaspora. There will be a Q/A session after the talk as well as a book-signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event. "The Call of Bilal is a penetrating account of the rich diversity of Islamic religious practice among Africana Muslims worldwide. Covering North Africa and the Middle East, India and Pakistan, Europe, and the Americas, Curtis reveals a fascinating range of religious activities—from the observance of the five pillars of Islam and the creation of transnational Sufi networks to the veneration of African saints and political struggles for racial justice."
11/22/2015 4:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Hike to Amicalola Falls
Looking for a cool and relaxing trip with your favorite people, all while enjoying nature and the beauty of His creation? Well you're in luck! Join us for an exciting hike to beautiful, Amicalola Falls this November! We'll be carpooling from Madina, so be there by 10:30am iA. Bring your sack lunches with you as well for a picnic lunch and some reflections by some of Madina's very own One-Year Foundational Program.
11/21/2015 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Winter Drive - For Syrian Refugees
Join us & Helping Hands this winter as we kick off our Winter Drive to serve the dispersed Syrian refugees in their time of need! We will be collecting NEW blankets and NEW warm socks to be donated by the end of November to our brothers and sisters who have been forced to flee Syria. Bins can be found in the Main Lobby as well as near the Sister's Entrance at Madina. Distribution of all donated items will be done by Helping Hands. We ask Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) to bless everyone for their contributions and good intentions!
11/14/2015 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Join us for an exciting evening on Saturday night filled with games, table tennis, loads of sugar and candy, great company, and great reminders given by our youth speakers and students of the Madina One-Year Usul Intensive! This youth event is geared for everyone ages 14 & up! We can't wait to spend the evening with you all insha'Allah.
10/31/2015 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000