MASJID-AR-RAHMAN , 723 Merchant Street, Coatesville, PA 19320
Ashoora Fasting Monday September 9 ** Jummah Khutbah Starts 1.10 pm Salah at 1.40 pm** Read Blogs on Our Young Achievers ** You can now contribute on-line for our expansion project !

In The Name Of Allah The Most Beneficent The Most Merciful

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Welcoming the Hujjaj

Hajji Br Asad Raza with his two sons Taha and Harris at the Welcoming Hujjaj evening in Masjid Ar Rahman, Coatesville on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm. Hujjaj 2019 from Coatesville included Br. Mohammed Jamaluddin, his wife and son Hafidh Abraar Jamaluddin and Br. Zahid Wudud. The evening was very well attended.  Thanks to all the brothers and sisters who organized the event.  May Allah(swt) bless!!

Eid Al Adha will be on Sunday 11 August insha Allah

Eid Al Adha will be on Sunday 11 August insha Allah.
Saturday 10 th of Dhul Hijjah will be the day of Arafat.
Takbiraat will start at 8 am
Salah will be at 8.30 am followed by khutbah and breakfast. ‘

Masjid Extension Project – We need your support !

Alhamdullilah, our community has been steadily growing since 2004 when we first started operations.  We  launched the Masjid Extension Project in 2015.  We have received Zoning and Planning Commission approvals this year and are working on building bids now.  We need your continued support. Our current  target is to raise $450,000.   The expansion will provide space for conference, child play area, Adult Education Seminars and other group activities.  It is going to be a beautiful little Mosque and we need your generous support to make it happen Insha-Allah.

You can also donate on-line now   

Donate

Go to the Donate Tab to send your payment by PayPal or by using your credit card.  We also accept credit card payments on premise on our Square.  Meet a representative to donate by credit card on-premise.  Jazaak Allah Khair for your support !

Link:  Masjid Extension Pledge Form.

You can email your pledges to us at   info@masjidarrahman.org and we will contact you.

Cash/check donations can also be made at the masjid in person. Checks must be made payable to Masjid Ar Rahman and mailed to address below. All donations will be issued with a receipt. The donations are tax deductible.

Masjid Ar-Rahman 723 Merchant Street Coatesville, PA 19320

Eid ul Fitr Update – Insha-Allah Eid will be tomorrow Tuesday 6/4/2019 – Eid Mubarak !

Eid Day Logistics; (Tuesday 6/4/2019) Takbiraath will start 8 am. Eid Salah will be at 8.30 am followed by Khutbah and breakfast/refreshments. We will have moon bounce and slides for Children in the Green area. Brothers will pray in the parking lot outside; Sisters will pray in the Mussalla. Please use street parking as much as possible, especially if you want to leave early.  For parking on premise, please come early and follow volunteer instructions.  Car pool if possible.  

Our young achiever Soukayna Mardas

Click on the link below to read all about it

http://www.masjidarrahman.org/mjannoucements/our-young-achiever-soukayna-mardas

Quran Completion and Fund Raiser for Expansion Project – Friday May 31

Please mark your calendars for Friday 5/31 when we plan to complete the Quran Recitation Insha-Allah. We will also use the opportunity to raise funds for our Masjid Expansion. Our Goal for this Ramadhan is $50,000. We would like everyone to chip in generously and be among the first to do so. Those Foremost in serving Allah in the Duniya will be Foremost in the race to Jannah in the Aakihra, Insha-Allah. Payments can be sent by check to Masjid Ar Rahman, paid on-line on our website or handed over in person. You can also pledge now and pay in over a period of time.

Eid ul Fitr likely Tuesday June 4th – Please Read !

As-salaamu alikum brothers and sisters ! Please note the likely date for Eid ul Fitr is Tuesday June 4th. We will confirm as we get closer so please stay tuned.  Please note the following:

  1.  Zakatul Fitr is $10 per person payable before the Eid Salah – please be generous with your contributions so we can help the needy in our community.  Zakatul Fitr boxes are already set up and you can pay them now rather than later.
  2.  Eid Day Logistics:
    1.  Takbiraath will start 8am
    2. Eid Salah will be 8.30 am followed by Khutbah and refreshments
    3.  Brothers will pray in the parking area outside and sisters will take the main hall and the basement.
    4. Street parking will be available but please car pool as much as possible and cooperate with the volunteers for parking
    5.  Moon bounce and slides for children will be set up Insha-Allah, weather permitting.
Please spread the word to friends and relatives.  May Allah(swt) bless us all.

Ramadhan Mubarak !! Taraweeh Prayers will start from Sunday 5/5/2019 Insha-Allah

The moon could not be sighted anywhere tonight (5/4/2019) so we will complete 30 days of Shabaan and start Ramadhan from tomorrow evening. Consequently, Taraweeh will start Sunday 5/5/2019 after Isha. Insha-Allah the first day of Fasting will be Monday 5/6. Please note that Isha will be at 9.30 pm followed by Taraweeh. We will be praying 20 rakats Insha-Allah. All are requested to stay for as long as possible and benefit from listening to the Quran in this Holy Month. May Allah(swt) make it easy of one and all to strive in His Path. We will continue our daily iftar program and also weekend family sponsored iftar Insha-Allah. We need volunteers on a daily basis so if you are available, please sign up. Lets make this our best Ramadhan, Insha-Allah.

Read our new Blog on Hafidh Abraar Jamaluddin Published 10/26/2018 – An Achievement for the Duniya and the Aakhira

Hafidh Abraar

– Hafidh Abraar receiving his Hifdh Completion Plaque from Sheikh Abdelkarim

Click here to read the blog/

Read Sheema Ali’s blog on our young achiever Safoora Siddiqui – Published 10/4/2018

Safoora Siddiqui speaks at a students’ anti-gun rally

Go to Blogs-Our Young Achievers or click on the link below http://www.masjidarrahman.org/blog/our-young-achiever-safoora-siddiqui

Podcast and Article on Masjid Ar Rahman Coatesville – “The Chandelier of Coatesville, Pennsylvania” Features on Iqama Magazine

Iqama Magazine’ is a Detroit based quarterly publication dedicated to connecting and empowering the Muslim communities of the United States. The magazine carries an article about Masjid Ar Rahman, our community and our activities. The pictures of the chandelier in the article were contributed by our Br. Amer Suhail. You can listen to the interview at the below link. “Reclaiming Our Identity” (Our Podcast)

Here is an extract of the story: The Chandelier of Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Coatesville Pennsylvania is known as the home of the last functioning steel mill in the United States. A lesser known fact is that it is also home to an exact replica of an ornate chandelier that is found in the masjid of the prophet Mohammed PBUH in Medina. Living away from his home in India for the past 20 years, Mohammed Jamaluddin tells the story of how he has made Coatesville his home away from home. He also shares the story of his good friend, the late Abdul Aleem (Christian name Alexander Medley) and how his dream to build a mosque in Coatesville was fulfilled while he battled kidney failure on his way to perform Umrah as a part of his last wish.
The magazine also features other interesting articles in this edition like ‘The Other Ground Zero Masjid – The Assafa Islamic Center’ in New York, Masjid At-Tawheed – Faith, Service, and Advocacy! in the Great Rapids, and Inspiring the Muslim Youth of America- MY-ICD (Muslim Youth – Islamic Center of Detroit).
Please read and share with others !!

Exapansion Project – First Architectural Drawings – Click on Link to Preview

Proposed Architectural Drawings

Link to Taraweeh Recordings now available !

Taraweeh Recordings

Eid Al Adha Tuesday 8/21/2018 Insha-Allah

Takbiraath will start 8am Eid Salah 8.30 am followed by Khutbah and refreshments

Eid Ul Fitr Will be Friday June 15 Insha-Allah – Eid Salah at 8.30 am sharp

Logistics: 1. Zakat ul Fitr $10/- per person should be paid before Eid Salah. Please help us to collect this early so we can get them out to the needy in our community. 2. Takbiraath will start 8am. Eid Salah will be at 8.30am Insha-Allah. 3. Please come early to ensure parking on premise. Road-side parking will also be available. 4. Moon bounce and slides will be set up for children. Play area will be open from 9am to 3pm. 5. Jummah salah will be at 1.10pm followed by Khutbah. Jummah salah is not mandatory if Eid salah is prayed in congregation. 6. Please follow volunteer directions to make this a smooth and happy day for all !!

Ramadhan likely date is 16 May – Taraweeh Arrangements

We are on the 21st of Rajab today (Georgian 4/7/2018). Insha-Allah the month of Shabaan will start 4/18/2018. By this reckoning, the likely date for Ramadhan appears to be Wednesday, May 16,2018 (Allah Knows Best). Arrangements have been made for Taraweeh Prayers and iftaar dinners at the Masjid. Please stay tuned for further announcements.

Introducting Hafidth Abraar Jamaluddin

We are pleased to announce that by the Grace and Mercy of Allah(swt) Abraar Jamaluddin has successfully completed the Hifdh of the Holy Quran from Tanzeel Academy, Irving, Texas, under the hand of Sheikh and Qari Abdel Karim Edghouch.
Hafidth Abraar will be joining Hafiz Zuhaib  this Ramadhan at Masjid Ar Rahman Coatesville to recite the Holy Quran.  Hafidh Abraar Jamaluddin, Alhamdulillah, is the First Hafidh of the Quran from Masjid Ar Rahman, Coatesville.    He is 13 years old and a student of 8th grade at the Islamic School of Irving.
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Link to Daily Iftaar Pictures

5/18/2018   5/17/2018

Eid Mubarak

Eid will be on Sunday, June 25. Takbiraath 8.00 am Salah 8.30 am followed by Khutbah and refreshments There will be moon bounce and fun things for children Note: Astronomical moon is reported to have been born 6/24/2017 therefore the first day of Shawwal is 6/25/2017. Moon was sighted in Saudi Arabia. It was not sighted in North America. ISCC and ISGVF declared Eid on Sunday, June 25 based on ISNA’s calculation.

Odd Nights of Ramadhan begin Tuesday, June 5th Insha-Allah

The Odd Nights of Ramadhan will commence Tuesday June 5th Insha-Allah. Arrangements have been made for brothers and sisters to sit in Itekhaf. Dinner and suhur will be served. We will be praying Qiyam al Layl as well during these nights. Sign up sheets will be posted tonight. Please sign up to help us make appropriate arrangements.

Taraweeh will start on Wednesday 5/16/2018

 

Insha-Allah, Masjid Ar Rahman, Coatesville will start Taraweeh on Wednesday 5/16/2018 as the moon has not been sighted anywhere in Europe, Saudi Arabia, Middle East or Asia tonight.   There is no possibility of seeing the moon tonight in the USA, Canada or Mexico. And Allah(swt) knows best.
Most countries of the world are starting Taraweeh tomorrow (Wednesday, 5/16/2018) with first day of fasting on Thursday 5/17/2018.  We complete 30 days of Shaban tomorrow.  The Month of Ramadhan will come in after Maghreb tomorrow.
We did a quick text poll in the community and 9 out of 10 (90%) agreed to go with sighting of the moon and start Taraweeh tomorrow.  Please communicate this update to friends and neighbors in the community.
May Allah(swt) accept our following  the Sunnah of the Prophet(saw) and bless us all with a beautiful Ramadhan.  Aameen.   Happy Ramadhan to all in advance !

Expansion Project – Land Development Document – First Draft

Proposed Land Development – RECORD PLAN Model (1)

Eid Ul Adha – Friday, 9/1/2017 Insha-Allah

Logistics: Takbeerath 8.00 am Salah 8.30 am followed by Khutbah Refreshments will be served Address: Masjid Ar Rahman, 723 Merchant Street, Coatesville, PA. RSVP 610-653-6627; 610-984-5538

Please look for the new Moon tonight – Eid very likely on Sunday 6/25/2017

Moon was sited in Saudi Arabia today. We will wait for Maghreb in the USA to confirm but all indications are that Eid will be Sunday, 6/25/2017. Eid day logistics: Takbiraath will start 8 am Eid Salah will start 8.30 am sharp followed by Khutbah and refreshments For any question please call 610-653-6627

Daily Iftaar – Ramadhan 2017

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Ramadhan Mubarak

Taraweeah prayers started Friday 5/26/2017 after Isha. Hafiz Zuhaib leads Isha and Taraweeah prayers. Please note Isha timing on this web-site. Family Iftaar on all Saturdays and Sundays of Ramadhan. Family Iftaar sponsorship $750 per Weekday for 80-100 people. Daily Iftaar program continues this year. Please make check payable to Masjid Ar Rahman. Mailing address: Masjid Ar Rahman, 723 Merchant Street, Coatesville, PA 19320. Please include the words ‘Daily Ifaar’ or ‘Family Iftaar’ in the memo line.

Daily Iftaar Program – We need your support !!

Daily Iftaar 2016 Alhamdulillah, by the Grace and Mercy of Allah(swt) we started the Daily Iftaar Program in our Masjid this Ramadan for our new Muslims, miskeen and travelling brothers and sisters with ~ 25 to 30 people attending every day. Your sponsorship and support will help us to extend the program to more members and also to keep it going all 30 days of Ramadhan insha-Allah. Donation of $50 will cover Daily Iftaar for 10 people for one day (dates, juice, water and fruits) Donation of $250 will cover Daily Iftaar for 10 people for one week (dates, juice, water and fruits) Iftaar on Fridays includes rice and chicken Please make checks payable to Masjid Ar Rahman and mail to 723 Merchant Street, Coatesville, PA 19320. You can also donate in cash in person. Jazaakumullahu Khairan for your support

Ramadan Donations Drive – May Allah Reward You For Your Generosity

1. Membership Drive – Requesting every Masjid Ar Rahman goer to become a Member 2. Dollar A Day Drive – Requesting every member to be a Dollar A Day Doner 3. Masjid Expansion Project Drive – Requesting all believers to donate generously to the Expansion Project Fund 4. Poor and Miskeen Fund – Please donate your zakat money to help the poor and needy in our community round the year

Eid Al Adha Party and Sunday School Open House – Saturday 9/9/2017

Program: 1.10 pm Dhur Salah 1.30 pm to 2.30 Eid Al Adha Potluck lunch party 2.30 pm to 3.00 pm Sunday School Open House

Eid Al Adha will be on Monday September 12 Insha-Allah

The new moon was NOT sighted in Saudi Arabia tonight (Friday, September 2nd).  As a result, the holy month of Dhul Hijja was declared to start tomorrow, Saturday, September 3rd 2016. Day of Arafat will be Sunday September 11th and the Eid Al Adha will be on Monday September 12th. Eid Arrangements at Masjid Ar Rahman, 723 Merchant Street, Coatesville, PA 19320 8 am Takbirath 8.30 Salah followed by Khutbah and refreshments Volunteers must arrive by 7 am to set up.  For questions and further information please contact Br Ibrahim 610-984-5538; Brother Salman Siddiqui 484-467-8417; Mannan Siddiqui 484-889-8572  

Leading Salat al Janaza – 1 hour Class on Saturday 8/6/2016 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm – Venue Masjid Ar Rahman, Coatesville

It is the right of the dead to be put to rest according to the Shariah and the duty of those living to ensure that happens correctly and in the quickest possible time.  Very often, when death occurs, we scramble for someone to lead the Janaza prayer and to teach the followers how to pray this important salah.  Especially in a country where most Masajid’s do not have a permanent Imam to attend to this important duty, it is necessary every believer knows how to lead a Janaza Prayer and how to pray one correctly.
Are you ready if it is your turn next time to lead the Janaza Prayer?
Please join us on Saturday 8/6/2016 at 1 pm for a 1 hour class on ‘Leading Salat al Janaza’ followed by Q & A.  This will be conducted in Masjid Ar Rahman, 723 Merchant Street, Coatesville on Saturday 8/6/2016 immediately after Zuhr Salah.   Sisters are welcome to attend as well.
Note: Please send us your topics for Teaching Our Community Series by email to info@masjidarrahman.org

Sunday School Open House and Barbeque Saturday August 13 Insha-Allah – Posted 7/17/2016

Please look out for venue and other announcements.

Eid Al Fitr is Wednesday July 6th Insha-Allah – Updated 7/5/2016 11.45 am

Alhamdulillah, Eid Al Fitr will be tomorrow, July 6th. We hope to see you all with family and friends Insha-Allah. Logistics are below: 1. 8.00 am to 8.30 am Takbiraat 2. 8.30 am to 9.00 Eid Salah followed by Khutbah 3. 9am to 10 am Refreshments 4. 10 am to 12 noon Lunch 5. 1.30 pm Zuhr Salah Moon bounce and Giant Slide for children from 9am to 3pm. Volunteers must arrive 7am to set up the prayer area and tables for food. We also need volunteers after Zuhr to clean up. Jazaakum Allahu Khairan for your help in advance. Praying area: Sisters praying area will be the main hall and the basement area. Brothers will pray in the parking lot. Parking: On the street and in the designated paved areas. Please follow directions of volunteers. Before you leave for Salah: It is Sunnah to eat an odd number of dates in the morning before Salah so you are not in a state of fasting on Eid day. Zakaatul Fitr (minimum $10/- per person) is payable before Salah. Please look for Zakaat boxes in the prayer areas. May Allah(swt) accept our ibaadah and grant us a wonderful Eid. Aameen.

Moon Sighting Update 7/4/2016 2.45 pm

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE have announced that Eid al-Fitr in these countries will be celebrated on July 6. Authorities made the announcement on Monday evening after failing to sight the new moon. According to Moonsighting.com, the New Moon might be seen thru a powerful telescope in South America. There is no indication that the new moon will be seen over North America tonight. Therefore, Wednesday July 6th appears to be the likely Eid day for us and Allah knows best.

Eid Al Fitr likely Wednesday July 6th

All indications so far are for Ramadhan to end on Tuesday July 5th in which case Eid Al Fitr will be on Wednesday July 6th. All members are requested to pray Maghrib in jamaat on Tuesday July 5th and look for the New Moon. Eid date will be confirmed based on moon-sighting information. There will be no taraweeh prayers on the night the new moon is sighted Eid logistics will be as follows: 1. 8.00 am Start Takbiraath 2. 8.30 am Eid Salah followed by Khutbah 3. 9.00 am Breakfast and Lunch 4. Moonbounce and Slides for Children from 10 am to 3pm 5. Sisters will pray in the main hall and the basement area 6. Brothers will pray in the parking lot outside 7. Volunteer must arrive by 7am sharp to help with setting up prayer and food areas 8. Zakaat ul Fitra is $10/- per person must be paid before Eid Salah at the latest. Note: It is sunnah to eat an odd number of dates before going out to the Eid Salah (so that you are not in a state of fasting on the Eid Day).

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Ramadhan – First Day of Fasting will be Monday June 6 Insha-Allah

Insha-Allah, by the Grace and Mercy of Allah(swt), the new moon of the Holy month of Ramadhan is expected to be seen Sunday June 5th over North America. As a result, Taraweeh prayers will start Sunday June 5th and the first day of fasting will be June 6th. Hafiz Ismail will be leading the taraweeh. We will pray 20 rakats. Taraweeh will start immediately after Isha Insha-Allah. May Allah(swt) accept our fasting and standing in prayer to please Him. Ramadhan_Checklikst      ZakatCalculator     slider6

Ramadhan – Iftaar Program

Daily:  Water, Soda, Juice, Dates, Refreshments for 10-15 people. Saturday & Sunday: Family Iftaar  for 70-80 people.  All are welcome with family and friends. To sponsor please send an email to info@masjidarrahman.org

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New Muslim: Br Michael Walters took shahada Friday April 29, 2016

Br Michael Walters of GAP, PA took shahada and entered the Deen of Allah on Friday April 29 at our Masjid. May Allah(swt) bless him and make him strong and steadfast in His Deen and give him the best in the duniya and the Aakhira.  Aameen.

New Muslima: Sister Nakhol took shahada on Sunday May 22, 2016

Sister Nakhol Denise Paterson of Honeybrook, PA took shahada on Sunday May 22nd, 2016 after the Sunday School Graduation Ceremony.  May Allah(swt) bless her and make her steadfast in His Deen and give her the best in the duniya and the Aakhira.  Aameen.