MASJID-AR-RAHMAN , 723 Merchant Street, Coatesville, PA 19320
As-salaamu Alaikum !! **Masjid Is Open for All salawat** Jummah always 1.10 pm to 1.40 pm**Donate on-line !** We are a 501(c) Non-Profit Organization**All donations are tax deductible** Email us at***May Allah(swt) Protect us all **

In The Name Of Allah The Most Beneficent The Most Merciful


Masjid Ar Rahman – Our Journey from 2004 and the Vision beyond

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Save The Date: Halal Food Festival – June 22nd, 2024 in Coatesville

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Hafidh Abraar Jamaluddin Wins 4th place in the Dubai International Quran Competition – April 14, 2022

Hafidh Abraar Jamaluddin wins FIRST Place in the Imam Shatibi Quran Competition. Alhamdulillah !  

Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday July 9, 2021 2pm to 5pm Insha-Allah

Alhamdulillah ! By the Grace and Mercy of Allah(swt) and your duas and support, here we are ready to break ground for our expansion project ! Please join us with family and friends for Jummah and stay on to break ground with us.  Open to all.  Jummah Salah 1.10 pm to 1.40 pm.  Groundbreaking 2pm to 5pm.  Snacks, do-nuts and Ice-creams ! May Allah Bless. Address: 723 Merchant St., Coatesville, PA 19320.

Hafidth Abraar Wins First Place in the 6th North America Al Shatibi Quran Competition 2020

First Place – Best Recitation

Alhamdulillah ! Hafidth Abraar Jamaluddin won FIRST PLACE in the 6th North America Al Shatibi Quran Competition 2020 held in Minneapolis on August 16th.  Hafidth Abraar Jamaluddin was the only candidate from the State of Pennsylvania in a list of 350 participants from USA and Canada. May Allah(swt) protect our young Hafidth and continue to Bless him in his pursuit of the Holy Quran. You can watch the award winning presentation at the link below  

Our young achiever Soukayna Mardas

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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

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

Safoora Siddiqui speaks at a students’ anti-gun rally

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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.

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).
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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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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


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.
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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, 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


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.