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Welcome to Madina Institute
Madina Institute (Atlanta, GA) is a private, nonprofit mosque, community center and Islamic seminary, founded in 1989. Directed by Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy, we are committed to serving the community, providing engaging activities & quality education. We aim to make traditional Islamic knowledge accessible to the next generation of American Muslim community members, activists, leaders and scholars, based firmly on the Qur’an and the Authentic Sunnah.
EDUCATION. COMPASSION. ILLUMINATION.
Worship, lectures, classes, holiday celebrations, special Ramadan events and more!
Fun outings, community outreach, inspirational lectures and much more!
Weekly classes for kids & youth in Quran, Arabic & Islamic Studies!
Full-time & Part-time courses in the traditional Islamic sciences for serious students!
Marriage ceremonies, Quran Khatms, and other services are offered by Madina.
Madina Iqama TimingsCongregational prayer times at our mosque
Jumu’ah Salah (Friday Prayer) is held at 2pm EST year-round.
Madina Institute Islamic Studies Programs
The Madina Experience
Our Tarbiya is a transformational & well-rounded experience where seekers & students of knowledge can benefit from...
Academic study of the Islamic Sacred Sciences (Ta’leem)
Soul-nourishing worship & dhikr (‘Ibadah)
Service & volunteer work in the local community (Khidma)
Companionship with the People of Knowledge (Suhba)
What our students say about the Islamic Studies Degree Program
I can easily describe my Madina experience in two words: life altering. This program is like a force of nature– each day is filled with so much effort that it is, due to its very essence, impossible for us students not to grow (and Insha’Allah all growth is towards Allah SWT). The environment engulfs us day in and day out so deeply and so richly in Islamic academia that from one week to the next, we can see and feel such a drastic change within our selves.
Sara Abu AlrubMadina Institute, Atlanta, GA
Madina Institute has had a life changing impact on me. To experience, both spiritual and academic, education and training by someone like Shaykh Muhammad is a once in a life time opportunity and lasts forever. What Madina Institute gives you is the keys to seeking true knowledge, and establishes a solid framework and foundation for one’s pursuit of transformational knowledge. Of course, such pursuits are life time journeys and require the companionship of the scholars. One of the most impactful things to me about Madina Institute is the suhba (companionship) with Shaykh Ninowy, inside and outside of the classroom. It helps one learn the adab of Ahlul-‘ilm, and how to maneuver with it in ones interactions with friends, family, peers, and so on. I hope to embody some of that one day.
Mukhtar DarabGraduate of Associate's Degree program, 2016 (Fairfax, VA)
Before Madina I was a young woman who just started practicing my deen. I felt like a brand new person but I yearned to fill my heart with the knowledge of Allah. With all the Islamophobia and slandering of [Islam] it made me question how I could even defend it if I barely knew the basics of my faith. Alhamdulillah I found Madina without even knowing much about Shaykh Ninowy at all and took the leap of faith. It was one of the best decisions of my life. It helped me achieve many spiritual goals and put me on the path to further pursue Islamic studies and serve my community. It also resurrected the poet in me and today I perform poetry sharing my spiritual story and message. I also am active in dawah and lead halaqas frequently. [In the future] I plan on furthering my Islamic studies insha Allah.
Sumaiya TufailGraduate of Associate's Degree program, 2016 (Vancouver, CA)
My time at Madina Institute U.S.A was a truly transformative one; in fact, one could say that it took me on a Hijra from a state of relative confusion, ignorance, and darkness, into a much brighter, clearer, and more wholesome state of being. The program laid out the foundations of the religion before my eyes in a way whereby one cannot help but fall in love with its beauty, and, moreover, it equipped me with the appropriate tools, skills, and lenses to continue my academic and spiritual religious progress and journey.