Masjid Al-Momineen was established in 1989 in a rented 4 bedroom house - by Divine Providence and generous donations from a group of 100 Afghan immigrants residing mostly in and around the city of Clarkston. Soon other Muslims from Pakistan and the Indian subcontinent joined the community followed by refugees from war stricken Iraq, Kurdistan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Bosnia, and Kosovo. At that time, there were fewer than 7 other mosques in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. Over time, Muslims from many other countries of the world including Myanmar and Syria came in to make Clarkston the biggest international Muslim community in Atlanta. The community soon outgrew the rental property and purchased over 6 acres of land in Clarkston. This property consists of 3 buildings. Currently, one building serves as the main prayer hall for men while another is used as the prayer hall for sisters and as the school for over 125 students. The third building is being rented to defray a portion of the monthly expenses.
To build a place of worship that serves as the community center for a diverse group of immigrants and locals representing over 30 countries; to build a beautiful landmark in the city of Clarkston which hosts expats from no fewer than 70 countries; to build a place where Clarkston and neighboring residents could convene and to build bridges of understanding and love towards other fellow human beings and to celebrate the diversity of the city and the congregation of Masjid Al-Momineen; to construct not just a building but a center for human networking, promotion of family values, free education for all but specifically for the girls and for the underprivileged, and to build a youth center that advances athleticism, diversity, talent development, and community engagemen