About Us

For Many years, our Malian community living in Philadelphia lacked a place of Worship and a space to hold other religious events. After Years of using others’ Masjid to hold prayers and other events, in 2004, our men and women living in the community made the decision to begin fundraising in order to have their own place of worship. From 2004-2012, With faith, commitment, Patience and dedication, our Malian community was able to save enough money to purchase a place of worship. With Allah’s grace and blessings, Masjid Ar Rahman opened its doors to serve Philadelphians and became the primary place of worship for Malian men and women.


(267) 230-5936

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the leading mosque in the United States (South West Philadelphia) in providing Islamic guidance and services to the community.

Core Values

Leadership, Build trust and respect diversity, Community welcoming,

Our Mission

Masjid Ar Rahman is a nonprofit organization(5o1c) founded and run by community members committed to providing an environment to allow for the practice and education of Islam all while adhering to the principles of Sunnah and Jammeh. Our Masjid strive to provide a safe and welcoming space where Believers may gather for the worship of the one and only God ALLAH and grow in their faith regardless of race, nationality, ethnicity, gender or age. We provide academic and religious support for the growth and maturity of the community.

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We have different programs to encourage the Islamic education for people of all ages.

Children Bounce House Day

Weekend School

Weekend School

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 1 pm, we accept children from 6 years old and up, we have a girl’s class, and a boy’s class from 1st grade to 6th grade.
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After School Program

After School Program

We provide after school program for kids.
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Summer Program

Summer Program

Our summer program is designed to help our children and young adults develop and further improve their talents. Working hard while having fun. Assisting young adults find their “WHY” in Life and providing Life Skills to assist with everyday circumstances. Helping to prevent unnecessary issue outside of home and the program (staying away from the streets). We treat your children like our own, doing our best to ensure the best outcome. The program starts from Saturday – Wednesday 9AM – 1PM. For the end of summer, we organize trips, field day, and competitions for the kids.


Your Masjid Ar-Rahman has many causes and projects going on all year long. the most important project we are undertaking right now is the expansion of the mosque building.


Your Masjid Ar-Rahman has many events going on all year long. See a glimpse of our latest events.

Ramadan April 12, 2021

Ramadan for the year 2021 starts on the evening of Monday, April 12th lasting 30 days and ending at sundown on Tuesday, May 11. Islamic holidays always begin at sundown and end at

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See the key services we provide and activities we organize on a regular basis.

Daily Prayers, Jummah Prayers

We pray 5 times daily salat and Jummah every Friday.

Weekly programs on Tuesday and Thursday

There are two weekly programs happen every Tuesday and Thursday.

Islamic education for the children and adults

We organize Islamic education programs for children and adults.

Dawah Programs

We also host dawah programs very often along with our other activities.


See the photos of our latest social events and philanthropic activities.

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“Making this mosque a reality has been a task of historic proportions, supported by many generous-hearted people around the world who’ve proved that mosques are much more than just carpets and roofs.”


“And We appointed from among them leaders, guiding by Our command…” (Qur’an 32:24)

Imam Oumar Diombana

Sheikh Oumar Diombana was born in Mali, West Africa where he studied theology and completed the memorization of the Holy Qur’ān together with the recognition of applications of the rules of Tajweed. Sheikh Oumar moved to the US Philadelphia in 2000, where he pursuit his education and practice of Islam. In 2011, Oumar was able to gather ideas to build a mosque in a very divided community with the sole purpose and eagerness of bringing people with diverse background together through positive education, respect and providing Islamic guidance, leadership and entrepreneurship to community members, youth and women. In 2012 Oumar dream came true. He became the imam at Masjid purchase by community donation and he devotion to the mission of serving Allah. Masjid AR-Rahman was born in south west Philadelphia. where he designs various educational programs for children, youth, women and individual. Oumar also write, read and speak English, French, Arabic, Mandingo and Sonike a dialect from West Africa.

Sheikh Oumar studied in the House of the Quran and Hadis institution of Tuba (Mali). He completed the memorization of the Holy Qur’an with recognition of its rules and its implications in all aspects.


Masjid Ar Rahman will be periodically publishing news, press releases and announcements to keep you up to date with our activities.

Importance of Salah

Salah is the major form of worship that a Muslim offers five times a day regularly. It is an obligation upon a Muslim and a Muslim is to offer no

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Salat is the obligatory Muslim prayers, performed five times each day by Muslims. … Salat al-fajr: dawn, before sunrise. Salat al-zuhr: midday, after the sun passes its highest. Salat al-‘asr: the late part of the afternoon.

The Five Pillars of Islam