As Ismail Massally launched into his sermon Friday, stragglers removed their loafers and squeezed onto the prayer deck at Masjid Abdullah. Once again, an overflow crowd of more than 300 Muslims packed the tiny plant nursery-turned-mosque off Dickens Road in Lilburn. Massally’s words echoed from the microphone clipped to his flowing white robe as he faced men wearing brightly colored kufis from Africa and south Asia. “It is he, the almighty Allah, who has created different languages,” said Massally, the imam at Masjid Abdullah. “Almighty Allah is the only being who understands each and every language.” (MORE)


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