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As Salaamu Alaikum!

(May the Peace & Blessings of G-d be with you)


We will be distributing iftar meals each night of Ramadan beginning at 6:15 p.m. and ending at Maghrib. ***All meals must be grab and go. Prayers are NOT being held at the masjid during this time.

Donations of any amount is being accepted to help fund meal cost.


To assist in food service and distribution or to sign up to prepare meals for a a day please leave a message on our answering machine (619) 237-6738. Your help is greatly appreciated!



Located in downtown, Masjidul Taqwa was the first Masjid established in San Diego, California. Under the leadership of the late Imam W. Deen Mohammed, we are Muslims committed to human excellence as revealed in the Holy Qur'an to Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) and as exemplilfied in his life. Imam Wali T. Fardan, a student of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, serves as the resident Imam.

Masjidul Taqwa is a historic mosque! It was established in 1949 by early pioneers Brother Yusuf Abdullah and Brother Henry Majid under the leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. It was the first temple on the West Coast and the eighth in the Nation of Islam.

After the passing of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Temple 8 under the leadership of the late Imam Warithdeen Muhammed (may Allah's mercy be upon him) began following the universal message of Al-Islam and the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Many of these same temples were renamed. Mosque #8 was re-named "Masjidul Taqwa of San Diego" by the late Imam W.D. Muhammad. Taqwa mean “God Conscious” in Arabic. 

As the oldest masjid on the West Coast established by indigenous muslims, we serve as a beacon for Muslims across the Americas. This community tells the history of Al-Islam in this country from the descendants of its former enslaved people -- striving in the path of the early sahabas, Islam transformed their lives and in doing so transformed a country.

We believe that Islam is the best way of life to establish our individual and community life.  Masjidul Taqwa follows the Qur'an, Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saw), and the Tafseer of the late Imam W. D. Muhammad. This website tries to express the interest and culture of the African American Muslim along with the world Muslim community.

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Meeting ID: 4737403471

Every Friday at 1:00- 1:40 pm

Jum'ah Prayer

Congregational prayer is prescribed for believers. "O you who believe! when the call is made for prayer on Friday, then hasten to the remembrance of Allah and leave off trading; that is better for you, if you only know?" HQ 62:9


1st and 3rd Sunday from 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Brothers Group Meeting

These meetings are designed to strengthen the faith, community life, and brotherhood of believing men of Masjidul Taqwa.

1st and 3rd Sunday from 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Sisters Group Meeting

These meetings are purposed to enhance Islamic knowledge, and to increase the visibility and unity of muslim women of Masjidul Taqwa.

"The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin the ma'roof (all of Islam), and forbid the munkar (all that is evil; kufr): they observe prayers, pay Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exhalted in power, Wise." Holy Qur'an 9:71

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2575 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 239-6738