San Diego, CA 92102
After more than 25 years of dedication and leadership, our beloved Imam Wali T. Fardan has retired. I know that each of you will join us in wishing him and his family Allah's blessings in their new endeavors.
Welcome our new Resident Imam, Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad. Chaplain (LTC) Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, (US Army-Retired), was affirmed as the first Muslim Chaplain in the US Armed Forces, the Pentagon on December 3, 1993. Shortly after retiring in October 2012, Imam Muhammad became the Nation's first full-time Muslim Chaplain with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
He is an accomplished author and contributor. Read more...
(May the Peace & Blessngs of G-d be with you)
Locdated in owntown, 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. A student of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Imam Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad is 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 people, 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 slaves in the path of the early sahabas, Islam transformed there 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.
Every Friday from 1:00- 1:30 pm
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
Every Sunday from 1:15 - 2:30 pm
These "table talk" style discussions are designed to increase understanding of the faith and are held in the Pioneer Room (dining room) of the masjid. Discussions are led by varying members of the communinty. Talim sessions are also streamed live on our FaceBook page.
1st and 3rd Sunday from 11:30 - 12:30 pm
These meetings are purposed to enhance Islamic knowledge, and to increase the visibility and unity of Muslim Women. Due to COVID-19 meetings are currently held via Zoom - Meeting ID: 497 866 7544.
These meetings are designed to strengthen the faith, community life, and brotherhood of believing men.