RESIDENT IMAM
Abdul Rasheed Muhammad

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

August 5, 2022


JOB OPPORTUNITY: Sister Rasidah is loking for one part-time (3x a week for two hours in the evening) person to work janitorial. Interested call 619-347-2434 or email rashidahak@gmail.com.

BROTHERS PICNIC: A brothers' gathering is being planned for Saturday, August 27. The location and other details are to be determined. For information or to assist please visit the masjid and see Brother Kamal.

Prayer Times

 

As Salaamu Alaikum!

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


About Us

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.

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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

COVID cases in the San Diego area are on rise, we strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask wile at the Masjid and to practice social distancing.

Every Friday from 1:00- 1:30 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

Every Sunday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Talim Meeting

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

Sisters Group Meeting

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.

Last Sunday of the month after Jumuah

Brothers Group Meeting

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

"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