Masjid At-Taqwa was a small unknown community that started with 25 African American Muslims back in 1981. Our community was so small that we used to have Jummah in the living room of one of our founding brothers, Br. Salim AbdusSabour on Fridays.
Now African American muslims make up about 20% of our our overall congregation, serving over 39 different nationalities from all over the world. This area, Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn was more popularly known as “Do or Die BedStuy”. It was very dangerous back in the 80s & 90s. But back in 1988, Imam Siraj Wahhaj and the founding members of Masjid At-Taqwa came together to launch the controversial but successful anti-drug campaign called “The 40 Day Patrol”. ISW & the Muslims lead this campaign which resulted in closing 15 drug houses. It also was the catalyst that turned Do or Die Bed Stay into a now multi-million dollar prominent district.
Our Imam, Siraj Wahhaj has not only been the founding support for Masjid At-Taqwa though, he has also been the founding and continuous support for literally countless mosques, Islamic centers, community centers and charitable organizations all over the world for decades Alhumdulillah. By the grace of Allah (swt), this humble Imam is respectfully asking that you & your community, your organizations, your groups and your kind individuals come and lend that same support to Masjid At-Taqwa that Imam Siraj Wahhaj in turned offered to so many of our beautiful communities and organizations.
We are raising $300,000.00 to launch the beginning phase of our Masjid At Taqwa Development project. The funds raised will be start-up capital for us to get the momentum we need underway. The remaining capital of our project will be funded through Islamic financing inshaAllah (swt).Uthman bin Affan narrated that he heard Allah’s Messenger say:
“Whoever builds a Masjid for (the sake of) Allah, then Allah will build a similar house for him in Paradise.” (Tirmithi)
$300,000 is to get us started on completely revamping and rebuilding our community center. This will get us started, thereafter securing Islamic financing to continue and complete the new 2023 development of Masjid At-Taqwa.
DONATE TODAY & BE FROM THOSE WHO HELP TO CONTINUE IMPACTING, CHANGING, AND ILLUMINATING BROOKLYN AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS.