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Masjid Wali Muhammad

History Masjid Wali Muhammad is home to the first and oldest African American Muslim congregation. Although located in its current facility on Linwood Avenue since 1954, its first home was on Hastings Street, in Detroit’s “Black Bottom.” It was there that the Nation of Islam was founded by W.D. Fard and led by the Honorable [...]

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Muslim Center of Detroit

History While the Muslim Center of Detroit traces its immediate history to the establishment in 1985 of the Muslim American Society by Imam Warith Deen Muhammad, the community’s history extends ultimately to the 1930s, when the Nation of Islam was first established in Detroit by Warith Deen’s father, Elijah Muhammad. The mosque is located on [...]

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