Masjid Wali Muhammad

Clarion Project
Article Source: Clarion Project

Article Source: Clarion Project

The Masjid Wali Muhammad, located in Detroit, is a mosque associated with the Nation of Islam (NOI) and is considered to be the first mosque of the NOI.  The congregation’s name changed from Muhammad’s Temple #1 to Masjid Wali Muhammad in 1978, when the Imam Warith Deen “W.D.” Muhammad broke away from NOI and led some into Sunni Islam [1].


CAIR-Michigan director Dawud Walid has served as a member of the mosques Board between September 2001 and September 2003 [2]. CAIR was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood entity from evidence presented at the Hamas fundraising trial of the Holy Land Foundation [3].


There are many concerning articles written about the Elijah “After his conversion in 1960 to a form of Islam (Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam), the former Cassius Clay adopted a set of intensely anti-American attitudes.” [5]



[1] Howell, Sally, “Masjid Wali Muhammad,” Building Islam in Detroit: Foundations/ Forms/ Futures, University of Michigan, https://biid.lsa.umich.edu/FM_Masjid_Wali_Muhammad.html (Accessed June 7, 2018)

[2] Dawud Walid LinkedIn Profile, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawudwalid/ (Accessed June 7, 2018)

[3] “Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR),” Clarion Project, March 22, 2017, https://clarionprojstg.wpengine.com/council-on-american-islamic-relations-cair/

[4] Dr. Daniel Pipes (2012). U.S. Muslim Converts: Dangerous Anti-Americanism. Clarion Project. Retrieved from: https://clarionprojstg.wpengine.com/us-muslim-converts-dangerous-anti-americanism/