Masjid Wali Muhammad

The flag of Detroit (Image: Wiki Commons)
State: Michigan

Address: Detroit, MI 48206


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, (Accessed June 7, 2018)

[2] Dawud Walid LinkedIn Profile, (Accessed June 7, 2018)

[3] “Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR),” Clarion Project, March 22, 2017,

[4] Dr. Daniel Pipes (2012). U.S. Muslim Converts: Dangerous Anti-Americanism. Clarion Project. Retrieved from:


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