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Masjid Waarith ud Deen

About Us

Located in the Garden State of Northern New Jersey Masjid Waarith ud Deen  (MWD) serves as an Islamic community institution, guided by G-d’s Words as expressed in the message of the Holy Quran. We witness that this message of guidance in the Quran is universal, eternal and applies to every life form.


We witness that Muhammad, The Prophet (may prayers and peace be upon him), is the Messenger of G-d who delivered that message and is the most excellent human example of how it is to be lived.


We believe in the Oneness of G-d and we will work to establish, maintain, and grow community life proclaiming in word and deed that there is only One G-d and one human family. MWD resolves to work in support of the dynamic leadership of Imam W. Deen Muhammad (1933 - 2008), may Allah be pleased with him. Since Muslims and Christians together constitute over fifty percent of the world, if they live in peace we will be halfway to achieving world peace.


We pray that our website will provide you with information that benefits your mind, body, and spirit. 


Masjid Waarith ud Deen (MWD) is a 501c3 non-profit religious organization.

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Masjid Waarith ud Deen (MWD) was incorporated in 2003. Our beginnings are rooted in the establishment of the Religious Affairs Department of Waris Cultural Research and Development Center, a faith-based non profit community institution co-founded by Wahy-ud Deen Shareef, who has served as the Imam since 1984. At the time of its establishment, Waris and MWD were located in Irvington, NJ.


Members of Masjid Waarith ud Deen have and continue to provide educational, social and cultural services to the residents of all of New Jersey. MWD has a rich history and a growing leadership role in the area of interfaith engagement locally, nationally and internationally. Imam Shareef and our MWD members have an expanding relationship and hold extensive engagements with the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities. 


Some of our historical portfolio of services includes such programs as; weekend school education programming; New-Africa Free Lunch programming, Sadaqa Day or a day of charitable clean-up neighborhood services; scholarship programs for students from schools in Newark, Irvington, East Orange, Orange and other neighboring towns. MWD’s social, educational, cultural and spiritual services are designed to meet the needs, enhance capacity, and develop the full potential of the individual, the family and the community.


MWD still offers several virtual educational, spiritual, and social programs. We intend and aim to continue to expand our physical, spiritual, social, educational, cultural, business, and social programming and operations to the neighbors and the community in and around the newly proposed facility location.

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Masjid Waarith ud Deen will establish societal growth and development by cultivating excellence and virtue in the human character. We will work for peace, productivity, prosperity and the promise of G-d in a comprehensive community life plan, proclaiming in words and deeds the universal message of Al-Islam; that there is but One G-d, and Muhammed ibn Abdullah is His Messenger (G-d’s prayers and peace be upon him), and there is one human family. We pledge to work to fulfill the vision and goals for community development initiated by our leader Imam W. Deen Mohammed (G-d’s mercy be upon him).


Masjid Waarith ud Deen aims to be a complete community consisting of people and institutions who embrace Al-Islam as a complete code of life patterned to work for the benefit and good of all people, for all times.

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