Muhammad Mosque No. 22 was established in the 1960's on Kelly Street in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
It is currently located in the Wilkinsburg area. Muhammad Mosque No. 22 is one of the many Mosques affiliated with the
Nation of Islam. The Nation of Islam was established in 1930 by our founder Master Fard Muhammad (MFM).
He came from the East
onto the West, by Himself seeking those who were lost from their land, self, language, culture, and God. He recognized us,
the Lost-Found Nation, that the scriptures spoke about (Genesis 15:13-14).
To a people whom was despised and rejected (Isaiah 53:3), Master Fard Muhammad
began to raise the Black Nation up by teaching us the following three (3) important facts...
KNOWLEDGE OF SELF, KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, KNOWLEDGE OF DEVIL (Holy Quran Surah 3:47).
With this, a new Nation was born, white supremacy and black inferiority were challenged, and truth was hurled at falsehood
knocking out its brain (Holy Quran Surah 21:18).
Master Fard Muhammad gave us our own culture so that we would never have to imitate another group
of people again. In 1930, MFM raised over 25,000 Blacks to accept their own and be themselves...a righteous Muslim. In 1931, Master
Fard Muhammad met Elijah Poole (Elijah Muhammad) who recognized MFM as the one that the scriptures said would come in the
last days (The Madhi, The Messiah... see What The Muslims Believe).
He taught Elijah Muhammad for 3 1/2 years to prepare him to be the Leader of the Nation
of Islam. As quietly as Master Fard Muhammad came to America, in 1934 He disappeared (I Thessalonians 5:2). Elijah Muhammad was now in the seat
ready to fulfill his divine mission (Malachi 4:5-6).
From 1934 until his departure in 1975, The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad fulfilled his mission by raising
thousands of Blacks to Islam. He cleaned us up by getting us off of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, stopping us from fornicating
and committing adultery, taught us how to eat to live (no pork), love ourselves, and do for self or suffer the consequences.
The following were
accomplishments by Blacks in the Nation of Islam throughout America... BAKERIES, STORES, RESTAURANTS, AIRPLANES, PILOTS,
TEACHERS, UNIVERSITIES, JOBS, SCIENTISTS, MATHEMATICIANS, DOCTORS, LAWYERS, APARTMENTS, HOUSES, IMPORT/EXPORT GOODS, FARMS,
FISH MARKETS, TEMPLES, PRINTING
PRESS, CLEANERS, BARBER SHOPS, CLOTHING FACTORIES, ETC. The Nation of Islam had created an independent Black Empire which
generated an income of over 80 Billion Dollars per week (see 1975 Serpica magazine).
In 1973, The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad placed The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
in his seat before a large audience and stated... When you see him, look at him... Where he says go, go... Where he says
stay away from, stay away from. This initiated The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as his Successor.
In 1977, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan began to fulfill his mission. Following in the footsteps of
Honorable Elijah Muhammad, he starts rebuilding the Nation of Islam and uplifting The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad's name
back up to the well deserved respectable level. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has an extreme love for his people.
He has re-purchased many of the original Nation of Islam properties. He has hosted numerous 'Stop the Killing' meetings
throughout America. He called for the historical 1995 Million Man March in Washington DC in which over 2 million Black men
He went on three (3) World Tours spreading Islam to everyone. He is our Brother, Leader,
Teacher, and Guide in our mist today showing us that we can have money, good homes, and friendship in all walks of life if
we be obedient, trust and fear no one but Allah (God) (Matthew 6:33). All Praises Due to Allah and Long Live Muhammad!