Masjid Al-Haqq was established in 1988, as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, dedicated to uplifting the community mentally, spiritually, morally, socially, educationally, politically and economically.
The Name Al-Haqq is a Divine Attribute of Almighty Allah. In essence, it means The Truth or Sure Reality. We, the members of Masjid Al-Haqq, strive hard to live up to that high standard and principle, with the help of Allah.
Masjid Al-Haqq came into existence, when a group of sincere brothers conceptualized a vision to establish an institution to serve the community and humanity, and improve the quality of life for all people.
Masjid Al-Haqq evolved out of the womb of the Nation of Islam under the Leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and was established under Imam W. Deen Mohammed (r.a.a.), the son of Elijah Muhammad and Clara Muhammad (our schools system is named in her honor). May all forgive them their shortcomings and grant them Paradise because of them we follow the Qur'an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.). We now stand together on their shoulders like the mighty oak tree that endures.
In that spirit, we pray All Continue to Bless Masjid Al-Haqq to contribute to the growth, development and education of our citizens, brothers and sisters, regardless of race, creed or origin.
We pray Allah Bless us to be a model community in accordance with the will and guidance of Almighty Allah, that will work to maintain a productive relationship with all conscious people to create a healthy and safe environment for all people.
Abdul Kareem Muhammad is the Resident Imam and Chairman of Trustees Consultative Committee of Masjid Al-Haqq, and Director of Education of Clara Muhammad School, Newark, N.J. He is a former Dean of Brothers, Teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal of Muhammad University of Islam and Clara Muhammad School System. He was also a Minister in the Nation of Islam under the Leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and is a student of Qur’an, Al-Islam, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.), and supporter of Imam W. Deen Mohammed (r.a.a.).
He is a graduate of Saint Augustine’s University, Raleigh, N.C, where he earned a BA Degree in Education.
He is on the Community Advisory Board of City National Bank and was instrumental in the Historic and Landmark Partnership of the Council of Imams and City National Bank. He was the first African American appointed to position of Chaplaincy Supervisor for the State of N.J. Department of Corrections where he specialized in Individualized, Pastoral, Crisis, Behavioral Modification and Anger Management Counseling.
He is the Recording Secretary for the Council of Imams, Community Trustees Committee, and Halal Certifying Agency. He is also Recording Secretary for the Imams Council of Newark, and a member of the Mayor’s Office of Clergy Affairs and Alliances.
Imam Zeotha Hameed
Clarence Mujahid Ali