Bridging The Gap's Lunch PAD & Clothing Giveaway

Masjid Al-Taqwa initiates and supports efforts which benefit the community we are situated in. We have been the site of Bridging The Gap's (BTG) Lunch PAD and Clothing Giveaway since 2012. 

BTG is a non-profit 501(c)3 which organizes volunteers to assemble and package lunches, and collect clothing which it passes out to the community on the first and third Saturday of every month. 

TAQWA Theater Ensemble Performing at Chicago State University's Breakey Theater.

S.U.N. Taqwa Theater Ensemble

Under the Direction of Sr. Zakiyyah El-Amin, an award winning Playwright, Director and Drama Instructor--the S.U.N./Taqwa Theater Ensemble engages the young and the young at heart and produces and performs original works ranging from Oratory, Skits, and full plays. 

Participants have the opportunity to learn stage direction, performance methods, set design, and more.  

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Arabic & Islamic Studies

Associate Imam & Director of Education, Rabbani Mubashshir conducts weekly Qur'anic Arabic and Islamic Studies classes from 9am to 11am on Sunday's.  Classes are offered free of charge.  


Taqwa Islamic Dance Ensemble (T.I.D.E.)

Train and learn Islamic and ethnic interpretive
dance routines to perform at Muslim events
Training is held every 1st and 3rd Saturday each month beginning
Saturday February 17, 2018 from 9:30 am until 10:30 am
At Masjid Al-Taqwa, 8211 S. Exchange, Chicago, Illinois

Sisters ages 8 years and up

Donation: $5.00 per class per person (a pay as you go program)
Attire: workout clothing, 1 bottle of water, socks or bare feet

All sisters are welcome

For questions, contact Sister Jeena Khaaliq via email at

2018 Saturday Training Dates: 2-17, 3-3, 3-17, 4-7, 4-21, 5-5,
(May15 through June 14-Month of Ramadan-No class sessions)
7-7, 7-21, 8-4, 8-18, 9-15, 10-6, 10-20, 11-3, 11-17, 12-1, 12-15

Martial Arts

Martial Arts & Physical Fitness

Sensei Rasaun Tamir is a 5th Dan (Master) Instructor in the art of Goju-Ryu/Taekwondo. He teaches a free class on Sunday's from 2pm to 4pm which also includes elements of Tai-chi, Yoga, and combat Jujitsu.  For more info call 773-437-5561


Men Of Taqwa (Outreach)

Chaired by Dr. Lionel Allen, jr, the Men Of Taqwa (M.O.T.) is the Community Outreach arm of Masjid Al-Taqwa whose primary focus is to develop bonds of brotherhood through the mobilization and education of men as they join in the service of their communities. 

For more information about events and meeting dates, contact Dr. Lionel at  



"None of you truly believes unless he/she wants for his/her brother/sister what he/she wants for themselves."

Continuing the legacy of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed who took the title of Spokesman for Human Salvation, Masjid Al-Taqwa, and its partner organizations --like Bridging The Gap-- sees its development and growth tied to a responsibility to work for the betterment of humanity as a whole by being a balanced and vibrant community calling society to express its human excellence.