About the First Muslim Mosque of Pittsburgh

NOTE: Our masjid is currently closed for both Jumu’ah and daily prayers, in an effort to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. May Allah give us patience and forgive us for our sins.

Al-Masjid al-Awwal is located in the historic Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was the first masjid established in the state of Pennsylvania. We ascribe to the understanding of Islam upon the pristine way of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) and his noble Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them all), as understood and implemented by the early righteous imams of the first three generations of goodness (may Allaah have Mercy on them). Believing and practicing as the Companions did is true guidance according to the Book of Allaah, and all other ways lead to disunity and argumentation:

So if they have eemaan the likes of what you have, then they are rightly guided. But if they turn away, then they are only in opposition. Allah will suffice you against them. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.
(Soorah al-Baqarah, Verse 137)

Masjid Administration

Education Director

Abul ‘Abbaas Moosaa Richardson



Abu ‘Abdil-Fattaah Salaah bin Bernard Brooks



Abu Maryam Nafees bin Muhammad



Aboo Muttaqee Ahmad Yates


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Contacting Us

Mailing Address

al-Masjid al-Awwal

First Muslim Mosque of Pittsburgh

PO Box 53089

Pittsburgh, PA 15219




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