Donate to New MTWS Masjid Project

Donate to MTWS Operations Fund


Building Project

3714 S. ALSTON
DURHAM, NC 27713
Phone 919-767-1044

In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

All praises belong to Allah the Exalted, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and those that follow them.

Our noble brothers and sisters, we greet you with the greeting of Islam, As Salaamu Aliakum.
Umar bin Khattab said,

“I heard the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him say: Whoever builds a Masjid in which the Name of Allah is mentioned, Allah will build a house for him in Paradise.”

By the permission of Allah, over the last fifteen years we have established the Dawah of Islam in our City of Durham, North Carolina and the surrounding community. We have also established ties with the Scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah, neighboring universities, local news media, and radio stations. These efforts have provided us with a platform to launch out-reach programs in which we help the needy and disenfranchised, as well as provide family counseling, establish Islamic conferences, classes, and symposiums nationally and internationally.

The mission of Markaz Tawheed Wa Sunnah (MTWS) is to support the propagation and implementation of Tawheed and the authentic Sunnah; while aiding its people everywhere. By the permission of Allah, it is our intent to become the regional Islamic center known for giving the correct Islamic Dawah and Islamic educational support for our city, neighboring community and state. In order to accomplish this, we must by the permission of Allah, establish a house of worship whereas the Muslim community can strive hard in the way of Allah while utilizing all the resources that Allah has given us to maintain ourselves, our families and the general Muslim communities.

We have recently received zoning approval by the City of Durham to build a masjid on property we purchased over 2 ½ years ago. Now we are preparing for the building process. This project will cost the community approximately 1.5 million dollars. This allows us to build a 10,000 square feet structure which will consist of: prayer areas, classrooms, libraries, conference rooms, kitchens, restrooms, bookstores, parking areas, and 3 acres of natural trails. It is our goal to raise the money needed within six months. During the fundraising period, we will be clearing trees, grading the land, and preparing the infrastructure.

We truly need your support! May Allah reward you all with good in this life and the next!

Please send your payments to: or
Make checks payable to: Markaz Tawheed wa Sunnah (Please note building project in the memo)

For further information contact:
Masjid Director: Rashad Nelson
Masjid Imam: Rasheed Barbee