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Mosque 23

Buffalo, NY Headquarters of the Nation of Islam


The primary mission of the Nation of Islam is to uplift and empower Black communities, through improving the socio-economic, educational, and moral conditions of Black individuals and families.


The NOI envisions a future where Black people are economically and socially empowered, free from systemic racism and oppression. 


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As an extension of the Nation of Islam, we work to 

fostering a sense of belonging and purpose. Our mosque is not merely a place of worship; it is a vibrant community where individuals come together to share, learn, and uplift one another. Whether you are a longstanding member or a newcomer, we invite you to explore the diverse range of activities and programs that make our mosque a hub of inspiration and connection.


Discover the serenity of prayer, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and participate in events that promote personal and collective development. Our doors are open to everyone, regardless of background, and we encourage you to join us in creating a harmonious and supportive environment for all.


Explore our website to find information on upcoming events, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives. We invite you to become an integral part of our dynamic community, where the spirit of unity and shared purpose thrives.


Thank you for visiting the National of Islam Mosque #23 website. We look forward to welcoming you to our mosque in Buffalo, NY and experiencing the transformative journey together.

In sha Allah

Praying Together

Our Values

The Nation of Islam (NOI) was founded in the United States in 1930. The values of the Nation of Islam are rooted in Islam and its commitment to the empowerment and upliftment of the African American community.​

  1. Self-Reliance:
    The Nation of Islam emphasizes the importance of self-reliance and economic independence within the African American community.

  2. Unity and Community:
    Promoting unity and solidarity among African Americans is a central value. The organization seeks to foster a strong sense of community among its members.

  3. Black Empowerment:
    The Nation of Islam advocates for the empowerment and upliftment of the black community, both economically and socially.

  4. Justice and Equality:
    The organization has historically spoken out against racial injustice and advocated for equality, justice, and fair treatment for African Americans.

  5. Education:
    Education is highly valued, and the Nation of Islam encourages its members to pursue knowledge and understanding.

  6. Discipline and Self-Improvement:
    Members are encouraged to lead disciplined lives and to engage in self-improvement, both spiritually and morally.

  7. Strong Family Values:
    The Nation of Islam places importance on strong family structures and values, emphasizing the roles of parents and the importance of family stability.

  8. Respect for Elders:
    The organization promotes respect for elders and leaders within the community.

  9. Separation and Self-Defense:
    Historically, the Nation of Islam has advocated for the separation of races and, at times, the right to self-defense.

  10. Islam as a Way of Life:
    Although we are neither assuming a title for Sunni or Shia traditions, the Nation of Islam incorporates Islamic teachings to obey, worship, and appreciate Allah into beliefs and practices.   

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Join Us

If you aspire to learn more and join us on our journey please contact us


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