Masjid At-Taqwa began a humble beginning on a small property located on 1 Harewood Street. The property used to exist as an end-terraced house and in 1995 it was purchased by Mubarak Ali Waraich, an early migrant from Pakistan. He purchased the property with a vision of founding the premise as a House of God and a place for the whole community to benefit from. Mubarak was also a founding member of the first Mosque in Leicester during the mid 1960s. He died in 1999 a few years after Masjid At-Taqwa was established. [May Allah have Mercy upon his soul].
In an effort to pay off the entire cost of the new premises the community, injected by a remarkable spirit of goodness, rallied together to start what became a huge fund-raising campaign. Both young and old were involved in the many inspirational activities to raise the needed money. Some organised cake fairs, others helped shoppers with their groceries whilst others travelled up and down the country to request help from Mosques. In the space of a month approximately £270,000 was raised to help purchase the new property. A truly extraordinary achievement.
On Friday 2nd June 2011, ownership of the new premises was signed to Masjid At-Taqwa. Receipt of the keys was indeed a joyous occasion for everyone involved.