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Imam W. Deen Mohammed was unanimously elected as leader of his community after the passing of his father in 1975; the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, founder, leader, and builder of the Nation of Islam.
At a very early age, Imam Mohammed developed a keen scholastic interest in science, psychology and religion. He began his education, from elementary through secondary school, at the University of Islam in Chicago. Further educational pursuits took him to Wilson Junior College, where he concentrated on microbiology and to the Loop Junior College where he studied English, history, and the social sciences. However, his primary education has come from, and through, his continued pursuit of religion and social truths.
Imam Mohammed's astute leadership, profound social commentary on major issues, piercing scriptural insight into the Bible, Torah and Qur'an, and his unique ability to apply scriptural interpretation to social issues have brought him numerous awards and high honors. He is a man of vision who has performed many historical 'firsts'.
In 1992, delivered the first invocation in the U.S. senate to be given by a Muslim.
In 1993, gave an Islamic prayer at President William Jefferson Clinton's first inaugural interfaith prayer service, and again in 1997 at President Clinton's second inaugural interfaith prayer service.
His strong interest in interfaith dialogue led him to address the Muslim-Jewish conference on March 6, 1995.
In October of 1996, met Pope John Paul, II at the Vatican. He met with the Pope again, October 28, 1999, on the "Eve of the New Millennium" in St. Peter's basilica with many other world-religious leaders.
In 1997, the Focolare Movement presented him with the "Luminosa Award.
In 1999, served on the advisory panel for Religious Freedom Abroad, formed by Secretary of State Madeline Albright.
In April, 2005, participated in a program featuring "a conversation with Imam W. Deen Mohammed and Cardinal George of the Catholic Archdiocese."
There are many more accolades, achievements and accomplishments made by Imam W. Deen Mohammed. His honorary Doctorates, Mayoral, and Gubernatorial Proclamations give testament to his recognized voice, and the benefit of his leadership to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. He was appointed to the World Supreme Council of Mosques because of the value of his work and leadership in America.
Today, the dignity and world recognition Imam Mohammed has generated is seen all across the world.
Wake Up To Human Life
Imam W. Deen Mohammed
"We are addressing life in community, how we are to build up our communities so that our souls will be pleased. The human soul cannot be pleased unless you do what you're created to do. G-d wants us to care about ourselves, to value ourselves. Nothing communicated to man or brought to us as education or news, has respected our value as G-d has respected our value" Imam W. Deen Mohammed, leader of the largest community of Muslims in the United States of America passed on September 9, 2008. We pray that his work continues to grow and serve humanity as he would have desired it to, through all of us who have benefited so greatly from his teachings. Ameen
- Publication Date:
- 1470022419 / 9781470022419
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- US Trade Paper
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- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
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- Religion / Islam / General