The Late Imam Abdul-Rahman Adb-Raheem Muhammad

Imam Abdul-Rahmaan Abd-Raheem Muhammad (1944-2017) was a renowned figure whose contributions left an indelible mark on the community. Born as Andrew Sylvester Thomas, he embraced Islam in 1973, adopting the name Abdul-Rahmaan Abd-Raheem Muhammad. Throughout his life, he dedicated himself to serving others, embodying the roles of Imam, social worker, teacher, and more.

Originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Abdul-Rahmaan’s passion for knowledge led him to pursue studies in Theology/Philosophy, Sociology, and Biology. He graduated from Tougaloo College in 1967, later obtaining a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 1973.

As an Imam, Abdul-Rahmaan played a pivotal role in the community, guiding and inspiring others through his eloquent delivery, wisdom, and insight. He tirelessly worked to promote unity and understanding among diverse groups, serving as a bridge builder between cultures and faiths.
Abdul-Rahmaan’s commitment to community service extended beyond the walls of the mosque. He actively engaged with organizations that focused on adoption services, education, and social welfare, making a positive impact on countless lives.

His influence as a teacher and mentor was profound. Through his teachings, he instilled a sense of devotion, compassion, and knowledge in those who crossed his path. His tireless efforts to promote Islamic values, social justice, and community harmony earned him respect and admiration.

Imam Abdul-Rahmaan Abd-Raheem Muhammad’s legacy continues to inspire and uplift the community. His unwavering dedication, selfless service, and profound impact on the lives of others will always be remembered and cherished.