The Late Imam Warith Deen Mohammed

Imam Warith Deen Mohammed (1933-2008) was a prominent American Muslim leader and the son of the late Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the founder of the Nation of Islam. After his father’s passing in 1975, Imam W.D. Mohammed became the leader of the Nation of Islam and led its transformation towards mainstream Islam.

Imam W.D. Mohammed emphasized the importance of universal Islamic teachings, the study of the Quran, and the promotion of interfaith dialogue and understanding. He played a crucial role in establishing a more inclusive and authentic understanding of Islam among African-American Muslims and worked towards fostering unity and cooperation among Muslims of diverse backgrounds.

Emphasis on Tolerance, Justice, Community and Integration

Imam W.D. Mohammed’s teachings emphasized the principles of tolerance, social justice, community development, and the integration of Islamic values with everyday life. He focused on educational initiatives, encouraging Muslims to excel in education, and emphasized the importance of community service and engagement.

Remembering Imam W. Deen Mohammed

Imam W. Deen Mohammed worked for the establishment of Muslim life in America and for freedom, justice and equality for Muslims, African Americans and all people. He both taught and demonstrated that Al-Islam is not only compatible with democracy but in fact gave birth to these same principles. His followers have proven that there is no contradiction between living a Muslim life and that of an American citizen. From 1975 to 2008 Imam W. Deen Mohammed traveled America and the world promoting interfaith cooperation for the common good of all, that humanity might achieve human excellence.

Late Imam W.D. Mohammed