(Chicago, IL 9/09/08)- The leader of the largest constituent of Muslims in
America Imam W. Deen Mohammed, son of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad leader of the Nation of Islam,
passed away today, he was 75.
In 1975, he succeeded his father, leader of the Nation of Islam opening the
movement to all races. He was a public servant who stood up against racial
oppression and worked continuously for peace, unity and reconciliation. He
maintained his father's legacy of economic and political empowerment for the
His passing today was confirmed in a statement released by the late leader's
family, 'Imam W. Deen Mohammed a follower of Prophet Muhammad - on him be peace - and Muslim leader
passed away today at his home in Markham, IL. He
trusted and he believed in the One G-d the Creator of all systems of Knowledge. We ask that you pray for
our father and leader.' - The Family of Imam W. Deen Mohammed
A Muslim prayer service (Janazah) for Imam W. Deen Mohammed is planned for this Thursday (Sept. 11,
2008) at 1:45 p.m. at the Islamic Foundation of Villa Park, IL, at 300 W. Highridge Rd.. (zip 60181), followed
by internment to Mt. Glennwood Cemetary, 18301 E. Glenwood and Thornton Rd., in Glenwood, IL 60425.
This Friday at 1 p.m. the Muslim community will hold a unity Jumuah, Friday
Muslim congregational prayer service, on the community's property across
from 2979 W. 167th St., in Markham, IL.
The Community Memorial Service is planned for this Saturday (Sept. 13) also on the community's property
across from 2979 W. 167th St., in Markham, IL at 1 p.m.
Imam W. Deen Mohammed was the leader of the largest Muslim community in America. He is an Islamic
scholar with a keen scriptural knowledge of the Qur'an and the Bible and how they relate to our present
time. He is an esteemed member of The World Supreme Council of Mosques, The Peace Council, and he
is an international President of the World Conference of Religion and Peace. He was a participant at the
1999 Jubillenium Interfaith Conference for World Peace and has met with countless world religious and
political leaders over the past twenty-five years including Pope John Paul II whom he had met with at the
Vatican in 1996 and 1999. In 1999 Imam Mohammed also addressed a gathering of 100,000 at the Vatican.
Donations can be sent directly to his ministry at:
The Mosque Cares - [AKA - The Ministry of W. D. Mohammed]
PO. Box 1061 Calumet City, IL 60409
Visit www.newafricaradio.com to hear numerous pre-recorded speeches by Imam WD Mohammed and
Imam Faheem Shuaibe.