Statement on the Passing of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, leader of the
largest Muslim Movement in America
(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 would
turn 75 in October.
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 Muslim community.
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 for Imam W. Deen Mohammed is planned for this
Thursday at 1:45 p.m. at the Islamic Foundation of Villa Park, 300 W
Highridge Rd., Villa Park, IL 60181, followed by internment to Mt.
Glennwood Cemetary, 18301 E Glenwood and Thornton Rd., Glenwood, IL
This Friday at 1 p.m. the Muslim community will hold a unity Jumah,
Friday Muslim congregational prayer service, on the community’s
property across from 2979 W. 167th St. Markham, IL at 1 p.m.
The community memorial service is planned for this Saturday also on
the community’s property across from 2979 W. 167th St., Markham, IL at
WHAT: Public Memorial Service for Imam W. Deen Mohammed
WHEN: Saturday September 13th beginning at 2 p.m. following afternoon
WHERE: Community property across from 2979 W. 167th St. Markham, IL
CONTACT: Ayesha K. Mustafaa, Muslim Journal or Sultan Muhammad, family
member at (773) 540-6001 or sultan@mpdstudios. com sultan@mpdstudios.