Warith Deen Mohammed

Warith Deen Mohammed

Leader of the Nation of Islam
Born Oct 30, 1933

Warith Deen Mohammed also known as W. Deen Mohammed or Imam W. Deen Muhammad, was a progressive African American Muslim leader, theologian, philosopher, Muslim revivalist and Islamic thinker (1975 to 2008) who disbanded the original Nation of Islam in 1976 and transformed it into an orthodox mainstream Islamic movement, the World Community of Al-Islam in the West which later became the American Society of Muslims.… Read More

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He was a son of Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam from 1933 to 1975. … Read More
1934 Birth From 1934 until his death in 1975, Elijah Muhammad led the Nation. … Read More


1958 24 Years Old Mohammed became a minister under his father in late 1958 and served in Philadelphia during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
1961 27 Years Old In 1961, on his 28th birthday, Mohammed began a term in federal prison for having refused induction into the United States military. … Read More
1963 29 Years Old In 1963 he was released from prison. … Read More


1974 - 1975 3 More Events
Among the first changes Mohammed instituted, he dropped the title Supreme Minister and took the title Chief Imam, or simply Imam, in 1976. … Read More
1977 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1977 he participated in a Muslim-Christian dialogue in Fort Worth, Texas with Dr. Jack Evans, then President of Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas.
1978 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1978, he gave a historic address before more than 1,000 Jews and Muslims at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, D.C., then under the leadership of Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman. … Read More


1984 50 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1984, Mohammed went against the mainstream African American political establishment and opposed Reverend Jesse Jackson's run for the Democratic nomination for President.
1985 - 1989 3 More Events
In 1990, Mohammed supported and endorsed Neil Hartigan for Governor of Illinois. … Read More
1992 58 Years Old In 1992, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt honored Warith Deen Mohammed with "The Gold Medal of Recognition" for his religious work in the United States.
1993 59 Years Old …  In 1993, he gave an Islamic prayer during the first Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service of President Bill Clinton, and again in 1997 at the second Interfaith Prayer Service.


1994 - 1996 3 More Events
1997 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1997, he was appointed to then President Bill Clinton's Religious Advisory Council.
1999 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, he was elected to the Islamic Society of North America's shura board. … Read More
2001 67 Years Old On September 11, 2001, he denounced the terrorist attacks as un-Islamic. … Read More
2002 68 Years Old On April 6, 2002, Mohammed was made a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and his portrait was hung in the International Chapel there.
2004 70 Years Old Mohammed married Khadija Siddeeq in 2004. … Read More
2005 71 Years Old On Saturday, September 3, 2005, the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) presented an award to W. Deen Mohammed in recognition of his outstanding leadership role in the American Muslim community at The Mosque Cares sponsored Annual Islamic Convention. … Read More
2008 74 Years Old 1 More Event
He told ISLAMICA magazine in 2008 that he felt that the madhhab—the schools of thought within fiqh—were geographically influenced and should be regionally developed, suggesting that "I think we are gradually getting a sense of madhabs in America, especially those like me. … Read More
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