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Warith Deen Mohammed was born in Chicago, Illinois the seventh of eight children, to Clara Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad (historic leader of the Nation of Islam).  Mentor to El-Hajj-Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X), he assumed the leadership of the Nation of Islam in 1975, after the passing of his father, he immediately, began transforming the community from a nationalistic philosophy to the universally accepted principles of the Islamic faith.  His insights and emphasis on the balanced practice of the religion (as the Holy Qu'ran dictates and as Prophet Mohammed, (peace be upon him), of 1400' years ago.  He currently placed him as the leader of the largest communities of Muslims in North America.  He is a respected religious authority for Muslims, throughout the world.  Imam Mohahammed has been a major catalyst for bridging the gap between Islam, Christianity and Judaism. 


Revised: July 18, 2013.