Wallace D. Mohammed (October 30, 1933 - Septem-ber 9, 2008) was born in Hamtramck, Michigan. He was the seventh of eight chil-dren of Elijah and Clara Mu-hammad. He became known later as Imam W. Deen Mo-hammed. His father, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was the founder, builder and leader of The Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934 to 1975. The NOI was an organization dedi-cated to the spiritual, cul-tural, economic and intellec-tual advancement of African Americans. It preached a form of Black Nationalism and its own version of Islam for forty-one years.
Imam W. Deen Mohammed was unanimously elected as leader of the NOI after the passing of his father in 1975. He was an Islamic scholar with acute scriptural knowl-edge. He was an esteemed member of The World Su-preme Council of Mosques, The Peace Council, and he was an international president of the World Conference of Religion and Peace.
Imam Mohammed’s astute leadership, profound social commentary on major issues, piercing scriptural insight into the Bible, Torah and Qur’an, and his unique ability to apply this insight to troublesome social issues earned him copi-ous awards and distinguished acclaim.
It was in reverence to this great leader’s collective works that the members of the former Houston Masjid of Al-Islam overwhelmingly de-cided to rename the newly constructed community beacon with this great Imam’s namesake. The New Masjid Warithuddeen Mohammed open its doors to the public on August 6th 2010.

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