Death of a Pioneer: Warith Deen Muhammad October 30, 1933-Sept.9, 2008

Tariq Nelson brings the sad news of W.D. Muhammad’s passing. He was one of American Islam’s most influential leaders and responsible for the largest mass conversion to Sunni Islam. He has left an incredible legacy that has touched the lives of all Muslims in America (whether they want to admit to or not). Please make du’a for his family and loved ones. Like Tariq Nelson said, he will be missed.

For those in the Bay Area, there will be services held at Masjid Waritheen in Oakland. I received this announcement from Kameelah.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
With Allah’s Name, The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer

As-Salaam Alaikum wa Ramadan Mubarak

Imam Warith Deen Mohammed
has passed from this life early on Tuesday morning (9/9/08)*.
Innalil lahi wa inna ilahi rajiun, to Allah we belong and to Him is our return.

We invite our community (family) to gather at Masjidul Waritheen at Mahgrib this evening at this time of great loss simply for the purpose of being together. People can bring food as they would bring something for iftar and Sheikh Abdul Ra-oof Nasir will facilitate the gathering.