"We are going to keep working hard!" Imam W. Deen Mohammed
The Mosque Cares truly appreciates all of you, our loyal supporters and many guests that attended this year's Saviors Day helping make it one of our "best celebrations yet."
Believers from across the country joined us to commemorate Saviors Day. This Historic Event, established by Imam W. Deen Mohammed preserves his Legacy, Vision, and Leadership.
Imam Mohammed laid a firm foundation for us to build our future Community life, and we appreciate your renewed Commitment to support his Mission and Ministry for Social and Economic Justice for all people.
We thank you for your support of this worthy cause, and we pray The Merciful Allah continues to bless and guide our Community always.
W. Deen Mohammed (aka Wallace D. Mohammed) was born Oct. 30, 1933, to The
Honorable Elijah and Sister Clara Muhammad in Hamtramck (Detroit), Mich. Imam W. Deen Mohammed, leader of the largest
community of Muslims in the United States of America passed on September 9,
2008. We pray that his work continues to
grow and serve humanity as he would have desired it to, through all of us who
have benefited so greatly from his teachings.
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 scriptural
interpretation to social issues have brought him numerous awards and high
honors. He is a man of vision who has
performed many historical ‘firsts’.
Mohammed is the founder of The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed)
// (WDM Ministry).
Achievements of Imam Mohammed include:
1988 — Representing Muslims at the
World Parliament of Religious Leaders for the Survival of the Earth.
1992 — Imam Mohammed delivered an
invocation on the floor of the U.S. Senate (the first given by a Muslim).
1992 — Imam Mohammed delivered the
first address by a Muslim on the floor of the Georgia State Legislature (the
state of his father’s birth).
1993 - Imam Mohammed participated in
the inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service of President Bill Clinton.
1995 — Selected as president of the
World Conference on Religion and Peace.
1995 — Attended “Acts of Kindness
Week” along with Martin Luther King III and Rosa Parks in Dallas.
1995 — Addressed the Governing Board
of the World Conference on Religion and Peace in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1995 — Delivered the keynote address
at the Muslim-Jewish Convocation in Glencoe, Ill. ‐ the first serious
public dialogue between top leaders of Islam and Reform Judaism.
1996 — Established the Collective
Purchase Conference (CPC)
1996 - Imam Mohammed met Pope John
Paul, II, at the Vatican, at the invitation of Archbishop William Cardinal
Keeler and the Focolare Movement. He met with the Pope again, on October 28,
1999, on the “eve of the New Millennium” in St. Peter’s Basilica with many
other world-religious leaders.
1997 — attended the Organization of
the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Teheran, Iran.
1997 - the Focolare Movement presented
him with the “Luminosa Award”, for promoting Interfaith Dialogue, peace, and
understanding in the U.S.
1998 — Addressed the Indiana House of
Representatives and delivered the invocation for the Indiana Senate. Invited by
Sen. Glenn Howard. Gov. Frank O’Bannon acknowledged Imam Mohammed as an
1999 - Imam Mohammed served on the
Advisory Panel for Religious Freedom Abroad, formed by Secretary of State
Madeline Albright. He assisted in promoting religious freedom in the United
States and Abroad.
1999 — Participated in the Conference
on Religion and Peace hosted by the Center for Christian and Jewish
1999 — Participated in the World
Conference on Religion and Peace-Assembly VII in Amman, Jordan. He was elected
2000 — Imam Mohammed was appointed to
the Executive Committee of Religious Alliance Against Pornography (RAAP).
2000 - The Focolare Movement and the
American Society of Muslims hold an interfaith program in Washington, D.C.
2001 — Sept. 11: Imam Mohammed, in the
strongest terms denounced the terrorist attacks on the United States as
un-Islamic and evil.
2002 — Imam Mohammed was inducted as a
member of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Board of Preachers at
Morehouse College in Atlanta. Imam Mohammed was honored with his portrait in
the International Chapel of Morehouse University.
2005 - Imam Mohammed sent a delegation
of Imams to a Muslim-Christian in Dialogue First Symposium given by the
Catholic based Focolare Movement. The focus was, “Who is G-d for us? “ This
program occurred after the recent inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI.
- Imam Mohammed participated in a program that featured, “A Conversation with
Imam W. Deen Mohammed and Cardinal George of the Catholic Archdiocese."
There are many more accolades,
achievements and accomplishments made by Imam W. Deen Mohammed that dignify
African American Muslims as well as all Muslims in North America. His honorary
doctorates, mayoral, and gubernatorial proclamations give testament to his
recognized voice, and the benefit of his leadership to Muslims and non-Muslims
alike. He was appointed to the World Supreme Council of Mosques because of the
value of his work and leadership in America.
Imam W. Deen Mohammed is the foremost
leader of Muslims throughout America and in many other parts of the world. He is known for his depth in thinking,
insight and faith. His perspectives are
clearly Qur'anic based with applications that cut across scriptural, religious,
political, cultural and ethnic lines. he
is at the forefront of interfaith dialogue and cooperation. He is leading the call towards human