Sunday, December 5, 2010
Imam Warith Deen Muhammed
Warith Deen Muhammed (born Wallace D. Muhammad; October 30, 1933 - September 9, 2008) was an African American Muslim leader and the son of Clara and Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam from 1933 to 1975.
He became leader of the Nation of Islam after his father’s death on February 25, 1975 and merged it to orthodox or Sunni Islam. Warith Deen Muhammed rejected many of the teachings of his father. It was estimated he brought 200,000 followers from the Nation of Islam to Sunni Islam.