On September 9, 2008 one of the brightest lights for the Muslim-Amerian Ummah returned to the Creator of All Things.
The honorable Imam Warith Deen Muhammad turned a massive number of Afro-Americans away from the perverted teachings of the Nation of Islam following his father's death in 1975 (his father was Elijah Muhammad).
Because of Imam W. Deen Muhammad hundreds of thousands of people embraced the true path of Islam.
I had the blessing of meeting this man last summer very briefly in Chicago. At the age of 73 (at that time) he was energetic and positive. Always looking for the brighter future and always seeking the best for the unification of all people from all nations under the grace and mercy of Islam. I shook his hand and saw in his eyes the same passion, devotion, dedication and drive that I would hope people one day see in mine. He is an inspiration for all Muslim-Americans to shake off the stereotypes and push forward, to break away from what we know is wrong and corrupt around us and forge into the justice that is Al-Islam.
May Allah accept all his deeds and elevate his status in Jannah.
May he be granted a place in the eternal garden and be praised by the Angels for all the work he has done to bring worship and praise toward Allah and to seek the improvement of Mankind.
O Allaah, forgive and have mercy upon him, excuse him and pardon him, and make honorable his reception. Expand his entry, and cleanse him with water, snow, and ice, and purify him of sin as a white robe is purified of filth. Exchange his home for a better home, and his family for a better family, and his spouse for a better spouse. Admit him into the Garden, protect him from the punishment of the grave and the torment of the Fire.
O Allaah, forgive our living and our dead, those present and those absent, our young and our old, our males and our females. O Allaah, whom amongst us You keep alive, then let such a life be upon Islaam, and whom amongst us You take unto Yourself, then let such a death be upon faith. O Allaah, do not deprive us of his reward and do not let us stray after him.
O Allaah, our beloved brother Warith Deen Muhammad is under Your care and protection so protect him from the trial of the grave and torment of the Fire. Indeed You are faithful and truthful. Forgive and have mercy upon him, surely You are The Oft-Forgiving, The Most-Merciful.
O Allaah, Unite him with the righteous believers, place him under the care of Ibraaheem, and protect him by Your mercy from the torment of Hell.