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The Nation’s Mosque Applauds the President’s Remarks at Islamic Society of Baltimore

Imam Talib Shareef, leader of The Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad, the oldest Muslim community located in the Nation’s capital dating back to the mid 1930s, released the following comments in response to the president’s remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. We are highly encouraged by and see healing for our nation in the president’s remarks. In the spirit of American’s founding fathers, of universal kinship, universal principles, concern for the life and betterment of mankind and our nation, he delivered the right message, at the right time, and in the right place. The right message being about our unity, that Muslims are Americans, as he stated, “We’re one American family. And when any part of our family starts to feel separate or second-class or targeted, it tears at the very fabric of our nation.” “…Islam has always been part of America. Starting in colonial times, many of the slaves brought here from Africa were Muslim. And even in their bondage, some kept their faith alive. A few even won their freedom and became known to many Americans. And when enshrining the freedom of religion in our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, our Founders meant what they said when they said it applied to all religions.” “…Generations of Muslim Americans helped to build our nation.” Regardless to adjective, we’re citizens of these United States, which as a life, as a nation has given us our growth. His message comes at a time when our unity, principles and core values as a nation are being undermined, at a time when our citizens, members of this great society are worried,... read more

Bernie Sanders visits Masjid Muhammad

By Hamid Saahir Washington, D.C. – With the media whirlwind around the anti-Muslim sentiment that has spread across our nation during the current presidential campaign. There has been a search for a voice that is contrary to the sound of bigotry that has come from the likes of Donald Trump, Ben Carson and other Republican Presidential candidates. On Wednesday, December 16th Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders participated in a town hall discussion led by Imam Talib Shareef at Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque in Washington, DC. The town hall served as a forum to dispel the anti-Muslim rhetoric that has led to an uptick in attacks on Muslims in the United States and protests against mosques including a failed attempt of a protest at Masjid Muhammad in October of this year. Participating in the discussion was Congressman Keith Ellison – Democrat from Minnesota and is one of two Muslims serving in the House of Representatives, Reverend Reginald Green Interim Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and original Freedom Rider, Rabbi Batya Steinlauf of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and first Muslim chaplain for the United States Army, Chaplain Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad. Sanders who is Jewish while participating in the interfaith dialogue asked if we should come together or should we allow demagogues to divide us. “It is time to say enough is enough. It is time to end religious bigotry. It is time to build a nation in which we all stand together; Catholic, Protestant, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist all religions. And work to create a nation that benefits all of us.” Said Sanders, as he... read more

King of Morocco Bestows Highest Honor on Imam Talib Shareef

Washington, D.C. – At the recent Celebration of the Rehabilitation of the Jewish Cemeteries of Morocco: The Houses of Life, held at the U.S. Senate, the Kingdom of Morocco bestowed their highest Royal Medal and honor on Imam Talib Shareef along with the Hon. Rabbi Bruce Lustig, and H.E. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, for their interfaith leadership and works. Those in attendance, numbering around 150, were the representatives of his  majesty the King of Morocco, H.E. Serge Berdugo, H.E. Ahmed Toufiq, joined by Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman Andre Carson, Mr. Jason Isaacson, other members of Congress, State Department officials, Senior members of the diplomatic corps, members of the faith communities, and all other distinguished persons. View Picture View Picture View Picture View... read more

MAVA’s Annual 2015 Veterans Day Observance

By Lyndon A. Bilal, MAVA National Commander “I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve Me“. – Qur’an – 51:56. In accord with the excellent life example and model established in the seerah of Muhammad the Prophet (SAWS) in striving to be the best resident in the land in which you claim citizenship, and the spirit of New World Patriotism established by Imam W. Deen Mohammed (RA), on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, The Muslim American Veterans Association (MAVA) held their Annual Veterans Day program, and Wreath Laying Ceremony at Masjid Muhammad “The Nation’s Mosque”, Washington, DC, and the National WW II Memorial. After making Salatul-Zhur in the Musallah of the Masjid, the attendees were treated to an assortment of delicious refreshments including, fresh sandwiches, coffee, tea, juices, and other delectable food. The program began with resident Imam, and MAVA Vice Commander / Imam -Talib Shareef reciting an excellent prayer, and asking everyone to stand as the National Anthem was played. Imam Shareef set the tone for the day with his well thought out welcoming comments, and introduced MAVA National Commander Lyndon Bilal who gave a brief history of the founding of the organization, and an overview of their current activities, mission and goals. Imam Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, USA, Ret. followed Commander Bilal’s talk. Other than being the first ever Muslim in the history of the United States to serve officially on active duty in the chaplaincy, he also served honorably for 25 years in the military. In his address he talked about some of his highlights, and experiences while in the military, and informed the attentive audience... read more

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masjidsmallG-d willing, we will continue developing and building upon our seventy plus year history in the Nation’s Capitol, as contributors to the nation and the globe. We certainly, as G-d conscious people, are to promote the oneness of G-d and the excellence and commonality of the human family and have that serve as our foundation to produce a model, stable, productive, and balanced Islamic Community. Continue Reading

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imamtalibImam Talib Shareef, is a retired Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force after 30 years, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University, a Diploma from the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University. Imam Shareef is a student of the late Imam W.D. Mohammed, Muslim-American Spokesman for Humanity.  Continue Reading

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imammuhammedHe called himself Muslim American Spokesman for Human Salvation and encouraged the common people and leaders of all religious traditions to return to the purity of their faith.  Others called him “America’s Imam”; leader of the Muslim American Experience.  He defined it, gave direction to it and devoted his life to it.  Continue Reading

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