Utne Reader visionary [Originally published as W. Deen Mohammed in the January-February 1995 issue of Utne Reader]
by Staff, Utne Reader
| January/February 1995
The son of the late Elijah Mohammed, founder of the Nation of Islam, W. Deen Mohammed is the leader of a society of Muslim Americans with mosques and schools in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. He has contributed to an ongoing dialogue between leaders of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism as the Islamic representative for the religion of Islam at President Clinton’s Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service, as a member of the board of directors of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, and as a member of the World Supreme Council of Mosques. He is the author of Prayer and Al-Islam, Focus on Al-Islam, and Al-Islam, Unity and Leadership and the host of a weekly Chicago television program.