Imam W. Deen Mohammed 2001 Comments on Terrorism Still Relevant

Reprinted from the 10-5-2001, 10-12-2001 issues of the Muslim Journal

The Awakening

by Imam W. Deen Mohammed

(The following are excerpts from the Jumuah Khutbah (sermon) given by Imam W. Deen Mohammed on Friday Sept. 14, 2001, at the Harvey Islamic Center in Harvey, IL. Imam Darnell Karim, Resident /mom, had asked Imam Mohammed and the believers to participate in a day of prayer for the victims and their families from the worst terrorist attacks on the United States that occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.)

Dear Believers, As-Salaam-Alaikum. With Allah’s Name, the Merciful Benefactor, the Merciful Redeemer, We witness that there is none to be worshiped except Allah; He is the Only G-d. And we witness that Muhammad is His Servant and His Messenger, the prayers and the peace be upon him, and what follows of that salutation to the Seal of the Prophets, the Last of the Prophets mentioned in the Qur’an as a Prophet mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments – properly called in Islam, the Torah and Injil.

We see this time that we are living in now as the time or day of religion, when matters for mankind regarding how he should live on this earth are coming to a conclusion. The earth is no more an unknown place to be discovered by man. In the time of the Prophet, this part of the world had not been discovered. Now the whole world has come together like a puzzle, when parts of it were missing. The whole continents of North America and South America were missing from it. G-d had already predicted through His Prophets that the day would come when the whole earth would become one again, as it was in the beginning.

Never before on this earth did we have the great religions and their leaders coming together in friendship and working together, discussing the problems of mankind all over the world and working together for a better earth community, a better home for us all on this earth. Muhammad the Prophet was guided by G-d with the Qur’an as a man created for the job, with the logic suitable to receive the universal connection of mankind. G-d guided him to tell the people that the people on earth were once one community. And by suggestion in the language in Qur’an, we come to the conclusion that mankind one day again has to become one community:” As He created you in the first instance, so shall you return.” (Qur’an)

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President Obama Closing Remarks: At Summit on Violent Extremism


Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                           February 18, 2015





South Court Auditorium

4:20 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat.

Well, thank you, Lisa, for the introduction.  Lisa is an example of the countless dedicated public servants across our government, a number of who are here today, who are working tirelessly every single day on behalf of the security and safety of the American people.  So we very much appreciate her.  And thanks to all of you for your attendance and participation in this important summit.

For more than 238 years, the United States of America has not just endured, but we have thrived and surmounted challenges that might have broken a lesser nation.  After a terrible civil war, we repaired our union.  We weathered a Great Depression, became the world’s most dynamic economy.  We fought fascism, liberated Europe.  We faced down communism — and won.  American communities have been destroyed by earthquakes and tornadoes and fires and floods — and each time we rebuild.

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Help Preserve The Knowledge Of Imam W. Deen Mohammed

As Salaam Alaykum!

There are about 47 papers missing. Do you have any?

I think most of us realize the importance of preserving the tremendous knowledge that Imam W. Deen Mohammed gave to us and the world via his printed articles. One of the best ways of preserving this knowledge, (and just as important is sharing this with others) is to put it into digital form (See the excerpt from Imam Mohammed’s lecture titled: Structure, Guard And Publish The Knowledge

When they’re in digital form, all of the Imam’s articles for the last thirty-three years can be copied and shared with others in a matter of minutes. This would be impossible in paper form.

Out of a total of 1748 papers from March 1975 to September 2008, 1702 papers (97%) were checked for articles and scanned . This leaves about 47 papers (3%) that are missing.

Of course every paper didn’t run a new article from Imam Mohammed. Many had no article and some were repeats. For example in 1996 out of the 52 weeks, I had 48 papers to check, and out of that, there were only 9 new articles from the Imam published.

The goal is to scan, preserve, and post 100% of Imam Mohammed’s published articles, but we need your help.

Below is a year by year list of the papers that have not been checked for articles (from the Muslim Journal, Progressions Magazine, AM Journal, World Muslim News, Bilalian News, and Muhammad Speaks).

Click “Read More” to See the List of Missing Lectures:

If you have any of these please contact me, Leslie Taha at

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