Conveners of Imams 2016 Ramadan Announcement

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May 18, 2016

Statement on the Start of Ramadan



Imam Bashir Ali


Imam Taalib J. Mahdee


Imam Mikal Shabazz


Imam Dr. Abdel Nuriddin


Imam Yahya Islam


Imam Fahmee Sabree


Imam Wali Fardan
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As you may be aware, the hilal (new crescent moon) beginning the month of Sha’ban was sighted throughout the world and in North America on the night of May 7, 2016. Current astronomical projections indicate the month of Sha’ban is expected to run the full thirty days (through the day of June 6th).


As a result, the beginning night of the month of Ramadan is projected for June 6, 2016, with June 7th as the first day of fasting.


By tradition, however, Muslims around the world will be searching for the hilal starting Sunday evening, June 5th.  In the continental USA, members of the Community of Imam W. Deen Mohammed will be out searching shortly after sunset on Sunday evening.


If the moon is sighted with the naked eye, please contact your local Imam who should then notify their Section Convener with the details of the sighting. Pictures and details of the sighting would be most helpful to provide additional clarification. We will announce sightings on our website: If a credible sighting occurs on Sunday night (June 5th), the first day of fasting will start on June 6th.


The Section Conveners of Imams associated with the Community of Imam W. Deen Mohammed adhere to the general principle of local sighting (within the continental USA) with the naked eye. We also use Allah’s gift of science to help pinpoint when and where naked eye sightings are most probable to occur.


Wherever Muslims are in the world, we pray that you have a blessed and beneficial Ramadan as a result of your intentions, fasting, prayers, Qur’anic reading, charity, discipline, and your gathering with other believers!


Ramadan Mubarak!!!

Our Voice at the United Nations April 18-21

Posted on April 10, 2016 Updated on April 11, 2016

United NationsOur Voices at the U.N. and NYC Abyssinian Baptist Church

“Go ye forth, whether equipped lightly or heavily, and strive and struggle, with your goods and your persons, in the Cause of Allah. That is best for you, if ye but knew.” Al-Qur’an, 9:41

“The goal was to draft a drug policy and criminal justice reform statement that draws on and reflects the compassionate and ethical standards of the Qur’an and the Life Example of Prophet Muhammed (S)”—CWSC Global Drug Policy Team Mandate

CWSC at U.N. Global Drug Policy Special Assembly Session

“We were presented with a powerful opportunity to influence national and international drug policy and the thinking of those who allocate funding, resources and design the strategy for the war on drugs—a war by the way fought predominately on the streets and in the neighborhoods of many of the constituent institutions, individuals and families we serve. We were able to spring quickly into action based on the availability of talented resources in the MCNRD. Believers with experience, interest, or certification in substance abuse, community outreach services, criminal justice and ex-offender re-entry programs convened across the country and now our group intellect voice is at the table of international dialogue.”—Dr. Aisha Kareem, AM360 CEO & CWSC U.N. Delegation Lead


Some of the Great Work of Imam Izak-El M. Pasha

Portrait of Imam PashaImam Pasha

As a pioneer and a community development visionary in less a period than twenty-one years, Izak-EL Mu’eed Pasha, The Resident Imam of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz in Harlem, New York, has done an outstanding job in involving Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and the Muslim Community into the mainstream of economic development. As the Resident Imam of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz, Imam Pasha oversees and directs the educational mission, the community development, the community outreach initiative and the humanitarian imperative as a Muslim community that has involved to embrace its mandate of spreading human excellence in an excellent environment in a magnificent way.

Graceline CourtGraceline Court

Condominium building located at  104 West 116th Street is a 16 story building with (32) residential units. This property is adjacent to the Historic Masjid Malcolm Shabazz (Malcolm Shabazz Mosque), founded by Malcolm X in 1956. TheMuseum is currently under construction will be located on Lenox Avenue ( Malcolm X Blvd.)


Malcolm Shabazz Gardens I

 is 41 three family homes consisting of one duplex unit for the owner and two rentable units.  This project was build on West 117th street between Malcolm X Blvd. and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. and stands as a prime model for the viability of three family houses in urban New York.  The builder was the Bluestone Organization , architect was Danois Architects with Rabbanni Muhammad and Associates as Design consultant.  Financing was provided by Chase Community Development Corporation and Carver Bancorp, Inc.  Malcolm Shabazz Gardens IThe State of New York Mortgage Agency and Affordable Housing Corporation insured and provided grant funds for the project.  Total project cost was 16.5 Million Dollars.  Malcolm Shabazz Gardens as designed by MSDC is Harlem’s first affordable three family initiative.  MSDC designed this three family resident model to allow owners rental income for mortgage maintenance.

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