Imam Yahya Islam – Southern Section Convener

Yahya Islam

My Islamic Journey began in the late 1970’s in Ft. Myers Florida under the leadership of Minister Richard (Abdul Aziz) at Muhammad’s Temple on 2830 Anderson Avenue. I worked in the Muslim community as a salesman selling men’s clothing, women’s purses and Muhammad Speaks newspapers. I sold more than 100 papers each week. In those days, we were taught to “do for self.” I heard and obeyed that message and worked my businesses so diligently that I was able to establish a measure of financial stability.

In 1978 I relocated to Columbus Georgia and became an active member of Muhammad’s Mosque. I married Martha Islam on May 12, 1979 and we were blessed with two children; Muhammad and Aqeelah. Sister Martha and I are still married today and I have been blessed with a supportive wife and wonderful family.

On May 13, 1979, the day after my marriage, I was elected Resident Imam under the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed.

In 1979, I became an Imam for the Muscogee County Prisoner Service and I served for more than 10 years without a salary.

In 1980, I began serious study of Qur’anic Arabic with brother Pasha and Muhammad Bilal.

In 1984, I attended Columbus Technical College and received certificates in education.

In 1988, I acquired 9.5 acres of land to build Masjid Al-Jannah on Forest Road in Columbus GA and that Masjid is still active.

In 1992, I performed my first Islamic marriage in Columbus GA.

In 1994, I perform the first Janazah prayer in Columbus GA.

In 2000, I established Masjid An-Nur on 753 Church Avenue Columbus, which is where I currently serve as Resident Imam.

In 2007, I received my Master Plumbing license for the states of Alabama and Georgia.

In 2013, I made my journey to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.

I have served as Imam in Columbus GA for 35 years and I am proud to have been elected to the position of Section Convener for the Southern Section in 2014.

I GIVE ALL THE PRAISE TO ALLAH!

Imam Yahya Islam
yaiplumbing@yahoo.com
706-442-2895

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