We have just received word that imām Warith Deen Muḥammad passed away today, rahimuhullah. Here is an update from the Associated Press:
CHICAGO (AP) — A nephew says imām W.D. Muḥammad, the son of Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muḥammad, has died.
Sultan Muḥammad says his uncle died Tuesday. He didn't immediately give further details but says the family will issue a statement.
W.D. Muḥammad moved thousands of blacks into mainstream Islam after breaking with the group his father founded. He went by both Warith Deen Muḥammad and Wallace Muḥammad.
Sultan Muḥammad confirmed his uncle's death, but did not immediately offer details. He said the family planned to issue a statement later in the day.
The Cook County Medical Examiner said 74-year-old Wallace Muḥammad was pronounced dead Tuesday. Muḥammad went by both Warith Deen Muḥammad and Wallace Muḥammad. An autopsy was planned for Wednesday.
We ask that you pray for his forgiveness.