We have just received word that Imam Warith Deen Muhammad passed away today, rahimuhullah. Here is an update from the Associated Press:
CHICAGO (AP) — A nephew says Imam W.D. Mohammed, the son of Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad, has died.
Sultan Muhammad says his uncle died Tuesday. He didn’t immediately give further details but says the family will issue a statement.
W.D. Mohammed moved thousands of blacks into mainstream Islam after breaking with the group his father founded. He went by both Warith Deen Mohammed and Wallace Muhammad.
Sultan Muhammad 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 Mohammed was pronounced dead Tuesday. Mohammed went by both Warith Deen Mohammed and Wallace Muhammad. An autopsy was planned for Wednesday.
We ask that you pray for his forgiveness.