6.28.2010

Nation celebrating the lives of Idris Muhammad and Khalifah Muhammad

I had a hard time even putting this on my blog because it is so tragic. However, I have blogged about the lost of others so I wanted to briefly talk about the impact of these two young Muslims we lost on last week.

This morning, at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, Nation of Islam members Nisa Islam Muhammad and Anthony Muhammad buried their two sons. Khalifah Muhammmad, 18, and Idris Muhammad, 20, made their transitions after a fatal car accident on the night of June 23.

I received the news early Thursday morning (June 24) via multiple text messages from across the country and I could not believe it. But my (our) pain is no where near the pain of Sis. Nisa, Bro. Anthony, their siblings, cousins, and more. These two young men were considered the NOI's babies because many knew them and they were raised by the members of the D.C.-based Muhammad Mosque No.4.

These two young men were role models to their peers and loved by thousands. Idris had recently graduated from college and Khalifah had just won Morehouse Freshman of the Year. Matter of fact I had just interviewed him last month for this Final Call newspaper article about his award: "Muslim student wins Morehouse 'Freshman of the Year'". Please read about his impact on campus.

My sincere condolences to Sis. Nisa, Bro. Anthony, and the entire family. May Allah (God) bless you all and we're here as your extended family to support.

We shall all miss Idris and Khalifah.

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