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the-honorable-elijah-muhammadDuring the 1960s James Baldwin, a famous literary author and social commentator, once observed and questioned how a contemporary and great leader was

able to do what generations of welfare workers and committees and resolutions and reports and housing projects and playgrounds have failed to do: to heal and redeem drunkards and junkies, to convert people who have come out of prison and to keep them out, to make men chaste and women virtuous, and to invest both the male and the female with a pride and a serenity that hang about them like an unfailing light.  He has done all these things, which our Christian church has spectacularly failed to do. [1]

The leader was the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
For over forty years Muhammad’s life was an expression of unflinching devotion to the improvement of the lives of African Americans.
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RAMAḌĀN MUBĀRAK
FROM THE
HONORABLE ELIJAH MUHAMMAD COMMEMORATIVE CENTER

O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn self-restraint.
(Qur’ān 2 [Al-Baqarah]:183)*

The people will remain on the right path as long as they hasten the breaking of the fast. (Ḥadīth)**

The holy and blessed month of Ramaḍān—the month of fasting—is upon us. On this occasion, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Commemorative Center (HEMCC) wishes the Muslim community in the United States and abroad a Ramaḍān mubārak (blessed Ramaḍān). May Allāh (exalted is He) ease your fast and bring forth many blessings upon you and your families.

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