ISNA Congratulates Masjid Muhammad on its 75th Anniversary in Washington, DC

(Washington, DC – February 5, 2013) This past weekend, ISNA President Imam Mohamed Magid joined Masjid Muhammad in celebrating its community’s 75th anniversary in the nation’s Capital.  Masjid Muhammad is associated with the national movement of the late Imam W.D. Mohammed, a community of millions of Muslims from across the country.   Imam Magid spoke about Imam Muhammad’s great legacy and how the community in Washington, DC is living up to his example. Masjid Muhammad has long served as an important and respected voice promoting peace, racial and religious dialogue, understanding, cooperation, and mutual respect. As the oldest Muslim group in the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, it has made many years of contributions to the Washington, DC area. Masjid Muhammad serves as a powerful example of good citizenship in our nation, as the home to the nation’s first Muslim American Veterans Association and as a community which helped establish the American Coalition for Good Government.  The community is also active in partnership with people of all faiths to organize for the good of all communities in Washington, DC. ISNA presented Masjid Muhammad with a formal letter of congratulations, which was read aloud to all participants.  President Obama’s Special Envoy Rashad Hussain, and Imam W.D. Muhammad’s daughter, Laila Muhammad, were also present. “It is my great privilege to congratulate you on this 75th anniversary,” said Imam Magid.  “I look forward to continuing to work with you for the benefit of the Muslim community and American society as a whole.”