We are continuing to explore the connection between the Lahori-Ahmadi’s and the Nation of Islam. In this article, the Lahori-Ahmadi’s admit that their missionary helped W.D. Muhammad shut down the Nation of Islam (NOI) in the early 1980’s. However, Minister Farrakhan re-started the NOI and has had success. In the below, we have posted all the data that connects W.D. Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad with Maulana Muhammad Abdullah.
Late Abdul Mannan Omar (son of Maulana Noor ud Din) and his son Prof. Khalid Omar have been person guests of Imam Warith Deen Muhammad at his home and in Chicago and they stayed there. Imam WD Muhammad also use to visit them in their home in Delaware. Imam remembered many years later in California that Abdul Mannan Omar sahib asked him question in Lahore, “what can be done to propagate Islam in USA?”. According to Abdul Mannan Omar sahib, in USA he asked Imam WD Muhammad about his beliefs. And his answers were Lahore Ahmadiyya Jamaat beliefs i.e. HMGA was Mujaddid, Isa (AS) is dead, etc.
In this video Dr. Fanusie explains how Ahmadiyya created the Nation of Islam. At 2:40 seconds, she says that Master Fard Muhammad was sent to America on a secret underground Lahori-Ahmadi assignment in 1930. In another video she talks about the same thing, that Lahori-Ahmadis created Elijah Muhammad, at the 4:41 mark. Check out Yasir Qadhi explaining how Ahmadiyya infiltrated the USA in the 1930’s herein (17:35 timestamp). Check out my essay on Malcolm X and the Ahmadiyya Movement herein. Check out my tiktok with combined clips herein.
Photos of Warith Deen Muhammad with Lahore Ahmadiyya leaders in Lahore, during his visit of 1976 to pay tribute to the work of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement
Maulana Sadr-ud-Din was Head of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement at that time (Source: Paigham-e-Haqq, Fiji, July-December 1980).
Above: Warith Deen Muhamamd is emerging from car, with Muhammad Abdullah (wearing glasses). Gentleman wearing hat is Mian Fazl-i Ahmad, leading Lahore Ahmadiyya official who hosted his stay.
Above: On stage, Warith Deen Muhammad, seated centre. On right is Dr Saeed Ahmad Khan, then Vice-President and later Head of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement from 1981 to 1996. Muhammad Abdullah is making speech.
(Source of last two photos: The HOPE Bulletin, July 2007, Supplement)
Here is part of an article written in 2004 by my friend and co-worker, the late Akbar Abdullah of California, about his father’s life, which may answer the questions asked by Mr Saad.
A TRIBUTE TO Master Maulana Muhammad Abdullah ( 1905 – 1992 )
by Akbar Ibn Abdullah
This year marks the 99th year birth anniversary of the Late Master Maulana Muhammad Abdullah, a legend that peacefully returned to Allah over a decade ago. Although born, raised, educated, and married in the former British India (now Pakistan), Master Maulana Abdullah claims a special part of history in establishing a true root of Islam (mainstream) amongst the hundreds of thousands of Black Muslims of America under the leadership of the Honorable leader Imam Warith Deen Mohammad.
In the first twenty years review, since Imam W.D. Mohammad took the helms of leadership of his community, he paid glaring tribute to Master Maulana Muhammad Abdullah in his keynote address titled, “Success in America”, which was delivered in Chicago Convention on April 7, 1996. He said:
“How Black American Muslims evolved to the position we have taken and dedicated ourselves is mainly due to the influence of the ‘Professor’ (fond reference to Imam Muhammad Abdullah). He put Islam first. He hoped to bring about condition and circumstances for a real Islam to be raised in America. It happened and I believe he prayed for it as a Muslim follower of Muhammad the Prophet of Islam. He had a great respect and reverence for the Holy Qur’an. I have an old picture showing that he is praying with the Ahmadiyyas. The ‘Professor’ whom I love and respect, remember with great affection was saying mainly to the Islamic world leaders that Islam is freedom, justice and equality. Much of the skeleton in the construction I am building, the bones came from the thinking of the ‘Professor’, especially the discipline in our community. He instructed and guided me towards real Islam (mainstream Islam)”.
There is a great historical impact in Maulana Abdullah’s zealous endeavors amongst the Black Muslim community, and his special relationship with their leader, Imam W.D. Mohammad for a period of over 33 years. Imam Mohammad acknowledges this fact by sharing his memories:
“I met Professor Abdullah in late 1958 or early 1959. I met him at my father’s (the Honorable Elijah Muhammad); he was there for dinner. He knew that I was going to Philadelphia to be a minister that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was sending me there. He gave me Urdu lesson that is the Indian language. He gave me lessons in recitations in Qur’anic reading and in just religious discussion. He had a way of saying things without saying things. I consider him a very dear friend, in fact the best friend that I have known. He was the best friend to the Nation of Islam and to me that I know of. His passing was as the passing of a dear uncle or a very close person.”
… in 1970, during a record gathering at the International Lahore Ahmadiyya Convention, hosted by the Suriname Jam’at, in honor of the visit of the Late Hazrat Ameer Maulana Saddrudin (Head of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement), Imam W.D. Mohammad participated in the proceedings in accompaniment of Maulana Muhammad Abdullah. It was through the determined efforts of the Late Maulana Tufail Sahib (Lahore Ahmadiyya missionary) and the great instrumentality and the influence of our dear Master Abdullah that we had the unique privilege of having at the Convention, Imam Wallace D. Mohammad.
Maulana Muhammad Abdullah, as Editor of the ‘Bulletin’, published from Hayward, California, frequently reviewed his missionary activities amongst the Bilalian Muslims of America, and gave prominent news coverage to their National leader, Imam Warith Deen Mohammad. In 1974 Maulana Abdullah was instrumental in encouraging champion boxer, Muhammad Ali to visit Guyana and the neighboring countries.
In 1975 along with Imam Warith Deen Mohammad he toured Egypt, Libya and Saudi Arabia and performed Umrah. During this tour they also visited the Central Ahmadiyya Anjuman at Lahore and discussed matters of common interest to both organizations….
In the U.S.A. Master Maulana Muhammad Abdullah Sahib established very close relationship with the Leaders of the Black Muslim Movement. It was as a result of his influence on Imam Wallace Deen Muhammad that the Black Muslims abandoned their beliefs as were alien to the mainstream Islam and by attaining affinity of beliefs came to be regarded as their fraternal brothers by rest of the Muslim Ummah. This resulted in changing the spiritual destinies of hundreds of thousands of Afro-American Muslims and this service of the Late Master Maulana Muhammad Abdullah to the cause of preaching of Islam is unparalleled and unsurpassable.
End of extracts from article.
A photograph of Maulana Muhammad Ali, signed by all his sons and daughters, was presented to Mr Wallace Deen Muhammad during his visit to the Lahore Ahmadiyya Centre in Lahore, Pakistan in April 1976.
View that photo with the signatures at this link.
(There is another thread in this blog where this visit by W.D. Muhammad has been discussed. See this link.)
In addition Mr Saad may also read a speech by a member of Imam Warith Deen Muhammad’s group given in Lahore at the centre of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement in May 1981. Read in particular the last paragraph starting in column 1 of p. 17 (within which are the words: “We salute Mirza Ghulam Ahmad…”). See this link.
In August 1992 while visiting Columbus, Ohio, USA, I was invited to give a brief talk about Islam to the local chapter of the Nation of Islam. Please see the text of this talk, and which Islam I presented, at this link.
Everyone listened quietly. After the talk, I led the Zuhr prayers in the way in which I have always said or led Salat.
Obituary of Maulana Muhammad Abdullah
The Light & Islamic Review (US), September/October 1992 Issue (Vol. 69, No. 5, p. 7)
It is with deep regret that we record the death, on June 18th 1992, of Maulana Muhammad Abdullah in California, at the age of 87 years — inna li-llahi wa inna ilai-hi rajiun. The Marhum [ deceased] left India for Fiji in 1930 and served the Muslims there in the field of education. He also arranged for a Lahore Ahmadiyya missionary to come to Fiji to repulse the Arya Samaj’s virulent attacks on Islam.
Since 1959 Mr. Abdullah had lived in the U.S.A. and was active in the propagation of Islam. He helped Warith Deen Muhammad, son of Elijah Muhammad, to steer the Black Muslims towards main-stream Islam. He also nobly participated in the work of our Jamaat in the U.S.A. May Allah admit him to His Mercy and Protection – Ameen!
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