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Nation of Islam: Honoring a special sister in Boston

By News | Last updated: Sep 13, 2013 - 11:29:08 AM

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A tribute to Sister Shirley Muhammad, of Boston, was recently hosted by her daughter Sister Yvette Muhammad and the Muslim woman and Nation of Islam pioneer was honored for years of service and devotion to Islam and the broader community.

Front row, L-R: Sis. Claudette Marie Muhammad, Sis. Karriemah Muhammad, Min. Don Muhammad, Sis. Shirley Muhammad, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, Sis. Sandy Muhammad, Sis. Betsy Jean Farrakhan Muhammad, Sis. Saadiqa Muhammad. Back row, L-r: Sis. A’ishah Muhammad, Sis. Jonna Muhammad, Sis. Khallada Farrakhan, Sis. Donna Farrakhan Muhammad, Sis. Maria Farrakhan Muhammad, Sis.Fatimah Muhammad, Sis. Fatima Farrakhan Muhammad, Sis. Shanasia Muhammad.

Sister Shirley is highly respected and loved in the Nation and in the city of Boston and is the wife of Min. Don Muhammad, a stalwart and pioneer, who leads the city’s influential Muhammad Mosque No. 11. Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, first lady of the Nation of Islam, attended the program and was accompanied by her daughters. Student National MGT Capt. Sandy Muhammad, former M.G.T. National Capt. A’ishah Muhammad, former M.G.T. Capt. Karriemah Muhammad, Nation of Islam student M.G.T. captains from around the country as well as the Nation’s national director of fundraising Claudette Marie Muhammad participated in the wonderful evening Aug. 25.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan sent a specially recorded message in which he thanked Sister Shirley for her commitment and contribution to the Nation. Speakers who saluted Sister Shirley included her husband, Nation of Islam officials and others, including a state representative and Mayor Thomas Menino. Look for more coverage of this great night in an upcoming edition of The Final Call.