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Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad receives the Religion Award

By Kenetta Muhammad | Last updated: Jul 16, 2014 - 5:08:21 PM

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L-R: Olatunji Lumumba, Rev. Raphael Allen the President of Concern Black Clergy; Rev. Frank Brown, the Vice President of CBC; Rev. Portia Lee; Joseph Muhammad, Student Minister Sharrieff; Rev. Betty Holland Williams, Rev. Richard Coble and Rev. Timothy McDonald, both past presidents of CBC.

ATLANTA—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has stated, “Some people do good in hope of a reward, not necessarily because they love the doing of good. It is such a high principle that the scripture teaches that those who demonstrate love are His disciples. If you don’t demonstrate love, you can’t even claim to be God.”

Overcoming obstacles Student Minister Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad continues to do good and has been an active servant in the Atlanta-area.

Believers and family congratulate Student Minister Sharrieff. L-R: Jibri Muhammad, Mary Muhammad, Student Minister Sharrieff, his wife Sharrieffa Muhammad, Chester Muhammad, Angelo Muhammad, Saabirah Muhammad, Saaliah Muhammad and Anthony Muhammad.
Southern regional student minister for the Nation of Islam, Mr. Sharrieff Muhammad received a Religion Award  during the Annual Salute to Black Fathers Awards Banquet hosted by the Concerned Black Clergy. The Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. is the primary, proactive religious organization and is comprised mostly of Black ministers and laity. Its mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and service to the homeless, helpless and hopeless in the community.

He received the Religion Award because of his activity of love in the Atlanta community and coining the phrase “Love & Unity.” You can find “Love & Unity” signs in front of churches and organizations in Atlanta. Last year through his organization, People United for Change, provided over 250,000 pounds of groceries to the community and continues to provide free breakfast and dinners to men and women who need help every Sunday with the support of the Believers of Muhammad Mosque No. 15. He also provides Male & Female Relationship advice to help improve the condition of families in the Black community. These are a few of the things that convinced Concerned Black Clergy to honor him with the Religion Award.

Rev. Frank Cornelius Brown, pastor of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and president of the Concerned Black Clergy, said, “All the honorees join in a great tradition of African American men who do not mirror the constant criticism, negative attitudes, racist stereotypes, lack of employment opportunities, restrictive legal rights, and lack of recognition placed upon us by our society.

“Rather they willingly and lovingly accept the responsibility associated with providing emotional, financial, spiritual support, nurture and care that every child needs. Tonight we honor their lasting legacy and place their names in the public record as we assemble, honoring 30 years of respected and restored men.”

Student Minister Abdul Sharrieff accepted the award for Muhammad Mosque No. 15 on behalf of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. He said the event reminded him of the Million Man March because Minister Farrakhan wanted love and unity and the award banquet was a demonstration of love similar to the Million Man March. Brother Sharrieff Muhammad thanked CBC for recognizing the Nation of Islam’s efforts in the community fueled by love.

Many other significant figures in Atlanta were honored at the event for providing something unique to the community and all in some way thanked the virtuous Black women that surround them. The banquet honorees included Derrick Boazman, Community Service Award; Keith Parker, Corporate Award; Dan Sims, Education Award; Reggie Gay, Media Award; Lee May, Political Award; James LaGree Bussey, Posthumous Business Award; Rickey Brown, President’s Award, and Reverend Dr. Joseph Roberts Jr. received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Three young men from  Muhammad Mosque No. 15 were honored with  Man of the Year Awards. This year’s honorees were Chester Muhammad as Overcoming Man of the Year; Anthony Muhammad as Man of the Year and Jibri Muhammad as Young Man of the Year.

The night was filled with peace and love as leaders in Atlanta came together to celebrate Black excellence.

Student Minister Muhammad assigned Joseph Muhammad as local representative of the Nation of Islam on the Atlanta CBC Board. Louis Muhammad represents the Nation every week at local CBC board meetings.

A former supreme captain of the Nation of Islam, Student Minister Sharrieff has worked to try to unite religious and political leaders despite their differences to improve the condition of the Atlanta-area communities.