Islam & Me

In the spirit of SUUF and me, I will share my journey with the Islamic faith. I was born a Baptist, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. My parents became a part of the great migration of African Americans from the South to the cities of the North. In our case, it would be Chicago. It was here that my father met The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and converted to Islam. I have always questioned the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Somehow, they never seemed to make sense to me, though I attended a Christian church and the Islamic Mosque. Instead, I always felt connected to something larger and more mysterious.

This in-person service was held in the sanctuary at the JCSVV and was recorded and now available for viewing on our YouTube channel using this link.

We express our appreciation to guest musician Rick Gnerich for again providing melodies for our service on Native American flute.

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