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    The New York Representative
    Student Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad



Student Minster Abdul Hafeez Muhammad serves as the New York Representative of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Minister of Muhammad Mosque No. 7 in Harlem.

His responsibilities encompass the five boroughs, the county of Westchester, the counties of Long Island and Englewood, NJ.

Minister Abdul Hafeez was reared in a highly disciplined two parent caring household. Since a young age, he has always had a strong sensitivity for people and a keen ability to make friends. His bond with his father was strong, the love for his mother profound.

In 1980, at the age of eighteen Abdul Hafeez Muhammad entered the Nation of Islam as an enthusiastic follower and energetic worker.

In 1981, Abdul Hafeez registered into the Nation of Islam.

On September 16, 1986, after years of establishing himself as a man with good character and integrity, he married his ?love at first sight, sweetheart,? Loray Muhammad, fulfilling his life long desire for marriage. From this sacred union they produced four children. He is also the proud stepfather of their eldest son.

In 1991, after much success at the Harlem-based mosque, Muhammad Mosque No. 7, Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad was appointed as The Minister of Brooklyn, NY.

In 1993 he developed the philosophy of ?self development through self improvement.? He founded the Center for Self Improvement, which was funded by the Drug Elimination program under Mayor David Dinkin?s Administration. He currently serves as C.E.O. and founder of the Center for Self Improvement.

In 1994, Abdul Hafeez was the first Muslim minister in New York to address a major Christian congregation, St. Paul Community Baptist Church in East New York, Brooklyn.

In 1995, Abdul Hafeez served as Co-chair of the city wide Local Organizing Committee (L.O.C.) for the Million Man March. He and many others, mobilized over 200,000 men from New York City to journey to the Washington, DC mall to attend the MMM. Also in 1995 Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad was the first Muslim minister in New York to address the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York.

On November 19, 1997, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan appointed Abdul Hafeez Muhammad to the post of Assistant East Coast Regional Minister with authority ranging from Canada to South Carolina.

In 1998, while serving as Assistant Regional Minister, he returned to officiate the affairs of Muhammad Mosque No. 7C in Brooklyn, NY.

On July 10, 2000, he became the first minister at Muhammad Mosque No. 7 to take an oath of office. He in that same year served as the Co-chair of the State Organizing Committee (S.O.C.) of the Million Family March.

In 2000 Hafeez along with other notable leaders and scholars was a panelist at the AAMES (African American Empowerment Summit) at City College in N.Y.

In 2001 He participated and mediated at ?The Unified Gang Summit?, which brought together gangs from the East & West Coasts to settle their differences at John Jay College.

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In 2002 He spoke out against Mayor Bloomberg?s proposed budgetary cuts to public schools at a City Hall Rally sponsored by Russell Simmons and UFT President Randi Weingarten.

In 2002 Hafeez supported ?The Millions for Reparations Movement? in Washington D.C.

In 2003 He spoke out for ?The Immigrant Workers Freedom Rights Ride? sponsored by Councilman Bill Perkins.

In 2003 Muhammad was the dynamic guest moderator at The Male Empowerment Center?s ?Word is Bond? monthly group session at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

In 2003 Hafeez in conjunction with Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. conducted a ?Stop The Violence Forum? and workshop at James Monroe H.S. in the Bronx.

Recently, In 2003 He mediated and arbitrated between rap artist 50 cent and Ja-Rule.

In 2003 Hafeez in conjunction with Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. conducted a ?Stop The Violence Forum? and workshop at James Monroe H.S. in the Bronx.

Recently, In 2003 He mediated and arbitrated between rap artist 50 cent and Ja-Rule.

Juneteenth is the celebration commemorating the day, June 19, 1965, when Union soldiers entered Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and all slaves were free, since the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect Jan. 1, 1863, two-and-a-half years prior.

Abdul Hafeez Muhammad, known affectionately as ?The People?s Pastor?, has been in numerous newspapers (4Korners, Daily Challenge, Caribbean Times, Christian Times, Final Call, Amsterdam News as well as daily newspapers). He has appeared as a guest on various radio stations and TV programs such as: WBLS, WLIB, WBAI, WWRL, POWER105.1, WRKS KISSFM, MNN, BRONXNET, BCAT, NY1, SATELLITE RADIO and a cross section of other minority radio, TV and newspapers outlets.

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New York City Honors Muslim Minister
By Jerry Muhammad for the Final Call News Paper.
Updated July 8, 2004, 08:37 pm

Minister Kevin Muhammad receives proclamation from New York City Council as part of Juneteenth celebration.

NEW YORK (FinalCall.com) - In recognition for his ?20 years of inspired leadership, sound character, and integrity in the Harlem community as Minister of Mosque No. 7,? Minister Kevin Muhammad was honored by the New York City Council here June 17.

The Proclamation of Honor was presented to the New York Representative of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan during the city?s Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration held at City Hall. In presenting him with the award, Councilman Charles Barron called the Muslim minister a true friend and thanked him and the Nation of Islam for always supporting the Black community.

?Whenever you call him, he always asks how is your family, your wife (and) your children?? the councilman said. ?He has never failed to answer the call.?

It was the first time in over 30 years that the Nation of Islam was honored by the city.

While receiving his award, Min. Hafeez drew on what he had been taught by his spiritual leader, saying whenever one receives something valuable, he needs to work harder than he did previously. ?That means the next time Councilman Barron calls, I must respond quicker,? he said.

Also receiving awards were longtime activist Herman Ferguson, Liberation Bookstore owner Uma Mulzac, Historian Yosef Ben Jochannon, community organizer Vanessa Figueroa, Dr. James McIntosh and Dr. Betty Dobson of the Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People. Dianne Simmons Telesford M.S.W., was also honored for her tours of duty during the Gulf War and the current war in Iraq.

The celebrations included musical selections by the God Sent Mass Seventh Day Adventist and Thomas Jefferson High School Choirs. There were poetry readings by Tylibah Washington, African dance by the Creative Outlet Jr. Dancers and a steel pan selection.

One of the evening?s more touching moments occurred when the youth honoree, Travis Peterkin, who is the country?s top-ranked Middle League boxer, gave thanks to God for making his accomplishments possible. He thanked his shy father, who was cajoled to the podium by Councilman Barron, where both father and son embraced while receiving a one-minute standing ovation.

Minsiter Kevin Muhammad concluded his address to the Juneteenth gathering by challenging the audience to pledge to build schools, hospitals, go into business, buy farmland and to do-for-self for the benefit of themselves, their families and communities.

Student Min. Hafeez &Wclef durring fund-raising effort for Haiti Disaster Victims in NYC

Student Minster A. Hafeez Muhammad "Speaks"
"The Knowledge of The Time We Live In" Part 1
Delivered at Muhammad Mosque No.7

Student Minster A. Hafeez Muhammad "Speaks
The Influence of Islam on Massonry
Delivered at Prince Hall Lodge, Harlem NYC March 15, 2011

Student Minister Kevin and Russel Simmons


Availability - Student Minster Abdul Hafeez Muhammad is currently available for speaking engagements.

To contact him please notify the Protocol Department of Muhammad Mosque No. 7 at 212-865-1200 or e-mail us..

Photos: Student Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad, Jay Z, Malick Zulu Shabaazz, Russell Simmons, & 50 Cent at the Rockefeller Drug Law Rally, - City Hall Park 2003

Photography by Walter 5X


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