Ava Muhammad

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Ava Muhammad (born 1951) is an American Black Muslim. In 1998 she became the first female Minister to preside over a mosque and region in the history of the NOI.[1][2][3][4] Her job as national spokesperson for Minister Farrakhan is among the most prominent in the nation — a post formerly held by Malcolm X under Nation of Islam patriarch Elijah Muhammad. Minister Ava Muhammad is also a member of the Muslim Girls Training (MGT).[5][6] In addition to administering day-to-day affairs at the mosque Muhammad was named Southern Regional Minister, giving her jurisdiction over Nation of Islam mosque activity in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and parts of Tennessee.[7]

In 1975 she received her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. She later became a member of the New York Bar Association. She married Darius Muhammad in 1988; she is a lawyer, minister, and also the National Spokesperson for the Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. She is a researcher and author of several books and hosts a weekly radio talk show titled "Elevated Places" which airs every Sunday on WVON 1690AM in Chicago. Dr. Muhammad is also a cancer survivor. She has talked about overcoming it in the past, but recently, she spoke about her life-changing journey in extraordinary detail in recognition of Cancer Survivors Month in the United States.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has criticized Muhammad for making anti-Semitic remarks. She has characterized Elijah Muhammad's teachings about Jews by saying, "We will be free of this bloodsucking parasite so they will no longer be able to sell us alcohol, drugs, depraved sex, and every other type of low-life thing that is keeping us from hereafter.”[8]

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  1. ^ "African American Faiths Show Innovation, New Divisions". Nathanielturner.com. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  2. ^ "Groundbreaking Conference Promises To Shift The Nation's Consciousness". Prlog.org. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
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  5. ^ "African American Faiths Show Innovation, New Divisions". Nathanielturner.com. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Groundbreaking Conference Promises To Shift The Nation's Consciousness". Prlog.org. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  7. ^ "African American Faiths". Nathanielturner.com. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Farrakhan Spokesperson Ava Muhammad Spouts Vile Anti-Semitism". Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 

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