Muhammad, Clara

Clara Muhammad was the wife of Elijah Muhammad (leader of the Nation of Islam) and the mother of Imam W. Deen Mohammed. For her energetic leadership, the more than 50 Islamic schools associated with either the Nation or the Ministry of W. Deen Mohammed are named in her honor. These schools, often located in poor areas, cater both to the needs of the local Muslim children and to a substantial number of non-Muslim children as well.