Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid is the religious and spiritual leader of The Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood Inc. The mosque, located in Harlem, New York City, is the lineal descendant of the Muslim Mosque Inc. founded by the late El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), in 1964. Imam ‘Abdur-Rashid is also Ameer (President) Emeritus of the Majlis Ash-Shura (Islamic Leadership Council) of Metropolitan New York. Nationally, he serves as the Deputy Ameer (Vice President) of The Muslim Alliance in North America.
-Recipient of several NY City Council Citations and congressional recognition, -2012 recognition for his work and contributions as a New Yorker, -2013 multiple awards including the Bridge Building Award for Leadership in Community Relations, -the Micah Justice Award of The Micah Institute at New York Theological Seminary, -the Citizen of the City award of The Police Reform Organizing Project.
Father of a daughter, Hawwa, a son, Adam, with one son, Ismail, deceased from heart disease. He is the grandfather of six children.
“Unequal application of the law demands the raising of the prophetic voice”