Muhammad University Of Islam was established in 1934 by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the city of Detroit, Michigan. The Muhammad Universities of Islam were born from the need to revive, reform and redeem black people who had suffered from the miseducation and hostility towards blacks in the public school system.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad recognized the inherent weakness in the public school system and determined that – for black people to gain the tools needed to build a new reality for themselves – we needed to establish an independent school system, with a new and strong foundation based upon the Supreme Wisdom of Almighty God (ALLAH).
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad established a vehicle that would enable us to control the education of our children and consequently the direction of our future. For many years, the teaching staff of Muhammad Universities were comprised of individuals who did not have college degrees. However, as believers in The Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s vision, they had a sincere interest and determination to educate our children. Gradually, the school began to attract college graduates and experienced teachers until the entire faculty was degree-bearing.
After the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1975 and the dismantling of the Nation Of Islam, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan began the laborious task of re-building the Nation Of Islam in 1977 and re-established the University of Islam in 1989 on the foundation built by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
Muhammad University of Islam provides our children with the essential knowledge of God and of Self. Recognition of God is the proper beginning point for learning and understanding every discipline of Life.
True education provides the proper cultivation of one’s gifts, talents, mind, body and spirit by bringing us closer to fulfilling our purpose for being, which is to reflect Allah (God). One of the things that separate man from beast is knowledge. Knowledge feeds the development of the human being so that the person can grow and evolve into Divine and become one with the Creator.
Our children are taught self-mastery. Mastery of self is the key to mastery of all disciplines because in some way every discipline is present within ourselves. They are taught to relate the forces within self to the forces that lie outside the self. This connects the student to the subjects that they are studying in a manner that enables them to ultimately master that subject matter.
Muhammad University of Islam is proud of its students and graduates who have gone on in life to be successful. We are committed to providing a quality education; one that connects the student to God and makes him or her enjoy self-mastery, self-discipline and one that gives the student a healthy self-concept. At Muhammad University, our children are taught civility, culture, refinement, respect for others, good manners and good morals.
Muhammad University of Islam is committed to providing a superior system of education that will prepare our children to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world going into the 21st century. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that,
“My University is a new school; My University is a new world.”