Student Minister Nuri Muhammad


Born on November 21, 1974, Brother Nuri Muhammad joined the Nation of Islam in 1992 at seventeen years of age. Having a strong will and mind and a desire to do something positive for himself, his family and his people, Brother Nuri was consistently active in all aspects of the Mosque and became a fervent student of the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. His zealousness soon landed him in the Assistant Minister position within the same year of joining of the Nation.

Brother Nuri has cherished the 5th day of July since 1994 as his union to his beautiful wife, Sister Terri Muhammad, who is his greatest support in The Mission. They are the proud parents of Sister Haneefah, Brother Ishmael and Sister Qahharah.

Brother Nuri relocated to Chicago, IL in 1994 to continue to his study in the Ministry. As a Student in the Ministry at The Headquarters of The Nation of Islam, Brother Nuri was responsible for teaching the Orientation and Processing class for the men. He was also given the task of conducting a Study Group in Ford Heights, IL.

In 1996, Brother Nuri moved back to Indianapolis and assisted in the Ministry until he became the active coordinator of the Study Group in Indianapolis. With in six months of being over the Indianapolis Study Group it became chartered as a Mosque. Since then, Mosque #74 has been named the Most Improved Mosque of the Central Region and has also received the Most Outstanding Mosque status of the Central Region for several years. During The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s visit to the city of Indianapolis in August of 2005, he referred to Brother Nuri as annuriatschoolointed and gave him the Holy Name “Nuri,” which comes from Al-Nur, meaning “the light.”

Under the local leadership of Brother Nuri, Mosque #74 has increased its membership, purchased and renovated a state of the art facility (affectionately called the “Miracle on 38th Street”) which houses the new Mosque, Muhammad University of Islam, Bismillah Childcare Ministry and Learning Academy, Eat To Live Café and Studio 74 Barber and Beauty Salon. Brother Nuri has inspired and enhanced the community through his powerful lectures and the example that he maintains within self.

Brother Nuri is always involved in the community fighting for justice, counseling and mobilizing our people for self reliance. Because of his commitment and steadfastness, Brother Nuri is often called upon to address various bodies at high schools, college campuses, churches, Mosques and other community organizations nationwide and abroad. Furthermore, duplications of his addresses are requested nationally and internationally.

Some of Brother Nuri’s involvement and accomplishments include:

Unlocking The Genius In Black Youth

• London South Bank University – London, England
• Compton High School – Compton, CA
• Muhammad University Of Islam – Los Angeles, CA
• Commencement Ceremony, Muhammad University Of Islam – Chicago, IL
• Lincoln Technical Institute – Indianapolis, IN
• Marian University – Indianapolis, IN
• Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility – Pendleton, IN
• BEST Academy – Minneapolis, MN
• Adelaied Sanford Charter School – Newark, NJ
• Central High School – Newark, NJ
• Star and Crescent Academy – Newark, NJ
• Torchlight Educational Academy – Newark, NJ
• New York State Office Building – New York, NY
• 14th Annual Save The Black Family Banquet, New York Convention Center – Rochester, NY
• Dayton Cultural and RTA Transit Center– Dayton, OH
• Sinclair Community College – Dayton, OH
• Lemoyne College – Memphis, TN
• Parent and Youth Seminar, Boys and Girls Club – Dallas, TX
• Boys and Girls Club – Madison, WS

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Community Outreach

• Listed in Who’s Who in Religion
• Keynote Speaker for the Graduating Class of the Theological Seminary
• Addressed the Deputy Chiefs of the City of Indianapolis on Law Enforcement
• Member of the Race Relations Leadership Network of Indianapolis
• Keynote Speaker at the Islamic Unity Banquet – Newark, NJ
• Keynote Speaker at Mercy Memorial Baptist Church – Milwaukee, WS
• Panelist at the National Black Social Workers Convention – Louisville, KY
• Women’s Cultural Arts Center – Little Rock, AR
• Keynote Speaker at Wayman A.M.E. Church – Minneapolis, MN

Prison Reform Ministry

• Terre Haute, IN – Federal Correctional Institutions
• Ashland, KY – Federal Correctional Institution
• Inez, KY – United States Penitentiary
• Manchester, KY – Federal Correctional Institution
• Lexington, KY – Federal Medical Center
• Greenville, IL – Federal Correctional Institution
• Indiana Juvenile Facility – Pendleton, IN
• Indianapolis, IN – Marion County Jail II
• Memphis, TN – Shelby County Correctional Facility
• Memphis, TN – Memphis City Jail
• Danville, IL – Danville Correctional Facility