Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad delivering Sunday lecture.

CHICAGO—Since resuming in-person Sunday meetings at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, spirits have been lifted and smiles are on people’s faces.

Social media flooded with selfies of attendees in their protective face masks and wearing their best suits and garments on the first day of the official reopening late last year when members of the Nation of Islam, visitors and guests filled the sanctuary.

Many expressed joy of seeing their fellow brother and sister after over a year in which Covid restrictions prevented in-person meetings.

During one of Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad’s lectures entitled “2022: What’s Next?” you could see his words touch those in attendance. Roaring applause and cheers enhanced the experience. Since resuming meetings other spiritual messages based on the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad under the leadership of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan have been delivered by Chicago’s student ministers including:


Student Minister Abel Muhammad, Student Minister Daniel Muhammad, Student Minister Abdul Muhammad and Student Minister Jeffrey Muhammad. Additional representatives from the student ministry class at Mosque Maryam have also shared spiritual and inspirational remarks over the past several weeks.

The excitement is being felt nationwide as Nation of Islam mosques and study groups resume meetings. “My  two year old can finally get the mosque experience since it’s been closed almost her entire life. [It] is all I could think about,” said Houston-based artist Sister Akilah Nehanda about the reopening.

Mosque Maryam is open to the public with limited seating and safety protocols in place. The Sunday lecture will continue to be live streamed at at 10:00 a.m. Central.

The Nation of Islam is happy to welcome you back to its headquarters and throughout the nation. —Tariqah Muhammad, Staff Writer