Officials of Mosque No. 47, from left: Student M.G.T and G.C.C. Captain Shante’X, Student Protocol Director Wanda Muhammad, Student Minister Chad Muhammad and Student Secretary Michael Shabazz and children showing certificates of appreciation.

TAMPA, Fla.—Muhammad Mosque No. 47 commemorated its one-year anniversary of its re-establishment with a weekend of fun, unity, reflection and appreciation. The mosque kicked off its commemorative weekend with Family Day in the Park. 

The event showcased not only the FOI and MGT athletic skills (kickball competition) and lyrical prowess (rap freestyling), but their culinary expertise.  Using “How To Eat To Live” as a guide, Mosque No. 47 fed over 100 families in attendance.

Attendees and participants also included various members of surrounding communities, mosque orientation class personnel, members of Muhammad Mosque No. 95, the Winter Haven Nation of Islam Study Group, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Joseph of the Joseph Foundation and Brother Jarvis Al-Amin of Enhancement Enterprises, LLC.

The following day, during the Sunday mosque meeting the high spirit continued as Student Minister James Muhammad taught on the topic, “A Mosque Established on the Observance of Duty.”  After the lecture, Student Minister Chad Muhammad of Mosque No. 47 and the laboring staff honored several mosque members and youth. Beautiful certificates, medals, and gift bags for commendable service from the preceding year were awarded.  


Student Minister Chad Muhammad surprised his laboring staff with awards and accolades, thanking each laborer for their unyielding support during the re-activation of Muhammad Mosque No. 47. The anniversary date was May 12. 

—Lawrence X