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Jabir Herbert Muhammad

Born: Apr 16, 1929

Death: Aug 25, 2008

Birthplace: Detroit

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Jabir Herbert Muhammad

Date of Birth : Apr 16, 1929
Date of Death : Aug 25, 2008
Birth Place : Detroit

Jabir Herbert Muhammad was an American businessman and co founder of Top Rank, Inc. also longtime manager of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Muhammad was born in Detroit, Michigan, as the third son of the Nation of Islam leader, Elijah Muhammad. He served as a chief adviser to his father until his departure in 1975. He also worked as the chief business manager for the Nation of Islam and he along with Malcolm X founded their weekly newspaper. Jabir Herbert Muhammad was a staunch supporter of his brother, Imam Warith Deen Muhammad, whom he followed into mainstream Islam. He, along with Muhammad Ali and others, built Masjid Al-Fatir, a stand-alone, purpose-built Masjid on the southside of Chicago, Illinois. Masjid Al-Fatir was one of the first Mosques built from the ground by Muslim Americans, especially African American Muslims. Jabir Muhammad was the director and founder of the Muhammad Islamic Foundation a not for profit foundation which published the book Prayer and Al-Islam by Imam Warith Deen Mohammed in 1984. Muhammad managed Muhammad Ali's professional boxing career from 1966 until Ali's retirement in 1981.

Profession


  • Businessperson

Also known as


  • Herbert Muhammad

Parents


  • Elijah Muhammad
  • Clara Muhammad

Spouse


  • Amenah Antonia Muhammad
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