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Imams & Community Leaders Mourn US Intellectual Dr. Sulayman Nyang

Imams & Community Leaders Mourn US Intellectual Dr. Sulayman Nyang

To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.

Scholars, Imams and community leaders offer their deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Sulayman Nyang, Intellectual and Islamic thought professor in America.

The Muslim community mourns and celebrates the extraordinary life of this remarkable man who devoted his life to understanding of Islam in the United States, Africa and the broader Middle East.

Dr Sulayman Nyang Impacted Many

Author of Over 11 Books and 70 Articles, Dr. Sulayman Nyang, has worked at Howard University in Washington, DC until last year when he retired from Howard as a professor and former chairman of the African Studies Department.

He joined the faculty of the Department at Howard, shortly after obtaining his PhD in Government in 1974 from University of Virginia.

He also had a long career including a stint as a diplomat in Saudi Arabia representing the Gambia. Originally from the Republic of the Gambia in West Africa, Dr Nyang’s career in academia, local, national and international service and activism spans more than 37 years.

On The Passing of Dr. Sulayman NyangI have been blessed to know Dr. Nyang for many long decades. He has been a…

Posted by Imam Zaid Shakir on Tuesday, 13 November 2018

We’ve lost a beautiful scholar in Dr Sulayman Nyang. To Allah we belong and to Him we return. These last few years have been tough for him. May Allah have mercy on him and comfort his family. Ameen

Posted by Omar Suleiman on Monday, 12 November 2018

May Allah bless his soul, grant him salvation and the loftiest abode (al-Firdous) in paradise. Ameen

Posted by Nomaan Baig on Monday, 12 November 2018

إنّا للهِ وإنّا إليهِ راجِعون…Today American Muslims lost a leader, thinker, teacher and role model, Dr. Sulayman…

Posted by Hisham Abdallah on Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon. Hearing about the passing of Dr Nyang. He was an advisor to the The Aafia…

Posted by Hena Zuberi on Monday, 12 November 2018

Sulayman Nyang, one of our community leaders who gave so much, passed away!I ask Allah shower him with His mercy and forgiveness, and grant him Al-Jannah!

Posted by Imad Bayoun on Monday, 12 November 2018

inna lillahi Wa inna ilahi Rajioon May Allah have mercy on Dr.Sulayman Nyang

Posted by Imam Daniel Hernandez on Monday, 12 November 2018


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