Imam Siraj Wahhaj and Islam in AmericaPlay
Imam Siraj Wahhaj, one of the most prominent leaders
in America's Muslim communities. He is Imam of the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, New York and a board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America. He heads the Muslim Alliance of North America. He was the first-ever Muslim to lead a prayer before the start of a session of the House of Representatives. He gained national recognition for leading a successful anti-drug campaign in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn in the 1980s.
This program aired on November 12, 2003.