Obama’s First Visit to a U.S. Mosque as President: A Black History Month Reimagining

All are most welcome to link to and share this story, but it may not be reposted, reprinted, rewritten, excerpted or otherwise duplicated in any medium without the express written permission of the author. By Precious Rasheeda Muhammad (draft one) “The function of freedom is to free someone else.” ― Toni Morrison       [...]

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Precious Speaks: The Official Site of Precious Rasheeda Muhammad

Greetings of peace! Happy, Peaceful New Year to you and your loved ones here in the United States and around the world. Please take a moment to visit the new Precious Speaks website: http://www.preciousspeaks.com.  It is still being updated, but have a look around anyway! At www.preciousspeaks.com, you can ask me a question about the history of Islam [...]

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Precious at the White House

Precious at the White House

Precious at the White House for a briefing and reception along with other young Muslims civic leaders from the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI). In this picture with Precious: Milia Islam-Majeed, the Executive Director of the South Coast Interfaith Council (SCIC), the largest interfaith council in Southern California encompassing some 35 cities and approximately [...]

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Precious Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Precious Awarded Honorary Doctorate

In May 2010, Coe College awarded Precious with an Honorary Doctorate for her international work building community across religious and cultural divides.  She was also the invited Baccalaureate speaker, a first for a Muslim woman at Coe. In this picture: Precious Rasheeda Muhammad; the President of Coe College; and Curt Menefee, the host of the [...]

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Precious’ research debuted at the State Department

Precious’ research debuted at the State Department

Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities on Secretary Clinton’s 2011 Eid Reception: “The evening included the first public display of an exhibit highlighting engagement of Muslim communities by US presidents going all the way back to George Washington. Meticulous research was done for this project by historian Precious Rasheeda Muhammad.” Those in attendance included “nearly [...]

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Precious & Secretary Clinton

Precious & Secretary Clinton

During her remarks at the Annual State Department Iftar in 2010, Secretary Clinton recognizes Precious’ research on the history of Islam in America. In 2011, Precious gifted the Department of State with a special research project on Islam in America from 1776-2011. http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/09/146885.htm

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Precious speaks at AMCLI’s 2011 xChange

Precious speaks at AMCLI’s 2011 xChange

Precious was one of the featured speakers at AMCLI’s xChange: Rising Muslim Voices in 2011.  The event was held at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC and sponsored by Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI), and the University of Southern California. Her topic: “The [...]

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Precious helps plan 2009 PWR in Australia

Precious helps plan 2009 PWR in Australia

Precious helped plan the 2009 Parliament of the World Religions held in Melbourne, Australia.  Her program planning work included helping with management of 500+ programs for more than 6, 000 participants from around the world.  She also helped manage–during the planning process and on the ground in Australia–all aspects of the Muslim programs and Muslim [...]

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Precious speaks at the 2011 CLF Conference

Precious speaks at the 2011 CLF Conference

Precious served as the program chair of the 2011 Community Life Forward Conference held in Atlanta, GA.  The conference focused on preserving and advancing model community life for the betterment of all humanity across religious and cultural divides.  

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Precious @ U.S.-Islamic World Forum

Precious @ U.S.-Islamic World Forum

Precious attends the 2011 U.S. Islamic World Forum in Washington, DC. “The U.S.-Islamic World Forum is a platform for dialogue at the highest level featuring leading U.S. and Muslim public officials, business leaders, scholars, journalists and commentators. Long seen as the world’s premier policy event for leaders with stakes in the global Muslim community, the [...]

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Precious Speaks at CAMP

Precious Speaks at CAMP

Precious speaks on panel at the 2011 Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP) conference with Fatima Shama of NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Dr. Hussein Rashid, and playwright Wajahat Ali.

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