The Sister Clara Muhammed Schools we know today started off as a vision of strength and convictions. She began the school in her own home with her children. Sister Clara Muhammed was a woman who, during her lifetime, worked diligently to make outstanding sacrifices to guarantee equal and quality education for all children.
Sister Clara Muhammed was born in November, 1899. She was the wife of the Honorable Elijah Muhammed, and mother of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed. Her strong disagreement with many of the teaching policies prevalent in inner city schools culminated in the establishment of the Muhammed University of Islam School System in 1934. In 1975, when the Nation of Islam began its transition to the World Community of Al-Islam in the West under the leadership of Imam W.D. Mohammed, the school system was renamed the Sister Clara Muhammed Elementary and Secondary School in remembrance of her untiring work and immanent contributions. She returned to Allah in August, 1972.
Building a solid foundation for future generations was her main concern. Today, Sister Clara Muhammed Elementary & Secondary Schools exist in major cities and are being developed throughout the Americas as well as in other parts of the world.