Education and Family

The Book of Dad

Dr. Robert Benson

The Book of Dad – Spirituality and Religions II

As we continue our journey toward understanding and acknowledging the many different religions stemming from spirituality, we venture into the often misunderstood. Because we seek answers and the truth, we ask the tough questions, we seek audience and attention with the unknown, the strong, fearless, dauntless yet knowledgeable. Today we talk with:

Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, National Assistant Minister to Louis Farrakhan


Brief Bio:
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the Leader of the Nation of Islam, The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and to writer, lecturer, designer and composer, Tynnetta Muhammad. Minister Ishmael enjoys the distinct honor and privilege of serving as The Assistant Minister to The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam’s Headquarters in Chicago.

As Minster Farrakhan’s trusted and able helper, he is influential in the Nation of Islam’s leadership structure and ministry. Minister Ishmael’s extensive background in Quranic and Biblical Scriptures has afforded his audiences the opportunity to examine man’s connection, duty and future as it relates to God. His love for the human family has given him the ability to transcend the ethnic, racial and spiritual barriers that have historically divided the people of the world. Minister Ishmael’s spirited, thought-provoking lectures have inspired thousands.

Minister Ishmael is a skilled organizer and served as one of the principal coordinators of the Historic Million Man March that drew over a million Black men to Washington, D.C. He has been instrumental in the planning and organizing of events and conferences throughout the United States and has been featured in local, national and international print and broadcast media.

Minister Ishmael has taken great pride in his ability to successfully counsel conflict resolution, domestic issues, child abuse, interpersonal relations and other areas. An extremely gifted and capable speaker, Minister Ishmael has lectured in churches, prisons, and on a number of college campuses. His diverse background, coupled with his compelling and passionate deliveries are sure to positively touch anyone who hears him speak.

Minster Ishmael is a world traveler whose travels have taken him to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem, Pakistan, West Africa, Europe, New Zealand and South America. Minister Ishmael resided and studied in Cuernavaca, Mexico for 17 years. He is bilingual, speaking both fluent Spanish and English. Loving husband and father of seven; Devoted family man; Dedicated Minister and Student of life; Servant of the people.