Sister Clara Mohammed

The Clara Mohammed School of New York is part of an international school system of Clara Mohammed schools, developed under the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, to meet educational needs of Muslim and Non-Muslim children alike. Clara Mohammed schools are established in the United State and abroad. It is a non-profit, co-educational school open to all students regardless of race culture or national origin.


The Clara Mohammed School is named in honor of our late sister Clara Mohammed who is the wife of the late honorable Elijah Mohammed and mother of Imam w. Deen Mohammed.


Sister Clara Mohammed was a pioneer of alternative education and helped to established in 1937, one of the first Islamic schools in America. The school, formerly known as the University of Islam, evolved from an institution established by the humble efforts of concerned parents, interested believers and a few educators to one administered by highly educated teachers and professors.