Baltimore, MD Area Representative of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Minister Carlos L. Muhammad
Baltimore Representative of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
National Archivist and Historian for The Nation of Islam
Student Minister Carlos Muhammad was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended several Baltimore City and Baltimore County Schools throughout his school career, but he received his High School diploma from Catonsville Senior High School in 1991.
From an early age, Minister Muhammad had a passion for all things historical. While in his freshman year of High School he began to study Black History. It is through this study that he became interested in Malcolm X and The Nation of Islam, this led to Minister Muhammad attending his first Mosque Meeting in 1989.
In 1990 he had the opportunity to attend the “Stop The Killing” Rally at The then, Baltimore Arena, and heard The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the National Representative of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, speak live for the very first time. After hearing this powerful lecture Minister Muhammad wanted to learn more, so he started attending meetings at Muhammad Mosque Number Six in Baltimore, Maryland. He later joined The Nation of Islam, received his “X” at the tender age of 16.
In October of 1991 at The Nation of Islam’s Annual Saviours’ Day Convention he was awarded the title of Top Final Call Salesman and received an award to reflect his hard work; however, the greatest honor of that evening was when The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan himself, before 10.000 people, replaced Minister Carlos’ X with the name Muhammad, which means one worthy of praise and one who is praised much.
From 1991-1993, Minister Muhammad worked his way through the ranks of The Nation of Islam and was often referred to, and commonly known as, a “Top Soldier.” He was a Squad Leader, a Lieutenant, a Paper Captain, and an Assistant Minister. In November of 1994, at the age of 20, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan appointed him to the post of Minister of Muhammad Mosque Number Six, making him the youngest Minister in The Nation of Islam at that time.
In 1995 Minister Muhammad served as a Co-Convener of the Baltimore Local Organizing Committee for The Historic Million Man March. Along with many community leaders and activists throughout Baltimore City he was able to galvanize over 250,000 Black Men to be a part of that historic moment in time.
In 2015 he was just as active in trying to spread the word about the 20th Anniversary of The Million Man March, The Justice or Else Movement. This movement, sparked by the countrywide assaults and killings of blacks and people of color by law enforcement officers, sparked a flame of revolution that lit the city of Baltimore as well. The killing of Freddie Gray by Baltimore City Police Officers sparked an unrest that most were afraid to confront; however, The Fruit of Islam, led by the guidance of Minister Muhammad, were on the frontlines of this city’s battlefield. Along with many brave activists and street organizers, Minister Muhammad was blessed to help bring calm into a tumultuous situation.
Minister Carlos L. Muhammad has recently been appointed the title of The National Archivist and Historian for The Nation of Islam. He travels the country gathering artifacts and materials while doing lectures and workshops about The Nation of Islam’s beautiful History, as well as conducting face to face interviews with the pioneers of the Nation of Islam.
After nearly three decades of dedication, Minister Carlos Muhammad continues to serve as Minister of Muhammad Mosque Number Six in the City of Baltimore.
He also continues to serve the City of Baltimore by bridging gaps and building relationships with faith based communities, street organizations, youth organizations, pioneers, and colleges and universities. The mission of Minister Muhammad is to be a bridge from the past to the future by using his love of History as his guide.