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Join WORDS MAKE PEOPLE on Sunday August 9, 2015 from 1-3 p.m. (EST) as we discuss “The Muslim American Veterans Association (MAVA), and being a Muslim serving in the U. S. Military.”


Our Special Guests will be Commander Lyndon Bilal of Muslim American Veterans Association (MAVA) National, along with Brother Sultan Muhammad (retired – Sergeant Major)


In 1991 the Saudi Arabian government showing appreciation for the USA’s role in Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield hosted the first delegation of soldiers to performed Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) thus allowing Lyndon Bilal to fulfill this religious obligation while on active duty. In 1992 he hosted a historic luncheon in honor of Imam W.D. Mohammed at the Pentagon a day before Imam Mohammed became the first Muslim to open the Senate in prayer. Boxing Great Muhammad Ali was in attendance. Imam/Commander Lyndon A. Bilal is a founding member of the Muslim Military Members (MMM) organization which facilitated getting the first Muslim Chaplains officially sworn into the U.S. military in 1993.


Retired Sergeant Major Sultan Muhammad (32 years of service) advised Commanders at all levels from Company through the Department of Defense at the Defense Logistic Agency (DLA) responsible for leading organizations of 100 to over 27,000 military and civil service members.


To join this conversation – which will include, “What does it mean being a Muslim serving in the U. S. military – please Call (714) 816-4673 and press 1 to join us, as we discuss The Muslim American Veterans Association (MAVA), and being a Muslim serving in the U. S. Military.