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Legacy of Education: The History of Clara Muhammad Schools and the University of Islam

Documentary Feature /  71 Minutes

Muslim News Magazine presents the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the history of Sister Clara Muhammad Schools and the University of Islam. This powerful presentation examines the 80 year history of this educational institution and how it pioneered Islamic education in America. Provides a stunning look at the past, present, and future of Muslim education in the United States America.


“A Legacy of Education” features rare video footage from the early years of Sister Clara Muhammad Schools and the University of Islam. The documentary also features interviews,and comments from from SCMS prinicipals, teachers, alumni, students, and some of America’s most noteworthy Islamic scholars including:


Dr. Akbar Muhammad (Professor of Islamic Studies, State University of NY)

Dr. Hakim Rashid (Professor of Islamic Studies, Howard University)

Imam Plemon El-Amin (Former Executive Director of Sister Clara Muhammad School, Atlanta, GA)

Imam Faheem Shuaibe (Former Executive Director of Sister Clara Muhammad School, Oakland, CA)

Dr. Zakkiyah Muhammad (Institute of Muslim American Studies)

Imam Abdul Karim Hasan (Executive Director, Bilal Learning Center)

Dr. Hakim Jackson (Professor of Islamic Studies, University of So. Calif)

Dr. Aminah McCloud (Professor of Islamic Studies, De Paul University)