Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad — Serving Country, Serving Allah
May 26, 2005

There are an estimated 4,000 Muslim soldiers in the U.S. military, though some counts place that number much higher. We'll speak with the first Muslim imam in the US Army Chaplaincy -- Major Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad -- about Iraq, faith, and military service.



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A soldier in the Iraqi Army and a soldier in the U.S. Army read their prayer books during the opening ceremony of the Masjid Al-Mu Mineen or Mosque of The Believers at Camp Cooke in Taji, Iraq.


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Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad

is a major and the first Muslim chaplain to serve in the U.S. Army.

Production Credits

Host/Producer: Krista Tippett

Executive Producer: Bill Buzenberg

Program Coordinator: Jody Abramson

Senior Producer: Kate Moos

Technical Producer: Mitch Hanley

Associate Producer: Colleen Scheck

Web Producer: Trent Gilliss