Condolences to the family of Bro. Akbar Muhammad on the passing of his daughter Samaiya Aziz in Accra, Ghana

Samaiya Aziz

Oct. 9, 1961 –  May 30, 2014
Condolences are extended to the family of Bro. Akbar Muhammad, whose daughter Samaiyah Aziz passed in Accra, Ghana. ??Bro. Akbar Muhammad is the International Representative to Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
Sis. Samaiyah passed on Fri., May 30, 2014, after attending a small social gathering at the home of a judge in Accra. The news of her untimely death reached her father Akbar Muhammad, who was in New York to speak at a funeral for Pan-African activist Elombe Brath. Bro. Akbar left immediately to attend to the circumstances around her death.
Sis. Samaiyah had a life long battle with asthma. Family and?friends are waiting now for the pathology report.
Sis. Samaiyah was well traveled and loved to work with children. She was the co-owner of a school in Accra and opened the first teacher supply shop in the city.
She organized a summer camp taking children from Ghana to America and bringing American children to visit Ghana.
Sis. Samaiyah was born in New York City, raised in Queens, N.Y., and moved to Saint Louis, Mo., in 1975. When she finished high school, she attended Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau.
She transferred from SMSU to Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla., where she graduated.
Her traveling started while she attended Bethune-Cookman University by doing an international exchange program in Kenya, East Africa.
While in college, she took up flying which she developed a passion for. In 1987 while living in Chicago, Samaiyah married Billy Hawkins and from that marriage they had one son, Malik.
Min. Louis Farrakhan sent Bro. Akbar Muhammad to Africa to open the Nation of Islam’s first office on the African continent, and Samaiyah was there using her gifted talents in putting programs together.
It was Samaiyah and her sisters who offered invaluable input to helping the staff organize the first Saviours Day on the African continent. They organized the travel for over 1,900 people to Africa, the biggest convention of any one group held in Ghana.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her son Malik Hawkins, mother Maryum Aziz Mann, father Akbar Muhammad, sisters Samimah, Germaine, Saudah, Najah, Lateefah, Maryum, Ruqqiyah, and her brother Jihad. One sister Medina proceeded her in death.
Sis.?Samaiyah’s Janaza Service was held at the W.E.B. DuBois Center in Accra on June 10. There will be a tribute to her in Chicago, Ill.


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