In a September meeting, inmate coordinators from both groups met with Imam Omar Shaheed, the South Carolina state chaplain over Islamic Affairs, and N.O.I. Student Prison Reform Minister Reginald Muhammad, sent by National Student Prison Reform Minister Abdullah Muhammad to hear both sides and counsel in the way of peace.

....The need for the meeting came after the negative impact of denominational differences was beginning to have on common practices such as jumu’ah prayer service—the weekly Friday congregational prayer that all Muslims are required to participate in as mandated by the Holy Qur’an, the Islamic book of scripture.

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