Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Vernon M. Fareed

12/31/1953 - 09/12/2017

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WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 2:30pm, Friday, September 15, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Chapel
7246 Granby Street Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street Norfolk VA

Vernon M. Fareed passed away September 12, 2017.

Ruth McCall-Miller ASA To Swiyyah my sister friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. There's no preparation for this except the knowledge that Allah is Akbar and to him is our return. Remember all of the smile, fussing and laughs the two of you had...I loved him dearly and am thankful to have known him...Love ya my Sister
Posted: 10/18/2017
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Nikki Im very sorry for your loss. We look forward to a time when sickness death and pain will be no more, Revelation 21:4
Posted: 9/19/2017
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Charlie Boyd, Jr. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I knew Vernon through serving on the board of directors of the VCIC for a number of years. He was a great and honorable man that I and the community will miss. I wish him peace and happiness in the next life.
Posted: 9/18/2017
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Ishola Muhammad To Sis. Swiyyah and family, the Norfolk Muslim community and the many, whose lives Vernon impacted, including mine, I make Du'a and extend my deepest condolences. For all the good work that (we know) he did, (Allah is the Best Knower), I believe that Allah's Grace and Compassion are with Imam Vernon Fareed. Ameen.
Posted: 9/18/2017
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Shuaib and Saisa Neel From ALLAH we come, to ALLAH we return. May ALLAH forgive Imam Vernon for his sins and grant him Paradise. Our sympathies are sent to his lovely wife, Sis. Swiyya, and his children and extended family.
Posted: 9/15/2017
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Nelson White Peace be unto the family of Imam Vernon Fareed. He was a guiding light to the Park Place and Islamic communities. PBUH.
Posted: 9/15/2017
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Bishop Allen L. Harris Sr. Praying for the family of Vernon Fareed.
Posted: 9/15/2017
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Shirley W. Tyner Prayers for peace and blessings to Swiyyah and Fareed family. May Iman Fareed's spirit be with you always, RIP Bro Vernon!!!
Posted: 9/15/2017
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Jessica Nunley Insha Allah,may he rest in peace, with no worries,,
Posted: 9/15/2017
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Bilal Yasin El-Amin O Allah, our brother, Vernon Fareed, comes to You leaving behind his deeds, his family and his home. Accept the best of his deeds, give him a better family and a better home. Expand his grave for him and provide a light in his grave. Do not let his grave be a trial for him beyond what he can bear, and do not let his death be a trial for us beyond what we can bear. Forgive his sins and admit him to Paradise. Comfort and protect his family. Ameen.
Posted: 9/15/2017
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Sharon Shabazz and Family The Fareed Family; right now, when your loss is so fresh, it may be difficult for you to imagine that this pain will ever go away. But in time the blessing of God's unfailing grace soften the hurt that you're feeling and bring your hearts the peace, comfort, and hope that it needs to heal.Until then, please remember there's a circle of friends surrounding you and lifting you up in prayer.
Posted: 9/15/2017
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Taswir & Muneerah Abdul-Musawir Our deepest sympathy to Sis. Swiyyah and the entire Fareed family. May Allah have mercy on Imam Fareed, forgive his sins and accept him into the Paradise, Ameen.
Posted: 9/14/2017
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Krystal & Ali A. Salaam May Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon you all. We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, brother and Imam. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sister Swiyyah and the Fareed Family. We pray that Allah will have Mercy, forgive Imam Fareed his sins and give him a very high place in Heaven. We send a very special prayer asking Allah to bless him for all the good he did in the world to make it better for everyone. Ameen. Sincerely, The Salaam Family Ali, Krystal, Jibreel, Nafeesah & Natalia
Posted: 9/14/2017
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Judith Boatwright My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends. May peace and Love abide within each of you during this difficult time. Peace and Love
Posted: 9/14/2017
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Imam Hosea and Dr. Hajirah A. Salaam With Allah's Name The Merciful Benefactor The Merciful Redeemer. The Salaam Family is sadden by the loss of our brother,Imam Vernon Fareed. Our prayers is that Allah (swt) the Merciful, Forgiving G-d comfort the family with His soothing mercy and reward Imam Vernon Fareed with Paradise and say to him enter my servant well pleased and well pleasing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and may Allah (swt) preserve your fondest memories of him forever. Ameen
Posted: 9/14/2017
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Rachid Khould Imam Fareed was my friend, my brother, and he said to me that I was his family. I felt very honored. He was my inspiration, my mentor, and my role model to look up to. He was the imam that I could turn to for answers to my questions.He commanded respect and spoke in a way that got him respect. I was honored to pray behind him at masjid William Salaam for over 4 years. Because I considered him my brother, I had to conduct the Friday service when he asked me to. Imam Fareed was a tireless speaker for AL Islam. He was genuine in his teachings and a man of honor and of his word. Whatever he did, he did it to please Allah. He was a truthful man in his deen. " This is a day in which their truthfulness profits the truthful, for theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they are secure forever, Allah taking pleasure in them and they in Him. That is the great triumph." 5:119. May Allah make us meet you in Jannah AL Firdous, ameen.
Posted: 9/14/2017
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Arlethia Sharpe My condolences to the Freed and Hood family. May the love of God, give you peace, comfort and strength . And the memories of your love one give you joy. May God be with you, Arlethia Sharpe
Posted: 9/14/2017
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Zadil Ansari "Truly, to Allah (SWT) we belong and truly, to Him we shall eventually return." I grew up in the Tidewater area and for me, Imam Fareed was a dear brother, friend and a mentor. Imam Fareed was also a tireless representative of Al-Islam in the Tidewater area and beyond. Would ask that all remember Imam Fareed and his family in Dua (prayer) during this difficult time. "May Allah Ta'ala grant Br Imam Fareed Jinnah Fidous, Aameen"and "May Allah Ta’ala fill his Qabar (grave) with Noor (light) Aameen" Br Zadil Ansari and Family Waldorf, Maryland
Posted: 9/14/2017
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Rev. GLENDA MURRAY KELLY Mr. Farreed was a great man. A man that stood for righteousness and willingness to support others. He worked diligently within the African American Community in Norfolk. I met him at a business table while planning the Groundbreaking ceremony for Crocker Spot. My heart is saddened. RIP our friend.
Posted: 9/14/2017
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Murad W. Nuriddin Imam Vernon Fareed was an trailblazer in the Islamic faith in the Hampton Roads Area and throughout the United States. To his family and the Believers of Masjid William Salaam I extend my Deepest Condolences. It's our duty to Live the Life that he promoted in our ISLAMIC FAITH. MAY ALLAH OPEN THE GATES OF PARADISE WIDE FOR HIS ENTRANCE. MURAD W. NURIDDIN NEWPORT NEWS VIRGINIA
Posted: 9/13/2017
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