ForeverMissed
Burial will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00am at Jeffersonview Cemetery. 

Viquan Nisa Begum ( Geraldine A. Harris) born February 21, 1945 - January 7, 2021 in Dayton, Ohio she was a member of the Ahamadiyya Movement of Islam Fazi-I- Umar for 47 years  she is preceded in death by her parents Helen Henderson Harris & Emaniel  Harris Sr. & oldest sibling Wallace Harris, Emaniel Harris Jr. 
Left to cherish her memory are her 5 children Jameela value, Timothy Harris Los Angels, CA, Khalila Saleem( Eric),Muhammad Saleem(Vanessa) Powder Spring, GA, Mubaraka Anani.10 grandchildren's Christopher Tann( Antoinette), Faheem Saleem, lyisha naff, Jonathan Freeman-Saleem,Rochelle Birdow-Saleem,Rachael Birdow-Saleem, Sierra Saleem, Sharise Saleem, Kaylah Saleem, Nicholas Saleem, Karys Saleem, 9 Great Grandchildren's Charis Tann, Lordaus Cox, B'hail Cox, Melony Green, Tiffany Woodard , Angelina Saleem, Tristan Diggins, Brady Birdow & Rayelle Diggins.7 Sister Mubaraka Begum, Delana Jones(Charlotte, NC), Jacqueline Williams, Vivian Gayles, Marie Sanford, Michelle Harris & Shelia Harris( Keith). 2 Brothers Donald Harris & Michael Harris. A host of niece's & nephew's.
Special Mention  Mrs., Johnetta Bright & Judy Parker. Pallbearers Muhammad Saleem, Michael Harris, Donald Harris, Ameer Jones, Ali Jones& Eric Naff, Honorable Pallbearers Christopher Tann, Faheem Saleem, Niquekko Cook & Frank Value. THANKS TO THE ALL MIGHTY!
Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home. 

Posted by Muhammad Saleem on January 15, 2021
How do I put into words what my mother meant to me. I thank you for your guidance and teaching how to be a God fearing man. Ummi your the definition of strength, unconditional love and faith. I know your gone in this life but God has called you to paradise for your second life. You will be truly missed. I love you ummi. I'll make sure your grandkids know the person you were and still are.
Posted by Khalila Saleem on January 12, 2021
Ummi you gave me love and watch me grow you taught me things I needed to know you comforted me and you dried my tears you gave me laughter throughout the years you taught me to care to be understanding. I know there were times I was so demanding your wisdom and your strength guided me through without your love I don't know what I'll do that constant Faith you had in me has given me wings and set me free thank you so much for just being you. For all the love the laughter you're the best Ummi.
Posted by Sheryl Harris on January 12, 2021
Condolences to my Family. We have been hit hard in the last two weeks. I send love, hugs and comfort to you all. Dad and Auntie have fought the good fight. Love you all very much. 
Posted by Jameela Value on January 12, 2021
I will always Love my Mama
She was always doing for others,feeding them giving good constructive advise ,helping and serving her family and community,
* She is my Proverbs 31Woman.
Who can find a Virtuous Woman for her price is far more than Rubies.
She will do them good and not evil all the day's of her life
She seeketh wool ,and flax and worketh willing with her hands
Like a merchant ship she brings her food from afar
She riseth also while it is yet night and giveth meat to her house hold and a portion to her maiden
She considers a field and buyeth with the fruit of her hands and planet a vine yard
She girideth herself with Strength and Strengthens her arms
She stretches out her hands to the poor
She reacheth forth her hand to the needy
Strength and Honor are her clothes
She looketh well to the ways of her household
She opens her mouth with wisdom and her tongue is the law of kindness
Her children rise up and call her
     BLESSED 
Posted by Shara Williams on January 10, 2021
This was MY UMMIE and no one could tell me different. I was a Ummie baby from the time I was born. She spoiled me and both of my kids. I have sooooo many memories of my Ummie and never a bad one. My Ummie took care of everyone and everyone’s babies. If anyone in the family needed to know something she was the 1st call. If you needed anything she would make it happen. She marched with MLK and told us so many stories. When we did homework Ummie knew the all the history. When I was in college I interviewed her so many times. I know without My Ummie I would not have graduated from college. She loved me and I Loved her right back. As a child and as an adult she has and will always be my favorite. I know she’s no longer in pain and in a better place but I wish her place was still here with me holding me in her arms as she always did. I was an Ummie’s baby and always will be.
Gone but will Never Ever be forgotten.
I don’t know how my family will make it with out her. She was our glue once my granny passed. I miss you so much. I Love You So Much.

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Posted by Muhammad Saleem on January 15, 2021
How do I put into words what my mother meant to me. I thank you for your guidance and teaching how to be a God fearing man. Ummi your the definition of strength, unconditional love and faith. I know your gone in this life but God has called you to paradise for your second life. You will be truly missed. I love you ummi. I'll make sure your grandkids know the person you were and still are.
Posted by Khalila Saleem on January 12, 2021
Ummi you gave me love and watch me grow you taught me things I needed to know you comforted me and you dried my tears you gave me laughter throughout the years you taught me to care to be understanding. I know there were times I was so demanding your wisdom and your strength guided me through without your love I don't know what I'll do that constant Faith you had in me has given me wings and set me free thank you so much for just being you. For all the love the laughter you're the best Ummi.
Posted by Sheryl Harris on January 12, 2021
Condolences to my Family. We have been hit hard in the last two weeks. I send love, hugs and comfort to you all. Dad and Auntie have fought the good fight. Love you all very much. 
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Shared by Muhammad Saleem on February 21, 2021
Today  is my mother's birthday.  Even though she's gone in body her spirit is what we celebrate today. Ummi I miss you everyday but still have a conversation with you spiritually.  I hope when you look down on me that your proud of the man I became. Happy birthday Ummi! I get peace from the fact that I know your resting in paradise enjoy your new life love alway Muhammad. 

In Love, Respect and Honor for my bonus Momma, Neighbor, Sister, Mentor, Friend

Shared by Judy Couzens-Parker on January 10, 2021
At the age of 12 yrs old my neighbor, childhood friends & extended family converted to Islam.  It was foreign to me because I’d never known or encountered anyone of the Muslim faith.  She explained "A Muslim is someone who practices Islam.  We consider the Koran our holy book, to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic Prophet Messenger of Muhammad.  “We are Ones who submit to God." At my age all I needed & wanted to know was that I was still welcomed in their home Hospitality always remained on an all time high! —And the bond of friendship and love has never been broken. I hadn’t joined any church but Black Christianity was mainstream.  Black Muslims carried the stigma of being "Militant, Radical, Defiant, Politically Dangerous with a hatred of the, Blue-Eyed Devil, White Jesus"  However, being in an intimate relationship with The Harris’s allowed me to KNOW better.  I had NOTHING to fear! It was Viqarun. Begum, AKA Geri Harris, My Ummi (mother) that loved on me unconditionally!  I could always take my Social Studies homework and openly discuss the assignment.  I’d leave her presence enriched and enlightened. She nurtured my mind, challenging me to THINK outside the box, beyond the textbook, bringing the Black experience & perspective to the lesson which I still intellectually approach subject matters on Politics, Race & Religion.  I thought she was one of the most articulate, intelligent & smartest women EVER! When I chose Jesus Christ at 15yrs old as my personal Savior, Lord of my life, she never questioned, mocked, challenged or debated my faith in God or my practices in Christianity. She respected my Faith, encouraging me to go deeper, grow and mature. The family is Honorable, Respectful, Loving, Kindhearted, Giving, Caring, yea....hopefully like yours and definitely like mines.  So when I see unbridled hatred toward Muslims and Immigrants by this Administration, aggressively, maliciously fanning the flames of Hate, Bigotry, Xenophobia along with the  POTUS being viewed in the world as a symbol of White Supremacy and being given the cover by Religious demagogues to intimidate, terrorize, in attempt to make Muslims in our community feel Un-American, "Others", Alien, Terrorist by default because of their Religion, I'm enraged!To paint  with a broad brush ALL Muslims as extremist because of terrorism is UNFAIR & UNJUST--all the while not even considering the Domestic terrorism of White Supremacist, KKK, NeoNazi's, White Nationalist and other hate groups who have hijacked the religion of Christianity and Patriotism.  #Authentic Christians and Americans need to STAND against anyone being mistreated, ostracized, marginalized because of their faith; My God that's what this nation was founded upon! My heart is filled with gratitude for my journey that included her support, influence & guidance. The godly Woman, God was calling me to be, fell from the fruit of her admonishing & encouraging lips "Judy, those hot-pants are tooooo hotttt!Lol  A young man with integrity and good intentions is attractive to a young lady with mystic.  Leave something for the imagination"   I'm thinking especially of My Dear Ummi, Old Neighbor, Big Sista', Friend, 2nd Mom, Viquran, Begum, & Harris Family, The Muslim community with Love, Compassion, Respect with much Prayer. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.  I will always love you.❤️