Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Malcolm Shabazz was buried near his grandparents, Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y. It was a private burial, with perhaps 50 people in attendance, immediate family and close friends. There were tears, remembrances and many references to the young man’s wit, intelligence, penchant for deep thought and philosophy, and his ever-present and voiced desire to forge a righteous path to help bring a better understanding of the major issues holding the world back. Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid, imam at Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, conducted the burial service. He read and quoted from the Quran, interspersing tales of Malcolm’s personality, achievements and actions with axioms meant to inspire and comfort.
Shabazz’s aunts—and Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz’s daughters—Attallah, Ilyasah, Gamilah and Malaak hugged grieving mom Quibilah, who was stoic throughout the service.