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(Source: FinalCall.com) Saviours’ Day 2017, the Crowning Event of Black History Month is returning to where it all started, Detroit, Mich. The annual Nation of Islam convention will be held in the “Motor City” Feb. 17-19 to commemorate the 140th birth anniversary of the Great Mahdi Master W. Fard Muhammad, teacher of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
Themed, “The Ultimate Challenge: Survival of the Black Nation,” a full weekend of activities and events is scheduled and will take place at the Cobo Convention Center, located downtown on 1 Washington Blvd. The culmination of Saviours’ Day will be the highly anticipated keynote message of instruction and divine guidance by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, titled, “Have No Fear For The Future: The Future is Ours!” at the Joe Louis Arena on 19 Steve Yzerman Dr., Sunday, Feb. 19.
It is the third straight year and the fourth time in a decade, Saviours’ Day has been held in the city where the Nation of Islam in North America was founded in the early 1930s. It’s where Master W. Fard Muhammad began going door to door in an area of the city known as “Black Bottom” teaching Islam and the knowledge of self to Black men and women who are described in scriptures as a despised and rejected people to whom a saviour and redeemer would come to resurrect.
The Believers of Muhammad Mosque No. 1 under the direction of Student Minister Troy Muhammad and the Laboring Staff are working diligently in preparation and anticipation of the thousands of Muslims, supporters, visitors and guests traveling from cities near and far to participate. It is an honor and privilege to host Saviours’ Day 2017, said Student Minister Troy Muhammad.
“Just knowing the significance of being able to host the man of God is something very special and it is very important and the Believers are taking it very seriously. The city of Detroit of course is anxious based upon the election results, based upon some of the things that we’re seeing with the new administration in the White House. People are anxious to hear what the Minister will say, what his words will be,” said Student Minister Troy Muhammad.