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by Charlene Muhammad
People across the country—from those barely familiar with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to his followers in the Nation of Islam—continue enthusiastically responding to the beloved leader’s clarion call for acts of kindness in the holiday season and beyond.
Reconciliations at family gatherings, food donations in lieu of frivolous shopping and speaking kind and uplifting words to one another were just a fraction of the acts people were inspired to engage in as a result of the Minister’s directive. Many people shared with Minister Farrakhan some of the activities they participated in, reported Jesse Muhammad, his social media director.
After Minister Farrakhan declared his wishes for the recent holiday rooted in Chapter 107 of the Holy Qur’an titled “Al-Ma’un (Acts of Kindness), the Farrakhan Twitter Army was live tweeting his message. The responses were already overwhelming to the Minister’s words and the display of his heart, when he commanded, “Let love break out in the ghetto,” explained Jesse Muhammad.
Minister Farrakhan’s issuance of a call to order, being guided by Allah (God) to say put the principles of Jesus back at the center, to practice and not just talk about the Christ, encouraged many to spread peace and joy and that resonated with people outside of the Nation of Islam, Jesse Muhammad stated.
“It doesn’t cost money to be kind,” Min. Farrakhan explained during a Nov. 18 address. “A smile and kind word to one’s neighbor would be the best gift,” he said. Just some of the feedback via social media during and since Minister Farrakhan’s address at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Illinois, included:
“If Elijah Muhammad is alive as you say he is, I am sure he’s smiling down on you like, “You tell’em son!” lol … seriously, your love for him in such a passionate way has made me want to know more of him. I thought Elijah Muhammad was a fraud. Now I see he’s the realest. Thank you Minister Farrakhan for keeping the videos coming that caused me to stop, humble myself and learn. Now I got to read up on Fard.”
“Who knew how much joy we could have by not spending money but just spending quality time talking about Jesus, working out our differences and going to our neighbors to speak a kind word. See, Satan doesn’t like you sir because you truly present the principles of Jesus.”
“I thank my Heavenly Father for Mr. Elijah Muhammad making you into such a wonderful human being. I always hear you give him credit so I too have to give credit where credit is due. … and speaking of credit, my credit card was not used for Xmas for the first time in years. Up with Jesus, down with Satan … oops I mean Santa 😉 (smile).”
“My high school classmates and I went and cut the grass of all of the elders on our streets. I got the idea after seeing the revolution of kindness on your instagram. We decided to keep it going in 2019. Thx sir.”