Video Clip: From the message “The Man Yacub: What Is His Role In History?” delivered by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on October 22, 1986 at the Final Call Administration Building in Chicago, IL
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(NOI.org/webcast) On Sunday, March 29, 2020, Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad delivered Part II of the message titled “Guidance in A Time of Trouble” live via webcast from Mosque Maryam, The Nation of Islam’s Headquarters in Chicago, IL. Brother Ishmael serves as the national assistant to The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the National Representative of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
(NOI.org/webcast) On Sunday, March 22, 2020, Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad delivered a message titled “Guidance in A Time of Trouble” live via webcast from Mosque Maryam, The Nation of Islam’s Headquarters in Chicago, IL. Brother Ishmael serves as the national assistant to The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the National Representative of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
During his timely message, Brother Ishmael offered to viewers divine guidance and warnings from The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to aid everyone in getting through these troubled times. “America was given a divine warner in The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. His warning came directly from God Himself. His warning has been extended through The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan,” he said.
“The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is America’s saving grace. If we would listen to him, I believe we may be like the city of Nineveh.”
Brother Ishmael addressed the spreading of coronavirus (COVID-19), the temporary suspension of all Nation of Islam mosque/study group meetings and how everyone should handle this time period. “This is a time of reflection. Don’t serve time, let time serve you! Sometimes you have to be arrested by circumstances so you can reflect!”
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The following message, titled “‘Farming is the Engine of Our National Life”, was delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Part 36 of his 52-week Lecture Series “The Time and What Must Be Done.” This message originally aired on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
“If the government is allowing these things to happen to the American people, can the government then be charged with being “the enemy”—and not the servant—of the American people? If you’re doing this to us, why should we fight when you tell us? How can we trust you if you’re killing us through the food, and its policy? How can we trust what you say—to put our young people in harm’s way? Why should we pay taxes to a government that is using our tax dollars to implement policies that are killing the American people?” asked Minister Farrakhan.
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Nation of Islam Student Minister Demetric Muhammad announced via email and social media that his latest book is now for sale and will be available at The Nation of Islam’s upcoming Saviours’ Day Convention in Detroit, Michigan. The book it titled, “But, Didn’t You Kill Malcolm: Myth-Busting The Propaganda Against The Nation of Islam”.
“I am happy to announce that our latest work in the cause of the defense of the truth has met with the approval, blessing and support of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. It will be available for sale at the Saviours’ Day vending area,” he stated in the email announcement.
In a post on his website, he write: “The most popular myth in the Black community is arguably the myth that the Nation of Islam killed Malcolm X. Numerous barber shop and beauty salon conversations have taken place over the last 55 years since Brother Malcolm’s assassination. Early on many “conscious” (i.e. woke) and aware members of the Black community would always rebuke the notion of the Nation of Islam having killed Malcolm X. But as time has moved on, the propaganda machine of the United States Government has strengthened this myth with numerous documentaries, articles and books all aimed at furthering the notion that the Nation of Islam killed Malcolm X.”
“So nowadays, this myth is stronger than ever. This myth has become the psychological deterrent that keeps many among the suffering masses of Black youth from embracing the teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. These teachings, which really constitute divine guidance and instruction, offers solutions to the myriad of well-known problems within the Black community. So this book aims at dispelling and eliminating this widely held myth from the minds of those who have been victimized by it, Black youth…”
Demetric Muhammad is based in Memphis, TN and is a member of The Nation of Islam Research Team.
Order your copy today at: http://researchminister.com/category/books/
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a major address at the Nation of Islam’s headquarters Mosque Maryam on July 21, 2019. He spoke on a wide range of issues including President Donald Trump’s desire to run the USA as a king, possible war with the Islamic Republic of Iran and guidance for Black America in these perilous times.
(Source: FinalCall.com) Analyst Angela Rye decided to wade in on the attacks on the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the continued targeting of the Nation of Islam minister by Jewish leaders, groups and organizations.
Through tears, she spoke of her “pain” over words allegedly spoken by Min. Farrakhan. He needs to just stop talking about Jews, she declared, during a May podcast with co-host Charlamagne Tha God. Yet, these Jewish forces have literally attacked or helped feed daily attacks in the media and elsewhere since February 2018. Not to mention their all-out assault on all things related to the Nation of Islam and the Minister since 1984. Ms. Rye argues the Minister should stop talking about Jewish people, “live above approach,” and “speak above reproach,” and apologize three times better than others.
Ms. Rye, you got it all wrong.
And, it’s doubtful that you would heed your own advice if you were engaged in a battle with those who support President Trump and right wing GOPers. You would stand in the place where you feel truth resides, do you think Min. Farrakhan would do less?
Ms. Rye declares the Minister should “not do things that are vilifiable.” Has any Black independent leader ever spoken in ways that satisfied Whites consumed with keeping Black folk in their place? Did it work for Barack Obama when he spoke about Trayvon Martin’s killing in 2012? Did it work for Dr. Martin Luther King speaking against the Vietnam War in 1967? Paul Robeson pointing out the failures of American democracy in the 1940s? W.E.B. DuBois who died in exile in Africa in 1963 after trying to make America truly great? Did it work for the Honorable Marcus Garvey, whose 20th century movement was infiltrated and broken by the federal government? Did it work for the Black Panther Party, SNCC or SCLC in the civil rights and Black Power eras?
No. Any word or thought that challenges White hegemony or authority becomes worthy of vilification in the eyes of the White power structure.
Ms. Rye expresses sentiments similar to racially apologetic columnists like Clarence Page and Dahleen Glanton of the Chicago Tribune and Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun Times. These Black writers for White-owned news outlets engage in a kind Farrakhan-splaining based on White misinterpretations of a Black man and to reassure Whites that things are fine with their obedient Negros. But it’s ridiculous and false to insist that with all the problems Blacks have, they revel in scapegoating Jews. Stop it. The problem is Jewish attacks on the preeminent spokesman for the pain of Black people and Jewish assaults on him, his work and anyone who dares come near him.
Throughout the podcast, Ms. Rye goes to bat for leading Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, despite his past comments bashing busing to force integration, super predators, the 1994 Crime Bill and how he marveled at a “clean” Barack Obama at one point.
But Ms. Rye and others of her ilk want accommodation and capitulation. They want the absence of tension—not peace, which can only be present with the presence of justice. Peace comes with truth and justice, not easing the feelings of White and Jewish people, who are unfailing, brutal and unapologetic in their vicious attacks.
Ms. Rye says she agonizes over things the Minister said. But what did he actually say? In a message delivered last October at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit, Min. Farrakhan said:
“Now White folk don’t like Farrakhan, some of them respect me. But those who have been our Deceivers, they can’t stand me. I’m not mad with you. In fact, you members of the Jewish Community that don’t like me: Thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet. Because of your fear of what we represent, I can go anywhere in the world and they’ve heard of Farrakhan. Thank you very much.
“I’m not mad at you. My teacher Elijah Muhammad taught me one day: There once was a donkey that fell in a ditch and everybody came along picked up a stone and threw it at the donkey. They threw so many stones that the ditch got filled up and the donkey walked up. So my teacher said, ‘brother remember every knock is a boost.’ When they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me an anti-Semite; stop it I’m anti-termite.
“I don’t know anything about hating anyone because of their religious preference. But just like they called our ancestors in the 1930s ‘voodoo people,’ they figure ‘anti-Semite’ would be a good thing to put on us. Farrakhan hates Jews. Stop it. You cannot find one Jew that one who follows me has plucked one hair from his head. You haven’t found us defiling a synagogue. Our Qur’an teaches us if we see something like that stop it. They call me anti-Semitic. No, you are anti-Black. Now I’m talking to the anti-Black White folk. Why do you lay around Black people like the 10 Percent in our Lessons? You know we’re a talented people, so you lay right around us, ‘I’ll be your manager.’ … How did they get to own everything that we have created? It’s because they’re Master Deceivers and they hate the fact that we are strong enough to say it. Now when a liar has gotten ahold of you, the liar is afraid of anybody who knows the truth and will tell it. So, they don’t want you near Farrakhan.”
Ms. Rye also expresses pain as a Christian because the Minister said the historical Jesus did not die on a cross, and gave his life for his mission and controversy with the Jews in his day.
There are well established arguments that the historical Jesus never died on a cross. Had Ms. Rye never heard this before? “Jesus did not die on cross, says scholar,” reads the headline for a June 2010 article in the UK-based Telegraph newspaper. It quotes committed Christian and theologian Gunnar Samuelsson, who said “the Bible has been misinterpreted as there are no explicit references to the use of nails or to crucifixion—only that Jesus bore a ‘staurus’ towards Calvary which is not necessarily a cross but can also mean a ‘pole.’ ”
“The problem is descriptions of crucifixions are remarkably absent in the antique literature. The sources where you would expect to find support for the established understanding of the event really don’t say anything,” adds Mr. Samuelsson, who studied the original texts.
“The ancient Greek, Latin and Hebrew literature from Homer to the first century AD describe an arsenal of suspension punishments but none mention ‘crosses’ or ‘crucifixion,’ ” the article continues. “Any evidence that Jesus was left to die after being nailed to a cross is strikingly sparse—both in the ancient pre-Christian and extra-Biblical literature as well as The Bible.”
Mr. Samuelsson adds: “If you are looking for texts that depict the act of nailing persons to a cross you will not find any beside the Gospels.”
As far as her concern about the Minister’s words about the historical Jesus coming too early “to end the civilization of the Jews,” Ms. Rye simply needs to read her bible. Or is the Bible anti-Semitic? The controversy and the death plot against Jesus are tied to the powerful Jews of his day and the Roman authorities. If they were plotting against the prophet of God, should their evil way of life be allowed to exist, would God Himself allow one He sent into the world to save to simply be destroyed without consequence? Consider John 8:37, as Jesus says to the Jews, “I know you are Abraham’s descendants, but you are trying to kill Me because My word has no place within you.”
1 John 3:12 warns the Jewish leaders, “Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own deeds were evil, while those of his brother were righteous.”
And John 8:39, “Abraham is our father,” they replied. “If you were children of Abraham,” said Jesus, “you would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now you are trying to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham never did such a thing. 41 You are doing the works of your father.”
In John 8:44-45, Jesus says, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.”
Jesus was speaking to Jewish authorities that sought to persecute and kill him, according to the Bible.
Perhaps Ms. Rye should share advice with Jewish leaders advice that she says her mother taught her about “perspective taking.” Look at things from a Black point of view—which they have never done.
Lastly Ms. Rye seems unable to uncouple the interests of Jewish people from Black people. Our interests are not joined at the hip, consider Israeli mistreatment of Africans. Consider Jewish involvement in the transatlantic slave trade and opposition to affirmative action. Consider Jewish patrols that brutalize Black people who get too close to Jewish neighborhoods. Consider Jewish determination to destroy Black folk, or even a White Catholic priest, for standing near Farrakhan and understand we must depend on ourselves.
Ms. Rye urges Min. Farrakhan to hearken back to the Million Man March but Jewish powers opposed the march in 1995 and it followed Jews pushing Min. Farrakhan out of the 1994 commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington. Jewish groups tried to derail Rev. Jesse Jackson’s game changing and historic presidential run in 1984, which led to conflict with Min. Farrakhan who defended the civil rights leader from Jewish attacks.
There would not have been a Million Man March, if these “powerful” Jewish forces had their way. History is important Ms. Rye, and we should not ignore or rewrite it.
You don’t have to defend Min. Farrakhan or stand up for him Ms. Rye. Let those of us who are eager to defend him, and the interests of our people do so. We are the same people most likely to defend you when the enemy comes for you.
by Fudia Muhammad
In the simplest of terms, what we think, feel, see, do, eat and drink during pregnancy can potentially have a marvelous or damaging effect on our child’s entire life. Women must determine to become actively and consciously involved in their pregnancies. As the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “Any woman with a womb can allow a baby to be made – because all that takes is breathing and the intake of food – but how many of us know how to make a baby?” Most of us do not and that is okay because we may have never been taught, but the future of our Nation depends on our willingness to learn.
The woman’s womb is fashioned after the womb of the Universe. The Holy Qur’an 39:6 reads, “…He (Allah) creates you in the wombs of your mothers – creation after creation – in triple darkness…” The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “Every life is a witness of the self-creation of God.” So, to understand our own creation is to understand Allah’s (God’s) self-creation from the triple darkness of the womb of the Universe. If we were to sit in a small closet located in a cabin in the middle of the woods, during the dead of the night with our eyes closed; we would not be experiencing triple darkness – not even close. During the night hours, the sun is simply hidden from our direct view and we are in her shadow. But triple darkness refers to the absence of the sun, which is the source of light for the entire Universe. Triple darkness is so dark that it is actual substance. Allah (God) loves the female so much, that the only place in His vast Universe where He replicated the womb of His origin was within her – giving her the perfect laboratory and ability to produce another being like Himself.
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches that Allah (God) created this entire Universe from nothing – just as we start out as nothing. The Holy Qur’an verifies this as the man’s sperm is referred to as ‘worthless water.’ Though Allah (God) saw nothing in the beginning, He still had the thought and vision to produce what we now know to be the Universe. He said, “Be,” and it was. The word, ‘be,’ does not mean abracadabra or hocus-pocus. ‘Be,’ activates the process of arranging atoms and molecules, which over a period of time will eventually form, Universe. The children of God have that same ability. The type of child that we wish to produce must become a thought in our mind first – a vision; then we too can say, “Be,” which will start the process. We must then actively engage and continue this process by making those vital changes which will ultimately manifest as our initial thought. The way the Universe was created was no accident; Allah (God) created exactly what He envisioned, and we can too.
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches – after creating Himself, Allah’s (God’s) first act of creation was the female. She was here before the sun, the stars and the additional planets. He (Allah) studied Himself and produced the female from the cream or the Best part of Himself. She is the woman of God and not the woman of man. Therefore, her essence is truly divine.
The woman’s womb is God’s laboratory and the woman is God’s assistant as she co-creates with Almighty God, Allah. This wonderfully divine gift cannot be viewed casually. The fact that Allah (God) would give the woman this kind of power is proof of His inexhaustible love for the female.
Human beings are Allah’s (God’s) greatest creation. What separates us from the sun, moon, stars, mountains, the ocean and every other living creature is knowledge. Our ability to learn and to make decisions based on rationale instead of natural instincts separates us from the insects and animals. Allah (God) referred to man and woman as ‘His Glory.’ If our ability to think and reason is what separates us from all other creation in this awesome Universe, then herein lies one of the keys to giving birth to a god.
Our thoughts are so powerful that they can affect our physical make-up and call into existence our immediate reality. The type of friends we attract; our choice for a mate; the conflict and trials in our life; and our overall lifestyle, all materialized from both our conscious and subconscious thoughts. We must understand that our thoughts are not independent of our body. Emerging from our mind is who we truly are. This is why when someone is considered ‘brain dead,’ families agonize over allowing the person to live by artificial means or to discontinue life support. Our definition of living does not stop at breathing or having a heartbeat. If our brain, which houses the mind, does not function; we are NOT living.
So, what is the point? We should be careful of what we think, especially during pregnancy. Our ability to produce a god, a mental giant every time we bear a child, without missing, is largely dependent on our thoughts. We can just as easily give birth to a potential devil.
Once we learn that we are pregnant, whether that pregnancy was planned or not – if we sincerely want the baby – our initial thoughts are joyous. We are happy and excited. But if this is an unwanted pregnancy, then the first thoughts our baby receives stem from disappointment, fear, anger, frustration and perhaps denial.
The baby’s brain is the first part of his body to form. Think of the child’s brain like a blank sheet of paper and the mother has the pen. A blank sheet of paper has no importance without words, diagrams, symbols or pictures. Our thoughts and actions as an expectant mother are the means by which we write those words and images, our desires, on our baby’s brain. And whatever we write is written with permanent ink that cannot be removed unless Allah (God) actively intervenes, for He is the only One with a solution strong enough to erase what we have impressed on the baby’s developing brain.
(Sister Fudia Muhammad is a member of Muhammad Mosque No. 64 in Austin, Texas. She is married to Student Minister Robert L. Muhammad and they have been blessed with four children. Sister Fudia holds a Master’s degree in Education – she is a writer, an educator and an advocate for God-centered child-rearing. https://www.givebirthtoagod.com/)
by Fudia Muhammad
During his 1991 lecture titled, Who is God, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “Today, they start your little children in school at six; but if you train them right from the cradle, at six they will know exactly what they are born to do. You train your children all wrong, feeding them lies instead of truth. Feeding them foolish fairytales; making them think bunnies talk, that rats and pigs and wolves talk. You are killing your babies’ minds with fairytales. Feed your baby on truth and one day your baby will become a master of truth.”
We know that every mother needs a break every now and then. We also know that while older children and teenagers bring their own plethora of worries, drama, stress and trials to their parents – there is no denying that the most physically taxing period of childrearing is when children are in their sensorimotor and preoperational stages of development (birth through age 7). However, this is precisely the time when parents must be the most careful about what is used to “babysit” our children when we need a break.
According to Jean Piaget, who is best known for his work in the field of psychology, specifically the cognitive development and early education of children – during the sensorimotor stage of development (birth to age 2), children are “discovering the relationships between their bodies and the environment.” And during the preoperational stage (ages 2 to 7) children are beginning to “engage in symbolic play and learning to manipulate symbols.” This is a crucial span for progressive brain development.
It is almost impossible to keep our children away from toys, television, books and other images or programming that is not based in fantasy, fairytales and impossibilities for the entire span of their childhood. However, it is possible to accomplish the above said during those critical developmental years. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that the enemy has our brains a little rusty, but the brain has no limit of power. We are taught that the brain of man is infinite; therefore, we have to do our due diligence to keep falsehood and foolishness from our children particularly before they reach that critical cognitive milestone that enables them the ability to differentiate between reality and fantasy. According to what we are taught, falsehood causes a spiritual and chemical imbalance in our brains. Therefore, a three-year-old will believe that “bunnies talk; that rats and pigs and wolves talk,” if that is what they are regularly fed through their toys, television or books.
Playing and learning are not mutually exclusive. Learning should be fun. And playtime is an opportunity to learn. As the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan stated, we want our children to become masters of truth; so, mothers in particular must resist taking the path of least resistance. It is very easy to sit our children in front of a television screen to watch unrealistic cartoons or other foolish entertainment programs. It is also easy to give them a silly toy, so they will not bother us when we are busy or just want a break. The problem is that toys and television (or electronic devices), just like that pacifier, can be habit-forming for parents and children if we are not careful. We have to be mindful and not allow these objects and devices to rear our children.
Children need toys; but we should be careful of the types of toys we choose for our children and how often they play with them. Toys that stimulate learning by challenging the thought and creative processes should be the vast majority of our children’s toys. Infants and toddlers also benefit from toys that allow them to develop dexterity and their fine motor skills. We should seek out toys or games that offer these dynamics.
Toys based on specific television or movie characters are intentionally targeted to toddlers and very young children, but this is the exact group that should not have them. These toys should be minimal or absent from our homes until our children are old enough not to associate the toy with having the same ‘magical’ abilities as the fictional character. Often, these fictional characters are animals or inanimate objects that have been personified; making our small children believe they are real. After all, they see it on screen walking, talking and accomplishing supernatural feats.
The same discipline must be practiced when it comes to our children and television, especially when very young. SpongeBob SquarePants and other foolishness keep our children in a constant fairytale mindset, not to mention the suggestive subliminal messages. In the age of the internet, there is really no excuse for settling for poor programming. There are wonderful child-friendly and age-appropriate shows and movies with great lessons and relatable characters that we can offer our children. We just have to do a little research and be willing to make the small financial investment that may be required to have access.
Now, what should our children be reading? First, don’t skip over spiritual reading from the Bible and Holy Qur’an because we think our children will not understand. We should not hesitate to read to our children from these great books until they can read for themselves. For the registered members of the Nation of Islam, we should also read English Lesson No. C1, found in the Supreme Wisdom Lessons, to our children as a bedtime story. Infants and toddlers are easy to please. We could read a chemistry book to them and they will not care because they just love to watch and listen to mommy’s voice as she reads. But we should try to find children’s books that are considered realistic fiction.
Make reading a staple in the home. We will discover as our children get older that we have instilled within them a profound enjoyment for reading and learning. Take full advantage of this gift by giving them stimulating materials to read. Silly fairytales and fantasies go against the grain of the brain which was created to think right. Anything that goes against the grain of the brain damages the power of it. Books that make children believe that bears, birds, and rabbits can talk; or that carpets can fly, and wishes come true by simply snapping our fingers, alters a young child’s developing brain – it’s mental confusion. Our children are either subconsciously believing this is reality or reconfiguring their natural reasoning processes to figure out how in the world an elephant can fly by flapping his ears – after all, seeing is believing.
Yes, when our children get a little older, they will still be able to distinguish reality from fantasy; but look at how much time and mental energy may have been wasted, never to return. This time could have been used feeding on truth and laying a foundation to master truth and universal laws that govern the forces within our sphere. God is man and man is god. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “we just cannot make Him other than man, lest we make Him an inferior one; for man’s intelligence has no equal in other than man. His wisdom is infinite; capable of accomplishing anything that his brain can conceive.”
(Sister Fudia Muhammad is a member of Muhammad Mosque No. 64 in Austin, Texas. She is married to Student Minister Robert L. Muhammad and they have been blessed with four children. Sister Fudia holds a Master’s degree in Education – she is a writer, an educator and an advocate for God-centered child-rearing.)