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holy day of atonement
Minister Farrakhan speaks on how he came into the knowledge and the belief that The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad escaped a death plot and is physically alive.
The 22nd Anniversary of the historic Million Man March/Holy Day of Atonement observance will be held in Newark, New Jersey. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the National Representative of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and The Nation of Islam, is scheduled to deliver the closing keynote on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Newark Symphony Hall. According to the Nation of Islam’s website and social media postings, the title of his address will be “Separation or Death”. The message will be carried live via webcast at 2pm EST at https://www.noi.org/webcast
[Editor’s note: The following article contains edited excerpts from the keynote address delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the occasion of the 21st Anniversary of the Million Man March and Holy Day of Atonement held Sunday, October 16, 2016 at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. This message is now available in its entirety on DVD, CD and MP3 @ store.finalcall.com.]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, The Originator of the heavens and the earth. To Him do we submit and seek refuge. We thank Him for His prophets and messengers, and the scriptures which they brought. We thank Him for intervening in our affairs, for before His intervention we were lost, even though many wonderful men and women were risen among us to help us. After these wonderful men and women left the scene, the enemy destroyed their work and rocked us back to sleep. But we thank Allah for His intervention in the Person of One that has been prophesied of, Al-Mahdi (“The Guide”), coming out of the family of Muhammad The Prophet, peace be upon him.
But my wonderful brothers and sisters who are looking for Al-Mahdi to come in the East: He came from the East, and He came among us in the West in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad to Whom praise is due forever.
Master Fard Muhammad searched among us, and He found one worthy to place a burden on him that had never been placed on a human before him, and He gave him, according to Master Fard Muhammad, “the hardest job ever given to any human being”—and that job is the resurrection of the dead so-called American Negro who has been put to death, and has lived in America for 461 years, robbed and spoiled. But today, The Spirit of God is coming into the Black man and woman, and we are rising, never again to fall asleep in the dust. …
You are the beloved of God whether you want to accept it or not. He has chosen us out of the furnace of affliction; He saw in us the material necessary to build a brand new world—that world that Jesus prophesied of, and we in the church pray for every time we say The Lord’s Prayer, saying: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it in heaven. No politics can bring about The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth!
We have to deal with fear and cowardice, because we are being asked now by God to stand up for truth, stand up for justice, stand up for righteousness, and be willing to challenge lies and liars wherever they raise their head.
Here we are now at the time of one of the most fateful elections in the history of America. … In this political season, we have two people: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Mr. Trump calls Hillary “Crooked Hillary,” and then from the other side, he is called “Lying Trump.” It was reported that someone was fact-checking Mr. Trump over three days, and they said he told 87 lies in three days. (Now you talk about somebody who wanted to disconnect you from God.) And Hillary calls him a liar—he calls her a liar. … This is interesting! And here is “little negro” in the middle, watching them go back and forth. Bless your heart! Yeah, poor you; you know, brothers and sisters, you really, really, really are being used big time today.
The Bible teaches (Matthew 12:26): “If Satan cast out Satan, how then can their kingdom stand?” I want you to pay attention to the Wisdom of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad who wrote these words in the ’60s. In his book The Fall of America, on pages 36-37, he writes in the article “The National Election”: “Injustice, crooked politics, and the breeding of corruption under crooked politics have been practiced ever since Adam to the present day rulers. Adam was the first crook. There has not been justice for the Black man in this race of people, and this is why the race suffers from the effect of chaos today. There are Black politicians who would like to use their Black people for selfish greed and will throw them behind any crook with money. Black politicians of this type have sold their Black brothers to suffering and shame for self-elevation with the crook.”
“I never heard that before, that Adam was a crook!” Well let’s prove it. We’ve been dealing with crooks ever since Adam got here. Look at what the Bible teaches of Adam. God talked to that man directly: “Adam, eat from these, the fruit of all of these trees, but this one in the middle of The Garden, The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil, don’t bother with that one.” Now look, trees don’t have knowledge. They can teach you a lot if you study them; but they don’t have the Knowledge of Good and Evil, they just teach you from the nature that God gave to the tree. But Adam heard God clearly, and something came up in Adam. “Oh, it was a serpent; he didn’t bother with Adam, he went to Eve.” Poor sisters, how they drop that final sword of death on you, that you are the one tricking these men. But, they do call their women a “cute trick”… but Adam was a crook, because he rebelled against God. So the Bible teaches, “As by one man sin entered into the world.” There is the crook: Sin came in with Adam. What is sin? Paul said, “Transgression of the law.” He disobeyed God. What did God do? Put him out of The Garden, and he’s been raising hell ever since. He brought in the first dysfunctional family, Cain and Abel, and we’ve been messed up ever since. The Bible teaches, “As by one man sin entered into the world and sin passed to all men, so death passed to all men. But as by one man sin came, so by one man shall all be made alive.” Who is that One Man? That’s The Christ! That’s Jesus The Messiah! So who the heck are you voting for? That’s not “Trump Jesus,” not “Hillary Jesus”—that’s Satan over there! The devil is a liar… Do they lie? And White people are suffering today; there is a lot of chaos among them.
“In The Nation of Islam, the sisters had sewing classes and my wife would sometimes stay up days with the machine making garments. And when they stepped out: They were a fashion model—not by the freaks of Paris and Rome, and New York. But, you are creative women. Create things that you would love to see yourself in that covers you, but displays you as a highly-civilized woman!” —The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Since the inception of the Nation of Islam in the West, the class of women who are called Muslim Girls’ Training and General Civilization Class (M.G.T. and G.C.C.), have always been known for their way of covering. The garment, designed by Master Fard Muhammad and implemented by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for the women in Islam, is not only a fashion statement unmatched by any other woman in or outside religion, but is a direct declaration of war against the negative ideals of Western and European styles of so-called fashion.
From the quality of fabric, stitching, cut, and the obvious modest covering, the women in the Nation of Islam have established their throne of fashion that even women in Christianity marvel at. The magnificent creativity that comes from within the mind of the M.G.T. and G.C.C. can only be described as heavenly, awe-inspiring, regal and of God, Himself.
On October 15, 2016, the ultimate declaration of war will be made.
The call of the 10, 000 Fearless Women Backing the 10,000 Fearless Men in Islam has been given and on that night approximately 10 Islamic fashion designers will open the gates of righteous coverings for the entire world to witness. This evening, the world will behold the truth of cutting-edge fashion, trends that are timeless in essence, and women who are in love with covering themselves beautifully.
The Islamic fashion weekend will cause other so-called fashion weeks to pale in comparison. If one was ever asked to imagine the face and presence of God in the feminine, it would be perfectly captured in this dispensation of time, in the finest of wardrobes.
Organized by Sister Carmin Muhammad, owner of Al-Nisa Designs in Chicago, Illinois and featuring various Islamic designers from all over the country, the city of Atlanta, will be transformed into a Holy City, a Mecca of righteous threads.
During an exclusive interview in Hurt2Healing Magazine, published by Ebony Safiyyah Muhammad, the question was posed to Sister Carmin of what thoughts crossed her mind that inspired her to organize the first Islamic Fashion Weekend. She responded, “This is something that has to happen. I’ve got to do something where I bring together Muslim women designers and have our own fashion week. We premier to the world who WE are through the clothing line.”
This Islamic fashion weekend and show will be a statement of divine unity among women in Islam. Woven within the display of modest fashion will be musical performances by hip hop artist and songstress, Akilah Nehanda Muhammad of Houston, Texas. There will be special segments dedicated to Mother Tynnetta Muhammad and Prince. It was confirmed that the First Lady of the Nation Of Islam, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, will showcase her fashion line, Newell Apparel.
This will be a weekend that is sure to go down in history, that will set a new standard in the fashion industry on a universal level. The tide of a New Civilization and a New Woman is upon us!
This fashion extravaganza will take place, Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. N.E. in the International Ballroom North in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tickets are available for purchase, but there is limited space. Visit IslamicFashionWeekend.net, for more information and to purchase tickets.
To read the exclusive in depth interview about Carmin Muhammad, her insight on Islamic fashion, modesty and her history as a designer click here: The Exclusive With Carmin Muhammad
By Jesse Muhammad
Building upon momentum from being the host city to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the 14th Anniversary of the Million Man March, hundreds of men convened in Memphis, Tennessee for a day-long forum aimed at carrying on the resonating theme of accepting responsibility to build our communities.
Instead of just rehearsing the problems, the January 9 Mid-South Menâ€™s Forum brought together a wide spectrum of leaders to create tangible and executable solutions to the spiritual dross, economic disparities, educational deficiencies, and crime that is plaguing the Memphis and Greater Mid-South Black communities.
The closing keynote address was delivered by Student Minister Nuri Muhammad of Indianapolis, Ind. He spoke passionately about true manhood, the guidance of Godâ€™s Word and insight into the oft-repeated Lordâ€™s Prayer.
â€œMan should be working towards getting his daily bread by becoming an entrepreneur,â€ said Brother Nuri, whose message was received with multiple applauses. â€œWe should look at the Word as a script of life.â€
The importance of ownership was the common theme from all the speakers who made up the panel at the Ben Hooks Job Corps center. Demico Boothe shared his story of transitioning from serving 13 years in prison to now being an agent of change to halt young men from going down that road.
â€œWe are missing the Black love and this is what our children needâ€, said Mr. Boothe, who is the author of Why Are So Many Black Men in Prison?, a comprehensive account of how the prison industry has swallowed up his fellow brothers.
â€œWe have talked about the problems to death but we need solution-oriented and results oriented forums like this. We need to act before itâ€™s too late,â€ said Mr. Boothe.
In November, the unemployment rate in the state of Tennessee rose to 10 percent but saw the rate soar to 28 percent amongst its Black male population. Nationally, unemployment rate was just below 9 percent.
The top follow up plans for the forum includes the creation of a Loan Pool/Angel Investment Fund for Black and Hispanic business owners through a cooperative savings club; community canvassing to increase the presence of strong Black men in the most challenged neighborhoods; and the adoption of two under performing schools in the Memphis City School system to provide mentoring and support.
â€œThere is no greater enforcement than us enforcing ourselves,â€ said Grandmaster Anthony Muhammad of Chicago, who provided a self-defense demonstration. â€œThis is our community and no one violates this, less we violate them.â€
â€œA forum like this is important because so many of our people are lost. The more knowledge we have, the better we can do. Education is the beginning solution we have to our biggest problems culturally,â€ said Drumma Boy, a Memphis based music artist and producer.
â€œThe spirit of the menâ€™s forum was wonderful. Our goal is to continue motivating Black men to accept responsibility to build our own community. We plan to do what we say and say what we do,â€ said Tedarrell Muhammad, who heads the Nation of Islam Southaven Study Group and helped to co-organize the menâ€™s forum
â€œThis was a historic moment for Black Men in the city of Memphis and the Mid-South,â€ said Kareem Ali, co-organizer of the forum. â€œThis is a sign of Black men maturing and growing into a new mind and taking action steps to take responsibility to build our communities.â€
Other panelists included Bernal Smith, II (100 Black Men of Memphis, Inc), Reginald French (nominee for Shelby County Sheriff), Jeffery Higgs (CEO of Lemoyne Community Development), Thomas Burrell (Black Farmers Association), John Hall (Juvenile Intervention Shape Program), Ralph White (Bloomfield Baptist Church), Martavious Jones (Memphis School Board member), Dr. AJ Stovall (Rust College professor), Dr. Leon Caldwell (Rhodes College professor), and Van Tuner (Shelby County Democratic Party chair). A closing performance was delivered by budding rap star Young Phenomenon.
Read more about this forum in an upcoming edition of The Final Call Newspaper
(*Photos courtesy of Ziggy Mack and James Muhammad. Veronica Brown contributed to this article)
With the hashtag #mmm, Twitter started buzzing with anticipation as staff members from The Final Call Newspaper launched live tweets from the beginning of the webcast all the way until Min. Farrakhan closed out.
Tweets started streaming from @TheFinalCall, @BrotherJesse, @NisaIslam, @JasirX, @beansouptimes and more! Soon quotes from Min. Farrakhan started being retweeted along with dialogues surrounding some of his comments. Thank you to everyone who put the word out via Twitter!
Here is a few Twitter recaps:
@jasirix “You have no idea of the wickedness of government when you become a problem” Minister Farrakhan #mmm
@whatstodaysmath TheFinalCall: RT @BrotherJesse “The media from all over the world came because they expected Black men to act a fool”–Farrakhan #mmm
@alwaysmsB The world fears the RISE of Islam-Farrakhan #mmm #truth
@jazzzyone He’s making 2 much sense… RT @girly1121 RT @BrotherJesse “He (Obama) is the American President, not the Black President”–Farrakhan #mmm
@jawbonin_com Evil folks r going to mix Min. Farrakhan’s words like a dj on the 1s & 2s #mmm If ur smart you’ll listen 4 yourself http://noi.org/webcast
@DryerBuzz @TheFinalCall Farrakhan says the Million Man March was a gathering unlike anything ever in the US or the world. #mmm
@RootsofSoul RT @nisaislam: FBI has no hard evidence connecting Osama bin Laden to 9/11-Min. Farrakhan #mmm
@_Truizm RT @BrotherJesse: “Your (America’s) army can’t stop God”–Farrakhan #mmm
@drgoddess True! RT @BrotherJesse: No offense to anyone, but Farrakhan can break down things like nobody else #mmm
@wombleswyrd soooo anxious to get home & listen to Farrakhan #MMM
@7Akil WORD!!! RT @BrotherJesse: The awesome message by Minister Farrakhan has come to a close. Wow! #mmm
@dariustwilliams @BrotherJesse He’s preaching! You’ve gotta give it tot he brother
@planetMATH I’m not a big fan of Farrakhan but he’s dropping science about nine eleven right now http://bit.ly/3RvYaD (via @BrotherJesse)
A special thank you to Final Call Staff Writer Nisa Islam for this exclusive photo of the Chicago based group The Buckets Boys, who performed in the pre-program in Memphis. The group works with NOI Top Fisherman Warren 2X.
Originally published 10.17.09
The latest edition of The Final Call Newspaper is dedicated to the 14th anniversary of the historic Million Man March. The lead story is written by Assistant Editor Ashahed Muhammad. He writes in part:
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, scheduled to deliver the keynote address marking this year’s Day of Atonement commemoration, told The Final Call the focus will be on pooling resources, to do what needs to be done to produce that which is needed for the Black community to survive these tough economic times.
â€œWe hope to gather many, many people from Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, and the Deep South to come up to Memphis. We need land. Since America is being bought up by forces outside, we need to pool our dollars to buy huge tracks of land that we can begin to build an economy for ourselves. We need to think about how to fulfill the prophecy (Isaiah 61:4) where it says, â€˜And they will rebuild the wasted cities.’ We need to be prepared to build our communities,â€ said Min. Farrakhan.
â€œIf there are ten million or more people out of jobs or six million or five million, President Obama is trying to create jobs, but for whom? Will we be able to fit into the green economy?â€ the Minister asked.
â€œSo if we don’t get busy producing jobs for ourselves, we will be lost as a people. My focus on the Day of Atonement has to be on building the ministries and why the building of these ministries is the proper answer to the problems that we face now and will face in the immediate future.â€
Read the full article at: Accepting Responsibility to Build Our Community
For more information regarding the Holy Day of Atonement weekend in Memphis and the weekend of events, visit http://www.holydayofatonement2009.com/
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Originally published 10.16.09
by Jesse Muhammad
The day was October 15, 1995. I was a junior at Forest Brook Senior High School.
It wasn’t a stick up or a robbery.
But these men had a focused look in their eyes and all of them had the same destination on their ticket stub with one aim in mind: The Million Man March. On top of that they paid their own way!? Now seeing these hundreds of Black men made me even more sad that I could not go. But my mother could not afford to send me so my big brother said to me “Next time little brother”. My 79-year-old grandmother had marched with Dr. King in the March on Washington and I remember her telling my brother “Now, it’s your turn.”
I really wanted to go and my eyes had gotten watery at that point. But we waved my brother goodbye and my mother let me sit for a few minutes and watch all of those men and their sons line up and load plane after plane after plane. That image stuck with me.
I had already determined that I was going to be off from school the next day because a man that I was just being introduced to through videos and audio tapes called for a Holy Day of Atonement. A Day of Absence. No School. No Work. No Play.
That man was/is the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
I wanted all male teachers and students at my school to join with me but the school would not excuse us but I took the day off anyway. So, on October 16, 1995, I was the only male that I know of on the campus of Forest Brook Senior High School that stayed at home to observe the Holy Day of Atonement.
I put my VCR on record for the local station that was covering the march from start to finish. My mother and I then went over to the SHAPE Community Center to watch it on big screen as well as enjoy the local pre-program. As I watched those nearly two million men on television, boy I was excited and motivated.
I couldn’t grasp back then why so many people opposed the March and the Minister, when I saw it as something that was greatly needed. The prior year in 1994 in Houston, I witnessed from the 59 North freeway over 35,000 men packing a church in Fifth Ward for a Men’s Only Meeting to hear what Minister Farrakhan had to say. When I saw men sitting on the side of the freeway just to hear through an outside sound system, I asked myself “What kind of man is Farrakhan?”…..through reading the scriptures I have come to know who he is.
At the end of the Million Man March, the Minister asked all of those men to make a pledge and I stood to make that pledge along with them via television. I then went home that night and re-watch the event on my recorded tape which I still have now in my home.
Regardless of what anyone says, the Million Man March impacted people all over the Planet Earth and the statistics have shown that it was a success. What do you think?
Out of that 1995 experience I then watched the Million Youth Movement and the Million Women March come to birth on TV. I had the honor of attending the Million Family March in 2000 with a caravan from my college Prairie View A&M University. I attended the launching of the Millions More Movement in 2005.
The word ‘Million’ is used so much now to the point that even when people know they will only get 100 people they call it a “Million…..” gathering. It has been branded in people’s minds and also the word “Movement”.
Minister Farrakhan did that.
And now, 14 years later we have come to a critical point wherein Minister Farrakhan is set to deliver a critical message on October 18, 2009 in commemoration of the 14th Anniversary of the Million Man March in Memphis, Tennessee.
This is my Million Man March Experience…this is why I am.
Video Clip: The Million Man March Pledge!