Video clip from Part 36 of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s 58-week Lecture Series “The Time and What Must Be Done.” This message originally aired on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Full video: https://www.noi.org/thetime/
Members of the press, members of Congress, members of the activist community; I greet you all with the greeting words of peace. We say it in the Arabic language: As-Salaam Alaikum.
I want to first thank the members of the press for honoring us with your presence, and all of you who have come to hear what we have to say.
For 40 years I have labored in this vineyard in the absence of my teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. His work among us for 40 years is unparalleled in the work of reform of the Black man and woman, bringing us from the savage state of existence that we were placed in by our former slave masters and their children. He was greatly opposed, but he was successful in making a new people out of us. He proved the efficacy of his wisdom. He proved that the wisdom that he was taught by his Teacher is sufficient to make of the Black man and woman not only here, but in the Caribbean, in Africa and the Isles of the Pacific, a brand new restored people, after 6,000 years of living under the tyranny of White supremacy.
This is not a hate-filled message from some radical mad man, this is a message of divine love. But in that divine love of The Divine Creator there is warning, and there is guidance. God never sends prophets except that there is something awry, something wrong; and the prophet doesn’t come out of hatred from God for the wrong of the people, he comes out of the mercy of God to call an errant people back to a path that would grant them divine favor, and escape the chastisement of God.
America is a great nation, but America needs to reflect on her sins. Who is bold enough, who is strong enough to say to America: “You have been wrong for a long, long time”? And it is time, now, for you to actually see yourself as God sees you, not like the silly woman that looked in the mirror and said, “Mirror, mirror on the wall. Am I not the fairest of them all?” No, you are not!
I am here from my teacher—not out of hate, but out of hope that maybe what I say to this 45th president of the United States of America might have an effect to get him off of the course that he is on.
In September of 1977, I decided to rebuild the work of Elijah Muhammad, and reprove to you who had rejected him, and to a government that persecuted him, that he had the best solution for the ever-growing toxic relationship between Black and White.
So this message is not from Louis Farrakhan, this message is from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad through Louis Farrakhan. And it is a final warning to the government and people of the United States of America. It is a final call to Black people, that you must change the way you think and the way you act—because the time has arrived for you to do better and be better, or suffer the chastisement of God until you submit your will.
It’s written in the Bible—and I say this to our president: It is written that “every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess” that Jesus The Christ is Lord. I represent that Jesus, that Christ, that you have been longing for and looking for.
Mr. Trump is an anomaly: He is someone that doesn’t fit “the norm.” You expected a man to be like the other presidents; you wanted him to be more “presidential.” He is so transparent. You wanted him to put on a suit and act dignified, like the thieves and robbers that dress in suits and tell lies; you wanted him to be like that. He’s telling lies, all right—and you’re angry because he is your reflection. He is an anomaly. You can’t make him what you desire him to be so that you can say, “Oh, that’s my president.” He wasn’t made that way. God has him here.
Do you think that God is not interested in who is president of the United States of America, especially when it’s out of the time of evil—it’s in our time now?
Greetings All. On the previous Youtube post I made of this video (https://youtu.be/eyjopp2tiMw), it was brought to my attention that at the 10:19 mark there’s a cut. That video clip was pulled directly from Fellowship Church’s full Facebook livestream that aired so I don’t know how that cut in his words came about because I absolutely would NEVER cut out any of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. I sincerely apologize for that. So, I am posting this video which has the part that was cut.
Here’s what The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said at the moment: “He took away from you the stain of sin. And he never judged us for our shortcomings. He made me a son. Though I’m hated. Though I’m misunderstood. Though I’m evil spoken of. Nobody wants to sit with me because I have a disease of courage. I have a disease of law and love for my people that I will not shrink in the face of the enemy.”
Video: On Saturday, December 7, 2019, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was among the many who attended and addressed the funeral and celebration of life for Reverend Clay Evans. It was held at the Apostolic Faith Church. in Chicago, IL. #ClayEvans #Farrakhan #Chicago
[Photo Credits: Marcus Robinson]
Video: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks November 18, 2018 at Mosque Maryam in Chicago.
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By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
[Editor’s note: The following article contains edited remarks from words delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan July 27 in St. Louis during an evening tribute to Abdul Akbar Muhammad, his friend, comrade, brother and “Recording Angel.” With decades of service to the Nation of Islam and Min. Farrakhan, Min. Akbar Muhammad serves as international representative of Min. Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. But he is one of the pillars that has helped to uphold Min. Farrakhan’s success and made great contributions to the liberation struggle for Black and oppressed people. We pray Allah (God) that readers will enjoy these heartfelt words and the deep wisdom, love and lessons that they contain.]
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
I thank him for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who is the inspiration for my life. And I’m honored beyond words to be here with you tonight to honor my brother, my friend, my companion.
So much was said tonight. It is a special night to see Sister Miriam and the children of Brother Akbar and the sacrifice that she made, and they made, and then his other children and his wife Nafisah. I enjoyed everyone who spoke. I enjoyed James Mtume. I enjoyed my sister, Denise Thimes, who sang about love, about life and about you.
I wanted to say something tonight about my brother. I don’t know if I will get to say it again. I pray so. But I want you to know what he meant and means to me. I loved, Brother George Khaldun, the beautiful picture you gave of Mao Tse Tung, the Chinese revolutionary leader, and what he said about Chou En-lai, who helped the leader. You made a perfect representation of what Chou En-lai was to Mao Tse Tung and the same is true what Brother Akbar has meant to me.
I’m the type of brother who has been very careless about the things that I do, great things that God inspired me to do; but I was careless with those things because I didn’t pay it what some would say was adequate attention. And I think it’s because of the way I was made by God.
I used to say as a young boy, “When you do something great, the moment it is done, it is dying. So, you can never live on what you did yesterday because if you are not doing anything today, then you’re always living in yesterday.” That means you are dead today. So, I never marveled at the wonderful things that Allah blessed me to do, the songs I created, the music I did. After it was done, it was done. I’m moving on looking for the next thing to do.
But by my side was a man. I woke up maybe two weeks or so ago weeping. But, I was thinking about Brother Akbar and in the middle of the night, it was as though Allah was showing me the extreme value of my brother. And, the way the God brought it to me, he put by my side a “Recording Angel” that I would never write about me because I never thought that I was that important. I lived my life in the shadow of greatness. Never, ever believing that I was, in fact, great. But God put by my side a Recording Angel who saw value in me that I did not see in myself.
So, he recorded what I said. He recorded what I did. He kept the songs that I made and threw away, Brother Akbar had a copy. I thought tonight I had to be here to say to his family, to say to his friends, and to say to my family and my friends, that everybody needs somebody—somebody that loves you literally unconditionally because they see the value in you that you don’t see in yourself. Although I was always teaching and sharing wonderful things with Brother Akbar, as a teacher, but a teacher that did not know who he was.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad kept trying to get me to see myself and he used different pictures and different stories of the scriptures. I heard it but I kept on moving, running away from who I finally caught up with. But Brother Akbar was always there. New York could never have been as great as New York was, except I had a friend in Brother Akbar.
We’re a people that only God could love; and I must be close to God because I have loved us unconditionally all my life. But Brother Akbar was always trying to help me do things to bring about a vision that I had but he knew how to make it happen. And the sad thing about people like Brother Akbar or Chou En-lai or the Disciples of Christ, we only see the principal. But sometimes we’re blind to the pillars that hold the principal up. New York would never have been as great as it became if Brother Akbar was not there. When they would come to him and say ugly things, he would come and tell me. But he never heard me comment about any of those who were Laborers but were envious of me.
He can tell you, even in private moments, he never heard me say a negative word about the people who were my superiors in the Nation literally dogging me. They did not understand the way I loved my teacher. And because I loved him in the way I did, I never counted the things that I did. But Brother Akbar did. And in that journal, one of many, Brother Akbar could read things to me sometimes about 20 years ago, 30 years ago. When I woke up that morning weeping that God had given me an angel, not just a brother. Notice my words. I’m not a man given to hyperbole and B.S. But an angel who wrote carefully what he saw, what he heard and he like members of my family, know that I never came home bringing a negative report to my wife or my children about anybody.
That’s very unusual. But I didn’t realize how unusual I was. People talk Jesus but I live him. I pray for my enemies. Because I know my enemies are ignorant because they don’t know me and some of them are so envious of one another, it blinds them to their own greatness. If they would only come away from the hatred that envy produces because envy is hatred for God Himself. God knows best who to give a gift to. God knows best when he gives a gift that that’s who he wanted to have that gift. So, God laid on my heart the message of the Messenger and the Messenger said, “Nobody puts the teachings together, Brother, like you do!”
[Editor’s note: The following article contains excerpts from a message delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the 24th Anniversary of the Million Man March and Holy Day of Atonement held at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago on October 13, 2019. This is Part 1 of a two-part article. We encourage readers to order this message in its entirety on MP3, DVD and CD through store. finalcall.com or call 1-866-602-1230, ext. 200.]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
There are no creatures superior to the human being. The human being is the supreme of the creatures of God. In fact, the Bible calls us the Glory of God, but all of us have fallen short of the Glory of God and have not measured up to what God created us to be. Satan has made sure and has done his job, but his time is up.
We thank Allah for all of his prophets and messengers and the scriptures which they brought. We thank him for Moses and the Old Testament, Israelite Prophets. We thank him for Jesus and the Gospel and the Apostles who gave us what is called the New Testament. We thank him for Muhammad Ibn Abdullah, the Great Prophet of Arabia, who brought into the world a final book to finish out the 6,000 year work of Adam and Adam’s progeny.
But we’re entering into a new day now where God and his Christ have come to take over the rule.
The rule of the earth under the wicked has been a horrible nightmare. In the Bible, Jesus made a parable of the wicked husbandmen. The owner of a vineyard let it out to some wicked husbandmen; and he charged them to bring in the fruit thereof. But unfortunately, they were not good.
And then the owner sent his son into the vineyard and they slew him. The wicked will always try to slay one who presents an example of what righteousness is. So, the wicked rulers couldn’t stand the son because a clean glass makes a dirty glass look just like it is.
So, they tried to kill the son and they did. So, Jesus asks a question. He said, “What will the Lord of the vineyard do when he comes?” And they answered saying, “He will utterly slay them.” So, the wicked now are running around trying to put it together. Poor things, because the end has come. …
Brother Ishmael Muhammad, as he was introducing me, said God had come to fulfill His promise that He would come and He would choose a people that were no people at all, a dead nation of a once great living people styled as the dry bones in the valley.
But He would choose them as His People, and He would be their God and He would raise them from a dead level. Some of the wise ones among us say “to a living perpendicular.” I said, “a wise one” says it like that. The foolish don’t know what a living perpendicular is. But it means taking you from living your life on a horizontal level. That means that you’ve never really grown up because babies come in the world and they’re on a horizontal level. And after a while, without any instruction, they look for something strong to pull up on and they start standing up perpendicular to the earth. That’s what is called “a living perpendicular.”
Now, you grow up into physical uprightness. But it’s so sad that we live our lives after the beasts of the field and the serpents and the snakes of the grass. We’ve fallen so low that we are considered by God and the prophets “lost souls.” Some so lost that some of them called them irredeemable. “Nothing can redeem them.” Well, you just haven’t met Jesus the Christ. You have not met Muhammad the Liberator. …
Twenty-four years ago we were in Washington doing an impossible thing. We called for one million men to come to Washington, not to picket, not to beg the government, but to atone to God for our failure as men to shepherd our families, to be the guides of our people, the guides of our family, the good husbands of our wives, good fathers for our children but we knew we had messed up. So, I didn’t want anybody coming to Washington thinking we’re going there to beg the government. Begging the government is folly today. Whatever you think you want from the government ask them can they produce it.
They’re broke, $22 trillion in debt, that’s why our dear president has put $750 billion into the military because America will say to the world that it owes, “Don’t even try to collect. I’ll blow you off the face of the earth.” That’s why he’s still making new weapons of mass destruction. He’s trying to frighten the world. He owes China over a trillion dollars, Japan, England, poor fella. But he’s keeping up a good show. But in a few minutes, the bubble is going to bust; and in a few minutes you will see how poor and raggedy America is.
God is lashing her now. As my great national assistant said, “Our teacher told us that the day was coming when the temperature one day would be between 80 and 90; and within a few hours, it would drop under freezing. Now it’s happening. This past spring 19 million acres of land failed to be planted because of weather. Those that got planted, planted late. So, it’s a late harvest for them now. But they’re expecting two feet of snow in the Midwest. So, what they thought was going to come out of the earth is buried under the snow.
The words of the Master are coming true. In the 24th chapter of Matthew, he talked about things happening: Wars and rumors of wars. Famine, pestilence, earthquakes in diverse places, nation rising against nation, and kingdom against kingdom and then he said, “This is only the beginning of sorrows.”
Have you seen that the storm clouds of war are gathered not only throughout the Middle East but the whole earth is filled with war talk, war preparation? You can talk about turning your spears into pruning hooks. They’re turning their pruning hooks into spears. Food cultivation is taking second place to preparation for war. Where will you be? What will you be doing when war is declared?
Iran figures big in it, so does Israel. But the scripture says, when Jerusalem is surrounded by armies, don’t go in the house, flee to the mountains. This is just the beginning of sorrows.
Then Jesus says, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. Every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” And if Satan casts out Satan, he’s divided against himself so how then can his kingdom stand? …
Did you think that you were holy because you’re in church? Don’t deceive yourself any longer. The church is full of devils. The mosque is full of devils. The synagogue is full of devils. Stop it. Don’t argue with me because I have the truth. And, I’m going to hurl it at falsehood until it knocks out the brains of falsehood. So, if you want to hold on to the false idea that you are somehow holy, I’m going to finish that quickly. No. Nothing holy in here. Aren’t you in here, Farrakhan? Yes, I’m in here. Aren’t you holy? No, but who supports me, who backs me, who covers me is holy, so I stand in His holiness to reach out to my fellow sinners.
Remember when Moses met God? God told him, “Take off your shoes. The ground where you stand is holy.” He didn’t say, “Moses, you’re holy.” The ground where you stand is holy because I’m standing here with you, Moses. So, what we have to do is get a closer walk with God. The more you get closer to God and walk with him, His holiness rubs off on you and me and His presence in our lives purifies us from the stench of Satan’s urine. Satan is like a snake and a skunk that has urinated on the human family. Wait, wait, wait, wait, Farrakhan. I’ve got a brand new suit on. I don’t care what you have on. See, the stink is not in the suit. It’s coming from what the suit is covering. You can’t cover up sin with suits.
You can’t cover up sin with white garments. You can’t cover up the funk and the filth of Satan’s world. He’s a skunk of the planet earth. So that’s why Jesus said, wash and be clean. Wait a minute. I’ve tried. You haven’t tried hard enough. We play with God and we play the Jesus game. Jesus is on first. I’m going to bring him home. But Satan is busy and Satan’s helpers are catching. You can’t bring him (Jesus) home. He knocks on the door of your mind and your heart and he’s asking us, “Let me in.” I didn’t say, “sing him in.” I didn’t say, “dance him in.” Time is up for foolish worship, which is disgraceful to God. It’s holiness that He wants. It’s righteousness that He wants. He knocks, will you let Him in?
Paul said, “Let this mind be in you.” What kind of mind, Paul? “The same that is in Christ Jesus.” What kind of mind is that, Paul? That’s the mind of God. What kind of mind do I have now? Look at the deeds of your hands, and the thoughts that we think, and tell me, whose mind do you have? The time for playing games with God is all over. He’s very disturbed. God is angry. As it is written in Revelations 8:18, “The nations are angry and thy wrath is come.” What kind of wrath is that? You talk about when you get angry, “don’t mess with me. You don’t want to put that over on me because I’m ready. I’m a bad Negro.”
Janazah Service for Brother Hannibal Muhammad with words from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan – Phoenix, AZ. October 5, 2019
Full video on The Nation of Islam YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/LKlg5Mdn4KU
There are many kinds of people in the world. We experience them as we go about our lives during the typical day to day. However, when we come across a special human being, we immediately know it.
There are unique individuals walking the earth who offer great insight, a mountain of inspiration, and loads of divine wisdom. When you’re done speaking to them, you walk away feeling spirited — like a better version of yourself who can conquer the world.
Brother Jesse Muhammad is one of those unique individuals.
A native born southerner, Brother Jesse brings his warm spirit to every encounter he has. He’s constantly feeding your mind and soul, and has a way about him that appeals to young people trying to make it in the world.
As an accomplished writer, artist, and social media warrior, Brother Jesse shamelessly declares his purpose and his mission. He’s unafraid to tell you that he follows the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and is ready to defend him with not only his words, but also, his life.
Meet a special individual in the world.
Meet Brother Jesse Muhammad.
The Making of a Warrior
Brother Jesse Muhammad was born and raised in a Christian household in a rough neighborhood of Houston, Texas. He and his family survived dark circumstances that were not unique to many Black families, including the crack epidemic, poverty, domestic violence and more. However, his childhood would serve as a womb to give birth to his great love and service for Black people.
“I knew nothing of the greater universal connectivity or divine destiny of Black people,” Brother Jesse shared. “All I knew was we were trying to survive and so were many where we lived.”
During elementary school, Brother Jesse moved in with his grandmother — away from the neighborhood he was used to. This monumental move would prove to be a great turning point in his journey.
“I got introduced to the world outside of our ‘hood,” Brother Jesse said. “[My grandmother] would take me to local conferences, community meetings and political rallies. It was at those times I would learn about the enormous barriers Black people faced, not only in Houston, but around the country and still do. I would watch my grandmother speak strong about issues, especially when it came to women.”
As he got older, Brother Jesse’s world opened to accommodate a new idea. During middle school, his older brother, Deric Muhammad, introduced him to Islam.
“[He] was introduced to The Teachings of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the early 1990’s while he was enlisted in the United States Marine Corp,” Brother Jesse said. “When I was in the 8th grade at Fondren Middle School, he would write me letters and would mention that he had started changing his lifestyle—not eating pork, staying away from certain vices and reading a lot of books.”
Brother Jesse knew that whatever his brother had been exposed to was serious business — his brother never used to pick up a book. Something had caused him to change.
When Brother Deric returned to Houston in 1993, he allowed Brother Jesse to hear the Teachings for himself.
“One day while taking me to the gym to workout in preparation for me trying out for the freshman basketball team, he played an audio cassette tape of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan lecture titled ‘I Accept The Challenge’,” he said. “I was first captivated by the sound of his last name. I said to myself, ‘Farrakhan? What kind of name is that?’ And then I was amazed at how strong he talked against his enemies; White people in particular. I had never heard no Black person talk like that and asked my brother, ‘This man is still living talking like that?’”
That tape eventually became Brother Jesse’s “pre-game meal”. He wore it out — playing it on his Walkman while he practiced.
“So, when I stepped on the basketball court, I was in a Farrakhan state of mind,” he said. “It’s still my favorite message of all-time and I actually know it verbatim. I listened to it so much I wore out the cassette ribbon and had to tape it together.”
From then on, Brother Deric gave his brother more audio tapes, a copy of “Message to the Blackman in America” by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and a small black book titled, “Malcolm X on Afro-American History”.
“The more I studied on my own, the more I hungered to be a member of the Nation of Islam,” Brother Jesse said. “I always shared aspects of The Teachings with my classmates and teammates and everyone was calling me the ‘school preacher’.”
But one, seemingly casual moment would move him along on the path toward Islam. It happened when Brother Jesse, his mother and his younger brother went to drop Brother Deric off at Muhammad Mosque #45 for the Sunday meeting.
“The mosque was located then on Cullen Blvd in 3rd Ward and in those days all of the Fruit of Islam [F.O.I] brothers had to be inspected before entering the mosque,” he said. “So, in that quick moment, I got to behold strong, radiant, unified Black men embracing one another in love and standing together unlike I had ever seen in my life. Where and the way we grew up, we didn’t see images of Black men like that. I said to myself, ‘I want to look like those men’.”
Immediately, Brother Jesse wanted to join, but his mother told him he had to wait till he graduated from high school. During his waiting period, he took that time to devour more of the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, becoming more and more knowledgeable.
Then, the moment came.
Two days after his high school graduation, he happily joined the ranks of the Nation of Islam as a new, beaming F.O.I. His mother eventually joined as well.
“It was and is the greatest decision of my life to become a registered member and student in the ranks of The Nation of Islam under the Divine Leadership of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan,” Brother Jesse said.
Unbeknownst to him as a young boy, Brother Jesse said the experiences he and his family were going through made them even more inclined to serve Black people through the Nation of Islam.
“Our struggles shaped our heart in a way that we would, and still be, eager to help the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan continue that Mission and not judge the condition of our people because we too know we came from the worst of conditions as well,” he said. “Allah protected us in our darkest moments. Prayers from whence we knew not saved us and we’re still in the process of being saved even though we have accepted Truth. It’s still a process.”
In an appearance on The Breakfast Club Show, comedian Corey Holcomb shared his thoughts on The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan being unjustly banned from social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
“I wanted to produce this album as a gift of profound love for my people and humanity; and also, to cause people to meditate and reflect on a man who sacrificed his music for a Word that would ultimately free humanity from the grip of mental bondage.”–The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Have you heard his 7-CD music project titled, “Let’s Change The World”? Go to https://www.letschangetheworldmusic.com/ to receive this gift of music.
[Video: Minister Farrakhan performs The Beethoven Violin Concerto at the Cerritos Center outside of Los Angeles, CA in February of 2002, after only 7 months of preparation.]