While going door-to-door in Southeast Houston with my Fruit of Islam brothers, we had the honor of meeting this beautiful Black woman sitting outside her apartment door; a mother and grandmother. I immediately sat down next to her to ask her how she was doing and she replied sadly, “I am not doing too good at all.” She started sharing many of the problems she’s facing and how she had no desire to even live anymore. Lovingly, we shared with her how Allah (God) says in the Holy Qur’an that He is closer to us than our own jugular vein and that He has not abandoned her.
We discussed how as long as God blesses us with breath in our lungs, He’s letting us know we have something of great purpose to do for His Glory. I let her know how the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan teaches us that Struggle is Ordained and that just like diamonds, gold and pearls had to go through intense heating, cooling, heating, cooling–we too shine brighter when we meet and overcome the struggles instead of succumbing to them…there was much more said that I won’t share but we were blessed to see her entire disposition change and a glow radiated from her beautiful dark face. I was so focused on her that I had no idea our brother Linton Muhammad captured the Before and After. All Praise is Due to Allah!!!!
Look at her beautiful SMILE!!!! She now felt it’s NOT over for her!!! And she promised me that I can come back to eat next to her at Saturday’s “Make Our Community A Decent Place To Live” Day! It’s moments like this that keep us motivated to take what we’ve been blessed to receive to our people in the streets who need life, light, power and hope. We’re humbled to be striving servants. 🙏🏾 #inspiration #love #community #NationOfIslam