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On Saturday, January 20th, Muhammad Mosque No. 32 in Phoenix, Arizona hosted the world premiere screening of “Answered: The Coming Of God” by Brother Ilia Rashad Muhammad and Nation Brothers Films. It was shown in three sold out theatres. Here’s a sneak preview of the white carpet event posted on Brother Ilia Rashad Muhammad’s YouTube channel and also the live stream from The People’s Podcast hosted by Brother Joshua Muhammad of Atlanta, Georgia.
Office of The Student National Assistant Minister
Brother Ishmael R. Muhammad
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
November 20, 2023
We pray this letter finds you in the best of health and spirit.
It is with a heavy heart that we formally announce that the second oldest son of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Mother Khadijah Farrakhan—Brother Joshua Farrakhan—returned to Allah on Saturday, November 18, 2023. May Allah be pleased.
We pray to Allah to lift the burden of sorrow from the hearts of the family and all of us who mourn his loss and give us peace.
“And no soul can die but with Allah’s permission—the term is fixed. And whoever desires the reward of this world, We give him of it, and whoever desires the reward of the Hereafter, We give him of it. And We shall reward the grateful.” Holy Qur’an 3:145
The Janazah Service will be at Mosque Maryam this Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The burial will be immediately following.
Thank you and may Allah continue to bless us all.
Your brother and servant,
Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad
Student National Assistant to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
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October 21, 2023
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam Sue the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) for the Misuse of the Word “Anti-Semite”
Chicago—On October 16, 2023, which was the 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam (NOI) sued the ADL, its CEO, Johnathan Greenblatt, SWC, and Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the SWC in the Federal Court of the Southern District of New York for 1st Amendment violations and for defamation.
For over 40 years, the Defendants have falsely labeled Minister Farrakhan and the NOI as “anti-Semites,” and as “anti-Semitic” because of a difference in theological viewpoints, and for his pointing out misbehavior of some members of the Jewish community, among other things. This false labeling has hindered Minister Farrakhan in his Mission, which is to deliver the Truth taught by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad that will correct the condition of spiritual, mental and moral death of the Black man and woman of America that came as a result of the 310 years of chattel slavery and over 150 years of oppression and suppression thereafter.
Minister Farrakhan and the NOI, in bringing this action, are keenly aware that good, law-abiding citizens are likewise victims of this mischaracterization including, the late Nelson Mandela, President Jimmy Carter, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and many more.
The Defendants have, at times, indiscriminately and arbitrarily mislabeled countless politicians, entertainers, athletes, authors, educators, public speakers, academicians, comedians, and others, as being “anti-Semites” and as “anti-Semitic,” simply because, in many instances, the speaker did not agree with the Defendants’ point of view and, in some instances, simply because the person made a favorable comment about Minister Farrakhan and/or the Nation of Islam.
The importance of this case extends far beyond the named Plaintiffs, but it encompasses every citizen of America who values the freedom of speech, the freedom to exercise his or her religion, and the freedom to associate with persons of like interests.
These unjust actions by the Defendants, over the years, have caused many to fear their censure and rebuke, which, thereby, significantly erodes, and has a chilling effect, on the protections woven into the fabric of the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and must not be accepted.
If it is the will of Allah (God), Minister Farrakhan will personally address the filing of the lawsuit at a press conference in the near future.
The Complaint and Exhibits may be accessed at NOI.org/NOIvADL
Email inquiries may be sent to: NOILawsuit@noi.org
Voicemail inquiries may be left at: 602-922-3536
On Sunday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m. CDT, Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, National Assistant to The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, will deliver a special keynote message from Mosque Maryam in Chicago for the 28th Anniversary of the Historic Million Man March/Holy Day Atonement. The title of his message is, “Atonement and The Great War”.
We invite you to be in attendance at The Nation of Islam mosque or study group in your area to watch the live webcast or log onto NOI.org.
Lastly, in observance of the commemoration of the Historic Million Man March/Holy Day of Atonement which is Monday, October 16, there is no work, no school and no play that day. It is a day of Reflection, Reconciliation and Prayer.
Teaching and preserving Black History is under threat. The history that Black people made during the Great Migration is on the verge of becoming extinct. Gentrification is threatening many spaces that are important to our underserved communities around the United States. It is time for us to own and monetize our history. We must tell our own stories. Join the Black Preservation movement.
Sajdah Wendy Muhammad, is the Proprietor of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad House Museum, Founding Member of the Coalition of Black House Museums and an Urban Historic Preservation Consultant. She is currently working to complete the renovation and restoration of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad House located at 4847 S. Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. This Sacred Space is the single most important piece of property in modern day Black History.
Please see the attached Press Release to learn more about the project. Invite Sajdah to your platform for a rich discussion on why we all should engage in this sacred work and help to raise awareness and the final funds to complete this historic project.
“History is best qualified to reward the researcher. It is important for Black people to know our history, because in not knowing our history, we don’t have a guide. And without a guide, we will continue to be lost,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
By Traci C. Muhammad
There has always been a need to communicate rapidly and accurately. Communication at its core has taken place in two primary formats consistently: conversation (vocalized-sound wave)and written (letters, numbers and symbols). The question is what happens when communication is disrupted at its most critical moment, before it is expressed? Before what is to be communicated is still in its thought stage? The logical question then becomes, what can successfully disrupt thought creation at its inception?
We learn from our Lessons, that they “…started making trouble among the righteous people telling lies. They accused the righteous people causing them to fight and kill once another.” How did it start? With the purposeful corruption of communication, through the skillful use of language, designed to inflict harm and create disharmony. The Holy Qur’an (113:4) warns us to seek refuge in Allah (God), “from the evil of those who cast (evil suggestions) in firm resolutions.”
The dictionary defines a suggestion as ‘the action or process of calling up an idea or thought in someone’s mind by associating it with other things.’ Things or ideas the hearer is familiar with. So, a suggestion, in firm resolution, means that it is an idea or thought called up in the mind of the hearer, that has the effect of convincing the person that what they have heard is a fact. Let us look closely enough at this so that we can see the unseen. The unseen reality here is that, though the suggestion is cast in firm resolution, if there was no basis (foundation) for this verbal parasite to attach to it would die, immediately. What does it attach to then? It attaches to a thought process already held secretly by the person (the hearer) against a person, activity, or thing. Again, the evil suggestion would not find a firm resting place, if no place existed in the person’s thinking already.
Jesus warns Peter (still known as Simon at the time), “…the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.” (Luke 22:31) Perhaps, one interpretation of this profound statement could be that Satan desires to sift and shift our thinking to see what secret thoughts, we hold towards Jesus or other Believers, friends, co-workers or family members. Secret thoughts, those things that hide deep within a person. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad refers to them as a “Leviathan” drawing the comparison to things hidden deep within the ocean. Things that only reveal themselves at a certain depth or when strong storms or vibrations in the form of deep ocean earthquakes force them to the surface.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan teaches us that the “mind has an atmosphere.” This mental atmosphere produces its own weather patterns, resulting in sunny days, rainy days, cloudy days, etc. In this rich metaphor, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan uses the word days to represent the mood and thought process of the thinker. For example, has someone ever said something to you that changed your whole thought process? This thought process changes you and causes you to go from a happy pleasurable mood to a sour and downcast one. What happened? In this example, either the person’s words struck a chord of familiarity in your thinking because the thought was already present as a secret thought, or they dropped a “seed” on you.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan gives us the depth of the commonly used statements, “that blew my mind” and “my mind was blown.” He teaches that, “Sometimes you can hear something, and it can blow your mind. Meaning, you are getting an electric current of knowledge that you don’t have a foundation to handle so it blows the circuits (of the mind). Then belief gradually turns to disbelief and hypocrisy.” The ‘thought seed’ that was dropped was in fact a negatively charged idea (evil suggestion) that alternated the electrical current of one’s thought pattern. This altered electrical current produces the effect of heaviness of mind and if unchecked could manifest in physical consequences—even death.
Negative thoughts take away one’s beauty appearance by misdirecting the energy of life into thoughts of death and destruction. Beauty can only be maintained in a positively charged atmosphere. This is the science behind dimly lighted night clubs—negative, deceptive energy lurks in the shadows. When full light is not available, trickery—deception, is easy.
When the Saviour came, He gifted us much. One of the things He gifted us was the precise format for a letter. A letter written in such a way as to never be rejected by the intended reader. A Saviours Letter. The Saviours Letter is written in cursive. Cursive as a term “derives from Middle French cursif from Medieval Latin cursivus, which literally means ‘running’. This term, in turn derives from Latin currere (‘to run, hasten’).” Cursive, by definition means, “written with the characters joined.” Cursive therefore is defined as “any style of penmanship in which characters are written, joined in a flowing manner, generally for the purpose of making writing faster, in contrast to block (printed) letters.”
The Saviour, Master Fard Muhammad (To Whom All Praise is Due Forever), thought of everything. Nothing was left to chance or happens stance. He knew we were disconnected from Him, from ourselves and from each other. He crafted a letter that begins to lay the basis for connectivity-true unity. Nothing flowed for the Blackman and woman. All our activity was disrupted-blocked. When we tried to unite, we were cut off, we were slowed, we were stymied. We couldn’t even unite our own mind within self, living and thinking in chaos—no peace.
Each character in the Saviours Letter represents, metaphorically, the unique character of each person who would answer the call of the “One crying out in the wilderness.” We are all different, yet by His Divine Teaching’s put before all of humanity through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and His National Representative (Re-Presentation), the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, we could connect and flow together as one. Master Fard Muhammad understood that in physics, to break an atom’s flow of energy, more energy must be added to the atom—the current of energy must be altered. To force the current back to the desired pattern is to destabilize the intended receiver or carrier of the energy, rendering it useless. The intended carrier must be “wooed.” The intended carrier must want the energy and in wanting this energy, they open themselves up to receiving it. All psychological and emotional impediments are removed, and the flow of life returns.
Knowing this, the Saviour starts with a well-placed series of words in mathematical symbolic sequence designed to begin the recalibration of our minds, using three simultaneous levels of cognitive stimulus: concentration, observation, and submission.
Concentration is the “action or power of focusing one’s attention or mental effort.” Observation is defined as “the action or process of observing something or someone carefully…in order to gain information.” Submission means, “the action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person.” When we linguistically collapse all three definitions into one synchronous idiom, one potential reading will lead us to a directive. From this directive, we learn that we must focus all our attention, to gain information through careful observation and when we do this successfully and consistently, we will witness, the manifestation of a superior force through a man to a man. Culminating in the Honorable Elijah Muhammad stating during the Table Talks that we could ask Him “any question you would ask God.” All Praise is Due To Allah!
According to a Washington Post article, published May 7, 2013, “cursive writing is on the decline”. While a survey by Cision PRWeb indicated that 41% of elementary school teachers no longer teach cursive writing. To lose the skill of cursive writing dramatically affects our ability to concentrate, observe and ultimately, to submit. The power of a well-formed thought, clearly transferred to paper, is a critical step in the process of manifestation–creativity.
Cursive writing brings the full focus of the mind and marries it with the act of writing to align thought with actionable steps that can be taken to bring one’s ideas into reality. This inability to align thoughts is a part of the mental frustration and confusion that directly affects communication. If we cannot think in an organized fashion, we cannot articulate our thoughts in a civilized manner. The inability to effectively communicate without the use of foul language (curse words) is a sure sign of mental frustration.
Mental frustration in this instance is the lack of capacity needed to identify emotional constructs that arise along with a thought. From this space of frustration, agitation develops, which can manifest as excessive cursing or the failure to fully communicate pertinent thoughts and feelings all together. Articulation devolves into incomprehensible audible grunts, in the form of curse words spewing forth. Uncontrolled emotional outbursts occur. These uncontrolled emotional outbursts linger long after the verbal confrontation has ended. They live on as regret, embarrassment and shame. To think clearly is to think like Allah (God).
We cannot underestimate the effect of emotional frustration, at the point of thought creation. Consider these words from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan,
“The improper handling of Emotion does not allow us to grow beyond Self. It makes our reasoning subjective and clouds our judgment of individuals, circumstances, and events. It makes us judge individuals, circumstances, and events by how we are affected personally, thus we never see the bigger picture. Improper handling of Emotion makes us judge selfishly.”
Insha’Allah, in our next article, we will go deeper into this topic.
May Allah Bless us all with the Divine Light of Understanding and the continued presence of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Traci C. Muhammad
[Final Call Newspaper Editor’s note: The following article contains edited excerpts of the divine message of life and love the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered as part of the Janazah Service for his beloved Brother, Mentor and Friend, Brother Minister Jabril Muhammad, on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Illinois. To view this powerful and inciteful prayer service in its entirety so that you can experience just how important this man from Allah (God) is to a grateful Nation of Islam, please visit media.noi.org.]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful. All praise is due to Allah, The Lord of all the worlds, The Creator, The Giver of life, and The Ultimate Cause of death. We thank Allah for His merciful intervention in our affairs in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom praise is due forever;
The Great Mahdi, or Guide, Who was to come, and has come, and made His appearance among an unloved, unwanted people inside America, and chose a people like us who had no knowledge of self nor their origin in the world.
Master Fard Muhammad chose us to be His people, and He declared Himself to be our God. He came… He came to set us free indeed. He came to make us into Himself: A Nation of Gods, bowing down to none or no one but Allah, The Creator of the heavens and the earth—who have no equal, no associates! And if you are associated with Him, it is because He commanded it. Oh brothers and sisters, I thank Allah so much for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad!
‘My particular Angel, Jabril’
My dear brother, Jabril… Those who spoke today reading a brief summary of his great life and work: you could never summarize his life in a little pamphlet like this (obituary). You will love him more as you know him more! You will love him more as you learn more about who Jabril Muhammad is. Not only who Jabril Muhammad is with the Nation of Islam, but who he is with Allah, and who directed him in the marvelous way that his life was fashioned.
In the Janazah Service of Muslims, we don’t do eulogies, and we don’t sing sad songs or do a lot of sad music. We don’t do preaching. But not today! I want to talk about this unusual human being. Both of us born in The Bronx, New York, in the same hospital. Think about that! Morrisania Hospital in The Bronx, New York.
Both my brother and myself, we had a deep love for God, and love for our people, and a great desire to see our people free, justified and equal before the entire world. Both of our young years, we were in New York; however, my mother took us to Bermuda, and then to Boston, Massachusetts, where I went to school, while my brother, Jabril, was in New York going to school.
And then one day, Brother Jabril met Brother Malcolm. (It’s not a coincidence that one day I met the same man, Malcolm X.) Both of us were so positively affected by our meeting with Brother Malcolm. When I first heard him, I had already heard the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I took out my Form, and wrote a Letter to get rid of a slave name.
But, like in all things, the enemy is always trying to make it more difficult than it should be: I never got an answer to my Letter. So, I went to New York where I began a little work in show business, and there I went to the Temple, like my brother Jabril.
The Temple was a beautiful place for him, and me, and many (some of whom are right here in this room) that were nurtured into a totally new way of thinking, new way of acting, new way of life, with a new Teaching from a new Teacher, the Most Honorable and Honored Elijah Muhammad.
I want to talk about why I gave my brother the very beautiful name “Jabril.” He didn’t want Ji-bril. He said, “I will accept it, but you’ve gotta give it an ‘a’ (Ja-bril).” Now, you’ve gotta ask him: “How did you know the day, the month, the year, that Elijah Muhammad would leave from among us on the heels of a death plot?” Only he knows. And when something like that happens, and a man comes up right, who would you give the credit to?
See, sometimes we have knowledge implanted in us, given to us, shared with us by Allah through angelic forces. I called him “Jabril” because to me he was an Angel. And he was my particular Angel that God sent after me to bring me back to myself and to God!
In life, you meet many people who you call your “friends.” When I met Brother Jabril, he put capital letters on the word FRIEND. He put capital words on the name BROTHER. He had an Assignment.
“O soul that art at rest, Return to thy Lord, well-pleased, well-pleasing, So enter among My servants, And enter My Garden!”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 89 Verses 27-30
CHICAGO—Mosque Maryam at The National Center of the Nation of Islam was full to capacity as family members, friends, and Believers from around the world gathered to pay tribute to a man who was and is a pillar of Islam as taught by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and exemplified by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Brother Minister Jabril Muhammad, known affectionately and lovingly as “Brother Jabril,” was honored during a janazah (Islamic funeral service) on July 30. The program was streamed live around the world. Minister Jabril Muhammad was a longtime companion, aide and supreme witness to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
His casket was ceremoniously brought into Mosque Maryam accompanied by Nation of Islam Honor Guard dressed in striking blue uniforms. At the front of the sanctuary, they lifted the casket above their shoulders before carefully putting it in place.
As the believers in the audience stood, raised their arms and saluted, the air was filled with the heartfelt chorus of “Allah U Akbar!” (God is the Greatest).
“We are gathered here today for a very special tribute in honor of one of the great helpers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Minister Jabril Muhammad,” said Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, National Assistant to Minister Farrakhan. “We mourn the loss of a father, a grandfather, a husband, an uncle, a brother, a soldier in the cause of Allah (God). We lift his lovely wife, his children, his family in our prayers and thoughts.”
Student Minister Ishmael explained, “Today we will be introduced to this special man, this beautiful human being, Jabril,” and that “we will learn something of his life through the obituary.” But, we will learn his divinity and the special divine role he played in the liberation struggle of Black and oppressed people as well as his priceless, invaluable contribution to the Nation of Islam, he continued.
“And that role that he played will be introduced to us by none other than the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. In my humble opinion and I’m sure it’s shared by many: Brother Jabril was the greatest witness of the Messiah, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Jesus—hands down! He was the greatest witness of his brother, his Minister, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. We thank Allah for Brother Jabril Muhammad.”
The service was a testament to this man’s incredible achievement as the central and key figure of assisting Minister Farrakhan in resurrecting the Nation of Islam after the departure of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1975.
CHICAGO—The Mahdi Theatre Company (MTC) recently held a successful, sold-out encore performance of the stage play, “A Soldier’s Daughter.”
The play, written and produced by MTC founder Margaret Mahdi was held at the famed DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center on May 7. Chicago’s City Lit Theatre hosted the three-day sold-out play from March 10 through March 12, which was the company’s first production after a three-year hiatus.
Those performances were also sold-out, and the encore performance was a case of “back by popular demand.” The play’s storyline dealt with real-life family issues about health, responsibility, family secrets, life decisions, and relying on faith and God.
“A Soldier’s Daughter” was directed by Runako Jahi. Ms. Mahdi thanked the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Executive Shura Council of the Nation of Islam, members of the Nation of Islam and the community for their support. She also thanked the DuSable Museum.