Originally published 2.16.09
Written by Jesse Muhammad
Adorned in the uniform of the Fruit of Islam….powerful in his delivery of the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad as taught by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan….words resonating with the audience.
The one I write of is Nation of Islam Student Minister Nuri Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque No. 74 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was invited to Texas to speak in San Antonio and Austin as the keynote for two critical community events. The one focus of the two gatherings was to spread the theme of the upcoming Saviours’ Day convention which is “Accepting Responsibility to Build Our Own Communities”.
On January 29 he spoke at the Carver Library in San Antonio at the event coordinated by Brother Rickey X and the Power of One group. The next day he would address an excited audience at the YMCA in Austin, which was coordinated by student study group facilitator Brother Robert Muhammad and the Austin Study Group members.
At both events, Brother Nuri would electrify the audiences. “Usually when you hear the word responsibility, people start running. But from the looks of this turnout, you all are not afraid of the word”, he said in Austin as people smiled. “Many of us don’t want the responsibility. Many of us want the teachings but we don’t want the training and the discipline that goes along with that teachings.”
Bro. Nuri joined the NOI in 1992 at seventeen years old. After working hard in Chicago, Bro. Nuri officially became the student minister of Mosque No. 74 in 1996. The Mosque soon increased its membership while purchasing and renovating a state of the art facility affectionately called the â€œMiracle on 38th Streetâ€. “The Miracle” houses the new Mosque, Muhammadâ€™s School (a K-6 elementary school), Bismillah Childcare Ministry and Learning Academy (a pre-school for ages 3 months to 5 years), Nu World CafÃ© and Studio 74 Barber and Beauty Salon. He is also a proud husband and father.
Look for more coverage on these two events in an upcoming edition of The Final Call Newspaper.