Statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of 'Madiba,' the Honorable Nelson MandelaBy FinalCall.com News | Last updated: Dec 9, 2013 - 7:25:35 PM
December 9, 2013
“All of us who benefited from the life, and the times, and the work of our beloved brother, ‘Madiba’ Nelson Mandela, thank Almighty God Allah for bringing that great man through his beloved mother and father and making him the giant that he ultimately became.
“We thank Allah God for the power of the former president and the former political prisoner Nelson Mandela’s words and the power of his deeds to see South Africa become “free.” But the work that he did needs to be completed and it will not be completed until land taken from Black South Africans is returned to Black South Africans, and the wealth that is under the foot of South Africans that has been appropriated to others comes back to the indigenous people to whom that wealth belongs.
“On behalf of myself, my family and the entire Nation of Islam, we offer condolences to the Mandela family and the nation of South Africa at this time of our great loss. However, as Muslims we are taught in the Holy Qur’an ‘speak not of those who die or are slain in the path of God as dead, they are alive but we perceive not.’ The cause that Mr. Mandela lived for is eternal. We who love and respect him must pick up that cause and complete the work that he devoted his life to.”