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Judgement, Justice and the End of a World

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Panoramic view of the audience and dais guests at Christ Universal Temple during the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day lecture on, “The Intensifying, Universal Cry for Justice.”

Farrakhan: In the Day of Judgment, God’s Weapon is Justice

CHICAGO ( - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan told a standing room only crowd Feb. 22 that no current political system or religious order can satisfy the intensifying demand of the human family for justice today.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
“No change orchestrated by those presently in power could ever satisfy the cry of the people. This cry is not a cry that comes out of some petty hurt or pain,” said the Minister. “The change that will satisfy the cry of humanity can only come from God himself.”

The Minister entered the cathedral at Christ Universal Temple to cheers with his family members, prominent spiritual and community leaders seated on the dais. His message wrapped up a weekend of activities marking Saviours’ Day and the Nation of Islam’s 85th year of existence in North America.  The annual Saviours’ Day convention marks the birth of the founder of the Nation of Islam, Master W. Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi or Self-Guided One.

“The intense cry for justice demands the presence of God,” said Min. Farrakhan. “The universal cry for justice has called God out of his hiding place,” he added.

This is the time where all will be freed from the oppression and tyranny of the wicked world rulers who have plunged the world into sin and darkness.

All prophets of God came from one source; they are one community, but their religious communities are divided against each other, he said. Many Jews, Muslims and Christians are being killed simply because of their religious beliefs. Peace will eventually come and it will not be based on race, color or philosophy, Min. Farrakhan continued.

 “It can’t happen under the present construct which is rooted in White supremacy,” he noted.

“You don’t know what is happening, not only around you, you don’t know what is happening in the world that is coming down on you,” said Minister Farrakhan. “You should be tired of milquetoast teaching. You should be tired of people tickling your ears and leaving out sound doctrine. You should be tired at a time like this when preachers refuse to match the prophecies with the day to day news so that the people will know exactly what is going on and why the Bible and the Qur’an are messages that all of us should pay attention to.”

America’s Judgment

Standing-room only crowd at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago gives Min. Farrakhan a standing ovation. Photo: Tim 6X
“America is in need of a messenger and a warner from God. America is in need for somebody to help her, and to keep her from a destructive fall,” said Min. Farrakhan. “Slavery is a crime, then America is a criminal. Kidnapping is a crime, then America is a criminal. Robbery is a crime, then America is a criminal,” the Minister declared.

Whites give Black people a month to study and celebrate the entire history of a people when in fact, the history of the Black man and woman is “older than the Sun, Moon, and stars,” he said.

Nearly 50 million Blacks in America exist deprived of justice, having been cut off from their own people as a result of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. All others came to America as immigrants and still have a connection to a mother country, whether it is language or culture, but Black people in America were cut off from all of that, the Minister said.

The will of God is not being done today in any country, whether in Jerusalem, Mecca, Medina, or Rome, said Min. Farrakhan, but now, “God has raised a light in the midst of the darkness of America” that shines back towards the East from whence all the prophets came. The light of God’s guidance is now shining bright “alive and well” in the West, he said.

The Minister told the crowd that God’s pattern does not change. God chooses one from among the poor, the weak, the disadvantaged, disenfranchised, and chooses a man and feeds that man the truth that will deliver his people and warn the wicked rulers so they may change their ways, he explained.

L-R: Maria Farrakhan, Besty-Jean Farrakhan, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, Fatimah Farrakhan, Donna Farrakhan, Mother Ola Muhammad, Khallada Farrakhan, Karen Farrakhan, Student National M.G.T. and G.C.C. Captain Sandy Muhammad Photo: Michael Muhammad
Obama’s challenge

No matter how well-meaning U.S. President Barack Obama is, he won’t be able to deliver justice nor bring peace to the land, the Minister said. “My poor brother president,” Minister Farrakhan said. “He will never be able to bring peace no matter how sincere his heart is. I am so sorry that he wanted to be Pharaoh in the time of the end of Pharaoh.”

Audience members applaud the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan during his Saviours’ Day lecture, “The Intensifying, Universal Cry for Justice.” Photo: Michael Muhammad
“If this were God’s world, there wouldn’t be 100 percent dissatisfaction,” said the Minister.

He had very sharp words for Republican hardliner and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who disrespectfully questioned President Obama’s honesty and loyalty to the United States, saying the president does not love America because of his upbringing.

“How did you grow up Giuliani? A privileged cracker? Or I should say a privileged devil! You grew up on the sweat and blood of Black men and woman who made America before your fathers got here! All of you Europeans, you recent immigrants that have found a home in America, and you are so happy, but you are walking on our blood. Our blood soaks the soil of America,” said the Minister. “This has been a hell of a country for us to live in.”

God’s Justice

(L-R): Dr. Cornell West and Father Michael Pfleger Photo: Michael Muhammad
The Minister cited words from the Nation of Islam patriarch, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, when he said, “Justice is the weapon that God will use in the Day of Judgment.”

Referencing the January shootings of Charlie Hebdo staff in Paris, and others who were killed totalling 17, he said it is a matter of cause and effect. World leaders who marched arm in arm in Paris on Jan. 11 after the shootings are a “criminal group, marching to hell,” said Minister Farrakhan. Italy, Belgium, France, and Israel are nations with a long history of colonial deceit and robbery are somehow unnerved by violent blowback at the hands of groups terrorizing their countries, the Minister said.

“You represent the wickedness of your predecessors,” he said. “What you put out now is coming back to you!”

The Minister called England “a tough thief” and used visual aids and maps to show places where colonial powers subjugated the original owners of the land through conquest and trickery. He read off a long list of nations across the globe, including countries in the Caribbean and Africa where English is the dominant language spoken. Western European colonial powers carved up Africa to access natural resources, but the countries are now in terrible debt, he added.

“Africa today is enslaved more than it was in the past,” said the Minister. “Don’t talk to me about African liberation! You are a slave! I just read it—Africa is a continent owned by Europeans! There is no way that Africa will be free as long as Europe has power.”

What is happening overseas will soon be happening in the United States, said the Minister. Rape, robbery, racist killings of Blacks by police and Black on Black killings are prevalent. With clarity and insight, he pointed out that trouble is breaking out in all countries and all over America the “land of the free and the home of the slave as well as the brave.” Injustice is the order of the day. He also said he was “sick and tired” of innocent Blacks being shot down by racists.

“You cannot change the enemy with truth,” said the Minister. “We have come to the day of decision! What are you going to do today and tomorrow to provide a future for your wives, your children and your grandchildren?”

“This is the millennium of the presence of God and in this millennium, evil will be done away with. The wicked shall not exist anymore and those of you who want to live in the world that is coming, you might as well make up your mind that you are going to clean up your act, starting now!”


A meeting with Kanye West

Minister Farrakhan talked about what he described as a “beautiful meeting” with Kanye West, his wife, Kim Kardashian and daughter North West.

“I had a talk with Kanye West,” said the Minister. “We had a good talk. I know that there is a better world coming. I know that there is a world coming that the color of your skin—as Dr. King said—is not going to be the ticket in. A lot of my people, you really are very sick. You judge me with the stupidity of your sick minds.”  Minister Farrakhan announced that he had so much he wanted to say, he would speak at Mosque Maryam March 2 to deliver an eagerly anticipated Part 2.

Student Minister Ishmael R. Muhammad, National Assistant to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered his first public statements since the transition of Mother Tynnetta Muhammad, February 16. He told The Final Call the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Islam have provided guidance and strengthened the family in the days since they received the news. A Janazah service is scheduled to take place February 24 at Mosque Maryam, the Nation of Islam’s flagship mosque in Chicago.

Members of the Jackie Robinson West championship baseball team attended the Saviours’ Day lecture to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

“Each day is better. Every tear from me is a tear of baptism, it is a tear of purification, it is a tear that from the water of those tears that I shed missing her, will help me to be reborn and to recommit myself to the great work that she did as a living testimony of her belief, her faith in Allah and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad,” he said.

Hearing the word and responding

In 190 cities in the United States, Africa, Europe and the islands of the Caribbean, many filled various venues to view Minister Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day keynote message live via internet webcast.

Tony Muhammad, the Nation of Islam’s Western Regional Representative based in Los Angeles, California, and Robert Muhammad based in Houston, Texas, who serves as the Southwestern Regional Representative, had highly spirited activities in their own cities. But both made the trip to Chicago to hear the Minister’s words at Christ Universal Temple live and in person. Both said the spirits of those in their regions are very high.

(Top) Brothers braved the cold to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Saviours’ Day lecture at Christ Universal Temple. (Bottom) This view outside of Christ Universal Temple shows sisters waiting in line to enter the church.
“The spirits of the Believers in the region have been ignited. I thank Allah first and hope that he is certainly pleased with Mother Tynnetta Muhammad and I think her transition triggered something in the Believers after Minister Farrakhan told us how to handle that. I saw an energy and a sprit jump into the Believers, and we went into the streets like I’ve never seen before, which also ignited the people to come and hear this message,” said Student Minister Tony Muhammad. “The Minister’s message, to me, he’s setting up the showdown between God and the wicked. It reminds me of a verse in the Holy Qur’an where it says the Earth will convulse and throw off its burden. The burden is White supremacy,” said Tony Muhammad.

“The Holy Qur’an says the shock of the hour is a grievous thing. What we are witnessing is the precursor of the shock of the hour. Allah in his infinite mercy always gives warning before his wrath. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is a mercy not only to the wicked but he’s also a mercy to the righteous and he is telling us the proper attitude that we must have in spite of the tragedies we face such as the loss or transition of our Mother Tynnetta Muhammad,” said Robert Muhammad.

Once the news was heard at Muhammad’s Mosque No. 45 in Houston, many would not leave the mosque. It  was a beehive of activity, and Muslims supported one another, cherishing each other and committing to work cheerfully in the spirit of true appreciation for life, said Robert Muhammad. “What we are trying to do in this hour is appreciate every moment, every second, every hour, every day that we have together because tomorrow is not promised to any of us,” he said.

Student Minister Abdul Khadir Muhammad, based in Washington, D.C., serves as the eastern and mid-atlantic regional representative of the Nation of Islam. He was reflective following the Minister’s message and took his words regarding leadership to heart.

“Today’s message by Minister Farrakhan is something that is needed,” said Abdul Khadir Muhammad. “For the authority that is inside Muhammad Mosques, many of us in authoritative positions must learn to take plenty and not be so quick to be hard on the Believers because they have encountered some problems.”

Student Minister Abdullah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam’s National Prison Reform director, found himself thinking about the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin, as well as the way God showed his power by moving former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to free Howard Morgan in one of his last official acts. Mr. Morgan faced a 40-plus year sentence after being shot 28 times by Chicago police. Mr. Morgan lived but justice proved elusive during a trial and retrial after he was accused of unlawful discharge of a firearm and shooting at the officers. It is time for justice, said Abdullah Muhammad.

Sisters wait patiently in freezing cold temperatures to hear the Honorable Min. Louis Farrakhan. Photos: Ansar Muhammad
“I like the fact that Minister Farrakhan is letting us know now that it is time to make your mind up whether what you believe is worth killing for and dying for, if necessary,” said Abdullah Muhammad.

Nuri Muhammad traveled to many different cities in preparation for this weekend’s Saviours’ Day events. In every city visited, there were theaters, churches, college campuses, event halls, community centers showing the Minister’s message and barriers that have typically prevented group cooperation and cohesion were being broken down.

“Everybody sees the Minister as the godfather of the struggle for the liberation of our people, and as a voice of God that does not compromise,” said Nuri Muhammad. “Everybody else has an opinion and a hypothesis regarding the situation that we face and how to appropriately respond to it, but what the Minister represents is revelation which is different from a hypothesis or an opinion. It is an actual fact approach that is guaranteed to summon God’s backing in all of our responses.”