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Farrakhan coming to Charlotte, N.C.

By Starla Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Last updated: Oct 7, 2012 - 9:26:29 PM

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( - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is coming to Charlotte, and the people are excited, anticipating the arrival of the Muslim leader and the Nation of Islam to commemorate the Holy Day of Atonement and the 17th Anniversary of the Million Man March. Min. Farrakhan will deliver the keynote address, October 14 at the 11,000 seat Bojangles Coliseum. The Minister’s address is titled, Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint: Ending Poverty and Want.

Members of Muhammad Mosque No. 36 in Charlotte are equally excited and are working hard in preparation for  the weekend events said Student Minister Khadir Muhammad who serves as Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative for the Nation of Islam which encompasses Charlotte.  

“This is their first time to host the Holy Day of Atonement. They just cannot wait to have this come to Charlotte and it will be after such, a part of the history of the Nation of Islam. They are really on fire in terms of helping him (Min. Farrakhan),” said Student Minister Khadir.

Kaz Muhammad, Student Secretary of Muhammad Mosque No. 36 said the goal is to make the weekend of activities family friendly, affordable and accommodating the Believers are eagerly ready to receive those traveling from around the country.

“We tried to design a weekend where it’s simple, it’s efficient but it’s effective,” he added.  Events and activities will include Salat-al-Jumu’ah, the Islamic Friday congressional prayer service, park outing on Saturday and culminating with Min. Farrakhan’s Sunday address. 

The Family day will include fun activities such as kickball, flag football, softball and bouncers for the children and free, said Bro. Kaz. Reasonably priced food and vending will be available at the park as well. Righteous competition in flag football, softball and other activities good-naturedly pitting region against region is also in the works.

The mosque has also partnered with a local restaurant, Lola’s for visitors and guests desirous of healthy and affordable cuisine during their stay.  Moderately priced shuttle service from the airport to hotels and other venues will also be available.

“We are looking at this as a truly international event. We have never looked at it here or even approached it as a Nation of Islam event. I believe that when the Believers come down, as well as all the supporters, they will be pleased to see that this will truly be a diverse event that’s going to attract a lot of nationalities who are anxiously awaiting the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to come and deliver his message,” said Bro. Kaz.

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