A special message in MilwaukeeBy Leonard Omarr Muhammad | Last updated: Jan 14, 2013 - 12:36:32 PM
MILWAUKEE - The Nation of Islam's Student National Prison Reform Minister Abdullah Muhammad delivered a powerful message here at Muhammad Mosque No. 3.
With 24 first timers, of whom one turned out to be a formerly incarcerated brother Student Minister Abdullah had served at LaPorte Indiana County Jail, many accepted the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as taught by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on a bright Sunday morning.
Brother Abdullah began by stating, “What I’ve been noticing is that with Trayvon Martin, the issues of police brutality (and) Black on Black crime are taking the nation by storm.”
He shared how there remains a tendency to avoid the role the enemy plays in fomenting fratricidal violence and a failure to understand or confront the reality of opposition to true Black leadership and targeting of leaders.
Every leader that stood up to represent what a man is supposed to be has been targeted and some have been killed, he said. Every time good leaders are destroyed the development of Black people is arrested, Bro. Abdullah noted.
“And since you don’t have an example of a real man, how are you going to be what you have never seen?” Bro. Abdullah asked. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan are issuing a call not just to manhood but godhood, said Bro. Abdullah.
It’s easy for a Black male to kill another Black male when you don’t love yourself, Bro Abdullah explained. “The scripture says how can you love God whom you’ve never seen and hate your Brother whom you see everyday? And this is why Elijah Muhammad is so important to us, because he makes God known to us.”
Blacks were brought into the Western Hemisphere by slave trader John Hawkins on a ship named Jesus but only the strongest of the strong survived, he noted. But, said Bro. Abdullah, “We are not freed nor have we been restored. … We been tricked into believing that God is a spirit alone when the scripture teaches worship him in spirit and in truth. What is the truth? God is a man! In the beginning was the word and the word was God and the word became flesh and dwelt among men and dark minds comprehended it not.”
Black suffering for 457 years fulfills scripture and we should look for a man like Moses with a helper like Aaron, he said. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad and Min. Farrakhan are divine men raised among Blacks in fulfillment of prophecy, Bro. Abdullah said.
“Our disunity has caused us problems. Some are Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal. Others say they are Sunni, Shiite when none of the prophets called themselves any of it,” he noted. When Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, established Islam there was one great nation, not sects and divisions and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad setup the same thing in America, the Nation of Islam, he said.
The teachings of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad started in Black America but now can be shared with the world, again in fulfillment of scripture, and Min. Farrakhan is taking the message all over the planet, Bro. Abdullah said.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has been raised by God to a powerful and exalted position and Min. Farrakhan is like a Jesus in our midst, he continued.
Allah, God, appeared in the person of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi of the Muslims and Messiah of the Christians, and raised Elijah Muhammad, who has the God-given power to crush the wicked and Blacks are joint heirs with Christ, he said.
After the meeting, Believers and guests enjoyed laughs, smiles, cake and ice cream while sharing in a celebration of Bro. Abdullah and Sister Cozetta Muhammad’s 30 years of marriage. Other couples at Mosque No. 3 celebrated years of marriage, including Student Captain Charles and wife Jacqueline Muhammad (30 years) and Student Secretary Joey and wife Carol Muhammad (17 years).
Among guests was a first cousin of this writer, a school teacher in Milwaukee for over 15 years.
Warmth and sunshine outside was nothing compared to the sunshine and warmth inside Mosque No. 3 thanks to Student Minister William Muhammad and the beautiful Believers.