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Personal Reflections from the Delegation

By Final Call | Last updated: Jun 11, 2019 - 2:30:01 PM

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“Upon hearing her request to see my soul I said, ‘labaak, I am here at your call.’ Upon entering her sanctuary she penetrated my heart and tears flowed from my eyes. I never knew Mecca was my love. Her hosts were extremely gentle and kind. In 25 years since the last time we embraced our reunion was a bond unbroken.”

Imam Abdul Malik


“This has been an extraordinary life fulfilling experience; one that has been etched in my heart and my memory forever. The trip has inspired and strengthened me to continue my help of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in the mission of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. We are grateful and have so much to share and we look forward to sharing this blessing with our Nation.”

Ishmael Muhammad,
student national assistant to Minister Farrakhan


“I am deeply thankful and grateful to Almighty God, Allah for the privilege of being given the opportunity to travel beside I would say, to get personal, my father. I’m so eternally grateful to Allah and His Christ for the opportunity to rededicate my life in the service of the rise of my people for their total and complete liberation. I believe that this trip to the Holy Land as Master Fard Muhammad teaches us in our Lessons when he says, ‘We put them out of the worst part and kept the Best Part preserved for ourselves ever since we made it. And the Best Part is in Arabia at the Holy City of Mecca.’ It is imperative as Muslims that we find a way to the path of unity among ourselves to preserve what Allah has blessed our world of Islam to build.”

Mustapha Farrakhan,
student Supreme Captain of the Nation of Islam


“Words cannot express the honor and privilege to accompany the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to perform Umrah during the last 10 days of the Holy month of Ramadan. It was a blessing beyond words to have the privilege to visit the two most sacred sites of Islam, the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah and The Haram in Mecca to perform Umrah during the last nights of The Month of Ramadan with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Although, I have been blessed to make this journey before with my father and family, to now have the enormous favor to walk in the steps of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and Master Fard Muhammad with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan these sacred signs of Allah have been unveiled.”

Imam Sultan Muhammad,
national imam of the Nation of Islam


“Beholding the Kaaba for the first time was an experience that words cannot describe. It was like looking at something that was not real, even though it was. It had almost a magical and mystical aura about it upon first sight. Here was a holy site, thousands of years old, and we were blessed to be gazing upon (it) to begin our Umrah. All praise is due to Allah! I thank the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for embarking upon such a wonderful journey here in the holiest of Islamic sites. He is our Light in the midst of darkness and our Guide in the wilderness. His love for and faith in his Teacher, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, is the reason why I and many of you are able to call ourselves Muslims!” 

Sa’ad Alim Muhammad, formerly, Berve Muhammad,
student National Secretary of the Nation of Islam


“How awe inspiring it was to witness millions of people from all over the globe merging to one central point, the Kaaba, for one singular purpose and that is to worship Almighty God, Allah. I felt the overwhelming presence of Almighty God upon seeing the Kaaba, and it was even more overwhelming to know that the Kaaba is a sign of what we know to be true and have been given. It is a sign of Someone greater. I am so humbled and will be forever grateful to Allah and the Exalted Christ for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Praise be to Allah!”

Naeemah Muhammad, formerly Sandy Muhammad,
student National MGT Captain of the Nation of Islam


“I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to make this journey as a part of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s delegation to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I never dreamed that I would have the privilege to witness the pages of the Holy Qur’an come to life as I walked in the places I’ve often read about. To be in the birthplace of Master Fard Muhammad and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is an overwhelmingly beautiful experience I never thought I would have.”

Aminah Bayyinah Muhammad, formerly Kimberly Muhammad,
administrative assistant to Minister Farrakhan 


“The bond that we shared over there as Believers in the Nation of Islam was a sign and confirmation for me that we will be ok if we strive to be disciplined Muslims under the leadership of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad because He has given us all that we need. I am truly grateful because this was the best gift of my life and again I thank our Brother Minister. And along with that gift was being given the knowledge and understanding of what this ritual meant and soon the whole world will know. Allah U Akbar! We will be blessed in so many ways if we continue to hold on to our faith because we are fighting for Islam and we will surely win. Alhamdulillah!”

Abdul Khalil Muhammad, formerly Darrell Muhammad,
personal staff for Min. Farrakhan


“This trip has been a life changing experience that has been enormously impactful on my life as a follower of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and a student and helper of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. This journey seems to be the commencement, or the start or beginning of a marriage between us in America, students of the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and students of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, to the Muslim World in the East, the home of our Founder and Saviour, Master W. Fard Muhammad.”

Abdul Siddiq Muhammad, formerly Melvin Muhammad,
personal staff for Min. Farrakhan


“The most meaningful experience for me was making Umrah with the Minister and the rest of the delegation. I made Umrah 21 years ago, but I was a young Believer. This was far more meaningful to me. I saw and understood so much more now than I did then. And to perform this awesome ritual with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and fellow students of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad made it so much more meaningful. I pray every Believer in the NOI has the opportunity to journey here.”

Haqq Muhammad, formerly Robert E. Muhammad,
Final Call video crew


“Just being with the Minister in the Holy Places was the high point of the visit for me. His discourses with us and to our hosts and his way, made the visit everything for me.”

Hassan Muhammad,
Final Call video crew


“I thank Almighty God Allah for blessing me with life, and being present here in this Glorious Holy City of Mecca. I love the fact that everyone you meet and see are Believers that love Allah and his way. The people walk for miles to just pray. This trip makes me to want to work harder so I can be one like the Minister who submits his will to do the will of Allah. I commit my life in the cause of Islam. I am most grateful for Allah loving me so much that He blessed me to be raised under the teachings of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.’

Abdul Aziz Muhammad, formerly Anthony Muhammad,
assistant student Supreme Captain of the Nation of Islam


“Out of all my travels with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, this trip was absolutely the most impactful. As a Muslim we are taught that we should visit the Holy City of Mecca at least once in our lifetime, but never could I have imagined how spiritually rewarding this trip would be. Praying throughout the night in the Prophet’s Mosque in the Holy City of Madinah, traveling by car with a police escort to the birthplace of Master Fard Muhammad—the Holy City of Mecca, then making Umrah with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is an experience that I will carry in my heart for the rest of my life.”

Abdul Wazir Muhammad, formerly Donald Muhammad,
personal staff for Min. Farrakhan


“This journey and what I’ve experienced has expanded me, encouraged me and strengthened my faith. I have a greater appreciation for the birthplace of Master Fard Muhammad and an expanded appreciation of Prophet Muhammad. It has produced in me a greater sense of gratitude and love for people. It has inspired me to want to be a better servant and helper to grow our beautiful nation in the West to shine back on the East. This experience has made me to know that Allah is observing us and He knows just what we need. He has blessed me with a treasure that will continue to unfold over time as I grow into the understanding of the great significance of this journey. I cannot thank Allah enough for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.”

Talib-Ul Hikmah Karriem, formerly Jason Karriem,
director of Muhammad University of Islam in Chicago


“To come back to the East as a Muslim, knowing our people were forcibly taken from the East and Islam was significant to me. To be in Mecca with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and to spiritually carry with me the Fruit of Islam, the MGT (the women of the Nation of Islam), my family, my homies and those that wish they could have been here means a lot to me. Lastly, through this trip I’ve realized how very intimately personal my relationship with Allah is. There is no God but Allah!”

Nadir Al-Shifa Muhammad, formerly Thomas Muhammad,
personal staff for Min. Farrakhan