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Sixty-Four Years of Service and Sacrifice in a Global Mission

By Starla Muhammad, Final Call managing editor | Last updated: Feb 13, 2019 - 8:26:16 AM

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When Louis Eugene Wolcott, as a young husband and family man in his early 20’s accepted Islam as taught by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and became Brother Louis X in 1955, he vowed to spread the message of his spiritual father to every “nook, cranny or corner” of the United States. 

Nearly 64 years later, known all over the world as the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, he has continued to make these words and sentiments, declared all those years ago, his bond. Min. Farrakhan has worked tirelessly in spreading the teachings of Mr. Muhammad not only to nearly every state in the continental U.S. in cities large and small, but also abroad in countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Caribbean. Practically every “nook, cranny or corner” of the world.  

Like the Apostle Paul in the Bible who spread the word and works of Jesus to not just the “lost sheep,” but also to the Gentiles, Min. Farrakhan has done likewise.  

The Minister has embarked on three World Friendship tours and has remained consistent in his representation of Islam, continuing as a faithful warner, brother, friend, guide and redeemer. He has spoken to millions globally—Black, White, Muslim, Christian, heads of state, government officials and every day citizens—steadfast and uncompromising in his representation of the Mahdi, Master Fard Muhammad, and the Messiah, the Hon. Elijah Muhammad. 

“There is practically no place in America he has not traveled and taken the Word of God that was revealed to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Moreover, he has personally taken this Word to many nations of the earth—and all over the earth by means of the media. He is a world traveler. His schedule has been stunningly unreal!” wrote his longtime companion and helper, Brother Jabril Muhammad, in a 2006 article titled, “Taking the word to every nook and cranny,” published in his column “Farrakhan the Traveler.”

Wherever he has traveled, the Minister has left an indelible mark of inspiration and good work and encourages his students to do the same. Whether purchasing and donating a water purification system for people of Haiti, providing aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina, sharing words of guidance to inmates in Belize, or urging government and religious leaders to unite for the progress of their people, Min. Farrakhan’s global reach, impact and influence is undeniable. 

During his recent trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran in November of last year, in the aftermath of U.S.-imposed sanctions on that country, the Minister explained why it was an important journey to embark upon. 

Despite the efforts of Western media outlets to mislead the public on the nature of his trip, Minister Farrakhan highlighted the critical need for unity in the Muslim World. Self-determination is a right of every nation, he observed in a press statement released to correct false and inflammatory reports about his trip.

“The Muslim World needs unity and must find the path to reconciliation despite efforts to pit Muslims against one another. Satan seeks to divide Muslims and wants them to kill each other, while Allah God tells us in the Qur’an to be united,” the statement read in part. 

Despite continuing efforts of his enemies and detractors to try and defeat him, Min. Farrakhan for over the past six decades—nearing 44 years absent his teacher—shows no signs of slowing down. His presence on social media has introduced him to a whole new generation of people, particularly youth, around the world. 

Thousands of Muslims from the Nation of Islam, their supporters and allies and even their adversaries are anticipating hearing his keynote Saviours’ Day 2019 message on Sunday, Feb. 17 from the United Center in Chicago. Min. Farrakhan’s message is titled “A Saviour is Born For the Whole of Humanity: No One Need Perish,” and will be broadcast live at 2 p.m. CST on 

—Starla Muhammad, Final Call managing editor