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Muslims act of love in Mexico

By Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Last updated: Jul 23, 2019 - 10:31:30 AM

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Guadalajara gathering hears Min. Farrakhan’s message

Minister Farrakhan’s words were translated into Spanish.

“O you who believe, when it is said to you, make room in assemblies, make room.

Allah will give you ample.”—Holy Quran 58:11

The first message delivered at Mosque Maryam, the Nation of Islam international headquarters in 2019 by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was viewed live via webcast July 21, at a gathering in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The meeting was organized by Student Minister Stanley Muhammad and his wife Ruth Muhammad of Muhammad Mosque No. 15B in College Park, Georgia, and Brother Rafhael X and his wife, Lareesha X, who are both members of the Nation of Islam and reside in Mexico with their children. The gathering was one of several outside the borders of the United States and an indicator of the global reach and influence of the Nation of Islam.

“What I seen today in the people … when you teach these teachings the way we’re taught … there are no barriers,” Ruth Muhammad told The Final Call from Mexico.

“The people accepted the teachings, even though they are in another country, speaking another language … a different culture; everybody accepted what the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan had to say.”

Mrs. Muhammad said the gathering bore witness that “big fields await the wide-awake man to work out in” and that the teachings of the Nation of Islam is universal, not limited to one people or country. “We can’t have fear to go to the world and teach these teachings because they’re waiting for us,” she said.

In Guadalajara, Mexico, listeners heard the teaching of the Nation of Islam.

Mrs. Muhammad has been in Mexico since May after being denied re-entry into the U.S. while trying to obtain a visa. She was born in Mexico and brought to the U.S. when she was seven, but never documented. (See Final Call Vol. 38 No. 42)

The Muhammads are in a legal battle over the matter, however, despite their personal plight, they became concerned about the condition of the Mexican people.

Student Minister Stanley Muhammad said they knew Min. Farrakhan’s message had to be available to Mexican people who he said are suffering from a spiritual and economic crisis.

“We don’t ever try to put our personal struggles before the mission. We just don’t have that spirit and I don’t think any true Believer has that spirit. It’s always the suffering of our people that takes precedence,” he explained.

He said a true believer cannot see the suffering and “stand idly by” and not share the life-giving teaching of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad as taught by Minister Farrakhan, which will solve problems.

“For me, because I was born in Mexico, it goes deeper with me because I know what Islam has done for me,” added Mrs. Muhammad. “I know what I was before Islam and my greatest success in my life has been Islam,” she said.

Mrs. Muhammad is driven by a love for her people and wanting for them what has benefitted her. She recalled expressing a desire to open a mosque in Mexico while speaking with another Latino Nation of Islam member during Saviours’ Day, the group’s annual convention.

“That was my desire, is that I want them to know what Islam is … who the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad is and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and what they can do for us as a people.” said Mrs. Muhammad.

The webcast was translated into Spanish by Bro. Rafhael X. Organizers said Minister Farrakhan’s words resonated with the audience. Rafhael X did a magnificent job translating the Minister’s message in real time, said Student Min. Stanley Muhammad. “So magnificent that we got nearly a hundred percent acceptance,” he said.

He said the people applauded several times and expressed awe of the information from the Muslim leader. It was an important step among a people who are mentioned as part of the “Original Family” taught in lessons of the Nation of Islam.

Organizers said the message was embraced during program in Mexico.

“It was just a beautiful sight to see, our people in Mexico responding with literally no resistance to the teachings,” said Student Min. Muhammad.

Afterward people remained behind asking questions about the Nation of Islam and inquiring about when the next meeting would take place. Plans are underway to start meeting at least once a week and begin orientating the people who accepted to join the Nation of Islam.

Based on this initial meeting organizers are excited about the future of the Nation of Islam in Mexico which has 32 states waiting for the teachings.