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CHICAGO—Nation of Islam history was made on a historic Black radio station as the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the 13-Member Shura Executive Council of the Nation of Islam (NOI) appeared on the WVON 1690AM Morning Show with host Eddie Reed. It was an opportunity and occasion to introduce and present the Council—all appointed by Min. Farrakhan—to the Black community and the world.
Min. Farrakhan thanked Mr. Reed, a longtime Chicago activist and freedom fighter, for extending an invitation to the show. The Minister explained the function and duty of the Executive Council and the importance of governance and law that is in accordance and alignment with Allah (God) and based on love.
“We always think of law as something that confines us, and it does. But Jesus represented law at the highest manifestation when he said, ‘Love God first.’ And that is the first cardinal principle of the Executive Council and the members of the Nation of Islam. We love Allah (God) first with all of our hearts, soul, mind and strength. We pledge allegiance to nothing or no one, but God. We respect the flag of the nation in which we live.
We honor that flag. And we honor the independent people who are the former slave masters of our fathers, but we do not wish to govern as they govern. We do not wish to govern and guide our people as White America would make us and has made us into themselves,” explained Min. Farrakhan.
This group of highly qualified individuals is tasked by Min. Farrakhan with governing the affairs of the Nation of Islam based on the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
“Everyone that you heard from this morning on this Executive Council I have personally chosen. ‘Oh you did?’ Yes!” explained Min. Farrakhan.
“I was personally chosen by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad because in me he heard himself, he heard his message coming through me clearly. Not adding to or taking away from, like this is some personal fiefdom of Louis Farrakhan. I am an extension of Elijah Muhammad, who we believe is that Jesus that every one of us has fallen in love with and have wanted to live under Jesus, follow Jesus and be made into Jesus. So that each one of us who follow Jesus become saviours under his saving grace and power. For everyone that you heard this morning, thank you Eddie Reed. We have committed our lives to the Messiah, to the Mahdi, to God in Person,” Min. Farrakhan added.
The members of the Executive Council of the Nation of Islam who were introduced and spoke briefly included: Brother Sultan Rahman Muhammad, Student National Imam of the Nation of Islam; Sister A’ishah Muhammad, Student National Auditing Coordinator; Brother Ahmed Muhammad, Student Minister of Information; Sister Aminah Bayyinah Muhammad, Min. Farrakhan’s Executive Administrative Assistant; Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad, author, scholar and researcher; Brother Leonard Muhammad, aide to Min. Farrakhan and former chief of staff; Attorney Abdul Arif Muhammad, NOI General Counsel;
Attorney Ava Muhammad, National Spokesperson for Min. Farrakhan and the NOI; Brother Abdul Ra’uf Muhammad, Student Chief of Protocol; Sister Naeemah Muhammad, Student National MGT & GCC Captain who oversees the training and development of women and girls; Brother Sa’ad Alim Muhammad, Student National Secretary, and Brother Ishmael Muhammad, Student National Assistant to Min. Farrakhan. The bio of Brother Mustapha Farrakhan, Student Supreme Captain who oversees the training and development of men and boys, was read as he was unable to be on the program.
Min. Farrakhan, who turned 89 on May 11 also shared words of guidance, warning and insight on a variety of topics during the broadcast and answered a few questions from callers in the WVON listening audience.
Stay tuned for additional coverage in an upcoming edition of The Final Call.