[Editor’s note: The words below are from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on May 16, 2022, on WVON-AM 1690 in Chicago. Each member of the

Executive Shura Council spoke prior to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.]

In the Nation of Islam, everyone that you heard on this Executive Council, I have personally chosen. “Oh, you did?” Yes. 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 the Jesus that every one of us have fallen in love with and have wanted to live under Jesus and follow Jesus and be made into Jesus. So that each one of us who follow Jesus become Saviours’ under his saving grace and power. So, everyone that you heard this morning, we have committed our lives to the Messiah, to the Mahdi, to God in Person. We live His life. That is what a disciple is. We can’t say we are disciples of Jesus Christ and we have not disciplined ourselves to what he taught and example of his life. …