F.O.I. and members of the Greenville Fire Department, station 2 and 3. Photo: Jacqueline Muhammad

By Shameka Muhammad

GREENVILLE, Miss.—The mighty men of the Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.) of the Greenville Study Group, Greenwood Study Circle, street organizations, Fire Stations 2 and 3 (that service the area), and residents of Carver Circle recently came together to participate in “Acts of Kindness from the Men.”

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world spend time showing love throughout their communities. During the “Acts of Kindness from the Men” event, 150 bags of delicious fruit was distributed along with a small meal for the residents.

“It is so good to see the men here in our community. We need their help to rebuild our community,” said Brother Lontrell Robinson. “Seeing our children play without violence that has plagued this side of our community for years, warms my heart,” he said.


The holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar is marked by fasting, reflections, charity, and prayer.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan shared words of guidance and wisdom during a message delivered on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan during the Ummah Reflects daily prayer line and podcast. “During the month of Ramadan, strengthen our bonds of unity, community to community, pray together, learn to love and respect and honor the good that each of our communities is trying to do,” the Minister said.—Shameka Muhammad