In honor of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s 126th Birth Anniversary, observed and commemorated on October 7, the men and women of the Nation of Islam in cities around the country participated in a day of service in their respective communities.
From the East Coast to the West, the Midwest, down South and areas in between, the Muslim followers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad under the leadership and example of His National Representative, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, distributed food, care items, conducted community clean-ups, distributed Final Call newspapers and more.
F.O.I. and M.G.T. of Muhammad Mosque No. 25 hit the streets of Newark, New Jersey, for their day of service. The Believers set up outside of Newark-Pennsylvania Station to serve the community donating hygiene kits, non-perishable canned foods, bottled water and Final Call newspapers. With dozens of homeless brothers and sisters in desperate need occupying Newark Penn Station daily, many lined up and cleared the Believers’ donation table in minutes.
Despite the drenching rain in New York City on October 7, the Believers of Mosque No. 7, led by Student Minister Arthur Muhammad, took to the streets of Harlem.
In addition to taking to the streets that day, Student Regional Protocol Director Daleel Muhammad arranged for the believers to meet with the director of The Family Enrichment Center, Elizabeth Ortiz. She provides a safe haven in Harlem for the unhoused, those less fortunate so they have a safe space to come to for various resources including counseling, job readiness, training and other needs for the community. The beautiful M.G.T. presented “care packages” which were greatly appreciated by Ms. Ortiz.
Mosque No. 7C in Brooklyn also heeded the call to action in their respective areas of Brownsville and East New York neighborhoods. The laborers and believers gave out care packages in the nearby shelter and at the Broadway / East New York Subway station, which is a major active transit hub in the borough.