Sister Lameesa Muhammad and Student Protocol Director Tampala Muhammad preparing for discussion and analysis after watching the film. Photo: Johnetta Muhammad

CINCINNATI—A small, but mighty group of M.G.T. and G.C.C. (Muslim Girls Training and General Civilization Class, the women of the Nation of Islam) at Muhammad Mosque No. 5 in Cincinnati, Ohio, gathered in an intimate, cinema style setting at the first Sisters’ Circle social to view the recently released and much talked about Netflix film Leave the World Behind followed by a movie analysis and discussion. The film explores what happens in the aftermath of a breakdown in everyday technology such as phones and televisions and more.

This Sisters’ Circle, organized under the leadership of Student M.G.T. Captain Madeline Muhammad and the sisterhood of Mosque No. 5, was established to build comradery, enhance connections, and support unity in social settings.

Upon arrival, the sisters graciously greeted one another and were offered light refreshments to enjoy during the movie viewing and they also read and reviewed the latest edition of The Final Call newspaper while waiting for the afternoon event to begin.

Seating was arranged to mimic a theater and the ambiance was set to low lighting to generate an atmosphere resembling a cinema.


The Sisters’ Circle opened in prayer, followed by words highlighted from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in his 1986 lecture on the film The Color Purple where he reminds us that “wise people today, must learn not just to look at things, but to look into things.” 

These powerful words set the stage and minds for viewing this heavily discussed film beyond the purposes of entertainment, but with a more focused look into the subliminal messages regarding the seriousness of the present time and what we must be doing to prepare.

At the close of the film, this writer led a spirited discussion on the signs, symbols, and messages contained in the movie and the connection to the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad as given to us by His National Representative, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

The discussion was electrifying and the M.G.T. put their minds to work as one unit, delving deeply into the subtle signs and symbols found in the film.

The Sisters’ Circle, which was held Dec. 26, concluded with prayer at the close of the movie analysis and discussion, leaving the M.G.T. that attended with a renewed spirit and a greater love and appreciation for the sisterhood. Lameesa W. Muhammad