The F.O.I. held a special class during Saviours’ Day 2024 in Detroit.

DETROIT—The amazing growth of Allah’s (God’s) Army from America and beyond clearly validates the works and message of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and his representation of the Messiah and Exalted Christ, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.

Top Final Call salesmen and top fishermen were honored during Saviours’ Day.

Seven regions gathered, each in celebration of F.O.I. (Fruit of Islam, the men of the Nation of Islam) of the year, Top Final Call Sales and raising the dead to life with top fisherman recognitions. Additionally, those recognitions also highlighted the global expanse of the F.O.I. soldiers, with young and old emerging as leaders in Information Technologies (IT), medical and nursing; cybersecurity and logistics. 

“We know that inside of our title, we are called the Fruit of Islam,” said class host Student Minister Nuri Muhammad. “But the Saviour never called us a specific type of fruit. He didn’t call us the apples of Islam or the orange of Islam,” he quipped. “Just like there are many different types of fruit, there are many different types of soldiers.

And we have to be wise enough to know how to get the best from each type of soldier just like there is a different methodology to get the best out of each type of fruit,” he continued. “We are all types of fruits of Islam, and we need to find out how we can employ the best method to get the nutrients and the vitamins that God has placed in that fruit to help increase the body of the Nation of Islam, in health, in value and in vitality,” he said.


Honored in the class were two doctors, Brother Dr. Abdullah Hasan Pratt, head surgeon of the University of Chicago Trauma Center, and Brother Dr. Kermit Muhammad, an orthopedic surgeon.

Student Assistant Supreme Captain Abdul Azziz Muhammad (left) salutes Student Supreme Captain Mustapha Farrakhan. Photos: Colin 2X, Cartan X, Final X

“We are honored to have (people) who believe in the same God that you believe in when you are unable to take care of yourself and know the art and science of medicine,” commented Student Supreme Captain Mustapha Farrakhan on the doctors.  

“I dealt with the worst of the worst,” began Dr. Pratt in his talk with the soldiers. “I dealt with brothers who were shot, who were stabbed; who had heart attacks. And of course, I’d take care of their families,” he said as he turned toward the Supreme Captain.

 “But I will say that to go through these last three years sir and to see the strength and the resiliency at the most vulnerable moments that any brother would have; and to handle it with care and to handle those around me with care has set the best of examples for myself,” he told Supreme Captain Mustapha.

“And when my father was on his deathbed, when I talked to him about, [how] I wasn’t getting ready as a physician, as a man; he told me that I have an example and to look no further than you and your strength. And I thank Allah for you, and I thank him for your father,” he closed.

Brother Dr. Kermit Muhammad stated that he was very humbled by the honor. “It’s one of those things that through all the years of study, the whole idea was to help the Nation,” began Bro. Dr. Kermit in his remarks to the men. “The biggest thing I can take away from the whole experience is that the whole idea of being a student and continuing to learn—because that’s what we all have to do. I’ve been a practicing physician for 20 years now and I understand there is so much more to do.”

Hundreds of F.O.I. filled the hall for their class.

The men of the Nation of Islam at Saviours’ Day in Detroit.

Throughout the class, accolades were continuously poured upon the Student Supreme Captain for being that protector of the Nation of Islam and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

As he mounted the rostrum, Student Captain Mustapha couched his remarks first, by thanking Allah, the Great Mahdi, the Exalted Christ and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for allowing him to serve in this capacity. He returned the gratitude extended from his regional captains and soldiers, helping them to understand, “I never asked for this. I just want to be a good brother to all.”