Student Minister Ilia Rashad Muhammad delivering keynote message at Mosque No. 12 on May 5 in Philadelphia. Photos: Michael Z. Muhammada

PHILADELPHIA—In a world filled with questions about spirituality, identity, and purpose, documentaries like “Answered: The Coming of God” by Student Minister Ilia Rashad Muhammad can serve as informative beacons of light.

This thought-provoking film takes viewers on a profound journey, exploring the nature of God and what the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught about the reality of Unidentified Flying Objects (now known as Unidentified Arial Phenomena).

Student Minister Ilia, a member of the Nation of Islam Research Group and author of several books, brought the film to the “City of Brotherly Love” as part of an ongoing tour.

At its core, “Answered” is a quest for understanding. Through insightful interviews with scholars, theologians, and spiritual leaders, the documentary offers a multifaceted perspective on the reality of God’s coming in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad. The film’s central piece revolves around the Nation of Islam’s theology of God being a Man and the existence of the Mother Plane and Baby Planes (so-called UFOs).


By delving into this unique perspective, “Answered” invites viewers to consider the profound questions surrounding the Black man’s struggle and the promise of salvation and redemption that only God can provide.

In a world filled with questions, “Answered” offers a glimpse of the answers that lie beyond the veil of “spookism” as taught to Black people during the times of slavery through today. The film encourages viewers to explore and learn more about the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as taught and exemplified by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

The film’s message resonated with audiences in Willingboro, New Jersey, and Philadelphia where the documentary made its Delaware Valley Region premier on May 3-4. 

Student Minister Ilia also delivered the keynote address at Mosque No. 12 in Philadelphia on May 5.

Eric Rivera, a resident of Philadelphia, shared his thoughts on the thought-provoking documentary with The Final Call. “I thought the documentary was very interesting,” Mr. Rivera remarked, noting that the information presented was largely new to him. He expressed his eagerness to embark on his own research journey to delve deeper into the topics discussed in the film.

“I found it very enlightening,” he added. One particular aspect that piqued his curiosity was the focus on Master Fard Muhammad, whom he had no prior knowledge of. Mr. Rivera said he looks forward to learning more about Master Fard Muhammad and the significant role He played in the context of the documentary’s subject matter.

Student M.G.T. Captain Barbara Muhammad of Mosque No. 35 in Wilmington, Del., told The Final Call that the documentary “has the potential to captivate audiences worldwide, offering a unique opportunity to delve into a subject matter that has long been shrouded in mystery and speculation.”

The audience at the Regal Burlington Stadium 20 viewed the documentary, “Answered: The Coming of God,” on May 3.

Student Min. Ilia’s commitment to presenting the facts without bias or prejudice is commendable, as it allows viewers to form their own opinions based on the evidence presented, she explained. 

“The meticulous attention to detail and the thorough research that went into the production process are evident in the final product, which promises to answer many of the lingering questions that have perplexed people for years.

As the documentary makes its way to a wider audience, it is poised to spark meaningful conversations and shed light on a topic that has captured the interest of people from all walks of life,” said Student M.G.T. Captain Barbara.