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My journey to Islam Part II: Friendships in all walks of life and challenges of life on the inside

by Brother Alex X, Muhammad Mosque No. 7C, Brooklyn, N.Y. This is part two of the journey of Brother Alex X through the prison system and into the ranks of Islam. We are proud and honored to tell the stories of the courageous Believers behind bars who hold fast to their faith and belief in Allah (God) and the Teachings...

When war and White lives matter

Sadly it wasn’t a new song when President Joe Biden promised another billion dollars to shore up the lives, the democracy and the security of the people of Ukraine. The limitless spending again comes with more Americans suffering, but U.S. aid announced April 21 will pay for “weapons and economic assistance” for Ukraine in its war with Russia. “The new package...

The State of Black America 2022 and Signs of the Time

The National Urban League’s recent finding that the current State of Black America is grim is unsurprising. And in 2022, since ratification of America’s Constitution in 1788, the League’s Equality Index finds that Blacks are about three-fifths along the way to experiencing equal status with White Americans. The Black-White disparity persists across virtually every line or indicator of life and quality...

A Saviours’ Day testimony

We made the trip from Philadelphia to Chicago to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan give his “Swan Song” speech! What a wonderful experience shared with thousands of people gathered for a common cause. People may be curious as to why I take such interest in the Nation of Islam. My answer is that the teachings are universal and all...

A paradigm shift for the educated Black woman

If an elite, Ivy League Harvard education couldn’t prevent a Black woman from being disrespected, berated, and belittled to become appointed to the highest court of this land, what does this say about the true value of this world’s education? As we closed out Women’s History Month in March and acknowledged the accomplishments and struggles of women everywhere, our leadership...

‘Stop the Violence, Increase Peace’ youth event April 24

CHICAGO—Young people from Chicago and the surrounding areas are invited to attend a special gathering tailored just for them. Parents United to Build a Future for Our Children is presenting a “Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace” youth event on Sunday, April 24, at The National Center, headquarters of the Nation of Islam. Heeding the directive of the Honorable Minister...

The Unraveling of a Great Nation: The Consequences of Rejecting ‘A Torchlight For America,’ Part 2

by Dr. Abdul Haleem Muhammad —Guest Columnist— A vision for the Nation of Islam and America is found in every utterance and written word from the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Their mouths and pens were not made to speak or write idle words. America is unraveling because she rejected guidance from the modern-day Moses...

The Darkness of Night Precedes The Day

The Holy Month of Ramadan is the 9th month of the Muslim lunar calendar, which consists of 12 months. “Surely the number of months with Allah is twelve months by Allah’s ordinance, since the day when He created the heavens and the earth.” (Holy Qur’an, 9:36). According to the lunar calendar months, the number of days in the month are...

When women rise

by Abisayo Muhammad March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is recognized globally as International Women’s Day. But let’s be clear. Every day and every month is ours. Our beginning in creation bears witness to the beginning of the universe. She (the woman) is God’s first act of creation as taught by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Every day is...

A Special Moment, A Special Song: ‘A White Man’s Heaven Is A Black Man’s Hell’

by Alverda Ann Muhammad, Guest Columnist In The Name of Allah. The Beneficent. The Merciful.  And the trumpet is blown, when lo! From their graves they will hasten on to their Lord. They will say: O woe to us! Who has raised us up from our sleeping-place? This is what the Beneficent promised and the messengers told the truth.  —Holy Qur’an,...