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Kanye and the Jews: The Crucifixion of Ye

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan made an earth-shattering announcement from the Atlanta Civic Center on June 26, 2010. Before a capacity crowd of over 5,000 people, and the world watching via Internet, in a speech titled, “Who Are the Real Children of Israel?” The Minister answered his question by saying that the real children of Israel were the Black...

Reviving Black marriage culture

By Abisayo Muhammad “A woman is made secure in a good man and a good man is made secure in God.” Those powerful words gave me chills after I downloaded and read it in “100 Principles of a Successful Marriage,” a free e-book of tips from lectures of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. John and Nadine Muhammad, developers of the free...

Think like a God, train like a soldier, Part II

What is one of the best exercises for ultimate health? Walking is one of the best exercises because it is easy on the joints, and it is not strenuous. Walking is an exercise virtually anyone can do and is less taxing on the body. As a soldier, recuperation and rejuvenation is also an important part of training no matter...

Think like a God, train like a soldier, Part I

This title came to me as I studied Study Guide 19, “Who is God?”  The more we learn about God and His greatness, we should want to be like Him.  God is the ultimate soldier.  A soldier “meets and overcomes all obstacles,” right?   As the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has said in an article entitled “Fasting Strengthens Discipline,” the...

‘Tell Them You Got It From Me, Elijah Muhammad, On The Wheel!’

As we observe the sacred experience of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s September 17th vision-like experience, it brings to mind how this experience manifests aspects of the Biblical Elisha who like his teacher, Elijah, had experiences with God’s flying chariots of fire. This prophetic episode illustrates how God grants His servants with insight into the enemy’s secret operations and...

The power of a praying woman

by Abisayo Muhammad Where would the world be without the love and support of our sisters? And where would she be without her prayers? Whether Christian, Muslim or other; more and more sisters attribute personal and professional achievements to starting the day with God in prayer groups and morning inspiration each morning. In Islam, praying five times a day starts before dawn...

While the enemies of truth cannot win, we must fight for the truth

 A group has put out a report on the entertainment industry and how the industry is negatively impacting their community. If you thought it was Black folk complaining about the violence, hyper-sexualization of women and girls and the negative images associated with Black life, you would be wrong. Those who are complaining about the music industry are associated with one...

‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’

by Frederick Douglass (Below are excerpts from a major speech delivered by abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who spoke July 5, 1852 in Rochester, New York, to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.) Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national...

A place of refuge in a time of trouble

One glimpse at the world, whether witnessing the suffering in the Ukraine, the horrific shooting of children in Uvalde, Texas, or the fratricidal killings in Black communities there appears to be no hiding place, no safe space from widespread death. There seems to be no secure place when it comes to jobs and employment and a country that sees a...

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...