The Debate Over the Interview of Min. Farrakhan in Muslim Journal

The Debate Over the Interview of Min. Farrakhan in Muslim Journal While you all certainly have the right to a rebuttal, those who disagree with the printing of the interview of Minister Farrakhan in the Muslim Journal, we hope you keep in mind that there is actually more at hand here than just Min. Farrakhan.

Min. Farrakhan, by his own admission, knows that his days are limited.  He has already stepped down (symbolically) from the head of his own organization.  What about those men and women in his organization who may be looking to see who will be accepting of them when "their leader" passes, just as our leader has passed.

Maybe an inkling of acceptance from "us" would be enough to speak volumes to them.  Prophet Muhammed, after a battle where Muslim men were killed, turned around and married a Jewish woman and used his marriage to her as an opportunity to return all of the booty/property of her people to them, even after people had been killed.

Sometimes, as we stand at the top of the barrel where we have made our way out of, let us not slam down shut the cover on those who may have found a way to climb out themselves, even if they took another 30 years in doing so.  Let Allah be their judge.

Recall ahadith:  "There are some who act as though they are the inheritors of the hellfire, until they are an arms length from it, change their ways and enter Paradise.  There are some who act as thought they are inheritors of the Paradise, until they are an arms length away from it and change their ways and enter the Hellfire."

I think some of our sense of self-righteousness is a sin.  Let not our own actions be cause to turn away from faith one seeking their way to it.

Muslim Journal has been running articles from students of Imam W. Deen Mohammed ever since his passing and still continuing, and some from prominent Imams and some from "regular" believers.  Make out of Min. Farrakhan’s interview only what it is, an interview with a prominent leader, no, not "our leader."  As I indicated in the foreword to the interview, "No, we don’t need another hero."

Perhaps the interview actually gives credence to why we don’t need another leader.  All of the Imams have been and will be welcomed and have been contacted to give their perspectives on the Leadership and School of Thought of Imam W. Deen Mohammed.  Imam Darnell Karim’s interview on this subject is now at Part III in this issue.

We have carried on page 4 of every Muslim Journal our support for the Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed for nearly 34 years, and since his death we have added that Muslim Journal recognizes the School of Thought/Mathhab of Imam W. Deen Mohammed on that same page.

The forward printed in the front of the interview noted that there would be disagreement with this interview, but I still feel that sometimes to shut out a thing makes it more important that what it is, no one is running away from the leadership of Imam Mohammed.  I don’t expect to see Imams running to Min. Farrakhan to show them the way.

But perhaps some would have felt that "if the Muslim Journal had not blocked him," he would have gotten a response from the Imams.  Let the full picture be shown!

If Min. Farrakhan has pointed out his concerns over the cause of death of Imam Mohammed, how would our community feel if such comes to pass and then it is discovered that Min. Farrakhan made that an issue and sent it to the Muslim Journal, and the Muslim Journal "swept it under the rug?"  If no one else feels that to be a credible concern, then it falls where it may.

To refer to the interview of Min. Farrakhan as "entering our houses" from the wrong door, please note that the newspaper pages are public display and not the private quarters of any one.  What better place to have public discourse than on the pages of a public newspaper.

Once, Imam Mohammed said that we even make "not eating pork" to be more important than what it is, when Allah Himself permits the eating of some of it in dire straits.  While we close in the walls of our own house so tight that we cannot even move freely about among ourselves, the world is moving on, without us.

Again, please do not make the interview with Minister Farrakhan out to be more than what it was, an interview with a leader who is among the few remaining leaders who came out of the House of Elijah.

I am certain our readers have the intelligence to accept what they like and dismiss what they dislike, and not tear their hair out about anything in between.  Let us "teach ourselves to think."

We do not have to be spoon fed our every thought.

by Ayesha K. Mustafaa and D. Shahid Abdul-Karim

Ayesha K. Mustafaa is the editor of Muslim Journal Newspaper.  D. Shahid Abdul-Karim is the online editor and New England/Northeast U.S.  for the Muslim Journal.  Muslim Journal Newspaper is committed to disseminate unadulterated news to the reading public as an independent newspaper that recognizes Islam as a Promoter of Freedom, Justice, and Equality.

33 comments to The Debate Over the Interview of Min. Farrakhan in Muslim Journal

  • Robert_Saeed

    You speak as if Allah is not in charge of our affairs whether one is in the Nation of Islam or practicing Al-Islam.. Iman W. D. Mohammed and Minster Farrakhan in spite of their ssubstantive public differences kept their followers from shedding each others blood as is being done in the so called world of Al-Islam in the East and the old Nation of Islam. Public discourse and transparency are paramount to bringing us all from darkness to light. Congratulations to the Muslim Journal for the interview with Minister Farrakhan. May Allah bless the good works of Iman W.D. Mohammed to outlive the myopic and shortsightedness of those who claim to follow him. May the Nation of Islam grow to its full potential and beyond and help all of humanity find pleasure with Allah.

  • Malik Rahim

    I thank the Muslim Journal for the interview with Minister Farrakhan. This controversy is truly baffling when Minister Farrakhan has done so much for the Islamic world in and outside the country. While many of these criticizing Imams write editorials from behind their desks, Minister Farrakhan has been the only one who has been taking the message of Islam to the streets to reform people. And so has his followers.

    I think there needs to be more humility and just take a moment to look at Minister Farrakhan's track record with the people. Allah (SWT) says in the Quran that He does not guide the disbeliever and that He knows best where to place His message. Look at the man's work.

    I humbly submit that Minister Farrakhan is the embodiment of the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH)

  • In the Name of ALLAH, the Beneficent, the Merciful

    As-Salaam Alaikum

    I pray that the Muslim followers of the so-called Al-Islam will grow to recognize the value of Master Fard Muhammad and The Hon. Elijah Muhammad in the progression of the of the Islamic message. I love both Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) and The Hon. Elijah Muhammad and make no distinction between the two.

    Minister Farrakhan plays a siginificant role in helping the harmony or balance of dealing with the two aforementioned men.

    Brother Mustafaa
    http://brothermustafaa.com

  • Peace be unto you Mr.Lee X Slave.

    The open defiance of the followers of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad under the guidance of the Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan is no secret and is known worldwide.

    It is a defiance that pop culture enjoys. It seems, so does the N.O.I.

    But the first pillar of Islam give no legitimacy to believing that Allah came in the person of Fard Muhammed as those under the guidance of the Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan profess and defend.

    The N.O.I.'s concept of Fard Muhammad does not uphold the pillars of Islam but instead causes them to crumble. For that concept to be true, Al-Islam's foremost universal principle has to be taken down quite a few notches. Under the guidance of the Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan, god at one point in time, was a human being, a white man, and he and those under his guidance have pictures to prove it.

    Engage the purveyors of alcohol and pork and wannabe Arab Negroes with the Qur'an and the Prophet's sunnah and you'll find them responding and even changing with time.

    But that would require scrutinizing their behavior and testing their allegiance to certain criteria that they also profess. If they say they are Muslims, then the criteria is clear.

    "We do not force Our beliefs onto anyone, We simply believe what We believe, if We are in error Allah the Glorious the most High will be Our Judge not some student of a student."

    How absurd. While we cannot force our beliefs on anyone, as humans we are required to make judgments. That is how we fail or make progress.

    Allah Alone is the Granter of respite. It is His power only. Iblis requested respite from Allah to prove his worthiness to rule. Even though Iblis said "Lord the power to grant respite is Yours alone". I know it is Allah's power alone to grant that respite to Iblis. I know this.

    But I still curse his ass.

    In time, the Fard Muhammad concept of being god in person will change and will be abandoned. Just like the other thought to be intractable principles of the N.O.I. have changed.

    Afterwards, all will hear, "All Praise is due to Allah".

    I bear witness : Allah, He is One. Allah is Eternal. He did not give birth to a child, And He was not born of a parent, And there is nothing existing like Him.

    Now that is real defiance.

    Peace

    • lucille

      Does anyone have access to the article so that I can see what all the hoopla is about?

      • lucille – The original article is found in the Muslim Journal only.

        • Sister lucille

          ASA

          And thank you. I finally heard it for myself. It is available on CD @Finalcall e-store.
          Delivered at The Palace in Chicago, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan reflects on Imam Warithudeen Muhammad
          October 2, 2008

          A Blessing and A Mercy to us All January 11, 2010
          Reviewer: Lucille Muhammad Mosque #12 from Phila, PA United States
          As Salaam Alaikum
          After listening to the CD I see why everyone was holding on to their Muslim Journal as if they were pure gold! I searched for this interview ever since I heard about it on a blog. It must have been “sold out” in Philadelphia within days!
          What humility The Minister posses! I say that because: I may have missed it but I did not see an advertisement for this cd in the Finalcall. I had to search at the online store! (Correction Allah led me to it.) One who is money hungry would have turned the Imams’ passing into a money making opportunity. Instead The Minister once again opened up his heart for All to hear and feel his love for his father The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his brother Warith Deen Mohammed. I agree wholeheartedly with the Imam who spoke at the Janazah, “They(MLF & WDM) are sons of the same father (THEM).” MUSLIM SONS. May Allah continue to Bless us

          This CD is a MUST hear! I’m ordering more for family and friends What a Blessing and a Mercy

  • We the Muslims followers of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, under the Divine Guidance of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, stand with the rest of the Student s of Allah in honoring and Up holding the Pillars of Islam. We however feel that We do not have to take a test or show some allegiance to all these Muslim or Islamic Thought Police. Who by the way prostrate every Friday or Jummah, with purveyors of Pork and Alcohol, in the Black Community and through out this wickedly great nation of Ours, I guess this is okay since they are "Real Muslims"= Arabs and most Immigrant Muslims, the wanna be Arab negro does not say a mumbling word to their religious massa's. I am not trying to be mean, but We do not force Our beliefs onto anyone, We simply believe what We believe, if We are in error Allah the Glorious the most High will be Our Judge not some student of a student.

  • RaiulBaztepo

    Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language ;)
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  • William A Barrett

    Enter text right here!As-Salaamu-Alaykum, It was an excellent decision of Imaam W.D.MOHAMMED in choosing a woman AYESHA K MUSTAFAA aseditor of Muslim Journal news paper, with a dedicated, committed staff.The interview with minister Farrakhan whom also is dedicated.as a student to his teacher,Honourable Elijah Mohammed was good.He has the right to express his thoughts.The students of Imaam W D MOHAMMED received his statement that to remake the world for peace we must first remake the mind(thinking)In-Al Quraan Surah(chapter)2-Ayat(verse)256,itreads ''Let there be no compulsion in religion,truth stands out clear from error,ect. Jaza-ka-llah.As-Salaamu-Alaykum.

  • Charles Shabazz

    As-Salaamu Alaikum,
    I believe the Muslim Journal did right in interviewing Min. Farrakhan. Eversince their leader, Imam W.Deen Mohammed returned to Allah (SWT), the Imams in that association have turned into negro ministers, in terms of behaving ignorantly and devisive. In 2000 when I was active in that association, the 2 men embraced each other and promised to work together while respecting each other’s differences. Even Farrakhan has made some changes in the Nation of Islam himself! He has instituted Salaatul Jumu’ah, fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan with the entire Ummah, study more on the life of Nabi Muhammad ibn Abdullah Al-Mustafa Ahmed (SAW)and learning Qur’anic Arabiyyah. Furthermore, during this past anniversary of the Million Man March, Min. Farrakhan announced “the New Beginning” by expanding the Nation of Islam membership to the entire human family, just as Imam Mohammed (then Supreme Minister Wallace D. Muhammad) did in 1975. Instead of being so critical of Min. Farrakhan, we should applaude him for the reforms that he’s been making in the Nation of Islam towards slowly, but surely moving toward the true concepts of Aqeedah and Tauheed.

  • Jihad Rasheed Shabazz

    As-Salaam-Alaikum, dearly beloved brothers and sisters;

    The time has come to move forward as ONE! And let Allah (G-D) (SWT)

    be the Judge of all that we say…and do.

  • Noble Sharif

    Maybe if the Imams of our beloved Imam would spend more time propagating the faith instead of religious gang banging. We would better of.

    Our community made many mistakes which led us to be an aging ummah, without any noticable visible presence of other ethnicity except Afro Americans.

    However, I have seen young hispanic, africans, arab, and cauacasdian seeking audiences with Minister Farrakhan. He was in Russia in Siberia and Muslims whiter than milk embraced him and actually defended him against KGB.

    Instead of taking the stance that they are coming up maybe we should take the stance we can learn from each other because we do not have nowhere near the international presence among muslims that Farrakhan and his community have even though we are superior in numbers and experience.

    “You can tell the righteous for the walk the Earth in humility”

  • Hanif Muhammad

    ASA. I believe in the teaching of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad. It says in the Holy Quran (in so many words) that Allah will settle differences amongst those who believe. Let us remember this and excercise humility when dealing with each other. ASA

  • BILAL ALEEM MUHAMMAD

    As Salaam Alaikum:

    When Imam Warith Deen Mohammed assumed leadership of the Nation of Islam in 1975, there was division of brothers in who to follow, Farrakhan or W.D. Mohammed. If there was unity back then, we would be further in our deen to Allah. Imam Mohammed knew what he was doing in bring us back to worshipping Al-Islam the was we was as slaves brought here from Africa. You see Muslim slaves had to stop worshiping Allah in the proper way in order to survive here in America doing that time. But they had a prayer to Allah: O Allah Let my offspring come back Muslim to worship you in the proper way. They converted to Christianity to survive for a better day to come at hand. That day came in 1975 Saviors Day when W.D. Mohammed assume leadership of the Nation. Now our ancestors can rest in peace. Imam Mohammed said to us: The flame of Al-Islam is so strong you can stagnate it but you cant put it out. What a powerful statement with what’s going on in the world today. Farrakhan should have worked with the Imam from day one. We as a movement would have advanced a lot further instead of the back fighting that we experienced. Our community students of Warith Deen Mohammed will continue to teach the legacy of our Imam for generations to come for our future and for our Muslim slave ancestors.

    Your Brother in Al-Islam, Bilal Aleem Muhammad.

  • I haven’t read the interview (my bad), but I’m thankful for whatever was discussed. Life is about cultivation. We all grow from birth to death, then Allah (God) judges our works/deeds. Keep in mind that the Hon. Elijah Muhammad made public statements in his publications and elsewhere in reference to the Klu Klux Klan having much in common with the Nation of Islam. He even invited the grand wizard to a Saviour’s Day convention. Now just think on that for a moment, especially given that he was teaching that the so-called white man was the devil, and the KKK was the most prominent racist organization in America at the time. The universal laws of reward and punishment keep everything in creation in balance and protected. The two most prominent attributes of Allah in the Quran are The-Rahman (The-Gracious) and The-Raheem (The-Merciful). Visit my website at: http://www.consultant-for-business-excellence.com. As-Salaamu’Alaikum. Terris Muhammad

  • Michael Muhammad

    Bismillah!

    Perhaps the stench of envy and jealousy from some (NOT ALL) in both quarters is the fear of an ultimate unity of both Bro. Imam W.D. Mohammad community and the Nation of Islam under the leadership of the Brother Farrakhan.

    No one can stop what Allah (SWT) has decreed. Tongues wagging the air of divisiveness should be on guard for Allah ‘hears what we do’. Should he decree a thing and those oppose it then woe to them who oppose Allah’s decree! Whether you wear a bowtie, a beard or not you will not escape the wrath should it be His will. However, interestingly enough many (NOT ALL) are willing to go into the hell-fire from leaning to their own understandings because they allege to submit but they submit not. In truth and with all due respect, taking shahada doesn’t eradicate the ‘negro’ in us. That as many within Brother Imam’s community know, that was a ‘process’. Those who didn’t submit to the ‘process’ were negroes trying to be Muslim and the cover was pulled off their deceptions and exposed for who and what they are.

    The Imam and Brother Minister ‘worked together’ when Allah decreed such. How can anyone say ‘Farrkhan should’ve done that all along’. Farrakhan is NOT (emphasis) Allah! Let me say that again. Farrakhan is NOT Allah! I know sometimes the unbridled and seemingly ‘worship’ of his person would let many to believe some are indeed worshiping this brother. Sad. However, as he never told anyone to call him ‘honorable’ he has repeatedly said ‘brother is enough for me’.

    I point these last things out because no one need make an ‘apologia’ for Brother Minister or Brother Imam. They were and are brothers. Many alleged to be present when this one said this or this one said that; “I was at the dinner table when…”. Well the old saying goes, ‘those that know won’t tell and those who tell really don’t know’.

    May Allah be exceptionally pleased with the life of Brother Imam W.D. Mohammad and continue to bless his works through his ummah. As Salaam Alaikum!

  • AsSalaamu Alaikum,

    How refreshing that there is at least dialoque going on. Now, we should all join together and be about the business of guarding our children as they travel along the muttaqueen. Salaams

  • Luqman Abdul-Musawwir

    AsSalaamu Alaikum,

    Keep up the good work; and keep an open spirit and mind.

  • Khalid Muammad

    ASA
    In The Name of Allah The Most Merciful.
    We all claim to be readers of the Holy Qur’an, but how much of it are we blessed to understand by Allah, is the real question. Having said that, I would like to make a statement. The Muslims are they who believe in Allah and all His Messengers, we make no distinction in any of them. Now for those of us who would like to choose whose a Messenger and who is not, please bear in mind that Allah has not even mentioned all of them. But perhaps you feel you know better than Allah. Here is wisdom for those who seek wisdom. You tell a tree by the fruit and you tell a Messenger of Allah by his works, if what he says comes to past in the way of divine he speaks the truth. May Almighty Allah bless us to understand and do good works starting with ourselves. I bear witness there is no God but Allah and I bear witness that Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Elijah… and there are others I have not mentioned(but I believe these are the major ones) are all Allah’s Messengers. May peace blessing be upon them all. Long live the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan!

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  • AMEEN SHABAZZ

    WITH THE NAME ALLAH THE MERCIFUL** THE REDEEMER
    AS SALAAM ALAIKUM

    THE TRUE CHALLENGE OF FAITH IS WHAT ALLAH HAS REAVEALED TO HIS PROPHET MUHAMMAD(PBUH) QURAN & SUNNAH,THIS IS WHAT WE ALL AS MUSLIMS MUST COME TO TERMS WITH** THIS IS WHAT MIN FARRAKHAN AND FOLLOWERS VERSION OF THE NATION OF ISLAM NEED TO COME FULL CIRCLE OF FAITH, IMAM WARITH DEEN MUHAMMAD WAS BLESS BY ALLAH TO KNOW THIS FROM THE HOUSE OF (ELIJAH)MUHAMMAD HIS FATHER A NOBLE MAN. SO I URGE OUR DEAR BROTHER FARRAKHAN AND FOLLOWERS TO COME JOIN US IN THE FOLLOWING OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH)
    AMEEN PREZ SHABAZZ

  • Alhajii Bilalii

    AS-SALAAMU ALAYKUM….MUSLIM AND MUSLIMAS…Please be careful…the is no (GOD)BUT ALLAH…AMD MUHAMMAD IS HIS LAST SEAL OF THE FINAL WAY OF LIFE….IMAM WARITH DEEN MUHAMMAD…SOFT AND GENTLE AND FIRM HUMANBEIGS..ALLAH MADE HIM THAT WAY…AND MINISTER ABDULLAH SHAHID FARRAKHAN..WENT INTO A BATTLE FIELD FOR MANY LOST AFRICAN AFRICAN X-SLAVES…IMAM MUHAMMAD DID A DIFFERENT BATTLE..BOTH OF THESE MEN.FOUGHT JUSTICE,
    FOR AFRICAN X-SLAVES….BE THANKFULL THAN ALLAH LET YOU SEE THERE WORK IN ACTION IN YOUR LIFE TIME….RESPECT YOUR ELDERS…WHOM AMONG YOU IS READY TO GO IN BATTLE AGAISNT …THE ENEMIES OF ALLAH AND HIS PROPHET MUHAMMAD AND HIS BELIEVING MEN AND WOMEN AND CHILDRENS…WE ARE PEOPLE BY BIRTH OF JANNAH….NOT LIKE SHAITH..HIS NATURE IS HELLFIRE…..PATIENCE AND PRAYERS,DUA’S…THE PEOPLE WHO PRACTICE SUNNAH…we need to practice..respect…for life and struggle….INSHSA ALLAH ALLAH HAFIZ

  • Theda Clay

    Peace. I am a student seeking knowledge. Im looking for Imam Warith Deen Muhammad’s interpretation of the Holy Quran specifically Sura Iklas. Insha Allah.

    Thank You

    • nashid

      Peace to you Theda – Here is Imam Mohammed’s translation of Surah Al-Ikhlas (The Purity of Faith)

      “Say: G’d, He is One. G’d is Eternal. He did not

      give birth to a child: And He was not born

      of a parent. And there is nothing like Him.”

      Ramadan Mubarak!

  • Nashid M. Sabir

    ASA,Ramadan Mubarak. Just the fact that Bro. Minister Farrakhan Instituted Juma’h & many other Pactices That was also put in place by Imam W.D. Mohammad when he came in to office,puts them together. They also was at savior’s day together. They are one we should be also. SHUKRAN

  • Abu Idris Umar

    As-salaamu alaikum. I am surprised how often i see members of Warith Deen Mohammad’s community call for unity with the NOI or Farrakhan and ignore the most important requirement placed upon us by Allaah, Tawheed. Just as you can’t be a Mu’min (a person whose heart is filled with iman) by following the sunnah of anyone other than Muhammad ibn Abdullah (SAWS), you can’t be a muslim if you associate Allaah with partners. Too many muslims run away from the sunnah of our Beloved Rasul (Saws) or treat Islam like a social club. If you call to unity, unite upon the Qur’an and sunnah as it was practiced by our Righteous Predecessors.

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  • Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem As salaamu alaikum wa ramatulula

    Allah ta’illah has set forth the right path, and made it clear from the wrong path, in The Holy Qu’ran, his commandments.He has given us in prophet Muhhamad(salala wo alahe wa salaam’s) Sunnah the best example of one expressing in his life how to pratice his deen to such an extent that Ayisha radiAllahwoani said that “the prophet was the Qur’an walking”.The Qu’ran & sunnah carry their own testimony having stated how to follow them both and thereby Allah ta’illah in the mentioning of the “foremost of the righteous being the Ansar and the mahagarine”, and in the statement from the hadith that “nothing will correct the deen except that which corrected it from the beginning the generation of the prophet, the generation after them, and the generation after them”, our righteous predacessors,how they followed. Therefore, we have but to follw the guidance as the prophet(saw) said in his last sermon on mount Arafat among other things,” I leave you two things The Qu’ran and my sunnah and if follow them you cannot go wrong! emir,Ameer Shareef

  • A.S.A,

    TO A BELOVED COMMUNITY, REMEMBER! THAT Allah is one, and we must be one with him.

    your brother
    Nathaniel Shabazz

  • Mujahid abdul Rashid Thomas MUHAMMAD

    AL-HUMDILLAHI RABBIL-AL-AMIN I THANK ALLAH MUCH CAN NEVER THAN HIM ENOUGH 4 ALL THINGS! THE ARTICALES R GOOD AND PRAISES B TO ALLAH I CAN REACH OUT AND READ THEM! WHAT BLESSING THE BEAT OR I SHOULD SAY THE DHKR GOES ONWE THE DEVOTEE,S TO AL- ISLAM WILL BE JUST FINE!ALLAHUAKBAR!

  • Hajjah Sadiyyah

    ASA. What a joy to be united in this continued dedication of service to the Most High, Allah. OUR prayers and sacrifice is to Him and Him alone. For we are grateful for this great day to be found teaching and being taught the oneness of Him. I bear witness Allah is One and I forever give praise for raising among us the Honorable Elijah. We are able now to choose our destiny and pray that we will be accepted in the end. Until that day: “Up you mighty people we MUST accomplish what we will.” The world is looking to us to show……Our contribution in the life and Allah rewards in the hereafter. Let us pray!

  • Hajjah Loretta Al-Uqdah

    ASA Friends and Believers,

    I wholeheartedly agree with Sis Ayesha Mustafa’s, editor of MJ comments regarding the printing of Mr. Farrakhan’s article in Muslim Journal. Thank Allah (SWT) Almighty FOR giving
    us intelligent, rational and balanced leadership in the person of Imam WD Mohammed. I remember being at our ” Annual Convention” in Philadelphia, I’m not sure of the year but I think it was 1999. I remember distinctly Imam Mohammed saying boldly “I’d rather you leave me, walk away from me and say that “I’M NO LONGER YOUR LEADER” than to give up ‘THINKING FOR YOURSELF”!! That’s my LEADER!! THAT’S OUR LEADER. As Sis Ayesha beautifully explained ” It was an interview with a Prominent Leader and Our Brother” Minister Louis Farrakhan. No! Minister Farrakhan is not my leader but I certainly want to hear what he has to say about not just that subject but other subjects that we have as a common concern in the African American community.

    I remember so well when I too came through those same doors and I await anxiously for the arrival of all of my brothers and sisters!! If Allah Wills! Don’t let anyone keep us divided. Imam Mohammed held many inter- faith discussion with Christians and other leaders of various faiths, certainly we can dialogue with and have a healthy interaction with our brothers and sister of the same faith! Please don’t be like others who claim, they have the ONLY DOOR to Allah. When Allah (SWT) is the DECIDER OF ALL AFFAIRS and brings us through MANY DIFFERENT DOORS!!!

    SEEKING ALLAH’S MERCY
    HAJJAH Loretta

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