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A Reminder Is A Blessing: The Value Of The Hon. Louis Farrakhan Among Us

Monday, September 05, 2016Brother Mustafaa

By Bro. Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad 

"And this is a blessed Reminder, which We have revealed. Will you then deny it?" Qur'an 21:50

The things that benefit us the most, the people who stand in our corner, the valuable friendships that uphold us in trying times are sometimes taken for granted until we need them or after they have done us great favor. Therefore, It is commonly stated you never know what you had till it's gone. 

How many great black leaders have come among us to take us to greater heights and were neglected by us their entire lives? Only when they are dead and buried does it seem that we are ready to follow their "great" leadership. The prophets of God have received similar treatment by their contemporaries. The great worthy prophets of the past now have billions who claim to be their followers, but their "followers" actions rarely measure up to the example laid down by their master teachers. 

We as black people place pictures of Martin Luther King on our walls today, but when he was alive he was ignored by the bourgeois class, the preacher class and other well to do blacks of his day. Malcolm X couldn't get an audience with most black people as they ran in the other direction, but now that he is dead and buried it seems acceptable to claim him as a leader. 

We cry out in 2016 about the supposed void in black leadership. Is there really a void, or are we doing as we usually do reject those in present time who are advocating on our behalf? I guess The Hon. Louis Farrakhan will have to be dead and buried before we recognize his leadership abilities. Leadership is defined simply as one who influences others. We are looking at a man who has been a major influencer on of our community for over 60 years, but we treat him as though he isn't qualified. He has given us great counsel over the years, but we haven't heeded his wise counsel, therefore we suffer the consequences as white America treats us worse by the day. 

If we can believe that God sent Prophets, Messengers, Messiahs, Apostles into the world for the upliftment of humanity what makes us doubt God's ability to do so in modern times? How can we believe in an all loving, merciful God, who intervened in the affairs of others and who won't intervene in our? We need God and a Messenger to intercede in our affairs as our secular plans have failed. 

I am a witness and a believer that such a man has intervened in our affairs, by the power of God, in the person of The Hon. Louis Farrakhan. He is being treated like all the prophets and black leaders before him were treated. We ignore him and his common sense appeals to make our community a safe and decent place to live. He advises us to return to moral excellence to gain the favor and backing of God. He advises us to use our 1.3 trillions dollars in purchasing power to benefit self and kind. 

Will we continue to look back thousands of years to the dead and buried prophets of the past for guidance? Will we continue to look back into the past to the dead and buried black leaders of the past for guidance? Or, will we beat the patterns of the past and recognize the man of God in our midst while he is yet alive and in need of our help?

"And remind, for reminding profits the believers." Qur'an 51:55 

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