“Being blessed to assist him in this capacity has afforded me the unbelievable blessing of witnessing something about him that I believe should be a case study for all schools of thought: His Work Ethic.” – Brother Jesse Muhammad (The Teachings 2.0: The Twitter Sayings of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Vol.2)
At 82 years of age the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan continues to captivate as well as confound the minds of this world regardless of age, race, gender or religious beliefs. His 60-plus years of service to all of humanity especially the Black man and woman in America and fighting on behalf of those suffering injustice, speaks volumes of a Divine Love unmatched. Between his world tours, college and Caribbean tours, staff meetings that are known to be 7 hours in length (give or take), responding to questions via social media and maintaining the various programs of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad; one may ask how does he do it all? Where does his energy, passion and drive come from that he never seems to tire? How is he able to relate to the young and misunderstood as well as the prestigious and influential effortlessly? The answer to those questions were delivered in full at Muhammad Mosque 45 in Houston, Texas. On Sunday, June 28, 2015 guest, visitors and members of the mosque were blessed with a special guest speaker, Brother Jesse Muhammad. His subject was entitled “The Divine Grind of Farrakhan: Who Are My Helpers In the Cause of Allah?”
Along with being an award winning journalist and touring international speaker, Brother Jesse serves as the social media strategist to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and The Farrakhan Twitter Army. He has compiled thousands of questions posed to Minister Farrakhan by people from all over the world that have been published in The Teachings 2.0: The Twitter Sayings of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, affectionately referred to as “The Twitter Book”.
Within the month of June alone, Brother Jesse has accompanied Minister Farrakhan during two segments of the Justice Or Else leadership tour. Both segments were approximately 7 days in length and at least three cities each week. It was during this tour that Minister Farrakhan summoned the young leaders from the community including those in the Hip Hop community. This was a discussion that not only addressed the critical state and growing injustice taking place all over the nation and world, but solutions were also presented that could bring about the fair dealing that is long overdue. This leadership tour was initiated in preparation for the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March set to be held at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. October 10, 2015.
Over the past three and a half years Brother Jesse Muhammad has worked closely with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in connecting him to millions all over the world, introducing them to the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation Of Islam using the power of social media. This has afforded Brother Jesse with an up close view of the work ethic of Minister Farrakhan that can only be described as Divine.
“The Divine Grind of Farrakhan: Who Are My Helpers In the Cause of Allah?”
(Photos: @EbonySafiyyah via Twitter)
The moment Brother Jesse Muhammad gave his opening words the tone and energy of the meeting shifted. This was indicative that the occasion was unlike any other. The audience was met with a profound passion that did not have to build up; it radiated from him in a way that was enthralling.
After affirming the reality of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad being physically alive, in power and with God backing the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in rebuilding and maintaining the Nation Of Islam since 1977, Brother Jesse pierced and dismantled the comparison that many have made by associating Minister Farrakhan with the weak so-called Black leaders of today. Brother Jesse set the record straight by stating, “When you talk about Farrakhan you’ve got to mention Abraham, Noah, Jesus, Moses and Muhammad!”
Brother Jesse shared his many experiences working and traveling with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the intimate settings and long work hours that only a hand-full are privy to. “There’s is something about Farrakhan where he doesn’t know the meaning of rest. In coming off of a seven day tour, he’s not talking about frivolous things. He’s talking about WORK”, Brother Jesse said. “Farrakhan, at 82, says he wants some more [work]! If he says he wants some more, we should be saying that too!”
In 2013, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan shook and shocked the entire world with his historic 58-part lecture series, “The Time and What Must Be Done” that was broadcasted via YouTube. The Farrakhan Twitter Army and those who support the work of Minister Farrakhan tweeted during each installment to further the impact and delivery of his words that were, without a shadow of doubt, from Almighty God. Brother Jesse stated, “Farrakhan is weaving into the current events and making it relevant to our lives! He gave us 58 broadcasts! We can’t get this in 58 lifetimes!” It was a grounding reminder for everyone present that the weight of that which Minister Farrakhan is gifting the world with cannot be and should not be taken for granted.
Brother Jesse presented a Power Point exposition of various photos that were from Minster Farrakhan’s (and the Nation of Islam’s) critics and opposition that were in response to the lecture series and recent speaking engagements. He brought up a particular slide with screen shots of tweets that were death threats on the Minister’s life. Brother Jesse said in response to those tweets and anyone in the audience sharing that sentiment: “You kill our leader? Hell no!” With a controlled yet striking fury in his tone, Brother Jesse spoke to the level at which one’s demeanor should be when those kind of words are uttered toward a man who has paid the price by sacrificing his life to serve and spiritual feed an entire people. He asked how can we stand by and allow such talk. He proceeded by pointing out a tweet that inquired why Minister Farrakhan is still alive and said, “People trying to figure out why Farrakhan hasn’t been killed yet”. He strongly replied, “You can’t calculate the Power that backs him!”
Brother Jesse went on to show photos of the nine men and women who were murdered in Charleston, South Carolina by White supremacist and terrorist, Dylann Roof. He spoke on how spiritually malnourished we are as a people where something like that could take place. He also went on to say that the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad are and have always been in tune with the time. This was in reference to the Nation Of Islam’s check procedure upon entering the mosques where weapons, among other items, are not permitted. He told the audience that had Roof attempted to do what he did at a Muhammad Mosque, the Fruit Of Islam would have taken care of him before he could have stepped foot onto the parking lot. The entire sanctuary exploded with applause indicating the same sentiment was felt. There was hardly a time where the crowd wasn’t on their feet bearing witness to the truth coming from Brother Jesse’s testimony.
He went on to provoke a deeper level of understanding in effort to connect with the individuals present with excerpts from Our Saviour Has Arrived, a publication written by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Brother Jesse stated, “The Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad contains Life, Light and Power!” He isolated the words from Chapter 23 entitled “He (Allah) Makes All Things New” and stated, “He builds our minds according to the way Gods think…”(pg. 123). Brother Jesse posed the question: “What happened to our creative powers? We don’t even wake up with something new on our minds”. He went on to explain that as a whole most people are ineffective because they are too busy lifting themselves up instead of bearing witness to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan who is working on behalf of all humanity. He made it even clearer with these words, “I’m here to lift up Farrakhan! My job is easy!” He closed his point by saying, “Some of us need a new definition of ‘grinding'”.
From there, he began to delve into the subtitle of his subject, “Who Are My Helpers In the Way of Allah?” This question was taken from the words of Jesus to his disciples due to the disbelief he perceived among them (Holy Qur’an – Surah 3:51-53). He outlined how Jesus asked the question multiple times, which would lead one to ponder why he had to ask at all. In one statement Brother Jesse offered a riveting truth: “The ones claiming they are helpers were evidently not doing their job.”
He stated that a lot of people have grown up with the thought that asking for help makes one look weak. Brother Jesse also outlined and expounded on six ways to stop such thinking in effort to break down the barriers that are keeping many from their full potential as well as helping the Servant of God, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
They are as listed:
1)We must attack the root cause. We have a tool in our midst that attacks the root cause in Auditing.
2) Get rid of the “super hero” false reality portrayed on T.V. and in movies. Everybody gets help!
3)Consider how you’re blocking YOUR blessings and the blessings of OTHERS. Stop being selfish.
4) Keep in mind that God works through men and women. Don’t pray for help then reject it when it comes. He further stated, “We can be so arrogant that when God sends help in a vessel we least expect, we reject it”.
5)When you ask for help don’t turn around and block people.
And lastly, 6) repeat steps 1-5!
(Photos: @BrotherJesse via Instagram/Twitter)
He closed out with showcasing various photos of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in the cities he’s toured thus far. He also showed photos of well-known Hip Hop artists who attended the Justice Or Else leadership meetings such as Ice Cube, Young Thug, Birdman, Cee-Lo, and others. He shared that Young Thug openly expressed to the Minister that he wants to be great like him.
During dinner Birdman told Minister Farrakhan that he wants to be a Muslim, but he didn’t know how and wanted to be taught. Brother Jesse said that the Minister responded, “If I teach you take it and do something creative with it. Don’t be a dead parrot like most are. Most don’t know how to create their own lane.” Brother Jesse further shared that Cee-Lo asked about the reality of the Mother Wheel.
A photo of producer Damon Dash sitting with Minister Farrakhan in a golf cart was shown, where it was said Dash referred to the Minister as the ‘OG’. Rapper Kanye West said in one of his lyrics that Farrakhan is his Sensei. The point that Brother Jesse was making was that the youth’s favorite rappers all follow Farrakhan! There is something extremely significant in that where all of those individuals and countless others are so drawn to that magnificent man. Brother Jesse closed his point by saying, “Don’t think that Farrakhan just woke up one day and people flock to him. No! He’s 60 years in this!”
The images shown were indicative of how so many people were practically fighting just to get close to the Minister, take a photo with him, shake his hand and be near him. Brother Jesse asked the guests, “Doesn’t that sound familiar?” He was making reference to what the Scripture says about those around Jesus wanting to touch the hem of his garment.
He said to everyone within earshot, “We thank Allah for this beautiful man [Farrakhan]. I don’t know about you, but I want to get back on point and I want to stay on point.” It was then that Brother Jesse grew emotional and with tears running down his face he closed his message with the following words: “How can I be still when looking at a man work so hard?”
At that very moment everyone stood to their feet offering a standing ovation as well as shouts of joy and excitement. Many were in tears by the message delivered. The entire mosque had been filled with the spirit of immense gratitude for the Divine Grind of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. There was not a single person unaffected by the words delivered by Brother Jesse Muhammad of what he has witnessed first-hand. With great love and boldness he acquainted everyone with the mind and heart of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in ways that were unique and unlike what many have experienced.
Hurt2Healing magazine spoke with two guests, one who stood up and accepted his place in the Nation Of Islam to help the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Here is what both shared:
“I thought it [Brother Jesse’s message] was very moving. Brother Jesse’s passion and the way he felt about Minister Louis Farrakhan; it was almost as if Minister Farrakhan was his biological father. I felt that passion. When he cried, I cried because I felt the emotion coming from him. I felt that the message that he’s bringing is awakening people; not just people who don’t know about the Nation of Islam. I felt like Brother Jesse woke up people in the Nation of Islam too.”
-Marcella LeBlanc, 24
“Brother Jesse’s message was very strong and very powerful. His conviction was amazing, and his one-on-one experience with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan stuck out to me. I’ve been following Minister Louis Farrakhan; I saw the Breakfast Club interview. I felt it was a sign, because I was compelled to get up this morning by myself instead of waiting for anyone to invite me; I was invited the past two times I came. The fact that the Breakfast Club interview was the thing that told me that the next time I come I would join, and then coming this time on my own and seeing Brother Jesse speak about his experiences with Minister Louis Farrakhan, I felt like I could relate being a musician as Minister Louis Farrakhan is. What inspired me to stand up was everything in its entirety. I work with a lot of those rappers he has been visiting with. To me it was like…I had to, I had no choice. It was in my heart.”
-Aaron Dorsey, 22
Listen to the full message below delivered by Brother Jesse Muhammad on The Divine Grind of Farrakhan: Who Are My Helpers In the Way of Allah?
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