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[Source: FinalCall.com] Sacrifice, purposeful action using Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint needed for Black America to survive, thrive and gain true freedom
When this lecture is over, I want to see if you are in agreement with what we say, and if in agreement, you are willing to act upon the principles that you will hear,” said Minister Farrakhan. “Today’s subject, by Allah’s grace, will give you a vision of what we as a people must do to solve our problems.”CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhanpresented a clear plan for those ready to work to establish a free and independent Black nation during his Saviours’ Day 2013 keynote address themed “Muhammad’s Economic Blueprint: Ending Poverty and Want.”
There was a festive atmosphere in the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion, which was packed to the rafters with those traveling from across the city, throughout the region, around the country and the globe to hear solutions presented by the National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam.
“The fact is, we are now facing the grim reality that everything the Honorable Elijah Muhammad predicted has now come to pass,” he said.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad outlined in Muhammad Speaks newspaper nearly 50 years ago, a plan addressing the economic plight of Blacks in the United States. It was presented as an “Economic Savings Program” and a “3-Year Savings Plan” that called on all Black wage earners across political, religious and ideological lines to make regular, affordable contributions into a single national treasury. The Minister called again for Blacks to heed the wisdom of his teacher and to follow the divine directive to unite, pool resources and build a reality for themselves.
The capacity crowd at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion listened to Minister Farrakhan’s keynote address on February 24. Photos: Hannibal Muhammad
An Economic Blueprint, a way to success
The Minister defined the words “economic” and “blueprint” and explained why Mr. Muhammad presented it as he did. The word economics comes from the Greek oikonomikos, “denoting the science of household management, but it has come to be defined as the science of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of humanity,” he said. A blueprint is defined as “something that acts as a plan, a model, or something providing guidance; a detailed plan or program of action.”
(L-R) Rev. Willie F. Wilson, Nuri Muhammad, Abdul Akbar Muhammad, Ishmael R. Muhammad
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad saw in God’s creation the perfect representation of economy demonstrated by the human body, the Minister said. He described the process by which food enters the body, is broken down, digested and nutrients distributed to all parts of the body that are in need. When the body is diseased, life’s essentials are not delivered to the body in sufficient quantities. This is exactly what manifested in uprisings taking place across the globe, Min. Farrakhan explained.