Photos by Hannibal Muhammad
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (FinalCall.com) – On October 19, 2013, the Farrakhan Twitter Army, spearheaded by Brother Jesse Muhammad hosted its very first Holy Day Of Atonement 2013 Tweet Up & Appreciation Gathering in the Booker T. Washington High School gymnasium.
The purpose for this Tweet Up was to show honor and gratitude to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the “Commander-In-Tweet” Honoree, as well as to recognize a group within the Farrakhan Twitter Army for their hard work in spreading guidance the Minister shares each week during his 52-week lecture series, “The Time and What Must Be Done.”
The program consisted of a detailed report by Jesse Muhammad on how Minister Farrakhan was introduced to Twitter and social media, as well as the impact his presence has had nationally and internationally. Since May 11, 2013, with the help of the Farrakhan Twitter Army, “The Time and What Must Be Done” has trended nationally and worldwide for 23 consecutive weeks.
Jesse Muhammad said tweets from Minister Farrakhan inspired many all over the world, and hearing from the Minister actually saved someone’s life. During “Farrakhan Fridays” on Facebook, Minister Farrakhan responded to a woman’s question regarding why her prayers have not been answered. Unbeknownst to those reading, she was contemplating suicide. However, after the reply given by the Minister, she chose life.
A few special guests came to show their support at the Tweet Up, including Ishmael Muhammad, the student national assistant to Minister Farrakhan. A very special surprise appearance was made by the Nation Of Islam’s First Lady, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan and her daughters. Mother Evelyn Muhammad, wife of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and their daughter Marie Muhammad were also present.
The program was emceed by two members of the Farrakhan Twitter Army, Artiium Muhammad from Miami and Halima Mahmoud of New Jersey. There were live musical performances by Jasiri X, also known as “the Peoples MC,” Wazeer the Great and Nehanda, which took them into Part 41 of “The Time and What Must Be Done” webcast at NOI.org/thetime.
At that moment, there was just about standing room only in the high school gymnasium. The crowd was mixed with high school and college students, adults and guests visiting from various cities. An announcement was made for everyone to plug into their device of choice in preparation to tweet live during the webcast, which was a continuation of the 2012 Holy Day of Atonement address that was given in Charlotte, N.C. (See an edited transcript of the Minister message.)
Once the viewing began, the lights were turned down and the gymnasium was illuminated by laptops, smartphones and tablets.
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Halima Muhammad @Muslim_Swagg
Artiium Muhammad @MuslimsLuvJesus
Jasiri X @Jasiri_X
Kenya Muhammad @PeliKEN_Fly
Carlos Muhammad @CarlosMuhammad1
Darryl Muhammad @D_Roe101
Jahleel Muhammad @JustMuhammad