By Staff Writer | Thu Jul 12, 2018
BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – Activist and student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad of the Nation of Islam (NOI) discussed leadership in a radio interview with Ask the Lawyer, a production of All Black Radio, broadcasted through WVIP 93.5 FM in the Tri-state area. Dr. Muhammad said that leadership can be used as a tool to guide people through “a maze of American death and destruction.”
“The most valuable capital in this dark world is the right guidance,” said Dr. Muhammad. “Leadership is not he or she who is the greatest orator and leadership is not he or she who has the greatest wealth or material gain. Leadership is he or she who can provide right guidance in the critical hour.”
In the early 1990s, Dr. Muhammad first discovered the Nation of Islam through the Five Percent Nation, which believes that 10 percent of the people of the world know the truth of existence, and those elites opt to keep 85 percent of the world in ignorance and under their controlling thumb. Two years later, Dr. Muhammad joined the Military Training of Men, affiliated with Islam in North America.
“It’s not just black America that needs the right guidance, it’s the entire human planet that is suffering from the lack of guidance and God. The honorable Minister Farrakhan can guide humanity,” said Dr. Muhammad, who is a student of Minister Farrakhan. “What produces right leadership is not just the ideology, though ideology is important having the truth is important in good leadership. But in the Nation of Islam, ours is a lifestyle, structured by a system and this lifestyle and this system inherently grows all of us who participate in this life.”
He added, “When you see the brothers and sisters from the nation of Islam, what you’re looking at is not the result of putting on a bow tie. What you’re looking at is the result of the life and the structure that governs that life we submit to.”
Under the Nation of Islam, people are required to pray daily, are forbidden to eat pork, scavengers of the sea such as oysters, crabs and ideally sustain a vegetarian diet, according to the website’s guidelines.
There is no succession in the Nation of Islam, according to Dr. Muhammad. He said, late religious leader Elijah Muhammad, is the messenger and messiah. Starting in the early 1930s, Elijah Muhammad led the organization after the Nation of Islam co-founder Wallace D. Fard Muhammad allegedly disappeared.
“The messenger of God has no successor,” Dr. Muhammad said. “We believe him to be the long-awaited Christ that the entire world has waited on and anticipated and expected. God, raised him up we firmly believe among the black man and woman in America.”
Dr. Muhammad added, “He [Elijah Muhammad] instructed the honorable Brother Farrakhan to sit in his seat in his absence. We’re getting the divine guidance of Elijah Muhammad through his student the honorable, brother minister Farrakhan. Farrakhan is not a successor to Elijah, because the messenger, the Messiah has no successor.”
According to Dr. Muhammad, the Catholic popes might have a successor, but that’s the difference between a “fabricated religion” and the religion of God — Islam.
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