No disrespect to the Super Bowl or the NBA All-Star game but in less than a week the annual Saviours' Day Convention is about to impact the world unlike these two major sporting events. How so you may ask?
According to The Final Call Newspaper, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is on the verge of delivering a vital message to the American President, public and the world on February 28 at the United Center. The address is expected to include an analysis and critique of President Obama's administration, the need for national mobilization in support of Haiti, Divine insight into record breaking weather patterns throughout the United States and more.
Along with the keynote address, thousands from across the world will be making the journey to the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL for an array of Saviours' Day 2010 workshops.
The membership of the Nation of Islam is excited about the annual gathering especially after witnessing the first ever NOI web-a-thon on February 16. The web-a-thon was the brainchild of NOI National Secretary Berve Muhammad, who orchestrated the production that focused on the Saviours' Day Gift Drive. The Saviours' Day Gift is an annual gift given to Minister Farrakhan in appreciate for his years of dedicated service to the upliftment of our people and humanity. The final seven day tally at the close of the web-a-thon was over $715,000.
(Photo above from Saviours' Day 2009 by Jesse Muhammad)
Here are a few comments from some of the members about their most memorable Saviours' Day moments and why they are looking forward to Saviours' Day 2010:
"I attended my first Saviours in October 1994 in Dallas, TX. My most memorable moment was seeing all the BEAUTIFUL sisters in their garments and feeling the spirit of the sisterhood. EMPHATICALLY YES I am looking forward to Saviours' Day 2010! I am looking forward to seeing the believers from all over the world and participating in the workshops so I can come back home and improve and demonstrate that which I will learn. And most importantly, act out on the DIVINE instructions we receive from our beloved Apostle!
--Shareefah Muhammad, Houston, Texas
"Yes I am very excited. It is always a joy to see The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and his Family as well as ALL of our beautiful believing family - who are brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, and nephews. I will be bringing my 14-year old daughter with me who has had some health issues and this will be our first Saviours Day together - Insh'Allah (God willing)"
--Zenobia Muhammad, Houston, Texas
"My very first Saviours' Day was in Dallas, Tx, 1994. I don't remember the name of the hotel because I was so young and excited. It was so much to see. The Believers were greeting me left and right. It was like a movie. I cried when it was over. I love Saviours' Day. It is the only time that you see a mass group of Black people who are absolutely wonderful to look at, be around and share your time with. Everyone is so nice. It is Heaven!"
--Cavon Muhammad, Fort Worth, Texas
"I attended my first Saviours' Day in Chicago, Illinois in 1973. My most memorable moment was seeing The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and all the Believers in the Nation of Islam in true oneness. I am so excited about attending Saviours Day 2010 because it had appeared to me that I would not be able to attend. Allah's Grace and Mercy blessed me with such angels in my life to open there hearts for me."
--Glenell Muhammad, Houston, Texas
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