by Willie Muhammad
Part 1 of 9
In preparing for this series of blog entries, I have read through all of the books I have on the subject of leadership and I have read numerous online articles that discussed this subject as well. Some writers listed the top five qualities of a leader, some seven, some eight, some twelve. The largest list I came across was twenty-one. Despite the numerous references I came across while researching, my conclusions were always the same. You might ask, “What were the conclusions?”
The first conclusion is that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan possesses and demonstrates EVERY quality (and many more) that I read which was listed by those who are considered experts on the subject of leadership. The second conclusion, I arrived at is the fact that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s leadership is indeed irrefutable. Irrefutable is defined as, “…incontrovertible: impossible to deny or disprove.”
Some who read this will say that such a blog would be expected from someone who is a member of the Nation of Islam and a follower of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, therefore it comes as no surprise. To those who think that way I would simply say that the facts are the facts. Even if the mouths of every member in the Nation of Islam was sealed with the strongest glue that has been made, you would still hear people testifying of the leadership of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. So those who feel that this is just a praise party by someone who loves the Minister, I would like to ask you to explain the numerous other people who attest to the leadership of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan who are not “members" in the Nation of Islam? The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's record speaks for itself. To get a glimpse of a few of these individuals go and visit the Final Call online store and purchase for your viewing pleasure the new DVD titled, “We Bear Witness: An Educational Compilation” and let your education begin.
In this guest blog column, God willing, I plan to talk about a few of the many leadership qualities that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has consistently demonstrated over his fifty plus years of sacrifice and labor for a despised people and for humanity. God willing we will look at some of the following areas (Note: The order is not etched in stone and subject to change, but content will not.)
A Lion and a Lamb
His Ability to See the Bigger Picture
His Ability to Take Plenty
His Ability to Motivate People
A Man of Vision
How he Has Made Other Leaders
I will close with three points. One, by thanking Brother Jesse Muhammad for allowing me to appear as a guest blogger in his AWESOME and HIGHLY POPULAR blog. Thank you Brother Jesse, you are greatly appreciated.
My second point is about the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan once again. The Minister does not NEED me or anyone else to attest to his leadership. If every human being on the planet Earth denied his leadership, it would not mean anything, because his leadership has and is authorized from on high (Matt. 3:17) and he was born to be the one who would stand in this dark hour (Daniel 12:1-4).
My last point, I am not writing these blogs in an effort to persuade those whose hearts are sealed already. My purpose is to put forward a view that is not highlighted when the subject of leadership is discussed. Some people just cannot be pleased. Even Jesus, after he raised Lazarus from the dead, still had critics who unjustifibably questioned his leadership position amongst them, despite their inability to duplicate the works that Jesus did. Can you imagine people saying that the Children of Israel had no leadership at a time while Jesus was still present among them? Well, it is not by accident that what was written to have happened back then is happening right now as it relates to the work of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
(Willie Muhammad serves as the Student Minister at Muhammad Mosque No. 46 in New Orleans. Visit their website @ www.noineworleans.org)