By Jesse Muhammad
NEW ORLEANS, La. (FinalCall.com) - When most members of the Nation of Islam and the general public see Rashad Muhammad, he’s most likely not stationary and not talking much.
Other times you won’t even see him because he’s working behind the scenes as a member of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s security detail.
However, to the surprise and joy of Muhammad Mosque No. 46, he visited the Crescent City to mount the witness stand and give a testimony of his personal walk with Minister Farrakhan for nearly 30 years.
“Can’t no one tell me of Minister Farrakhan’s love and work. He works tirelessly,” said Rashad Muhammad during a lecture titled “God So Loved The World.”
The packed audience frequently applauded as Bro. Rashad delivered a message that intertwined his personal upbringing and challenges, his early Muslim days, the value of living the word and the importance of recognizing God’s love.
“As a young Black man, I was a victim of a lack of self-love. I did not know myself. Many of us act out of our insecurities and begin to act in a way just to become acceptable by others,” said Bro. Rashad.“Since we don’t think much of ourselves, we don't think God loves us. There is nothing that you can think of that God hasn't already prepared for you to receive. Minister Farrakhan taught me to love myself so I can love others. The more we love ourselves, the more we love the God who created us.”
Bro. Rashad, who is 49, became a registered member of the N.O.I. in Chicago at the age of 19. He has crisscrossed the country and the globe with Minister Farrakhan for the past 28 years; witnessing the love of the respected leader in countless public and private settings. [READ FULL ARTICLE]