MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN
NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE HONORABLE ELIJAH MUHAMMAD
AND THE NATION OF ISLAM
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL.
I BEAR WITNESS THAT THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH AND I BEAR
WITNESS THAT MUHAMMAD IS HIS MESSENGER
July 7, 2014
The Nation of Islam in general and the women’s class, the M.G.T & G.C.C., in particular, has lost a giant. It was very sad and shocking to learn that Sister Ameenah Rasul passed away two days ago at the age of 91.
When I was a minister in Boston, Sister Ameenah Rasul was made a captain over the women’s class by Brother Malcolm X and when I became the minister of New York, she became my captain and was over the women of the East Coast.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to us that 75 percent of his work of reform was with the Black woman. This means that whoever is assigned the position of responsibility to bring about the reform of our women has one of the most important assignments in the Nation of Islam. Although Sister Ameenah Rasul has not been active in the last 15 to 20 years, yet she was always ready to receive the young captains of the M.G.T. & G.C.C., to give them counsel, advice, and share with them the method of reform that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad instilled in her.
We received this news with deep sadness and we pray that Allah (God) will receive the soul of a great soldier and teacher of the women. We thank Allah (God) for all her years of labor and service and we thank Allah (God) that he sent someone like Sister Ameenah Rasul into the Nation of Islam to be a helper first to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, then to Brother Malcolm and then to myself.
No soul dies but by the permission of Allah, the term is fixed. She was very clear mentally and spiritually up to the last moment of her life. May Allah bless her son, members of her family and all of those who she has touched to carry into practice the wonderful wisdom of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that she so bountifully shared with all of us.
May Allah’s peace be with her family and with all of us who realize that we have lost a giant. But as it is written, the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
Your brother and servant