Islam, according to the Pew Research Center, is the fastest growing faith in the world. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be 2.8 billion Muslims up from 1.6 billion in 2010. Those converting to Islam fastest in the United States are Black Americans. It’s one thing to take shahadah (declaration of faith) at your local masjid or mosque where the new conversion is celebrated with claps and shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” (God is the greatest).
But when the shahadah is done in the Nation of Islam, it is a grand celebration on the local level and this year for the first time, those men, F.O.I. (Fruit of Islam) and women, M.G.T. (Muslim Girls Training) who came to Islam in 2016 to accept their own and be themselves—striving to be righteous Muslims—enjoyed a graduation full of pomp and circumstance before thousands of Believers. The celebration featured the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as keynote speaker.
Cobo Convention Center
Feb 18, 2017 – Detroit, MI.