Final Call Digital Edition FCN3530 : Page 2

2 Prince—The Essence of Beauty A tribute from Minister Louis Farrakhan T HE F INAL C ALL M AY 3, 2016 In everything that Allah (God) created, there are lessons to be learned. There is exquisite beauty in the fl owers, in the rocks, in the birds, in the beasts, in the fi sh and this exquisite beauty that only comes from God says that Allah (God) is the Most Beautiful of those who have beauty. All beauty is from Allah (God), who is the Author of Beauty. The soul of the man that we know as Prince was beauty. The manifesta-tion of his many gifts was a manifestation of beauty. The essence of his being, in the way Prince gave to others, serviced others through his gifts and skills was a thing of beauty. The creation of his songs, the majesty of their rhythms, the beauty of its content says something about the beauty of the man. I never had the privilege of meeting this beautiful, unique human being. When I had my fi rst near death experience, I was in the hospital at How-ard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Prince came to see me, but I had lost so much weight and was looking so ill, some of those around me did not permit Prince to come and see me. Later, as we were organizing the Million Family March, Prince donated $50,000 to that effort. After writing him and thanking him for his gift, I tried to meet with my brother but unfor-tunately, I was unable to meet him. From what I know of him, he was like a Pearl of Great Price, a Diamond of Matchless Beauty that everywhere the light struck him a color emitted from his being—thus the song Purple Rain became one of his great musical masterpieces. The movie, the song, the man. I like you will miss Prince. I like you saw the Greatness in his Struggle just to gain ownership of his own name. I saw the Greatness of his Being, the courage that he had to fi ght for, not only his own image, his own likeness, and his own music masters but to fi ght for others who were not as blessed with the depth of love and the breadth of courage that he demonstrated. As I think of my brother Prince, I think of Allah (God), the Essence of Beauty, planting that essence in him and then wrapping that essence in the fl esh and the bones of the earth that speak to physical beauty through which we gained access to that essence which is the soul of the man that we called Prince. He has returned to Him who gave Prince to us and I like all who have admired him and loved him rejoice that a man like that came this way. Though I am saddened over the fact that I will never physically meet him, we will always have him with us through the music that he gave us, the struggle that he made that taught us how we must stand up, fearless against that which is ugly in its injustice, its unrighteousness and its wickedness. He loved his faith. He kept the faith and fought the good fi ght. The Es-sence of Beauty remains, the beautiful fl esh that wrapped that essence from head to foot is gone from us, yet beauty in a man named Prince remains. May Allah (God) bless his family, those closest to him that helped him make his music, those who helped him in any way; may we all be comforted in our loss. But may we be joyful in the Gift that Allah (God) gave to us and to the world, the Essence of Beauty in a man called Prince. Prince performs during the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in a Los Angeles, Ca. fi le photo from Feb. 8, 2004. Photo: AP/Wide World photos A Message Dedicated to the Resurrection of the Black Man and Woman of America and the World. Founded by MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Mu hamm ad and the Nation of Islam Richard B. Muhammad.............................Editor-In-Chief Abdul Allah Muhammad.............................Chairman, Editorial Board Haroon Rajaee...........................................................Contributing Photographer Nisa Islam Muhammad.......................................................................Staff Writer Brian E. Muhammad.........................................................................Staff Writer J.A. Salaam.......................................................................................Staff Writer James G. Muhammad...........................................................Contributing Editor Jennifer L. Muhammad......................................Editorial Assistant/Transcriptionist Fontaine Muhammad.............................General Manager Starla Muhammad....................................................................Managing Editor Nubian L. Muhammad.............................................................Publishing Editor Duane Muhammad..................................................FCI Broadcasting Manager Askia Muhammad..........................................................................Senior Editor Charlene Muhammad..............................................National Correspondent Jesse Muhammad.....................................................................Social Media Marcella A. X.......................................................................Executive Secretary Timothy 6X..........................................................................Production Assistant Courtney X Powell.................................................................Production Assistant Volume 35, No. 30 ©2016 FCN Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be re pro duced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including pho to copy ing, recording or by any information and retrieval system without permission in writing from The Final Call. Un so lic it ed manuscripts will not be returned, unless accompanied with return postage. Send inquiries to: FCN Pub lish ing, 734 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620. PHONE: (773) 602-1230. FAX: (773) 602-1013. EMAIL: fcnprod@aol.com. WEBSITE: www. fi nalcall.com. Opinions expressed by columnists are un cen sored and are not nec es sar i ly the views of Minister Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam or The Final Call. The Final Call newspaper (ISSN 1090-7327) is published weekly, with the ex cep tions of the fourth week in Feb ru ary and the fi rst week in October, by Final Call Inc., 734 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620-2424. Annual subscription price is $120.00 (for U.S.A.). Pe ri od i cals postage paid in Chicago, IL. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Final Call, 734 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620-2424.

Prince—The Essence Of Beauty

A tribute from Minister Louis Farrakhan



Prince performs during the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in a Los Angeles, Ca. File photo from Feb. 8, 2004. Photo: AP/Wide World photos

In everything that Allah (God) created, there are lessons to be learned. There is exquisite beauty in the flowers, in the rocks, in the birds, in the beasts, in the fish and this exquisite beauty that only comes from God says that Allah (God) is the Most Beautiful of those who have beauty.

All beauty is from Allah (God), who is the Author of Beauty.

The soul of the man that we know as Prince was beauty. The manifestation of his many gifts was a manifestation of beauty. The essence of his being, in the way Prince gave to others, serviced others through his gifts and skills was a thing of beauty. The creation of his songs, the majesty of their rhythms, the beauty of its content says something about the beauty of the man.

I never had the privilege of meeting this beautiful, unique human being.

When I had my first near death experience, I was in the hospital at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Prince came to see me, but I had lost so much weight and was looking so ill, some of those around me did not permit Prince to come and see me. Later, as we were organizing the Million Family March, Prince donated $50,000 to that effort. After writing him and thanking him for his gift, I tried to meet with my brother but unfortunately, I was unable to meet him.

From what I know of him, he was like a Pearl of Great Price, a Diamond of Matchless Beauty that everywhere the light struck him a color emitted from his being—thus the song Purple Rain became one of his great musical masterpieces. The movie, the song, the man.

I like you will miss Prince. I like you saw the Greatness in his Struggle just to gain ownership of his own name. I saw the Greatness of his Being, the courage that he had to fight for, not only his own image, his own likeness, and his own music masters but to fight for others who were not as blessed with the depth of love and the breadth of courage that he demonstrated.

As I think of my brother Prince, I think of Allah (God), the Essence of Beauty, planting that essence in him and then wrapping that essence in the flesh and the bones of the earth that speak to physical beauty through which we gained access to that essence which is the soul of the man that we called Prince. He has returned to Him who gave Prince to us and I like all who have admired him and loved him rejoice that a man like that came this way.

Though I am saddened over the fact that I will never physically meet him, we will always have him with us through the music that he gave us, the struggle that he made that taught us how we must stand up, fearless against that which is ugly in its injustice, its unrighteousness and its wickedness.

He loved his faith. He kept the faith and fought the good fight. The Essence of Beauty remains, the beautiful flesh that wrapped that essence from head to foot is gone from us, yet beauty in a man named Prince remains.

May Allah (God) bless his family, those closest to him that helped him make his music, those who helped him in any way; may we all be comforted in our loss. But may we be joyful in the Gift that Allah (God) gave to us and to the world, the Essence of Beauty in a man called Prince.

Read the full article at http://www.finalcalldigital.com/article/Prince%E2%80%94The+Essence+Of+Beauty/2466862/299843/article.html.

A Message Dedicated To The Resurrection Of The Black Man And Woman Of America And The World.

Founded by MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Mu hamm ad and the Nation of Islam

Richard B. Muhammad.............................Editor-In-Chief

Starla Muhammad....................................................................Managing Editor

Nubian L. Muhammad.............................................................Publishing Editor

Duane Muhammad..................................................FCI Broadcasting Manager

Askia Muhammad..........................................................................Senior Editor

Charlene Muhammad..............................................National Correspondent

Jesse Muhammad.....................................................................Social Media

Abdul Allah Muhammad.............................Chairman, Editorial Board

Haroon Rajaee...........................................................Contributing Photographer

Nisa Islam Muhammad.......................................................................Staff Writer

Brian E. Muhammad.........................................................................Staff Writer

J.A. Salaam.......................................................................................Staff Writer

James G. Muhammad...........................................................Contributing Editor

Jennifer L. Muhammad......................................Editorial Assistant/Transcriptionist

Fontaine Muhammad.............................General Manager

Marcella A. X.......................................................................Executive Secretary

Timothy 6X..........................................................................Production Assistant

Courtney X Powell.................................................................Production Assistant

Volume 35, No. 30 ©2016 FCN Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be re produced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including pho to copying, recording or by any information and retrieval system without permission in writing from The Final Call. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned, unless accompanied with return postage. Send inquiries to: FCN Publishing, 734 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620. PHONE: (773) 602-1230. FAX: (773) 602-1013. EMAIL: fcnprod@aol.com. WEBSITE: www.finalcall.com. Opinions expressed by columnists are uncensored and are not necessarily the views of Minister Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam or The Final Call.

Read the full article at http://www.finalcalldigital.com/article/A+Message+Dedicated+To+The+Resurrection+Of+The+Black+Man+And+Woman+Of+America+And+The+World./2466879/299843/article.html.

Previous Page  Next Page


Publication List
Using a screen reader? Click Here