“ally”. Even before he took the name, Halif, he
In the streets, there was much propaganda about The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Nevertheless, an article by Charles 67X in the “Muhammad Speaks” newspaper would clarify for him who The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was and his offer of money, good homes, and friendship in all walks of life to his followers. Still skeptical, he would visit the Mosque at the request of his brother, Munir. He too would be overwhelmed by what he saw. Using his life experiences as a yardstick, he did not come across something that he could not measure, nor could he measure up to. Halif is quoted as saying, “I knew nothing. The teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, civilized me.”
Halif shared the pain and suffering of the followers after the departure of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. He struggled to find balance as he faced the world without his leader and teacher. Again, Munir urged him to unite in establishing an organization in remembrance of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Halif would initially resist because he felt someone else was representing the Messenger. But his allied spirit and personality would unite him with his brothers to form C.R.O.E.
Today, Halif recognizes his decision to participate in establishing C.R.O.E. was correct. He acknowledges the need to educate our people about The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Thus, he developed a correspondence network around the country and to numerous parts of the world. His ability to deal with people from every lifestyle especially the downtrodden is where he finds much comfort because he understands them. He loves to take the message of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad to them.
The membership of
C.R.O.E. values Halif’s keen ability to dissect facts, which sometime
cut into the bone. More importantly, his talent has played a vital role
in assisting cross-sections of people understand the teachings of The
Honorable Elijah Muhammad. As he looks back over the past nineteen years,
Halif says that he is “…most grateful and most proud that
the goal and the methodology of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s
teachings have not changed. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s words
are kept in tact and we don’t need any interpretation. The Messenger
said what he meant and meant what he said.”
© 2011 The Coalition for the Remembrance of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad (CROE)