The Black Muslim Cultural Renaissance
The Nation of Islam oldest living Pioneer, Min. Lucius Bey, and member since 1939 transitions at the ripe age of 103 years old (January 1, 2017)
إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
"Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return."
Min. Lucius Bey moved from Georgia to Chicago, and was a Minister for the Seventh Day Adventists and a 32 degree Mason when he first heard the teachings of the Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad in the late 1930s.
Upon meeting the Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad, he became Minister of Mosque No. 2 in Chicago, and the National Assistant to the Messenger, helping him establish the early Mosques in the Nation of Islam in the 1940s and 1950s, and became Minister of Mosque No. 4 in Washington, DC, of which he and the Hon. Elijah Muhammad and the Believers built the construction the first mosque in America "built from the ground up".
Min. Lucius Bey was known as "the Dean of the Ministers" and primarily viewed as the Head Minister under the Messenger who helped to mentor Great Ministers such as Malcolm X, Imam W.D. Mohammed, Min. Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali, Lonnie Shabazz, James Shabazz (Newark), Isaiah Karriem, Jeremiah Shabazz, Thomas Jehad and many others.
Brother Minister Lucius Bey remained a faithful follower of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad for over 78 years throughout his entire life and was presently an active Minister in the Nation of Islam under the Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan.
We are thankful to Allah for having blessed us with a Great Brother in Minister Lucius Bey, and may the Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him and His Family.
We honor our Brother and celebrate his Life.