The summer after Louis' conversion Elijah Muhammad stated that all musicians in the NOI had to choose between music and the Nation of Islam. In a 1990 interview with Emerge magazine Farrakhan said that he had become disillusioned and decided to "quietly walk away" rather than cause a schism among the members. It is a mouthpiece for Farrakhan's statements.
C. Farrakhan has been both praised and widely criticized for his often controversial political views and outspoken rhetorical style. In 1981 he revived the name Nation of Islam for his organization previously known as Final Call regaining many of the Nation of Islam's National properties including the NOI National Headquarters Mosque Maryam reopening over 130 NOI mosques in America and the world.