What follows is a condensed form of a series of points I’ve made in “old” talks that can’t fit into one article. I’m continuing the subjects of our need to learn what we’re born to do; envy; and our part in the divine mission of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, regardless to who (or where) we are.
When the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was among us, in the ordinary sense of the word, he was a joyful everyday presence in the minds of his followers. Each of us came to learn that this was also a part of the everyday experience of others of like mind. We just did not go through the day without speaking or thinking about him throughout the day with joy.
Over the last 26 years, Allah has caused the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to have that kind of presence, in the minds of the Believers, both in those who entered into Islam under him, as well as those who came to Islam under the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Others, worldwide, experience this, too.
The quality of the spirit of these thoughts was/is due to Allah’s blessings on us, in relation to our recognition of him, as it was with his teacher. This involves spiritually seeing him in a manner that approaches Allah’s own view of him.
Speaking for myself, there is not a day that goes by when I don’t think of Master Fard Muhammad, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, with joy. For me, not to do so would be like ignoring the sun while walking in its beneficial light at high noon. Certainly, others think this way, too. One Believer, for instance, said to me, “I cannot see how a Believer can go through a day without thinking of them.”
If, prior to 1975, you were a follower of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, you saw him as the one whom God personally taught and guided to teach and guide us, and others. He was the man from whose wisdom you were continually benefiting. So, for this and for other excellent reasons, he was in your mind, in a good way, every day.
Now, let’s reason on this. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to Minister Farrakhan, prior to his departure: “I want your mind.” In my view, he has it.
These words point to the tremendous power required for the final aspect of the spiritual aspect of the resurrection of us, whom Prophet Isaiah termed, “The people who walked in darkness.” These are those who are repeatedly referred to in the scriptures as “the dead.” This process is in effect. Nothing can stop its progress.
Some of us accept as the truth–”I want your mind”–uttered by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to Minister Farrakhan, even though we did not personally hear him say that. There are others for whom these words are to be perverted, mocked and scorned. Still others put their fingers in their ears.
Let’s now move to that power and its roots.
There is that which is common to us all. It occurs on a subconscious level. There are seemingly a countless number of brain and bodily activities that are continuously carried out within us, each moment of our lives, on a subconscious level. We don’t go to school to learn to carry out these involuntary activities.
Our stomachs digest food. Our hearts beat. Our blood flows, etc.
When it comes to what we do voluntarily, differences become obvious. In our conscious state, we make different kinds of choices. People consciously do many things.
Ordinarily, we interact with people without giving much thought to the difficulty factor involved in that which they do. Nevertheless, there are varying levels of difficulties inherent in the different things people do to earn their living; to advance themselves and others; to entertain themselves, etc.
Some activities require more physical strength than others. Other activities require more education than others, for their accomplishment. Other activities require a superior set of intellectual skills than others. Obviously, there are some things that are easier for some people to do, or to accomplish, than for others.
Let’s imagine that all of the activities of humanity can be lined up in the order of the difficulty factors inherent within each. Imagine these activities lined up from the easiest to the most difficult. Let’s further imagine that the most difficult thing that can be done is right next to the impossible. So, it’s the hardest of all things that can be done.
The easiest things that people can do are the things that everyone can do. Those things require no special education or skill. As we proceed along the line of things that people do, on towards the impossible, the requirements and/or preparation to do them becomes greater. There will be fewer and fewer people who can (or will even want to) do those things that are increasingly harder to do.
As we continue along the line of those things people do, we get ever closer to that thing, which is next to the impossible.
Finally, we arrive to it. It’s right next to the impossible. So, it’s the most difficult of all things to do. It has parts, but it’s yet one thing. It’s the resurrection of the spiritually dead, especially, Black people, born in America.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that the scriptures were so thoroughly tampered with by Satan that only God could properly interpret them. Only He had the power to untangle and extract the true meanings of the scriptures.
Teaching His perfect understanding of His own word, in the scriptures, is the only thing that would empower the dead to arise; to come out of their spiritual graves of ignorance; of effecting the resurrection; of giving the dead, life, light and power.
If the dead don’t rise, there can be no judgment of this world. If the judgment does not occur, the new world can’t come in or be established on earth.
When the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that “only God” could properly interpret the scriptures, he also said “or one taught by God.” He often and publicly explained, with the utmost humility, that he was taught God’s word directly by God.
With God’s teachings, he became able to do that which was right next to the impossible.
He taught God’s understanding of God’s own words to us.
He said: “The Qur’an is the root of Muhammad.” The Qur’an verifies and expands on the Bible’s truths. So, the truths of the Bible are inseparable from the truths of the Qur’an.
The truths in the scriptures were calculated to provide us, and the world, with the explanation of all that is presently significant–from God’s perspective.
Many scholars write that of which they know nothing, of the origins of the Nation of Islam, here in America. If we misunderstand, ignore, or are ashamed of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s own clear statements of how it began, we’ll never come to understand what this is all about. And, you’ll not ever understand Minister Farrakhan; or yourself, or that which surrounds us all.
More next issue, Allah willing.