“and the male is not like the female …” -Holy Qur’an 3:35
My last article ended with:
“For our pain came God Himself. Out of our pain came the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan.
“And, in part, out of the pain of Black Women came an address to 10,000 (or more) at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on June 25, 1994.
“It was delivered by a majestic and humble Black man: Minister Farrakhan. His subject: A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman.”
Recently, I watched and heard this address delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan 10 years ago.
It was extraordinarily significant; profoundly instructive; and exceptional in every other respect. In short, it was–and is–loaded with salvation. To me, these are the minimal characteristics of that speech.
He was so clear, even on the deepest levels of the wisdom of his speech, that no interpretation is required.
You owe it to yourself to hear that speech, if you haven’t. If you have, you yet owe it to yourself to hear it again. Then, piece it apart.
It should be made available to everyone.
This sums up my reaction to that speech.
The above is all that I originally intended to submit to The Final Call for this issue. It was short because of the impact it had on me. It was not only what Minister Farrakhan stated of wisdom, it was also the occasion, the timing and the significance of his audience.
How many of us have pondered the fact that 75 percent of the assignment of the Messiah is with the Original Women? How were/are the other 25 percent really apportioned?
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad did tell this significant mathematical truth–of the significance of the woman in the recreation of the heaven and the earth–to Minister Farrakhan and to a few others too, including myself. Minister Farrakhan shares the Messiah’s work and we are their witnesses.
Immediately after the videotape of his address ended, I wrote the above article. I thought to call Editor Dora Muhammad to ask her to please run the article as it is, despite its brevity. I wanted her to make the font size larger and to run two photos from the video, one of Minister Farrakhan addressing the Sisters and the other of the Sisters.
Days passed. Then, more fully turned my attention to the wicked public mockery of Mike Tyson and the non-stop evil talk against Michael Jackson. Then, came several instances of legal and medical evils to “little” Brothers and Sisters. Then, came the downright phony and insulting apology of the United States Senate “for its repeated failure, despite the requests of seven presidents, to enact a federal law to make lynching a crime.”
How many females–mothers, sisters, aunts, nieces and grandmothers–have suffered the extreme pain of witnessing or otherwise learning of the torture, imprisonment and murder of their male relatives–up to this moment?
I’m ending this part of my witness to the two Messiahs in the next article or two, with a few points. One is Minister Farrakhan’s quote of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, in that speech, that the pain of death is equal to the pain of birth. This fact is especially related to the recreation of all things that is now taking place.
The next is that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad asserted that the solution to the “racial problem” is so complex that it takes the Supreme Wisdom used by Allah, in the beginning of creation, to solve it. Minister Farrakhan has been, and is being, guided, in a magnificent manner in administering that wisdom.
The most often mentioned quality of a Muslim, according to the Holy Qur’an, is patience. The most often mentioned quality of Allah, according to this book, is mercy. Considering this, read from Farrakhan: The Traveler, Vol. 21, No. 42.
Brother Jabril: The word “endure” comes up in this redemptive task, in the scriptures. In one place, it reads: “In your patience possess ye your souls.” We’ve entered the dark hour the scriptures teach of, and it’s going to get darker before it gets brighter.
Patience is a primary key the Believer must have to get through to the other side. We have spoken of patience many times, especially in these last 25 years. You have patiently and often answered questions about patience and have brought out different aspects of the need for, as well as the roots of patience. How does patience fit into what you’ve just covered about suffering and its roots?
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan: One cannot have patience where one does not have knowledge. One cannot have patience where one does not have faith. One cannot have patience where one does not have love.
The Holy Qur’an teaches us that man is created in haste and we are like spiritual children who want the gratification of our desires as quickly as possible. Therefore, patience is something that has to be acquired. What God demands of us is patience because, without patience, we cannot see the out-working of His will.
Without patience, The Word loses its value in your own heart and mind. Without patience, you cannot endure the pain that accompanies the process of growing us into manifestations of God. So, the Qur’an, as well as the Bible, encourage us to be patient.
Well, in my own humble opinion, we will never have enough knowledge comprehensively to see the out-working of God’s will through knowledge alone. So, without faith, undergirded by love, we’ll never be able to endure what is to be endured in order to become what God desires for us to become.
So the race, He says, “Is not to the swift, nor even to the strong.” So, even strength will not allow you and me to endure. But the love of God which passes all understanding; the love of God that gives you faith in Him, that His word is as real in your heart and mind as though it is actually manifested, then you will wait on God and suffer as you wait to see the fulfillment of His word. So, Allah commands us to have patience. Paul said, “Of faith, of hope and of charity or love, the greatest of these is love.” So, without love, we will not be able to endure to the end of this process.
Jesus endured. Because he endured, he was able to say, in the darkness of his hour, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” If they understood, they would never have said, “Crucify him.” They would never have chosen a thief over the servant of God, if they but understood.
Yes, I’m nailed. Yes, I’m in great pain. Yes, I’m being mocked, ridiculed. Yes, there’s a crown of thorns on my head. I’m left here to hang and suffer with agonizing pain, while people walk by and spit on me and throw stones and I cannot defend myself. But when I open my mouth to speak, I curse no one. I curse not God. I say, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Into Thy hands do I commend my spirit. It is finished. It is accomplished.”
More, next issue, Allah willing.