“And messengers before thee were certainly mocked, but I gave respite to those who disbelieved, then I seized them. How (awful) was then My requital! Is, then, He Who watches every soul as to what it earns–? And yet they ascribe partners to Allah! Say: Name them. Would you inform Him of that which He knows not in the earth, or of an outward saying? Rather, their plan is made fair-seeming to those who disbelieve, and they are kept back from the path. And whom Allah leaves in error, he has no guide.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 13, verses 32-33
In this, my fourth journey to Cuba, joining the delegation of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to explore and investigate how the Cuban people managed to survive the ravishing of Hurricane Wilma and the destructive path of Hurricane Katrina, we had an extraordinary opportunity to interface with many of the ministries of the Cuban people. They have excelled in their extraordinary ability to coordinate and work together in rendering Humanitarian Service as one in serving the needs of the Cuban people in disaster preparedness and other areas of social services.
Each of us who participated in this educational process was assigned to a particular Ministry that reflected the overall program and purpose of the Millions More Movement, under the Direction of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, to develop a more Conscious Awareness of our peoples’ needs in outreach services to our greater communities in America. It was amazing to discover that Cuba practiced such a magnificent Model based on the principles of a Revolution of Ideas rooted in a common objective to serve the betterment of humanity, both at home and abroad. Because of Cuba’s inspirational example in the face of a 45-year embargo, I came up with the following observations recognizable in every segment of the Cuban society:
1. No one has the right to claim or impose laws or regulations on any member of the society without the Supreme Command or Jurisdiction of God, Himself, which reigns in the mind of Higher Spiritual Consciousness;
2. We are the Caretakers of the earth and are its Guardians who have been temporarily assigned to the governance of its peoples under the Laws and Rules of Divine Order, and are held responsible for the welfare of Society and its members in any given location on our Planet Earth;
3. Any given problem that may exist in any part of the world requires a consensus of the people who are governed taking council together for the solution, and must be based upon the principles of peace, good will, righteousness and the freedom of its citizens to be able to act upon the basis of their own God-given rights of conscious will;
4. As long as we allow one nation to impose its will upon another nation or people without the conscious will of its people, and in disregard of their human rights, we are inviting God’s Divine Chastisement, resulting from Cause (what we do) and its Effect; and
5. The Black Man and Family in particular, who have been subject to the cruelest treatment by our former slave-masters, must never sell their souls to the devil nor accept any unjust law that is against their best interest or that of their people. We are Divinely Bonded to the Belief of the Oneness of God and the Oneness of Humanity, and follow the dictates of His Divine Laws, which supersedes man-made laws and its inferior authority.
Having made the above statements based on my observations and study, I would like to state some of the reasons that we visited Cuba from the perspective of spiritual leadership and Divine Order. According to the Constitution of the United States, the First Amendment states that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assembly, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
According to the First Amendment, we should not be coerced into rules, laws and regulations that are forced upon us at the discretion of Government that denies anyone of their fundamental human and constitutional rights.
Furthermore, Amendment 13, Section 1 states: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Amendment 13, Section 2 states: “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” The 13th Amendment was ratified December 6, 1865 following the Civil War. Here we stand, 241 years later, to uphold our rights as freed slaves, but not equal to the powers that rule the world.
Visiting our people in the Republic of Cuba March 19-28 came by way of Invitation to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan from the Government of Cuba. He was received, along with the members of our delegation, on a State Visit. This Cuban Initiative came at a most momentous historical occasion, in which the enlargement of world natural disasters has heightened, combined with the global threat of universal war. Not withstanding the fact that we are all related to one another through our common African and Indigenous origins, scattered and separated from one another in the Diaspora, we have come to that hour when we must all work harmoniously together for the betterment of the lives of all peoples and nations.
Now that I have stated the above at the commencement of my report to our people and this nation, I would like to present to our readers a brief geographical, historical and spiritual overview of this incredible island nation fulfilling its prophetic role in the destiny of the world.
Cuba was discovered by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic on October 27, 1492. It is the largest island in the Caribbean, located in the westernmost part of the Greater Antilles. To the South lie the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Haiti. To the North are the Bahamas, the Straits of Florida at Key West and the Gulf of Mexico leading to the Yucatan Peninsula. The island is only 90 miles away from the United States. We will note that in the name, “Cuba,” we see and pronounce the word “cube.” In the Sacred History of Islam, the first house erected for the worship of God is called the Kaaba, located in the Holy City of Mecca, which contains the Sacred Black Stone.
The Sacred Black Stone is located in the southeast corner of the cubical House of the Kaaba in the Holy City of Mecca. Thus, the geographical location previously described of the “Magical Island” of Cuba fits perfectly into the Cuban Model, being only 90 miles away from the U.S. shores as a Sign of something greater to come in the fulfillment of prophecy. When the number 90 is multiplied by 4, it equals a circle of 360 degrees. Visiting Cuba was like taking a pilgrimage to a part of our sacred homeland, uniting with 12 million more souls of pilgrims enjoying a state of equality in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
This new day in which our people are being resurrected from mental death and oppression into a fuller Knowledge of self and kind is bringing about a true Revolution of Ideas for the first time since slavery, expressing our freedom, human rights and evolutionary growth into a New World of ideas based upon the principles of Truth and Justice, the Oneness of God and all of Humanity, our true Global Spiritual Heritage.
“Whether We let thee see part of that which We promise them, or cause thee to die, thine is but the delivery of the message, and Ours to call (them) to account. See they not that We are visiting the land, curtailing it of its sides? And Allah pronounces a doom–there is no repeller of His decree. And He is Swift in calling to account. And those before them planned indeed, but all planning is Allah’s. He knows what every soul earns. And the disbelievers will come to know for whom is the (good) end of the Abode. And those who disbelieve say: Thou art not a messenger. Say: Allah is sufficient for a witness between me and you and whoever has knowledge of the Book.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 13, verses 40-43
To be continued.