The Birth of a Saviour and the Messiah, Who is Now Present in the World
“Do those who disbelieve think that they can take My servants to be friends besides Me? Surely We have prepared hell as an entertainment for the disbelievers. Say: Shall We inform you who are the greatest losers in respect of deeds? Those whose effort goes astray in this world’s life, and they think that they are making good manufactures. Those are they who disbelieve in the messages of their Lord and meeting with Him, so their works are vain. Nor shall We set up a balance for them on the day of Resurrection. That is their reward–hell, because they disbelieved and held My messages and My messengers in mockery.” -Holy Qur’an, Surah 18, verses 102-106
As we reach the 110th birth date of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad on October 7, 2006 and the 76th birth date of the founding of the Nation of Islam by Master W. Fard Muhammad in 1930, we are in reality not celebrating the actual dates of birth, but the process of time in the cycle of the renewal of our nation and ancient people back into the knowledge of God, Who has no birth record, no beginning or ending.
Within three years from the time of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s departure in 1975, escaping a death plot hatched in Chicago, the Honorable Minister Farrakhan had been anointed by Almighty God Allah and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to take his place in his absence, standing up as his greatest helper during the fall (September through October) of 1977, which is still in progress.
In 1979, at the turn of the 15th Century Hijrah in the Arab calendar, marking time from the death of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), several key testimonials came to pass in that same year, highlighting important events in the Nation’s history. It was in 1979, when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan set before the Laborers at that time two tests that we would have to pass and be examined before Almighty God Allah. Test Question Number One was based on our belief or non-belief in the Honorable Elijah Muhammad being alive. The second test would be based on his domestic life.
In the Western Gregorian calendar, 1980 marked the first year of the 15th Century Hijrah from the time of the plight of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from Mecca to Medinah. In the month of January of that year, I was first introduced to the Number 19 Mathematical Code of the Holy Qur’an through my first meeting with Egyptian-born scientist and scholar Dr. Rashad Khalifah in Tucson, Arizona.
Five years later, the Honorable Minister Farrakhan had the Vision-Like Experience on the night of September 17, 1985 in Mexico. In his communication with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, both these questions were testified to and answered by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, proving that he, Elijah Muhammad, was indeed alive and he answered some of the Minister’s concerns about his domestic life.
My reading the seven manzils or portions of the Holy Qur’an weekly also commenced in 1980 at the time of our December observance of Ramadan, beginning on Monday and ending on Sunday. The Holy Qur’an is revealed in 114 Surahs with sections in each chapter up to Surah 80. Beginning with Surah 80 to the end, there are no more sections.
We will also observe that this year’s observation of Ramadan commenced in the last week of September, approximately seven days after the vision and approximately 13 days up to the publication in The Final Call of Minister Farrakhan’s letter concerning his health condition and state of the Nation, published September 11.
In reviewing the major events since the commencement of this year, leading to our Saviours’ Day event February 25 and the Believers dinner, “The Way We Were,” followed by his Saviours’ Day address on February 26 entitled, “The Birth of a Nation,” we were again reminded of the closeness of the hour and the countdown of the limit of time that we have now.
Since January 17 this year, I have published, at least three times, reminders of the Minister’s Vision-Like Experience with photos of his press conference and an illustrated visual of his being beamed up on the Mother Plane. As this year is closing, we have again pointed out the significance of his vision on September 17 in Phoenix, Ariz., which he discussed in his Sept. 19 address to the Laborers, as well as a special request from Brother Jabril Muhammad in the completing of his testimonial book entitled, “Closing the Gap.”
With this constant emphasis on Minister Farrakhan’s Vision-Like Experience throughout this year, I am convinced that between now and Saviours’ Day 2007, we are to witness another great historical event that will prove once and for all the reality of his vision and will testify to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s being alive and well.
Reflecting on his experience in the vision that took place in the Sacred Valley of Mexico in the little town of Tepoztlan, the Honorable Minister Farrakhan recalled that he was climbing one of those special mountains, accompanied by a few companions, when a small craft appeared in the space at the top where a small pyramid was built. When he was beckoned to go on board that little ship, he turned to his companions thinking that perhaps they would also accompany him, the voice that he heard told him, “No, just you.” Will this happen again and will there also be witnesses?
“As for those who believe and do good deeds, for them are Gardens of Paradise, an entertainment, To abide therein; they will not desire removal therefrom. Say: If the sea were ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would surely be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, though We brought the like of it to add (thereto). Say: I am only a mortal like you–it is revealed to me that God is one God. So whoever hopes to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds, and join no one in the service of his Lord.” -Holy Qur’an, Surah 18, verses 107-110
To be continued.