“Say: Praise be to Allah and peace on His servants whom He has chosen! Is Allah better, or what they associate (with Him)? Or, Who created the heavens and the earth, and sends down for you water from the cloud? Then We cause to grow thereby beautiful gardens–it is not possible for you to make the trees thereof to grow. Is there a god with Allah? Nay, they are a people who deviate! Or, Who made the earth a resting-place, and made in it rivers, and raised on it mountains, and placed between the two seas a barrier? Is there a god with Allah? Nay, most of them know not!”–Holy Qur’an, Surah 27, verses 59-61
In this second installment of my article reflecting on the meaning of this past triumphant Saviours’ Day celebration of 77 years from 1930 to 2007, I couldn’t help but observe the significance of the mathematical series of numbers relative to the events in this prophetical historical timeline.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s age was 77 at the time of his announced passing in Chicago in 1975, which was 32 years ago. Within a 2-year span, Brother Warith’u’din Muhammad came to the helm of leadership of the Nation of Islam. Then in succession, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was Divinely Guided to take up the mantel of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s work and mission in the Resurrection of our mentally dead people to rebuild the Nation of Islam in 1977.
The 77th Surah of the Holy Qur’an is entitled Al-Mursalat, “Those Sent Forth”:
“By those sent forth to spread goodness! Then those driving off the chaff! And those spreading (goodness), far and wide! Then those offering the Reminder, To clear or to warn!–Surely that which you are promised will come to pass.”–Verses 1-7
We will note that The Saviour’s Birth Date on February 26, 1877 also contains the number 77. It was exactly 100 years later, when the Honorable Minister Farrakhan made his bold stand in the public in 1977. What, indeed, is the significance of these numbers as we gathered in Detroit, Mich., this past weekend, coming together from near and far, across the country and from around the world?
We may have derived some of its significance in the words of the Honorable Minister Farrakhan in the first part of his address at the Fard (Ford) Field, when he referred to the history of Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), by stating that the Prophet, in delivering his farewell address to the pilgrims in the Holy City Mecca, expired 80 days thereafter. He described the Prophet’s weakened condition that had affected him as a result of poisoning in his earlier years, resulting from a conspiracy to take his life.
The Honorable Minister also stated that that conspiracy to get rid of the Prophet is still very much alive in the minds of those who are hoping to get rid of him. He further stated that while many were exhilarated over his miraculous recovery, there were others who did not expect him to leave the hospital alive. Most certainly they had speculated that he would never return to address such a beautiful audience in Detroit following such a complicated surgery, now, 7 1/2 weeks later.
The Holy Qur’an tells us that they plan and Allah plans, and He is the Best of planners.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s age at the time of this Saviours’ Day address is 110 years. It is revealed in the 110th Surah of the Holy Qur’an entitled Al-Nasr “The Help” that this was the last whole, complete chapter revealed to the Prophet during his farewell pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca.
The Honorable Minister Farrakhan referred to the 80 days following the Prophet’s farewell address as a sign to something that was yet to be fulfilled. Thus, in today’s prophetic timeline of history, this 80-day period as applied to this modern time does not refer to the passing of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
We, the Nation of Islam, are passing through a transitional period in which much new evidence will be revealed concerning the Reality of Master Fard Muhammad and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, working through the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, to complete this period of prophetic history, carrying us safely through our journey to the other side to meet with our Lord. The 32nd problem in our Supreme Wisdom Lessons speaks about a Conference being held at the Root of Civilization, with a reference to the Holy City of Mecca, where a discussion took place among 12 Leaders from around the world who were focused on how to deliver our Lost and Found Nation back into the community of the Universal Nation of Islam.
It was proposed by one of the conference members that the only way to accomplish this great task was to send to us a messenger who would teach us a thorough Knowledge of God, and a thorough Knowledge of Self.
We can compare this number, “32,” to the number of years that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has been absent and see that the work of the Resurrection of our people is continuing, in order to beat the prophets’ prediction that only a few of us would receive this knowledge and return back to our original land and people. But through the efforts of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, the masses of people are on the rise, fulfilling the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s words that through him, God would get all of His people.
Where do we go from here, with such a short period of time before us, to be gathered as One Nation Under God in the midst of the confusion, the guidance and the warning?
Will we have enough time before his departure, which is coming on the heels of a death plot among the wicked, for us to come to the recognition that he truly has been Anointed by God, to give us the Final Warning and Call to Islam?
“Or, Who answers the distressed one when he calls upon Him and removes the evil, and will make you successors in the earth? Is there a god with Allah? Little is it that you mind! Or, Who guides you in the darkness of the land and the sea, and Who sends the winds as good news before His mercy? Is there a god with Allah? Exalted be Allah above what they associate (with Him)! Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it, and Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with Allah? Say: Bring your proof, if you are truthful. Say: No one in the heavens and the earth knows the unseen but Allah; and they know not when they will be raised. Nay, their knowledge reaches not the Hereafter. Nay, they are in doubt about it. Nay, they are blind to it.”–Holy Qur’an, Surah 27, verses 62-66
To be continued.