Farrakhan: ‘A star without equal’

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The Honorable Louis Farrakhan, like his teacher, is a highly spiritual man, teacher and leader. And very practical. In his book, A Torchlight for America, he brilliantly takes up the extreme need and practicality of high spirituality.


These questions about spirituality, the materialistic attitude, the nature of the divine spirit and soul, etc. (which have by no means been explored to any great degree in this chapter) bear directly on the nature of the profound spiritual experience of the Honorable Louis Far­rakhan and its implications for us all. This ought to be clear from his October, 1989 press conference given in this chapter.

Minister Farrakhan commented one day on why Jesus said to cer­tain hard-hearted opponents that his word had no place in them. (The Gospel of John, chapter 8). He spoke of the delicate nature of the highest aspects of the truth, which “Jesus” spoke, was of such a spiri­tual quality, rooted in the highest level of divine love, that it prohibited the mentally coarse people who rule this world to be able to access and act on it. The love level of such persons hardly qualifies to be de­scribed as love. The condition of life on earth, which they rule and have produced, is overwhelming proof against themselves. Consequently Jesus was moved to say to the wicked “My word has no place in you.” The truths he spoke caused one–who truly accepted it–to soar into the highest level of divine realities.

So while there are those who seek to soar to the highest regions, there are those whose moves are a dive straight to hell. Almighty God states in the Holy Qur’an, Surah 98, verse 6, that those, who in effect, turn Him down “…are the worst of creatures.” In the next verse, significantly number 7, He says that: “Those who believe and do good, they are the best of creatures.”

As the Holy Qur’an uses the word “bird,” with reference to people, so did the Honorable Elijah Muhammad use this same term, at times, with ref­erence to people, on every level.

We know that to translate words from one language to another is to give the meaning of the words being translated. To transliterate words from one language to another only means to give, or try to give, the sound equivalent of the words in one language to another.

The concept in “tair” was among the several things which came to me shortly after the Minister informed me of his vision. To me, Minis­ter Farrakhan, is one of the greatest souls Allah ever created.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad once said directly to Minister Farrakhan, “You are a bird in the air, Brother. There’s nobody going to catch you.” Let us remember, this was said to him before the fall of the nation. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was looking into the future, which we are in now.

Footnote No. 428 of the Muhammad Ali translation of the Holy Qur’an provides us with the meaning of the word in Arabic for bird. Transliterated, it reads: tair. Translated, it means “a bird.” Metaphori­cally, it signifies “one who soars into the higher spiritual regions and is not bent low upon the earth or earthly things.”

Here is the whole of footnote 428, to Surah 3, verse 48, in which Jesus is made to say: “…I determine for you out of dust the form of a bird with Allah’s permission…”

The footnote reads: “The word tair or ta’ir means a bird, but just as the word asad (lit., a lion)is metaphorically used for a brave man, in a parable it is quite unobjectionable to take the word tair as signi­fying one who soars into the higher spiritual regions and is not bent low upon earth or earthly things. In 6:38 it is said: ‘And there is no animal that walks upon the earth nor a bird that flies with its two wings but (they are) communities like yourselves,’ the meaning apparently being that among men there are those who only walk upon the earth and do not rise above their earthly concerns, while others soar into the higher spiritual regions. Elsewhere (7:179; 25:44), those who having hearts do not understand, and having ears do not hear, are likened to cattle. So what is meant here is that Jesus, by breathing a spirit into mortals, will make them rise above those who are bent low upon the earth, and the apostles of Jesus, who were all men of humble origin (which is re­ferred to in the word dust in the parable), whose thoughts had never risen higher than their own humble cares, left everything for the mas­ter’s sake and went into the world by the command of the master preaching the truth. Here was, no doubt, mere dust having the form of a bird, which the messenger of God converted into high-soaring birds by breathing the truth into them. The fact that a story of Jesus making birds is related in a Gospel of Infancy is in no way a bar to this explanation, for it is very likely that a parable was misunderstood by the writer of that Gospel, and the Qur’an has only referred to it to cast light upon the truth.”

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad once referred to Minister Far­rakhan as “a star without equal” as a bird in the air, whom they won’t be able to catch, as noted above. He was right.

He told his Minister, the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, that the wicked would set traps for him; he would spring them, but not get caught in them. Why? Is this because he is that wise? He is a wise man. But he has humbly said–and demonstrated time and again–that he relies on the Two Who back him. His detractors and opponents make the error of thinking they are dealing only with his mind, brilliant as it is.

Their dense spirituality prevents them from seeing Those with Whom they are really opposing. So they think that when they get, to some degree, up into Minister Farrakhan’s mind, they have trapped him. They delude themselves into thinking that they have overcome him, gotten up above him and then they can “bomb” him with what they think is wisdom.

The fact is they have never reached, nor gotten up above where he is, due to the continuous forward motion in him–which I’ve explained back in 1981 when I set forth what I meant by Farrakhan: The Traveler, Volume One. I never had the physical in mind. (If the reader so desires, get that book, Farrakhan: The Traveler, Volume One. It’s explained there.)

If the mind is the highest aspect or part of each person–each of whom, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad says–is the universe in miniature, here again, is the final battleground where on the spiritual plane the final battle is taking place. The winner’s weapon is above top secret. He who is in possession of it is already the winner before the bat­tle ever begins.

Above Top Secret, is the title of a book by Timothy Good about so-called UFOs. The title involves that fact that very high rank­ing White men placed what they learned about the UFOs as more than one level above the very highest secrets they had–including their most powerful weapons.

More next issue, Allah willing.