MXODUS Tours testimonials in the Midst of Divine Judgment
“And if thy Lord had pleased, all those who are in the earth would have believed, all of them. Wilt thou then force men till they are believers? And it is not for any soul to believe except by Allah’s permission. And He casts uncleanness on those who will not understand. Say: Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! And signs and warners avail not a people who believe not.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 10, verses 99-101
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims and family members who were caught up in one of nature’s most violent disasters in the city of Villahermosa and nearby municipalities of the state of Tabasco. The excessive rains that occurred a little more than seven days ago produced flooding and overflowing of dikes and rivers, turning the oil-rich state of Tabasco into a city and country disaster similar to the tragic Katrina event. Nearly a million people had to flee for their lives, being rescued from rooftops by helicopters and boats where streets had turned into rivers and many jumped from rooftops, and waded through snake-infested waters. It was truly a blatant reminder of the Katrina devastation and those who have not yet recovered from their plight and suffering.
One of the most astounding sights was to view the large Olmec heads nearly inundated by the flood waters in the nearby museum of LaVenta. Our MXODUS Tour in August of this year passed through these same sites on our way to Palenque, Chiapas, which was the final stop of our tour. Some of the terrifying headlines published in Mexico City read: “Global Warming Blamed in Disaster,” “Calderon Urges Calm, Order in Wake of Flood Catastrophe,” Soldiers sent to Tabasco to Maintain Control in Affected Areas.”
Just to give a few quotes from the articles written in the English news publication from Mexico City, by journalist Nacha Cattan, “Heavy rains, humidity and high temperatures resulting from pollution caused an increase in epidemics such as Cholera, Malaria and Dengue (fever).” Another article by Antonio Villegas, under Associated Press, described the devastating event in these words: “Some loaded their possessions into grocery carts wheeling what they could save over knee-deep flood waters. Others jumped from fast, disappearing rooftops and swam to higher ground. Helicopters, boats and even jet skis ferried the rest away from the rising, murky water. Tens of thousands of residents abandoned the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco on Nov. 2, some hiking out and others piling into buses brought in to carry refugees to nearby towns.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that in this time of Allah’s (God’s) Final Judgment that we would hear of disasters from far and near, and that flooding would be one of the main plagues that would raise coastal areas to levels never seen before. In the South American country of Colombia, in the capitol of Bogota, another disaster struck over the weekend producing unusual torrential hail storm pillaging the city with thick ice blocks so huge that it looked like a heavy snowstorm. I could only recall further words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s warning of the Four Great Judgments of America: Rain, hail, snow and earthquakes. According to our Supreme Wisdom Lessons, all of the above is caused by atmospheric conditions and the experimentation on high explosions. These conditions are now engulfing the entire planet.
In our nearby Caribbean island nation, flooding and deaths have taken place in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and moved upon the Eastern Coast of America curtailing her on all her sides. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad stated that we would be in the midst of these disasters before our rescue to safe areas of refuge. According to Surah 8 of the Holy Qur’an, verse 25, we are warned in these words: “And guard yourselves against an affliction which may not smite those of you exclusively who are unjust; and know that Allah is severe in requiting.”
We thank Allah (God) for our blessings and His mercy as we continue our testimonies from the MXODUS Tours in the midst of God’s Final Judgment. Quoting from Professor Toni-Mokjaetji Humber, Ph.D., of Pomona, California, in her scholarly tour guide booklet it states the following words: “We know that as you carry this new knowledge from this tour with you, you will become agents of change to endarken others. We challenge you to initiate and generate meaningful dialogue among Black and Brown communities to foster greater understanding among our youth about their historical connections, common struggles and triumphs, and their intermingled sangre (blood) that has produced beautiful and dynamic peoples of the Americas. Use your knowledge, insight, and power to transform thought, bring forth truth and endarken others so that they, too, will see the light and know the magnitude of Africa’s phenomenal gifts to the world. Yebo (African dialect)!!! Let’s have an incredible journey together through the incredible land of Yanga, the Olmecs and the Mayas!”
“I am forever grateful for being blessed with the opportunity to experience the MXODUS Tour. All the lies that I have been told as a Mexican Sister were dissolved with the truth in Mexico. The Brothers and Sisters we met and the history presented in two weeks were so profound, an awakening that will forever impact and influence my life. I believe the MXODUS Tour should be a required pilgrimage for the Nation of Islam (those who are able). The MXODUS Tour bears witness to the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and could impact how we, the Black and ‘so-called’ Native Americans and Latinos, view ourselves and each other as the Original people of the world.”–Theresa X Torres, Oakland, California Bay Area.
“The MXODUS Tour was a life-altering experience. I was inspired to write this poem when a young girl walked up to me at the Yanga Festival in Veracruz and said, “I am Original Nahuatl (Indigenous Language). Her eyes and smile were so bright. She asked if she could take my picture and although she could not speak English very well and she was several shades lighter than me, I knew that she was apart of the Original Family and we both were happy to meet each other once again. The following day as we walked the parade route preparing for our second performance at the Yanga Festival, an older woman ran from her doorway and hugged me. She kissed me on the cheek and touched my wooly, twisted hair and in Spanish she whispered in my ear, with tears in her eyes, ‘Mi Familia Bienvenido,’ which means My Family Welcome. During the month of Ramadan, when I read the Holy Qur’an, Surah 94, “The Expansion,” I thought of my days in Mexico and I thanked Allah (God) for truly expanding my heart and allowing me to experience the MXODUS Tour.” –Chaava Muhammad, Atlanta, Georgia.
“What do they wait for, then, but the like of the days of those who passed away before them? Say: Wait then: I, too, am with you of those who wait. Then We deliver Our messengers and those who believe–even so (now); it is binding on Us to deliver the believers.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 10, verses 102-103
To be continued.