The Significance of the Number 20

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“And had not a word gone forth from thy Lord, and a term been fixed, it would surely have overtaken them. So bear patiently what they say, and celebrate the praise of thy Lord before the rising of the sun and before its setting, and glorify (Him) during the hours of the night and parts of the day, that thou mayest be well pleased.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 20, verses 129-130


We are now 44 years from the time of the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the month of February 1975. It was in 1978 while I was reading the Holy Qur’an, Surah 75 titled, “The Resurrection,” the 9th verse, when I made an intuitive discovery that caused me to prefix the number 19 in front of Surah 75 giving us the date 1975, exactly coinciding with the date of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s departure. It was at that moment when I began the thought process of placing the number 19 in front of all Qur’anic chapters giving us calendar dates corresponding to our current history of the Nation of Islam coming to birth in the midst of America beginning with the coming of Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi. He entered America under a disguise searching for and identifying the Lost-Found members of the universal Nation of Islam. Its purpose was to place us back into our proper role at the top of civilization symbolized as the cornerstone (sacred Black Stone) of the house of God, “the Kabbah,” in the Holy City Mecca in Arabia.

The number 20 is significant as giving us a measurement of years to define His movement back and forth to America marking the initial stage of a journey to make Himself known in America on Independence Day, the 4th of July in 1930. The number of years between the Master Himself and his chosen servant, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, is exactly 20 years. Counting from His birth date 1877 to the birth of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1897, we have exactly 20 years. In the study of our Nation’s book of Sacred Writings: The Supreme Wisdom, we are given a study of exactly 20 Actual Facts which represent our assignment which is based upon measurements of our planet, solar system, physics and astronomy as we trace our journey back home. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that this number 20 in our actual facts measures a period of 20 years of reeducation into higher learning and training in mathematics, physics, arts and sciences of life and the mechanics of our universe. This study will qualify us for higher positions in the building of a whole New World Order and Kingdom of God on Earth.

We are currently being separated into groups being examined by Almighty God Allah based upon our First Term Assignment of Lessons, which we have inherited as students in our evolution from the past to the present and into the future perfect tense. None of us know the results of our Final Examination before Almighty God Allah. As I recall the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to his followers in 1974, one year prior to his departure, he stated: “We can only count on God’s grace to be saved, not truly deserving of His mercy.” He shared with us the words recorded by Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, in which he stated that Allah put his hand into the fire and pulled out a handful that did no good at all for the sake of His servant Muhammad. We will note that the number 20 is numbered in the arrangement of the Holy Qur’an as Ta Ha, two mystical letters of the Arabic language that vibrate a high frequency of sound and meaning and it serves as the opening title of my compositional work which was premiered at our Saviours’ Day event on February 27, 2009.

The additional words, “The Final Call Symphonic Suite,” connects Ta Ha’s meaning to the history of Moses’ commission being called in the Sacred Valley of Tuwa. It was there where he asks Allah to grant him a helper from his family, his brother Aaron, to help in the resurrection of his people and to confront Pharaoh with nine signs. We will take note in Surah 20, verses 102-104 the use of the trumpet announces the end of the judgment and the destruction that would follow thereafter: “The day when the trumpet is blown; and We shall gather the guilty, blue-eyed, on that day. Consulting together secretly: You tarried but ten (days). We know best what they say when the fairest of them in course would say: You tarried but a day.”

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was raised and prepared by God to make the great commission of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad known, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad made the great work and identity of Master Fard Muhammad known. Now, in the present condition of America’s economic prestige and power, she is falling into the abysm of hell. The year 2009 is manifesting the great crises and turmoil in America and around the world. The conditions are corresponding to the time of the Great Depression of the 1930s when Master Fard Muhammad spoke directly to the then president of the United States, Herbert Hoover. What are all of these events leading to? After the coming of the Messengers and Warners to the people and nations, they act like trumpets. Their voices resonate like trumpet blasts warning the people of what is about to befall them if they do not repent.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that after the coming of the Messengers and Warners to their people, there is another trumpet blast that would come from a mechanical instrument that is connected to the great Mother’s Wheel, that with one blast of that sounding frequency, cities and towns, and buildings will come tumbling down. That is something that none of us want to hear.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is issuing The Final Call trumpet blast warning in the midst of the fall of America and worldly kingdoms addicted to criminality and injustice. This past Saviours’ Day subject that he delivered, “Accepting Responsibility to Build Our Community,” should be a reminder and an eye opener to what steps we must take in organizing our community to do for self. We do not know how much time remains that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will be able to continue the Voice of Warning before he is taken to return back to Almighty God Allah. The story of Ta Ha connects to the history of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his greatest helper, the Honorable Louis Farrakhan. The plagues have entered America and along with the worst economic disasters, we should see. We should be able to read the handwriting on the wall!

“Say: Every one (of us) is waiting, so wait. Soon you will come to know who is the follower of the even path and who goes aright.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 20, verse 135

To be continued.