“I Want You to Teach the Sisters About the Sun”
“And certainly We have made the Word to have many connections for their sake, so that they may be mindful. Those to whom We gave the Book before it, they are believers in it. And when it is recited to them they say: We believe in it; surely it is the Truth from our Lord; we were indeed before this submitting ones.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 28, verses 51-53
In last week’s article on the escape of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad from a death plot, I shared a part of one of my dreams in which he described how he escaped. I mentioned that I would share the second part of this dream at another time. I believe that this is the appropriate moment because it contains a subject that he wanted me to teach the sisters. He told me in the second part of that dream that he wanted me to teach the sisters about the Sun. When I awakened, I was a little puzzled because I wasn’t sure if he meant in our physical sun that lights up our solar system of nine planets that connects us to the billions of stars in our Milky Way Galaxy; or was he referring to the word son, s-o-n, as in offspring, as in the Son of Man, or both. I recalled that in the 1970s he began to tell some of his Laborers many experiences he had while he was being taught by Master W. Fard Muhammad in the 1930s. Upon one of those occasions, he asked the Savior to teach him about the Sun. He stated that to his surprise, he became agitated or angry and told him that if he were to question him again about the Sun, he would not return to teach him anymore, at which point he departed for a short while.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad didn’t know what to think but within a short time, the Master returned and began teaching him something about the Sun but only a little. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad in explaining this incident to us elaborated by saying what he thought the Savior may have thought about his student. I am paraphrasing his words but his comment was as follows: “Oh, well, poor fellow, in so many words, I am supposed to be God and why should I be so upset about teaching him on this subject.” This dream I had took place in the early 1980s, a little before 1984 when a whole month was set aside in October as a tribute to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan while he was in Phoenix, Arizona. I remember when the Women’s Week approached at the end of that month and we, the Sisterhood, had our Sunday broadcast, I chose this subject; “The Sun,” and proceeded in the best manner that I knew to explain that part of my dream that I received from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I wondered quietly within myself why he would give me such a subject in which he had such difficulty in questioning Master W. Fard Muhammad.
Let us deal briefly with the Sun of our Solar Galactic System as the powerful source of the gravitational and attracting force on our nine planets the light of which causes all of them to rotate at the same speed of 1,037 1/3 miles per hour around the Sun. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught us that these planets all have life on them representing different civilizations and worlds that have come to birth in the circle of the Sun. They form a family referred to in our lesson as the Big Ten. What gives life to the Sun and what is the fuel that lights up her regenerating power? It is a symbol of the Divine Creator and is represented in our Universal Flag of Islam. It is red in color and covers the whole sphere of our flag extending in all directions giving life to our nine planets; but what is the source of her light, energy and life source? The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has stated and emphasized in his book, “How to Eat to Live,” that the Sun in Arabic is feminine and is represented as she. The word feminine in syllables encompasses in her suffix the number nine.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad further explains that this number nine is connected to the nine months that it takes for the woman to give birth to her child, whether male or female. The crescent moon in our flag must progress through various stages until it becomes a full moon and then in her rotation becomes once again a sliver of light as the crescent new moon reflecting the light of the Sun in all of her movements around the earth. In reference to the moon on page 13 of the Flag of Islam by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, he refers to the woman’s menstrual cycle as the biological connection to the female and her 28-day monthly cycle. The Star is also referred to as “She” and produces the material in her star formation that is responsible for creating the molecular material of our DNA and genetic coding. Thus, if we analyze deeply the root of the Sun, Moon, Star and Planets, they are all figuratively feminine in nature and represents “she.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us about a brother who was invited to dinner as his guest and during dinner began asking him about the origin of the woman or the female trying to connect her to the moon’s history. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad replied, Brother, as far back as the man goes, the woman was there. Seeking to understand further the brother repeated the question about the woman’s origin, to which the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, gave the same answer. He has furthermore taught us that when God was fashioning Himself out of darkness or the dark womb of space, he proclaimed this production to the second part of Himself as the female aspect of his own creation. She is referred to as co-creator and co-producer in his own self-creation. Thus, she is called the twin of Himself. So as he looked at His creation, he honored the entire universe after her.
Whether we understand this subject given to me to teach the sisters by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as Sun or son, s-o-n, they both refer to the female and her exquisite power of production in giving birth to life and all its forms and in the creation of new civilizations and worlds. When the female or woman comes to recognize the power she has in the God head to be his help meet, in the creation of the heavens and the earth she will become more spiritually aware and conscious of her great role in the New World Order that God is now bringing about in the universal change of worlds.
“These will be granted their reward twice, because they are steadfast, and they repel evil with good and spend out of what We have given them. And when they hear idle talk, they turn aside from it and say: for us are our deeds and for you your deeds. Peace be to you! We desire not the ignorant.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 28, verses 54-55
To be continued.