Timeline 1930 – 2010

An early picture of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad holding the Holy Qur’an as guidance for us today. Photo: Final Call Archives

“Those who are steadfast and on their Lord they rely. And We sent not before thee any but men to whom We sent revelation–so ask the followers of the Reminder if you know not–With clear arguments and Scriptures. And We have revealed to thee the Reminder that thou mayest make clear to men that which has been revealed to them, and that haply they may reflect.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 14, verses 42-44

We have begun a new series of articles this year, 2010, 80 years from the founding of the Nation of Islam in America in 1930 with the coming of Master W. Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi. We are also counting 34 years from the departure date of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1975. Both of these numbers, 80 and 34 when added together equal 114, the full number of chapters revealed in the Holy Qur’an. We are studying these two time periods past, present and future in the progression and development of our Nation’s history as the final testing period and examination that we are taking before Almighty God Allah.


In last week’s article, we referred to aspects of this final examination which the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan brought to the attention of the early laborers’ at that time in 1979 during this second phase of the mental resurrection of our people in America and throughout the world. I will repeat these two areas that are applicable to this day and time. The first area of the test is whether or not we believe that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad escaped a death plot and is alive. The second part of the test centers around his Domestic Life which has also extended into a part of the life of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan which is a part of our final examination. The fullness of the test has come and has entered into our reckoning before Almighty God Allah. We are being programmatically sorted out into groups as we go back to the past history and are repeating them in this day and time in preparation for the new life of the hereafter.

I began quoting from the second paragraph of the 13 Paragraphs of Instruction given to the early laborers in Detroit, Michigan, to study prior to the departure of Master W. Fard Muhammad in 1934. The substance of the main test that the Honorable Minister Farrakhan placed before his early laborers in Chicago in 1979 are to be found in Paragraph No. 2. We are studying the past, present and future progression of time. I quoted the first part of that paragraph which refers to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, his household, (domestic life) and his Laborers and the ultimate separation and banishment (Surah 59 of the Holy Qur’an), of the Hypocrites who attacked the Messenger of Allah in this area of his life. This scenario is also taking place today in the life of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. This leads to the second part of that paragraph which points out the real thinking and perverted actions disclosed by the Hypocrites in our midst today.

Their ultimate aim is to kill the Apostle or the Messenger of Allah. Is that same thinking lurking in the hearts and minds of the Hypocrites today? We continue quoting from Paragraph No. 2 the substance of our test up to the present Hour: The enemy, then, tried to stop every Muslim from helping the Apostle and said he should be killed. Then ALLAH Challenged the enemy to do so–to leave not a stone unturned in trying. This is in the 34 Problems that you have, if you understand. So this is what is meant by ALLAH taking, under Analysis, the Consideration of the Laborers in the near future. The Student could practice his or her Labor while under study if they were Sincere, and Submit themselves to Obey and Follow the Apostle. And it is written that all who Rebelled against the Apostle, ALLAH made it impossible for them to live in Peace until they would Submit. The Holy Qur’an does not contradict a Muslim to swear his Allegiance to his Brother so long as he does not break his Allegiance–nor does the Bible in this case.”

Perhaps now we can understand the significance of the last 34 years of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s absence and its application to the 34 years’ attempt by the Hypocrites to destroy the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his Divine Program, as it is also true of their wicked designs to destroy the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, in this extended phase of the Divine Mission to Mentally Resurrect both our dead nation and people worldwide. Shortly following the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1975, I found in one of his books left behind in Mexico an old, withered, copy of the 13 Paragraphs pressed between two pages of his book. I began taking my first private assessment and examination of these 13 Paragraphs along with the six sets of our Lessons of the Supreme Wisdom. We will note that this number 13 added to the number 6 equals the Number 19. Thus, we find another most important significance behind this column, “Unveiling the Number 19, the Cultural Revolution Begins, in Search of the Messiah.”

“Are they, then, who plan evil (plans), secure that Allah will not abase them in the earth, or that chastisement will not overtake them from whence they perceive not? Or that He will not seize them in their going to and fro, then they will not be able to escape? Or that He will not seize them with a gradual diminution? Your Lord is surely Compassionate, Merciful.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 14, verses 45-47

To be continued.