What does the word “communication” mean? It means, according to one dictionary, “the imparting of information or news; the successful conveying or sharing of ideas and feelings.” Communication also means “of connection between people or places, in particular.” It also refers to “the field of study concerned with the study, the transmission of information by various means.”
How important is the power of communication, especially at the time that is called “at the end of time?” Are we living at that time? We, who are Muslims in the Nation of Islam say, “Yes.” It’s obvious that we all, on this planet, are living at the most dangerous time, in recorded history. But, it’s also obvious that we do not agree on who ultimately controls it. But, we who call ourselves Christians and Muslims all agree that there is a Supreme Being. Obviously, there are differences even among Muslims and Christians.
But, if we really believe then we should expect total clarity coming from God, Himself.
My response to these questions is, look into the teachings of the Honorable Minister Louis Minister Farrakhan. Why? Who taught him and Who taught his teacher? The Supreme Being! This is my position that I have publicly made clear over the years.
I’ve never presented myself as a “big shot.” I’m only a believer in what I believe, who is working to be a better one, as all others.
Saturday morning, over coffee, Minister Farrakhan was saying that it’s good to have a sense of humor and to be able to laugh. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad had a good sense of humor.
I was reminded of what I stated, many years ago, when I wrote that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s assignment is that which is near the impossible–resurrection of the dead!
Many people have the book, titled “Closing The Gap.” You can read on page 65 these words of Minister Farrakhan. Please, read this.
In Phoenix, Arizona April 18, 1987 the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a speech titled ‘The Resurrection of Jesus.’
“Today is a very important day in the Christian world. For this day that is called Easter revolves around the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ which represents a victory. Not only a victory over physical death but a victory over all the impediments that keeps man from oneness with God. This important day in the life of Christians is also important in the life of a Muslim only from a different perspective.
“There is no Muslim who does not believe in the resurrection of the dead. In fact, all Muslims traditionally believe that they will see the return of Jesus. And of all of the men of God that have ever lived and worked on behalf of the righteousness of God among the people. Of all of these men, the Muslims only believe that one man will return. And that man, of course, is Jesus.
“So there is a similarity between the belief of the Muslims and the belief of the Christians. But today, by the help of Almighty God if you are willing to reason we want to hopefully clarify our–what I would call–immature understanding of one of the most profound events in religious history.
“Now, as you notice Christianity does not take its beginning from the birth of Jesus. Nor from the ministry of Jesus but Christianity takes its beginning from the most painful and critical aspect of his life. It begins on the basis of his passion that under the judicial decree of crucifixion. Isn’t that interesting? You would think that a religion would base its beginning or start its calendar from the birth of a great man or from the beginning of its ministry.
“But Christianity takes its beginning in the most sad and sorrowful, painful and trying time of the so-called Christian era when Jesus was being crucified and his friends were leaving him. Disturbed by this powerful human being in a state where it appeared as though he had no power to save himself and this is the beginning of Christianity. Islam is somewhat similar.
“Islam does not start its calendar from the birth of prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Nor does Islam begins its calendar from the first revelation of God to Muhammad. But Islam begins its history, its calendar with a death plot against the life of the prophet from which he escapes and fled from his enemies.
“Or after the flight of Muhammad on the heels of a death plot. So here is a critical time in Islamic history, and a critical time in Christian history where these religions take their calendar from. Now what should we learn from that? There’s a lesson here.
“That in our darkest hour, an hour when you think you should give up because the forces arrayed against you are so mighty, so powerful and they look as though they have totally overwhelmed you, it is in that hour that your greatest opportunity for triumph is in you and it is in that hour that most people give up the struggle and they never come to victory over the forces that are now apparently overwhelming them.
“So, this is to be taken personally by you and me. That the life of these two great religious movements in the world begins from an apparent tragedy.”
He used the word ‘apparent.’ That word apparent means: “seeming real or true, but not necessarily so.”
More next issue, Allah willing.