The Million Man March, October 16, 1995 Photo: Jabril Muhammad

In my last article, I wrote, “Allah willing, I’ll complete what I wrote back in 1983 and explain why I’ve put this photo with this article, for you to see.” Please, study that photo, as you read your copy of The Final Call newspaper.

I thought of these words, which I heard, from the mouth of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1972. It is appropriate for me to put them here in this article.

He said, “He knew the exact year he would have 10,000,000 (millions) followers.” I said to him, “Yes sir.”


Those words, apply to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, 100 percent.

Now, I’m sorry, I’m forced to repeat those words and ask you to be patient with me. I’m continuing my previous article with these words:

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad once said of and to Minister Farrakhan that he ‘…would rise to the pinnacle of success in this world’s life.’ This world’s life has existed for six thousand years. Now we are at its end. This world rejected both God and His Anointed One, as it was expected. So did our nation (Black people of America), as a whole.

“This world was doomed before it was born. Not so with our nation. Nevertheless, as we move towards the final judgment, we’ve rejected the opportunity of receiving an ‘A’ or a ‘B’ grade. However, we have a chance for a ‘C’ grade through our Brother, The Honorable Louis Farrakhan. The ‘C’ grade will save us from the ‘D’ (doom of this world) grade–which will do us out of God’s greatest rewards and do us in. This is a most serious matter.

“The Authors (Wise original Scientist) of the Holy Qur’an 3:85, raised this question as they pondered our condition, 15,000 plus years ago: “How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their believing, and after they had borne witness that the Messenger was true, and clear arguments had come to them? And Allah guides not the unjust people.

“Only 144,000 were prophesied to escape the doom of this world, by some of the Wise Scientists. One ‘slim’ last chance, or way was outlined in the scriptures, however, to save the millions of our people; even to providing others of this world a way out.

“It’s there in the scriptures. It involved the production of Minister Farrakhan–by the Lord of the worlds, and special preparation by and the prayers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for him, before his departure in 1975.

“All of this–and more–ultimately depended upon the exquisite execution of the Divine plan by Master Fard Muhammad, which is recorded in the scriptures. He brought the Honorable Elijah Muhammad into the understanding and into power of working with Him to bring aspects of it into reality.

“The position Minister Louis Farrakhan is growing into ‘…in this world’s life…’ reflects the position of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the ‘heavens.’ Furthermore, it is only from the exalted position–the pinnacle of this world’s life–that Minister Louis Farrakhan can meet with and receive from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad the new teachings that will eventually bring our nation to infinitely higher grades. He must go up and be up to meet again with his teacher.

“Finally, as we consider Holy Qur’an 3:85, remember Allah resolved the apparent contradiction involved in the question of how shall we be guided after having rejected the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, after bearing witness that he was true, in the presence of clear arguments.

“We’ve been greatly unjust to God and ourselves. However, as it is written of Allah, His mercy encompasses all things. From His grace He has made special provisions.

“Muhammad of Arabia reportedly said that Allah had given to the world one part of His mercy and had reserved the other ninety-nine, in effect, for His people in the Day of Judgment. This is that day.

“So, this act of divine grace does not come from a contradiction in the character in the Divine Supreme Being. No. It comes from His infinite understanding and immeasurable love for us.

“So, let us show gratitude; and help our Brother, Minister Farrakhan, our people, each other and ourselves. Let’s do it from unselfish motives. Let our acceptance of our Brother–the Honorable Louis Farrakhan–be whole and not partial.

“May these articles help you in this important process. I also wrote: Thank you for reading this.”

(I wrote those words on June 17, 1983)

Then I put the following words out:

“The articles which follow this introduction were written over a period of time, beginning in November 1982, for The Forward Times; one for a magazine titled, The Black Experience and with the greatest number for The Houston Informer, ending in October, 1984.

“The Forward Times went out of business right after my third article for that newspaper.

“My aim, purpose and objective is to help whoever reads these articles think about Minister Louis Farrakhan in a manner that approaches the totally comprehensive view of God and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad have of this beautiful Black Brother, whom They produced not only for the Black Nation but for others as well.

“One day the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was talking to his beloved Minister, Brother Louis Farrakhan, about a vision his Brother Charlie had of his heart.

“That was over 40 years ago. I remember the Honorable Elijah Muhammad telling me, more than once, of the closeness of this Brother to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

“In this vision, that this blood Brother of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad had of his heart, there was a little black spot on it. Brother Charlie also saw (in his vision) that there was a light emanating from the heart of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and at the end of this light were people of every nation and hue. This light more than touched them. It engulfed all of them.

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, then continued in his conversation with Minister Farrakhan, to say that if you can stand the praise of thousands you will teach millions. Ah! There is so much here!

“In a way of speaking, these articles are, in part, a commentary on that conversation. Charlie was one of the persons close to him whom he thought would be a helper to him as Aaron was made by God to be a helper for Moses. Of course, dear Brother Charlie is passed. The others of whom the Honorable Elijah Muhammad thought in these early days of his mission would prove to be this special ‘helper’ are also dead.

“By the time the Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke to Minister Farrakhan about his brother’s vision of his own heart, he (the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) was teaching millions. The spot had long since been removed. And, some years earlier, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, by the power of his prayer for my beloved Brother, Minister Louis Farrakhan, to Almighty God Allah (Master Fard Muhammad) had removed the spot of tuberculosis from the lungs of his Minister.

“Among the things that Almighty God Allah and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, did for Minister Farrakhan (and, therefore, the rest of us) was to put the Minister through a purifying process, to make him fit to teach millions.”

That was done. Where are we, right now?

More next issue, Allah willing.