“Blessed is He Who sent down the Discrimination upon His servant that he might be a warner to the nations–He, whose is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and Who did not take to Himself a son, and Who has no associate in the kingdom, and Who created everything, then ordained for it a measure.” — Holy Qur’an, Surah 25, verses 1-2
As stated in my previous article, my recent journey to Mongolia in the far northeastern region of our globe was an initiation for my silent journey and a stimulus in the process of communicating with my inner self to find God’s eternal presence. During the days of September 9-11, within ten days of my return home from Mongolia, I found myself in Chicago attending the historic M.G.T. & G.C.C. Vanguard Retreat, in Bloomington, Illinois, at the Indian Lakes Resort. For three days I looked out upon a sea of women’s faces who were clothed primarily in white garments. I was stunned by their immaculate appearance which was like a continuous scene of my recent journey to the East.
While the world was commemorating the worst day in U.S. history caused by the aerial attack on the two towers at Ground Zero in New York City, here we were, as the women of the Nation of Islam being called to arise from the burning ashes like the Phoenix bird having been destroyed and disfigured as a people for more than 400 years of servitude slavery. But today, we rise as a nation within a nation standing on the horizon of a New World Order of peace and righteousness. This final stage or rebirth coming at the junction of our rebirth and rise in ascendency can only be consolidated and formed properly upon the basis of the known and accepted value of the female with our women being the foundation and cornerstone of our sacred land. We are called upon to be fertile and productive and to yield a new crop of spiritual leadership in the evolution of our society being guided by God Himself.
“If the woman is not properly trained and prepared to take her rightful place in our nation’s development, we have no future,” stated the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to this large gathering of women. His sternness and focus on our women’s development in our class regarding our training units, virtue and modesty to be exercised both at home and abroad is our mission as the helpmeet of God throughout the world of humanity. It is written in our Supreme Wisdom Book of Lessons, Paragraph Number 12, the following words addressed to the M.G.T. & G.C.C.: “I can sit on top of the world and tell everyone that the most beautiful Nation is in the wilderness of North America. But do not let me catch any sister other than herself in regards to Living the life and weighing properly.”
I looked into this sea of faces for three consecutive days and was extremely honored to take part in this great turning point of women’s development in the Nation of Islam being called to duty by Almighty God Allah. As I reviewed my experiences in Mongolia and some of what I have learned from their scientists and historians about their nation’s struggle and call to a reformed modern democracy, and have studied aspects of their legendary leader exemplified in Genghis Khan, this spirit of revival runs like a battle cry through their country’s first for sovereignty and reform in the ways of guided principles of truth, I saw in Mongolia parallels to our own emerging Nation of Islam in America. I drew this comparison from Mongolia to the fervor and spirit generated by this first ever largest gathering of young women and girls in the M.G.T. Vanguard division.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke of our numbers of nearly 1,400 to be multiplied into 10,000 faithful warriors, which would be further multiplied into 10 million working the field of the world in bringing peace and righteousness and others. These words of encouragement coming from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan reverberated from his home property at the farm to our mosque meeting on Sunday, and formed the spirit of our resolve and dedication to organize and mobilize ourselves as M.G.T. & G.C.C. to aide in the delivery of our people by following the dictates of the Great Khan’s Army lead by God Himself. I was reminded, once again, of the history of Genghis Khan’s success in the 13th century where entire families and tribes were trained into the excellency of military maneuvers which is now joining our rise on the Western side of the horizon being extended through the spiritual direction extended by Minister Louis Farrakhan, who in my vision, is the continuation of Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan’s success story.
Every word practiced and example that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has put before us is coming to pass, every minute and every hour of everyday, bringing about the establishment of God’s new world kingdom on earth. Brother Rahman Muhammad, in his continual study and archiving of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s “Table Talks,” that were recorded by his father, Brother Sultan Muhammad, recently discovered over the past several weeks prior to this Vanguard Retreat, a tape dated September 11, 1973, in which the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was teaching women on his vision of what our women would become in the future, under his guidance and training that no one in the entire world had ever received.
He saw our women organizing conventions of classes for women’s training and organizing committees of further training that would take us on travels around the world being honored and received in many places of the globe as the equal to the best in world society. He envisioned that if we followed his guidance and instruction, that others would be so attracted to us by our discipline, manners, refinement and dress codes of decency that they would eagerly seek to know more about us, our origin and what part we would play in the future development of world politics and society. I bear witness, along with my two traveling companions and vanguards, on this journey to Mongolia that his words are truly coming to pass and his word is bond.
“And they say: What a Messenger is this? He eats food and goes about in the markets. Why has not an angel been sent down to him to be a warner with him? Or a treasure given to him, or a garden from which to eat? And the evildoers say: You follow but a man bewitched! See what parables they set forth for thee–they have gone astray, so they cannot find a way.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 25, verses 7-9 To be continued.