“Allah’s commandment will come to pass, so seek not to hasten it.” Holy Qur’an Chapter 16:1–Maulana Muhammad Ali
I hope we will study the words of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, carefully. I hope we will also study this, in full context. I hope you will do this now, carefully. Don’t assume that you already know what he was speaking about, or that you listened already, but remember time has passed.
Minister Farrakhan continues:
“You can’t seem to get them on the same page. What about us Muslims?
“You can’t always blame White people. Yeah, yeah, yeah, he did what he did. The question is what are we doing about it? Are we continuing it?
“Our problem is ourselves; our problem is our people and you got to love them more than they hate themselves in order to keep on feeding the flock to the day when they are raised.
“God is love. All that love is not an emotion. It’s that created force out of which everything you see was brought into existence–even the Devil.
“Oh no you didn’t hear me, (I’m going to get back to the mic. I just had to walk a little.) Even the Devil was an act of love. How could the enemy of God be an act of God’s love?
“See if there were no Devil there wouldn’t be the manifestation of God. Because the manifestation of one is the manifestation of the other and the Devil being given sway is to bring out of the natural man the wickedness of himself that he didn’t even know was there.
“How can you perfect a thing until you manifest the weakness of the thing that you desire to perfect? The presence of the Devil is an act of love by God, Himself.
(‘I never heard it said like that before.’ ‘And I never said it like that before either.’)
“The Reverend said, ‘I never heard it like that before and I said me neither, I never said it like that.’ See that’s how you know a man is an instrument, it has nothing to do with me, but I thank God that He can use me for the benefit of so many. And that’s why Satan don’t like Farrakhan.
“Love ye one another, even as I have loved you. Then look when Jesus was on the mount and he said, ‘Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.’ Now how do you purify the heart of a human being that he could see God? See when you see Jesus, sometimes they have pictures of him with his heart out there, see.
“And Paul comes back so beautifully, saying the Jews is not the Jews outwardly by the circumcision of the flesh, the Jews is the Jews inwardly by the circumcision of the heart.
“Now what is needed to perform the circumcision of the heart? It takes a sharp instrument to cut away the foreskin of the male instrument. Why do you want the male instrument circumcised? Because, as that skin, folds over the head of the penis, it becomes a depository for bacteria.
“You know I have to stop, you know and give praises to God–(very tearful and pausing) because see when you hear it, you know it’s the truth. The word starts cutting away the flesh of the heart. Because the heart, the core of your thinking is where all the issues of man and woman is hidden.
“You don’t tell people everything–even when you’re confessing. There’s always a fig leaf left. I’m not going to tell it all, but I’m going to tell you enough so that you know that I’m coming clean. But I ain’t clean all the way. But, but, the word of God is so perfect. I think one of the Apostle describe the word as like a sharp sword that cuts even the marrow from the bones and the spirit.
“He got to get that hypocrisy–the masquerade–that false front, that’s hiding under titles; that’s hiding under positions that makes you think you’re better than the little man that’s out there in the street needing our help.”
In two books, I wrote about this and I’ve written this in fuller context. One day the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to Minister Farrakhan: “I did not make you brother.” The Minister responded, a little excitedly, “Oh yes you did, Dear Holy Apostle. Yes you did.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sternly told him: “Be quiet and listen.” He repeated that he did not make him. Then he said: “I taught you like I taught the rest.
“But only Allah made you able to put the teachings together, in the unique way that you have of putting the teachings together. Allah prepared you for me.”
I was not there when he spoke those words to him. How do I know? I’ve written about this deeper in some books. What are they? Is that a cover-up? I will answer this in my next article, Allah willing.
What is involved in Allah’s preparation of a human being to serve others in this unique way? This is something to ponder: A man who is the direct work of God, to serve His highest purposes. What is His highest purpose?
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad repeated that which he said on an earlier occasion that Minister Farrakhan was the answer to his prayer for a helper from his family.
Not long afterward he used the same words that you can find in Chapter 7, verse 142, of the Holy Qur’an, that Moses used in speaking to Aaron before he left the physical presence of the people.
The words that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad used were that Minister Farrakhan could “take my place among my people.” This is exactly what Moses told Aaron before he went to his Lord.
Still later, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad called Minister Farrakhan to Chicago, and at dinner, with the then National Secretary present, Brother John Ali, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “Brother, I called you here so that I may share with you some of my burden.”
The Minister sat, waiting for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to give him some new instructions, or new assignments, that would, in effect, “… share with …” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad “… some of his “burden.”
The only thing the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said on that occasion was that Brother John Ali was to open up all the records of the finances of Temple No. 2 so that he might better see what was going on. This never came about during those days.
However, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was seeing far into the future and preparing his servant to meet the future–which is from 1977 to right now and after.
You can read this in a book titled: Is It Possible That The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Is Still Physically Alive???”
“Let us see how and why this holding back of the knowledge of who Jesus and his mother served as signs or serves as a test. After I have commented on this, we will then move to the second question mentioned earlier.
“What is a test? What makes a test a test? What is done with a test once it is either failed or passed? What effect will passing or failing this test have on us? Just in what way does this particular test, which involves Jesus, serve Allah’s purpose?
“When you test something, or someone, you use some means to evaluate. Underlying the means or methods used are some kind of rules or principles. You are trying to determine qualities.”
More next issue, Allah willing.