“O you who believe, keep your duty to Allah, and let every soul consider that which it sends forth for the morrow, and keep your duty to Allah. Surely Allah is Aware of what you do. And be not like those who forget Allah, so He makes them forget their own souls. These are the transgressors. Not alike are the companions of the Fire and the owners of the Garden. The owners of the Garden are the achievers.”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 59, verses 18-20
After settling down at the ranch and farmland near Atlanta, Georgia with our hosts Brother Sahmir and his wife, Chaava Muhammad, we visited our Nation’s farm, a three and half hour drive away, under the supervision of Dr. Ridgely and his wife, Ann Muhammad.
They accompanied us on a tour to nearby Cordelle, Georgia to show us landmark historical places where the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad spent some of his early years. We were shown the area where the Honorable Elijah Muhammad attended school up to the fourth grade. There he met and married Mother Clara Muhammad and several years prior to their departure to Detroit, Michigan where they settled in the Detroit suburb of Hamtramck, Michigan with his growing family.
It was in the city of Detroit where he first met and recognized Master W. Fard Muhammad and began his three and a half years of study with him face-to-face. It was in the great state of Georgia where the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad came to birth and was raised, and prepared to meet God in Person.
Georgia is also the state where my grandmother was born and raised before moving to Detroit, Michigan. I had come to visit Georgia after many years and was warmly welcomed by a large community of Muslims in Atlanta whose number is 15, meaning “The Rock” according to the 15th Surah of the Holy Qur’an.
This site marks a significant turning point in our Nation’s history bringing many of our people from the South to live in the North. Visiting Georgia was a special “homecoming” full of magnificent experiences taking place as never before in the city of Atlanta and state of Georgia. Besides staying in the center of a new country environment, I was overwhelmed by receiving an outpouring of love and support from the believing community in that city. December 1, 2012, I found myself in the circle of the sisterhood as they walked me through a review of some aspects of my life and contributions made for our continued progress. They reviewed some of my activities throughout the many years of my work.
Student Sister Captain LaShonda Muhammad, and the special team of sisters working with her in this grandiose welcome made this event a true “homecoming,” an exceptional event that I will always treasure. I thank Brother Sharieff and his wife, Sister Sharieffah, and their staff who also opened their hearts in welcoming me to Atlanta, Georgia. I thank Brother Rahman Muhammad whose pioneering work with the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam can be traced back to some of our early founding years. I wish to express my gratitude to a host of others who presented me with an abundance of gifts during my stay.
On that Saturday afternoon, a wonderful program was organized by the sisterhood retracing my early memories of past accomplishments in the Nation. This was combined with a youth program featuring martial arts, music, dance and theatre displaying advanced studies of cultural refinement that equals the best in other societies worldwide.
I thank all the sisters who migrated from other states to live in Atlanta, many of whom I had previously met in Washington, D.C., New York City, California, and Illinois, who were also present on this first day of a December jubilee in my life. I chose as my subject ‘synchronicity and telepathy’ which brought me to a full circle in a cycle of time leading us into the life of the Hereafter where we will all be born again into a new world of Peace and Righteousness. This initiation began historically at the turn of the 15th century Hijrah of the Arab calendar beginning more than 1400 years ago on the basis of the History of Prophet Muhammad, May the Peace and Blessing of Allah be Upon Him, and the Revelation of the present Holy Qur’an in 610 A.D.
From that point onward to the end of the Meccan period of the Revelation of the Holy Qur’an, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was forced to escape from a death plot driving him from Mecca to Medina in 622 A.D. His demise came ten years later in 632 A.D. During a period of three centuries, Islam made unprecedented progress in a countdown to the Final Judgment period in which we now live. The one thousand year setback unfolds with the intervention of the Catholic Church and the Papal See who were vying for power and dominion in Europe and in the Holy Land. One thousand years from that time up to the birth of the Great Mahdi, Master W. Fard Muhammad in 1877, we come to the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet that such a Great One was to make himself known to the world in bringing about a new cycle of time that would have no end.
Master W. Fard Muhammad entered world in the early morning dawn of the Seventh Millenium when it is prophesied that Christ would reign for one thousand years in Person. He broke the one thousand year setback of European colonization and imperialism by visiting our enslaved Lost and Found Nation under a cover of darkness giving birth to the new rulers of God’s New Kingdom on earth.
Writing on the subject, ‘The Days of Allah,’ in his book, “Our Saviour Has Arrived,” we read on page 82 the following words: “The Days of Allah (God) means ‘years’ of Allah (God) and not a twenty-four (24) hour day. It means years. These ‘Days’ or ‘years’ of judgment, according to the Bible and the Holy Qur’an, will not run over twenty (20) years. And according to the scientists of Islam the teachings of the Holy Qur’an, which are to be understood, the Judgment is to take place between 1380 and 1400 years after the death of Muhammad, the son of Abdullah. And according to the scholars and scientists of Christianity, they have it just about right too. The time that they say the Judgment will come is based on two thousand (2,000) years after the death of Jesus. This is right. And in the Bible, in the Books of Daniel and Revelation, the time is given, if understood.”
“Had We sent down this Qur’an on a mountain, thou wouldst certainly have seen it falling down, splitting asunder because of the fear of Allah. And we set forth these parables to men that they may reflect. He is Allah besides Whom there is no God: The Knower of the unseen and the seen; He is the Beneficent, the Merciful.”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 59, verses 21-22
To be continued.