How do you understand my previous article in The Final Call–fully?
Now, what does the word “complex” mean? What dictionary do you use and who made it? What language was it made in? If you’re reading this article, what language do you use to read anything?
Who made our brains?
I intend to make clear, Allah willing, why I asked these few questions in the next two or three articles, so you can “see” my words, in “context.”
I wrote the words below, some years ago:
“Study this principle, which is rooted in the universal law of Allah. First: Master Fard Muhammad has arrived. Prior to His arrival, when we suffered injustice, we just went under. I won’t detail this aspect of reality.
“Whenever God does not immediately intervene on our behalf when we are being dealt with unjustly, it is because He has something bigger and better for us than that which we would have received if He had intervened and immediately obtained justice for us.
“His seeming silence is in fact His open invitation to and for us to stretch ourselves by reaching ‘up’ to Him for understanding, guidance and further development.
“Just as certain exercises increase the capacity of our physical lungs to take in more oxygen, so does the exercise of reaching out to Him to expand our spiritual lungs, if you will, thus empowering us to take in more of His inspiration, wisdom–in all of its components–and guidance.
“Allah in the Holy Qur’an puts it this way, that whenever He intends to increase us in guidance He first expands our breasts for us. This wording of course, is an idiomatic expression in the Holy Qur’an intended to convey a truth of a great spiritual reality and value.
“Now, you may ask why does the God choose such ‘bad’ circumstances in which to increase us in guidance? A brief answer is that we often do not seek Him and His guidance, as we should, to get better and to get what is better in times or circumstance which are ‘good.’ Then something ‘bad’ happens to us. Then we cry out to Him from our hearts.
“Now, the question of the motivation and the overall quality out of which comes the cry is what God is looking at. He is looking at and waiting for us to reach a certain level of purity in our motivation for crying out to Him.
“He is so beautifully wise.
“He knows that if He grants us our petition before we have risen above certain levels of impurity in our motivation that what He grants us will then become contaminated by the corruption that we have not yet gotten rid of.
“Then, with this added wisdom and power, we would then do further damage to ourselves and to others.
“So the very effort involved in sincerely crying out to Him for an increase of life, light, and power–which the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said his teachings are composed of–both purifies our motivation as well as expands our capacity to hold to and make the best use of the increased blessing that Allah is eager to grant us.
“Now the crying out to Him has to be followed by some intelligent reasoning and calm reflection. If we have confidence that He heard us then we automatically trust that things are in the process of getting better, even if we do not see His movements in our behalf.
“A huge key in our making progress is whether or not we believe or have confidence in the integrity of the God. Do we really believe that our God will keep His word; that He has not and will not play games with us?
“The point I am driving at, is that our view of the true God (we say we believe in) determines how clear we see that which comes from Him, which includes His instructions, as well as all of the means He uses, which often includes persons to convey His will to us. And even if certain things that come from Him are not clear to us, the question remains, do we trust Him?
“Is the Supreme Being a trustworthy God?
“Or should we put our trust and faith in White folks who made the wisdom from Yacub?
“One thing is clear, we will quickly become like a wishbone in a turkey, if we straddle the fence, pretending to serve both God and Satan. We will wish that we had not done so.
“Now, when we are deprived of justice (which is a key part of due process) in whole or in part, by one(s) which is evil; partly good and evil; or totally good, and regardless to the quality of the understanding and the intention of the one(s) who so deprived us, and regardless of the degree of our wrong in the matter (and/or even those few instances when we are totally without fault) in that which we are suffering, Allah’s hands are over the entire matter.
“His hands are over all hands.
“He is perfectly just and true and nothing escapes Him in any way. Moreover, he–the Honorable Elijah Muhammad–who knows Him best said ‘He loves us more than a mother loves her child.’
I heard these words directly from his mouth, many years ago.
“Allah’s involvement in the withholding of what is our due is for reasons far beyond what we often think.
“We too often look at and go to the one(s) we see as responsible for our pain, or whom we see as hurting us–which may or may not be true.
“The very fact that for whatever combination of reasons, good, bad or otherwise, the one or ones who deprived us of justice did not soon enough (in our view) reverse the injustice and perform what is just, tells us that we must go beyond them to have our souls ultimately satisfied.
“Of course, we can’t ‘go beyond’ them unjustly lest we set ourselves back. The Holy Qur’an tells us to ‘Let not hatred of a people incite us to act inequitably.’
“What is vitally important, here, is this: What is Allah’s view of our affairs and His motive for not interfering quicker than we think He should have, or why doesn’t He do so right when the injustice occurs?
“Why did He allow this painful and unjust situation to continue? What does He want of us in such circumstances? What does He see as best for us to do in such times? What are such situations all about?
Are you listening to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s words every Saturday? If not, why not? Does this involve Satan?
More next issue, Allah willing.