Here are the rest of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s words.
“Many of us in this beautiful audience and in the world outside are separated one from another because of some trespass; either that we made against others, or that they made against us. And right now, maybe we’re holding something inside– a grudge against somebody. Maybe it’s mom; maybe it’s dad; maybe it’s sister, brother; maybe it’s husband or wife; maybe it’s the rulers of the present world; maybe it’s somebody that we feel did us wrong.
“Have you noticed that the things that people do to us that are evil–they stick. The things that people do to us for good, we can hardly remember because–that’s a sign. That’s a sign that your nature is good and evil is an aberration. So evil just stays with you. So you can remember everything that somebody did to hurt you. Is that right? You can remember, sometimes, words that are said that go inside and shatter–you’ll remember.
“You know Jesus said, “It’s not what goes in that defiled the man. It’s what comes out.” I wonder how do you understand that. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to us that in life there are circumstances, and God–either by His active will or by His permissive will–allows things to happen in our lives, to bring out of us what is within. So somebody does some evil to you. It isn’t what goes in– but how do you respond? It is not what they do that defile us, it is how we respond to what is done to us that defile us.
“So the evil that people do to us that we don’t handle well, sets up blockages. It is the blood that has to circulate through the body to give it life; but when there are blockages in the veins and the blood can’t get through, then the blockages have to be removed, or they bring about the death of the organism. When people do you wrong, you set up in your mind dislike, hatred. This is a disease and it presents an impediment that does not allow us to keep on our journey to God. I wonder do you understand. Of course, you do.”
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan went on, in that soulful, brief, but profound 45 minute talk, to illustrate this principle, from something recorded in the scriptures that takes us up into the mind–the very heart–of God with respect to His essentially merciful nature, and love, especially for us–the crushed of the earth.
Now, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad had already said to Minister Farrakhan, “Brother, you are more valuable to me than a truckload of diamonds and gold.” At another time he said, “Brother, you are more valuable to me than a thousand airplanes with a thousand head of sheep on every plane.”
Finally, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to Minister Farrakhan, “Brother, you are more valuable to me than all the wealth that is in the earth, because the wealth of the earth I met when I came here and I shall leave it when I’m gone. But through you, I will get all my people.”
He also said, around that same time, “As Allah made me to take His place among the people, I am making you to take my place.”
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.
Let us study the word “as.” It is similar to the sense of the meaning of the word “like,” or “similar to,” or “roughly in the same fashion as.”
Master Fard Muhammad gave us–an entire Nation–to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, under the guidance of Master Fard Muhammad, made Minister Farrakhan to sit in his seat during his absence. The elevation of the Minister among us reflects the elevation of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
And the elevation of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan reflects, or is an indication of the rise of a nation!
In the book, Is It Possible That The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Is Still Physically Alive??? with a letter from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad on his escape from a death plot; we can read:
One summer day, in 1990, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan telephoned me about an interview he recently gave Emerge magazine. He informed me that they were not satisfied with the photos they had taken of him. He informed them about the quality of my photography and they agreed to take a look at some of my pictures of him.
He gave me the name of the person at Emerge, to whom I was to send some photos. Then he told me that he had mentioned me and the book by which he arose in 1977, to rebuild the Nation of Islam.
I was surprised and I asked him what did he say. He just laughed and made a few comments that made both of us laugh. He was well aware of how I feel about any publicity, which is directed to myself.
The Almighty did not make all of us by nature, disposition and function to be equally at ease in the public. There are only a relatively few of us whom God actually created with the capacity to be excellent in the public. This is for His glorious purposes. I’m not one of them. Nor are the majority of us.
Moreover, I did not intend for that book to ever become a public matter.
His interview with Emerge appeared in its August, 1990 edition. The questions were very good. His answers, as usual, were excellent.
The Minister’s answers included an outline of the indications, both indirectly and directly, made by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, that he would depart from among us at a certain point and that the Nation of Islam would fall, but rise, never to fall again.
He then made clear his incredulous state of mind–at that time–when his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad told him of the Nation’s future fall–which was closer than Minister Farrakhan could see, at that time. As he explained, this flew in the face of the tremendous success the Nation was having throughout America, which was symbolized by such events as the dinner held in honor of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, at which even the president of the United States sent a representative. A wide array of civic, fraternal and governmental organizations were honoring his teacher. There were huge numbers coming out to hear him [the Minister] in New York City—70,000 and 40,000, for example, at two meetings in 1974.
More next issue, Allah willing.