In the previous article I wrote: “This also involves the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. I cannot fully explain now, what I saw. But Allah Willing I’ll go into that next article.”
Now, I’m going in to it, Allah willing.
Before the Honorable Elijah Muhammad left, he told me to put words from him in two different books that involve The Supreme Being and July 4th. Study these words: intend; aim, design, mean, plan, propose, and purpose.
How do you see the Honorable Elijah Muhammad making public to us that The Supreme Being told him that His coming was July 4, 1930?
This is from a book I wrote:
“On April 2, 1936, in a letter to some of his ministers, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote:
‘History, of all our studies, is most attractive and best qualified to reward our research, as it develops the springs and motives of human actions and displays the consequences of circumstances which operates most powerfully on the destinies of human beings.
‘It stands true that we, the Lost Found Nation of Islam, in the wilderness of North America, have not applied ourselves to the study of history, but rather to folly.’ ”
“He continued that we, as a people, had ‘not applied ourselves to the study of history, but rather to folly’ and when efforts were made to this effect, ‘it was to our detriment’ because we did not know what history was most ‘valuable to aid us in the knowledge of our own Nation.’
“He continued: ‘The wise man is he who has made a careful study of the past events, of ancient and modern history. The knowledge of the future is judged by the knowledge of the past.
‘There are some men who are born with the gift of prophecy, while others are trained into it through an intense study of history.’ ”
Now in the book, titled Closing The Gap we can read:
Brother Jabril: Brother Minister, would you say that warfare has had the effect of liberating the woman?
Minister Farrakhan: Yes. That has contributed toward her total liberation. In World War II, when the men were called to fight, the presence of women in the factories to produce the weapons of war and the ordnance of war showed that women could do effective work outside of the home.
Women suffrage in the last century and in the early 1900’s and during the first quarter of this century, leading to women’s right to vote, has contributed to her coming out and becoming a partner in society. That push for her liberation has begun and it continues.
Brother Jabril: What is the relationship between a man honoring his mother and a man honoring women in general?
Minister Farrakhan: Mother is next to God and the Messenger of God, who brings the word of God and is the example of how that word should be carried forth into life. Next to those two nothing supersedes mother.
When a man learns to honor and respect his mother and perceives her in accordance with God’s will and purpose for her creation, then it flows from that perception (of his mother) an understanding that all women who are mothers potentially have, or should be given, the same honor and respect that one would give to one’s mother.
So when you see your sister, a potential mother, you honor your sister. You protect your sister, as you would protect your mother, your aunt, your cousin. This flows from the proper perception of mother from which comes the proper perception of women.
Brother Jabril: How would you relate the fact that so many are in a “time warp,” to the parable of Jesus, given in Matthew chapter 25, about the talents? How, in your view, does this parable relate to helping us out of time warps, and coming fully into the present, to be in accord with Allah’s will for this time period–from 1975, or from whatever time period of the past?
Minister Farrakhan: There is a saying, the only thing that is permanent in creation is change. As long as we live we are engulfed in an eternal process of change. Sometimes, however, we get locked into an era of time that gives us great comfort, because in that era of time we became possessors of a certain knowledge that acquits us in that time period and we became successful.
Success, in any period of time, leads to the mastery of difficulty. The success that leads to the mastery of difficulty produces the ease that comes after difficulty. When ease comes, we are in a position of danger. For the Holy Qur’an warns those of us who live the easy life, because the life of ease takes the struggle out of life.
When one does not have to struggle to know; when one does not have to struggle to become successful; when one does not have to struggle; then in that stage of development, one becomes comfortable. But another stage is coming which will cause us to face difficulty again. And it is the refusal to face the difficulty that accompanies change that leaves those in ease unwilling to struggle again. So they get involved or caught up in a time warp which then sentences them to death.
So it is when prophets come into the world bringing revelation. Every new aspect of knowledge produces a new challenge. And those in the older aspect of knowledge who have mastered that aspect of knowledge and have found ease. The struggle of life is gone, for them, and they are more unwilling to accept the challenge of a new revelation which demands struggle, which demands change, which furthers their evolution toward perfection.
Ease makes a person not want perfection. They say: “I’m happy where I am; don’t disturb me.”
So when the new knowledge comes the people that oppose it most are the people who live the easy lives. And this is why Jesus says, ‘It would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’
Why? Because the kingdom of God demanded a new knowledge. That new knowledge demanded of those who had previously acquitted themselves greatly with the old knowledge, that they become as a child to learn the new. That became difficult for the arrogant and the lofty. So they got lost in a “time warp.”
In order for man to continue the evolutionary journey toward perfection, we must remain humble and know that nature and life is critical. History shows that there is difficulty and after you’ve mastered the difficulty there is ease. When ease comes a new challenge is gong to be presented. And if we can accept the discomfort of the new challenge and rise to that challenge, to struggle to overcome the difficulties presented by that challenge, then we have ease again.
As the Holy Qur’an teaches: “In the alternation of the day and the night in this are signs for those who reflect.”
More next issue, Allah willing.