The Right Time, The Right Call, The Right Man. We can read this on the front page of The Final Call newspaper dated October 20, 2015. That man is The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
I’ve thought back to a series of articles I wrote in the beginning of the summer of 1981 for The Final Call. And then I wrote a book that involves these words:
The aim, purpose and objective, however, is the same: To help the reader think of Minister Louis Farrakhan in a manner that is pleasing to the Divine Supreme Being and His Christ, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
When anyone disrespects another, they will, to some extent, disrespect and then disregard the words of the disrespected one; even when such disrespect is unjustified. Such disrespect leads to the underestimation and even (in its later stages) hostility. It can further lead to dislike and then hatred for the one who is the object of such disrespect. In these cases, it starts out as disrespect and develops into contempt. And, in some cases, it’s worse than that.
To disrespect Minister Farrakhan means that one will misunderstand the message he has from God for our guidance, welfare and the future both of our families and ourselves, regardless to your color, sex, age, profession, etc.
It is my aim, in presenting these articles, to stimulate deep enough thought about Minister Farrakhan, which will increase our insight into this extraordinary man of God.
One of the underlying purposes of these articles is to aid those who are joining Minister Farrakhan to help lift the name and works of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. How? By stimulating their minds to see the Minister more as Allah, His Christ and the original Writers of the Scriptures see him.
Why? Because it is only by divine sight that we can properly relate to him. Of course, this principle holds true in all of our relationships. The more accurately we see, the better we can relate to others; even to improving ourselves, so that we might relate even better to others.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad once said of and to Minister Farrakhan that he “…would rise to the pinnacle of success in this world’s life.” This world’s life has existed for six thousand years. Now we are at its end. This world rejected both God and His Anointed One, as it was expected. So did our nation (Black people of America), as a whole.
Only 144,000 were prophesied to escape the doom of this world, by some of the Wise Scientists. One “slim” last chance, or way was outlined in the scriptures, however, to save the millions of our people; even to providing others of this world a way out. It’s there in the scriptures.
It involved the production of Minister Farrakhan–by the Lord of the worlds, and special preparation by and the prayers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for him, before his departure in 1975. All of this–and more–ultimately depended upon the exquisite execution of the Divine plan by Master Fard Muhammad, which is recorded in the scriptures. He brought the Honorable Elijah Muhammad into the understanding and into power of working with Him to bring aspects of it into reality.
The position Minister Louis Farrakhan is growing into “… in this world’s life …” reflects the position of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the “heavens.” Furthermore, it is only from the exalted position–the pinnacle of this world’s life–that Minister Louis Farrakhan can meet with and receive from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad the new teachings that will eventually bring our nation to infinitely higher grades. He must go up and be up to meet again with his teacher.
Finally, as we consider Holy Qur’an 3:85, remember Allah resolved the apparent contradiction involved in the question of how shall we be guided after having rejected the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, after bearing witness that he was true, in the presence of clear arguments. We’ve been greatly unjust to God and ourselves. However, as it is written of Allah, His mercy encompasses all things. From His grace He has made special provisions.
Muhammad of Arabia reportedly said that Allah had given to the world one part of His mercy and had reserved the other ninety-nine, in effect, for His people in the Day of Judgment. This is that day. So, this act of divine grace does not come from a contradiction in the character in the Divine Supreme Being. No! It comes from His infinite understanding and immeasurable love for us.
So, let us show gratitude; and help our Brother, Minister Farrakhan, our people, each other and ourselves. Let’s do it from unselfish motives. Let our acceptance of our Brother–the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan–be whole and not partial.
May these articles help you in this important process.
Thank you for reading this.
June 17, 1983
By the time this article appears, the 40-plus-city tour of Minister Louis Farrakhan will have been completed. Its spiritual significance is the purpose of this series of articles, of which this is the first.
Ultimately, the spiritual significance (in the highest sense) of any person, the events they produce, and the time in which they work, has for its source the mind and will of the Almighty God. Let us, then, attempt to see the significance of this tour, or journey, from the perspective of God.
Where ought we to begin? Let us begin with the facts of the tour. What happened? Let us begin in a general way.
Minister Louis Farrakhan’s national tour began, in a sense, in June of this year (1981). It ends, in a sense, in November of this same year. He will have covered well over a quarter of a million miles; most of it by air. Many thousands of Black people have and will have heard him in-person. A much greater number will have gained a better understanding of him, his message and of him whom he represents, through those who heard him these five months.
In most weeks he taught six nights (or days) per week his talks lasting two or more hours. There was no time for him to prepare for each event in the usual way speakers prepare for audiences, especially in situations of great importance.
I was among those with him on several of these trips. His pattern was: get up early in the morning, make preparations and get to the airport, get to a city, get a few hours sleep, get up and eat dinner with others in that city, while to one degree or another enlighten them on this or that; teach hundreds or thousands, as the case may be; get back to his room and teach and/or consult/advise others late into the night. Get up early the next morning and on to the next city, if he wasn’t going back to his home in Chicago, where he would work, work, work … .
There were problems of many different kinds that added needless, and at times, sorely depressing weight to his already very difficult mission. He would speak of these difficulties as that which went with the job. And yes, there was and is the ever present threat of death.
None of us do what we do without a motive. Motive grows out of purpose and is directed or aimed at some goal. He demonstrated time and again, both in words and in deeds, that his motive was the love of Allah, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the truth from and about him (the Messenger) and Black people, with an extraordinary degree of compassion for humanity at large.
There can be no sane denial that in terms of effect, his purpose, aim and goal was and is to plant deeper the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, his message and program in the minds and hearts of his hearers. The effect or results can be seen in the improved condition of those who accepted his preaching. It is, in fact, the same as that of his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
The Minister gave himself no credit for these results that is ongoing. He claimed to do no more than to deliver the truth of and about the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. He stated time and time again that the God of this truth backed it and that these were the underlying factors of his success.
At the core of his message was the identification of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as the Christ, who was written about in The Old Testament and presented in the New Testament.
I read a book many years ago. Look at this.
The prime preacher of Jesus as the Christ in The New Testament was Paul, whose conversion to Jesus was strikingly similar to that of Umar to Muhammad of Arabia 1,400 years ago, so says Mr. Michael H. Hart in his book, titled The 100 Ranking of The Most Influential Persons in History.
The primary preacher the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as the Christ today is Minister Louis Farrakhan.
This was written in March of 1982.
More next issue, Allah willing