I wrote this many years ago when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad “departed” America. This involves the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
This situation reminds me of two events that happened at the very end of 1974. That happened before I “saw” that I must “get” to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan– very privately. (I was stopped four times before actually getting to him.)
I mentioned this at this time because we are living in a very, very critical time. Some events then are related to these events now.
In 1974 the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was teaching thousands and thousands of people the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that came from God Himself.
There were specific things over a period of years that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to Minister Farrakhan about his worth and the future. Witnesses were present. Here are some of what was said. I was not there.
In the late 1960s in Chicago, at his dining room table, in front of others, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad began telling his minister, Minister Farrakhan, that in a very special Way he was his representative.
Among these comments were that he had been looking for someone who could speak his message in such a way that he would recognize it as his own when he heard it again. Even in this he was hinting that there would come a time when his teaching would not be heard, that he would be gone, but that it would be heard again, and that he (Minister Farrakhan) would bear the message.
One night he asked his servant, Minister Farrakhan, what was meant by the teachings of the Bible that Jesus fast for forty days in the wilderness? In the course of answering his own question, he suggested that it referred to his own work. Although he did not make it too clear, he did say that it referred to his not having made, and not being permitted, to make a convert in forty years.
As we were to later see, this had reference to making a convert to himself after he had departed–a convert to himself in his glorified state. Minister Farrakhan is that convert. (Let us remember, when Moses returned, he revealed the new teachings to and through Aaron. There is much here for us to learn.)
On another night not long after, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad strongly hinted, without having used the name “Aaron,” that his minister’s relation to him was like that of Aaron to Moses. One of the Sisters present clearly saw the implication and exclaimed that Minister Farrakhan was the Aaron of One man’s intrinsic value in divine work in the Bible.
A little later, on another occasion, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad became more specific. He told his Minister outright that he had been praying for, and waiting upon, for 38 years, a minister to help him in his work; that he–Minister Farrakhan–was the answer to his prayer for a helper–a special helper–just as Moses prayed for a helper from his family and was given Aaron.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said this in front of others. In a very direct way, he told Minister Farrakhan that he was the “Aaron” of the scriptures and that he had been looking for him for 38 years.
This was around April 1968.
Now, mind you, he had already been working on, with and through Minister Farrakhan for several years.
On certain occasions onward throughout 1968 and 1969, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad added to what he was telling Minister Farrakhan About his relation to himself; his intrinsic value in the divine work; and he gave him insight into his future.
One day the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to Minister Farrakhan: “I did not make you brother.” The Minister responded, a little excitedly, “Oh yes you did Dear Holy Apostle. Yes you did.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sternly told him: “Be quiet and listen.” He repeated that he did not make him. Then he said: “I taught you like I taught the rest, but only Allah made you able to put the teachings together, in the unique way that you have of putting the teachings together. Allah prepared you for me.”
What is involved in Allah’s preparation of a human being to serve others in this unique way? This is something to ponder: a man who is the direct work of God, to serve His highest purposes.
Such a man is the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Such a man is the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad repeated that which he said on an earlier occasion that Minister Farrakhan was the answer to his prayer for a helper from his family.
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.
Still later, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad called Minister Farrakhan to Chicago, and at dinner, with the then National Secretary present, Brother John Ali, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “Brother, I called you here so that I may share with you some of my burden.”
How do we react to this?
Many people write books about the Nation of Islam. Of course, I have read some of them. Some are writing books, right now.
What really happened in 1974 leading up to 1975? Does this relate to us now?
People die every day. The fact is it is a part of life. Many people have died over the trillion of years. Muslims pray. Think over our prayers.
More next issue, Allah willing,