[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from The Final Call Volume 29, No. 04, and The Final Call will continue to publish articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“They ask thee about voluntary gifts. Say: Voluntary gifts are for Allah and the Messenger. So keep your duty to Allah and set aright your differences, and obey Allah and His Messenger, if you are believers. They only are believers whose hearts are full of fear when Allah is mentioned, and when His messages are recited to them they increase them in faith, and in their Lord do they trust.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 8, verses 1-2
As we begin this new series of articles, I wish to thank Almighty Allah for his bountiful blessings and divine protection through these precarious times. I thank Almighty Allah for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s special prayer tsunami for healing that was broadcast throughout our nation. Many listeners also joined him via telephone on the evening of October 25th. I thank Almighty God Allah for transferring our thoughts, hearts, and minds in a unified manner to perceive the Great Reality of Allah’s Presence in our everyday lives and throughout the entire world. I thank Allah for allowing us to explore the depths of our thinking that leads us into the mind and thinking of God as we stand on the threshold of a whole new world of thought.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has stated that the foundation of his university of Islam is a whole new school of thought and an entirely new world. As we contemplate Allah’s majesty, we open to the Mother of the Book. The universe itself is constantly revealing itself to us. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has further stated that our histories are written in the stars and that everything about us is written in a book. Are we, ourselves, that book itself? As students of the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and in following the guidance of his greatest helper, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, we know that the ultimate goal of our journey is leading us to become a Nation of gods. We have ended the Teachings of the Prophets and their prophecies because those teachings of the Prophets have one objective in common which is to prepare us to come face-to-face with God, Himself! That time has come and is now! The Honorable Elijah Muhammad gently guided us to behold the Face of God in the totality of His Divine Creation. That perception of reality has united us with the awesome presence and oneness of Almighty God Allah in our everyday life.
On September 14th of this year, 16 members of the MXODUS Team gathered to participate in a special, unexpected journey to Mexico that was inspired under the theme of a Research Expedition into the mind of God. Everyone was filled with great enthusiasm, not knowing totally what to expect but were each guided in their special way to become participants in this extraordinary expedition. During the last ten nights of Ramadan, we retreated into the mystical Night of Power. This experience was condensed in a short period of time as captured in the story of the 1,001 nights of the Princess Shaherazad’s experience with the Khalif of Baghdad. We were immersed into the natural elements of nature; we were baptized in the gentle rain waters, the thunderous roars and lightning beams as we viewed spectacular sunsets and sunrises. We traveled through magical rainforests, illumined jungles and our feet touched down upon mammoth ocean waves along the Pacific Coastal areas of Mexico from the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas.
Unforgettable experiences unfolded as we studied nature’s opulence at its best. We walked through crystalline sands of ocean beaches and places that merged simultaneously with beautiful rivers and lagoons. We passed through great canyons of rocky precipices towering above with waterfalls cascading beckoning us to this sacred region. Truly this was the most peaceful and spectacular environment that we experienced in such a brief period of time. Our magnificent, state-of-the-art tour bus became literally a university on wheels as we were immersed in the nature of being at peace with ourselves and with one another. This was a true Expedition into the Mind of God. We were so moved by this experience as we worked with extensive Afro-Mestizo and native communities, combined with outreach services with the people who live in these humble environments, that we agreed to write our reflections of the journey when we returned home and share them with others.
We now begin with one of those reflections from our Research Expedition into the Mind of God by Sister Julia Muhammad from Alabama. She wrote:
“In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, I forever thank Allah for His Intervention in our affair in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, for His Teaching the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and Minister Louis Farrakhan, As-Salaam-Alaikum. Everything that I experienced was wonderful, unexpected, something to learn from, and something to take back to others. The following are reflections on just some of the experiences on this journey:
This video showed the importance of showing love to ourselves and others. When I saw the results of the test of the three glasses of water, the first glass told words of love daily, the second glass words of hate, and the third glass was ignored totally. It made me realize the value of the words we speak daily to our children, others and ourselves. We are spiritual beings and our bodies are made up of 75 percent water. So if we don’t say or think well about ourselves and the people in our lives, this may result in our poor self-esteem and disharmony with others. I have already ordered the video and will show it to the MGT and also host an event to show to our community.
Mother Tynnetta, in your prayers for us on the bus, I noticed you always prayed that we all would be healed by ourselves. I have always liked natural healing methods. I picked up a lot of information from all of our group members. I felt the spirituality of the people in the group and I feel tremendously honored to be a part of it. I also spoke to Sister Deborah and she gave me advice on how to get closer to Allah by de-cluttering my mind and to surround myself with more crystals which helps to clarify and focus all thought. I intend to start daily meditations to clear my mind and ask for divine guidance and help with my studies. Also when I hugged the “healing tree,” I did feel vibrations and a rhythm from the tree.
Day Out of Time
The day out of time that we spent on the beach was very calming and wonderful. Seeing the ocean and lake together made me reflect on the Qur’an where it says, “Allah makes water run together, but the sweet and the salt water are divided by something we cannot see.” I got from this experience that sometimes people can be both sweet and salty, and only Allah can judge a person’s intentions because good can come from both sides. Then to go to another place the next day and see the same thing again was extraordinary. To see the calmness of the lake and look across a few feet at the tremendous waves from the ocean was phenomenal; the water, the sun, the sky, the fresh fish, coconut milk all without electricity or modern amenities. These were all from Allah. These natural gifts were a healing balm for my soul, mind and body. Sister Julia Muhammad’s reflections will be continued in the next article.”
“These who keep up prayer and spend out of what We have given them. These are the believers in truth. For them are with their Lord exalted grades and protection and an honourable sustenance.”–Holy Qur’an, Surah 8, verses 3-4
To be continued.