[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Volume 22, No. 51 and The Final Call is pleased to announce that we will continue to reprint articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“And when a message comes to them they say: We will not believe till we are given the like of that which Allah’s messengers are given. Allah best knows where to place His message. Humiliation from Allah and severe chastisement will surely befall the guilty for their planning.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 6, verse 125
In finalizing this series of articles covering my journey to Korea and Mongolia, I wish to state that there are many unsung heroes and individuals who have not tendered recognition for their invaluable help and support of the Nation of Islam over the years. Oftimes, we are guilty of rejecting their help because of the lack of knowledge of self and of others who are rendering their service at the Call of God, Himself. Some of these individuals desire anonymity while we are going through this process of our spiritual rebirth and regeneration.
According to the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Islam–meaning Peace, Freedom, Justice and Equality–is for all people and nations, irrespective of their avowed religious beliefs, race or gender. Islam is universal in the nature of God’s Creation and is in the essence of every created being.
There is a cloud hovering over most of our thinking regarding the practice of the above principles. Until we can discard or eliminate this darkness in our thinking and come into the light of a new way of thinking, we are sentencing ourselves and future unborn generations to infanticide and a depravity of mind with no enlightenment.
An unhealthy view of women is at the root of this immoral decline. To deny women the creative expression of their God-given gifts and talents is depriving the nation of her life-blood, and is leading to mistakes and critical misjudgments in the proper handling of our womenfolk, that is aborting our birth.
The fall of a nation is engendered by the mistreatment and abuse of women. Viewing them as second-class citizens is producing a second-class generation of children who only know the “B” word, by following the examples that their peers have placed before them.
It is said by some of the Islamic scholars that the Holy Qur’an was revealed because of the miserable plight of women the world over, who were held subject to their husbands as nothing but chattel slaves, or as property to be inherited for the services of their masters.
The deplorable condition of our women is why Master W. Fard Muhammad set aside special classes for the training and reform of our women and girls into a high civilization.
We would then be set apart from the world as women chosen above the women of the world, in building a New World Society and Nation of Righteousness. Through the reform and moral standard to be set by our women through their conduct would come the cultivation of our men, our children, and the production of a happy, wholesome family lifestyle and environment of love, peace and security.
It is true that when you educate a man, you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman, you educate a nation; therefore, a nation can rise no higher than its woman. It was necessary for me to lay the base of our discussion on the woman, so that we could better comprehend what we are being deprived of and why.
Oftimes we may reject help or an idea coming from a woman, especially from one whose appearance may differ from our own, or who may have some manner of cultural distinctions that may set them apart. Until we are truly evolved as the women of God, first and foremost, we cannot truly serve our nation’s best interest or that of fallen humanity at large.
A certain woman of Korean-Mongolian descent was raised with a predisposed desire to serve in the unification of our two peoples of Korea and Asia, in general, and the Nation of Islam and our entire Black Population in America. She believed that she could act as an intermediary in the area of our cultural exchange and in the business sector and economic development.
Beginning in February 1998, at our Saviours’ Day Convention in Chicago, she introduced herself to me for the first time and expressed a desire to help me package my tapes on “The Women In Islam Educational Series” in a CD format for worldwide distribution, with a particular emphasis on Asia. I shared with her my Mongolian Vision experience, to which she responded that her ancestors were of Mongolian lineage.
It was during the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s World Friendship Tour III, while in Korea, hosted by the Reverend and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, that we learned that the common ancestry of the people of Korea is traced to Mongolia, to the region of the Al-Tai Mountains.
As many of our readers may know, I successfully completed a journey to the Al-Tai Autonomous Republic in Siberia in 2001, and to Mongolia in 2002, with my passage through Korea, fulfilling an important part of my vision. Now, as we stand on the threshold of a transition period in our nation’s renewal, I wish to thank all of those who have come to assist in our rebirth.
“So whomsoever Allah intends to guide, He expands his breast for Islam, and whomsoever He intends to leave in error, he makes his breast strait (and) narrow as though he were ascending upwards. Thus does Allah lay uncleanness on those who believe not.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 6, verse 126
To be continued.