[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Volume 34, No. 27]
In the previous article you can read these words:
“I’ve put these words in a book concerning the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. I intend to comment on these words, next issue, Allah willing.”
The word, “why” means: “for what reason or purpose; on account of which; for which; the reason for which; a reason or explanation.
In the last article, I wrote these words from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad: “Since you and me are witnesses here this afternoon in this world that we live, we have been so greatly misunderstood that I desire that Allah send to me a little helper.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke those words in 1954. What caused him to use those words in 1954? I was not there when he spoke those words to others?
In 1955 the Honorable Elijah Muhammad first saw the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as his “little helper.” He gave Minister Farrakhan his “assignment” right then.
I’m using the word assignment, which means: a task or piece of work assigned to someone as part of a job or course of study; the allocation of a job or task to someone; the task or post to which one has been appointed; the attribution of someone or something as belonging; an act of making a legal transfer of a right, property, or liability; a document effecting such a transfer.
But this word also means much more in this situation.
In the book Closing The Gap, we can read:
Brother Jabril: You were nineteen years old when you first heard that God had chosen a Messenger for our people?
Minister Farrakhan: I was standing on the corner of Massachusetts and Columbus Avenue. I heard that God had raised a Messenger for our people. And I started walking because I was a little sad and I questioned God and I said, “God why didn’t you choose me?
You know I love my people.
And as I walked, I think I had tears in my eyes. I said to myself when this happened in 1931, I wasn’t even born. So the sadness went away, right away, and I knew I had to go and meet this man and offer him my help.
Then you can read this:
Brother Jabril: Please tell us a little bit of your mother’s efforts how she filled you with love for our people, the kind of material she gave you to read.
Minister Farrakhan: I remember one of the primary newspapers was The Crisis Magazine. In it was the writing of W. E. B. Dubois.
She would always bring home a Black newspaper–The African American, The Pittsburg Currier, those two especially.
And always in those papers there were stories of lynching and mistreatment of our people. Of course, that deepened my desire to see someone who would come along who would free our people.
That’s what led to my questioning my Sunday school teacher, that if God had raised Moses for his people and He always sent some prophet, or somebody, to deliver people who were oppressed, why hasn’t God sent somebody to deliver us?
Brother Jabril: How old were you then?
Minister Farrakhan: About seven or eight.
Brother Jabril: How old were you when you stood on the chair?
Minister Farrakhan: Eleven years old.
Brother Jabril: When you were first looking at the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, what were you thinking?
Minister Farrakhan: I was a little frightened that he seemed to know what I was thinking. But then he told me “Don’t pay any attention to how I’m saying it, you pay attention to what I’m saying and then you take it and put it in that fine language that you know. Only try to understand what I’m saying.
That event was February 25th, 1955.
What does the word “relation” mean? In the New Oxford American Dictionary we can read this: “the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected; a thing’s effect on or relevance to another; (relations) the way in which two or more people, countries, or organizations feel about and behave toward each other.
Does this involve the Resurrection? If so, what does it mean at the end of this time? Does it also involve the word “Commission?”
Commission means: the authority to perform a task or certain duties. an instruction, command, or duty given to a person or group of people; an order for something; a work produced in response to such an order; a group of people officially charged with a particular function.
How many know the history of the King James Bible and God Himself allowing it to come up in this way?
In the Bible, we can read in Exodus Chapter 4:1-16.
And Moses answered and said, But behold they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice; for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee.”
And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said. A rod.
And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.
And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.
And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.
And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.
(In the Bible, Aaron was appointed by God to help Moses )
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.
And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.
That was in February 1955 when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad first saw the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Why am I writing this article now?
More next issue Allah willing.