[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from July of 2005, and The Final Call will continue to reprint articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“Verily in Joseph and his brethren there are signs for the inquirers. When they said: Certainly Joseph and his brother are dearer to our father than we, though we are a (strong) company. Surely our father is in manifest error.” -Holy Qur’an, Surah 12, verses 7-8
Thirty years ago, in 1975, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad escaped from a death plot out of the hands of a circle of conspirators who grew up within the Nation and aligned themselves with an outside group of opponents. For many years, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad had prepared me to make a serious study of his life and that of our Nation from the perspective of the Holy Qur’an and the history of Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him (PBUH).
He also stated that the Holy Qur’an was the root of Muhammad and when one reads the Qur’an, one is talking directly to God Himself. He further explained that the Holy Qur’an was revealed in such a way as being instructed to Muhammad (PBUH) with God as his teacher, telling him what the people would say (in arguments) and what he, Muhammad, (PBUH) would say to them in reply.
He also stated that, upon his flight from the enemies that opposed him in the early days of Islam in Detroit, Michigan in 1935, Chicago became the city of refuge, which would later become the headquarters of the Muslim community or Nation. Thus, Chicago became likened to the City of Medina in relationship to Detroit as Mecca. While on the run from his enemies for seven years up and down the East Coast, he was assigned to read 104 books at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where he was finally arrested by two FBI agents sent from the White House, under an executive order from President Roosevelt to arrest him in 1942.
Among the books that he read, he found the Holy Qur’an was most comforting to him. Within the remaining books, he found details of Muhammad’s history (PBUH). Within the sacred writings of Lessons (a body of Knowledge) intended for Registered Muslims only, we are given further insights into the mind and thinking of the people of the present world civilization, its beginning and ending.
Within the scope of 13 instructive paragraphs and 154 Questions and Answers, we were given the foundation of the Supreme Wisdom Teachings of Master W. Fard Muhammad, the Founder of the Nation of Islam and a dialogue that He shared with His Chosen Servant, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. He became the first fruit convert or (begotten of the dead), assigned to be the spiritual head of the Nation of Islam in the work of the resurrection of our mentally dead people.
Jealousy and envy arose from among the ministers’ class, in particular, who challenged God’s choice of a messenger and began their sinister plot to kill the Messenger. This may be compared to Muhammad’s history (PBUH) in the opposition to him from among the leaders of the Quraish tribe of Mecca, aligned with Jewish opposition, disbelievers and hypocrites. After 13 years of preaching the revelation of the Holy Qur’an to his countrymen, nation and tribes, he had to depart under a death plot.
We will take note that, in our study, there are 13 Paragraphs of Instruction to the Laborers that emphasize, in no uncertain terms, the requirement of an intense study of our Lesson Assignment as a prerequisite and preparation to our training, understanding and interpretation of both Bible and Holy Qur’an.
When the Honorable Elijah Muhammad departed in 1975, he charged me with certain commands and instructions concerning a future time in the development of our Nation that pertained to the unification of the Black man, the Indian and the Mexican. It was in the setting of the National House, in which I resided with my family, that he began to tell me more details of things that were yet to come in the future.
He stated that I had been placed in a very enviable position, not only in regard to the women, but in regard to the men, as well. I didn’t quite understand this terminology until I experienced severe persecution and opposition, along with my family, during the last 30 years since his departure. It has become clear to me that the significance of his words concerning the opposition and the plot, which included even my own life, is still in effect to this day.
The last words that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad shared with me in Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, while I was at his bedside in 1975 prior to his slipping into the coma, when I inquired about who the conspirators were, he advised me in these words: “To take refuge in Allah.” All my life, I have taken hold to these words and have ever sought Allah’s guidance and help throughout my everyday life.
I have taken the time to lay the base for my subject, “A Testimonial to my Brother, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Millions More Movement.” I have been called as a witness again to this chapter in the life of our Nation to the recognition of a continuation of a sinister plot surrounding my Brother in the preparation for his escape. We are completing a cycle in the history of Muhammad and the revelation of the Holy Qur’an in this Final Hour of the Judgment and doom of this world under Satanic rule.
As we prepare for the 10th Anniversary Commemoration of the Million Man March/Millions More Movement, let us gird up our loins as the righteous warriors of Muhammad, being divinely guided by Almighty God, Allah, as we face our open enemies on the great Battlefield of Truth that will prevail over falsehood.
“We narrate to thee the best of narratives, in that We have revealed to thee this Qur’an, though before this thou wast of those unaware. When Joseph said to his father: O my father, I saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon–I saw them making obeisance to me. He said: O my son, relate not thy dream to thy brethren, lest they devise a plan against thee. The devil indeed is an open enemy to man
.” -Holy Qur’an, Surah 12, verses 3-5
To be continued.