[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Volume 22, No. 38 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 certainly We gave knowledge to David and Solomon. And they said: Praise be to Allah, Who has made us excel many of His believing servants! And Solomon was David’s heir, and he said: O men, we have been taught the speech of birds, and we have been granted of all things. Surely this is manifest grace.”
–Holy Qur’an, Surah 27, verses 15-16
According to the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Master W. Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi, came to us under the Sign of Jonah and under the Sign of King Solomon, searching for his lost people, who are symbolized as the dead architect who was murdered by ruffians and buried beneath the Temple in a Western location.
These terms are used in the Institution of Masonry, which was well known to the Founding Fathers of the American Republic, which is still in existence today, and is also known under the name of the Shriners.
In brief, the dead architect represents the ex-slaves of America, brought to these shores in the Western Hemisphere to work for our former White taskmasters for a contracted period of time, which has now endured well over 400 years.
When Master Wallace Fard Muhammad first appeared in America in 1930, he announced his presence to the United States government in the time of President Hoover’s presidency; and we are further taught that he had an audience with Mr. Hoover. It was this president, Herbert Hoover, who attended the inauguration of the Washington Memorial built in Arlington, Virginia, to honor America’s first president, George Washington, who was not only an initiate of the Masonic Order, but was a Grand Master over one of the lodges in Virginia.
King Solomon, according to his description in both Bible and Qur’an, was a Grand Master Builder, himself, and ordered the construction of several buildings dedicated to God, and he made special alliances with over 15 countries and their leaders to help him in the cost of such buildings, to which they obliged. He promised his father, David, that he would build and dedicate the House of the Lord in His Exalted Name.
“And his hosts of the jinn and the men and the birds were gathered to Solomon, and they were formed into groups.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 27, verse 17
In one of the early publications of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, following the departure of the Master in 1934, he featured an artistic drawing on the cover of King Solomon’s Temple. The publication was entitled, “The Final Call to Islam,” from which the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan derived his inspiration for the publication of The Final Call newspaper.
As we review the steps that the Master took to reach us and to define the transmission of this knowledge and wisdom to his chosen servant, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, through a series of questions and answers, with the continuation of this line of transmission through questions and answers to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, we, too, are all walking in the path of enlightenment, in the footsteps of this Higher Wisdom to become masters, and ultimately gods.
The Language of the Birds represents a higher frequency of sound that carries musical tones and harmonies that carry us into higher states of mental and spiritual consciousness. Birds are nearly always used as icons or symbols on the shields and staffs of an army going into battle, and are also placed at the top of a totem representing the generic names of tribes and clans and families.
The Tribe of Shabazz, for example, from which the Original Man and people are derived, is characterized by a certain bird in flight. We have greatly underestimated the Wisdom of the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, which is our Inheritance. Let us be found dutiful students when he returns, following our assignment and courses of study derived from our Lessons.
“Say: I exhort you only to one thing, that you rise up for Allah’s sake by twos and singly, then ponder! There is no madness in your companion. He is only a warner to you before a severe chastisement.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 34, verse 46
To be continued.