[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Volume 32, No. 32, and The Final Call will continue to reprint articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“By the star when it sets! Your companions errs not, nor does he deviate. Nor does he speak out of desire. It is naught but revelation that is revealed–One Mighty in Power has taught him, The Lord of Strength. So he attained to perfection. And he is in the highest part of the horizon.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 53, verses 1-7
The knowledge of God and the knowledge of self is the fundamental basis of the Divine Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad that he received from his Master Teacher, W. F. Muhammad. The basis of this fundamental truth is universal in its precepts and is the founding principle of all the ancient mystery schools with its ancient roots in Egypt.
We must begin to study our Nation’s Assignment of Lessons from the spirit of this Divine Truth, and begin learning from the heart how to extract the coded messages therein. The music I composed several years ago entitled, “TaHa,” was transmitted by the ear of hearing from my heart’s longing and desire to be at one with our Divine Creator, Almighty God, Allah. In fact, the composition itself, “TaHa,” is derived directly from the title of the 20th chapter that is revealed in the Holy Qur’an.
We come from the Divine and we return to the Divine in ever evolving cycles of higher and higher spiritual learning and consciousness which continues into Eternity. We are born from the Essence of God’s Divine Love and our journey in this life is as the immortals born with that Divine spark of God’s Divine Essence.
Every one of us is on that journey to unite with that Divine source which is our Beloved God in forgetfulness of the present world’s trials and tribulations to reach our final resting place with God and God, alone. “O soul that art at rest, Return to thy Lord, well-pleased, well-pleasing, So enter among My servants, And enter My Garden!” (Holy Qur’an, Surah 89, verses 27-30)
I have come to a significant turning point in my life’s journey traveling with the Wise Man, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his Master Teacher, that I have just now begun to understand as I pierce through the darkness of my youth through clustered, veiled illusions of the night; my soul cries out in anguish and in sorrow from the pain of forgetfulness.
As I awaken from the shroud of sleep, I see more deeply into my soul’s journey and plight. I realize that my birth in this world’s life is not a beginning but is a testimony of all fellow travelers leading to the silence of death in a new beginning. We came from the Divine ever returning to the Divine in cycles never ending. I am the fresh scent of the rose who soft petals fall to earth only to come back again in a flowery trail of renewed existence. I come and go, but the dancing of my soul skirts the waters of many oceans and unknown shores feeling no grief or sorrow in the contemplation of my soul’s journey to find God.
I am a world traveler who draws the nectar of the knowledge of God’s Ever Present Being in every part of the world. Farewell, O world that imprisoned me in thy grasp; I tear the cloth of lamentation and hiding. I now see to the farthest horizons of other worlds bound in my heart’s desire to enter Eternity with “My beloved,” my God, my Lord, my Allah!
I captured the image of a whirling Dervish passing through my mind and realized how I was spiritually connected in a state of ecstasy in my pivotal movement, counterclockwise, like the planets in orbit around the sun. I recall flashbacks of my childhood wedded to the Teachings of the Great Master, Fard Muhammad, and his ability to dance gracefully in a circle with a towering water glass on his head.
I remember being told how he used the medium of water to draw images of others into view like magical interludes of the hearts communicating with hearts over long distances. I realized more and more why the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad was chosen and anointed as the first begotten of our dead nation to teach these sublime truths to the entire world.
I remember that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad shared with us upon several occasions how the Master danced in a circle back home with his companions singing the words of a song, “Take me, Take me to America, to the shores of Tennessee, where I pray my Allah to take the devils into the sea.”
We may have a reference to this theme in Lesson No. 2, Question and Answer No. 39 and 40 where we read: “Now, tell us, would you hope to live to see that the Gods will take the Devil into hell in a very near future? Ans:– Yes. I fast and pray, ALLAH, in the name of His Prophet, W.D. Fard, that I see the Hereafter when ALLAH, in HIS own good time, takes the Devil off our Planet. 40. “What will be your Reward in regards to the destruction of the Devil? Ans.–Peace and happiness. I will give all I have and all within my power to see this day for which I have waited–379 years.”
“Then he drew near, drew nearer yet. So he was the measure of two bows or closer still. So He revealed to His servant what He revealed. The heart was not untrue in seeing what he saw. Do you then dispute with him as to what he saw?”–Holy Qur’an, Surah 53, verses 8-12
To be continued.