[Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint and was published online May 3, 2014.]
I’m using some of the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad when he was here in Phoenix, Arizona. I don’t know when he started writing the book Our Savior Has Arrived. I know he did some of that work in Phoenix. How much, I don’t know.
But he finished the book in Chicago. This is part of that book.
“This world’s time expired in 1914. A few years of grace have been given to complete the resurrection of the Black man and women whom Allah has chosen for the change, a new nation and world.
“They (so-called Negroes) have been made so completely mentally dead by the enemy (White race) that the extra time is allowed. The time (six thousand years) ruled by the White race has been the worst of our known history; a time of complete trouble-making, war, bloodshed, and death of both the righteous and the wicked as never before.
“Therefore, the Black nation and our God, Who is the Originator of the universe, have decided to remove the troublemakers from our planet Earth, as there is no way of the Black nations getting along in peace with this wicked, grafted race known as the White race.
“They have flooded the nations with deceit and divisions. The time now has arrived for plain truth, wherein you shudder and call the truth a lie and call falsehood the truth.
“This is due to your being reared and taught by the deceiver! But your disbelief in the truth will not hinder its progress, for it is the Time of Truth and this Truth is in our favor.
“The White race progressed under falsehood for the past four thousand years because it was given to them.
“How Must the God of Righteousness Begin? What thought do you have of Him and His Beginning? He Makes All things new. The first way to bring about something new is to change the way of thinking of the people. When you have removed from the people the old mind and idea, then you can insert new ideas into their minds. This is done by the old being attracted by a new way of teaching … a new school of learning to condition their minds to that thing that you are about to present to them that is altogether new and different from what they have been accustomed to.
“Should you worship the old wicked world and its wicked god or representative and allow it to exist forever and not allow a better world to come in? We cannot hinder Allah (God) in His Building of a new world because we lack the power to hinder Him. There is no god or nation with equal power to exert against Him to prevent His Idea from Becoming What He Wills them to be. Whatever He Desires He is Wise enough to Bring it to Pass. Many Times this Wisdom is misunderstood and the people think that it is some example of the person. We say, Wisdom, Power, Force! There is no Power or Force of Power until we have the Wisdom to Produce it.
“He makes all things new. He teaches us that He Could Use nothing of the old world and that after the removal of the old world He Is to Bring About the New World. Allah (God) Does Not Want the old god to think that He is weak in Wisdom and Knowledge and Power to Bring something altogether new without using their old wicked material.
“This is like the Creation of us. In the beginning, the God Who Created Us had no material to use to begin a creation. He Had only Himself. Therefore out of darkness and the thoughtless and invisible He Brought Out the Visible Vision and Thought and Idea. He Made a Brain, which had the power to cover the sphere of our thinking and to produce from that thought what image or vision that the brain cells could conceive. These things at that time were all new; there was no plan or universe except His. This is our Father, the Black Man the Maker.
“The Wisdom, Idea, and Way of Thinking of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom Praises are due forever, is Superior to any way of believing today. There is no one to hinder His Image or Thought for that which has not yet been conceived in our brain.
“He goes after the root of all things like our Black Father did in the beginning when He Built the universe out of nothing. He is as One Sitting out in space with no material of space to Make something altogether new. He Goes after the Root in Making this New World of people.”
I’m using Minister Farrakhan’s words in the forward of the book Defending Farrakhan, and I’m giving my reaction to the word “why.”
What does the word “defending” or “defend” mean? In the New Oxford American Dictionary it means “resist an attack made on (someone or something); protect from harm or danger; speak or write in favor of (an action or person); attempt to justify; conduct the case for (the party being accused or sued) in a lawsuit; compete to retain (a title or seat) in a contest or election.”
In this article it means much more!
Here are Minister Farrakhan’s words in the forward of the book.
“I am so honored to be able to write the Foreword of this current book titled Defending Farrakhan: The Campaign to Free the Real Children of Israel, which is composed of articles written by a number of scholarly members of the Nation of Islam.
“I am deeply privileged to have these wonderful brothers and sisters as our helpers in the Cause of Allah. The writers of these articles have been incensed over the years of my being referred to as an anti-Semite and this terminology being used to attempt to stifle the spiritual, mental and economic growth of the Nation.
“The impeccable research of our Historical Research Department, the careful analysis of many different texts and the studious writings of these brothers and sisters should be read, analyzed and ultimately must be acted upon so that throughout America and the world wherever this false charge is raised, we may have the scholarship to refute these charges and as the Holy Qur’an directs, ‘argue with them in the best manner, in good voice, and with justice.’
“I thank Almighty God, Allah, for the work of these young scholars, and I pray that their writings based upon Books 1 and 2 of The Relationship Between Blacks and Jews and the companion book titled Jews Selling Blacks will inspire a new generation of scholars who will not tolerate the lies and the wicked slander of the enemies of our rise.
“As it is written in the Holy Qur’an: ‘Had We wished to take a pastime, We would have taken it from before Ourselves … Nay, We hurl the Truth against falsehood, so it knocks out its brains.’ ”
Why did the–Supreme Being–use the word “brains” in the Holy Qur’an and He gave the book–the Holy Qur’an–to The Honorable Elijah Muhammad? Much later he met and started Minister Farrakhan on his assignment in 1955 the first time he saw him.
Why the word “brains?” Does this question relate to the fact that speaking came a long, long time before writing on this earth?
More next issue, Allah willing