[Editor’s Note: This is a reprint and was published online January 3, 2010.]
The first six paragraphs of my last article were intended to be a condensed overview of where we are, with something of how we got here.
The fifth paragraph sums up one way of stating where we are. It was: “There is not much left of the scriptures to be fulfilled. However, what’s coming from God will cause mass recognition and acceptance of His truth. The final phase of this world’s ending will do it.”
One of the best ways to understand the above paragraph, or set of facts it represents, is to accept two truths the Honorable Elijah Muhammad publicly stated in the early 1960s. Both profoundly involve the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Like others, I heard the Honorable Elijah Muhammad speak of how the Black man and woman would one day accept what Almighty God revealed to him by the millions. He spoke of one from among us, whom he referred to as “Aaron.” He said that this man’s work to him was what Aaron was to Moses.
He said that this man would help his people understand what he had worked hard to get over to them from God, Himself.
But, I also heard him say that the delivery of God’s word would not, in so many words, cause the people to accept the truth in mass.
He often said it would take a whipping from God for us to accept His truth as it should be accepted.
The scriptures describe that day and this event in many terms. In two places, for example, the Holy Qur’an describes that event in these terms:
“The sure Truth! What is the sure Truth? And what would make thee realize what the sure Truth is?” (69:1-3)
“The calamity! What is the calamity? And what will make thee know how terrible is the calamity? (101:1-3) And what will make thee know what that is? A burning Fire.” (101:10-11)
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad thought, at first, that he could “get us all” in six months. A little later, he told Master Fard Muhammad he thought he could “get us all” in a year-and-a-half. He was that enthused. But as the years rolled on, and more was revealed to him, he came to see what would finally “get us all.” I heard him explain this process from his mouth, as I am sure others did, too.
I also witnessed this same process develop in Minister Farrakhan from 1977 onwards.
Their view, over time, came to be one with that of the Lord of the worlds, on what it would take to cause us to realize God’s words were true. That would be the day of the resurrection of the dead, en masse!
So, let me summarize it this way. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad came to see, long before he departed, that Minister Farrakhan would spread that which God revealed to him all over America and internationally. He knew that his servant, Minister Farrakhan, would work nonstop, just like he did, to get everyone he could to learn what God had revealed and what He was about to finally do to this world and why.
He also knew that which Minister Farrakhan would also come to know, that despite such hard work and their clear delivery of such clear truth, with overwhelming proof, most would not accept it as given.
However, he and his servant would have delivered God’s message so clearly that the people would remember it. So, when God’s chastisement strikes, as I heard him say one day, the people will say, “That man told us the truth.”
The people will come—en masse—to realize that Minister Farrakhan bore accurate witness to the divinity of his teacher’s Teachings. The modern Moses and Aaron will have completed the first phase of their work.
I conclude this part of this article with a question. What is the best way to comprehend this whole “thing” that has happened in America—from the Appearance of God, to this moment, and what’s in the immediate future? Moreover, why ought we to understand this anyway? The best way to start, or begin, is by studying Minister Farrakhan.
I intend, by the help of Allah and His Christ, to show and prove this to be true—be it the will of Allah—until it is “concluded.”
In Farrakhan The Traveler, Volume 25, Number 9 of The Final Call (this newspaper) are these words: “ ‘We want freedom for all Black men and women now held under death sentence in innumerable prisons in the North as well as in the South.’ This is part of Point Number Five of What the Muslims Want by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.”
Here is why I quoted the above. Much has been said and written about the case of Stanley “Tookie” Williams and the death penalty, but not of the desire of God, through the Modern Moses and Aaron, respecting this problem.
In the mid-1960s, a news story ran about a Black man who was given 200 years in a Texas penitentiary. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was in Phoenix, Arizona. He told me that he was corresponding with the Brother.
The Brother wanted the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to help by coming to court on his behalf.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told me that he would go to Texas to help the Brother if they would let him in the court. But, he added, they did not want him in the court. He told me that they were afraid that, if they let him in their courtroom to testify, he could prove that they should let the Brother go free.
I am urging lawyers, who may read these words, especially Black lawyers, to take another look at the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad: “We want freedom for all Black men and women now held under death sentence in innumerable prisons in the North as well as in the South.”
He uttered these words in the public in the very early 1960s.
So, attorneys, think deeply, or more deeply, over the insights contained in his words. He wanted this done regardless to the reason the Brother or Sister was on death row. There is more in the law you need to see.
In any case, Allah’s Will will be done.
The second reason I mentioned his words is because of the divine wisdom I am convinced will come through Minister Farrakhan on this Brother’s unjust execution and on the implications of the decisions that the Supreme Court of America and the governor of the state of California made.
If we study the words that will come through Minister Farrakhan, in connection to Stanley “Tookie” Williams’ unjust execution, we will hear the Mind of God and His Christ on this subject. That you cannot ignore.
Be it the Will of Allah, I intend to return to a word that came up often in connection with this Brother’s case. It’s the word: “redeemed.”
If you read Minister Farrakhan’s book entitled “A Torchlight For America,” you can see that he offered America a most reasonable answer to her prison problem—which affects her other major problems. Meanwhile, America has found nothing more reasonable to solve this critical problem since his book was published.
More, next issue, Allah willing.