[Editor’s Note: This article was published online on April 25, 2006.]
Farrakhan: The Traveler, Volume 25, Number 12, contains this: “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.’ ”
I proceeded with the use of the insightful narrative from the Holy Qur’an often called “Moses and the Wise man” in Surah 18, sections 9 and 10, or verses 60-82. My primary purpose was to show the attitude and disposition of a “bad” student.
Then, we went into the mind and attitude–the very spirit–of the best student of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad–the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Now, we enter the area of “the proof” that I mentioned earlier.
Where would we be as a group or nation if we had done better by the Study Guides of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan based on the September 1986 speech he made, entitled “Self Improvement: the Basis For Community Development?”
In the letter that introduced the Study Guides, he wrote: “This speech, in my judgment, formally ushers in that which is the launching pad of a worldwide movement.”
His words compel the question: What is “that which”? It’s a group of people, dedicated students of the Word of God who, under Minister Farrakhan’s ministry study his Study Guide material. Then, they meet on Friday nights, in their respective mosques, prisons, or wherever study sessions are conducted, per his instructions. In essence, that constitutes the “launching pad of a worldwide movement.”
The wicked have worked hard to kill this movement in various ways. But they will be overcome.
Many have under-estimated and misunderstood the profound significance of what he asked us to do revolving around his Study Guides. However, it must be understood that we are exactly where we should be, at this very moment in history. The proper reading of the scriptures shows us the external and internal evidence that bears witness to this truth. Ultimately, Allah is the Sole Source of this understanding.
It’s also written that Allah would provide the needed course corrections and the various stimulants to keep us moving in the direction of His Will. He has and will continue to do this, as He is The Loving Supreme Guide, Whose Identity the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has explained and which Minister Farrakhan continues to explain.
Minister Farrakhan continued in that letter that: “Resurrection is that process that begins with the self-accusing spirit and does not end until we become one in perfect harmony or peace with Allah and His Creation.”
“That which” is also the process that began in us with our use of Minister Farrakhan’s Study Guides. This that was/is repeated each week is the external part of this process, as Minister Farrakhan wrote, that “leads to our resurrection” on the highest possible level. This essential key is the core of the process that, of course, includes other activities that collectively constitute factors that are a significant part of our daily lives.
In that letter, he referred to each of us as helpers “in the Cause of Allah.”
Those of us who have made the proper study that Minister Farrakhan has exhorted us to make and who have studied a little deeper and more consistently since 1986 into his aims and purposes in producing these Study Guides are those helpers who have entered more deeply than otherwise would be the case into the wisdom of Allah or the life of a Muslim.
The following quotes are words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in Theology of Time, June 11, 1972:
“If the religion of Islam takes for its base the root meaning of the universe for its religion, then I say you have an awful job trying to tangle with that type of people. They’ll have you running round looking for something to prove what you say.”
In “This Is The One,” I quoted the Honorable Elijah Muhammad:
“A religion whose origin or roots cannot be found in the universal order of God’s creation cannot be said to be the religion of God. …
“If your religion’s roots are not found in the universal order of things, it is not from Allah (God).
“Almighty Allah has taught me that if we study the universe and the nature of the earth: its plants, animals and insect life; if we study this part of Allah’s creation and the natural laws working among them, we will have the key to the understanding of the way of life intended by God for you and me.
“This is the language of a scientist.”
Let’s focus, for a moment on a few of his words. He said: “Islam takes for its base the root meaning of the universe for its religion.” Exactly, what did he say? He said that we are, or will grow, to be living our lives every day, based on an understanding of Allah’s root meaning of the universal order of His creation. This implies that we will have studied, learned and practiced the principles of Islam to the point that we will understand how to live (with ourselves and others) in accord with Allah’s understanding of His root meaning of, and purpose for, why He has created what He has created.
Minister Farrakhan’s Study Guides and sessions are critical to this growth.
Obviously, people are presently living their lives throughout America and in every part of the earth according to how they choose. But how many of them are living their lives according to the Supreme Being’s perfect understanding of the root meaning of the universal order of Allah’s creation in which they were born and are living their lives? How much longer will He allow this? Not long!
We have now enrolled in a new school of the most exquisite wisdom imaginable, which was established here in America to prepare us for a new world–God’s Kingdom, which is growing to include all of the peoples of the earth.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has said that we are in the kindergarten of Master Fard Muhammad’s wisdom. We are moving upwards in our learning in this classroom or kindergarten, which has stages that we, as a people, have gone through from the 1930s to where we are in the present.
My aim, with this series of articles, is to go beyond the fact of the unusually brilliant mind possessed by Minister Farrakhan. It’s to witness the fact that he was divinely produced for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s use for our benefit and to show us the way to grow into our divinity.
We must learn to use our study time better. Satan continues to publicize useless knowledge that they admit is based on gossip, conjecture, guesses, slander, half-truths and outright lies. Let’s be careful of his diversions, distractions, tricks and lies.
More, next issue, Allah willing.