[Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint and was published online on June 8, 2005.]
The following excerpts are from pages 178-184 of “This Is The One,” which begins with a mention of Daniel’s prophecy of this world’s end and the painful, but joyful, birth of the next. He foresaw a tremendous explosion of knowledge that would characterize that time. This would produce a much improved and faster means of travel.
We’re in that time now.
“What is the root of this time period, which is often called the Age of Information? What is the ultimate source of this ‘still undefined’ force, which we, who are with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, say he has defined?”
“Changes are taking place in America and in the various nations of the earth, in a manner, or at a rate of speed, which makes it very difficult for most of us to keep up. It is almost as if you nod or take a nap, the world has passed you by. This may seem like an exaggeration. But is it?
“According to scientists, great changes are taking place even throughout the universe. Many attempts have been made to uncover the core of these changes; and to get into this core to examine the components generating these staggering changes, which are taking place with great speed.
“The scientists are convinced that the uncovering of this core, and the understanding of its elements, would give them the understanding of the very origin of life and the birth of the universe. This grasp would give them—give man—the key to grasping ‘God,’ or the key to capturing the power of the creative energy which generated life and the universe in the first place; thus enabling man to become ‘God.’ They are one hundred percent right!”
“So now we live in a time of fantastic changes, which are rooted in an unprecedented outburst of … knowledge. With a flick of a switch, we can go live to just about any place on the earth. Humans travel beyond the speed of sound.”
“One would appear and bring into existence, or into reality, the greatest series of changes since the beginning of creation. In several places in the Bible and in the Holy Qur’an, we read that this One would begin—in His Person and at the time of His arrival—the process of creating a new heaven and a new earth. That One has arrived. That creative change is in motion now.
“The Coming of Master Fard Muhammad; the raising of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad; the initial setting up of the Nation of Islam in the 1930s; the ups and downs of the Nation, its development from 1935 to 1975; the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1975; the changes that followed in the Nation; the rise to leadership by Imam Warith Deen Mohammed; the rise of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan in 1977 and the developments that have occurred since: Here is where the scientists must look, if they are to really see into the core of the fantastic transformations which many can see, and all can feel.”
“One of the prime, or major, components in the core of that which is generating the universally tremendous changes is the revelation of previously concealed secrets of the most important matters.
“Whenever we come into the knowledge of that which we previously did not know, we are changed by that knowledge. The greater the knowledge, the greater the change.”
“Our potential for change increases when the following conditions exist: 1) there is something we ardently or strongly desire to know or understand; 2) that which we want to know is of great significance to us; 3) we have some sense of that which we seek to know because some hints have been given; and 4) that which we have a great desire to know and understand is finally disclosed to us in a manner that we can understand.
“Master Fard Muhammad revealed the greatest secrets of the most important of all knowledge to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. In the process of informing [and forming] the rest of us, and the world, he (with God’s help) cracked an atom: The Honorable Louis Farrakhan.
“The scientists who look into outer space for the ultimate answers to the mystery of life and the universe are looking at the past activity of wise original Black men, who are not here now. However, the scientists are trying to look into the workings of their minds—as they look at and, in some small measure, into what those minds produced throughout the universe.
“Increasingly, the scientists of this world are grasping the profound inter-relatedness, or the deep connections, that everything has to everything else, throughout creation. As they grow to see this unity, an increasing number of them are looking with greater respect on the findings of the religious scientists.
“What will they conclude if they go far enough? They will find that the source of the physical aspects of the heavenly phenomena, or objects in outer space, are the same source from which comes the magnificent insights contained in the scriptures. They are learning just why ultimately true science does not conflict with the true religion, which is the nature of God, Himself, Who is also the Author of the laws that govern creation upon which they have built their sciences; out of which they have produced their modern world.
“Consider it like this: Picture a person whose desire to understand something reaches its greatest intensity. The matter (or subject) that this person seeks to know and understand is of great value, utility and has close relevance, or connection, to that person’s life and concerns. When that person gains that increased knowledge and enters that understanding which meets or satisfies the intensity of his/her desire to understand; the energy or the power that is released, or that is generated in that person, produces great changes in that person. This person is now able to generate stupendous changes in the world.
“When, however, the desired object, or subject, one desires to understand is the Supreme reality—God, Himself—and the person’s desire is rooted in an intense love; and at the same time, God loves that person and wants that person to understand Him; the resulting union, or unity, which is born out of this intense mutual love, initiates a process that generates more power than the process of fusion which fuels the sun!
“This process of spiritual fusion is what happened in the Honorable Elijah Muhammad upon his meeting with Master Fard Muhammad. This has also happened in the Honorable Louis Farrakhan.
“The Honorable Louis Farrakhan was outright told by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that there would be Two backing him—both God and himself. This is what makes this mighty Minister—the Honorable Louis Farrakhan—an irresistible force.
“This explains what is taking place in Black people all over America. God’s hidden wisdom is impacting and entering Black people and releasing the latent powers of love and strength in the Black man and woman.”
More on the painful, but joyous, process of resurrection, which is unlike the pain of slavery, next issue, Allah willing.