[Editor’s Note: This article was published online on June 2, 2008, and The Final Call will continue to publish articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“Say: Come! I will recite what your Lord has forbidden to you: Associate naught with Him and do good to parents and slay not your children for (fear of) poverty—We provide for you and for them—and draw not nigh to indecencies, open or secret, and kill not the soul which Allah has made sacred except in the course of justice. This He enjoins upon you that you may understand.”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 6, verse 152
In our current study on Genesis of the Bible with a particular focus on Abraham and His Descendents, we are learning that the use of mathematics is revealing many hidden truths. The use of numbers, letters and words is the methodology introduced to us upon the coming of the wise master, W.F. Muhammad, the Great Mahdi. With this body of knowledge called, “The Supreme Wisdom,” we are able to illumine passages of the Bible and the Holy Qur’an which are now being fulfilled in our lifetime and in generations to come.
The instructions given to all new comers to the Lost and Found Nation of Islam is to study history in the past, present and the future being perfect. The language of mathematics undergirds the art and sciences of an advanced civilization which was never taught to us from our former slave masters because these studies would guide us into independence, the basis of building our own civilization, culture and world. This natural human right was taken from us during the slave making process. This very day, May 26, 2008 in which The Final Call newspaper is being published corresponds to a profound meaning in the context of our Nation’s development and promising future on this continent or elsewhere. We read of its significance in the 11th Problem of our sacred writing of Lessons which refer to this date, May 26, in the year 1869 at the time of the building of the Suez Canal in Egypt.
That year, 1869, marks the reconstruction period in the history of the poor and crippled Black nation following the Civil War and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. As students of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, we learned that one of our scientists put up so much stock and investment in the cost for building the Suez Canal, and we are asked how much interest would we earn counting 64 years forward to that date, May 26th, 1933?
In our mathematical analogy in adding these 23 problems to the year 1997, this brings us to the year 2020 A.D. What will the world look like at that time? Will we have attained true vision and insight to perceive the reality of a New World Order with 20/20 perfect vision or sight? How much longer will our sojourn as slaves in bondage encompassing 453 years in America endure? Is there a prophetic connection between the name Abraham as the Father of many nations spoken of in Genesis and the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln? What connection might there be in the characterization of our over 400 years of enslavement in America to the fulfillment of prophesy as written in the 15th Chapter, verses 13 and 14 of the book of Genesis?
What was President Abraham Lincoln’s great dilemma which led Lincoln to the Emancipation Proclamation and his subsequent demise and assassination? As we may know, the 16th day of October, 1995, lead to the largest assembly of Black men ever in our history on the Washington Mall at the Capitol steps by the prophetic voice of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. America watched in frozen fear of what this might mean in the way of their future as a nation and a people.
There is much potential for discussion raised on these vital issues of the day as we enter a most decisive turning point in American history and global politics. Almighty God, whose proper name is Allah, has intervened in our affairs. Visiting the land with all manner of divine plagues and judgment that fell upon ancient Egypt, will America go the way of sorrow and her army being drowned in the Red Sea or will she listen to the warning of Allah coming through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his greatest helper, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and avoid the pitfalls of the past. Will she fulfill the history of Jonah and the Ninevites and repent of their evil ways so that God may heal the land and its people? I quote from “Message to the Blackman,” page 108:
“The Black people are by nature the righteous. They have love and mercy in their hearts even after trying to live the life of the devils—this is still recognized in them. When they are fully in the knowledge of self, they will do righteousness and live in peace among themselves. One can’t judge them now for they are not their own selves. We, the original nation on earth, says Allah, the Maker of every thing—sun, moon and stars and the race called White race—are the writers of the and Bible and Qur’an.” -Message to the Black Man.
“And (know) that this is My path, the right one, so follow it, and follow not (other) ways, for they will lead you away from His way. This He enjoins on you that you may keep your duty. Again, We gave the Book to Moses to complete (Our blessings) on him who would do good, and making plain all things and a guidance and a mercy, so that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 6, verses 154-155
To the continued.