[Editor’s Note: This is a reprint and was published online on February 7, 2018.]
I ended my last article with these words: If the Nation of Islam is not going to fall again, we must follow the Honorable Elijah Muhammad through the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan better than we followed the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. We will.The basis of our rise to reach, even near to our potential, as individuals and as a nation, is rooted in receiving the wisdom God gave the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and now the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for us. One of the values of this wisdom is that it shows us ourselves, as slavery has left us. It gives us insights into our true divine nature and exactly how enemies–evils, in short, develop in us–like no other’s insight can reveal; for this insight and wisdom (the best use of well understood knowledge) is from the Best Knower.
Minister Farrakhan has stressed the importance of study of that which is most worthwhile. One of the most valuable points he has made, in his effort, to improve the quality of Black leadership, is to stress the fact the leaders, or would be leaders, be (or become) teachers; educators of our people, with the divine education. (Yes, I know the criticism this statement could generate from those imbued with this world’s limited viewpoint. However, this world’s wisdom, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has pointed out, is exhausted.
Among the many valuable contributions Minister Farrakhan has made to the rise of our people, were/are study guides, based on a speech he made in Phoenix, Arizona, titled: “Self-Improvement; the Basis of Community Development.” Not one of us who are serious about the rise of Black people should be without at least one of these study guides. If we are to take full advantage of what God guided Minister Farrakhan to produce, in these study guides, and if we are fulfilling the part of Surah (Chapter 75) in the Holy Qur’an where the rise of God’s people’s is described, then we must face our weaknesses and then by the help of Allah, drive through them to the strength which is part of our birthright.
Minister Farrakhan has been divinely made an example for all of us. Let us take advantage of the blessing that God and His Christ have provided for us in Minister Farrakhan, before the fall–the crashing down on our heads–of this world.
In these articles I have attempted to point to something of the vastness of the divine love, wisdom and power that is backing Minister Farrakhan. It is this divine support that has made him a winner at every critical turning point, as he has struggled to lift the name and rebuild the work of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
Just think of where he, and we were in 1977, when he stood up in the public, in a dark and dangerous hour, and announced his intention to do what he has done. What were the qualities of head and heart, with which Minister Farrakhan faced all kinds of opposition to what he intended to do? Remember, the op position included the most powerful force the White race ever produced–the United States Government, which was directly involved up to its wicked neck, in the destruction of that which the Minister was determined to rebuild. As stated earlier, take a look into dictionaries and carefully study the definitions of the 99 names of Allah.
These names point to the qualities that comprise His nature. Out of His nature He speaks and acts. Out from Himself Allah produced the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for us and humanity at large. Look into the qualities of the nature of God and you’ll see them at work in Minister Louis Farrakhan, back in 1977 and now, as he goes about his work. A divine work, done by a divine man, requires divine qualities.
Minister Farrakhan started with nothing but a heart full of love and a head full of faith in the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and in the truth of his teachings. Day by day, week by week, month by month, that grew into years, this kind, loving, strong Black man forged ahead with an ever growing number of poor helpers to accomplish the seemingly impossible. Remember, no Black group has come back from the United States government’s destruction of it, except the Nation of Islam.
It has come out through the release of government documents; that the United States government tried every dirty trick on the Nation of Islam that they successfully used to destroy other governments. They failed. However, the Nation of Islam fell from within. However, it is back.
This is stated to emphasize that Minister Farrakhan, despite his brilliance, could not have done what he has done without the kind of love and faith that he has. Deeper than that, he could not have succeeded without the direct help of the living God and His Christ. It is not enough for us to see him as a great man. We must see him as he is, a great man, made great, who continues marching on the right path, the straight path, because of the non-stop flow of guidance from the Supreme Being and His Christ.
If you mentally disconnect him from God, you can’t see him properly. Then you cannot benefit from his work as you should or could. If you don’t mentally connect him, to God, you are bound to stumble and fall. The Minister is more than just connected to the word of God. He is rooted in the word of God. He is absolutely an integral part of the “story” line, or the narrative of your Bible. To continue to be ignorant of this reality is to be headed for a fall. This is not to say that we cannot get up.
However, such a fall could be fatal. Again, to disconnect yourself, or to fail to learn the relationship of Minister Farrakhan to Christ and the God of creation, is to disconnect your self from a major aspect of reality, at the very least, or from God, the Source of reality at worst.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to me, that the Holy Qur’an was/is his root. I later learned that he also pointed this fact out to others. Then I came to see that this fact also applies to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. This is not hard to see.
President Trump and his advisors would do well to really get acquainted with Minister Farrakhan.
More next issue, Allah willing.