[Editor’s note: This article is reprinted from Volume 26, No. 50 and The Final Call will continue to reprint articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“And We sent not before thee any but men to whom We sent revelation–so ask the followers of the Reminder if you know not–With clear arguments and Scriptures. And We have revealed to thee the Reminder that thou mayest make clear to men that which has been revealed to them, and that haply they may reflect. Are they, then, who plan evil (plans), secure that Allah will not abase them in the earth, or that chastisement will not overtake them from whence they perceive not?” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 16, verses 43-45
It is my great pleasure to greet you as my Sisters, my Brothers and fellow students of this Great Moment in Our History. Calling to praise Almighty God, Allah–Who did not come to us in an extraordinary way; but He is an Extraordinary Person Who came to us as Master Fard Muhammad, the Great Mahdi, Who searched among us to find one in whom He could place His spirit; His guidance; His mind; His brain; His heart; His thinking. And that Great One is the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who is now in the Exalted Position on The Right Side of Almighty God, so they become two in one.
As the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said it: “When you see one, you see the other,” meaning that he became so close to The Master, that he walks like The Master. He thinks like The Master, and all the time he was a student inside of the classroom of Master Fard Muhammad. And upon His departure, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, still after being taught three and a half years, was so humble that when he was called from the back of the classroom to take the responsibility to guide his people up to this present moment, he was surprised when his name was called.
The words that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad shared with us is that Master Fard Muhammad said, “You, all of you ministers in the class, have always chosen your spokesman or the person to represent you. Now, I’m going to call my person.” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was in the back of the classroom and he came forward; his dutifulness to Master Fard Muhammad made him to excel and to be chosen. All of us today are in that classroom, and you can be called from a corner.
My dear beloved Brothers and Sisters, you have no idea of what I have gone through to come to see you at this moment on The Farm. I wish to show my gratitude and thanks to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and his wife Mother Khadijah and all her children who have called us to this mighty assembly. We’re not in a mosque, but yet we are, right? What we have in the blessing is that we’ve been given another chance. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan struggled through the portals of death to come back to complete the work of bringing us back to Almighty God Allah. Not as a word, Brothers and Sisters, but to Allah to bring New Converts that God can begin to make claim on us. But He cannot claim us until we begin to think, to walk and to act like Him, that we can be brought back into the Family of The Gods.
As usual, I always bring my notes and my notebooks to jot down this and jot down that. As a student, we usually always take notes and dialogue. The principle calling of all of us together is to activate Deliberate Dialogue. So, I want to ask, what does it mean to do or to participate in deliberate dialogue? What are we deliberating, and what is dialogue? If you break that word up, the first three letters dia means day in the Spanish language. Every day we should be deliberating and having a dialogue. In the following letters, logue, you hear the word log, which means that you keep a registry of what happens to you every day (dia), like a diary.
***image2***Our principle study is to dialogue with whom? With Allah, so that Allah, alone, can take over your thinking, your action, your vision. Everything must be The Mind of God. This is not a very simple assignment, because it takes discipline. It takes discipline to be able to go from that Point A–Allah, Atone, Allah–to Point B, and then to Point C, to move in a progression of a study that takes you through the alphabet. Twenty-six (26) Letters in the English Alphabet.
I want to share with you, Brothers and Sisters, a few things that are in my heart and in my mind.
First, I want to apologize to my Creator for my faults and my errors in the past and the present. In order to get into The Mind of God, you have to be willing to submit, and to submit means He knows all about you, so you can’t get away with anything with Almighty God Allah. When we become whole, united and One with Allah, you know what happens? You, as an individual, no longer exist. So in reality, there are no “Big I’s” and “Little You’s.”
Many times I think over what “title” do I have? I do not have a title. That’s why I can sit and talk with the Brothers, the Sisters in circles; in groups, because I love learning and I love sharing and I love seeing the twinkle in your eye as it expresses your love of Allah. That’s what makes me happy. When they call me Mother, I want to give you some background because a lot of people have spooky thoughts, and I want to try to help us to overcome some of these impediments in our thinking.
Yes, I am a mother, and so are you. What makes you a mother? Because you have the responsibility of raising your children, taking care of your home duties, is that true? The cooking, the sewing, the taking care of our husbands and learning civilized behavior both at home and abroad that makes us common to each other… .
“See they not everything that Allah has created? Its (very) shadows return from right and left, making obeisance to Allah, while they are in utter abasement. And to Allah makes obeisance every living creature that is in the heavens and that is in the earth, and the angels (too) and they are not proud. They fear their Lord above them and do what they are commanded.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 16, verses 48-50
To be continued.