[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Volume 25, No. 23 and The Final Call is pleased to announce that we will continue to reprint articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“I, Allah, am the Best Knower, the Seer. These are verses of the Book. And that which is revealed to thee from thy Lord is the Truth, but most people believe not. Allah is He who raised the heavens without any pillars that you can see, and He is established on the Throne of Power, and He made the sun and the moon subservient (to you). Each one runs to an appointed term. He regulates the affair, making clear the messages that you may be certain of the meeting with your Lord.” -Holy Qur’an, Surah 13, verses 1-2
In reflecting over the information I shared in my last article concerning the reading of the Holy Qur’an in seven portions, or manzils, I quoted from the Introduction of the Holy Qur’an, translated by Maulana Muhammad Ali, the following words: “In fact, the Prophet himself apportioned the Holy Qur’an into Seven Manzils and thus practically laid down the restrictions that the Holy Qur’an should not be recited in less than seven days.”
The Holy Qur’an was revealed piecemeal to the Prophet over a period of 23 and a half to nearly 24 years during his lifetime. When revelation first came to him at the age of 40 in 610 A.D., he was in the Cave of Hira, a short distance from the Holy City of Mecca. Up until the 13th year, he received portions of the revelations of the Holy Qur’an while in Mecca. The chapters revealed in Mecca are classified as the Meccan Surahs. This period was completed at the time of Prophet Muhammad’s flight, or Hijrah, from Mecca to Medina, in which he established the new capital of Islam. This occurred in 622 A.D. For the remaining 10 years, the revelations of the Holy Qur’an continued under varying circumstances that involved growing new alliances with the idolatrous tribes and confederates from among the Jews and Christians.
This new era, known as the Medina period, marked the beginning of the Arab calendar. In the final stages of his life, Prophet Muhammad returned to the Holy City of Mecca at the time of his Farewell Pilgrimage at the head of 144,000 faithful followers. Though the enemies and all opposing forces were outraged and dismayed, it was by the Power and Will of Almighty God Allah, Who assured the Final Victory, and so it is today.
“They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths, and Allah will allow nothing save the perfection of His light, though the disbelievers are averse.” -Holy Qur’an, Surah 9, verse 32
The Holy Qur’an was revealed in portions as well as its final arrangement, by Divine Guidance. What the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan experienced in 1985 in his communication with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad on the Great Mother’s Wheel, marked the beginning of a revelation that will bring into existence a New Era of Peace and a New World Order after the destruction of the present world of Satan. We are living in the latter-day fulfillment of these prophesies in the life of Prophet Muhammad and the revelation of the Holy Qur’an.
Beginning from Minister Farrakhan’s Vision-Like Experience in 1985 to 2005, we have a timeline of 20 years. When adding three-and-a-half to four more years (2008 to 2009), we will be passing through the Dark Years that the Honorable Minister Farrakhan pointed to in his Saviours’ Day address on February 26. These years of darkness represent the persecution of the righteous and the propaganda that will be spewed out of the mouth of the dragon to take away the woman (Messenger), the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, who is giving Birth to a New Nation.
In our Nation’s histories as taught to us by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, this 23 and a half to nearly 24 years in the revelation of the Holy Qur’an represents our 23 and 24 Scientists who write the History of our Nation. This period will end the world of the ancient wisdom that we have been following for trillions of years and a new revelation will come into being, as the wisdom of this world is exhausted. At the head of this army is the Great Mahdi, and His hosts represent the Angels following Him on White Horses. (Read the 19th Chapter of the Book of Revelation.)
May Allah bless and protect the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for his courageous stand in confronting the enemy boldly with this Great Truth that will bring to an end the world of Satan and usher in a New World Kingdom ruled by God Himself.
“And they ask thee to hasten on the evil before the good, and indeed there have been exemplary punishments before them. And surely thy Lord is full of forgiveness for mankind notwithstanding their iniquity. And surely thy Lord is Severe in requiting. And those who disbelieve say: Why has not a sign been sent down to him from his Lord? Thou art only a warner and for every people a guide.” -Holy Qur’an, Surah 13, verses 6-7