[Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint that was published online on June 15, 2011; and The Final Call will continue to publish articles by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]

“And when Luqman said to his son, while he admonished him: O my son, ascribe no partner to Allah. Surely ascribing partners (to Him) is a grievous iniquity. And We have enjoined on man concerning his parents–his mother bears him with faintings upon faintings and his weaning takes two years–saying: Give thanks to Me and to thy parents. To Me is the eventual coming.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 31, verses 13-14

In the context of Luqman’s advice to his son, a mother is always admonishing and teaching her children the proper way to go in this world’s life without falling victim to Satan’s worldly schemes. Two tests were put before the Nation by the Honorable Minister Farrakhan in two stages. One is with reference to, “Whether or not the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is alive” and second to the Domestic Life. We are passing through these two great tests in the present moment of time. Holy Qur’an, Surah 31, 16-17, he states: “O my son, even if it be the weight of a grain of mustard-seed, even though it be in a rock, or in the heaven or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Surely Allah is Knower of subtilities, Aware. O my son, keep up prayer and enjoin good and forbid evil, and bear patiently that which befalls thee. Surely this is an affair of great resolution.”

The following is the continuation of my Mothers’ Day address touching upon the first test.


When my son, Ishmael Muhammad, the assistant to Minister Farrakhan at Mosque Maryam, was a young boy about eight years-old, he went to his father in Chicago in the present residence of the Honorable Minister Farrakhan and his family, the National House, the Palace, he went up to him after dinner and he asked him this question, he said, “I want to know just exactly what happens to a person when they’re pronounced dead” and it was the first time I had ever heard him say this to anyone, nor in a public venue or in a private setting; but my son asked him that question and this is the answer that I can remember that God guided me to say the words correctly. He said, “If a person lives a righteous life and is a good person and if Allah can get to that person, that body, within 24, 36 hours, he can bring that person back to life, that he can be revived.”

And I wondered ever since my son told me that answer, and I never was able to get back to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad at that time because that was around 1974, within a year of his actual departure. So then I realized it took me 25, 30 years, scratching my head and I finally came to what I believe is a reasonable conclusion. He was literally telling my son what was going to happen to him upon his departure that when he was pronounced dead, and the world said we got a death certificate. There it is. He died in Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, from congestive heart failure. So that means he was flat lining, right? But if he said, “God gets to that person, the body within 24 or 36 hours, he can revive that person and bring them back to life,” he was talking about himself and the high science that is involved. When you’re working with the man who you’ve identified as God, nothing is impossible; is that right?

That may not be for everybody because if you are on a certain level of consciousness while you live, you may be able to pass through levels, or grades, or dimensions, where you still maintain consciousness because he also taught us that thought, whatever you think, whatever your thoughts are, never die. Now, that’s interesting. So where does the thought go; one might ask? How do you retrieve that thought or what does that mean? The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was a scientist of God in the making in our midst.

So his teachings were beyond the physical plane of this world. It was beyond the theological period that we’re in. He was beyond the political systems that dictate policies that bring us into war and we’re in nuclear devastation and disasters. He was preparing a small group of people while he was here to be able to receive in their mind and their thinking the thinking of God and once you can get into that area of the thinking of God, then you become co-creators with the universe. This is science. This is true science.

Everything you see today happening in the world, brothers and sisters, comes from the manifestation of the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. He is the one that told us for decades and decades, getting this teaching from his Master Teacher, who he identified to the public as being the one that the world had been looking for, not knowing that ultimately he would take on the present person’s spirit of that very same one that he was identifying that he would become so close to that one that it would be like two arrows shot from the same bow and so they never miss.

So gradually the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is coming into that scientific knowledge of what all these scriptures are talking about and getting past the illusion and getting into the scientific analysis of the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I did not expect that I would go this way, but apparently there are a lot of people out there thinking something on this subject.

“And turn not thy face away from people in contempt, nor go about in the land exultingly. Surely Allah loves not any self-conceited boaster. And pursue the right course in thy going about and lower thy voice. Surely the most hateful of voices is braying of asses.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 31, verses 18-19

To be continued.