[Editor’s Note: This article was published online on August 31, 2005.]
Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious …(Holy Qur’an 16:125)
The Millions More Movement is fulfilling major prophecies contained in scriptures, which were written thousands of years ago, and now read by people who are both for and against this movement’s aim and purpose. Most all (whether opponents, those claiming neutrality, or supporters) are unaware of its ultimate origin. Therefore, they don’t see this movement as actually fulfilling prophecies. But all will as this movement spells RESURRECTION.
The rise of the Blackman, with the Latinos and with the Native Americans, in America, and all originals in the Western Hemisphere, likewise spells RESURRECTION.
The acceleration of this rise, first seen in the acceleration of the pace of the work of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, was further accelerated by his public call for The Millions More Movement a few months ago. Today he’s accelerating the pace faster than ever.
In my last article, I quoted the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s words to Minister Farrakhan: ‘Brother, you are more valuable to me than all of the wealth that is in the earth, because the wealth of the earth I met when I came here and I shall leave it when I’m gone. But through you, I will be able to get all of my people.” [Emphasis mine.]
There are some opposed to being among those whom the Messiah said Minister Farrakhan was to “get” for him, while expressing love for him (the Messiah). They have set themselves up as “judges” capable of determining the validity of the testimonies of others, who out of their personal contact with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad support Minister Farrakhan.
These “judges” claim that where there are no witnesses to the testimonies from those contacts (with the Messiah), or, if there were not at least two witnesses to verify what the Messiah said to those bearing these testimonies, that such testimonies are invalid. These “judges” further claim these testimonies are inadequate if they were not written down or can’t be found.
In short, these “judges” claim that such testimonies, which back up Minister Farrakhan, are unsubstantiated and therefore are invalid (unsound, unfounded or outright false).
Such people need help.
If these “judges” are reasoned with on a high enough level they may grow to become among the great scholars of Islam that are being produced today.
The Problem Book–one of our study assignments–teaches that for each of us there is a key to turn us to our salvation.
I’m among those who agree with the modern Paul–Minister Farrakhan–who says, as it is written: “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost … .” (Corinthians 4:3)
This does not come from self-righteousness, but as mentioned in James 5:20: “… that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” The point is: take the Minister’s example (spirit and method) of calling to the way of our Lord.
Here’s help for the “judges.” More is coming, be it Allah’s will, that is mentioned on my website.
In the beginning of the formation of the Nation of Islam, in the 1930s, there was no one present who witnessed the private teaching Master Fard Muhammad taught the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Nor did they understand His saying in public that His servant did.
We all have access to another example, on page 17 of Message To The Blackman: “I asked him, ‘Who are you, and what is your real name?’ He said, ‘I am the one that the world has been expecting for the past 2,000 years.’ I said to Him again, ‘What is your name?’ He said, ‘My name is Mahdi; I am God, I came to guide you into the right path that you may be successful and see the hereafter.’ “
Who else was present when his Teacher told him that? Ignorance is always an inadequate basis upon which to base your case.
Minister Farrakhan has informed the public in America and the world that he received direct communications about the plans of the American government, “from Elijah Muhammad on the wheel.” He testified that no one was (physically) present to witness his experience.
I’m among those who knows–not believes–that he told the truth. My ten-year old written testimony of the validity of his testimony is based on a solid foundation. It’s available at: www.writtentestimony.com.
We’re definitely in the time of the wrap up of the final test of knowledge of which the Messiah explained.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad saw in Minister Farrakhan that which was of greater value to him than “all of the wealth” in the earth. He had already clearly seen what Minister Farrakhan could do, in the future, if properly guided. He did. He still does.
He saw into the extraordinarily high qualities of the character of Minister Farrakhan and the rock-solid strength of his commitment to the assignment he was given.
The last twenty-eight years of Minister Farrakhan’s work have added more excellent material to his track record–which now totals fifty years–further identifying him as a special spiritual “rock” in the Bible.
There is not one leader of a large group, or nation, who won’t try to prepare for the time when he won’t be among his followers. But the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was not preparing for his death. He was preparing for his departure, in his preparation of Minister Farrakhan. He accessed and employed the wisdom of his Teacher, in his part of the preparation of Minister Farrakhan. His Teacher (God) was and is involved in this process.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad knew that even if he had all the wealth in the earth; Black people of America could not be placed where God desires us to be; unless this particular Black man–Minister Farrakhan–was used as the key “instrument” in this process. As I’ve testified in the past, he was and is an absolute necessity in the process of the resurrection of the dead, and for that which comes after.
On the third occasion, when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke to his Minister of his value, he also told him, “As Allah made me to take His place among the people, I am making you to take my place.”
He had already been making him for his place but now he was openly informing Minister Farrakhan of this and that he was continuing this process of preparing him for his position, which was regarded by his followers as belonging exclusively to himself.
He was lining him up to function in the position occupied by himself–as the second self of God. He was putting Minister Farrakhan in the particular situation or circumstance that Master Fard Muhammad had put him in decades earlier. He was giving to his Minister some of his own high rank or status, position, situation, station, standing–even as he was developing in his Minister his latent powers, as he was preparing to go to the next phase of his assignment.
As I was proofing this article, I turned on the TV (today August 13th) and I was moved to see Minister Farrakhan live–using time wisely–speaking wisdom, as he marched in the Bud Billiken parade in Chicago.
More next issue, Allah willing.