[Editor’s Note: This article was published online on Nov. 11, 2008, and The Final Call will continue to publish articles by our beloved brother and friend, Minister Jabril Muhammad.]
When the public reads the front cover of The Final Call, (Vol. 28 No. 3) published by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the headline states, “A NEW BEGINNING–Minister Louis Farrakhan announces expanded mission for Nation of Islam.”
This is happening in the Nation of Islam, in the heartland of America–Chicago–in the midst of universal chaos.
On page 133 of Closing The Gap there is a section that contains the words of Minister Farrakhan: “The above explains why ‘we must go through much tribulation to enter into the kingdom of God.’ (Acts 14:22)
“What we are experiencing now is the chaotic disorder of the breaking down of a world that will give birth to the order of a new world. So this chaos is absolutely and vitally necessary to create the motion toward order.”
The book of Acts reads that Jesus said of Paul “… for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: for I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.”
“… in the last days perilous times shall come.” (2 Timothy 3:1)
A few years ago, I wrote an article containing these words: “The worst kind of trouble arises from slander. Surah 114 urges us to seek refuge in Allah from the whispering of the slinking devil, who whispers, not into the ear, or the head, but into the very hearts of people.”
“Let us keep this in mind and never forget it: Minister Farrakhan has said that his teacher taught him that if we repeat a slander three times we become a part of it. At that point we are in the greatest need of Allah to help us get out of that kind of mess. We can get so deep in the grip of this evil that we cannot get ourselves out of it without help that is greater than its grip.”
Two nights just before Saviours Day 1971, in the home of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, he said something that I want to quote here that pertains to a powerful principle that Minister Farrakhan had taught from his teacher.
The event that occurred just two days (or nights) before Saviours Day. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was speaking to a little over 85 of his Laborers, one of whom he was addressing directly.
In an article I wrote on August 13, 1996 (Volume 15; No 29) of The Final Call I quoted the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s words:
“Whenever you accuse an innocent man of that which he didn’t do, the heavens and the earth cry out for justice for the innocent man. And the punishment he would have received, if he was guilty, falls upon the head of the accuser.” Then I wrote that, “There was total silence in the room.
“The Honorable Louis Farrakhan was the one who broke the silence by respectfully asking his teacher of the acceptability of repentance.
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad responded: ‘O yes, Brother. Repentance is accepted. But if the accusation was open, the repentance must be open. And it must be in time.’ ”
“The Minister’s words between the two parts of his teacher’s words are like the work he has been doing these near 19 years. His is, among other things, doing a work of Grace! God put him here to give us, our people and this country–and even some others–a chance before the breaking out of ARMAGEDDON!”
It’s in the news and was reported that a Wheel was seen on October the 19th during or just after his closing remarks. Those who think, or have said, that the Honorable Louis Farrakhan lied, or is in any way spooky himself, about his vision, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad being alive, about the reality of the Wheel or Mother Plane, with her smaller 1,500 bombing planes, have put themselves in a terrible position.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that whatever we thought–not just spoke out loud–about him was heard, whether it was for or against him. The same is so regarding the Honorable Louis Farrakhan. So, those who have and are slandering him don’t have much time to stop and repent of that before Allah’s wrath falls upon them.
Surah 33:58 warns us not to even annoy a believer. Look up the definition of annoy. This is the least of all the things you can do against a Believer.
Minister Farrakhan is an exceptional Believer. So, let us be careful of what we think of him and how. Remember, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad loves him with intensity and is using him to get all of his people–whom he loves in the most profound way. Be careful how you talk of and treat such a valuable man, who is extremely precious in his Backer’s sight–Allah and His Christ.
On page 69 of Closing The Gap: “Brother Jabril: The very source of the quality of your sense of humor, as I have had a chance to witness, is tremendously illustrated in the work of the cartoonist against you. The way you reacted and handled that entire episode is a perfect illustration of the truth of what you just said; the ability not to take oneself so seriously, which is related to not making oneself at the center of reality, but to be God-centered. This is what I was driving at. Your sense of humor comes from a quality of character, which the Honorable Elijah Muhammad demonstrated among us.
“Brother Minister, it is a fact that any of us who had the privilege of working with you up close well knows; anyone who has observed you from a distance, but has knowledge of you will bear witness to the same. I am referring to your stupendous and the strenuous nature of your travels; which you have kept up non-stop, going on twenty-two years, in fulfillment of your assignment. It is a fact that you have a schedule, which is practically unbelievable, especially the traveling schedule, which is ‘unreal.’ To what degree do you feel love motivates and fuels you to do what you do in the way that you do it?
“Minister Farrakhan: That is the answer. Love is the power. Love is the force. Love is the gasoline or the fuel that allows one, such as myself, to do what I do and appear indefatigable, untired, not worn by what one does, and it is precisely because I love so much of what I am doing.
“I love to impart knowledge. I love to see the eyes of a human being come open to truths that mean something or can be a motivating factor to make their personal lives more meaningful. This is what gives meaning to my own life. As I give, I get; as I feed, I am fed; as I energize others, I too, am energized because I believe that is what I am born into this world to do.
“Brother Jabril: Thank you, Minister Farrakhan.
“Minister Farrakhan: You are welcome.”
More next issue, Allah willing.