Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, delivered a powerful message on Sunday September 17 entitled “Farrakhan’s Visit To The Wheel.”

[Editor’s Note: September 17, 2023, marked 38 years since the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s More-Than-A-Vision experience in which he was transported to the Mother Wheel or Mother Plane where he received direct guidance from the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, National Assistant to Minister Farrakhan delivered a message from Mosque Maryam marking this profound event on Sunday, September 17, 2023, titled, “Farrakhan’s Visit To The Wheel.” Below are brief excerpts from his message. To view this message in its entirety, visit]

In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.

If you read in the eighth chapter of Ezekiel (8:3), it’s talking about this Son of Man who was lifted up into heaven. But the older translations just say, “And it came to pass in the sixth year and the sixth month, and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate.”

Have you noticed the New Living Translation in 1996, interesting, says, “Then on September 17.” Now these are scholars. What happened on September 17, 1985, that the New Living Translation, the edition 1996, now takes the exact date of September the seventeenth, the day that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was lifted up into the heavens and transported to this Wheel? 


Today is September 17 to the day that 38 years ago, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, a Son of Man among us, was lifted up and taken to that Wheel in what is described as a Vision-Like Experience, but he visited that city in real-time.

America has finally admitted the existence of these objects (so-called UFOs), which means they have been lying.  All of these many decades they denied it, all these sightings and eyewitnesses have been made to think that they’re crazy. But all of their military officers including the astronauts, that went up in the 1960s to the moon said, “we see them all the time,” “they are observing us.” 

So, they’ve been lying to the American people, making people to think they were crazy from seeing these wheels and threatening military officers and pilots of commercial planes if they ever went public with their information.

Now these wheel-like objects are nothing new to the Nation of Islam. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, brothers and sisters, taught about it in great detail. And, is the only man among human beings—I want you to wrap your mind around this—the only human being among nearly seven billion of the Earth’s inhabitants to not report a sighting, to not share some abduction or being taken on that Wheel, but to have an absolute direct connection and relationship with the Wheel and the Representative of God. That masterpiece of engineering superiority is the clearest sign that God is a man.

He describes this city in the sky in the Book of Revelations in the Bible. He describes it as a city and the Holy One is sitting on the throne in the tabernacle in the city, and one that’s called a lamb whose the Christ figure is sitting with him at his right hand.

He is a man that was once among the people but he was raised to God. And the scripture says this lamb looked as though he had been slain from the foundations of the Earth, looked as though he had been slain, looked and appeared as dead, but survived to escape a death plot.

So, the Qur’an says that the Messiah was made to appear as such, meaning dead, crucified, and it’s not talking about Jesus of 2,000 years ago. Because Jesus 2,000 years ago was never crucified on no cross. But in the way that he died, he died as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us, in the form of a cross.

I don’t have time and we don’t have time to go into all of that history today. But suffice it to say that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been telling the world that Elijah Muhammad is not dead. I know there was a funeral. Christians believe that Jesus of 2,000 years ago, is alive somewhere in the heavens and they are awaiting his return.

So, cut us a little slack. Give us a break. You’re believing in a man that’s still alive for 2,000 years and we’re telling you about a man that departed in 1975. And no one has heard from that Jesus (of 2,000 years ago). No one has claimed to have heard his voice, received any direction, any instructions, any message from that Jesus! … the man Elijah Muhammad spoke to Louis Farrakhan 1985, September the 17th and we are about to prove it to you!

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to us that His Teacher, Master Fard Muhammad pointed out to him a dreadful-looking plane, a half mile by half mile, and he said it was made after the universe of spheres, wheels within wheels. In this great book, that all of you should have (“The Fall of America” by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) in Chapter 58, on The Mother Plane, He writes that “the Mother Plane was made to destroy this world of evil and to show the wisdom and mighty power of the God who came to destroy an old world and set up a new world.”

That’s why your hope in this world, that’s no hope at all. Jesus is telling the people “I came for this very purpose, to destroy the devil and all of his works.” Jesus is not interested in this at all. That’s why he starts his preaching: The kingdom of God is what? Near, it’s at hand. He’s calling the people to repentance and he becomes the door by which people can escape the chastisement and the punishment of God.

Then He said there are planes in various nations today, but this is the Mother of them all. Then He says that Ezekiel saw the Mother Plane in a vision, and he called it a wheel because it was made like a wheel. A plane that is wheel-shaped can turn in any direction at any time. That’s why when you see the pictures you don’t see wings. It’s wheel-shaped. It can turn as they have said, it turns at will at any direction and moves at terrific speeds. Ezekiel admitted that the plane was so high that it looked dreadful, and he cried out “Oh Wheel.”

Did you know that the whole UFO phenomenon is only in the past 80 to 90 years? Why is that significant? Because it corresponds with the appearance of Master Fard Muhammad. In the 1930s Canadian newspapers reported that they saw the Wheel, Mother Plane. It  came down out of the sky and they admitted that it looked like a great city and that something came down from it.

It appeared to be a tube but the tube-like thing went back up again. That’s the first sighting. And in 1942 when America was at war with Japan this Wheel appeared over the coast of Los Angeles. They didn’t know if that was a weapon from Japan, but they knew that that was something so far advanced. But it put them on alert, and they scrambled their planes to attack the Wheel. Of course, it’s futile.

It’s futile then, and in all of their advancement of sophisticated weapons it’s futile today. In the recent Senate committee hearings, those eyewitnesses were asked “well can we in so many words, approach it or attack it?” The witness said “I doubt it very seriously.” They move so fast. They can go from zero to Mach Five, just like that. Isn’t it interesting that the UFOs that have been sighted … have been seen primarily over the United States of America and Western Europe?

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said it would be in America’s best interest to call all of the scientists and scholars from around the world and share with the world what they had and have been studying for decades now. And they have not been able to duplicate it (or) replicate it. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, even if you built the life of it on this Earth, you would never be able to get it up.

Shortly after that Battle in the Sky in 1942 the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was arrested. They charged the Honorable Elijah Muhammad with draft evasion. It was by direct orders. It was an Executive Order from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Who is Elijah Muhammad, that He would call the attention of the President of the United States of America?

He is no lightweight brother that God made from us! He’s right there in your Bible under His name, “Elijah.” And the book says, “Behold, I will send you Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” That’s who we’re looking at! 

When they arrested the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, when they told him that they could not have him on the streets, teaching Black people the knowledge itself, teaching them the truth while they were prosecuting war with a foreign nation. … But they also when they arrested him raided the Temple. Guess what they took?

They took the black board that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad had the drawing of the Mother Plane. They took all of the documents concerning that Wheel because they saw that Wheel as a threat. And there was only one man who had a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of that Wheel because His teacher taught him about the Wheel and pointed out to him a dreadful looking plane. 

So the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the Theology of Time (lecture series) right here from Mosque Maryam in 1972, He said, “Write it in the paper if you want and tell the devil what I’m telling you. See if he’ll try to deny it. They know it’s out there. I sat down and talked with them years ago about it.

They asked me questions and they have the drawing on a blackboard that they have taken from us when they arrested us and I had drawn the plane and written explanations on the blackboard and they took it to the FBI office. And they have it there today. They know this to be true. And they admitted to me that it is true.”

Elijah Muhammad and Louis Farrakhan are not liars! They tell the absolute, unadulterated truth and that’s what the enemy fears. They don’t want you and I to be free. Free from their lies, free from their deception, free from their influence and control. So truth is what Jesus said would free the people and you don’t get that truth that frees you from their institutions, or from their churches, or from their religion! You only get it from one place, the Nation of Islam!

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “You have to make Black people know that there’s a weapon for them. That’s why God says in the scripture, ‘Vengeance is mine.’ Because America can’t deal with this weapon, talking about the wheels.