[Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint that was published online on Dec. 10, 2005, and The Final Call will continue to publish articles written by our dear and late Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“Seest thou not those who change Allah’s favour for disbelief and make their people to alight in the abode of perdition–Hell. They will burn in it. And an evil place it is to settle in! And they set up equals with Allah to lead astray from His path. Say: Enjoy yourselves, for surely your return is to the Fire. Tell My servants who believe to keep up prayer and spend out of what We have given them, secretly and openly, before the coming of the day in which there is no bartering, nor befriending.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 14, verses 28-31
Using the example of Jesus and his mother and the role that Joseph played in the secret birth of Jesus, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad projected that, within 20 or 30 years or so from the date of his lecture series on “The Theology of Time” presented in 1972, some of us would be able to tune into each other’s thoughts, even as they were capable of doing more than 2,000 years ago. In processing this information, I added three years from that date to the time of his 1975 departure, which brings us to a full 30-year period of his absence.
Many have noticed a quickening of perception of his Presence or Nearness through various communications that some are receiving of direct experiences that verify that he is manifesting himself more clearly since October 15, 2005. This is a sign that the God he represents is about to make Himself Known to the entire world!
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has also stated that one out of every 100 persons in the East have the ability to send and receive the thoughts of others. The process of this sounding frequency, he stated, is based on Righteous Living and the Power of Love. He also privately taught me that tuning in is based on getting to a quiet place; then concentrating and focusing on the person you wish to contact. He also said that sending a message is easier than receiving a message.
The members of the Nation of Islam are given a secret teaching to study on the life of Jesus, which was first published in a series of articles written by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the latter 1950s, that explains in depth some of the hidden and allegorical teachings of Jesus and his family–which are related to our Nation’s birth and history in America today.
This Messianic History is coded in our teachings and sacred writings called Lessons or The Supreme Wisdom. Each new convert or student commences his or her education as a member of the Nation of Islam with this Body of Knowledge called Lessons, which leads to ever advance studies in preparation for the New Life of the Hereafter.
I entered into this Classroom of God following my graduation from high school at the age of 16 in Detroit, Michigan, where I was born. I did not know what the future would hold, or that I was being chosen to serve as wife of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and give birth to four of our children. All of my life, I have searched for Higher Knowledge and Wisdom from the most ancient and remote times. I grew up in a Christian background of both Baptist and Congregational upbringing. I was also exposed to the Catholic Church and that of the Bahai Teachings, along with other Faith traditions, including Indian and Eastern philosophies.
Then, in my senior year in high school, I discovered that nothing touched me more deeply nor was more rewarding in my Search for Knowledge than when I was guided to the Path of Islam and embraced the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. This is what I was looking for all my life!
Being chosen as one of seven commencement speakers at the centennial graduation of Central High School in 1958, each of us was assigned a letter to develop our theme from the spelling of the name Central. My assigned letter was “R” and my subject was Religion. In my speech, I included an excerpt from a passage from Gabril Gibran’s classic book “The Prophet”– in which I quoted the poetic phrase: “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life yearning for itself. They come through you, but are not from you.” Thus, I entered into a stage of my life that would unfold a new reality in the course of time that would prove why we are born and why we must die in order to live again with God into Eternity!
And so it is that the Spirit of God has come upon me to begin to tell my story as a Witness Bearer to my Lord, 30 years after my husband’s Departure, just prior to his Return!
“Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth and sent down water from the clouds, then brought forth with it fruits as a sustenance for you, and He has made the ships subservient to you to run their course in the sea by His command, and He has made the rivers subservient to you. And He has made subservient to you the sun and the moon, pursuing their courses; And He has made subservient to you the night and the day. And He gives you of all you ask of Him. And if you count Allah’s favours, you will not be able to number them. Surely man is very unjust, very ungrateful.” -Holy Qur’an, Surah 14, verses 32-34
To be continued.