[Editor’s Note: This article was published online on April 19, 2013; and The Final Call will continue to publish articles written by our beloved brother and friend, Minister Jabril Muhammad.]

Study the photo I made which you can see of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Study him, which you can see, in this article, and the timing of it–we can study his words in this–especially since 1977.

Now study the timing of the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad: “Whenever you want to do good in this old wicked world, you are always tried to see if you really want to do it.”

The above words were spoken by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, in what was then called, Muhammad Temple #2, Chicago, Illinois, in the spring of 1960. I was among those in the audience when he spoke these insightful words, many years ago.


These words express a profound principle rooted ultimately in the law of the creation of the fi rst life and life since then.

One Sunday, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad came to teach on the subject: “The Lost Sheep.”

At the outset, he told us not to respond to any points by clapping and the like since he was going to turn on his tape recorder at some point, for he intended that section of his speech to be aired later on his radio program.

He got into it. It was deep, beautiful and inspiring. At a certain moment he reached down to turn on the tape recorder. Somehow the tape got tangled up. He looked so disgusted. Brother John Ali, the then National Secretary, came to his rescue.

As he was fi xing the problem, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad stated the above words I just quoted from him, which I’ll repeat here: “Whenever you want to do good in this old wicked world, you are always tried to see if you really want to do it.”

With the passing of time, and through experiences, I have come to see something of the wisdom of Allah in allowing, or in some instances, producing such difficulties.

I have gained further insights into this serious subject through the Study Guides the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has produced. They contain wonderful insights into this serious subject. This subject involves the laws of success, including the need for “diffi culty factors,” on a level that surpasses anything you may purchase in America’s bookstores.

Everyone today is doing whatever they are doing under severely difficult circumstances. This is due to the very unique nature of these times, which is that great time of trouble, mentioned in the twelfth chapter of the book of Daniel.

Many factors and forces conspire to hinder, or are even aimed at destroying efforts intended to produce good; especially that good which fulfills the purpose for which Master Fard Muhammad visited America.

The greater the good one seeks to do the greater the trials one must endure. The more worthy the goal of the good one seeks to do, the greater the effort one must put forth to succeed in the doing of that good.

This is part of the plan of Allah, however, as such efforts works to improve the worker of and for good.

It is easy to see the application of all of the above in the life and mission of Minister Farrakhan, who, in my view, has been divinely made an example of success for us all. His success has happened and is occurring according to the comprehensive law, based on the foundational principle of divine creation.

The same law and the principle out of which this law originates applied in the production of this book, each time it has been published. It has always been a battle; a tiny part of a great war. While problems came up daily, seemingly aimed at frustrating or stopping its progress towards full publication, this law to which of which I am bearing witness always came to my rescue.

It always comes to our aid, today, in the time and presence of Allah, in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, if we persist in our efforts to do good; despite our ups and downs, regardless to how severe the difficulties of our circumstances.

The absolute proof of the explanation of all of this, given by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, is so profound that most people won’t believe it, at least not now, anyway.

It goes back to the self-creation of the first life in space, before which there was nothing. It is the root or the basis of self-healing and self-renewal. It is the basis of that law which produces help when no help seems possible.

He said you cannot kill all of the original people of the earth. That, he said, is impossible. This is due to the fact that the secret scientists, of whom this world is mostly ignorant, won’t allow this to happen.

He said if you could kill all of the original people, then the entire creation or universe would fold in on itself and everything would disintegrate into the nothingness, which was before the original self-creation of the first life in space.

Things would be as it was before the beginning.

Then out of the pitch blackness and the nothingness of space, would come a Black man. And He would start everything all over again.

The law of success, which is rooted in the principle of the original self-creation of life, also includes the following principle, stated by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad this way:

“For every enemy that arises against the cause of Allah, He produces an enemy for that enemy.”

What cause me to react publicly? I’ll mention this next article, Allah willing.

More next issue, Allah willing.