[Editor’s Note: The following text is excerpted from a message deliveredby Minister Louis Farrakhan on March 25, 2001, at Mosque Maryam in Chicago]

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

The 3rd Surah of the Holy Qur’an talks about Jesus, the Messiah, and gives us the timing of His Coming. When the angels said: “O Mary, surely Allah (God) gives thee good news with a word from Him (of one) whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, worthy of regard in this world and the Hereafter, and of those who are drawn nigh (to Allah (God)),

And he will speak to the people when in the cradle and when of old age, and (he will be) one of the good ones. She said: My Lord, how can I have a son and man has not yet touched me? He said: Even so; Allah (God) creates what He pleases. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, Be, and it is.” (Surah 3, Verses 44-46.)


The next verse is critical. “And Allah (God) will teach him the Book and the Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel: And (make him) a messenger to the Children of Israel (saying): I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I determine for you out of dust the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird with Allah’s (God’s) permission,

And I heal the blind and the leprous, and bring the dead to life with Allah’s (God’s) permission; and I inform you of what you should eat and what you should store in your houses. Surely there is a sign in this for you, if you are believers.” (Surah 3 Verses 47-48.)

A few weeks ago I noted that what Allah (God) gave to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was this Book, Qur’an. The Book is called Revelation. Allah (God) did not give the prophet the meaning of all of these deep truths that are in the Book.

Just the revelation of the Book was sufficient at that time to push the forces of evil back all over the earth, but it did not conquer those forces completely. What Allah (God) did for the prophet was reveal the Book.

But, regarding the Messiah, the Book says Allah (God) will “teach” Him the Book. There is a difference between teach and reveal. To teach means to impart knowledge of or skill in, to give instruction in. So, Allah (God) says, He is going to teach, give instruction, give explanation of the Book to the Messiah and make Him a Messenger to the Children of Israel.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said the sun would rise from the west in the latter day. It doesn’t mean that the physical sun is going to reverse its course. It means that prophethood and messengership has always come from the east and the light shone toward the west.

Now, Revelation is going to be given to some babes in the west and the light that you once saw coming out of the east, you will now see it coming from the west, from among a people who are considered dead. Satan says, “Respite me till the day when they are raised.” The raising here means the resurrection, and, the resurrection and judgment start together.

Matthew 24:27 says: “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and
shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.”
 In verse 37, it reads: 

“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” 

This means that you will be partying, drinking, dancing, giving in marriage, being married, just like it was with Noah and the end is going to come and catch you. It even says that, “As it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah so shall it be at the coming of the Son of man.” The Son of man is a man that is coming to kill as well as to heal.

The Book of Habakkuk in the Bible says that, “God came from Teman.” Teman was one of the sons from the lineage of Eliphaz, and, Teman is also a place. If God comes from Teman and He is from the lineage of Eliphaz, then He cannot be from a man and not be a man.

Then, Habakkuk says that, “The Holy One came from Mount Paran.” Here you have two gods being mentioned. One is a God and the other is the Holy One, and He is from Mount Paran. Paran is a little town or city in Arabia. What I am saying is that this “one” can’t be a spook, He is a man.

“His glory covered the heavens. The earth was full of His praise. His brightness was as the light. He had horns coming out of His hand and there was the hiding of His power,” meaning He had a lot of power, but, He hid it. The New Testament says He made Himself of no reputation. He did not come announcing who He was. It said He came as a thief in the night.

In the last few lectures we have agreed that at the end of the 6,000 years we should expect the Messiah, the Mahdi, the Coming of God. We already know the 6,000 years are up. If you say Allah (God) is the Supreme Being, well, those are interesting words. 

Supreme means highest. Being means one that exists and is the author of existence. Well, that which exists has to come in one of three forms: liquid, solid or gas. We never hear that Allah (God) is a liquid, and we do not hear that He is a gas. Solids are in three forms:

Animal, mineral and vegetable. We never heard of Allah (God) as corn, although He has been likened to the rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. He is not a mineral, and, you say He is not an animal, but, that depends on how you look at it.

The word animal comes from the Latin word “animous” which means that which has life. Animals are either primate, mammal or human, and since Allah (God) is the Supreme Life, the Supreme Animus, He is not a dog, He is not a lion or a panther or a gorilla.

Well, what is He? Allah (God) said that, “He gave man the best mold or make.” When we refer to Allah (God), we refer to Him as He, Him, King, Ruler, Master.

You say He is not human, that He is something out in space somewhere? You saythat one day you are going to heaven. Where is heaven, since you’re going to make a journey? Is it up in the sky? Who said so, and, which way is up? The earth is not flat, it is oblong.

So, if you live on one part of the planet, up is one way which is opposite of up for a person living on the other side of the planet. Guess what? The earth is not standing still. It is moving at the speed of 1,037-1/3 miles per hour. So every hour it is changing, meaning that what was up this morning may be down tonight. Where is heaven?

They say heaven has streets paved in gold. Where does gold come from? Does it come from the sky or do you mine it out of the earth? How did you get gold up in the sky? You have got to deal with reality.

You have been living in fairyland and your enemy has been telling you fairy tales. The white man has you thinking that heaven is in the sky while he is working the hell out of you to build a heaven for himself right here on the earth.

The Bible says that, “God comes among us and He comes without observation.” How could anybody come from the east to America without observation? There is an old saying among the Christians: Prepare me a body that I may go down. What are you going down for? I am going down for the salvation of my people. Habakkuk says, “He [not it] went forth for the salvation of His people.”

He is the Lord of the Worlds, but, He has a particular people that He is coming after. The Bible says, “Before Him went the pestilence and burning coals went forth at His feet.” Oh, He has feet? One part of the Book said, “On His thigh was a name written.” 

He has a thigh? The scripture says, “His arm is not too short that it cannot save.” He said, “The stench of the wicked was like a stench in His nostrils.” The mouth of the Lord spake these things. He has a mouth, a tongue, hands and feet! He is a human being. Supreme!

“He stood and He measured the earth. He beheld and drove asunder the nations and the everlasting mountains were scattered and the perpetual hills did bow.” The mountains here mean the political leaders that look like they are everlasting. You can’t uproot them, but they are shaking now because a certain truth is in the world that will undercut their governments and their power.

What truth is that? The truth of their origin and their world, the knowledge of Allah (God), the knowledge of self, the True Religion of Allah (God) and the time and what must be done.

The Book says, “The tents of Cushan are in affliction.” Cush here means Black people. He saw your tent. You are under affliction. You are suffering. You are sick. You are in bad shape.

He saw this and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. Curtains mean the layers of falsehood that have covered you over all these years. Now, the curtains are shaking because falsehood cannot stand when truth comes.

As the truth is being told, those that lived in falsehood and ruled by falsehood are afraid that when you know the truth you will be raised into power and they will not be able to rule you anymore. So, they are shaking now. Because the truth is present and it cannot be stopped.

Thank you.