WEB POSTED 10-09-2001

A testimony of truth

Today is the 19th of September and the 16th anniversary of a most significant event in history.

“On the morning of September 19, 1985 there was an earthquake near Mexico City. Minister Louis Farrakhan was staying in a small village about 40 miles from Mexico City. The force of the quake seemed to be the factor that forced the recall of an experience—a vision—he had just two nights before.

“That morning Minister Farrakhan informed his wife, Sister Khadijah Farrakhan and Sister Tynnetta Muhammad of the vision. He informed them that, among other things the Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke to him. This was the first time he heard his teacher’s live voice in ten years and nine months—since the last time he saw him on December 1, 1974 at his teacher’s home in Chicago, Illinois.

“In his vision the Honorable Elijah Muhammad gave him instructions and made clear that he was on that huge wheel-like plane flying high in the sky. Further, Minister Farrakhan said, his teacher told him he (Minister Farrakhan) had one more thing to do before a future face-to-face meeting between the two on the wheel.

“A few days later the Minister came to Phoenix and shared his experience with me. Not too long afterwards he told others. Eventually he announced the contents of his vision to the government of America and to the world.”

This began my 25,783-word testimony of the truth of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s experience, written back in 1994, titled More Than A Vision. It’s the seventh chapter of a book titled, Where is the Honorable Elijah Muhammad?

Later in that chapter, I fully quoted Minister Farrakhan’s press conference statement on October 24, 1989. He said, in part:

“In 1987, in the New York Times Sunday Magazine and on the front page of the Atlanta Constitution, the truth of my vision was verified for the headlines of the Atlanta Constitution read, ‘President Reagan Planned War Against Libya.’

“In the article which followed, the exact words that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke to me on the Wheel were found; that the President had met with the Joints Chiefs of Staff and planned a war against Libya in the early part of September 1985.

“I did not realize, at the time, when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that I had one more thing to do, that one more thing involved having the actual press conference-that I am holding today…”

When this article appears, Allah willing, Minister Farrakhan’s press conference should have been transcribed in The Final Call and otherwise. Here are some of my observations of the unique statement Minister Farrakhan presented to the world a few days ago on September the 16th.

Four words and then a thought came to me as I listened to Minister Farrakhan. These words were: “majestic; magnificent; comprehensive; balanced.” The thought was: “My Brother is speaking the mind of Allah—exactly how Allah sees this complex situation.”

To me what he said instructs us about how we ought to see the events of September 11th, when America was viciously attacked and the innocent were murdered.

Later, I began to form a more complete conception of what I just witnessed of Minister Farrakhan. It included certain words beyond the four I mentioned that to me, summed up aspects of what I heard. I intend to get to them next article.

I went to the dictionary to see how close my concept of each word came to their definitions, that I might better grasp what I witnessed of God coming through my Brother, Minister Farrakhan.

Majestic means, “Having or showing lofty dignity or nobility; stately; possessing or exhibiting majesty; of august dignity, stateliness, or imposing grandeur; lofty; noble; grand; majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters; having or displaying great dignity or nobility; belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler.”

The primary synonyms for majestic are: “august; splendid; grand; sublime; magnificent; imperial; regal; stately; lofty; dignified; elevated.”

Magnificent means; “splendid in appearance; grand or noble in thought or deed; sublime; exalted.” It further means, “outstanding of its kind; superlative: magnificent; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence; in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid.”

Comprehensive means: “so large in scope or content as to include much; marked by or showing extensive understanding. Comprehensive; including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view; having the power to comprehend or understand many things; possessing peculiarities that are characteristic of several diverse groups. This term further means; “including all or everything; broad in scope; being the most comprehensive.”

Its synonyms include: “extensive; wide; large; full; compendious.”

Balance, in part, means “a state of equilibrium or parity characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces. It also means, “The power or means to decide.”

Balance further means, “A stable mental or psychological state; emotional stability. A harmonious or satisfying arrangement or proportion of parts or elements, as in a design. An influence or force tending to produce equilibrium. Couterpoise.”

There is more in this definition of the word balance, as Minister Farrakhan indicated in his use of it with the Holy Qur’an. I intend to continue these definitions and my thoughts on Minister Farrakhan’s press conference, in upcoming articles.

Especially now, in the light of these times, let’s also continue the series, which includes observations on that most dangerous of all spiritual diseases: hypocrisy.

Generally, those of us who only partially accept God’s wisdom, through Minister Farrakhan, concerning self-improvement, or the God within, are turning down the means by which we can overcome the effects of those detrimental things which happened to us, in our childhood, which stunted and warped our minds, and made us the people the scriptures call “the dead.”

As we “grew up” we later interacted with others who were either like, or only resembled, in some or many respects, those who harmed us in our earlier years. We usually handled these situations according to the damaged learning of our childhood.

Later, we entered Islam. Then, for the first time, we were brought face to face, with the greatest of all relationships—the Divine Supreme Being Himself, and His Supreme wisdom—the understanding of which should produce the most profound change, for the better, in our relation to everyone and everything—and to ourselves.

So now, we’re in a brand new paradigm. Now we’re learning how to relate to people, handle situations and solve problems, etc. with the “new” wisdom we’re receiving—especially now with the wisdom Minister Farrakhan is teaching.

However, far too often, we handle people, problems, etc., from our damaged childhood learning (impediments), we’ve not overcome. If we continue to “handle” people, etc., in this new paradigm, as we did when we were “dead,” we’re doomed to a worse hell. If we don’t speed up in this new learning process, we will sort ourselves out from among the “foremost.” (See Holy Qur’an Surah 56, section 4; Surah 35 section 4, etc.)

What’s a paradigm? What are the keys to mastering the new wisdom? Can we make up for lost time? Yes! How? What of Minister Farrakhan’s study guides at this time?

More next issue, Allah willing.