BY MOTHER TYNNETTA MUHAMMAD | LAST UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 – 8:49:05 AM
“We have indeed revealed clear messages. And Allah guides whom He pleases to the right way. And they say: We believe in Allah and in the Messenger and we obey; then a party of them turn away after this, and they are not believers.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 24, verses 46-47
In continuation from last week’s article on “Education is the Key,” I am including further excerpts from the masterful speech delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in Detroit, Michigan in 1984. In his ending remarks, we read under the title, “The Reality of the Hereafter,” the following words:
“… Take the key of the knowledge from the Messiah and close the door on an old world that has given us all so much pain, and open the door with that key to a better world. In that world, we will live as Black, Brown, Red, Yellow and White and there will no longer be a need to mention color again. In that world, you will never be judged by the color of your skin but by your deeds and intentions. In the world that is beyond this one, you will never be judged by the color of your skin, but by the content of your character, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr. In that world, you will not be judged by your sex. You will be judged by your righteousness. In that world, where we can live together in peace, there will be no insane asylums because there will be no need for anyone to go crazy. The pressure on your brain today is from the sin and the weight of a world that is falling. In that world, there will be no need for hospitals because sickness is a departure from the Divine norm. When you live in accord with the natural laws of the universe, eat the right foods and the best foods at the proper time, and think the right kind of thoughts, you do not set up dis-ease. You can live like the trees and become firmly planted by the Lord. You can live until you get ready to die…. Hereafter is a word made by joining two adverbs, one describes place and the other describes time. The Hereafter is “here” on the earth “after” the wicked have been removed from power and a righteous government is established in its place. Men and women and all races will live in peace. As the Bible says, the lamb will lay down with the lion, and we shall study war no more. Education is the key.”
In conclusion are my words given at Mosque Maryam after the three-day Educational Conference held at Muhammad University of Islam, I continue as follows:
I want to say to all of you beautiful brothers and sisters here in Mosque Maryam, we must learn to be more quiet. This has been the theme of my sharing during the last few days at the Educational Conference. Only in silence and contemplation of God’s presenceinside of each and every one of us is the only way that we will overcome the wickedness, the noisiness, the criminality and the horror that our young people and adults are living in today. We must lower our voices; we must become kinder, we must see each other as true brothers and sisters in the universal brotherhood of Islam not just in America. We must be that example.
I close with a reading from a very beautiful text that was translated out of a speech given by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in 1984 in the city of Detroit. If you don’t have a copy of this book, you need to get it, “Education is the Key”. He’s speaking here directly to the women,and it is entitled, “Teach a Woman, Teach a Nation.” He says you must realize that mothers are important; you must realize that women are important. An ignorant woman is a sin.The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that when you teach a man, you teach an individual but when you teach a woman you teach a Nation. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that the nation can rise no higher than its woman.
When you put a woman down, (listen now), and women put each other down, too–when you put a woman down, you send the nation to hell. To lift women does not mean putting them on a false pedestal and worshiping them as symbols of comfort, beauty and sex. Lifting a woman means placing in her hands the books of wisdom and knowledge so she might be cultivated and her qualities developed that she may inspire a new world from what is in her head and heart.
Do we understand what a woman is? Do we understand that she is the co-creator with Almighty God Allah, co-producer? If that was in the beginning so shall it be at the end.
So to our women, the challenge of this educational conference takes us to these closing words from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan that he shared with us yesterday as the most powerful address on education that anyone would want to hear or has heard.
When we come forth from the wounds of our mothers, we were birthed into a book, a pure book, a book that is all truth. We have the heavens above and the earth beneath and everything around us is truth and everything around us is a book.
The Holy Qur’an says that in everything that Allah God created, there is a lesson for man, if man is mindful. So even though we were not permitted to read books, (referring to the period of slavery), if we could learn how to read what was around us, we could grow into knowledge. So in other words the journey of silence causes us to meditate and reflect on the truth of all things that is in the actual air we breathe; is in every step that we take. We are actually enacting the script of each and every one of us, our own book.
So you are a book of writing that now God has now revealed to the entire world. So dear brothers and sisters, I pray Allah that this time will bring comfort to you; and I pray that this time will unite us closer and closer in the love and the reality of God within. Thank you. As-Salaam Alaikum.
“And when they are invited to Allah and His Messenger that he may judge between them, lo! a party of them turn aside. And if the right is on their side, they hasten to him in submission. Is there in their hearts a disease, or are they in doubt, or fear they that Allah and His Messenger will deal with them unjustly? Nay! They themselves are the wrongdoers.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 24, 48-50
To be continued.