Please find below the full Introduction to a previously published book by Min. Jabril Muhammad entitled Farrakhan the Traveler. Min. Jabril Muhammad’s Introduction was originally written on June 17, 1983 and though he re-reviewed his Introduction prior to the books republication in November of 1994, he made no changes to the content, as he stated clearly “what I wrote then, eleven years ago, I stand by now.” This book was written to help the reader understand two specific, but critical things; first, the identity of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad; second, the work of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and his unique relationship to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s work. Lastly, to make clear to the reader that, “as we move towards the final judgment, we’ve rejected the opportunity of receiving an “A” or a “B” grade. However, we have a chance for a “C” grade through our Brother, the Honorable Louis Farrakhan. The “C” grade will save us from the “D” (doom of this world) grade—which will do us out of God’s greatest rewards and do us in.”
Though this material was written 24 years ago, it is just as poignant today in 2007 as the year it was published, 1983. The material is being re-presented here to underscore to the readers of the Farrakhan: The Traveler series why the articles were written originally.
These articles were written over a period of time, beginning in the summer of 1981 for The Final Call and later they appeared in The Houston Defender. At the time of the writing of this Introduction, the first ten have appeared in The Final Call. Thirty-three (including the first ten) have been written for The Houston Defender. The 33rd is due to appear in the next week’s issue of that newspaper.
In addition, 27 articles have been written for the Houston Informer. That series is called A Special Spokesman. The approach towards fulfilling the ultimate purpose for which that series is being written is somewhat different from the Farrakhan: The Traveler series. The aim, purpose and objective is the same: To help the readers think about Minister Louis Farrakhan in a manner that is pleasing to the Divine Supreme Being and His Christ, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
When anyone disrespects another, they will, to some extent disregard the words of the disrespected one; even when such disrespect is unjustified. Such disrespect leads to the underestimation and even (in its later stages) hostility and then hatred for the one who is the object of such disrespect. In these cases, it starts out as disrespect and develops into contempt. And, in some cases, worst than that.
To disrespect Minister Farrakhan means that one will misunderstand the message he has from God for our guidance, welfare and the future both of our families and ourselves, regardless your color, sex, age, profession, etc.
It is my aim, in presenting these articles, to stimulate deep enough thought about Minister Farrakhan to help lift the name and works of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. How? By stimulating their minds to see the Minister more as Allah, His Christ and the Original Writers of the scriptures see him. Why? Because it is only by divine sight that we can properly relate to him. Of course, this principle holds true in all of our relationships. The more accurately we see the better we can relate to other to others; even to improving self that we might relate even better to others.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad once said of and to Minister Farrakhan that he “…would rise to the pinnacle of success and honor in this world’s life.” This world’s life has existed for six thousand years. Now we are at its end. This world rejected both God and His Anointed One, as it was expected. So did our nation (Black people of America), as a whole. This world was doomed before it was born. Not so with our nation. Nevertheless, as we move towards the final judgment, we’ve rejected the opportunity of receiving an “A” or a “B” grade. However, we have a chance for a “C” grade through our Brother, The Honorable Louis Farrakhan. The “C” grade will save us from the “D” (doom of this world) grade—which will do us out of God’s greatest rewards and do us in.
The Authors (Wise Original Scientists) of the Holy Qur’an 3:85, raised this question as they pondered our condition, 15,000 plus years ago: “How shall Allah Guide a people who disbelieved after their believing, and after they had borne witness that the Messenger was true, and clear arguments had come to them? And Allah guides not the unjust people.”
Only 144,000 were prophesied to escape the doom of this world, by some of the Wise Scientist. One “slim” last chance, or way was outlined in the scriptures, however, to save the millions of our people; even to providing others of this world a way out. It’s there in the scriptures. It involved the production of Minister Farrakhan—by the Lord of the worlds, and special preparation by the prayers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for him, before his departure in 1975. All of this—and more—ultimately depended upon the exquisite execution of the Divine plan by Master Fard Muhammad which is recorded in the scriptures. He brought the Honorable Elijah Muhammad into the understanding and into power of working with Him to bring aspects of it into reality.
The position Minister Farrakhan is growing into “…in this world’s life…” reflects the position of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the “heavens.” Furthermore, it is only from the exalted position—the pinnacle of this worlds life—that Minister Louis Farrakhan can meet with and receive from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad the new teachings that will eventually bring our nation to infinitely higher grades. He must go up and be up to meet again with his teacher.
Finally, as we consider Holy Qur’an 3:85, remember Allah resolved the apparent contradiction involved in the question of how shall we be guided after having rejected the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, after bearing witness that he was true, in the presence of clear arguments. We’ve been greatly unjust to God and ourselves. However, as it is written of Allah, His mercy encompasses all things. From His grace He has made special provisions.
Muhammad of Arabia reportedly said that Allah had given to the world one part of His mercy and had reserved the other ninety-nine, in effect, for His people in the day of judgment. This is that day.
So, this act of Divine Grace does not come from a contradiction in the character in the Divine Supreme Being. No. It comes from His infinite understanding and immeasurable love for us.
So, let us show gratitude; and help our Brother, Minister Farrakhan, our people, each other, and ourselves from unselfish motives. Let our acceptance of our Brother—the Honorable Louis Farrakhan—be whole and not partial.
May these articles help in that process. Thank you for reading this.
June 17, 1983