|Gaining the indispensable quality of love
This and the next article are being written on the eve of the third Sunday in a row (March 11th) that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is sacrificing himself, to address his followers, and really America and the world. This all out effort of his may be among his very last efforts to save us and others before the fullness of Allah’s wrath drops down on this evil world as an all engulfing fire of the hottest kind.
Afterwards, I intend to go back to twelve years ago, to conclude what I want to state about Moses and the Wise Man. Then, be it the will of Allah, we’ll go back to that same writing to look at the material titled: A Valuable Black Man.
Leaving all other factors aside, is it really true, that knowledge is an absolutely indispensable quality of our power to love? If the answer is “Yes,” can we love Minister Farrakhan, (or anyone else, including ourselves), beyond the extent, depth and the quality of our knowledge? No! Then, broadly speaking, whatever else must be required, knowledge is essential for love. And, as we all know, or ought to know, love is essential for unity to do for self, without which we are lost.
What then, is the best knowledge that generates the most love for Minister Farrakhan, for each other and for us? What makes that knowledge the best knowledge?
In different ways, many wise people have expressed the following. We see with our physical eyes objects that are physical. We see, with our physical eyes, if they are healthy, by means of the light of the physical sun. Even when it’s night, and even though it is indirect, we yet see, physically, by means of the light of the physical sun.
Does our physical sight, alone, give us the proper knowledge of what we are physically seeing? No. We cannot discern, perceive, or have insight into, any person, or anything, which we are seeing with our physical eyes, unless we have knowledge of that person or thing. Without knowledge we cannot determine the relevance, the context, the significance or meaning of any person or thing.
So, what kind of knowledge is required to enable us to see accurately with our mental or spiritual eyes? What really is the source of that knowledge?
I had a discussion with Dr. C. Eric Lincoln, back in 1969, over a profound difference concerning a principle in a profound subject. The discussion of our difference was handled, however, with mutual respect. Later, I took it up, in a respectful manner, in the seventh chapter of This Is The One. It was about knowledge, validity and certainty.
In the course of that discussion, I learned a “big” word from him. He called it “epistemology.” I had never heard that word. However, I was writing about the subject that this word defines, to some extent, without ever hearing of the word.
Common dictionaries define “epistemology” as “the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity.”
This takes us to that particular knowledge, which casts the most accurate light on Minister Farrakhan, his mission, his teacher, ourselves and for that matter, everybody else—even the whole of the universe.
In the fourth of our written Lessons we are asked to study the answer the Honorable Elijah Muhammad gave to the following question nearly seventy years ago when he was a baby in the wisdom of God.
“Who made the Bible and Holy Qur’an?” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad began his answer with “The Holy Qur’an or Bible is made by the original people, who is Allah, the Supreme Being, or Black man of Asia.”
Certainly, if you drop his full answer on a person, or an audience, without first bringing him/her, or the audience, in carefully measured steps, up to this question and then answer it through intelligently worked out stages, the probability is high that they won’t understand what you are talking about, or they will become offended, which may turn into anger, or an outright rejection of what you are presenting to them.
In the course of the last seven decades all of those steps have been presented, or taken, in the most intelligent and the most acceptable manner, by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Farrakhan.
Now from the wisdom of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad we understand that the exalted assembly, mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, is in reality the twenty-four elders, or scientists, mentioned in the 4th and 5th chapter of Revelation—the 66th book of the Bible most Black people in America read.
Again, we now know exactly what is intended (or meant) by the words “We” or “Us” in the Bible and the Holy Qur’an, when referring to Allah or the Supreme Being.
We know from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and by other means, that he was visited and taught by Master Fard Muhammad, Who is from this special group of Scientists, Whose identities have been kept secret. These Scientists pass their wisdom and power on from son to son. They have been doing this for trillions of years.
Although this has been going on for many trillions of years, in the very nature of Allah and His creation that One, from among this super extraordinary group, would reveal the secret of their identities. That is the only way this could be done. Of course, in so doing, He would reveal Himself, as well as everyone and everything else too.
The prophets called the time of this revelation, the Day of Judgment and the time of the Resurrection of the Dead, and the establishment of the Kingdom of God, or of Heaven on earth.
This, and all that it implies, began to happen on the coming of Allah, in the person of Master Fard Muhammad. He initiated the process of this revelation, in such a manner, that when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad first laid his eyes on Him, he immediately perceived His identity. He revealed, or disclosed, His full or real identity only to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
The educational process Master Fard Muhammad took the Honorable Elijah Muhammad through, involved His interpretation of the Bible and the Holy Qur’an. Over and over again and again, for all of the years the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us, and defended his positions and himself, as well as ourselves, he did it exclusively from what his Teacher taught him, chief of which, I repeat, included the meanings of the scriptures.
As it will be brought out more in the next article, or so, these meanings included the need, the very reason for Minister Farrakhan, in this stupendous plan, which was set in motion by the Lord of the Worlds.
Now Minister Farrakhan has been serving Allah, his teacher, us, America and even the world, exactly as it was written of him in the scriptures. This even includes the way he teaches.
Even though Minister Farrakhan does not always quote chapter and verse in every sentence he utters, from the speaker’s stand, or when, for example, in general conversation at his dinner table, he is coming out of his teacher’s words, which includes the meaning of the scriptures. If you at least know what the teachings are and what is in the scriptures, you can easily see this.
He is fulfilling his assignment. He was made by Allah to serve his teacher, our people—even America and the world—in a very significant way.
When you came into the presence of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, he would weigh your words and actions, in the light of his penetrating grasp of the scriptures, to see where you fit. We must return to this, as everyone seeks to know where he or she fits, and how he or she can learn what he or she was born to do.
Minister Farrakhan was so examined and recognized by his teacher, who immediately began preparing him for his future.
Now, if we saw Minister Farrakhan, more like his teacher saw/sees him, we would love and relate more intelligently to him. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad saw/sees him from the knowledge taught to him by his Teacher, Master Fard Muhammad and loved/loves him. Master Fard Muhammad taught him how to understand the scriptures—the divine plan written in advance—which includes the life and work of Minister Farrakhan.
With these observations we can now look further at the best knowledge.
It’s a fact that throughout the Bible we are taught, through God’s prophets, that there was a knowledge, or wisdom, which was the greatest wisdom conceivable, that God kept from everyone. It further teaches that He would not reveal it, until a certain time.
The world has been deceived that this wisdom was revealed 2,000 years ago.
The significance of the incident of those Black fathers, who were teaching their little sons to say, “I love Minister Farrakhan,” and the answers to the other questions, with which my last article closed, are a major part of Allah’s planning for infinity.
More next issue, Allah willing.