WEB POSTED 05-22-2001

Seizing an opportunity being offered by Allah

Some months ago I excerpted material from a book I wrote back in 1988, titled, “Farrakhan: God’s Man on the Straight Path.” That material was drawn from a section of that book I called Moses and the Wise Man. I did not include all that I wrote, from that book, on this subject, in that which appeared in this column. I am not sure if I will get back to that, as there is so much of importance to cover and so little time to cover it in. Be it the will of Allah that book will be published soon.

This is May 3rd and I am nearly late with this article, which I am rushing to The Final Call. A computer problem does not allow me to continue, at this time, with excerpts from A Valuable Black Man, which is the second chapter from the same book mentioned above.

Meanwhile, Brother Dwayne X Faust, who is in prison, in Petersburg, Virginia, sent to me a writing, which touches one of the prime lessons contained in the Moses and the Wise Man series. When he sends to me the name of its author, I intend to include that person’s name in an article, why I must know at least the name of the author, with comments which go beyond what I am making later in this short article, and its bearing on the letter I was sent, which appeared in this column, in Vol. 20; No. 28.

Here is the full text of what Brother Dwayne sent to me.

THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room.

Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.

When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.” The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.

After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen?

The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused. The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.

The older angel replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”

“When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.

“Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.”

“The last night as we slept in the farmer’s bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead.”

This writing is directly related to the divine work of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, as well as the work of his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

To misperceive the truth and the true nature of their divine assignment, means the loss of the greatest opportunity any human being has ever been offered—unless super extraordinary mercy is granted to us after another period of “purgatory.”

From “This Is The One,” 3rd edition, on pages 149 and 150 are these words:

“The coming or visit of God to His people is no theory. He has come; just as the Bible and the Holy Qur’an predicted or prophesied that He would come. This fact has truly momentous import for all of us.”

“This is GOOD NEWS!”

By means of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Almighty God has provided us with the greatest opportunity imaginable. This has been expressed by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad many times over the years. In a 1959 article he titled, THE OPPORTUNITY, he wrote:

” ‘We have the greatest opportunity of any nation of the past, but this opportunity is on condition that we accept Allah (God) and His Religion of Islam (Peace) which was the religion of His Prophets, including Jesus. Islam offers love, unity, friendship, wealth, infinite wisdom, knowledge, and understanding … .’

“On another occasion he wrote that the truth Allah gave him to give our people inspires justified”

‘hope in them for a better future in a better world where freedom, justice and equality is the nature and rule of the people — where hypocrites and murders will not be tolerated. A future where every believer is the brother of the believers, and is carried into practice every minute of the hour.’”

He continued that the world God is bringing into existence through us, with the aid of others, will be one in which equal justice, equal opportunity and an equal chance to bring into practice (or reality) … …

” ‘every good faculty that is latent in him (us) will be a reality and not a promise!’”

In still another article the Honorable Elijah Muhammad pointed out that:

” ‘Today, Allah’s offer to the Lost-Found members of the great Asiatic Black Nation is far greater than that offered 4,000 years ago to Israel. Allah’s offer not only includes a beautiful country, rich in everything, but promises a new life wherein there is no decay. The people will feel and look like teenagers of sixteen if they live a thousand years. They will yet feel and look like sixteen. Such life, the Holy Qur’an says, is worth praying for. The Bible also prophesied of a new life coming to the righteous in the hereafter.’ “

Don’t be deceived by Satan and his imps about Minister Farrakhan. Don’t turn Minister Farrakhan down. Make a better effort to understand him. The best means to this understanding is the word of Allah Himself and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Who both back Minister Farrakhan.

More next issue, Allah willing.