BY THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN | LAST UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 – 12:14:00 PM
‘The time and what must be done’—Lecture Series, part 54
[Editor’s note: The following article contains a distillation of the message delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Part 54 of his Lecture Series themed “The Time and What Must Be Done.”]In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
Greetings to you. I am Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, that Great Preacher of Freedom, Justice and Equality to the Black man and woman of America and the Western hemisphere, and to the Aboriginal People of the Earth—the Eternal Leader of The Nation of Islam, and a Warner to the government and people of the United States of America, and a Warner to the nations of the Earth.
In this 54th edition of “The Time and What Must Be Done,” I’d like to talk to you about the Life-Giving, Life-Sustaining, Life-Perpetuating part of this Great Wheel, The Mother Plane, that is referred to in the scriptures of the Bible in the Book of Revelations, Chapter 21, verses 1-2 as “The New Jerusalem”:
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
The Life that is on it, the Wisdom that is on it, the Science that is on it, can benefit each and every human being on this planet.
We would like to also talk to you, if it is The Will of Allah, about that “shadow government” that hides the knowledge of this Great Wheel, even from the presidents of the United States that the American people have elected.
Master Fard Muhammad: ‘The Mahdi’ and ‘The Christ’ are one and the same
As we have been sharing with you in these broadcasts of “The Time and What Must Be Done,” beginning with Part 51 regarding the representation of “The Great Mahdi” (or long-looked-for Guide of the Muslim world), Master Fard Muhammad, Who is The Master of The Wheel, and The Great “Jesus” (“The Christ”): “The Christ” and “The Mahdi” are one and the same—for “Christ” means “One anointed with power to crush the wicked,” and “The Mahdi” is One also anointed to “set justice in the earth, and to sit down every tyrant.”
And we are saying that in our humble judgment, He—The Mahdi, The Christ—is so magnificent … There has never been a Manifestation of God like Him! When the Holy Qur’an says in the 112th Surah (or “chapter”) Al-Ikhlas (“The Unity”), “There is none like him”: Never has there been one like Him Who is The Master of that Great Mother Plane, or Wheel. He is The Manifestation of all of The 99 Attributes of Allah, plus a few more, as Allah is always “coupling” His Attributes in this manner:
He is Mighty, but He is Wise (e.g., Surah 2:129: “Our Lord, and raise up in them a Messenger from among them who shall recite to them Thy messages and teach them the Book and the Wisdom, and purify them. Surely Thou art the Mighty, the Wise.”)
He is Strong and Powerful, but He is The Forgiving and The Merciful (e.g., Surah 39:53: “Say: O My servants who have been prodigal regarding their souls, despair not of the mercy of Allah; surely Allah forgives sins altogether. He is indeed the Forgiving, the Merciful.”)
He is The Avenger and The Destroyer, but His Power is always balanced with His Oft-Returning to Mercy, and His Forgiveness (e.g., Surah 3:11: “As was the case of the people of Pharaoh, and those before them! They rejected Our messages, so Allah destroyed them on account of their sins. And Allah is Severe in requiting (evil).”)
He is always balanced … We would have to do something so terrible that would allow Him to unleash the fullness of The Power that He has! The Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes of Master Fard Muhammad in The Fall of America on page 241: “The Mother Plane and her work is a display of the power of the mightiest God, Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom praises are due forever. [He] is the Wisest and [the] Best Knower; He is the Mightiest of Them All.” Who else can we submit to as a human being but a human being?
‘The form of a man’: The ‘angels’ we read of in scripture are human beings
Allah says in The Qur’an, “If you were an angel, I would have sent you an angel. But since you are human beings, I send you a human being”—Surah 17 Bani Isra’il (“The Israelites”), verses 94-96 reads: “And nothing prevents people from believing, when the guidance comes to them, except that they say: Has Allah raised up a mortal to be a messenger? Say: Had there been in the earth angels walking about secure, We would have sent down to them from the heaven an angel as messenger. Say: Allah suffices for a witness between me and you. Surely He is ever Aware of His servants, Seeing.” This does not mean that The Sender Himself is not a “human being”!
In the Holy Qur’an, Chapter 6 titled “The Cattle” (Al-An‘am), verses 8 and 9 reads, “And they say: Why has not an angel been sent down to him? And if We send down an angel, the matter would be decided and then they would not be respited. And if We had made him an angel, We would certainly have made him a man, and (thus) made confused to them what they confuse.” Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him: When the revelation of The Qur’an first came to him, he looked and saw in four directions the form of a man, a human being—the form of Jabril (or “Gabriel”): Yet, it was an “angel” that carried The Message of Allah, The Qur’an, to the Servant of Allah!
But the Servant of Allah never said that he was “the messenger of Jabril,” he said: “I am the messenger of Allah.” So Jabril, as a human being, was sent by Allah to deliver a message; but in delivering that message, Muhammad, peace be upon him, was made a “messenger of Allah.”
From the history (or seerah) of The Life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), according to al-Tabari (a prominent and influential Persian scholar, historian and exegete of the Holy Qur’an) and ibn Ishaq (an Arab Muslim historian and hagiographer), it is reported that when Prophet Muhammad returned to the Cave of Hira to continue his solitude, he said, quote: “… when I was midway on the mountain, I heard a voice from heaven saying ‘O Muhammad! you are the apostle of Allah and I am Jabril.’ I raised my head towards heaven to see who was speaking, and Jabril in the form of a man with feet astride the horizon, saying, ‘O Muhammad! you are the apostle of Allah and I am Jabril.’ …”
Again, in the 19th Chapter of the Holy Qur’an titled Maryam (“Mary,” which is the mother of Jesus) in verse 17 it reads: “So she screened herself from them. Then We sent to her Our spirit and it appeared to her as a well-made man.”
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, also has “a saying,” or a Hadith, where a man dressed in white came among them and asked them questions about the faith. And then when the man left, the Holy Prophet asked, “Do you know who that man is?” and they said, “No.” Then The Prophet said: “That man is the angel Jabril.” From the Hadith (or “saying”) “Sahih Muslim,” in the volume The Book of Faith, the following is reported by Abdullah ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab [on what his father, a Companion of The Holy Prophet, witnessed] regarding the angel Jabril: “… My father, Umar ibn al-Khattab, told me: ‘One day we were sitting in the company of Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) when there appeared before us a man dressed in pure white clothes, his hair extraordinarily black. There were no signs of travel on him. None amongst us recognized him. At last he sat with the Apostle (peace be upon him); He knelt before him, placed his palms on his thighs, and said: “Muhammad, inform me about al-Islam.” The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Al-Islam implies that you testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and you establish prayer, pay Zakat, observe the fast of Ramadan, and perform pilgrimage to the ([Holy] House) if [one can bear the expense of] the journey.” … ’”
[According to the Hadith, the Holy Prophet then goes on to answer a series of questions posed by this “man dressed in pure white clothes, his hair extraordinarily black,” and it was after this questioning, and the man leaving, that Umar ibn al-Khattab says:] “Then he (the inquirer) went on his way but I stayed with him (the Holy Prophet) for a long while. (The Holy Prophet) then, said to me: ‘Umar, do you know who this inquirer was?’ I replied: ‘Allah and His Apostle knows best.’ He [the Holy Prophet] remarked: ‘He was Gabriel (the angel). He came to you in order to instruct you in matters of religion.’”
In the Bible, it verifies the truth of The Qur’an! In the 18th Chapter of Genesis (King James Version), it reads in verses 1-5: “And the Lord appeared unto [Abraham] in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.” God came with two men—and He told Abraham that these men, or angels: He is sending them to Sodom and Gomorrah to tell Lot His intention to destroy Sodom for the abomination that they were practicing. When God told Abraham what His plans were, Abraham was not completely in agreement with God.
But God loved Abraham so much, that He was patient with him; because He wanted His servant to agree with His intention to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah; in verses 20-33 it reads: “And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake. And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And [the Lord] said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. And [Abraham] said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord [again]: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And [the Lord] said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake. And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.”
And in older scriptures of the Bible, it said Abraham appealed to God not to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah “if he could find one righteous person among them,” and Allah, again, said He would not destroy it if Abraham could find “one righteous person there,” other than Lot and his family. And Abraham came back, and said he couldn’t find one; and the scripture says on that same day fire and brimstone fell on Sodom and Gomorrah.
These verses demonstrate the great love and patience of Allah with Abraham, and His desire for Abraham to agree with His Judgment and His intentions! It also teaches us His absolute hatred for that which the people of Sodom were engaged in.
Beloved people of America: Do you think that Allah (God) has changed? Do you really think that God approves of your same-sex marriage, and of the growth of homosexuality and lesbianism among the people? Do you really think that Almighty God Allah is pleased, America, that you are trying to export this to Africa, to Asia, to The Caribbean? Do you think Allah is pleased with you for bringing the evil of Sodom and Gomorrah to the entire world? Then why would the scriptures say: “As it was in the days of Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man”?
I want to say to our people: Allah (God) is the same with you. He has made known His intentions to judge America for her evils done to the Black man and woman of America; and for evil that God has forbidden that America says is “all right.” And you are not quite in agreement with His intentions … Allah (God) desires your agreement before He does it, so that all of you may be in agreement with His intentions, that all of you may be saved; and that is why this destruction has not yet taken place. But it is above our heads—He is giving time to the enemy to submit to His conditions for your salvation or your extension of time! And, He is giving time for us, in our wickedness, to repent and clean up our lives to be worthy of the fulfillment of His Great Promise to us.
In Part 53 of “The Time and What Must Be Done,” we quoted to you words the Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke on July 9, 1972 during his Lecture Series The Theology of Time. He said that whenever a servant has been sent to deliver a message, and in that message is contained a threat, he sends an “angel” (scientist); and, that “angel” is saying to the Messenger of God “who they are,” “what their intentions are.” And this is comforting the Messenger, letting him and his followers know that when the time comes that the threat would be fulfilled, that the angel will be with that servant! And the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Master Fard Muhammad said before that Great Destruction takes place, The Wheels will come over, and leaflets will be dropped—and angels will be in the various cities telling the people “which way to go” to avoid The Wrath of God: “And I say to you brothers, in the day when that thing is seen in the sky of America, make haste, and run to some post. There will be two scientists on every two blocks: They’ll be guiding you to tell you where to go. Everything has been prepared while you was sleeping to save us … ” (The Theology of Time, July 9, 1972)
Master Fard Muhammad, “The Great Mahdi”: Allah Manifesting in Him, a human being … He is The Master of that Wheel, anointed with The Power to do all the things that He is in the world to do! And with Him is that One that your scripture teaches you; One that was raised from the dead, and is now sitting at The Right Hand of God; and that The God (or “The Mahdi”) has turned over all power into his hand, except He Himself! The “Jesus Christ” that you are looking for is The Master of that Wheel.
The foolishness of the wicked whose desire is to silence Louis Farrakhan
My Christian brothers and sisters: The “Jesus Christ” that you say that you love, that you say “died for you” is The Master of that Wheel. But this time, He is not coming to “teach” you, for you have already been taught by all the prophets—and I represent them. I am a final teacher to you: After me? I am sorry. The Christ that I know, that has sent me, is not coming back to “play” with any one of us. He said in your scripture, in the Bible, the same Jesus that you saw “going away in a cloud” will “return in like manner,” and, “at the head of 10,000 saints.”
The Book of Acts, Chapter 1, verses 9-11: It is written that Jesus met with his disciples after his crucifixion and his resurrection, showing them that he was in fact alive, and not dead! And he told them that the power of the Holy Spirit would come over them; and, finishing what he was instructing them to do, he then was taken up, and “the cloud” received him out of their sight. The scripture teaches: “And when [Jesus] had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
In the Book of Revelations, Chapter 1, verse 7 it reads: “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. …” Why is that? Because before he was taken up: They abused him. They scourged him. They rejected him. They lied on him. So when they saw him coming back, they were in great fear because they attempted his death, and because they knew what they had earned of The Power of their destruction! He didn’t come back to forgive them; this is why they were wailing. In verses 14-15 of the Book of Jude it reads: “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
As we said in last week’s broadcast (“Part 53”): Right now Allah is whipping everybody on our planet, little by little, with weather (rain, hail, snow, earthquakes, fire and water, tornadoes, hurricanes; and soon, great earthquakes)! But even in that, God is still, in fact, showing mercy; because, He can take us all out in the “twinkling of an eye”—but He is trying to show us that He has power over The Forces of Nature, and has Power over you and me!
How many flights in this recent freeze [a.k.a. “The Polar Vortex” of January 2014, arctic temps devastating large parts of the United States, Canada] have been cancelled? This teaches you He can keep your planes on the ground, and not just your commercial planes: He can keep your fighter planes from leaving the ground with The Power that He has over The Forces of Nature, as we shared with you last week.
Some of you have “tweeted” me, saying: “That Wheel represents the devil.” Well, [this is amusing to me]; I know that you don’t believe that! But if you are a “devil”: That Wheel represents your destruction. So naturally, you would want it to be “something else”; but, I am telling you exactly and actually what it is.
Some of these that are talking to me are saying that “these people on The Wheel” are referring to “The New Age.” Please … Let me help you with your statement:
There will be no “devil” giving you “insight into The New Age,” because no devil will be in The New Age: The Age of The Devil ends here.
And anyone of us that survives: We will be in total submission to The Will of God; otherwise, our end is now.
I, Louis Farrakhan, represent The Wisdom of “The New Age,” for the scripture teaches “no eye has seen, no ear has heard; nor has it entered into the hearts of man to even conceive what lies beyond the destruction of this present world.” From the Book of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 2, verses 7-9: “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
And this is why we chose the subject “That Great Wheel: ‘The New Jerusalem’”: The “old Jerusalem” is finished; it is no more a “holy city.” A new Holy City is coming down from heaven.
None of these cities that you call “holy” are holy anymore. You can’t have a “holy city” with devils running it; you can’t have a “holy city” with wickedness going on, and the so-called holy ones are tolerating, and happy, with wickedness! That means that out of every city you call “holy,” then The Holy One “from Mount Paran,” The Holy One “of The Children of Israel”: The Holy One will make holy ones to inhabit The Holy Land, for that land [now] called “The Holy Land” is about to be purified through war.
I know … Some of you are saying, “How can you speak like this?” Some of you have written me and said, “I wonder why they haven’t shut you up!” Some of you have even said, “Why aren’t you dead yet?” Well, those of you who have the power to kill “the body”: You have that power, if it pleases Allah to shut me up. But that would be a foolish thing for you to do; since I am the only one on the Earth warning you of what you are going to face, and you would shut me up? That is like turning off an alarm—and the fire has just gotten started! “Turning off a fire alarm”: Whoever would do that is an enemy to all those who might be burned in such a fire!
Who would do such a thing, but an enemy? A “fire alarm” is what keeps innocent people from burning up in a fire … I am “the fire alarm” for you. But remember! Anytime you get ready to attempt to “turn me off,” know that when you try to turn me off: At the same time, you are turning the heat and the fire up on yourself.
And to each of you that are talking about “The Coming of God” in The Name of “Messiah,” in The Name of “Christ,” and in The Name of “Mahdi”: You are not talking about the coming of a “spook” or a spirit! You are talking about The Coming of a Human Being! Study what is written in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 21, verse 3: “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” This is not referring to a “spook” or a spirit, but to a man.
The difference between God revealing and God teaching: Prophets (moonlight) vs. a Life-Giving Son (light of sun)
So now that we have come into the knowledge of “The Destructive Power of The Wheel” (as discussed throughout Parts 51-53), there is another aspect of The Wheel that gives life, and this is referred to in the Book of Revelation as “The New Jerusalem.” But before I go any further, I would like to convey a word to my Muslim family, especially to the critics who say: “If you’re a ‘Muslim’, why don’t you speak from the Holy Qur’an, and not so much from the Bible?”
My dear Muslims: You don’t have my Assignment. I am from that Great Messiah that the world is expecting, that is written of! Read what is written of Him in the Holy Qur’an, Chapter 3 titled “The Family of Amran,” verses 45-51:
“When the angels said: O Mary, surely Allah gives you good news with a word from Him (of one) whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, worthy of regard in this world and the Hereafter, and of those who are drawn nigh (to Allah), And he will speak to the people when in the cradle and when of old age, and (he will be) one of the good ones. She [Mary] said: My Lord, how can I have a son and man has not yet touched me? He said: Even so; Allah creates what He pleases. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, Be, and it is. And He [Allah (God)] will teach him the Book and the Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel: And (make him) a messenger to the Children of Israel (saying): I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I determine for you out of dust the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird with Allah’s permission, and I heal the blind and the leprous, and bring the dead to life with Allah’s permission; and I inform you of what you should eat and what you should store in your houses. Surely there is a sign in this for you, if you are believers. And (I am) a verifier of that which is before me of the Torah, and I allow you part of that which was forbidden to you; and I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so keep your duty to Allah and obey me. Surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so serve Him. This is the right path.”
What is the difference between God “revealing” the Book, and God “teaching” the Book? Allah (God) has revealed scriptures, which is “revelation”; and He revealed to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, the Holy Qur’an. However, “revealing” the Book—and teaching the meaning of every ayat (“verse”) of the Book—is different!
Allah gives to His prophets some of “the inner meanings” of what is revealed, but He has not given the full meaning of all that He has revealed to His prophets. Each prophet is able to give some tafsir (“meaning/understanding”) of some of what God revealed to him, up to a point; because a “prophet” comes from Allah (God) in the absence of God; and, that prophet’s “light” is considered as “moonlight.” So even his tafsir, or “understanding,” cannot necessarily give you the full light of what he has in his hand of revelation. However, if you have met with God, and He spoke to you: That is different.
If God sent a “prophet” or “scientist” to give you a part of The Writing; yet, He never gives you the full understanding of what you have in your hand … this is why some of the prophets made mistakes in thinking that they were “the one”—as Jesus (of 2,000 years ago) made a mistake, thinking he was the one to end the civilization of the Jews. So, could it be that there was a mistake made in the time of The Prophet; that we were 1,400 years ahead of the time of The Coming of The Great Mahdi, and with Him, The Messiah?
And of course, it is not necessary to give the fullness of the meaning if you are a prophet; and that is why Paul, in the Book of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13, verses 9-10, said “we know in part,” so “we prophesy in part”; and, “when that which is perfect has come,” you “do away with that which is in part.” So when is that which is “perfect” coming? When God makes His Appearance in the world: That is when things are made perfect.
These scriptures that we read: What are they a sign of? They are signs of The Presence of God—that you don’t have to “look” anymore for “The Presence of God,” because when a man is present, doing only what God can do (making “the blind” see, making “the deaf” hear, making “the dumb” speak, “cleansing the leper” and raising the dead to life): Then know when a man is present, and that Work is going on, God is Present in that man!
You are not dealing with a “prophet” anymore, you are dealing with that which fulfills all that the prophets have written.
“Revelation” does not mean “a full explanation,” otherwise, why would The Qur’an say that you have the right to attempt to interpret the Holy Qur’an? [Note: In Surah 3, “Section 1” is titled “Rule of Interpretation” (verses 1-9) in the Maulana Muhammad Ali translation.]
Well, if God is giving you the “full explanation,” then there is no “interpretation of man’s” that is equal to The Interpretation of God! But when it says in the Holy Qur’an regarding “this one” that comes, that Allah (God) will “teach him the Book”: Oh, that is different, because the Book has already been revealed—but, we don’t understand every ayat of it! “Taught” means He explained it to him; He opened up the inner meanings of the Book to him! Allah (God) taught him not just The Qur’an, but He taught him The Torah, He taught him The Gospel. And, He taught him The Wisdom.
You cannot reach The People of The Torah just by “quoting” the Holy Qur’an! You must know the Book; and, know The People to whom that Book (Torah) was revealed, and teach them out of their Book—as the Holy Prophet Muhammad himself did! He talked to Christians out of The Gospel of Jesus; he talked to the Zoroastrians, and others, out of their scriptures. He knew it all: That is the only way he could unite the whole Human Family into “one great brotherhood.”
Yet, Prophet Muhammad never gave a “complete” tafsir of the Holy Qur’an …
Don’t mind me teaching from the Bible or the Holy Qur’an, or The Wisdom you “say” that you study and know; or, empirical knowledge [i.e., knowledge that is actual, factual, established, tried-and-true; indisputable, undeniable, demonstrable, provable, verifiable] that you hear me giving to you out of Science, Astronomy, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and History—I go where my Teacher has taught me! So don’t be upset.
Some of you have even asked the question, “How do you know all these things, and all these different subjects?” It is because I am a student of a Great Master, Whose intention is to make you and me a “master” as well. According to the Book of Matthew, Chapter 11, verse 25, Jesus said: “I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for keeping these things from the wise and the prudent man, and revealing them unto babes.” We, the Black man and woman, are “the babes” that have now been blessed with The Supreme Wisdom of God. And it also teaches in the Book of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 3, verses 18-19 that “the wisdom of this world is as foolishness with God.” I don’t speak to you of “foolishness.” I speak to you of The Wisdom that Allah (God) revealed to His Servant, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
Many of you, dear Muslims, have asked us in The Nation of Islam to take out Point No. 12 (in What The Muslims Believe) of “The Muslim Program”—that was found on the back page of Muhammad Speaks newspaper, and now is on the inside back page of The Final Call newspaper. Some of you have said you would not even look at me and us as “Muslims” as long as Point No. 12 is “what we believe.” In part, Point No. 12 says “we believe” that: a.) Allah came in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, “The Great Mahdi” of The Muslims, “Messiah” of the Christians; b.) He will set up a “kingdom of peace” wherein we all can live together in peace; and c.) Lastly, we believe “there is no god but Allah.”
Well, I don’t wish to “add something” to myself that Allah (God) has not added; that would not be wise. But I never listened to you— I’ve left “Point No. 12” there in The Final Call newspaper; and I’ve said to Muslim scholars: “There’s something for you to learn from it. It would be wise for us, as Muslims.” Why don’t you listen to your brother? You don’t have one speaking to the open enemy of God and yourself, like Allah is causing me to do. Look at the confusion among you …
So if you think I am in error, then leave me alone. But I have Two backing me up—and it’s only a matter of time before you will see that what I am telling you and teaching you from Them, The Two that are on The Wheel, is the absolute Truth!
How The Word of God ‘drills down’ intoyour mind and explodes, releasing power and force
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that Wheel is 40 miles above the Earth; and that bombs are dropped from the height of 20 miles up. Those bombs are guided: He uses the atmosphere to guide these bombs! When He was among us, Master Fard Muhammad said to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad: “I would climb a mountain 40 miles high just to teach one, and I would eat rattlesnakes to free you.” And when God begins to reveal His Wisdom: It’s like “dropping a bomb” on you.
I think there is a band that was very popular in the 1970s—The Gap Band; I think they said “[He will] drop a bomb on [you] …” (Smile) Well, that is what we are doing now through The Life-Giving Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad! There is a “motor” on that Word; there is “a drill” on that Word in the same way that there is a drill in the bomb (on The Wheel) that drills into the Earth, and goes down a mile before it explodes: There’s also a drill in The Word that Almighty God Allah has revealed to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and whenever that Word contacts you, it begins “drilling down” into your consciousness—using “the atmosphere” that surrounds your life! And soon, when you realize The Truth that you have heard, there will be an “explosion,” like the “cracking of an atom” releasing Power and Force from within yourselves. And what is within you will come out.
And what is in you that must come out? Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is within you”—but it is buried under the filth and rubbish of this world.
Now, you know there is no mountain “40 miles high”; but when I was carried in my Experience to The Wheel, as I told you in Part 51: A scroll rolled down in front of me, with cursive writing on it; and what I saw in front of me was what was being written inside of me! I cannot say “how high” The Wheel was when I was blessed to enter it—but I am with you now; I am back, now, “dropping bombs”: Using “the atmosphere” of America and the world to guide The Word! The “atmosphere” (your condition) is guiding The Words to your inner being.
Oh, brothers and sisters: The “mountain” that is up there (that the prophets had to go up on before they could get up in The Wheel): I went up on a mountain called El Tepozteco, located in a tiny town in Mexico named Tepoztlán, when I went up on The Wheel. I went up—I didn’t realize that He brought me up there to teach me …
Religious disagreements rooted in ‘spooky-minded’ interpretations: The Word of God is Decisive (can be Mathematically Proven)
Our whole world of Islam needs correction and reformation. The whole world of Islam needs to be resurrected, for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said in What The Muslims Believe of “The Muslim Program,” in Point No. 5: a.) “WE BELIEVE in the resurrection,” and we believe that this “resurrection” is spiritual, more than “physical”; b.) We believe in the resurrection of The Righteous (which is our world of Islam); and c.) We believe that the Black man and woman of America, in our condition, is “most in need” of resurrection; and therefore we “will be resurrected first.” Your “spooky minds” need to be awakened to The Reality of The Mathematics of The Holy Qur’an and The Mathematics involved in The Teachings of the prophets of God (even though they used allegorical language).
In verse 7 of Surah 3 in the Holy Qur’an, it talks about how some of the verses of the Book are “decisive” and some are “allegorical”: “He it is Who [has] revealed the Book to thee; some of its verses are decisive—they are the basis of the Book—and others are allegorical. Then those in whose hearts is perversity follow the part of it which is allegorical, seeking to mislead, and seeking to give it (their own) interpretation. …”
What does that word “decisive” mean? As an adjective it means: 1.) One having the power or quality of; 2.) Putting an end to controversy; crucial or most important, 3.) Indisputable; definite, and 4.) Unsurpassable; commanding. (Well, those words tell you that what we are dealing with is just like that; whatever is “decisive” is that!)
What is the meaning of “allegorical”? It means “a symbolic work”: A work in which the characters and events are to be understood as “representing other things,” and symbolically expressing a deeper, often spiritual, moral or political meaning. (But the scriptures says “those in whose hearts” is a disease, or “perversity”—they prefer the allegorical, rather than the decisive; but, it is the decisive verses that are the basis of the Book.)
If Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, had explained or given the meaning to all of The Qur’an that Allah had revealed to him, there would not be any need for this advice that Allah gives to those who have a desire to interpret. Remember, He is giving us “Rules of Interpretation”: This means He is giving scholars the freedom to use your knowledge; and to use the beauty of your spirit, and love for Allah, His Messenger and The Truth, to add to “your scholarship”; but, He is (also) giving you Guidance and Rules! Verse 7 concludes this way: “… And none knows its interpretation save Allah, and those firmly rooted in knowledge. They say We believe in it, it is all from our Lord. And none mind except men of understanding.”
Allah is so gracious: He gives the scholars a chance to interpret “The Word of God.” But the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who was Taught directly from The Mouth of The Great Mahdi, Master Fard Muhammad, told me that he would “give two cents” for all your “scholarship.” And as “great” as your scholarship may be, in your own eyes, you are far off from The Real Meaning of The Word … Could this be why the world of religion is in such a confused state? That you are divided due to envy and jealously; and splitting our religion into sects and parties—all of this is done by the scholars who believe that they know what The Word means?
‘The Next Guidance, New Teaching’ for The New Age: My Teacher’s Promise to me during my Experience on The Wheel
So, the “scholars” have divided the house of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and religion as a whole; and unfortunately, they have created more confusion and more bloodshed. So what is needed today? It is The Presence of Almighty God Allah in the Person of The Great Mahdi, The Great Christ, to end this “guesswork,” and definitively give The Meaning of what God has revealed! And that is why “The Last Messenger” is called “a light-giving sun”: When the sun is shining on any object, you can see it “as it is”—much better than you can see something in the light of the moon; or, in any lesser light.
“Prophets” were not the “light of the sun,” prophets are considered “moonlight.” That does not say that God cannot come in Person, and teach directly from His Mouth! And that’s where the Muslim world and the followers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad may disagree.
Think on this: Did Moses speak to God, “face-to-face as a man speaketh to his friend”? That’s what the Bible teaches; The Qur’an says differently. But look at how God taught: That “Moses of 4,000 years ago” was a sign of “The One” at the end of the world; that God would meet him “face-to-face” and speak to him “face-to-face” as a man speaks to his friend! Our Father, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, promised me, when I visited with him on The Wheel (that when I had done that “one more thing” that I “had to do,” he said): “I will not allow you to see me now, but when you have done that one more thing, when you come again to The Wheel I will permit you to see me face-to-face”—and he will give me what he promised me, and that is “The Next Guidance.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us before he left: “What I have given you is just a wake-up message …” But, you look a little sleepy to me; you have not yet awakened! But The Next Teaching that He gives us will be The New Teaching for “The New Age,” and The Wisdom of that Book, which was written in Arabic by The Hand of Master Fard Muhammad: He offered that Book to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad when they first met!
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said Master Fard Muhammad gave him an Arabic Qur’an, and told him: “Read”; and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “But I can’t read this.” Master Fard Muhammad said, “Read,” and Elijah Muhammad said again, “I can’t read this.” So Master Fard Muhammad gave him a Qur’an translated in English; and then He told him: “When you have learned Arabic, I will give you an Arabic Qur’an.” And the Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us that that Qur’an that is written by Master Fard Muhammad represents “The Last 10,000 Years” of this 25,000-Year Cycle of The History of Our Original Nation.