I’m among those who just received from FinalCall.com News a copy of the very intelligent and compassionate press release of Brother Russell Simmons’ response to Mr. Abraham Foxman’s twenty-plus-years-old self-defeating tirade against the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. It was dated Monday, May 9, 7:30 p.m. ET; Source: Hip-Hop Summit Action Network.
Towards the end of his statement, he urged Mr. Foxman to be reasonable when he wrote: “For the record, we do not and would not support or endorse any person’s viewpoint that is anti-Semitic, racist or hateful. You should, therefore, be working with us toward building more compassion and love among and between all people.”
The divine quality enveloped in the word “compassion” reminds me of Mr. Thich Nhat Hanh’s recognition of a universal truth: “Those who are without compassion cannot see what is seen with the eyes of compassion.”
Mr. Foxman’s twenty-year campaign of virulent hatred against Minister Farrakhan is a part of the subtle campaign against Black people to perpetuate slavery. This aspect of this campaign, seemingly headed by Mr. Foxman, started on the basis of a bold, public lie, to which other lies were added. These lies were proved publicly to be lies. Mr. Foxman and his backers are engrossed in “the big lie,” which is “the repeated distortion of the truth on a grand scale, especially for propaganda purposes.” They’ve tried for 20 years to overcome Minister Farrakhan with “the big lie.” They’ve failed.
Mr. Foxman is among those who claim to be better than their slave-making forbearers. Not so. They either continue outright evil against Black people, or they continually practice every form of deceit with soft voices and pleasant faces. They’re excellent at Hollywood-type make-believe love. There are a few exceptions whom the Messiah described.
Allah said in the Holy Qur’an that the wicked would say: “Respite me till the day when they are raised.” He said: “Thou art surely of the respited ones. ”
Satan was given respite (interval, breather). Those to be raised first are the spiritually dead (but rapidly awakening) Black people of this land. Other Originals are also fast awakening.
“He said: ‘… I shall certainly come upon them from before them and from behind them, and from their right and from their left; and Thou wilt not find most of them thankful.’ ”
Allah responded that He would fill hell with Satan and all who follow him. He also said the wicked would not get His purified ones. This is intimately relevant to current events.
This time period was written of in the scriptures on every level, in ways that everyone can understand—regardless to our level of spiritual and moral development, general education, bank account or ability to grasp the profound intricacies of today’s world, both seen and unseen.
Some of these descriptions are easy to understand. Others take a little extra patient study—with constant gratitude towards Allah.
The combined courses of study of this world’s best educational system lack sufficient explanatory power of the events of this time in which we live. Allah’s word explains.
Among Allah’s explanations, through the Messiah, the chief witness of which is Minister Farrakhan, that seems most “ridiculous” or “irrelevant” is the one mentioned in my last column. It’s, perhaps, the hardest to grasp. It’s that we’re living in the time the scriptures describe as the recreation of the heavens and the earth.
Allah says Satan won’t get His purified. How is the process of purification relevant to the recreation or reproduction of the present universe? Why has this work begun with Black people in the United States of America?
To be purified means for us to become clean, to have all impurities removed from ourselves; to remove that which is not natural to ourselves. This process, however, is never devoid of pain. This pain, however, must not be misunderstood.
The pain of the purification process is a byproduct; a side effect; a consequence or a result that’s also a necessary part of completing the purification process. But the pain involved is never divinely intended as the end result, the final outcome or stage of our ultimate state.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad often said that to resurrect Black people and to put them on top of civilization would take much suffering. But, he said, it will be done, because the Supreme Being, Himself, has initiated this work.
Minister Farrakhan has consistently demonstrated his absolute willingness—for five consecutive decades—to suffer whatever he must, even death, to enlighten all who might be saved. This proves beyond what is necessary that he is 100 percent sincere, knowledgeable and truthful.
Minister Farrakhan demonstrates all of the components of compassion. His profound empathy with the wretched nature of our condition and our ignorant and rebellious disposition to make God’s will our will, combined with the power of the Satanic forces opposing him, compels him to make tremendous efforts and sacrifices to overcome this entire array of opponents, and achieves his objective of helping others to life. He does this with God’s empowerment. This process, therefore, is inevitably painful.
To give life today (Supreme Wisdom) to the dead (Black people of America and others) is the equivalent of reproducing the universe. Minister Farrakhan is a very significant participant in this process. When his work is seen in this light, Minister Farrakhan becomes understood on the highest level.
The Holy Qur’an reads: “Say: ‘Travel in the earth then see how He makes the first creation, then Allah creates the latter creation. Surely Allah is Possessor of power over all things.” Surah 29:20
“Surely He produces the first creation, then He reproduces it, that He may reward with equity those who believe and do good.” Surah 10:4
“Say: ‘Is there anyone among your associate-gods who produces the first creation, then reproduces it?’ ” “Say: ‘Allah produces the first creation, then He reproduces it. How are you then turned away!’ ” Surah 10:34
“See they not how Allah originates the creation, then reproduces it? Surely that is easy to Allah.’ ” “Say: ‘Travel in the earth then see how He makes the first creation, then Allah creates the latter creation. Surely Allah is Possessor of power over all things.’ ” Surah 29:19-20
On this subject, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote in Our Saviour Has Arrived, page 121, “How must the God of righteousness begin?”
From the Messiah, we’ve learned that it was when He began to recreate the universe, which was very recently.
The Messiah asked: “What thought do you have of Him and His beginning?”
What did the physical Person of God have to do with how the first creation began? The Messiah’s answer thoroughly explains Einstein’s limited idea of the curvature of space and time, the origin of which he did not know.
Such truths are relevant to Minister Farrakhan’s work and painful sacrifice, your work and pain, and the pain of billions of other people.
America is the place, and the Black people in this land are the people whom God chose to begin the recreation of the heavens and the earth.
The recreation of all creation has begun and YOU are part of the process, especially the woman, at this critical time.
Evidence of this from Minister Farrakhan next issue, if Allah wills.