WEB POSTED 04-11-2001

Understanding ‘a valuable man’
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“Remember, at the beginning of his mission, when Moses had not gained a grip on his task, and felt unsure of himself. So, he asked God for a helper. His request came from his sense of inadequacy. God gave him his brother, Aaron. However, God made clear to Moses that He was sufficient for him. Nevertheless, He did give Aaron to Moses.

“This act, by God, in giving Aaron to Moses, did not represent a change of His mind. He was not giving in to Moses’ vision, which was limited, at that time. He did not give Aaron to Moses from any sort of weakness. He was looking at a time in the future, which Moses at that time did not see. He fore knew that His servant would have to return to Him for his next lesson. During that period of time, the condition of the people would yet require this special helper. Extra time was required, along with an unusual display of God’s power, to raise these people from their uniquely wretched state of condition.

“Part of what God would have to display, in order to save His people, was maximum mercy, or grace. So out of Allah’s mercy came Aaron. All of this, and more, was a major part of His planning for infinity.”

The above excerpt came from the second chapter of “Farrakhan: God’s Man on the Straight Path,” and is titled: A Valuable Black Man.

What I here am simply calling “the best knowledge” can be looked at in terms of three aspects of its reality. Simply put, it’s supreme. It was, and is yet, presented or taught to us supremely. It carries with it supreme proofs of its truth.

In the course of amplifying these three aspects of this “knowledge” I’ll comment on the three paragraphs, mentioned three articles ago, which were:

“I’ve learned that there were fathers in at least one of the audiences, around the country, who were teaching their little sons to say, ‘I love Minister Farrakhan.’ This reminds me of a certain prophecy.

“Let’s look at this prophecy and these words: ‘I love you Minister Farrakhan!’

“Can we love him or anyone else beyond the extent and the quality of our knowledge? No! What then, is the best knowledge that generates the most love for him and for each other? What makes it the best?”

I want to show, that more often than we might think, there is unusual value in such common everyday good, innocent and common observations, such as the ones I’ve just quoted. At the root of this is the fact that we are living in the time when the rays of the most significant of the divine prophecies (contained in the scriptures) are being fulfilled right in our faces.

Let’s start with two meetings. The first meeting was between Master Fard Muhammad and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. That was in September 1931. The second meeting was between the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. That was February 1955.

There never has been any argument or doubt that these two meetings took place. Certainly, many detractors reject the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s perception of Master Fard Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s perception of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. However, there are certain fundamental facts that resulted from these meetings about which there is no doubt. In other words, everyone who has studied this subject agrees on certain fundamental facts about these three men, despite fundamental disagreements over the significance of these facts.

The stupendous jump in the extent and quality of the knowledge of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad can only be attributed to the fact that Master Fard Muhammad educated him, in person, for three years and four or five months.

There is no denying that the stupendous jump in the extent and quality of the knowledge of Minister Farrakhan—beginning in 1955—can only be attributed to the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. This is so even though he was primarily under the tutelage of Malcolm X for the first nine years he was in the Nation of Islam. But, we must remember, he was taught the wisdom of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

We must also remember that Minister Farrakhan read articles and heard tapes by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Furthermore, he, along with others, went to various meetings where the Honorable Elijah Muhammad delivered speeches. And, of course, he was among those who were blessed, from time to time, to visit the home of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and be taught by him at a dinner table. Then there were times when he was alone with his teacher.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us that his Teacher continued to have guiding contact with him after His physical departure. Minister Farrakhan has told us the same with respect to his teacher. In my view, Minister Farrakhan’s more than a vision experience, of September 17, 1985, is—to this point—the most outstanding example of many such spiritual experiences he has had, which illustrate this truth of him.

Now, at one point, in his September 10, 1972 Theology of Time speech, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said:

“Being suspicious is a bad, bad disease, especially when you are suspicious of a man of God that raised him up to lead you into a better life. I want to see you living in heaven where you once lived in hell. I want to see you acting by each other as though both was brought up in the same family and by the same father and mother. That’s what I want for you. God has made me to love you, as He loved you Himself.”

The Holy Qur’an tells us that we must avoid most of suspicion for most of suspicion is sin.

Do you think the God, and the man who spoke these words, failed to provide us with a man with the same kind of heart towards us after his departure in 1975?

Minister Farrakhan has a heart like His teacher, who has a heart like God, Who is his Teacher. You may not agree with this: That suspicion of him is sinful. This will get you in trouble with Allah and His Christ. Such suspicion is a manifestation of gross ingratitude and an act of deliberate spiritual stubbornness against Allah’s truths. As it was with his teacher, before him, so it is now. This rebelliousness, which appears in many guises, is manifested in the face of overwhelming proofs of the truth he teaches.

When you think over the suspicion of some respecting Minister Farrakhan—which is from shallow thinking, hypocrisy and Satan’s wicked suggestions—consider this verse and these notes about this suspicion, by two scholars of the Holy Qur’an. The Muhammad Ali translation 17: 36 reads: “And follow not that of which thou hast no knowledge. Surely the hearing and the sight and the heart, of all of these it will be asked.”

His footnote number 1428, to this verse reads: “If this injunction were followed, all society gossip would immediately cease, thereby relieving many an innocent man and woman of the heart-burning which he or she suffers on account of evil and unfounded reports. The verse also forbids entering into discussions without accurate knowledge, or proffering uncertain opinion. In fact, peace and contentment would reign in society, instead of mutual strife and hatred, if the injunction were observed.”

In the one volume translation of the Qur’an, edited by Malik Ghulam Farid (1969 edition) footnote 1619, to this same verse, we read:

“The verse cuts at the root of all sources of suspicion which in natural order are “the ear,” “the eye” and “the heart.” “The ear” is the first avenue through which most suspicions enter one’s mind. Most suspicions are caused by ill-founded reports which one hears about another person. Next source is that of sight. A person sees another doing a certain act and interprets it wrongly and is led to suspect the latter’s motives and intentions. The last, and most degraded, kind of suspicion is that which a person entertains about another person, not as the result of a bad report which he might have heard about him, nor in consequence of a bad act or deed which he might have seen him committing, but which is purely the figment of his own diseased mind. Thus it is not only human life and property (to which a reference has already been made in the preceding verse) which are sacred and inviolable, but human honour also is sacrosanct and an attack upon it also will have to be accounted for.”

Be careful of your suspicion of Minister Farrakhan. It will get you in quick trouble with the Divine Supreme Being and the man called the Christ.

The above is critical to our own immediate future, and that of our families. Why? Look. Let’s be real. Either the Supreme Being exists, or He does not. If He exists, He has manifested Himself in the past or He has not. If He has made Himself known in the past, He must have done so for a reason. If He has, His reason must have some significant relationship to the origin, life span, presence and the end of evil. If the root cause of wickedness, as well as wickedness itself, is to have an end, then God must have the best reason for allowing it to grow and become dominant on His planet.

More next issue, Allah willing.