“The Book of Cave Out of Darkness” and the Delivery of God’s PeopleBy Mother Tynnetta Muhammad | Last updated: Sep 26, 2013 - 11:23:04 PM
“And certainly We have made distinct in this Qur’an for mankind every kind of description; and man is in most things contentious. And nothing prevents men from believing when the guidance comes to them, and from asking forgiveness of their Lord, but that (they wait) for the way of the ancients to overtake them, or that the chastisement should confront them.”–Holy Qur’an, Surah 18, verses 54-55
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Prophet Muhammad died from a broken heart at the age of 62½ years. He further told us that Muhammad learned in the course of his Mission that he was unable to convert all of his people of the Arab nation that were settled and dispersed throughout the Near or Middle East. Particularly, this was true in Arabia. The Prophet foretold that after three generations or centuries from him, the people would no longer be of him and would go astray from the Straight Path of Islam. Reformers would be raised in every century to help give guidance to the people up to the time of the Coming of the Great Mahdi.
According to the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, when the White man left the island of Patmos or Pelan, they entered the Arabian Peninsula and started making trouble among the Indigenous people of the land.
They had a very difficult time surviving this period of their history, as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has pointed out to us the Caucasian’s True History as taught directly from the Great Mahdi, Master W. F. Muhammad. We read much of this history in the 18th Surah of the Holy Qur’an entitled, Al-Kahf: The Cave.
In the early days of Islam, Detroit is referred to in our history as Mecca, and Chicago as the City of Medina. Between these two cities, the flight of both Master Fard Muhammad and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad took place under severe persecution of our open enemies, while a New Era was proclaimed exactly following in the prophetic footsteps of Prophet Muhammad over 1,400 years ago during the Hijrah or Flight of Prophet Muhammad (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) took place. The Prophet, under severe persecution, fled from the Holy City of Mecca to Medina in Arabia in 622 A.D. This flight marked the turning point in the Era of Islam and a New Calendar was introduced based upon these events that transpired in the Life of Prophet Muhammad. It was in a Cave called Hira, some three miles distance from Mecca in which the Prophet and his sole companion, Abu Bakr, escaped and hid for three days while the Quraish Army were seeking to take his life.
From this chronology of events, Islam had its starting point and the Arab Lunar Calendar was introduced.
“And We send not messengers but as givers of good news and warning, and those who disbelieve contend with falsehood to weaken thereby the Truth, and they take My messages and the warning for a mockery.”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 18, verse 56
To be continued.