Great good, great trials and the value of FarrakhanBy Jabril Muhammad | Last updated: Apr 10, 2014 - 8:19:06 AM
This short article involves my first book. It involves the truthfulness of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
I was there, in Chicago, when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us this: “When you seek to do good, in this old wicked world, you are always tried to see if you really want to do it.”
I came to see deeper of his words and the wisdom of Allah in allowing such difficulty.
It seems as if many factors and forces conspire to hinder, or even stop efforts intended to produce good that is in accord with the purpose for which Master Fard Muhammad visited America.
In that book, I wrote this:
“The greater the good one seeks to do the greater the trials one must endure. The more worthy the goal of the good one seeks to do, the greater the effort one must put forth to succeed in the doing of that good.
“In a way, it has been a battle—a part of a war.
“While problems came up daily there was another law at work. It always comes to our aid if we persist in our efforts to do good despite our ups and downs and regardless to the difficulties.
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad gave the absolute root of this principle, which explains this. It is so profound that most people would not believe it.
“It goes back to the self-creation of the first life in space—when there was nothing.
“This is the root and basis of self-healing and self-renewal.
“Again, this is the basis of a law, which produces help when and as we persist in the doing of good. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, with these words, stated this law, which is based on the principle of self-creation, for every enemy that arises against the cause of Allah, He produces an enemy for that enemy.
“This principle can be seen working universally. It was at work, even in the production of this book. So while severe problems arose, in the production of this book, Allah produced help to overcome the problems.
“Allah blessed me, directly and through certain Brothers and Sisters and a few Caucasians to make this book a reality. These Caucasians helped me, at crucial moments. They were more respectful than many of my own people.
Now, does the above involve—the Black man and woman—born in America? Does this involve slavery here in America? Does it involve God, Himself meeting with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in Person?”
This short article contains wonderful insights into this serious subject. It involves a law of nature and more.
I did a talk, in San Diego, CA on December 3, 1995 titled: A Valuable Blackman, which also was the title of a chapter of a book, I was working on.
I started with these words:
“My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I have a very important subject to review. You already know this, but I just want to review it. And those of you who are new to this teaching, or don’t have it all together, in your head.
I hope that this, what we’re going to cover for the next hour or two, will cause you to make the kind of study that you deserve to make for yourself, about a very important Black man—the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
“Needless to say, any man, who can summon about two million Black men to one spot and the government not be able to stop that, is a man about whom you should know much.
“And not to take the time to avail yourself or not to find out how you can learn more about him, is to do yourself a disservice.
“A brief consideration of the true value of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in the narrowest of terms is the subject matter. Greatness in and of itself is meaningless except in terms of one’s value.
“Value is best measured in terms of service. Even though it would be taken as this author’s personal bias, nevertheless the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is a most valuable man in the sight of the Two who back him namely, Master Fard Muhammad and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and those who are with him.”
That word—with—is a very big word! Study it!
“Finally on three separate occasions and this is what I was leading up to, between 1969 and 1970 the Honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke in a certain progression concerning the value of Minister Farrakhan to himself.
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, ‘Brother, you are more valuable to me than a truck load of diamonds and gold.’
“On another occasion he said, ‘Brother you are more valuable to me than a thousand airplanes with a thousand head of sheep on every plane.’
“On a third occasion he said to his Minister, ‘Brother you are more valuable to me than all of the wealth that is in the earth, because the wealth of the earth I met when I came here and I shall leave it when I’m gone, but through you I will be able to get all of my people.’ ”
What does the word “value” mean in the mind of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad about Minister Farrakhan? Remember, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad met God, Himself.
Now, why I’m writing this? I did not know of these events in 1969 and 1970. I was not there.
How do I know?
I’ll response to these questions, next article, Allah willing.