Context, equity in understanding of the missionBy Jabril Muhammad | Last updated: Jun 10, 2014 - 10:26:49 PM
Envy was a prime factor in the outburst of hypocrisy which led to the flight of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad from his home and family in 1935.
How do I know this? I was not born at that time. I intend to end this series with this question and my answer.
What does the word “context” mean? In my dictionary it means, “the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed: the parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning.”
It also means, “In context considered together with the surrounding words or circumstances: out of context without the surrounding words or circumstances and so not fully understandable.”
If you take words out of context you are not telling the full truth and/or you could hurt yourself.
I wrote the following in a book.
“In the sixth Surah of the Holy Qur’an He (The Supreme Being) raises the question: What thing is weightiest in testimony?
“He states, in effect, that His own word is weightiest.
“Nevertheless, a great many people, in and outside of America, have conflicting views about the word of God—the Supreme Being. Such disputes are at the root of much bloodshed. Look at Palestine, for instance.
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad made very clear, time and time again, that no mistake was made in what he was taught. He declared that he was given the utmost of truth. He boldly announced that he had the absolute cure for the ills of Black people, as well as the most equitable solution to America’s most explosive problem: the problem between Black and White.
“Nevertheless, there certainly is no universal agreement about what he said; nor even about who should be the rightful heir to his seat in his absence; even though that issue should be by now beyond dispute.” (Which we know involve the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.)
What does the word “equitable” mean? Equitable means, “fair and impartial: an equitable balance of power. Law valid in equity as distinct from law.”
It also means, “characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable. Law; pertaining to or valid in equity; pertaining to the system of equity, as distinguished from the common law.”
In Is It Possible That The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Is Still Physically Alive ??? we can read this: God Himself and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad were with my Brother’s mind and heart. Therefore, I was confident that he would do what was written of him for our people, our “Red” people, and others. I knew, thanks to Allah, that he had the backing of both Allah (The Supreme Being) and His Christ (The Honorable Elijah Muhammad). To me this meant they would take him to higher and even higher stages until he reached the pinnacle of success, yes and honor too, in this world. Furthermore, I was also confident that he would one day again, meet in person with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
Many people skip past introductions or forwards to books. Please, don’t do that in this case. You’ll find that this material (you are now reading) is essential to a fuller understanding of this book, which the Honorable Louis Farrakhan finally read in 1980. That’s why this begins on page one.
After this comes the introduction to the second printing of this effort which was in 1989. Then comes the introduction to the first printing of this book, which was in 1983. That was the letter that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan read, in the latter part of 1980 and led to his announcement that his teacher was, indeed, alive. Both are slightly edited, in a few spots, for increased clarity.
This is followed by a part of an interview I conducted with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in March 1994. In this interview he speaks about his experience with this material and its impact on him.
Afterwards comes the text of that which he read, in 1980. In 1976 I had given it the long title: On The Possibility Of The Escape From A Death Plot By The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Messenger of Allah.
The next section contains another excerpt from the March 1994 interview with Minister Farrakhan mentioned above. He answered a question that pertains to the ultimate value of his realization that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is physically alive. What an answer he gave!
This is followed by my answer to a question put to Minister Farrakhan by Emerge Magazine in a 1990 interview. The question was about the lack of a definite title to the book I gave to Minister Farrakhan in 1977. I explain how this relates to the missions of both the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
This book closes with an excerpt from an unpublished book titled, Where Is The Honorable Elijah Muhammad? This excerpt focuses on a conversation I had with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in October 1967 about his departure to his Teacher, Master Fard Muhammad.
I decided to mention his name (Dr. Abdul Salaam) at this time, because his expertise is relevant to the extremely important issue of whether or not the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is physically alive. The importance of that issue has been publicly heightened by means of the more than a vision experience from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to Minister Louis Farrakhan on September 17, 1985, and the Minister’s report of it to America and the world. Hopefully, the relevance of Dr. Salaam’s expertise will become clearer when we come to Minister Farrakhan’s first public announcement, in 1981, that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was and is alive, a few pages from now.
That vision was relevant to a press conference, for which Minister Farrakhan was the spokesman, which was held in Washington, D.C., February 5, 1986. Later that night Minister Farrakhan began his world tour. It was his growing understanding of that vision that led Minister Farrakhan to alter his itinerary, after he had visited a few countries in Africa. The spirit of Allah moved him to go to Libya.
On the basis of that vision Minister Farrakhan delivered a powerful speech on March 16, 1986, in Tripoli, Libya. Before representatives of approximately 80 nations, he warned the then president, Mr. Ronald Reagan.
At that time President Reagan was the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the most powerful government of the Caucasian race, the United States of America.
Does the above relate to what I’ve called publicly over the years ‘Minister Farrakhan’s more than a vision experience’?
More next issue, Allah willing