'How Satan Came Into Existence'By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan | Last updated: Jul 23, 2013 - 12:36:43 AM
'The time and what must be done' - 2013 Lecture Series, Part 28
Editor’s note: The following article contains a distillation of the 90-minute message delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Part 28 of his 52-week Lecture Series “The Time and What Must Be Done.” This message originally aired on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Click here to order this message it in its entirety on MP3, DVD and CD or call 1.866.602.1230, ext. 200. Be sure to visit NOI.org/TheTime each Saturday at 6 p.m. Central Time to view the ongoing series.]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
Greetings to you. I am Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, that Great Preacher of Freedom, Justice and Equality to the Black man and woman of America and the Black people of the Western hemisphere, and the Aboriginal People of the Earth—The Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam, and a Warner to the government and people of the United States of America, and a Warner to the nations of the Earth.
In this broadcast we will take up the examination of how Satan, The Adversary of Allah and His People, came into existence.
Answers to White Critics
During Part 23 of our broadcast on “The Time and What Must Be Done,” I mentioned that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, in response to the question asked by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when they met in 1966, “Do you believe that all Whites are ‘devils’?” used the example of the “king snake” and the “rattlesnake.” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said “one is harmless,” and “one is filled with poison”—“but remember, brother, both are still snakes.”
A Caucasian, who was listening to that broadcast, sent me a comment expressing how he felt that we had “thrown all Caucasians under the bus.” His email to me read, quote: “I’ve been listening to Farrakhan for at least 2 years, I have not heard him make as brazen a statement as he did here. I endure many of Farrakhan’s anti-White remarks because I understand I AM NOT who he is talking about, when he makes them. But this time he threw us all under the bus. I am not a snake. I have done nothing but good to my Black brothers.” I thought that I should address this.
From the day that Yakub made his new people, a contrary people, he made them in such a way that they were doomed for total destruction except that God Himself would intervene on their behalf. Unfortunately, the new people were made to be destroyed; however, there is “a way out.” God willing, I will make known what that “way” is—in fact, I mentioned in last week’s broadcast of Part 27 about Nicodemus, who was “a master of the Jews of his day” according to scripture found in the Bible, in the Book of John, Chapter 3.
Nicodemus knew Jesus, and he knew the good work that Jesus was doing; and, Nicodemus understood that he, himself, was in a negative position. So when Nicodemus asked Jesus, “What can I do, that I might enter The Kingdom of God?” Jesus answered, “Except that you be born again, you cannot enter into The Kingdom of God.” Jesus never “closed the door” [on Nicodemus], that he could not enter, but Jesus gave a condition.
Then when Nicodemus asked, “How can a man, who is old, enter a second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” Jesus answered: “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit—so do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
In this message, Part 28 of “The Time and What Must Be Done,” perhaps we will have given some exegesis of this scripture which might give hope to those who may feel that there is no hope for them.
There was someone else, on Twitter, who “tweeted” me: “Oh, you shouldn’t use the term ‘the making of the devil’, you should say ‘create’.” I want to say to our Twitter person: We used the proper terms, because “the devil” is not a created being, he is made from a created essence that was in The Original Man. So, he is called a “made man from” The Original Man Who is The Creation of Allah.
The Black Scientists (Gods) and their determined Ideas that serve as ‘signs of significant change’
In Part 27, we mentioned that there was a “wobble” or an imperfection in the original creation, but, that Almighty God Allah—knowing what we could not know, that what He originated yet needed “some work” to be done on it to perfect it: He set in motion a Course… And, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that the number “6” represents “incompletion,” “imperfection”; thus, it continues to bring about dissatisfaction that continues to move The Creation toward perfection. This tells us that since everything is imperfect, because it is incomplete, yet it is moving towards completion, and towards perfection.
We also mentioned that the greatest experiments were experiments on “The Self”; and that one of our Scientists, 66 trillion years ago, tried to kill all on the planet that was then called “Moon.” Because he could not get the people to speak the same dialect, out of his frustration with his inability to accomplish what he willed he literally became so frustrated and so disappointed that he decided to destroy the planet and himself.
What that Scientist did was “prove the impossible,” because in The Black Man, The Original Man, is a “built-in safeguard” against total self-destruction. So even though The Enemy today may think that he can do what that great Scientist could not, for thinking such and planning such, and trying to do such, The Enemy will be totally destroyed. He will never be able to destroy The Black Man, for in destroying Us he would be destroying that which is The Creator of all that you see.
Also, we stated that there were two stars that The Great Mahdi, Master Fard Muhammad, showed the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the southeastern sky; a “red” and a “blue” star. He said whenever these stars appear, it is a sign of “a universal change”—and that those stars appear every “50,000 years.” In Message To The Blackman in America, in the chapter titled “Devil,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that 50,000 years ago one of our Scientists (or “Gods”) wanted to make a people close to nature; that could conquer “the jungle life,” and master it.
This Scientist was one of The 12 Major Scientists; and when he took his Idea before the other Scientists, the other 11 disagreed with him, and They would not allow him to do what he desired to do in the Holy Land. So he, with his family, was exiled into the jungles of East Asia, as we now call it “Africa,” where he made a new people out of The Original Black Man of that time. His name was Shabazz—and what he did was make a people that were so strong, so powerful, that just as you cannot destroy “nature”: No matter what would be put on this people, you would never be able to destroy them.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us how the Black man “writes History.” We write our History in advance—not after we complete it: We write it in advance, and then fall in line with what we have written. On page 108 of Message To The Blackman, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes: “We make such history once every 25,000 years. When such history is written, it is done by twenty-four of our scientists. One acts as Judge or God for the others and twenty-three actually do the work of getting up the future of the nation, and all is put into one book and at intervals where such and such part or portion will come to pass, that people will be given that part of the book through one among that people from one of the Twelve (twelve major scientists) as it is then called a Scripture, which actually means script of writing from something original or book. There is significance to the number 24 Scientists and the 25,000 years. The number twenty-four Scientists used is in accordance with the hours in our day and the measurement of the circumference of our planet around the Equator and in the region of our Poles, Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. Our planet is not exactly 25,000 miles in circumference, it is 24,896 and we, according to astronomy, don’t have a full 24-hour day but near that—23 hours, 56 minutes and 46 seconds. The change made in our planet’s rotation at the Poles is about one minute a year and takes 25,000 years to bring about a complete change in the region of the Poles. The actual Poles are inclines 23 ½ degrees to the plane of its orbit.”
In the Book of Revelations, Chapter 4, verse 4, these 24 Men, or “Scientists,” are called “The 24 Elders”: “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” It is They that write The History to last for 25,000 Years. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that it is also They Who are that “Exalted Assembly” mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, Surah 72 Al-Jinn (“The Jinn”), verses 8-9—that when “the devil” tried to “steal a hearing” on their conversations, he found awaiting him “a flame”: “And we sought to reach heaven, but we found it filled with strong guards and flames: And we used to sit in some of the sitting-places thereof to steal a hearing. But he who tries to listen now finds a flame lying in wait for him.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said whenever it is time for a certain part of The Book to come to fruition, One of The 12 Major Scientists would reveal what is called “scripture,” or “a part of The Writing,” to a “prophet” or a “messenger” who would fulfill that part that concerns him and the people to whom he would be sent. He taught us that in the Year One of our present cycle, The Scientists went out and listened to the thinking of the people, and based upon that thinking They began to write the present 25,000-year History. Beginning on page 110 of Message To The Blackman, he said in the Year “One” They saw a man coming in the Year “8,400,” who would be born out of a “30 percent dissatisfaction” that would exist at the time of his birth; and that man would be one born to bring about a significant change.
His name was Yakub (or, as the Bible calls him “Jacob,” who wrestled with The Angel, and prevailed, and his name was changed from “Jacob” to Israel). He was a great Black Scientist. Not an “evil” Scientist, but a Scientist who understood that in The Original People there was a defect—and he would study The Life Germ of The Original Man, and make a new people that would rule The Original Man for a period of “6,000 years.”
In the Supreme Wisdom Lessons, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Yakub was born with a “determined Idea.” “Who” determined it? “How” was it determined? If the word “determined” is the past participle of the verb “to determine,” then that’s not an action that starts with the person born, that Idea starts with “The Determination”: That Yakub would be born with that Idea that was already determined by God. And when you are born with a “determined Idea”: The Force of The Determination is what drives you to fulfill The Purpose of your birth. Yakub was born with a determined Idea, so he was driven by The Force of that Determination.
The History of Yakub and The Origin of his ‘Made Man
Please study pages 111-115 of Message To The Blackman. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that Yakub discovered in his studies, at six years old, his purpose. And by the time he was 18, he had finished all the schools of his day. He was studying The Life Germ of The Original Man when he saw in it two germs—one “black” and one “brown.” He writes: “At the age of 18, [Yakub] had finished all of the colleges and universities of his nation, and was seen preaching on the streets of Mecca, making converts. He made such impressions on the people that many began following him. [Yakub] learned, from studying the germ of the black man, under the microscope, that there were two people in him, and that one was Black, the other [was] brown. He said if he could successfully separate the one from the other, he could graft the brown germ into its last stage, which would be white. With his wisdom, he could make the white, which he discovered was the weaker of the black germ (which would be unalike) rule the black nation for a time (until a greater one than Yakub was born). This new idea put him to work finding the necessary converts to begin grafting his new race of people. He began by teaching Islam, with promises of luxury to those who would believe and follow him.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Mr. Yakub began preaching among The Dissatisfied, and he gathered 59,999 followers. He became so powerful that the king of Arabia at that time arrested him and put him in jail because of his teachings. But when the king came to understand that this is the one destined to do what he was born on our planet to do, the king met him in prison, and struck an agreement: That he and all his followers would be sent to an island in the Aegean Sea, and the king would provide money and whatever was necessary to Yakub and his followers to keep them going for 20 years until they could go for themselves.
Well, they were sent to an island in the Aegean Sea, and it was there that Yakub could facilitate his Idea of “making a new people” from “the wobble” in The Nature of The Original Man.
If we can agree: In this universe there is “positive and negative force in everything,” and that is “The Basis of Life” itself. Scientists of this world thought that the atom was indivisible; and likewise, they thought the same of the life germ. They thought we could not break apart the atom, and they felt that in The Germ of Life, that it also was indivisible. However, the scientists have now cracked the atom and released its energy in a destructive way, which is called “fission” (harnessing such energy to create very destructive weapons). And when we look at the so-called indivisibility of the atom, you are also looking at the so-called indivisibility of the life germ.
But, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad used that term “life germ”: What is the definition of a “germ”? In Biology, it is “a mass of protoplasm, or a cell from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop; the earliest form of an organism, a seed, bud or spore, a microorganism, especially a pathogen, something that may serve as the basis of further growth or development; a microorganism, especially one that can cause disease.” What is the definition of “disease”? It is a noun meaning “a pathological condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms”; “a condition or tendency, as of society, regarded as abnormal and harmful”; “obsolete, lack of ease; trouble.”
This “un-ease,” this “dis-ease,” this “dis-comfort” is exactly what this new people were going to bring to the Earth. And in bringing such to the Earth, it would manifest that which was in The Originator—but had no “form of expression,” because it was always mastered by The Positive Force of The Black Germ.
Occasionally, however, this weakness would manifest itself in the destructive force of the making of The Moon; in the rebellion of Mr. Shabazz; in the rebellion of the Indians against The Laws of Islam (MTTB, pages 106-107); and in the making of a new people out of The Original, that would be likened unto nature itself, that would master “the jungle life” (MTTB, pages 31-32). But generally, that weakness in The Original Man would not surface unless there were extraordinary circumstances to bring it forth.
Mr. Yakub was born to discover that Germ, and to give it “form” and “expression.” In the Bible it reads “Let Us make a man in our image” and “give them dominion (power to rule)”—this is going back to “The Cronos Complex” that we mentioned in Part 27. Well, if the scripture teaches that we are going to “make a man,” and that made man will be a ruler of The Original People of the Earth, and he would rule until The Coming of One Who will end their rule and bring in a Brand New World, well: Who is this “One” that would be coming, Whose “light” was so bright that The Scientists could not see beyond Him to write the rest of the History?
In the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s writings in Message To The Blackman, on page 111 he writes: “After that time”—referring to the 6,000 year rule of Yakub—“the original black nation would give birth to one, whose wisdom, Knowledge and power would be infinite. One, whom the world would recognize as being the greatest and mightiest God, since the creation of the universe. And, that He would destroy Yakub’s world and restore the original nation, or ancient nation, into power to rule forever.”
When these Scientists saw up to The 15,000th Year of this Present Cycle, The Scientists couldn’t see beyond it! That “Great Light” that They saw interfered with Their sight; and so, They could not write the last 10,000 years of this Cycle of History that would be necessary to fulfill The Present Cycle of History that we are in. So the scriptures of the Bible, in the Book of Daniel, the 12th Chapter, the 4th verse, teaches “seal up the Book, and write no more”: “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
Both the Bible and the Holy Qur’an end with this side of The Judgment and Destruction of this world! Neither the Bible nor Qur’an admits us into The Next World; in fact, it is written in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 2, verse 9 that “eyes have not seen, ears have not heard, nor has it even entered into the hearts of men” to perceive, or conceive, of The Life and The World that will come after this world of The Diseased One that would create dis-ease, unhappiness, hell and death.
But remember: It was all for a Divine Purpose.
In the fullness of time, ‘Behold, I make all things new’
The scripture teaches of “The One coming” that he will bring into existence a world that will never end; a world of unlimited progress that is called “The Kingdom of God,” “The Kingdom of Islam,” and “The Hereafter.” Who is He? Some Christian theologians teach that Jesus was thought of as being there “in the beginning” with God, The Originator of the heavens and earth; they interpret the 1st chapter of the Book of John, verses 1-3: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
The Originator knew what He had brought into existence was not “perfect,” but He knew that it needed to be perfected, so He Himself willed into existence One that would come “in the fullness of time.” In the Book of Galatians, Chapter 4, verse 4 it reads, “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law”; and in the Book of Ephesians, Chapter 1, verse 10 it reads, “That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.”
In “the fullness of time” One would come, and this One would be so wise, that it is written of Him that He is The One Who will make The Declaration found in the scriptures of the Bible: “Behold, I make all things new.” (Rev. 21:5) and “there will be a new heaven and a new earth, and the former things will pass away.” (Isaiah 65:17) “Behold” means “to see or observe something or somebody.” Why should He make something “new”? It is because He’s doing away with imperfection by The Will and Determination of The Originator Himself; by The Will and The Power of The Originator Himself!
So, way back “in the beginning”: The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us in The Theology of Time Lecture Series that we don’t know when that was, because God was creating Himself—and nothing or no one was there as a means of “measuring time.” During the series of messages, on June 11, 1972, he spoke these words: “There’s no man that knows exactly when the beginning of the heavens and the Earth took place because there was no one to record the Time. It was only one man there. He was laying the foundation for you and me to learn how to calculate Time. Mathematics is true, if you know how to use it. The religion of Islam is equally as true as Mathematics, and Mathematics is equally as true as Islam––if you know how to use both of them in the proper place.” But it was determined that One would come in the fullness of time that would do this.
Now, if a man had a Force behind him of a determined Idea, that was determined in the Year One of this Present Cycle; and that man was born 8,400 years later with that Determined Idea—that none in his day could defeat him—then he was a “God.”
You remember that movie that was produced, Children of a Lesser God? They were talking about “Yakub” and “The Making of The Caucasian people.”
What about One coming “in the fullness of time,” that came with a Determination from The Originator of the heavens and the earth to perfect His creation, and bring in something altogether new by The Will of Him Who is The Originator of the heavens and the Earth? The One coming at the end of the time of The Made Man is from The Originator Himself, and is anointed with The Power to end this world.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said when Master Fard Muhammad started growing in wisdom, he saw in The Mind of The Originator how The Idea of “Universe” first came up in His Mind! And by knowing how The Idea of “Universe” came up in His Mind, then he, Master Fard Muhammad, could say, fulfilling the desire of The Originator: “Behold, I make all things new.”
So the “We” that helped him in “the beginning” to create all that you see would be called out to help Him to build “The Kingdom of God,” or “The Kingdom of Heaven” in “the end”—and out of “Us,” The Original People, would come a people that would submit to God, and help to bring in a new heaven and a new earth. Look at these words found in the Holy Qur’an in:
Surah 21 Al-Anbiya (“The Prophets”), verse 31: “And We made firm mountains in the earth lest it be convulsed with them, and We made in it wide ways that they might follow a right direction”;
Surah 2 Al-Baqarah (“The Cow”), verse 57: “And We made the clouds to give shade over you and We sent to you manna and quails. Eat of the good things that We have given you. And they did not do Us any harm, but they wronged their own souls”; and
Surah 4 Al-Nisa (“The Women”), verse 154: “And We raised the mountain above them at their covenant. And We said to them: Enter the door making obeisance. And We said to them: Violate not the Sabbath; and We took from them a firm covenant.”
The same “We” that was in “the beginning” with God, in The Nature of Islam when they bowed in submission to “The Will of Allah”: He used Them to help Him create all that you see! It is not “We,” it is He working in and through Us when We surrender Our Will completely to do His Will!
The Laws required for Yakub’s followers to obey, to carry out His Idea
The island in the Aegean Sea that Mr. Yakub was exiled to, we call “Pelan,” or Patmos, as it is written in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 1, verse 9, “The Isle of Patmos.” As we explained in Part 13: This is the island where John The Revelator” (“Yakub”) says he was “there for The Word of The Lord,” which was “Let Us”—Original Man—“make man in Our image and after Our likeness”; and “Let Us—Original Man—“give them power and dominion” to do a contrary thing. Yet, that contrary thing would manifest everything that was in The Original Man so that it all could be perfected after its complete manifestation.
Let’s look at some of Yakub’s Laws … In The Supreme Wisdom Lessons, in the “First Term Examination of Mr. Elijah Muhammad (Lost-Found Muslim Lesson No. 2),” Question No. 28 asks: “And what kind of Rules and Regulations—including all Laws enforced while manufacturing the Devil?” Why did Master Fard Muhammad use the word “manufacture,” like this is a “product” of some kind? The word “manufacture” means “to produce something industrially”; “to make something into a finished product using raw materials, especially on a large industrial scale.”
“Manufacture” (“to make something”) means that there will be a finished product—but using what? Some “existing material.” So the “existing material” that the new man would be made from is the weaker side of The Original Black Man; that would take it to its extreme! A brand new human being with power to rule, thus “The Cronos Complex” is birthed into the Caucasian because he was born, entitled to rule.
Everything that went on in the producing of the people, that Yakub was determined and pre-determined to produce, had an effect in producing a nature of that which was to be produced! So what effect would that have if you were breeding a people into existence through “overindulgence in the sex act”?
Yakub’s First Law was that they had to be healthy, strong, and good breeders. And if they were not, they were not accepted. They were told that they had to marry at 16 years of age; and, they had to be “productive.” Why? [If they did not have life coming from them in their first year of marriage, there were investigators that would question them.] So making them good breeders meant that they had to overindulge in the act of sex, because The Law of Birth Control was that “We’re going to produce an Unalike that would become attractive in the final product. By producing a lot, we can start by discarding the dark, and saving the lighter…” So the effect is that when that lighter is finally produced, or the White is finally produced, he is produced on the basis of a sexual drive that was overly emphasized.
They started by recognizing that in the black, they could produce black and a lighter color—and they did not want the black, so, Yakub’s Law for “The Doctor” was he had to take blood and pretend to examine it. And if the couple were two black ones [in skin color], The Doctor would say that your blood “did not match,” so he disqualified that person to go to The Minister to get married. But if you were Unalike, The Doctor would qualify you to go to The Minister. The Law for The Minister was he would only marry The Unalike. The Law for The Nurse was when the child was born, if the child was in fact black [in skin color], then The Nurse was instructed to stick a needle in the brain of that child, and tell the mother that “This is an angel baby that died and has gone to heaven. So that when you die, it will have prepared a place for you and you will be with your child in heaven.” But if the mother was careful and watching, they would have to find careful ways of taking or stealing the child from the mother by deceiving the mother, and bringing the child to The Cremator. And, The Cremator’s job was to destroy that child.
So you have lying, you have murder, you have stealing born into the nature of what is being produced.
So this Island called “Pelan,” or Patmos, is the same as a womb. What is a “womb”? “The uterus of a woman”; “a place of origin, a place where something is conceived; nurtured”; “a place of security; a place that offers protection or shelter or a state of mind that provides comfort.”
So here is an island that is a womb for the making of a people. Here is an island that is a place of safety, because none were to interfere with Mr. Yakub in what he was doing. Here is a place of manufacture: Here, the “raw material” that is being used to make this new man is The Weak Germ of The Original Man. In the Bible, in the Book of Genesis, Chapter 13, verse 16, this new man was made from “the dust of the earth.”
The Original Man is considered in that picturesque language of the scripture as “the earth,” and the dust of “the earth” is that part of his Life Germ that was like “dust”: Having no form, no purpose—until Yakub took that dust, gave it form and expression, and made a man from the dust of the earth.
‘Message to The Caucasian People’: Incline yourself to The Original Nature, The Spirit of Love
…On this Island of Pelan, races began; and “races” have beginnings, and “races” have endings. Allah said in The Qur’an He sent messengers or prophets into every nation—some you know, and some you don’t know; some are mentioned, and some are not.
Well, if you notice: No Asian nation has been given a scripture that deals with their destruction. Every prophet that was raised from Mecca and the surrounding areas: Their light shone westward. So there was not a prophetic voice out of Africa that talked to the Africans about “destruction”—no! The Torah is full of prophecies relating to “the end times” of a people, and The Destructive Force that God will use to bring about that end. So, you have Torah, and you have Injil: Both of these Books, and both of these prophets who revealed these Books, Moses and Jesus, talked about “the end,” and a destructive end, to The Wicked.
Now comes Prophet Muhammad, and this great Book, The Holy Qur’an, which brings clarity to the Torah and the Injil. But the Holy Qur’an also speaks of the end of The Wicked and their followers in “a raging fire of hell”—no such teaching was among Africans, or Buddhists, or Confucius people. They don’t talk about “an end,” because they may survive The Destruction of this world.
So let us look at the man that was made: As the planet Earth is inclined to the plane of its orbit “23 and one-half degrees,” there is a natural leaning to the planet. So is there a natural leaning in The Nature of The Original toward The God Who originated our existence! And there is also in The Made Man “a leaning”—but he is leaning in an opposite direction: He leans toward the very thing that went on in the womb where he was being made, “Lying, Murder and Stealing.”
An “inclination” does not mean you “have” to do that; but, Yakub fed the inclination toward Murder, Lying and Stealing in a System of Tricks and Lies that would enable the new man to master The Original People of the Earth, until The Coming and Presence of God that would be seen in The Great Mahdi Who would come, and with Him, The Messiah.
In 1971, in a Saviours’ Day Address titled “The Operation of a Nation,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said: “Take out of us this germ that has caused us this trouble … O Allah! Master Fard Muhammad, operate on a nation”—he’s talking to The Mighty One Who has come to operate on us, and take out of us this “germ” that has been the source of our trouble, and the source of our open enemy.
In 1974 during Saviours’ Day, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s final message to us, he said: “We didn’t raise you to be mockers of anyone, because the White man could easily tell us, ‘I didn’t make myself. You made me.’” So the Honorable Elijah Muhammad asked the question: “Who is responsible? The Potter or The Clay?”
Then if one of our kind made him, and it was ordained of God for him to do exactly what he has done, then we have to accept the responsibility for that which was made by one of our own. And we now have to seek The Help of God, Who permitted it; because He did it for our Ultimate and Lasting Eternal Good. Because now the evil that is in us that He brought out, it’s like when you put “salt pork on a boil,” and that is what The Enemy’s function was: To manifest the imperfection of self, that God could set into force, now, The Cure. And set us free from The Weakness of Self.
So going back to Nicodemus, “you must be born again.” That is not just for the Caucasian, that’s for us too! To be “born of the water” and “born of the Spirit”: What could this mean? “The wind blows, you hear the sound,” but you don’t know where it comes from, or where it’s going. That scripture is using “the wind” as a sign of The Original Man: He’s from everlasting to everlasting… And the only way that Nicodemus could be saved was that he had to be born of The Original Water, and born of that Original Spirit of The Original Man. He had to enter into a womb!
So God, Who created The Spirit of Love, and created water: If you’re “born of the water,” then you have to be born of that “Spirit”; and that Spirit is Love—it should be The Guiding Energy of your life. If not, we will fall short of what Allah intends for us, for the scripture teaches: “You can tell that we have passed from death into life because we love the brotherhood.” “All life,” The Qur’an says, “comes up out of water.” So we are “born” of the water; but, a special kind of water. The Wisdom of God and its revelation is compared to “water,” and “The Spirit” of that Wisdom is The Creative Force that will allow us to build The Kingdom of God.
This Book, Qur’an, is a “womb.” So when you’re born out of “the water” of this revelation, The Holy Qur’an, I submit to you: You will be made anew. I submit to you that the deeper Wisdom of this Qur’an has not yet been revealed… But this Book is called Al-Shifa, “The Healing”—but who will be “the doctor” to prescribe the medicine, and apply it? The man, Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah: A White man; but a White man of the most noble character!
That is saying to White people, too: By Prophet Muhammad’s Example, you too can escape The Wrath of God—but The Holy Qur’an is your means to escape it! It is in this Book, following the Example, the Sunnah, of Prophet Muhammad, that everyone who has been afflicted by “Satan”—a Black “devil,” Brown, Red, Yellow, White “devil”—all devils can be healed in The Womb of this Book, with The Medicine of this Book, and with The Sunnah of The Prophet through whom this Book came!
Brothers and sisters, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him: When he had his Night Journey, he was in a tent in Mecca; but in the Night Journey he ended in Jerusalem, in what is called The Dome of The Rock. And from there he ascended past prophets, escorted by Jabril; he went in to speak with God, and in his speaking with God, you would want to know: “Muhammad, what did God talk about?” You would think he would talk about “worldly things”—no. God only talked to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, of prayer. God told Muhammad: “Have the followers recite 50 prayers a day…” Now, if there’s any way to bend a “devil” back from leaning toward Lying, Stealing and Murder, it is prayer practiced in the way that Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, gave us The Guidance in “The Practice of Prayer.”
The discipline of Prophet Muhammad using the right hand for clean things, and the left hand for unclean things: This type of discipline is training somebody who’s leaning away from good, leaning them back toward the right—toward the right side; toward the right hand, toward The Position of God Himself.
You Caucasians, who feel that you are “lost”—and you are lost: Your prophet is Muhammad! Your Book of Guidance to save you from The Destruction of this present world is the Holy Qur’an. I advise you: Hurry! Run to the nearest masjid, and meet the imam of that masjid, and tell him: “I want to go back into The Womb of God, and come out a new human being! A better human being—a human being worthy to be a part of what god makes new.” This Book, Qur’an, is called “The Medicine.” This Book is called “The Cure. It is The Medicine for a sin-sick soul.