Lies at the Footby Minister Louis Farrakhan
In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The
Lies at the Foot of Mother." This quotation was spoken
by Prophet Muhammad, Ibn Abdullah, 1,400 years ago in his great work
of reform and civilizing of the Arab people in the days of their
ignorance. This quotation is applicable to us as well today. Heaven
represents a state of peace where the citizens of heaven live in
accordance with the laws, rules, statutes or commandments of Allah
(God). This is also called in scripture the Kingdom of God. Again,
it is called the hereafter. The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad taught us that the hereafter means here on
the earth after the works of Satan are destroyed. Some
Islamic Scholars say that the hereafter is a continuation of this
life. Only, it is lived on a higher plane.
In the Qur’an there is a chapter referred to as
the elevated places. In the Bible, Allah (God) says, "My
thoughts are not your thoughts. My ways are not your ways. I am from
above while you are from beneath."
It is our disconnection from the thoughts and
ways of Allah (God) that cause us to live the hellish life and
existence that the people of our planet presently experience. If we
believe that heaven lies at the foot of mother, what kind of mother
is it that heaven lies at her feet? It is a mother whose heart,
mind, and soul is fixed on Allah (God) His Thoughts and His Ways
that are found in the Words of Allah (God) in the scriptures of the
Bible and Qur’an. In order for heaven to be at the woman’s foot
or mother’s foot, mother has to be in complete submission or
surrender of her life to the Will of Almighty (God) Allah. This
becomes exceedingly difficult if the woman is not in the charge of
or in the company of a righteous man. Mary was blessed to be this
kind of virtuous woman because she was prepared from the womb, but,
she was also under the authority of a righteous male figure.
The value of a virtuous woman is more than the
value of the wealth of the earth, but, the female and the value of
her as a virtuous woman has been devalued by the societies of the
earth. To devalue the currency of any nation weakens that nation
financially. When the price of gold as a standard of value goes
down, then we cannot purchase what we could at the rate when gold
had a higher value. The devaluation of the female and the
devaluation of virtue in the society has caused us to live on a
plane that is far beneath that which we are capable of.
This is why every religion and every society must
reevaluate how we look at the females in our society. To think of
her as only being valuable for procreation and pleasure is devaluing
her. To think of her as not being talented or gifted, that she may
be an equal sharer in the development of the society, nation or
civilization, is to devalue her. To make her a sex symbol is to
devalue her. To show her off before the world in an indecent manner
is to devalue her. Rubies have no consciousness and do not know of
their value. Neither do diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds. It is we
who place a value on these stones. In this world, the man has not
given or placed a proper value on the female, and thus, has caused
the female to devalue her self. The behavior of our women and our
girls demonstrate the thinking of a devalued human, for woman to
accept to be displayed or kept in an inferior status is to accept
the devaluation of herself by the men of this world. Heaven
Lies at the Foot of Mother.
No wonder the earth has plunged into hell and the
pit into which we are falling appears to be bottomless. This means
that there is no limit to the depth to which we (men) have caused
the woman to fall. Heaven begins with a virtuous woman.
This is why a virtuous woman is more valuable than precious stones.
We all want peace in our lives. We all would love to see the people
of the earth act better by one another, but, it is clear by our
stumble and fall and by the hatred that exists between man and man,
and between man and woman that we do not know the way to peace.
Paul says in his writings, "What then?
Are we better than they? No, in no way; for we have before proved
both Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin; As it is written,
There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that
understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all
gone out of the way, they are together become uprofitable; there is
none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open
sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of
asps is under their lips; Whose mouth is full of cursing and
bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and
misery are in their ways; And the way of peace have they not known.
There is no fear of God before their eyes." Romans Chapter 3
Heaven Lies at the Foot of Mother. This
is why the Prophets of Allah (God) worked so hard with women. This
is why they put protection on the woman. This is why men will fight,
die and kill to protect women. Any man that will not fight for the
respect and protection of the female is no man at all. The Honorable
Elijah Muhammad wrote that the farmer protects the field that
produces his crops. He uses pesticides and insecticides to kill
the enemy of his crop. How much more should we be in
protecting our females, who are the producers of our nation? It is
in the nature of a man to kill that which breaks into his family and
goes after his wife and his daughter. It is also in the nature of
the female. Too many of our men are languishing in prison today for
killing someone that has interfered with his wife, girlfriend, or
daughter. When we as men are in a right state of mind, we will go to
war with anyone or anything that devalues or destroy our families.
If the female is unprotected, disrespected, and
devalued, then, what comes from her womb is the same. Heaven
Lies at the Foot of Mother.
Look at the disgraceful styles of the clothing of
our women. Did not you know, my dear sister that your bodies were
made to excite the sexual nature of the man? It is difficult for a
man to think decent thoughts with a disrobed woman in his sight. To
walk the streets with your flesh showing, with the beauty of your
hair showing, and parts of the body that attract a man to you on
display, this puts the man’s thinking on a low level. Therefore,
his conversation will follow his thoughts.
Allah (God) asks the woman in the Qur’an to
lower the garment over her bosom and cover her adornments. The
breasts of a woman are an adornment, parts of the female body are an
adornment, her hair is an adornment. Allah (God) asks the female to
cover not because he desires to make a slave of the female, He wants
her to be protected from the insults that come from a man who is
attracted by their adornment of the female. He wants to protect her
from a man whose mind is low down. He wants to protect her from
involvement with such a man. He wants to protect the man from the
weakness of his own nature that he will not be an agent of Satan in
the devaluation of the female. Heaven Lies at the Foot of
My dear sisters, you can be beautiful and
covered. This is better for you if you but knew. Cover yourselves so
that men will not be attracted by the beauty of your body, but,
through righteous conversation let them be attracted to the beauty
of your mind and your spirit.
Would not you like to replace the hell that is on
the earth with a heavenly life? Would you not like to see your
children grow up in a more peaceful environment? What will you give
to see such a heavenly state come into existence? The Honorable
Elijah Muhammad said that, "He would give all that He has
and all within His power to see such a day when Satan’s world will
be destroyed and a better world come into existence."
Every one of us as men should say with Him that, "I
will give all that I have and all within my power to produce a
heavenly life for myself, family and the unborn generation yet to
Heaven Lies at the Foot of Mother. This
means that we must help in the production of a righteous woman. As
men, we must know that the little girls that come into this world
come in pure and we as husbands, father, brothers, uncles and
cousins must commit ourselves to protect the purity of females that
we come in contact with, particularly fathers, uncles, and brothers,
for, oft-times it is family members that are destroying the virtue
of our young girls.
Heaven Lies at the Foot of Mother. We
will never have a heavenly life until we have Godly females who love
Allah (God) with their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and, who
will never come down from the elevated place that Allah (God)
desires for the female. If she is elevated in consciousness, filled
with the Word and Spirit of Allah (God), filled with the knowledge
of self and Allah (God), then, when she is with child we can expect
that she will be like Mary, a good mother. Heaven lies at her feet,
which means that children must be in submission to the Godly woman
to let her shape and mould them into good boys and girls. The
scripture teaches, "Train up a child in the way he should
go and, when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Then and only then can we produce the heavenly life on earth. Then
and only then can we as a nation ascend to that elevated place and
witness the Kingdom of Allah (God) on earth. Then and only then, we
will be in the Hereafter where there will be no vain discourse and
everywhere we look we will see and hear nothing but peace, peace,
Heaven Lies at the Foot of Mother.
Next week, if it be the Will of Allah, "Men
of this world do not desire a righteous woman."