Of This World Do Not Desireby The
Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
A Righteous Woman
In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The
greatest gift to any man is a virtuous woman.
A man who has such a woman
by his side is the most blessed of men, for her virtue is a
covering for him and her virtue ensures his future. Our future is
made for us by the female. Since sin destroys our future, virtue
and righteousness protects and ensures our future, so, wise men in
every age have cherished the virtuous woman, and have fought, bled
and even died to protect her honor.
In this world, however, the purity of a young
womanís love is so overwhelming to a man that many men of this
world seek and do work to destroy that purity because of our
mental, moral and spiritual state.
Since the fall of Adam, man is only a
caricature of himself. David the Psalmist writes, "Ye
are all Gods, children of the Most High God." Satan
has so reversed what Allah (God) intended for us to be that that
word would now be, "Ye are all dogs, children of the
most low Satan." It is this state that the man is in
that has driven the female away from him and even made her in some
instances hate the very presence of a man. The women who meet with
men, who may be desirous of an elevated conversation, usually find
the words and actions of the men demonstrating that their minds
are below their waists or navels. This is very disheartening to a
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that, "Seventy
five percent of His work was with the female." Therefore,
He strived mightily to make something of the Black woman. He
taught her how to sew and cook, how to rear her children, how to
take care of her husband, how to keep a clean home, and in general
He taught her how to act at home and abroad. His desire was to
produce a very high level of civilization coming through a
reformed female. He took great joy in seeing our women come from a
low state or condition constantly improving themselves. He taught
them about loud raucous behavior and laughter. He loved to hear
the refined speech of the female. He wanted her highly educated,
cultivated, and refined. He taught the female how to walk, sit and
stand. He showed her, her motherís dressing room that she had
not seen in 400 years; meaning He showed her the styles of the
righteous women of the East from whom she is a descendant. He
loved to see her speaking with firmness to men and never being
forward in the presence of men. He hated sisters to speak to men
with soft, sultry speech. He taught her, as well as the male,
according to the Qurían that both should lower their gaze when
they are in each otherís company. He dressed the female in such
a way that men could not know the beauty of their form, but, would
only become acquainted with the beauty of their faces and their
expressions so that the male would not be physically attracted to
her alone, but, spiritually attracted to her as well.
It seems that men in the world today do not
wish to marry a woman of this character and quality. In fact, when
they see women of this quality their aim is to see how easily they
can break these women down, to cheapen them in the manís eyes
and bring her to disgrace in her own eyes.
If a man were righteous, then, he would desire
a righteous woman.
When I was a young man, the boys would love to
be around young girls who gave themselves away freely; and, when
they were together, this kind of girl would be the subject of
slack talk, slander and derision; however, when they wanted to
find a girl that they could fall in love with, it would be the one
that was not an easy gain.
Because of the destruction of the Black male
and the preponderance of the female, this gives low-minded men a
big field to play in.
Instead of the husband encouraging their wives
to be covered and sharing her beauty only with him, there are some
men who love for their women to be on display for other men to see
what should only be shared with him.
There are many women today who are taking care
of men because they oft-times have better paying jobs. Women are
better trained and oft-times better qualified. They have nice
cars, homes or apartments, nice furniture, but, the thing that is
missing in the home or apartment is a responsible man who is a
provider and maintainer. So, some women go looking for a man and
oft-times is taking care of him. There is no woman who could honor
and respect a man that she is caring for. To her, he is like her
little boy. This is why the Honorable Elijah Muhammadís work is
so difficult, for, He is not a leader to lead us to jobs, justice
and equity alone, but His mission was and is the resurrection of
us from a state of mental, moral and spiritual death. This is
absolutely the hardest job that any human being can have; to
transform a mind that has been broken to such a degree that the
divinity of the male is hardly seen, even in those of us who
achieve much "success" in this world.
I thank Allah (God) for the
Honorable Elijah Muhammad and His 44 years of dedicated sacrifice,
suffering and hard work to raise the Black man mentally, morally,
and spiritually from the condition that 400 years of slavery, free
labor and injustice have put us in.
When we speak of repair or reparations, it will
take much to repair the damage that our former slave masters and
their children have done to the Black man and woman of America and
No wonder the Apostle Paul said, "Be
ye not conformed to this world, but, be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind."
We cannot renew the mind of the male and female
until we uproot the idea that now rules our minds and replace it
with the ideas of Allah (God).
The scholars and scientists of this world do
not have a clue as to how to bring about the transformation of
human life, particularly the life of the Black man and woman. This
is why we Praise Allah (God) for His presence in Master W. Fard
Muhammad, and, the great work of reform, resurrection and
transformation that He began that we are attempting to continue
and bring to a new and higher level today.
To the men who read this article,
cherish a virtuous woman. To the men of the Nation of Islam, seek
a female from the class that is producing such women and be good
men and husbands to them.
Thank you for reading these few words.
More next week, if it is the Will of Allah