Columns

The Women in Islam Educational Series, Book III

By Mother Tynnetta Muhammad | Last updated: Oct 10, 2017 - 10:51:53 PM

Bookmark and Share

What's your opinion on this article?

—Articles based on a Study of Muhammad's History and the Holy Qur'an

THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION BEGINS | IN SEARCH OF THE MESSIAH

[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Volume 30, No. 36 and The Final Call will continue to reprint articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]

“O Prophet, keep thy duty to Allah and obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Surely Allah is ever Knowing, Wise; And follow that which is revealed to thee from thy Lord. Surely Allah is ever Aware of what you do; And trust in Allah. And Allah is enough as having charge (of affairs).” –Holy Qur'an, Surah 33, verses 1-3

In the early 1980s, I published a series of three small books entitled, “The Women In Islam, Educational Series,” beginning in Phoenix, Arizona, under the auspices of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad Educational Foundation, based on a study of Muhammad's history and the Holy Qur'an. These early writings interfaced with the reality of our nation and the world politics of today manifesting once again in the present hour of God's final judgment. In addition to the excerpts taken from my Mother's Day address presented on May 8, 2011, in Long Beach, California, I will first quote from one of my early publications appearing in Book 3 entitled, “The Divine Light” (Pages 14-15).

sis_shernett_mgt_art.jpg
Work of art created by Shernette Muhammad.
Under the subtitle, “Rebellion From Within the House of Islam Must Cease,” it reads: “Not only must opposition cease from among our brethren on the outside, but rebellion from within the House of Islam must cease. We read in Muhammad's History, during the Madinah Period of the Revelation of the Holy Qur'an, that Muhammad had to take up a defensive war against the leadership in Mecca which also included confrontation with some of his own relatives and members of his own household who opposed him in his Divine Mission. Why did many of those who were most dear and close to him oppose him in his efforts to establish their own sovereign rights of which they would be the direct beneficiaries? Hardheartedness, niggardliness and rebelliousness seem to be ingrained in the nature of most people, even when confronted with a change for the betterment of their lives. Selfishness and greed and contumacy along with proudness and unseemly aggrandizement in seeking material gains and favors are some of the weak traits of man's nature that have been exploited by societies and leadership of the past and the present social orders. This, coupled along with insidious envy and jealousy, as in the example of Cain and Abel, are some of the reasons why Muhammad, then and now, had a most difficult and trying time in converting the savage to civilization. Envy and jealousy are our worse enemies and destroy from within, leading to the rise of false accusers and false witnesses, even to soothsayers and diviners, as well as hatred, murder and insanity. Therefore, we are given examples in Muhammad's History and through the Holy Qur'an of the many distinguishing characteristics between the Believers, the Disbelievers and the Hypocrites. One such teaching comes to us in Surah 64 entitled, “The Manifestation of Losses,” which goes into the mind of production in the mother's womb to the gestation of the germ of life which is given shape, form, growth and maturity into the family structure and then into society at large.”

“He it is Who Created you, but one of you is a disbeliever and one of you is a believer. And Allah is Seer of what you do. He created the heavens and the earth with Truth, and He shaped you, then made goodly your shapes; and to Him is the resort. He knows what is in the heavens and the earth, and He Knows what you hide and what you manifest. And Allah is Knower of what is in the hearts.” Holy Qur'an, Surah 64:2-4

“The Holy Qur'an is a teaching to us in many beautiful Lessons, Histories and Parables that we may be on our guard against an affliction which may not smite those of you exclusively who are unjust, but we must keep faithful to our trusts to Allah and His Messenger and know that wealth and children are a temptation and that in the end it is Allah with Whom there is a mighty reward.”

O you who believe, surely of your wives and your children there are enemies to you, so beware of them. And if you pardon and forbear and forgive, surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Your wealth and your children are only a trial, and Allah—with Him is a great reward.” —Holy Qur'an, Surah 64:14, 15

I said earlier that the reason we're flat lining with the Nation, and all over the world, I asked the question: How do we treat our women? Are they vessels? Are they part of a corrupt system that has ruled at least 6,000 years? When we go beyond 6,000 years, women were really queens. The women were oracles of their nations. The men would gather around the women to see into the future. For example, before Alexander the Great or any of those great warriors would go into battle, they would consult with the oracles as in the case of the Oracle of Delphi. Even in society today if we go back beyond 6,000 years, it was not patriarchal, it was matriarchal or matrilineal. In African or Egyptian society, the lineage was determined by the woman, the mother's side, to know who would be the one to come into power or who would rule. Therefore, women had to partake of the secrets of God.

So you have Osiris, not by himself. You have Osiris and Isis and you have Isis maintaining the secrets or holding on to the secrets that are still not clearly defined in the Egyptian society of today. But we do know that the Romans, the Greeks, all of these early formulative European cultures and civilizations were originally based upon the knowledge and wisdom they received from our forefathers living in Egypt. All of their music and physics, all of that ancient wisdom came from our priestly fathers living there in Egypt who told them about many ancient civilizations that had come before. One of them, in particular, which was passed down to Plato and recorded in some of his Greek writings, speaks of the Greeks as being but children. The earth has changed her axis in different times and ways for thousands and thousands of years.

Our ancient forefathers spoke about these legendary old cultures such as Atlantis or Lemuria and disappearing continents that went below the seas which our scientists are discovering that it's real. Our open enemies are measuring how long can they keep their foot on us so that we don't wake up and become conscious. They are calculating on how many of us will go down with them in the final destruction.

As long as they can keep us down, fixed in the box and in their bag and their way of thinking and don't jump out the box and create our own world, bringing back our own visions into reality. We do not have to be dependent upon their systems. What is preventing us from coming together? The lack of love of ourselves and kind.

“The Prophet is closer to the faithful than their own selves, and his wives are (as) their mothers. And the possessors of relationship are closer one to another in the ordinance of Allah than (other) believers, and those who fled (their homes), except that you do some good to your friends. This is written in the Book. And when We took a covenant from the prophets and from thee, and from Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus, son of Mary, and We took from them a solemn covenant, that he may question the truthful of their truth, and He has prepared for the disbelievers a painful chastisement.” –Holy Qur'an, Surah 33 verses 6-8

Bookmark and Share