You don’t have Min. Farrakhan’s assignment

By Abdul Hafeez Muhammad -Guest Columnist- | Last updated: Apr 2, 2019 - 11:45:23 AM

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The meaning of the word assignment is a task or piece of work assigned to someone as part of a job or course of study.  An assignment is also a function, a commission, a responsibility. 

Bro. Abdul Hafeez Muhammad
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us in his illuminating book, Message to the BlackMan in America, on page 306, the chapter entitled, Answer to Critics.  He was asked a question, “How would you describe your mission?”  And he answered, “My mission is to give life to the dead. What I teach brings them out of death and into life. My mission, as the Messenger, is to bring the truth to the world before the world is destroyed,” he said. 

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad did not give himself the assignment of giving life to the dead. This Mission was given to him by the Great Mahdi, Master Fard Muhammad, who was born February 26, 1877 in the Holy City of Mecca. He traveled 9,000 miles from the East unto the West fulfilling the words of Jesus in the Bible in the Book of Matthew, Chapter 24 Verse 27: “For as lightning cometh out of the East, and shineth even unto the West: So shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.” 

There is no other human being who has traveled from the East unto the West seeking to give life to the dead.  The proof is in the next verse of this same chapter, Verse 28 that states, “For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” A carcass is the remains of something once alive and great. Black people in America have suffered the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and lived under Jim Crow Laws. We have suffered the worst injustice known to the human condition. We have been robbed of our names, our culture, our country, our God, and our religion (way of life). And as the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, under the “Emancipation Proclamation they gave the slave no land.”  And, he added, “Emancipation for the Negro was freedom to hunger and famine.” So the Black man and woman were used as tools and slaves to help others become rich off of our labor. We were also robbed of the ability to think and this was shown in the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford where it was stated all avenues of life should be cut off to the Negro. In the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford, the Supreme Court ruled that Black men—whether free or enslaved—had “no rights which a white man was bound to respect.” 

When the critics who attack Minister Farrakhan, such as the media or talking heads, the writers or scribes, the rabbinical scholars, Jewish philanthropists, Black politicians and weak persons in leadership positions, they don’t know who they are looking at and are maligning. And those who do, keep the people who are easily led in the wrong direction and hard to lead in the right direction, deaf, dumb and blind to the reality of truth.  The Honorable Elijah Muhammad referred to this kind of people as the 85 Percent. He taught us about the 10 Percent, who are the rich: Slave makers of the Poor, otherwise known as the bloodsuckers of the poor. He asked us the question, “Who is the 5% in the Poor Part of the Earth?” They are the poor, Righteous Teachers, who do not believe of the teachings of the 10% and are all-wise: and know who the living God is otherwise known as civilized people also Muslim and Muslim Sons. 

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to Minister Farrakhan one day, “Brother, there will be two of us backing you up. Allah and myself.” We must understand when you look at Minister Farrakhan; you must see him through the lens of scripture. You must view him from the perspective of the word of God. For he was born to be the chief helper of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Moses had Aaron as a helper and aider. In the Bible, the word is recorded as such:  Exodus 4 and 16, Aaron will be your spokesman to the people.  He will be your mouthpiece and you will stand in the place of God for him telling him what to say.     

We must also become acquainted with this scripture, Elisha in 2nd Kings, Chapter 2, Verse 9, and it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha. Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee.  And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me

Minister Farrakhan doesn’t have an anti-Semitic bone or vein in his body. As a matter of fact, the original meaning of the word Semitic is “relating to or consisting a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family that includes Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, and Amharic; of, relating to, or characteristic of the Semites.”  Which is not members of the Jewish community exclusively. The term includes Arabs, Akkadians, Canaanites, some Ethiopians, and Armaean tribes.

Minister Farrakhan is a life giver by the grace and permission of the Almighty God, whose proper name is Allah. He doesn’t deliver speeches like a president or politician. He delivers the word of God, which brings about transformation in the lives of all who receive and apply the message.

 When you attack Minister Farrakhan, you will always receive a response from his followers, helpers, and supporters who know him to represent the personification of love, character, morality and uprightness.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan teach us that our unity is a weapon more powerful than a nuclear bomb and our unity will solve 95 percent of our problems. Let us unite!

Based in New York, Abdul Hafeez Muhammad is the East Coast Regional Student Minister for the Nation of Islam.