The Womb Of Law: Part 2
Imam W. D. Muhammad
"And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples
"Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway we shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her. Loose them, and bring them unto me.
"And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them: and straightway he will send them.
"All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying
" Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
"And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
"And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
"And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.
"And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
"And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, who is this?
"And the multitude said, this is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee."
People who cannot recognize the benefits and the worth of law are symbolized in the Bible by the donkey. The Book (Bible) tells us that when the Christ comes in his glory to present himself as the Christ, he will come riding a donkey. Jesus told his disciples to go out and find an untied donkey, and that if anyone should question them they should say that the master has need for them. In the spiritual symbolism of the scripture, who does this donkey represent? The donkey represents the ignorant people who do not have the intelligence or the guidance to direct themselves, or who do not even have the mental vision to respect direction and law when it is given to them.
Working Masses Are "Donkey People"
The working masses of the society are represented as the "donkey people" because they cannot guide themselves. Work is a necessary requirement of life, but human beings should not work like mechanical people working in a factory - like pieces in a machine with no sense of value of their labor. The working masses should recognize the importance of their work and the importance of their being in the society. Jesus sat on the donkey (masses) and guided them into the right way.
The book also tells us that someone else had been in possession of the donkey before the disciples brought it to Jesus. The one that Jesus came after had already been captured and possessed by someone. But, Jesus came to take possession away from the owner. If you think a little bit about the donkey you will understand why this animal was used by the writers of scripture to symbolize the working masses of the people.
Bilalian Community Of The West Typify The Donkey
The donkey usually walks around with his head down. He has very large ears and it seems as though he should be able to hear very well. His ears, however, are not of much value to him because most of the time they are flopping around with no order to them. He looks as though something is on his mind all of the time, but his actions never manifest any conscious thought. Today, we the Bilalian community of the West typify the donkey.
The Donkey Does Not Respect Authority
We are living in the end of the world of grafted Caucasian mentality. In the end of this world (the judgment) everything grows to its fullness. There were donkeys in the time of Jesus (symbolical donkeys) but today those donkeys have grown to fullness. They are bigger than any donkeys that have ever lived. In the same way there were devils in the time of Jesus, but today the devils (evil minds) are bigger than any devils that have ever lived.
The donkey is a stubborn animal and you never know when he is going to quit his work. He might work himself to death and then he may stop before you can get him to go only two feet. Even though the donkey knows that there is a superior riding upon his back, and even though he knows that his master can starve him to death, leave him out of the barn or destroy his life, he still tries to bluff the master. The donkey just does not respect authority. Some donkeys are so stubborn that their masters will almost beat them to death, and they still will not move because of their stubbornness.
A "Donkey” Person Is An Unnatural Human Being
Any human being who fulfills the description of the donkey is a human being that has had something unnatural done to his mind. It is not natural for human beings to disrespect law and authority in the way that the donkey disrespects authority. It is not natural for the donkey to act in opposition to authority, but the donkey is an unnatural animal. Almighty God made the donkey and left him upon the earth as a sign for you and me. Whenever a human life begins to grow in an unnatural growth, God will reveal a sign to show us what has happened to it.
164. Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they Trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise.
Holy Quran, Yusuf Ali Translation - Sura 2, Verse 164
The books of scripture tell us that God has filled the heavens and the earth with signs to awaken the intelligence of the human being. These signs will direct the mind and they are the best food for the mind if you can get into the proper contact with them. It is necessary that the Bilalian community of the West receive this special message today because they are a special people in the eyes of God. We are a special people because we have been separated from our natural relationship with our Creator and with His natural law of creation.
Bilalian Community Of The West: A Kidnapped Child
If a disobedient child disrespects his parents, curses his parents, and walks away from them, his parents will not go after the child because the child has disrespected his loved ones who brought him into the world and who nourished him to life. But, if someone kidnaps the child, the parents' hearts are upset and they are ready to kill the kidnapper to retrieve their beloved child.
Both Christians and Jews in the world of grafted Caucasian mentality have been disobedient children. But, the Bilalian community of the West has been a kidnapped child. Therefore, Almighty God is compelled to come after us today, but most of you do not understand what this means.
Our Suffering Outweighs The Suffering Of The Entire World
The Old Testament of the Bible says that God answered the suffering of the Jews. The suffering of the Bilalian people in the Western Hemisphere greatly outweighs all of the suffering of the Jews. Our suffering not only outweighs all of the suffering of the Jews, but it outweighs all of the suffering of any people in the entire world. The message of the Christian church has made you so emotional that many of you sit in the church and get "the spirit and the holy ghost," shout and fall out of your seats weeping, moaning, and crying over the suffering of the Jews that you read about in the Bible. You have no
knowledge, sense, or recognition of your own suffering, which is more than the suffering of all the people in the Book put together.
48. Do they not look at Allah’s creation, (even) among (inanimate) things,- How their (very) shadows turn round, from the right and the left, prostrating themselves to Allah, and that in the humblest manner?
49. And to Allah doth obeisance all that is in the heavens and on earth, whether moving (living) creatures or the angels: for none are arrogant (before their Lord).
50. They all revere their Lord, high above them, and they do all that they are commanded
Holy Quran, Yusuf All Translation - Sura 16, Verses 48-50
A Rational Being Weighs Things Properly
Creation manifests law. Laws manifest rational activity in the human being. The man begins to watch the nature of creation and he sees Almighty God's laws operate in creation. His observation of nature turns the wheels of his brain over, starts them rolling, and he becomes a rational being that is able to weigh things properly. Before he comes into this form, he is a creature ruled by the fear of creation. Superstitions overtake him and make him a slave. In this primitive form, he fears the thunder and the lightning. He fears the wolf calls he hears in the dark and he has nightmares. He fears the storms and he thinks that they have come to punish him. But once he begins to study the nature of the creation, his mind begins to weigh the heavy with the light, and the something with the nothing.
He rejects the light for the heavy, and throws away the nothing for the something. Following this process, the human being is soon able to understand the workings of creation. He becomes knowledgeable enough to calm his children's fears and to explain to them that thunder is caused by the forming of a vacuum when a body of hot air collides with a body of cold air. He is able to explain these things to his children because he has gotten the knowledge of how nature and creation operate. He has now become a reasoning being who is able to weigh knowledge against foolishness.
Moral Consciousness Instills Self-Value In The Human Being
The human creature is born out of the ground just like a plant or any living thing on the earth. But, he (the man) stands up out of the ground and takes proper form in a body called law. In that law he becomes law conscious. The law creates a moral consciousness in him and he begins to think of himself as being too high and too dignified for the low things that he has been doing. He begins to value himself when he begins to develop in the natural process. He begins to question things and he also begins to question the service that he is giving to those things.
Moral consciousness causes the man to ask himself "Why should I serve animals when I am master? They must serve me. Why should I fear the physical environment when I have learned the nature (knowledge) of it? I am able to make plans and bring those plans out and overcome the forces of nature. I have pushed back the jungles and I have turned wastelands into fertile lands, and fertile lands into wastelands. I have dug out tons of earth and made natural lakes. I have made canals. Why should I now fear this physical environment?"
Once man knows that he can accomplish his mastery over creation, he stops the childish game of living in a world of dark fear and superstition. Man comes out of that darkness, but nobody comes into that darkness and brings him out. He has a natural God-given light within himself.
You Are Created In The Likeness Of Knowledge
Out of the womb (body of law) the human being grows into the womb (body of moral rationale). We come to that womb and we grow still further into the womb (body of truth). The womb of truth is the final body that God wants us to take form in and to grow in. Ideas, words, and messages that come to your mind create you (the inner being) in the physical body. If you take on knowledge, brothers and sisters, you are going to be created in the likeness, the nature, and the form of the knowledge that you take on. If you feed on dog's knowledge, you will become a dog-minded person. But, if you feed on the knowledge of truth, you are going to become a God-like (divine) person.
An Independent People Must Master The Law
The human society does not grow into the manner that God intends for it to grow until it comes out of the bondage of law. Law will only hold you in check. But, if you want to progress you have to become educated enough to understand the purpose, the value, and the place of law. Then you will be able to live independent of the law as a rule over you. That is why a people who are living under the rule of another people can never become independent until they first master the law and the knowledge of the people that they live under, and then come up with a better law and knowledge for themselves. This is history.
If you want to grow, the first thing you have to do is take on life in your mind. If you want to remain as little children, you do not have to worry about taking command of your mind. You can just worry about keeping the physical body alive and that will be enough for you. You will be as little children and God will protect you because you will be innocent, but in order for you to make progress as a human being and become adults, you have to come alive mentally, morally and spiritually.
In Understanding There Is Truth
When you look at the growth of life in the earth, you see things growing out of the earth from the ground upwards. Some people become alive in their stomachs, but they stop their growth there. They have no compassion, no sympathy, and no love for anything of real value. They only have an appetite to digest other people, and other people's goods. There are other people who grow up further until they reach the heart. They are able to check the appetites of the stomach because they do not feel that it is right to feed the stomach at the expense of causing harm to a fellow human being. There are people whose growth has reached to the eyes.
They are able to see and to question what people do and what they do not do. They are able to question the heart, but they have just eyes. Then, there are some people who grow to such a high level that they reach the intelligence (head). They are not only able to see, but they are also able to understand. The Book (Bible) says that above all we should get an understanding. In understanding there is truth. You can have knowledge and still only have part truth. But, when you have the root (origin) and the development (growth) of that knowledge in this creation, you have understanding, and that is whole truth. When you get that truth, you will indeed be free.
This World Gives You Suicide For Freedom
What kind of freedom is it that you want, brothers and sisters? Do you want the freedom that this world offers to you, which is the freedom to destroy yourself in hundreds of different ways? The idea of freedom that is given to this world is not freedom but it is suicide. It is gradual self-destruction. Freedom in this society means that you do not have to respect the laws of society anymore. It means that you can do what you want to do, you do not have to answer to anybody. That is not freedom, that is self-destruction. You just cannot go around in the world disrespecting the laws of society and not be checked. You have to have respect for other people and their way of life for the good of the whole society. If you do not have that kind of respect for freedom, your freedom is not freedom at all. It is only self-destruction.
What is freedom? Freedom is taking charge of one's self. If you do not have the power to take charge of yourself, you are not ready for freedom. You should then stay under the written law and obey that written law.
You Must Follow Truth To See Things In Their Natural Form
Many Bilalian people in the Western Hemisphere have become a people driven to self-destruction. They waste their rent money on parties and call that "having a good time." They deny their children and call that "having a good time." The human mind is so constructed and designed that if you do not follow truth and if you do not eat of the food (truth) that Almighty God has designed for your nature, the mind will get out of its natural form and it will see things in false form. You will begin to see what you think is happiness, but the happiness that you will be pursuing will in reality be misery, sadness and death.
We in the World Community of Islam in the West cannot put you in jail for breaking our laws, nor can we send you to the electric chair, or even so much as fine you. As it was in the days of Jesus, so it is now. Jesus and his people were under the law of another people. He did not have the law in his hand so he could not punish people for breaking his law. All he could do was educate them, lift their minds up and get them to see the importance of an orderly society, and get them to impose laws upon themselves.
The laws of the world that Jesus lived in were laws of a world of Godless people. The laws that we live under today are laws designed to help the economy, the politics, and the government. This society has very few laws that are intended to develop your mind or to save you as human beings. Their laws are laws that have been put into existence for the good of this society and for the good of those who control and rule this society. So, we are in the same position today as Jesus and his followers were in 2,000 years ago. There is no law in the land to stop you from drinking whisky, from eating pork, or from killing each other.
The World Community of Islam in the West is not the law of this land (America), and we cannot impose our own law upon you. Those of you who have the desire to live in accord with the law of righteousness have to accept the responsibility of ruling over yourselves. When you take charge of your own mind, you can begin the natural growth from the womb of law to deliverance in the full light of truth.