form the Muslim Journal 5-16-08 to 6-27-08)
Imam W. Deen
As-Salaam-Alaikum. To our Radio Listen Audience, we are very pleased
that we are able to be present here today for this live broadcast.
The theme or topic is the Meeting of Science and Religion is Occurring
to Dispel Myths.
I remember my
father being given a tape. I was put out of the Nation of Islam
or put out of the Temple for questioning the idea of G-d that we
all were identified with. I had been put out once already, and some
of the believers in the Temple heard me on the radio being interviewed
by an African American Christian sister.
BURDENS of MYTHS
She was asking
me of what kind of concerns I had. And I said to her, "I am
writing a book." She asked me what was it about? And I said,
"It is on the burden of myth on the American people."
that audience I am sure did not respond like my father responded,
when they played that tape in his presence. He would not hear it
until I was present.
I was present
on a Sunday, as we normally would go from the Temple or wherever
we were to the house of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, along with staff
people, to hear him comment to his staff and officials on matters
he thought he should bring to our attention at the dinner table.
We had finished
with the meal and coffee was being served and he said to me, "Son,
we want to play that tape." I never got scared, because I never
intentionally did any wrong. And if I have not intentionally done
any wrong, what should I fear? Nothing.
good or bad will be good for me. If I have done good and I'm not
guilty and I'm a good person, and G-d loves me and I love Him, I
have nothing to fear.
If you throw
me in the fire, the fire will be good for me -if that is what G-d
wants. So my father said, "Play that tape."
So my nephew
and the grandson of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad was a very faithful
servant to my father in his older years and when he was sickly.
He was the one my father told to get the tape and to play it.
Captain was there and the Assistant Supreme Captain. The regular
house and office staff was there, those secretaries who worked directly
with the Hon. Elijah Muhammad. And my mother was there and normally
always there sitting at the far end of the table.
the tape and my father heard me speak about myths being a burden
on the people. It said "mythological gods" - those were
my exact words.
"MY SON'S GOT IT!"
I said, "Mythological
gods is the burden on the American people." My father had been
sickly and everyone was thinking we should go easy with him. He
wasn't acting sick and looked strong, health wise. I think he was
enjoying his better days at that particular time.
At one point,
he stands up, and I mean better than I can stand up right now because
of my little back problem. He stands up at the table and he said,
"My son's got it!" Those were his exact words.
I am wondering
what he is talking about and what impressed him so much for him
to say, "I got it." It took me some time to understand
what he was saying. I thought of it as conversation and knew it
was conversation in deep water. It was not playful for children,
to talk about mythological gods.
He looked at
my mother while still standing and she was sitting, and he said,
"Clara, isn't this what we wanted?" And she smiled and
nodded her head.
So what I am
coming to you today with is really a continuation of that interest
that I had to inquire into the nature of our culture to see just
where that came from and what it is made of and where the problem
COMING TOGETHER of RELIGION and SCIENCE
We are hearing
on the news and in educational publications and in regular magazines
that come out like TIME and other magazines, we are hearing about
the coming together of religion and science. Religion and science
are being recognized now as not being against each other but belonging
to each other.
With this occurrence,
myths are being dispelled. That which we could not understand before
in the culture as myth or tied directly to myth is now being uncovered
and now being understood, gradually.
But most of
us are not even familiar with what is going on, because we are not
situated in society to be in touch with such occurrences or such
happenings. These things pass by the great majority of the people,
and even the great majority of the educated people.
That is exactly
what is happening - the meeting of science and religion, where religion
is beginning to express its scientific composition and scientific
design. Certainly, it is spiritual, but the spiritual has to be
established. And the spiritual cannot be established, unless it
is through the material.
G-d made Adam,
and he was existing according to Genesis already, so He made him
for a second time. And when He made him for the second time, He
gave him a female mate, so he would bear children on earth and have
a future on earth. And he could not do that without utilizing the
G-d told him
that He made all the things that had been formed or created by G-d
to be of use and utility to Adam and the future human beings on
this earth, the descendants of Adam.
THE WORD "BLACK"
The word "black"
as given in Islam should be understood by Muslims, especially in
America, where "white" and "black" have become
troubling language. It has been going on now for well over 300 years.
And even after gaining Civil Rights and full rights of citizenship,
this problem continues -white and black.
are not using this language correctly. We are doing it unintentionally
or intentionally. We are not using this language correctly that
identifies one people as white and the other as black.
The word "black"
is given in Islam, and we are going to discuss that and try to understand
Nation of Islam
Temples in North America - I am using that language, because all
of it have a lot to do with Nation of Islam presence in the United
States of America.
The Nation of
Islam Temple language used back then influenced many who were identifying
as Negroes and Colored people to change and identify themselves
as Blacks or black people.
THE TERM "BLACK"
meaning for the term "black" will connect with science,
religion and also with informal language. However, we cannot go
to the dictionary and find the explanation "in religion"
for the term "black."
It is felt that
the term black was made popular in America by the religious following
of Elijah Poole Muhammad, and I said Poole to recognize his family
So we have an
obligation to acquaint ourselves with the meaning for Islam and
publish the meaning in North America where the term "black"
gained popularity, because of the teachings and work of the Hon.
the religion of humanity, "is the religion of the Black man."
That is what we were taught in the Nation of Islam, by the Hon.
Elijah Muhammad, the student of Professor Fard, the one he called "G-d or Allah in the person...."
DON'T CONDEMN BEFORE STUDY
It is important
that we not condemn before studying Fard's language and researching
this word, "black." A quick look at what is understood
to be Islam throughout the world is what we have to recognize.
When we look
at that and what is the definition of Islam, then the Nation of
Islam and the world community of Muslims were at odds and further
apart than the church was from the Islam that the Hon. Elijah Muhammad
We were closer
to the church as a religious people than we were to true Islam as
practiced by Muslims throughout the world. There was a reason for
that, and as I said don't be quick to condemn. So we want to have
a quick look at what is understood to be Islam throughout the world.
JUSTIFYING WHITE SUPREMACY
We also want
to examine what some religionists have used to justify White Supremacy:
Hints of racism in religious myth, the deity of Rama, and Noah's
three sons. In the Far East, Rama has influenced the way Far Easterners
look at us.
the story of the three sons of Noah has influenced the way the White
church looks at us.
for the term black as applied in religion, let us look at that seriously.
"The Browning of America" is a caption that appeared some
time ago on the cover of EBONY Magazine.
During the campaign
for the office of President of these United States, a CNN special
on Black America has gone out to millions in this country and overseas.
DISPELLING OPPRESSIVE MYTHS
One would think
that this special was supporting two Americas — one Black
and one White. Black America, it said, these people who are of the
same race as Obama, represent one America. Obviously, the conclusion
is that the Whites represent the other.
Being that Obama
identifies as a Black man and is identified as a Black man by CNN
and the media and the American people, this Black man is conducting
the most impressive campaign ever — by Democrats and Republicans.
Being that Obama
is identified by the media as a Black man and in that particular
picture as one campaigning for the office of the United States,
this wording chosen by this CNN special could be saying something
about the nature of the American people.
At this point,
we would like to address the American people as a people of faith
in Allah and as a liberator of humanity. We know the ugly America,
but what I am addressing now is America the Beautiful.
of science and religion is occurring to dispel oppressive myth.
I said it in that tape many years ago that the Hon. Elijah Muahmmad
had them play where I could hear what I was going to be charged
with, where I spoke about mythological gods.
ABRAHAM REFUSED AUTHORITY of PHARAOH OVER G-D
One of the pharaohs
of Ancient Egypt was a great ruler and no one could disagree with
him without taking the great risk of being killed or driven out
of Egypt. On the Prophet be Peace, Prophet Abraham refused to recognize
the authority of the pharaoh over the Authority of Allah.
himself above Abraham's respect for Divine Authority. Pharaoh's
position was that Egypt was like no other place on earth, and Abraham
would not be able to find knowledge, science and guidance for his
mind and heart in any other place.
attitude caused him to see Abraham as a lost soul without guidance.
Abraham disagreed. Speaking to Pharaoh, Abraham said, and I am giving
you a quote from the Qur'an: "The one who created me
will guide me." This Pharaoh has been preserved in
history as a lesson to worshippers.
again from our Holy Book, "Who then is more oppressive
than him who fabricates a lie on Allah to have the people go about
ignorantly in error? Certainly, Allah does not guide the society
of oppressors." (Qur'an, chapter 6, verse 141)
question religious myth and a look at the major religions in prophecies,
this is the end of time that we are living in right now.
The sacred word
personified, along with its anatomy of bones, has come into America
with the People of the Book, the Jews and Christians, and has been
followed by the Muslims whose Book is the Qur'an.
understanding is as a social issue of bones without any meat on
them. A Bible quote: "Son of Man, can these dry bones live
again? Prophesy to the four winds...."
Back to the
Holy Temples of Islam in the Wilderness of North America. A wilderness
is where there is a lot of wild life. Quoting from the Temple Lessons:
"You must learn how to put your mathematical theology in its
This comes from
the Lessons and Workbooks and assignments to the members or students
of the Nation of Islam under Mr. Fard for the first three years
and there after under the Hon. Elijah Muhammad.
MY HEART REFUSED TO ENGAGE CONTRADICTIONS
Like some members
in the Temple of Islam, following my heart, my heart refused to
have my mind engage bold flagrant contradictions charged to divine,
to G-d, to divine order and authority. In time, my desire to have
it right drove out sentimental-ism and to have reason serve my need
for a better understanding.
I previously did not favor in the Nation of Islam were now getting
my attention. Some say, "You should have favored everything."
But how many of you all favored everything?
the Hon. Elijah Muhammad saying that the Black man was superior
to the White man. You favored the Hon. Elijah Muhammad saying that
you had been deceived by the White devil.
a lot of things, but I never saw too many trying to explain Yakub's
History. Teachings that I previously did not favor were now getting
Blacks made the devil. "Oh, you don't have it quite right.
Yakub made the devil." But the same papers that said Yakub
made the devil also said that Yakub was a Black man.
The Black man
is all righteous." I am giving you what we were taught. The
Nation of Islam teachings were fraught with loaded, boldly presented
contradictions. We can't deny that; it was done intentionally to
wake us up one day.
that goes with that time and Lesson material: "The White race
is a race of devils." That is one the Hon. Elijah Muhammad
used a lot, and he said it like he meant it. Another from that teachings
is, "They are born devils."
LESSONS CAME FROM MR. FARD
chose to do his work among poor Black Americans by presenting himself
as "the son of man"; those were his own words. If Mr.
Fard was ever approached by anybody to answer for saying that, and
I knew him very well and I know him very well -although the history
records would say we never met....
He would not
admit he said that and would pass that off as a joke or something,
but he did say that. He went further and said i that we were brought
here by the slave traders and deprived of all knowledge of our past.
And that there was no way of any help coming to us or help did not
come to us, until "the coming of the son of man in the person
of W. D. Fard."
That is the
Lessons that we received back then and they came from Professor
Fard himself. So we know he intended for us to see him as the "son
RESEARCH ON SATIRIST
My father was
not a person who supported people going to church. And my mother
was a strong church person. And the father of my father was a preacher
having his own congregation.
He became known
as Wali later on, but his name was William Poole. He became known
in the Temple of Islam as Wali Muhammad and many called him "Father,"
because he was the father of my father. The believers called him
For the general
audience or for the White world, the role Fard chose was the role
of a satirist. What is a satirist? I did some research and not just
in the dictionary. In myth, a satirist is a creature of the wild.
to literature, a satirist is one who ridicules the world he is living
in. Or he designs language to really attack and hurt the world he
lives in, but he always hides himself and hides also his work. So
when you read it, you will take it just for fun or as an exciting
novel or something.
When you understand
what he is addressing with his metaphors and his allegorical language,
when you come to understand it, you will see that he is dissatisfied
with the political order at the time or with other things happening
in the world at the time of his writing.
MR. FARD WORKING HARD FOR END RESULT
the Temple of Islam only makes sense as satire. It does not make
sense, if you take it word for word, literally. If you take even
its message to the members, if you don't see it as allegorical or
not literal, as figurative, you will certainly miss what Mr. Fard
brought to America.
Fard, the one who came from overseas, was working hard for a certain
result in our life and in our community. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad
understood him to be like Christ Jesus, Allah or G-d in the person.
And we were told that he was born of a White woman and a Black man.
Quote: G-d is Black." That is what we were taught.
We were taught
that Blacks were the superior although deprived of the knowledge
of self under the White man. The dictionary meaning for the term
"black," we can give a long list. Black has many meanings.
meanings as church goers, we recall the Bible says "sin is
black." The same Bible also says that "the Holy Ghost
overshadowed Mary." If I am black, tell me what color is a
If a shadow
is dense enough or big enough, it puts us in the black. That is
to say, it puts us in the dark. Many of us are not familiar with
general science enough to know that night is only a shadow. That
is all that night time is.
In the countryside
where there is no development or electric lights, unless the moon
is shining, you cannot see your hand before your face. That is how
dark it gets.
That night or
darkness is caused by the turning away of the earth, away from the
sun. It is the absence of sunlight.
It is a shadow
produced by the other side of the earth and the light now is shining
on the other side of the ball. The ball is so big, it blocks out
the sunlight so completely, you can't see your hand before your
face - unless you have the help of some moon light.
HOLY GHOST SHADOW OVER MARY
When the Bible
says that the Holy Ghost overshadowed Mary, it is saying that the
Holy Ghost blackened Mary. What is that saying about Mary? The Holy
Ghost is of a spiritual nature and Mary is of a spiritual nature,
and one of the descriptions of spirituality in religion is blackness.
Allah says in
the Qur'an that He made the night to precede the day, to come before
the day. So for Mary, this was an experience she was having before
the birth of her son, Jesus Christ, peace be upon both of them.
Once he is born there will be no more darkness, for he will be the
light of the world. Isn't that what it says in the Bible?
Allah says in
the Qur'an, and I repeat: "He made the night to come before
the day." The beginning of creation in the Bible does not start
in the day; it does not start with night. The Bible says there was
darkness upon the deep, and the spirit moved along the face of the
The spirit begins
on the surface of the waters, where an image can be seen. If the
right conditions are brought about and the water is still, not in
motion, it will show you your image.
In myth, there
is the story of Eros the male and Psyche the female. They went to
the water and looked down and saw their images and both of them
jumped into the water together.
"BLACK" as FAITHFULNESS
of black is faith and faithfulness. Why do you think priests and
leaders in religion choose to wear black? Don't forget the major
topic: Meeting of Religion and Science.
They wear black
to say, "I am dead to this world and alive only to the Word
of G-d. I am a man who keeps the faith. My life is firstly in my
faith, not in this material flesh, not in this material world."
Now in the world
supported by science, black is formal dress for the most serious
and most special occasion. These are good meanings for black.
MEANINGS For "WHITE"
Now let us look
at white, and white has many meanings like pure. It is always
associated with light and purity, because the sun is the biggest
and most important of purifiers in our solar system or in our existence.
The sunlight itself kills sickness and kills impurities.
My mother would
hang her clothes out in the sunlight. And the fresh smell they would
have after hanging out in the sunlight and let dry was better than
the smell of any clothes from the laundromat.
So the Bible
speaks of whiteness and associates it with purity and light. The
same Bible also gives these words that are aimed against a people
who were corrupt.
It says, "Your
white is the white of leprosy." And leprosy is a contagious,
nasty and dangerous disease. This is the white of disease. White
supremacy is the white of leprosy.
THE SONS of NOAH
There is story
of the three sons as interpreted by some religions in American history
and charging us with being of that behavior or mentality or disposition
that that particular son took and who is condemned by the Bible.
This is a holy
man, a prophet, Prophet Noah. One son saw his father's shame and
went and got some cover and covered his father's nakedness. Another
of the three sons saw him and was just disgusted with what he saw.
But the third one, Ham, saw his father's nakedness and laughed.
The Bible says
Ham is Egypt, and Egypt is Africa -you know that. The Bible is leaving
it open for a racist to get approval for his plan or scheme to subject
Black people - from the pages of what is supposed to be holy scripture,
from the Bible. The one who wants White supremacy and wants to dominate,
he sees Ham as Egypt and sees Ham as black, as Africa.
That is not
enough, because Egypt has been mixed with other people of other
colors for at least 1,500 years or more, that is northern Egypt.
They are not
really "pure blacks" like the blacks of the Congo or Nigeria
or of the interior of the African continent. So they went further
to say that the curse was caused by Ham, and it fell upon Ham's
children, the Canaanites. And the children of the Canaanites are
the nappy headed blacks.
of Canaan were doomed or subjugated to be the servants or provide
the unskilled labor to the rest of their brothers. If we take what
they are saying to be true, we were condemned by G-d to be the servants
of everybody on this earth.
Isn't that the
way it has been worked out? Not by us, we don't like that. It has
been imposed upon us.
It is said a
few of the congregations or churches actually read that into the
Bible or buy into what I am saying now. Whereas the majority have
not accepted or bought into that as an issue to justify mistreatment
of our people. But obviously the plan for advancing the American
way of life bought that reading that the racists see and buy.
The Bible protects
itself. If you try to attack the Bible to condemn the Bible for
this, you will not win against a sharp debater or sharp contender.
The Bible has already identified the nature of its script. It says
that G-d opened to the people two ways, the way of life and the
way of death.
The Bible also
says that sin is death. We can read that again and say, "G-d
opened two ways for the people, the way of life and the way of sin
or the way of righteousness and the way of sin. G-d did that."
You ask, "Did
G-d really do that? Did G-d intend that we take death literally
speaking or sin literally speaking as a way for us? No, it can't
be." So Allah gives in the Qur'an and Muhammed gave it to us
in this language:
to commit or do good or to do wrong or evil is from G-d, the Most
High." G-d did not give you a mind to do evil; He gave you
a capacity to do evil. It does not say evil but says "harm,"
and "harm" is evil.
G-D MADE US WITH FREEWILL
G-d gave the
capacity and made us creatures of free will to do good and to do
evil. So we have to, as conscious people with free will, use that
consciousness and free will to make the best choice.
G-d did not
want us to be made robots; G-d wanted us to be made human. And when
you have conscious and free will, you can earn more recognition
to yourself as a creature of value. This is not a tree growing,
that grew with no consciousness and no power of its growth to change
the way it grows.
This is a human
being given consciousness and the power to make choices. If the
human being uses his intelligence to make the right choices, the
human life improves and grows in value. And when that happens, the
person experiencing that finds pleasure, joy and a higher level
of self-respect, because it realizes that it is an achiever.
It has earned
a better state or better place in the world by its own efforts.
That is a loving G-d that didn't make us a rock, didn't make us
a tree, didn't make us a dog or a cow or horse. He made us human
with free will, a level above all the other creatures - because
we have free will.
have free will and the freedom to make choices of our own desire
or our own pleasures to bring ourselves down or lift ourselves up.
G-d has given us that.
MISUNDERSTOOD TERM "BLACK"
This term black
is not understood in the Black community the way it is understood
in the White community. In the Black community, we think it is all
about our skin color.
In the White
community, they know that black is about our spiritual makeup, our
emotional makeup, our emotional disposition, and not about physical
flesh and skin color.
It is not about
that, at all. If the White man was so much against black skin, why
did some of them keep and pet the black snake and eat out of the
plate with the black dog and prefer the black fish egg over all
others called caviar? I can go on and on showing you the irony and
outrageous contradiction in this mind makeup of the American people.
It is primitive
and only came to an end because the world has pushed people together.
The growing of communities, civilizations, have pushed people together.
Mass media (television) and economics and business make us all connected.
Those connections are bringing us together socially and culturally.
The whole population
of the earth, the humans, is becoming one community. So we cannot
afford anymore having these stupid conclusions we made of how we
should identify a person. This is far astray of what Dr. King was
all about. Do you know we act like Dr. King is dead in every respect?
DR. KING ADDRESSED THE COLOR ISSUE
a day on the calendar of his birth and of his death means nothing,
if you have forgotten what lived and what died. Dr. King followed
in the best traditions of our Black or African American leaders.
How did Frederick
Douglass seek to better the situation for himself and his people?
He sought to do it by standing upon moral strength and addressing
the wrongs of the White world or White man.
King advanced it by addressing the "Color Issue." He
said the day would come when a man would be judged by the content
of his character and not by the color of his skin. That
is what Dr. King said.
Now Black Leadership,
influenced by the Nation of Islam teachings, saw the Black people
become proud and happy to say they were black, when they used to
beat each other up for that in my lifetime.
that we have has turned appreciation for the black skin into an
orgy. They are obsessed with the word. Everything is black.
me. Our people are leading themselves astray and making it almost
impossible for us to make progress with our minds and our intelligence
in our communities. That is how I saw it.
PSYCHOLOGICAL REASONS for EXCESSIVE BLACKNESS
Just as I saw
in the Nation of Islam teachings a real problem, especially saying
"G-d is a Black man and the Black man made the devil."
That "G-d was a Black man and Allah was in the person of Mr.
Fard, and his skin was white."
These very bold
contradictions just would not be accepted by my mind, as I am sure
it was not for many more of you.
at the problem of Black identity and how our Black leadership was
making a problem for us, I did the same thing that I had done while
thinking on the Nation of Islam problem.
I said, "There
must be something more to this. There must be more than meets the
eye." So I analyzed it from the position of psychology, and
this is what I came up with.
The White man
had an attitude to support this, even if they didn't use this language,
and I have heard this language even in my adult lifetime: The charge
that Black men can't produce anything but babies.
So our Black
leaders registered that subconsciously and consciously and responded
to that charge. And now they have made things "black"
to say to the White world: "There is another production I have
You have Essence
Magazine, and "Essence" is black, too, if you understand
it. You have the Jet and Ebony Magazines and they both mean black.
And you can go on and on. I also saw a magazine called Black Hair,
but it may be the correct language when you look into it. There
is Black Enterprise, a business magazine.
While this seems
to be an overly excessive or abnormal amount of black terminology
to identify what we are and what we are doing, the only way I can
justify it is by saying: "This is not talking to us. This is
talking to the White man."
They are telling
the White man, "Here is another business we established and
created. There is another publication we established. There is another
service we have."
are saying to the White man, "You said we can't produce, so
chalk up another win for us." If that is the motivation, it
is never going to stop, until the leadership meets with
an honest, loving psychologist - Imam W. Deen Mohammed.
If you are put
on the defense to prove yourself, your adversary has tied up your
energies forever. Children's sense tells us not to engage someone
who has no intent or interest in them but to put that person down.
They will walk away from that person.
The child will
tell that person, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but
words will never hurt me." I heard little children say that.
They will say, "Blacker the berry, sweeter the juice."
These are children responding that way.
Now here is
the Black leadership not understanding their own spirituality that
has been developed under White Supremacy. They are now given to
proving that the Black person is not what "you said" a
Black person is.
So they stamp
Black on this and Black on that. "Chalk up another one, White
man. We are proving that we are producers."
After I saw
into the psychology that is behind this proliferation of the term
black, I have more respect for our Black leaders now and less troubled
by their over use or exaggerated use of the term Black. It is harmful;
in the long run, it can be nothing but harmful.
In the Nation
of Islam as a young Minister preaching to the Congregation, I would
see mostly black but also brown and some with complexions bright
enough or White enough to actually "pass." I have seen
that in the congregation of the following of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad.
- my mind has never been enslaved; I can't recall any time that
my mind has been enslaved. ... I said to myself, "I never was
comfortable believing that G-d was a man, even when I was a child
12 or 13 years old."
NEVER PLEASED with G-D PRESENTED as MAN
When I look
back, I understand that I was never pleased with G-d being presented
as a man. As a child, I didn't experience what the average adult
has experienced - I was born after my father had already accepted
the "new teachings" as the Teachings of Islam given to
him by Mr. Fard.
Being born after
that, I wasn't told the things you all were told: The Christian
idea of G-d in the person of Jesus Christ, a man. I was not told
that and because of that, my mind was freer to question that idea.
So that is what I did.
I came to see
that the Nation of Islam was saying the same thing. I said, "How
can we condemn the church and we have a flesh man too that we say
is G-d?" How can we condemn them, saying they are wrong and
that Jesus Christ is not G-d? But here the same idea is given to
us that a White man from Asia is G-d and that doesn't bother us.
All is changing
now. We are reaching the end of time for the great issues in Scriptures.
Now let us look at what meanings come to us when we read "black"
in Islamic terms and language. I have already given you the biggest
part of it.
ISLAMIC MEANING of BLACK
That is, "black"
is to mean faith and spirituality or spiritual life. In the Qur'an,
black is associated with water, and it says that water is darkness
or blackness. Water is a term for what we call in grammatical language
a metaphor for human sensitivities and human spiritual life.
A little gnat
or ant can crawl on your foot and you get it instantly, you feel
it right away. Sometimes the thing crawling on your skin is too
small for you to see with your eyes, but you feel it. And it sends
a sensation through your body to your mind. That sensitivity can
even be seen or understood by not addressing the flesh or skin or
the human body.
Just take the
smallest thing and drop it in the water, and it will send waves,
ripples over the whole surface of the water. It can be the smallest
thing. The waves will get smaller and smaller, as they go outward
from the point of contact. So you may miss seeing that the waves
will keep going and going, and if you used a strong looking glass
you would see that they are still moving, even though the naked
eye cannot detect it. Like broadcasting, the little and slightest
touch goes all over the water. That is the way our sensitivities
You hurt my
body, it goes all through me. If you touch me kindly, it goes all
through me, too. Water is only a term used in scripture to address
that kind of life and sensitivity.
DROWNING IN OUR SENSITIVITIES
When we hear
about the drowning of the people in the flood, don't think of the
water that you drink out of the faucet and bottles.
Think of the
sensitivities of people; they are drowned in their own sensitivities.
Haven't we as a people become so sensitive to skin color, that we
are drowning in the waters of our sensitivities? We are drowning
out reason, drowning out intelligence.
in Islam for blackness is "sensitivities," and it is the
same in the Bible, if you understand.
nearby our Prophet Muhammed, prayers and peace be upon him, spoke
derogatory or used racist language about the African Companion of
the Prophet, Bilal.
And the Prophet
checked him right on the spot, the one who was putting Bilal down
and saying he did not expect much from him.
said, "We are all Bilal." He is saying that we are members
of the Islamic family, the Islamic brotherhood. And what you do
to him is felt by all of us. If you offend him, you offend all of
us - if what you say is unfair or unjust.
But what is
the deeper meaning in the Prophet saying, "We are all Bilal."
It is that this nature you see present and seems to be dominant
in a black person Bilal is also in your nature. You have the same
nature that you criticize in him. You are sensitive, too.
G-D KNOWS THE NATURE of HIS CREATION
I am sure that
person said, "But I don't give into that sensitivity like Bilal
does." I am speaking to the Lost Bilal right now. G-d brings
about in time through circumstances and time - that is, it is in
G-d's Plan: He knows the nature of His Creation.
He knows what
His Creation is capable of. He knows what His Creation will go after
in life. He knows the conclusion of His Creation. He knows where
they will end up. The good ones will end up keeping their good creation,
and the bad ones will lose their good nature. G-d knows that.
There are those
who look down on Blacks, because they say we are the simple minded
and fickle minded who tend to play and laugh too much like Ham,
among the three sons of Noah.
Look at it now.
Ebony said it is the "Browning of America." And the CNN
Special speaks of Black America. They are talking with a forked
tongue; they are speaking out of both sides of their mouths. Out
of one side of the mouth, they are saying, "We are addressing
the Black community. It is all about Obama and the Black Community."
But out of the
other side of their mouths, they are saying, The spirituality of
the people we brought here and enslaved has now affected the spirituality
of the whole population of America." They are not just saying
this is Black people or African Americans; they are saying the whole
of America has become Black.
They are saying,
"We fed these people influences to lead them into more extremes
of spiritual behavior, so that they wouldn't have much rational
behavior. We created situations and influenced circumstances, so
they would give their life to spirituality, to blind faith, to fun, to emotional expressions." All of those
are part of spirituality.
FED THE INFULUENCES OF EXTREME EMOTIONS
They are saying,
"Now they have influenced our population with their spirituality,
and now we have become more spiritual than rational." Now they
too have an imbalance and are too heavy on the water side. What
they planned for us has now gotten them. They planned to contain
us in a spiritual mold, while they take the material world.
have turned the table on them. It is more than the "Browning
of America." As CNN had it, now it is "Black." White
people are no more productive, because they have been put under
the same circumstances that they put us under. And that has made
them heavy on the water side and light on the land side.
They are standing
in the Atlantic Ocean on a Lotus flower. One foot is on the Ocean
surface and the other foot is on the Lotus flower; that is the only
material they are supported by.
That is Allah's
Justice. Allah said, "You have robbed Me of a whole people."
They took us from Africa and brought us here and robbed G-d of a
They took us out of Africa and brought us here and robbed G-d of
a whole people. What does it mean to say, "They robbed G-d"?
Just take G-d out of the equation and say "Creator." Use
the Name for G-d that was first given by Prophet Muhammed; he said
robbed the Creator of a whole people." Allah created the earth,
and He created that that grows out of the earth. If you take us
out of our natural life and our nature supported traditions, you
are robbing the creation of its people. And that is the same as
robbing The Creator of His people. "You have robbed Me of a
Mr. Fard took
on the role of the suffering savior and said, "I come as a
thief in the night" - using the language of the Bible in the
New Testament - "dressed in cavy clothes." That is, "cave
That is the
satire. He is calling the White man who is here in authority a "cave
man." And then he says, "Why is he coming as a thief in
the night? To redeem a lost people."
One of the meanings
of redeem is to "get back." So he is saying, "As
you stole these people from G-d - I am no thief in the night, but
you had a hidden plan and I have a hidden plan.
a hidden plan when you brought them over here and put them on the
plantation. You had a hidden plan when you enslaved them on the
plantation. You had a hidden plan when you freed them from the plantations
and gave them the open way to come up North. You had a hidden plan
when you took them from the cotton fields and took them into the
a plan when you told them that they were great singers and great
dancers. You had a plan when you opened up the church to them and
filled it up with music and songs and dance and fun. You had a plan."
And the one
who comes in the role of the suffering savior said he came as a
thief in the night, meaning, "I have a plan."
Peace be unto