from the Muslim Journal 4-18-06 to 5-19-06
Is A Wonderful Creation - The Human Creation
W. Deen Mohammed
following Public Address was given by Imam W. Deen Mohammed on the
First Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Homewood Hotel, in Homewood,
always we are very pleased to be here for this occasion, on the
radio broadcast on the First Sunday of each month. We are very happy
to see the many of you who are here from the various cities and
towns from around these United States. We are very pleased to see
thank G-d for our presence and ask Him to guide our minds and guide
our tongues, so that we please what He has created us for, the Calling
that He has extended to us, The Creator of all things.
we look at the world with the eyes of the struggling person, struggling
with life, we respond to what we are looking at. Most often, we
are looking at the world all about and around us of manmade things.
Many times, manmade things in the environment bring us happiness,
joy and lift our spirits.
sometimes, manmade things do just the reverse. They make us feel
depressed and lonesome, especially those persons who have what I
call a "free spirit." Some persons who have a free spirit
- not a free spirit for disobeying intelligence or moral decency
- have a free spirit for just exploring the world of wonderful things
and getting soul and spirit satisfaction. That's the free spirit
I am talking about.
a person who has that free spirit, the world of man can be very
depressing. It can be too cluttered. The free spirit flies high
and far and needs space. Sometimes, man's world is too crowded,
too cluttered, too confining for that spirit that G-d created the
human being to have.
way of saying "life" is "existence." Existence
covers not only the living things but also the non-living things.
Existence for human life has what is needed in it to bring human
life to move and get on the path to its success. The existence,
itself, has that.
if that life is influenced by and attracted by things small and
the intelligence hasn't been turned on to things big, then the consequences
are that the life will be satisfied to live on small things and
to grow small.
is conditioning. When a fighter has to go in the ring, a boxer like
Muhammad Alt -the greatest of all fighters who stepped into the
ring, that fighter has to condition himself. He conditions himself
to win. If he fails to condition himself, he may lose, and most
likely he will lose.
that exists has to be conditioned. If it is not conditioned, it
will not last. And it takes effort to condition life for its success.
I mentioned "existence" in itself being enough to move
life forward. What is that existence?
you look at a rock and you don't see anything happening, it just
seems to be permanently fixed where it is - it shows no life, no
movement. You should feel blessed that you are not a stone.
you look at those living things that sometimes impart great knowledge
to our minds - the lions, elephants and other beautiful and attractive
creatures roaming the earth - when you think on the smallest and
biggest and then think on yourself, you should feel blessed.
don't have to be deprived of freedom to enlarge upon your existence
and to expand upon your existence and to project your existence
into bigger and better pictures of life.
those things that are held in the mold of their behavior given to
them by nature and freedom given to them by nature, they are held
in that mold and you are not.
are able to rise up from that position on the totem pole of life
and come into the freedom of your human form, come into the productivity
of your human form, come into the vision of your human form and
outstretch everything existing on the planet earth.
is a wonderful creation- the human creation. And that is what you
need to turn life on for you. So no matter what you face or are
confronted with from the natural world or man's world, it won't
set you back. That is, not in your hopes, not in your dreams, not
in your vision, not in your determination to achieve better.
not giving you anything that wasn't already given, even before man
was made. Life is hunger; hunger drives life. Feeding "hungers"
makes life grow bigger. The bigger the life, the bigger the invitation
to life. Life invites bigger appetites. Life grows and hunger grows.
the ground, life grows bigger and multiplies. Many varieties of
life eventually are present to look at. The ground grows to be beautiful
on the move is working like a time piece. To know if a time piece
is working, look to see if the time piece is doing what it is known
to do: The hands are going from the big to the little, from the
little to the big. The time piece is working.
know if the human life is working, look to see if life is doing
what life is known for doing over the long road of human history.
The hands of life are going from big grown ups to little children,
from those children growing up back to the old or the grown ups.
hands are reaching out from the present for the future. The time
piece is working. The grown ups are stretching their hands out to
the children. Their children, in return, stretch their hands out
to the grown ups. Life is working.
ground floor spreads more to serve hungry mouths more than a meal
for the flesh. It is to serve what is needed for the whole of life.
Life needs food and a food source and an address to call "my
needs a clothing source, a housing source, a promising job, a money
source, such as this. Every form of life was formed to afford: Spreading
sands terrain brings hard times like the deserts of Africa and other
places. Deserts that once flourished but by natural causes, they
were the preceding generations kind hearted or kind natured and
were moved toward the future to be attentive to future needs, they
would have fed the land in return. They would have fed the land
that fed them; that is the ground on which they were getting their
would have fed the land, giving back to the land so there would
be a better future for their children. When the old has passed on
their usefulness and are resting in peace, hear what the bigger
world - the world bigger than man or the world that man did not
make - hear what it has to say.
phenomenon - picture talk, the sky view, the clouds, the night view
and the returning day, the positions of moon - the moon, the positions
of sun - the sun, the lower position of the moon and the higher
position of the sun are "picture views" talk.
sun rising and its position is defended on more than one account.
Firstly, the sun puts light on matters not seen in the dark. Again,
the sun fires up production.
the sun is shining on a garden, and the sun light is bright and
hot, the production of beans is much greater. Not only beans, but
other crops as well.
sun lifts the human spirit, and then the sun sets for a well deserved
rest. And what is the picture talk? It is rest. The sun rests upon
sun has labored from dawn to sunset, and it has fed not only the
mouths but also the spirit. And it takes its rest. It has fed the
body and the spirit, and it takes its well deserved rest, because
of all the daylight time it was laboring.
is speaking of the sun with the voice of the poet, with the voice
of the philosopher, or with the voice of the singer who speaks of
the sun rolling around in heaven all alone.
that sun doesn't really roll around in heaven for foolishness. It
comes up and makes the arch, half the circle going up and going
down back to rest.
to go uphill is not easy, and to roll down hill too fast is dangerous.
The sun has a great message. It goes up and then it goes down. It
seems to be rising slowly and it seems to set fast.
it gets close to the earth, it seems to set fast. That is the time
you can speed up a little bit - when the fall is not too long.
it begins to go down slowly, and when it gets near the earth it
quickly goes to its rest. There is great guidance that the world
itself, the world of natural phenomenon, imparts to the curious
and thinking person -who is thinking not on himself, thinking not
on the glory of man but thinking on the wonders of creation.
kind of thinking produced what is called philosophers. It produced
seers. It even produced what is called Prophets.
Scriptures, we have Prophets saying that they studied G-d's Handiwork
-and I am using the exact word they use in Scripture, Handiwork;
it means the work that they thought that G-d's Controls brought
said that that work, itself, brought them to believe in G-d, to
believe that this couldn't have happened in such a marvelous way
to speak to human minds, souls and spirits and make the human life
so resourceful and so productive - it could not have happened without
there being an Intelligence bigger than man bringing it about.
is the thinking of the philosophers from whom this world got the
sciences. That is the speaking of Prophets who brought the great
religions to earth for us.
we want to have a peaceful life. We want to have happiness. We want
to have comforts. But don't rest on foolishness.
I say rest, I mean find relief. Not to just go to bed at night from
a day's work or from a day's activities, I am talking about resting
your energies, resting your efforts, that message that we get from
the sunrise and the sun setting.
this, you go to fun and a party - that is OK. You go to a social
gathering, and that is OK. But don't go to something that is going
to bring your good life down.
the party appeals to your indecency, that will bring your good life
down. If it appeals to your ignorance, that will bring life down.
If it appeals to your wildness, that will bring life down.
relief, yes, as the sun finds relief as it worked all day in the
light and all night in the darkness it finds rest to rejuvenate
itself. So in the day, it comes back up strong to face the long
day of work again. That is what we should do.
should rest upon our labor. A man, and a woman too, gets more satisfaction
resting upon his labor than he gets from any other kind of rest.
he has worked and looks upon his works and knows that he has progressed,
and he knows he has made an achievement and accomplished the things
that he had in his heart and mind to do, when he looks at it as
he finishes his labor, that is the best rest that he will ever get.
That makes it possible for him to sleep through the night.
people who think that rest is just on play, fun and having a ball,
they sometimes cannot rest at night. They call New York City the
city that never sleeps. You will find in New York City at any time
of night people out on the streets, especially the youngsters. Why?
It is because they can't rest at night.
stay up all night and sleep in the day. And they call them "night
people." They are out in the streets all night and when day
comes, they go home to rest or to sleep. This is a reversal of their
original nature. Every living thing, except a few "weirdoes"
among the jungle creatures, rests at night.
you become that night creature and don't know how to face that night
scene, you become very weird.
if you see the darkness and the jungle as the confusion of life,
that permits no light of understanding, then you can become a night
hunter through the confusion of the world - to make it through the
night to see another day.
world is too big for man. The best work that man has done is the
work that he has done reading creation, reading natural phenomenon,
then extracting from natural phenomenon the knowledge, the message,
the science for building his world.
think that man has stepped ahead of matter. Matter is always ahead
of man. And he will stop moving forward, if he turns himself off
continues to grow, because man continues to go to matter to get
science. And everything else in our lives, we owe it to the earth
and to the heavens that impart also picture instructions to the
minds of human beings.
are the product of our mother, and our mother is firstly Mother
Earth. Then we are the product also of the heavens. And the heavens
seen together with the earth represents all matter.
is all matter? Big Momma. Man has to expand his interests and vision
to include all matter in his interest. Then he can take help from
the skies. The Scriptures say - not one but both - your needs are
supplied from heaven and from earth. It is speaking of all people.
speaking of Scripture in the total picture of Scripture. After all,
our Scripture, the Last Book called Qur'an, is a continuation of
Scripture that was before the Qur'an. Scripture is one continuous
movement, one continuous progression.
can look at the picture of natural phenomenon or all matter and
see for yourself with your own thinking and own mind its beauty,
its conversation, its language that it is imparting through its
pictures - the picture of sun, the picture of sunlight and where
it is going.
sun sends its light, and it sends its light to its job -the job
of energizing dead things and bringing dead things to light with
the help of water and air.
you really study the physical sky, the lower sky of clouds and the
higher heavens of stars, you get a great message.
clouds form and many times they form promising good help to a dry
garden, great help to the farmer. It makes the farmer so happy,
when he sees the rain clouds gathering.
when they gather, the sun is not going to be out. The clouds are
forming, and he is happy. The lower heavens are promising relief
to his dry land.
the same picture promises bad times, storms, loss of life, etc.
But if you read not just Mother Earth and read Mother Matter, you
know in bad times that what I am seeing is not really an absence
of the sun. The sun is still where it always was intended to be.
It is there, but this disturbance is blocking my view.
sun is rising and setting, shinning and producing energy for life
and production, even while trouble is hanging overhead. If you read
it that way, you will have the patience to survive the time of trouble
to see another time of great hope.
is what we need to give to our children, our young generation, so
that the world doesn't crush them. So that the world doesn't kill
hope in them and they can live and have confidence, even when the
White House is upset, even when the government is clouding up the
view. The clouds may be forming from the White House, clouding up
will be saying, "Oh, this is a bad time." And it is. But
with the right view on matter, Mother Earth and Mother Matter, you
can even be happy, when everything else is sad. Because you will
know that it is just a matter of time when the clouds are going
to disappear. The trouble is going to go away, and it is going to
be a bright and sunny day of hope and production again.
under estimate the Handiworks of the Creator. He writes a Script
bigger than anybody's Holy Book. And if you can read it, you will
have life eternal. You don't have to die in one generation.
that hope to your children, and your life will continue in them.
Not just your biological life, your spiritual life will continue
in your children. Your rational life will continue in your children.
Your vision for the future will be continued in your children.
is how communities with belief in G-d thrive and survive all the
troubles that man can produce. And their generations keep the Covenant.
They keep the Contract with G-d, The Maker.
they outlive the devil. The devil will have to set, go down and
get out of the picture. They will live to put the devil to rest.
should look at what man is doing, when we are miserable and question
him. He is not G-d, and his works are not the bigger work. His works
are the smaller work. The bigger works are that of Mother Matter,
of us talk about getting our crown of stars, and we don't know what
we are talking about. A crown of stars doesn't mean something physical,
some trinket that you are going to wear on your head, physically
like a cap or hat.
Crown of Stars means the great wisdom on high that reveals to man
by picture language how he should order his own world down here.
try to have one light. The higher knowledge is the knowledge of
the higher sky, the higher heavens. The sun is one light. Don't
try to have one light but have many lights. See the bigger picture.
how many big suns, like our sun, are distances away and we can't
see them, except at night with the help of a telescope. Some we
can see physically with our eyes, although we can't understand them
all of the time.
are big stars with their families, and they are moving in the heavens
or in matter's space, just like our sun. So matter's space accommodates
many great leaders with their following. So don't be selfish wanting
to have one leader, and that is you. You want to be the only leader,
have the bigger picture and the bigger world and the bigger rewards,
we have to welcome every qualified sun, every qualified leader.
Come on and let us work together. Let us be one matter system and
let us serve life, here and hereafter.
know what you call G-d, but whatever made Mother Matter made her
to mother all of us, to nourish the mind, spirit and soul of all
of us, to grow us up and prepare us to be grown ups in her system,
working with the best of the people and respecting the rights of
every qualified person to have their own environment, to have their
own place, to have their own freedom of movement, to move their
own following - as long as we conform to the overriding system created
by the One bigger than it all. Allahu Akbar, G-d is Bigger, G-d
are looking at these little small jobs we have down here to do,
and we are just bumping heads and stumbling over each other and
setting each other back, sometimes accidentally and sometimes on
purpose. And we think we have something going.
is not as big as the ants. That kind of work is a small-er work
than the work of ants; sometimes you can't even see them. But those
little ants will have a bigger world than petty people backbiting
and backstabbing and scheming to get over and ahead of somebody
is too ridiculous to tolerate. We should not tolerate that from
each other. We are supposed to be each other's friend. We are supposed
to be each other's brother and sister.
we see someone behaving like a night creature crawling on the earth,
you should tell them, "Lift yourself up, brother. Lift yourself
up, sister. That mind you have has reduced you to a little night
creature, crawling around on the earth."
thing we should observe in the picture language of matter is that
most things that live under the ground are not so attractive. When
you look at them, they look dull. They don't have a bright looking
life. They are also on the desert.
people want to be great leaders, but they don't want us to have
the garden. They want to keep life a desert. They don't produce
any beauty on the land. They are not interested in beautifying the
land. They are like a desert.
will be a few flowers scattered about, and you will have to go miles
and miles to find that beautiful flower. When you find the flower,
it is really beautiful. For I am telling you that if you can survive
on this desert that they create for us, you are really beautiful.
But you don't find it in abundance.
don't find the big tree of flowers. You don't find a bushel of flowers.
It will be a little dainty thing that is very small, but G-d has
favored it to survive the greed, the selfishness of persons who
just rather see nothing than to have people share in it.
have people right among us who are working hard to keep our environment
a desert. So how do you expect them to look when you find them?
How are they going to look to a believer?
are going to look like a creeper, a critter living under a rock
and coming out sneaking because they are ashamed of how they look.
When they come out, they run real fast and hurry up to get back
under the rock. They are ashamed of this old dull, fleshless look
that they have. They are beauty void.
only animal creatures or insects, but also the plants that grow
up in the desert look unattractive. You don't want to embrace it.
You don't want to take it in your hand and rub it. You don't want
to put it in your hair, sisters, like other nice flowers. It might
prick your skin and bring blood - thorns and thistles.
is the barren land producing thorns and thistles. This is Mother
Matter speaking. It is not just out there to exist. G-d made the
world to speak to the mind and open the mind for bigger pictures
and equip the mind for better futures.
me, it is time to wake up, come out of your confusion, stop glorifying
man and look at Mother Earth. And look at the Big Momma, Mother
you all G-d's Blessings. I wish you all G-d's Freedom, the freedom
to go where Mother Matter says to go. Not the freedom to go to that
that brings life down and makes life indecent, weak and inferior
and keeps the community stale, static and non productive.
thank G-d for this day and for this freedom to reach you by way
of broadcast on the radio. We appreciate all of you who have made
efforts to open up more opportunities for us to speak on more stations
and reach more people in these great United States. Thank you very
much, and may G-d give you rewards forever for your good works.
you work together as brothers and sisters and be in the big picture
and don't let your own works reduce you to a small unattractive
thing. Lastly, we know that it costs money. We appreciate your efforts
to raise funds to finance the First Sunday Broadcasts.
Mosque Cares is always here and will also dispense some funds when
needed or when the business people cannot provide for this need.
We are prepared to make funds available.
is very important that life works together and that people who have
life in them are told that there are efforts made, not by one individual,
but by organizations that are community organizations to help brighten
life up and lift life up for progress on this earth.
have many friends and brothers and sisters working for the whole.
Never feel that you are alone. Never feel that something is not
being done about bad conditions on the earth.
I know I have come to believe in the Angels. And I know that even
while we are working and thinking that we have no help among human
beings, Angels are always aware, and they are working with us.
don't give up. Keep your faith. And don't let the nasty and inhuman
world kill your spirit.
be unto you. As-Salaam-Alaikum.