Welcome to the Nation of Islam's weekly post, let us begin this meeting properly by opening up in prayer.
Wherever you are please stand and join us as we face the east which is the holy city of our Mecca Arabia and also the birthplace of our savior Master Fard Muhammad.
Surely I have turned myself to Thee O Allah, striving to be upright to him who has originated the heavens and the earth and I am not of the polytheist.
Surely my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death are all for Allah the Lord of the Worlds.
No associate has He and this am I commanded and I am of those who submit.
O Allah! thou art The King, there is no God but Thee.
Thou art my Lord and I am thine servant.
I have been greatly unjust to myself and I confess my faults, so grant me protection against all of my faults, for none grants protection against faults but Thee, and guide me to the best of morals, for none guides to the best of morals but Thee, and turn away from me the evil and the indecent morals, for none can turn away from me the evil and the indecent morals but Thee.
O Allah, make Muhammad successful and make the true followers of Muhammad successful, as Thou did make Abraham and the true followers of Abraham successful for surely Thou art praised and magnified.
O Allah, bless Muhammad and bless the true followers of Muhammad as Thou did bless Abraham and the true followers of abraham for surely Thou art praised and magnified. Ameen
Brothers and Sisters in the name of Allah the beneficent the merciful I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is his messenger. I greet my brothers and sisters and readers in the greeting words of peace, we say it in our original tongue of Arabic the language of our ancestors As-salamu Alaikum which means peace be unto you.
Welcome to Mosque Maryam, the national center of the Nation of Islam. We are so pleased and grateful to Allah that you have decided to be with us. It is our honor as always to share with you the life-giving teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as taught and demonstrated by the Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan.
The teachings of the most Honorable Elijah Muhammad are life giving but we want to be clear because we don't say life giving as a “cliché”. We say it with conviction and sincerity because it is actual facts and when you latch on to these teachings and submit yourself as a student it will increase and improve the quality of your life but if you reject the guidance and the warning, it can also mean our end. In the scriptures it talks about Moses and Aaron and how they represent two signs one of life and one of death the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan represent life and their guidance represents our salvation.
We are living in very dangerous and serious times. When we speak of a time of trouble we're speaking of a time of great adversity, great difficulty, great stress, pressure, vexation, bitterness, hatred. In the Holy Quran, we wanted to live Surah 103 and it is titled The Time. It begins with these words by the time surely man is in loss we can see it a world in loss. Loss means destruction or ruin it means to decrease in amount magnitude or degree by the time the word “by” identifies the agent performing in action so the agent is the time and this is why Minister Ishmael Muhammad has been raising for us every week from the most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan the knowledge of the time. Minister Farrakhan said in part three of his monumental series the time and what must be done, he said if we understand the time and judge our actions by the time then it is required of us to be in accord with the time and by so doing we will not suffer loss but if we reject the knowledge of the time and go contrary to what must be done in accord with that knowledge then our rejection will not only bring us loss but it will bring us death. By the time surely man is in loss. Who is going to teach us the knowledge of the time? this knowledge has to come from God and his intervention in the world at a time that he is judging the world. The people that live in the world must know that God is judging today and he is going to make it so clear as to why he's judging and then give us that standard and command us to be in harmony with the requirements of the time that we might be successful and come through God's judgment of this present world.
Let us look at the condition of the world, look at the events politically, economically, socially don't we recognize and see that a mighty change is in progress in every living creature but are we changing for the better or for the worse. In the life of a Muslim Asar is the time when the sun is midway between its zenith and its setting. It is in the afternoon during which we perform Salat or afternoon prayer the Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan said we are in the time of the setting of the sun on the present world and its rulers because this world and its rulers have ruled contrary to the law and will of almighty God Allah, so even though Allah permitted the present rulers a season he set a time for the demise of their world. If we don't know the time we may not know what to do at this time to be successful. We may not understand what is happening and how to manage the stress and the confusion and we could be overcome by our ignorance of that time.
In the Holy Quran chapter 61 verse 9, it says He it is who sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth that he may make it prevail over all religions, though the polytheists be averse. We thank Allah for the guide and the guidance we thank Allah for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan.
The national assistant minister to the Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan, our beautiful brother that has been feeding us every week with powerful messages, student minister Ishmael Muhammad
In the name of allah the beneficent the merciful, the one God to whom all praise is due the lord of all the worlds to him who originated the heavens and the earth we reverence and give thanks for this gift of life we thank him for his many blessings his many gifts and his goodness. We thank Allah throughout the time of the human family on our planet particularly in these last six thousand years for his prophets and messengers that came into the world to warn and to guide. The histories of the prophets that are written in both the Bible and Holy Quran show us that when that prophet or messenger was among the people he represented grace.
Grace is a window of time that allows for the people to make a right decision to turn from their wicked ways and to follow what God is giving to them through that servant. The histories have shown that the people in the past the wicked and those that ruled with injustice and tyranny and oppression they all rejected God's messengers and as a result of their rejection of God's messenger they were destroyed we thank Allah for Moses. We thank him for Jesus. We thank him for Muhammad peace be upon these worthy servants. As a student and follower of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad I could never thank Allah enough for his merciful intervention in our affairs in the person of Master Fard Muhammad for raising up from among us from the black man of america his messenger Messiah the most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and giving to us today a divine leader teacher guide and warner in the Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan. It is in their Holy and righteous names that we greet all of you once again with the greeting words of peace Assalam Alaikum.
We want to share with you today a few things from the Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan the divine guide and warner in our midst to reflect on the moment and the time we have entered the book of proverbs the 11th chapter the 14th verse reads for lack of guidance a nation falls. It is not that America lacks divine guidance or the nations that preceded her, a nation falls when that divine guidance is given and rejected we are living brothers and sisters in unprecedented times a time of great trouble and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes in Fall of America in chapter 42 on page 180 he writes quote the days of trouble have now come to us from almighty God Allah the God who is the real owner of the heaven and the earth he further writes in chapter 40 on page 170 of this same monumental book the Fall of America he writes quote the destruction and fall of the world that we have known is now without doubt in process when we refer to the world we are referring to the world of the white man for the world of the black man has yet to come. In the world of the black man by divine guidance is now merging in on the old world of the white race this makes the Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote the destruction and fall of the world of the white man imminent. Here in america we can see nothing but the fall of america, it is no secret it is obvious to the eyes that are open. If we want to close our eyes and minds then claim that we do not see and understand then we will be falling ourselves. He further writes this refusal to see is full hearty for regardless to how we may desire to see the old world stand we do not have the power to stave off the destruction that causes the world of the white man to fall in quote.
How we act, how we react, what we say and how we say it is critical in the current climate in such a time like this the minister recently said to the executive council that “we have to be wise, we have to be so wise in this hour to come through it with a minimum of loss but surely by the time man is in loss except those who believe and do good and enjoin one another to truth and enjoying one another to patience. The Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan reminded us that first and foremost for us to know, we that follow the Honorable Elijah Muhammad under his leadership that we should know believe and be sure that Allah who came in the person of master Fard Muhammad is the master of this day of requital. He said to us nothing happens brothers and sisters without the permission of Allah God nothing is happening not just with his permission but nothing is happening without his direct intervention. He is in the middle of everything that concerns this nation and his people who are in this nation”. We say brothers and sisters as Muslims in our daily prayer in the Al-fatiha which means the opening after we recite the first verses in the name of Allah the beneficent the merciful all praise belongs to Allah the Lord of the worlds the beneficent the merciful and then we say these words master of the day of requital or judgment Thee do we serve and to Thee do we beseech your help master of the day of judgment and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad added these words in which we now live to remind the supplicant of the time period that we are in and that this day of judgment and our prayer that is recited and prophesied in the scriptures is now being fulfilled throughout the Bible and in particularly the Holy Quran.
A day of judgment is mentioned both books Bible and Holy Quran speak of God's judgment both books prepare the believer in God for such a day when God will punish the wicked and destroy satan and his works, here in the prayer we are asking for none other no one other than God to help us through such a day such an hour such a time we beseech your help. The Bible tells us in the book of psalms the 42nd chapter the first verse God is our refuge and strength and ever-present help in times of trouble the minister said to the council many many of our people are heavily invested in the outcome of this election and there are others in America who are also very very heavily invested in the outcome of this election. He shared with us that “he does not know of another time that has been exactly like this. Mr Biden according to what we are hearing is not only ahead in the popular vote but it was just reported on yesterday by all of the news media that he has won enough of the electoral votes to be the next president of the United States of America but there are so many unseen realities that will be coming up in the next few days. As they continue to count the votes we as members of the Nation of Islam are not invested in this because whoever wins if it is the right one the messenger of Allah the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said it will delay the hour of reckoning that America is facing and anything brothers and sisters that can delay, hold off, postpone for the moment the storm that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad predicted is a blessing to us all. The Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan gave us in our study guides a study course entitled “rising above emotion into the thinking of God” because if we allow our emotions to get the best of us our emotions cloud judgment it impairs our ability to see and make proper decisions and judgments in a time such as this so the minister said since Allah God is the master of this circumstance we should not be emotionally invested in anything or anyone but God for he is the master of this development however it evolves and then minister Louis Farrakhan said to us that he did not want any follower of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad under his leadership our leadership. He qualified that statement by saying notice how I said under our leadership meaning the two that back me and myself and if you are with me the two of them are your teachers and leaders as well so whatever i'm saying to you this is the time that you must obey my words to you or we will pay a very serious price. The reason why the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to us wherever he tell you to go, go wherever he tells you to stay from, stay from and when you see him look at him and when he speaks listen to him. There are two parts to that the minister shared with us that he wanted to get over into our minds and what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said he said continue to hear my minister Farrakhan. The honorable Elijah Muhammad said I'll have you so smart that you will have the devil around your finger as a little string and you will not even know he is there unless you look at him that is how important the words that Elijah speaks at any time are and should be to each one of us.
So we have been given a directive from the minister in the Nation of Islam but what is good for me is good for you and what is good for those of us who follow the Honorable Eelijah Muhammad under the leadership of the honorable minister Louis Farrakhan is good for every member of the black nation. The minister instructed us that no follower of the Honorable Eelijah Muhammad under our leadership should have anything to say including posting on social media concerning the 2020 elections. He advises us and directs us that we should just be quiet let Allah speak through the events that he is bringing to pass. Brothers and Sisters this is a very serious and dangerous hour we have entered we know that president Trump is a very proud man and he loves to win but losing the minister said he can't handle that too well and the minister said that if he should lose this election and a man that he mocked that he thinks is so inferior to him wins and if the whites of this nation look at him and see him in a weakened state even in victory than the image of Kamala Harris as Vice President a heartbeat away from the President becomes a focus so white people have come out in record number out of their hiding places from rural America to vote for Mr Trump hoping that if they poured out in great numbers he would win. This is the condition of america right now people on both sides are heavily invested people on both sides are being fed toxic words words that undermine the institutions of America. Words that are an anomaly to the behavior of Presidents, words that are an anomaly to the peaceful transfer of power so this toxic poisonous explosive talk the minister said can be set off the President's rhetoric and careless speech is feeding his supporters so emotions are running very high nearly 150 million Americans voted in this election a record number. If Mr Biden and what has been announced that he will be the next President of the United States stands then the minister has said to us we don't get involved with joy or the emotion of the loss. We go to our God and we should be wise as we move about because death will be the companion of those who laugh loud and mock those who rejoice. If Mr Trump loses rejoice not at his loss, no emotion should come from us of joy or sadness because we know it is all in the hands of Allah so everyone that talks and we love to talk should shut our mouths in this hour and let Allah guide the talking through the events that he allows to come to pass no matter what we think of this people will be pushing us to have something to say and the minister said I think our answer should be we have nothing to say God is now speaking.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said over 50 years ago that this election is one of the most serious in the history of American government because I the party that seeks the office of presidency is faced with the problem of saving the lives of the people of America. If the present party democrat at that time republican today remains in office you know the answer and if the republican party takes over which is the democrats today you should know the answer but look at what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said he said there will be a lull before the storm. The storm can be delayed and every hour and day that it can be delayed is to your benefit the point is it cannot be put off forever it cannot be delayed forever. What is the meaning of a lull it's a temporary calm quiet or stillness calm or to send one to sleep; lull means to give or lead or to feel a false sense of safety and when you are led to feel a false sense of safety in your victory and what the victory promises in fulfilling your hope it causes us to be less alert, less watchful. We go to sleep at a time, when danger is present the lull before the storm. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad warned us brothers and sisters, he said “we must remember that our vote is strong and powerful only when and where the white man can use it to get into office over his white opponent but after the election and the victory there are very few favors that come from his office to the black voters who helped and aided him in getting in the office why because he does not owe the black voter anything as long as he has to feed clothe and shelter him.” The deception of the enemy is real the devil only makes promises that he has absolutely no intention on fulfilling the election of Vice President Biden and as his running mate and now Vice President elect sister Kamala Harris puts as we said earlier sister Kamala Harris who is an absolutely brilliant highly intelligent black woman but it puts her at a hot beat away from the presidency this in it of itself is historic because it will be the first woman to ever have been elected to the office of the Vice President and she could become the next President of the United States of America and the fact that she is black does not bode well for those who resented the fact that the country had its first black president in Barack Obama so there's a lot of hatred there's a lot of anti-black sentiment in the country it's a very hostile environment but we are reminded of the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad there will be a lull before the storm.
A weather-related storm is a violent disturbance of the atmosphere manifesting in strong winds usually rain thunder lightning or snow a storm is any disturbed state of body storms are created when a center of low pressure develops with the system of high pressure surrounding it and this combination of opposing forces create winds and result in the formation of a storm so if you describe a situation as the lull before the storm you mean that although it is calm now there's going to be trouble in the very near future. So here we are two opposing emotions a low pressure those that are disappointing those that are saddened surrounded by the emotions of joy and happiness in the celebration that your candidate has come out on top so we're in the middle of these emotions that are running on one side high, low on the other and these conditions of opposing emotions can set the country off.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad in fall of America said under this topic of subject matter the law before the storm he said I am afraid for you that you will receive what the people before you did receive Allah God is very angry brothers and sisters with America and the technology that she uses on the dead to keep them dead and that you are very disappointing to God and to the original man who knows himself a very few of course. The false show of a glorious future that the wicked is putting on is at hand we must remember Daniel's prophecy that at the end of the war desolations are determined but before this happens Allah God will bless the people with a good time as he did the people of the past who wronged themselves and did not pay attention to the prophet's warning among them. Don't get caught up in the lull because it makes you unaware of the unseen realities and if your emotions are on high it will impair your ability to see what is on the horizon.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that Allah God destroyed those who wronged themselves and did not pay attention to the prophet's warnings among them they thought they were fooling Allah God but Allah surprised them he made the people rejoice for a short time with a show of great prosperity and at the height of their great prosperity suddenly he destroyed them this is the merciful law that Allah has put in nature. Coming into this present year 2020 the stock market was up it broke records unemployment was down the country was optimistic of a promising future of prosperity and full of hope and out of nowhere and unseen enemy struck in the Covid 19 corona virus pandemic. Did you know that in the first world war the influenza virus Spanish flu as it was called came towards the end of the war. World war one started in the year 1914 a war that lasted about four years and the Spanish Flu struck towards the end of 1917 going into 1918 and that year 1914 is very significant for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad pointed out to us and taught us that it represented the end of the 6 000 year period that the Caucasian people were given to rule so here we are in 2020 and this time a virus pandemic hits before a great war that is on the horizon.
How can we expect peace the Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote where the method used to bring about peace is the same method that started the war, instead of finding a right solution and then practicing the right solution. Elijah Muhammad says these things for the sake of my own black people for they are so ignorant to the knowledge of the truth of the time in which we are living. What they would like to do cannot be done for the time to even continue to do what you are doing is up and he goes on to say to black people, you cannot get away from the old misunderstanding of the time you're not living in a time in which you may be expecting a settlement of the war that will give you what you have always been used to sport and play and foolishness actually now is the time that you and I should be wise enough to understand that we should think for self and do for self and if you do not know how to do for self you should follow the man to whom Allah God has given the knowledge to teach you how to do for self.
We want to say to Mr Biden President-elect Joe Biden while we were organizing for the million-man march, congress passed a law and that was the crime bill that you were one of the chief supporters of you have acknowledged Mr Biden that it was a mistake and we are taught that mistakes should be corrected. In the Nation of Islam our lessons tell us that mistakes shall not exist not that they will not be made but exists because when a mistake is made they should be corrected so that the consequences of those mistakes shall cease to exist the crime bill Mr President-elect Biden did a lot of damage to our people putting tens of thousands of our men in prison ruining the lives of tens of thousands of families and it was not the common white folk they didn't do those things but it was those in seats of authority those in power it's not the common white man or white folk that have done the irreparable harm to black people but those with badges that shoot us down in the streets stop and frisk us break into our homes and kill the innocent members of our family. It is our hope President-elect Joe Biden that you will write the wrongs of the evil done to blacks and correct the mistakes made this will cause perhaps God to extend your time and spare the Nation from his wrath. You are witnessing unprecedented storms, record heat, fires raging in the west and storms upon storms pounding the gulf states, winter is coming and the Bible says God has stored up snow and ice in the north to bring down on his enemy. President-elect Biden you are elected to this seat as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to save the lives of the American people. What will save the lives of the American people from a second wave of the corona virus that has mutated and the scientists see that this virus has unusual characteristics it moves in different directions. Do you think that shutting down the country will stop the virus when the Bible tells us that when God sends a plague upon the land if the people would humble themselves and pray and seek God's countenance and turn from their wicked ways. Repentance is the only thing that saves the Nation. Mr Biden repentance was the only thing that saved Nineveh from the destruction and wrath of god. America has to repent for the evils done to the people of God for the evils done to the nations of the earth. It is in your hands now it appears, Mr biden and don't forget it is our people that helped put you in office we want nothing less for our people than justice real justice and we won to be separated and given a state or territory of our own we want no more parts of your institutions. They all have failed we don't want your education anymore it has failed to cultivate and develop the black boy and the black girl to grow up with self-love and self-respect and moral character and decency. We want to be free indeed and be given the chance to build a Nation of our own. Remember brothers and sisters this scripture from the Bible as we close your covenant with death shall be annulled and your agreement with hell shall not stand. Moses and Aaron gave to the people two signsn one of blessings and one of death and cursings Moses and Aaron said to the people of God choose life that thou and thy seed may live. Beloved brothers and sisters is not what you see hope is in but what you don't see. Beloved brothers and sisters when the people of God rejected Moses and Aaron and they started their murmurings against God's prophets God sent upon them fiery serpents and cockatrices. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that those fiery serpents represent angry white folks their anger is at a high now and we would be wise as the minister has advised to not get carried away in your emotions and showing your celebration and parties.
No no no no no this would be so unwise for us to behave like that so the Holy Quran tells us in the 110th chapter which is entitled the help it tells us when you see men entering the religion of Allah in companies celebrate the praise of thy Lord and ask his protection surely he is ever returning to mercy well these are not companies and people that we see coming into submission to the will of Allah but we have seen with 150 million Americans casting their vote they went out into their different companies into their different parties and one party has claimed the victory over the other but in every contest there's a winner and there is a loser in every context a contest there is on the winning side joy but on the losing side there's anguish there is agony of defeat so Allah tells us to ask for his protection.
The president will remain in office another 11 weeks there are many unseen realities that have not manifested yet and this announcement will be contested by the other side so it's not over until it's over and so brothers and sisters let God speak now we are under these orders go into thy chambers go my people enter into thy chambers shut the doors behind you and hide yourself for a little while, for a moment until the indignation has passed. Beloved brothers and sisters these are orders of God to the believer in him these are orders coming to us from a faithful servant in our midst in the Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan, go into thy chambers the indignation is not just the virus the indignation is the wrath of God the indignation is the hostility the bitterness the resentment and the hatred that is out in the streets and in this climate go make your homes a place of refuge make them places of worship. We've had all of these months to secure our homes prepare ourselves and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad warned us the worst is yet to come.
Let us make a wise decision, let our comportment our disposition our behavior the tone of our speech be in harmony and in accord with the knowledge of the time that we have been given from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable minister Louis Farrakhan following what the divine servant of Allah in amidst has instructed us will save our lives save the lives of our loved one and everyone listening to this message and you know it to be the truth and good guidance for us the black community in particular because we're the target you would do yourself we would do ourselves good by checking our brother checking our sister if we go out of bounds we kindly let our brother and sister know. No no no no no that's not proper let's be calm let's be quiet we are in a sort of lull before the storm.
We thank you for listening as we greet you in peace.
Brothers and sisters let us close out today's program in prayer wherever you are please stand and join us yet again and facing the East.
In the name of Allah the beneficent the merciful all praise is due to Allah the Lord of the worlds the beneficent the merciful master of the day of judgment in which we now live they alone do we worship and thine aid do we seek.
O Allah guide us on the right path, the path of those upon whom that has bestowed thy favors and not the path of those whom thy wrath is brought down nor of those who go astray. Ameen
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