the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, The Merciful
[Editorís Note:The following article contains only an excerpt of this powerful message The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered that is titled “God Will Send Saviours”. Purchase DVD ]
Today is a special Saviours' Day. My subject is from the Book of Isaiah, the prophet, Chapter 19, verse 20. He said, “And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he” —The Lord— “shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.”
Nehemiah the prophet, in the 9th chapter, the 27th verse writes:
“Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours”—plural—“who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.”
These two scriptures, Isaiah and Nehemiah, one is God Himself sending “a great one” to be a saviour; and that one is making many saviours to send them, to save a people distressed and oppressed. The question is: Who is the “he” that is going to make “a great one,” and make him a “saviour”? And who is the “them” to whom this Great Grace of Salvation is being offered? There's a specific “them,” and a general “them.”
Now, over this last year, I have said that we, the Black people of America, are the real “Children of Israel” of your scriptures. And I have explained the meaning of this to no challenge. God is indeed present. And He has made His choice of the people for His Glory.
The scripture teaches even the Gentiles will come to “the brightness of their rising.” (Isaiah 60:3). Maybe you don't know it, but there are many Whites who are now writing to the Nation of Islam and telling us that they believe in the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. And this is a sign of what many of the Gentiles have always known, but they have not been strong enough to say it. But they see, and they hear us saying things that are in their hearts! And they see us rising; and they are now saying boldly that they will help us.
God has chosen us for a specific duty and function. We are that people, then God will have to free us from the people to whom we are bound. And since they have already let us go, but they don't want to say it openly, we want to force them to say, “Yes, we let you go”—but then you have to provide us with a good sendoff.
And if you don't provide us with what is required to let us go, then God will fight you, and now is fighting for our deliverance.
The Two Natures, Two Functions of ‘Saviour' and ‘Destroyer'
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that Master Fard Muhammad, the Man Who Saviours' Day in the Nation of Islam honors, studied 42 years to deliver us. We were never told all that He studied, but in order to deliver us from the powerful hands of those who oppress us, He first had to study The Enemy that would work to prevent us from being taken. And then, He would have to study the means and the method by which He would bring the power of The Enemy to nothing.
So Isaiah the prophet said, “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people…” I want you to know that it is you, in this time of our distress, whom God is going to comfort, because a Comforter has come to take us out of the distress of our 450 years of suffering under the oppressive hand of an open enemy. And this one who has come, according to the scriptures, he came alone because there was none to help him. So the scriptures taught that his own right arm, it upheld him.
This man, Master Fard Muhammad, Elijah Muhammad said of Him that He came to us from the Holy City of Mecca, in Arabia. He was born February 26, 1877. He knew His future when He was six years old: He saw himself pushing the DuPonts, the Rockefellers, and the House of Rothschild—this Synagogue of Satan—into a Lake of Fire when He matured.
Master Fard Muhammad was made from Black and White so that He could slip in among us undetected, as the Bible teaches “He would come as a thief in the night.” The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said of this Man that He is a world traveler Who had visited every inhabited part of our planet. He spoke 16 different languages, and wrote 10. He extracted the language, and pictured the people on Mars. He told us of life on all of the planets. He spoke the language of the birds.
It was Master Fard Muhammad Who pointed out to us a dreadful-looking Plane in the sky, a half-a-mile by a half-a-mile. A Plane that had Two Natures and Two Functions like Himself: He is a Saviour, but He also is a Destroyer! And that Wheel that is above our head has those same Two Functions. One to heal, one to save; one to replenish, one to renew the Earth and the people on it! But another that is to destroy The Enemy of Peace, so that those who live on our planet after such a destruction will never again have to worry about a mischief maker or peace breaker, breaking the Peace of the members of the Human Family!
In the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 40, the questions are asked: “Who else has held the oceans in his hand? Who has measured the heavens in his fingers? Who else knows the weight of the Earth, or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?” What kind of Man is this Who came among us? Master Fard Muhammad told us that the total area of land and water of the planet Earth is 196,940,000 square miles; that the circumference of our Planet is 24,896 miles; that the diameter of our Planet is 7,926 miles; that the Land is 57,255,000 square miles; the Water is 139,685,000 square miles. The Atlantic Ocean covers 41,321,000 square miles; the Pacific Ocean covers 68,634,000 square miles; the Indian Ocean covers 29,430,000 square miles; the Lakes and the Rivers cover 1,000,000 square miles. The Hills and Mountains cover 14,000,000 square miles; The Islands are 1,910,000 square miles; the Deserts are 4,861,000 square miles. Mount Everest is 29,141 feet high; the Producing Land is 29,000,000 square miles, and that the Earth weighs six sextillion tons, the unit “6” followed by 21 zeroes.
Master Fard Muhammad taught us the diameter of the Sun: 853, 000 miles. He taught us the diameter of our Universe: 76 quintillion miles. He taught us the Speed of Thought: 24 billion miles per second. He weighed the water of Lake Michigan!
This is a God coming after a people that need a God to save them! This is He Who came. This is the Son of Man that the world has been looking for.
He came from the East to the West, as it was written “for wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.” He had Power, as the Book of Habakkuk prophesies: “His brightness was as the light; He had horns coming out of his hand, and there was the “hiding of His Power.” Think about a God so angry at the condition of His people, and the misuse of the power of the oppressor against His people, that His own fury upheld Him. His own fury kept him going!
The Bible teaches He had for a long time held his peace, but now He would cry out like a “woman in travail”; and Isaiah saw Him treading the winepress alone, His garments stained with the blood of His and our enemies. Yes. That is The One I represent today. That is why we have no fear of the power of these “little babies” in comparison to The Power that has made Itself known in North America, and now throughout the world!
Let me make you acquainted with Him: He comes as a “thief in the night.” He comes to “spoil the goods of the strong man.” The One that has come, has come to destroy this present world and burn it with unquenchable fire. The Bible teaches in Malachi 4:1, “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch”—this is The Time of the destruction of The Enemies of God, The Enemies of Peace, and The Enemy of a Righteous Civilization.
‘Wake up the mighty men'
Master Fard Muhammad has Unlimited Power to heal, to regenerate the Earth, and purify it from the stench of The Wicked who have poisoned the Earth, the atmosphere, the water, and poisoned the very hearts and minds of the Human Family.
In the Book of Matthew the question is asked, “How can any man enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house.”
Whether you know it or not, this is the Time of War, so the prophet Joel says in Chapter 3, verse 9: “Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up…” Prepare war—not peace! And He wants to kill them all! All that love war over peace, that love wrong over right, and love injustice over justice! This is The Day of Your Doom! The End of Your World has arrived! What you're looking at happening in Tunisia, in Egypt, in Yemen, in Jordan, in Libya, in Bahrain will soon—very soon—happen in all the nations of the world.
And even sooner to take place in America, so don't you get “bent out of shape” with what you see happening there! While it's happening there, you better prepare, because it will be coming to your door, America! And I hope that President Obama will remember his instructions to other nations: “be careful how you attack and kill innocent people who are protesting.” Take your own words into your bosom, and be reminded when it comes to your door!
This is a sign that The Great Mahdi that the Muslim world has been looking for is present in the world. That “The Christ” that you hoped for, “The Christ” that you longed for is present in the world. And all tyrants will be set down—God is stimulating the rise of the masses, and soon it will come to America's shores. Indeed it has already begun.
[Editorís Note: The following text is excerpted from an April 1, 2009 message delivered by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan at Mosque Maryam in Chicago]
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent,
Those of you who do not know Master Fard Muhammad
may think that we are in error for believing in Him as Mahdi. What I want
you to do is to give Him a chance to tell you through The
Honorable Elijah Muhammad what He reveals, then, you go and study it.
If He (Fard Muhammad) lied, then, we can cast Him aside, but, if He told the
truth, then, you are going to have to reason with this man.
Master Fard Muhammad came among us and He taught us
"Actual Facts." That which is actual, means it exists; it’s
fact or real. A fact is that which, actually exists; it is reality; it is
truth. Why did Master Fard Muhammad give us Actual Facts? It is because you
can not build anything until you know the actual facts. The problem with us
is that we have believed what others have told us, but, the actual facts,
we may not be acquainted with. How could the enemy rule us if we had the same
knowledge that he has? Regardless to your degrees, the enemy has never shared
with you what he has of knowledge. That is why when you come out of college
you go to him and look for a job. It is because you are not prepared to make
a job for yourself.
Master Fard Muhammad was only among us three years
and four or five months. He said He came to us from the Holy City of Mecca
in Arabia. Master Fard Muhammad came to Detroit to a place called "Black
Bottom," where the people lived in the deep ghetto. He started teaching
there, going door-to-door, like an ordinary salesman. This is what is meant
in the scripture where it says, "He made himself of no reputation He
and became obedient even unto death."
says, "He stood and He measured the Earth." Seventy-one years ago,
when Master Fard Muhammad came, He told us that, The total area of the land
and water of the planet Earth is 196,940,000 square miles." He said,
The circumference of the planet Earth is 24,896 miles, and, all of us had
to memorize this. The diameter of the earth is 7,926 miles; the area of land
is 57,255,000 square miles; the area of water is 139,685,000 square miles.
He said the Pacific Ocean covers 68,634,000 square miles and the Atlantic
Ocean covers 41,321,000 square miles. The Indian Ocean, He said, covers 29,430,000
square miles, and the lakes and rivers cover 1,000,000 square miles. The hills
and the mountains cover 14,000,000 square miles; the islands are 1,910,000
square miles; and the deserts are 4,861,000 square miles. Mount Everest is
29,141 feet high, and the producing land is 29,000,000 square miles. The earth
weighs 6 sextillion tons—a 6 followed by 21 zeros—and is 93,000,000
miles from the sun, traveling at the rate of 1,037-1/3 miles per hour. Light
travels at the rate of 186,000 miles per second, and sound travels at the
rate of 1,120 feet-per-second. The diameter of the sun is 853,000 miles.
We were just students under a Master Teacher who asked us to study. Then,
Master Fard Muhammad began to tell us about the distance of the planets and
the life that is on the planets. He taught Elijah Muhammad, who was from the
cotton fields of Georgia, and, who only went to the fourth grade of school.
If you compare what Master Fard Muhammad said 71 years ago with the dimensions
that the scholars have given, every year they have gotten closer and closer,
until now their computations are similar with Master Fard Muhammad’s—the
man who taught Elijah Muhammad and came to raise us up from a dead level and
make us rulers over those who once ruled us, not by guns and sticks, but,
by giving us a superior knowledge.
Seventy-one years ago, before you knew
anything about Mars, Master Fard Muhammad called Mars an inhabited planet.
He said, "Mars is 141,500,000 miles from the sun, and she travels at
the rate of 1,037-1/3 miles per hour." He said, "Her diameter is
4,200 miles." Master Fard Muhammad said, "Mercury is also an inhabited
planet and is 36,000,000 miles from the sun. Her diameter is 3,000 miles and
she travels at the rate of 1,037-1/3 miles per hour." Think about that.
No matter how close they are to the sun or how far they are from the sun,
all of the planets travel at the same rate of speed.
Master Fard Muhammad said, "Jupiter
is 483,000,000 miles from the sun. She takes eleven years and nine months
to make one complete circle around the sun; her diameter is 88,700 miles;
Saturn is 886,000,000 miles from the sun; Uranus, 1,782,000,000; Neptune,
2,793,000,000 miles from the sun; and the far planet Platoon, or Pluto, 4,600,000,000
miles from the sun."
Pluto was first discovered in the year
1930, the same year that Master Fard Muhammad found you and me. How far is
Pluto from the sun? Four billion, six hundred million miles. In this figure,
you have the numerals four and six.
The book of Malachi, meaning, "My
Messenger," which is the last book of your Bible, tells us who we should
be looking for. "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord." I will send you who?
Elijah! In what chapter does his name appear? The fourth chapter, from the
fourth to the six verses. Now, here is the meaning. The first four represents
four thousand years from Moses. Why Moses? Because both Bible and Qur’an
teach us that the man that Allah (God) would send in the last days would be
a man like unto Moses. How could you have a man like Moses unless you have
a people like the Children of Israel, and, a wicked ruler like Pharaoh and
his deceitful magicians? The second four represents our 400-years of bondage,
and, the six represents the end of the 6,000-year rule of Caucasian people.
The far planet Platoon, or Pluto, is 4,600,000,000
miles away from the sun, yet, the light of the sun reaches her and has her
spinning at the same speed of the other planets, 1,037-1/3 miles per hour.
What does this mean? It means that when the Light of Allah (God) touches you,
you will start turning and you will be going at the same speed of all the
people of wisdom on the planet, as long as you stay in the light, acknowledge
the light, submit to the light, bow down to the light and the God Who raised
you and brought you to the light.
Master Fard Muhammad came and the authorities arrested
Him in Detroit for teaching us the knowledge of ourselves. He submitted. He
didn’t have to go to jail. That is why the book of Habakkuk says, "He
had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power."
Malachi says, "He became obedient even unto death." Death means
the White man. He represents death, and, we live in the very shadow of death
under his rule.
The Honorable Elijah
Muhammad said that when the White man tricked our fathers out of Africa,
the first slaves came to America on a ship named Jesus. When our fathers got
here, they would wander
down to the shore looking for that ship, and, they would say, you can have
all of this world, just give me Jesus, that ship that would return me to my
native land and people. That is where our spirituals were born. "Swing
low, sweet chariot, coming to carry me home." America isn’t your
home. This is a strange land and we are living among a strange people whose
ways are alien to Allah (God) and the Prophets of Allah (God).
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, "Little did
our fathers know that it would be 400 years before the real ship Jesus came
to get us." The real ship Jesus is Allah (God) in Person; The Mahdi coming
to raise a Messiah. The Messiah did not live 2,000 years ago. Jesus of 2,000
years ago was a Prophet. The Messiah is more than a Prophet. He is a man in
whom is the Indwelling Spirit, Wisdom, Knowledge and Power of Allah (God),
Himself. Therefore, He opens the eyes of the blind. He makes the deaf to hear
and the dumb to speak. He cleanses the leper and He raises the dead to life,
by Allah’s (God’s) permission.
When Master Fard Muhammad went to jail, He sent for
Elijah Muhammad. When Elijah saw Him behind bars, He looked at Elijah and
said, "This is the price that you are going to have to pay if you want
to free your people." The price is jail. The price is persecution. The
price is being evil spoken of, and, sometimes the price is death itself. Unless
you are willing to pay the price, do not accept the assignment. Then He said
to Elijah, "If you don’t accept the assignment, somebody else will.
So why don’t you go ahead and get the big name." The Book says
that Elijah said, "Here am I, send me."
I did not know Master Fard Muhammad, I only saw His
picture, but, I listened to Elijah Muhammad teach me something about Allah
(God), the Original Man, and, how the Qur’an and Bible were actually
made. I want you to think. Either this is Revelation or it is some made up
madness, but, tell me how made up madness could raise a man from the dead?
Tell me how made up madness could take a fool like me and make me honored
and respected all over the world? Tell me how could made up madness make Malcolm
X? How could made up madness make Muhammad Ali?
Let us reason together.
Credits: Color Illustration of Master Fard Muhammad(top right) was provided by Aubrey Muhammad