Letter to the Minister’s Class 5-6-1936
SENT TO THE MINISTER’S CLASS AT #1 MICHIGAN IN THE WILDERNESS OF NORTH
May 6, 1936
BY ELIJAH MUHAMMAD SERVANT OF ALLAH
My dear Beloved Brothers, and Student Ministers; The Messenger of Our
Dear Beloved Savior, Allah: The life giver of we, the Sleeping dead
Nation. To whom all praises are due. In the Heavens, and in the
Wilderness. Who gives the Sword of Truth and when it wears a little dull,
Allah sharpens it.
I am exceedingly happy to write you. Having a full knowledge of your calm
endurance, resignation, and forbearance, long suffering through trials
and great tribulations. But Allah have not ever given His sword to no man
to use, until that man has been thoroughly tried, to see if he is fit to
defend righteousness. And that man is always tried by his own household.
His relatives, his companions, and with disappointments, sickness, and
some times death in his family. Forsakened, and persecuted, betrayed and
hated by those who he thought was his best friend.
All this is for us who take up the Sword of Islam against this wicked
Nation. But this we bear with patience, knowing that our Dear Loving
Saviour is ever watching over us to save us from the hands of our
enemies. Because a True Minister of Islam, takes not the Sword of Truth
in vain. I received your letters with questions which we all desire to
learn perfect. But I must remind you, that those Problems is to be
carried out under the perfect guidance of our Saviour Allah. He alone
will give the answers to you who seek them in truth. A pure righteous
Muslim only can have access to that Wisdom in those Problems. You must be
clean, having your hearts spotless of Sin, and then He will reveal in
that clean heart all the Wisdom and Knowledge that He has given us. There
is a meaning to every word He spoke and left with us. He spoke not one
word what its not to be studied and dug out.
So let us begin at actual facts, and the Student Enrollment, forms and
etcs. I am sure that you understand No. 1 lesson then if no. 1 lesson is
just the object of the whole of all He said, is just the object. But, we
must be careful how we turn it over, lest we add, or take from. We are
not in the class to just listen to some one else to find the meaning. But
we are in the class to work faithfully and help to find and solve the
Lest when Allah, reveal it to one of us the others become envious of him
and he be as a Joseph among his jealous brothers. So let us all seek and
we shall find. Our Saviour has shut me in for a time, but your time is
always to make known that which you have received. I think you and the
whole class to be as one man, not in words, but in true love and action.
For this all the law. Love thy brother as thyself, do not that to your
brother that you would not have done to yourself.
Obey those who are in Authority over you in truth (Islam) Love our
Saviour Allah with all our hearts and our brother as ourselves, and if
you do well and great is your reward in the Hereafter.
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