Letter to Ministery Class of No. 1 Michigan
Department of Supreme Wisdom
5830 So. Wabash Ave.
Dec. 3, 1934
To the Ministry Class
of No.1, Michigan
My Dearest Brothers, Followers and Laborers with me in the Name of our
Saviour the Almighty Deliverer of the Lost Founds, W.D. Fard Mohammed;
whom the world has not known as yet, but will shortly. It is you and I
who has said that we know Him and are His witnesses to make known His
name among those who are sleeping in sin and ignorance; and who enter the
school of preparation that we may be found worthy of Him when He returns
to put us on His book as Laborers fitted for the cause of righteousness.
Give ear my Brothers, and listen diligently to these my words and forget
them not. Islam is not to be played with and those who teach it must
forever be mindful of the LAW, because ignorance of the law is no excuse.
Now we are not ignorant of the Law, because we received it no by prophecy
nor was it sent to us in a book that we might say we could not understand
it or that we failed to receive it. No, but Allah has come to us Himself,
to teach us out of His mouth in the person of our Saviour FARD MOHAMMED;
whom we have seen with our eyes and heard with our ears, and our hands
have handled Him lest we have excuses and say He was not real. This
blessed and only friend of we who were lost, called me into His ministry
in August 1932. Not for the works that I had done, nor for the education,
for I had neither. But for His own cause, that I should hear the word of
His mouth and go and teach others of His Majesty, and wonders that He is
about to work in the wilderness of North America where we now live.
He Himself, knowing the times and seasons of all things put upon me a
great work to accomplish, but not without a great reward at the end; that
is if I keep His Law and Commandments and obey without priding myself
against Him who sent me. Now this did He charge me with, to go and make
many ministers and send them in all of the cities and teach Islam as He
has given it to me. Adding nothing to it, nor even taking a atom from it,
lest we dilute His Holy word and be found guilty of falsifying the truth
on His return.
Now this have I tried to do, to make Him someone to help in the work of
the Ministry, that His name may be known among those that know not Him
nor His word. Now remember brethren how I warned you of how to keep evil
from ever entering the class by never permitting that hateful thing
called jealousy and envy ever once be named among you. Seek not one
anothers faults until we look carefully into our own, because he that
seeks his brothers faults and not his own, always stands in danger of
Remember if one of you has a fault and he is warned of it and the brother
repents and asks you for forgiveness and acknowledges all his wrongs,
then we must fast and pray to our Saviour for a protection against all
our faults and teach us whether our brother is right or not, and if so
the Saviour will tell you in His own way; but do not tell Him in our
prayers to show you His answer in a way you desire because He knows our
hearts and He does whatsoever He will.
A minister should not make a mistake in teaching, because such mistakes
will do great harm in misleading the people who are blind to the truth.
Again deaf Brothers, if we acknowledge our mistakes at once to our
listeners that we are teaching and they pardon you, then you may proceed;
but it does not show that we are very wise when we are making mistakes
before the public. So let us be careful and be sure we know Islam before
we go out teaching that which we are only trying to learn ourselves. If
we be children going to school, seeking wisdom from our teacher, then let
us be submissive to him and ask that which we do not understand.
In entering the Ministry class, our first duty is examine ourselves to
see if we are qualified person for such Divine calling.
We must come up to the following, laid down by (Prophets).
The husband of one wife; having children that believe, who are not
riotous, or unruly; must be blameless as the servant of Allah; not self
willed, nor soon angry; not greedy of filthy lucre; must be given to
hospitality; a lover of good; sober minded; just; righteous, self
controlled (temperate) Holding fast to the truth which is the Teaching of
Islam; that we may be able to convince the gainsayers. We are servants of
our Saviour, quickened with energy by the truth at His mouth. It is right
for me to be mindful of you all on this behalf because I love you and
have you in my heart day and night. Being well pleased and desirous of
you, I have and continue to impart to you the true teachings of Islam as
I have received it of our Saviour. And again unfolding to you the true
meaning of prophecies as our Saviour gives me leaves of these mysteries
which have been hidden and are still hidden to many of us who have seen
the salvation of Him our Deliverer.
It is a great thing to be thankful of, because through prophecies of
old is made our path which we trod. Knowing this, then let us be all that
is required of us so that we may be examples to others Not by rallying
and lording ourselves because of the call, but by making ourselves an
example to followers. Giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that
our ministry be not blamed. Again, let us remember that our Saviour’s
Greatest Desire is that we be second to none in all the earth, when it
comes to wisdom or anything else, but proving ourselves equal. For this
cause, we must pray always that we make perfect our light of wisdom daily.
Rejoice and be glad, for the light is upon you, and you do see and
you do understand. Remember then ten questions of number one lesson. The
second question asks, “Why did Mossa have a hard time to civilize the
Devil 2,000 B.C.?” Because they were savages; they had lived without any
teaching of themselves for two thousand years and lost all knowledge of
Yacob’s history which he had written for their welfare and education and
how to master the Original Man. They were living a beast life when Mossa
found them, and we are in the same condition. Only we are not walking on
all fours. As Minister Sultan Mohammad said in his letter to me this
week; now for nearly four hundred years we have been lost from the Holy
Temple of Allah and the Nation of Islam.
We are following this devil (The Beast) and have completely lost the
knowledge of ourselves, the right way of our native home, and Holy
Religion of Islam; which taught us how to master this wicked Yacob made
devil, and we are now living in every respect like the beast.
It took signs and wonders to make the devils believe that Mossa was
teaching of the true God, Jehovah Allah, whom that had called God
Almighty. They thought He was a mystery God, and they could never hope to
see Him nor hear His voice, but Mossa proved to them the power of Jehovah
Allah how well He could be seen and heard. They did not want the proof of
Mossa’s God anymore, and they heard Mossa and let him teach them.
Remember how the Bible teaches that Allah told them, “When I have sent my
great signs and wonders in the land of Egypt and brought them through the
flood then shall they know I am God, Allah.” Then comes the New
Testament, condemning them for their un-belief after seeing all these
wonders of Allah. John 3:14 makes it plain, “As Mossa lifted up the
serpent in the wilderness, so shall the son of Man be lifted up
(Lost-Found will be civilized).” Rev. 16:11, 21 conclude the lost-found
rebellion against Allah in the midst of plagues.
So rejoice; the day is breaking upon us who fear His power. He shall
come, and will not delay His coming. Be watchful and sober minded.
Your Brother and Servant of Allah,
Prophet Elijah Mohammad.