By Messenger Elijah Muhammad
Reprinted from the August 13, 1971 edition of Muhammad Speaks Newspaper
This article is taken from Ch. 99:1 of the Holy Qur?an. It refers to the
time in which we now live… a time of great trouble and excitement. A
time of the confusion of the most wise men of this world.
The shaking and the confusion of Mankind is mainly due to the time of the
rise of the mentally dead Black Man, here in America and throughout the
world of man and mankind. The shaking of both man and earth is caused by
the complete change that the Great Mahdiah is bringing about.
The Shaking here is referred to both physically and spiritually. Of
course, the commentator?s note, under the chapter, is very good and I am
not trying to contradict what he is saying in his commentary. I am only
trying to make it more clear for my Black People, of whom, the time is
brought about. It concerns the Resurrection of the mentally dead Black
The third verse of Ch.99 of the Holy Qur?an is a question.
3 “And man says: What has befallen her?
And the fourth and fifth verses teach us:
4 On that day she will tell her news,
5 As if thy Lord had revealed to her.
First, “Oh that day…” What is that day? The answer is, It is the day of
Judgment of the world that we know, or the world we have known.
Second, ” ….she will tell her news,” What news did the earth withhold
and which she will tell on the Judgment Day?
The answer is, there is much news of the earth that we never knew was in
the earth, or on the earth, until this very time in which we now live.
Looking at the moon, like a silver dollar in the sky, before the Coming
of Allah (God) Who Came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom
Praises are due forever, we did not know that the moon was a part of this
earth on which we are living.
In the time, or before the time, of Judgment of the people who made this
world of wickedness and falsehood, we did not know the moon is what it is
A Great All-Wise and All-Knower of both open and hidden things schooled
me, from His Own Mouth for nearly three and a half (3 1/2) years, night
and day, to teach me before this time, these secrets that are now
bursting open for the first time, to man, and mankind. Of course, our
Black (Black Man) people, being made blind, deaf and dumb by mankind
(white man) they would rather take the word of the mankind, for truth of
the earth and of its dead self (moon), than to take the Word of Allah
I was listening, no longer than last night, to the estimation of the age
of the moon, by mankind. If my memory serves me well ( I did not write
mankind?s estimation down) they placed the age of the moon at about four
billion years. Allah (God) Who Came in the Person of Master Fard
Muhammad, to Whom Praises are due forever, Taught me, that the moon is 66
trillion years old. Therefore mankind?s estimation of the age of the
moon, at four (4) billion years, is like telling a man who is one hundred
(100) years old, that he is four months old.
Then Allah (God) Summed up the whole entire creation to me, by Saying
that no man knows when the first atom of life bust forth in darkness, but
we know when the first atom of life began to calculate time.
Allah (God ) Taught me when the first atom began to calculate time, but
he did not teach me of before that time that the first atom began to
Allah, God, taught me when the first able was able, with his brains, to
think, and calculate time.
Since Allah (God) Taught me The Supreme Wisdom, from Himself, what would
I look like now, if I paid attention to such low creature as the
scientists of the white race, which is only six (6,000) thousand years
old? And for one third (1 /3 ) of that time (for 2,000 years) the white
race was not able to calculate time.
The white race (mankind) had four (4) thousand years to learn something
about the environment he was made in…what does he know about the moon!
If Mankind (white race) would get out all of his instruments of the moon,
to try to calculate time, he could not do it, because the essence of that
figure cannot be revived out of the moon?s surface of dust and rock. No
Geologist of the white race (mankind) could calculate the age and time of
that piece of our earth that we call moon, as the white geologist?s race
is only six thousand (6,000) years old.
The white race (mankind) was not to produce that kind of scientist with
that kind of brain. It takes the original brain to calculate the age of
the moon, and the original brain is in the Black Man?s head, and not in
the white man?s head. The white race (mankind) is something that we
(Black Man) made.
We (Black Man) did not make the white race (mankind) to be our equal in
such matters as
the secrets of God?s Wisdom Displayed billions and trillions of years ago.
If we had given the white race the original brain of the Black Man, the
white race would be our equal, as the Bible gives us a hint of the race
of mankind to “drive him out of the garden lest he put forth his hand to
the tree of life and live forever.”
The Tree of life that lives forever is the Wisdom and knowledge of God,
The Creator. For He is the Only One that Lives Forever.
Therefore, the transient man (white race) must not have the Knowledge of
God. He does not need the Knowledge of God, which lives forever, since
the white race is only going to be here for a few days.
The earth is shaking with her shaking, says the Holy Qur?an Ch.99:1. If
the earth is Shaking with her own shaking this means natural earthquake
but it has a significance which includes man.
2 and the earth brings forth her burdens.
What is the burden of the earth? Does the earth have a burden? The earth
cannot have a burden, because the earth is supported by that which she
was created to carry. So, how is it that she has a burden? Everything
that comes up from the earth, belongs to the earth, and is of the earth.
The physical Shaking of the earth is not to cast any burden off of her,
physically. The Shaking is to remove the spiritual burden that she is
carrying. The enemy of Man (mankind) has placed a spiritual burden upon
the Original Black Man.
The Original Black Man has carried the spiritual burden, (mankind), for
six thousand (6000) years. This mankind is a most agitating and grievous
burden to carry. This burden does not belong to the Black Man, to
carry-that is why it is a burden.
By Nature, the Black Man was not to be grieved over the nature of the
This is the hell that the father of the white man, made for us-to attract
us and then when we are attracted and try to follow the white man, we
become burdened with the white man?s way of life.
When we, the Black Man, try to follow the white man?s way of life, we are
burdened with grief. It grieves the Black Man to do evil, because it is
not befitting for us to carry evil.
Oh, certainly, we repent for our actions of evil, while the white man
enjoys the acts and doing of evil because that is what the white man was
made for, by nature.
But, We, the Black People were not created to do evil, that is why Allah
(God) Has Declared us to be the people of righteousness, although by no
means did He Find us doing righteousness.
If Allah (God) Had Found us doing righteousness there would be no
Judgment. But, He Found us doing other than our righteous self, therefore
He Calls us to be our righteous self, now, because we are righteous by
The Creator put righteousness in us. Since we are born of the Creator,
then we are the sons of the Creator, and we have the nature of the
Creator. And the nature of the Creator is Truth and Righteousness.
And when we remove that which is other than Truth, Righteousness and
Justice, that which remains is that which we say we are.
Holy Qur?an Ch. 99:3…. “What has befallen her?”
Truth and Justice has befallen the race of untruth and injustice,
therefore they are excited and they are running to and fro on the earth
to the nations for help.
The race of untruth and injustice is disgracing themselves because they
are confused and they are Shaking with fear over what they expect to
Everything, as we see it now, is become an enemy to the enemy. That which
he once got joy out of, now brings him sorrow.
The Bible, Revelations, refers to a time when the heads of the nation
would be sitting in the capitol of the nation, gnawing their tongues with
pain and shaking with fear and distress trying to find a way.
The Bible has it that ?their eyes going away in their holes while their
hearts will be failing with fear, as it will be a time that has never
been witnessed since man was on the earth This is the time, the shaking,
When have you ever read, in the past history of mankind of his being so
frightened over his present and future-that he is willing to expose
himself to a most disgraceful thing as to go to the head of the nation
whom he has been fearing will make war with him and overtake him- begging
for unity and peace?
His enemy now has the laugh on him. It reminds us of the old prophet?s
prophecy of them begging, crying, for peace. ” …whereas the sword
reacheth unto the soul.” Bible Jer.4:10.
” They will desire peace more than fine gold.” There will be no peace
Another place in the Bible the prophet prophesies, “As thou has done so
shall it be done unto thee.” The wicked cry out:
Holy Qur?an Ch.93:3 “What has befallen her (the people)?”
It is the time of the Resurrection of the fallen mentally dead Black Man.
The Great Mahdiah, The All-Wise, The All-Powerful God, of Man and
mankind-this is His Work bringing to life the spiritually dead Black Man-
offering him the rule. One like this, the once spiritually dead Black
Man, has never been trusted with the rule of the earth and its people.
Since the Book teaches us that His Work Will Never Change, it means that
the dead, (Black Man) who are rising now will never suffer a mental death
again. He will be wise and capable of self-rule, forever, after this.
There is much that I wish to say to you on this subject, the great
Shaking, and the great Confusion, that the Shaking is causing among
I think we should continue this subject until we know the utmost of what
the Holy Qur?an means. But, if you read the footnote, 2786 of Chapter 99,
in the Maulana Muhammad Ali, translation of the Holy Qur?an you will have
Maulana Muhammad Ali refers to these verses of Chapter 99 of the Holy
Qur?an, as being manifest in this very time in which we now live.
It refers to us, the Black Man. The Shaking and Confusion of Mankind!
Messenger of Allah, to you all.
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