Welcome to my blog! This is my first installment and it is my sincere prayer that you will enjoy and be inspired by what I bring to our conversation. Though he made his transition many years ago, August 11 was the birth anniversary of my dad, William H. Atkinson, affectionately known as “Bill” to my mom and his friends and “Daddy” to me and my sisters. Oh, what an awesome man. I miss him so much.
What exactly did the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad mean when he taught us the Divine Law that is the title of this blog: that a nation can rise no higher than its woman? The only human being who ever came to life without coming through the womb of a female was the Self-Created God Who willed Himself into existence over an unimaginable period of six trillion years from a single atom in the triple darkness of space.
“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said Allah formed Himself ---not from a mother, but out of the dark womb of space. Space and the darkness of it became His womb and He came out of that darkness. Then, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, before there was Sun, there was a Woman. Allah came out of the womb of darkness with a womb within Himself. Every man has a woman in him. If you notice, the male has the X and Y chromosome, which has the male and female part. The female has the X chromosome. As Allah came out of that womb---the Holy Qur’an calls it ‘triple darkness’---He had a womb within Himself. He studied Himself and from Himself He fashioned Woman. She is His First Act of Creation.”
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
So there it is. As I write this blog, the 2016 Olympic Games are taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For the first time in the history of the sport, the US women’s gymnastics team is dominated by melanin. According to every sports expert, every announcer and all of us who are witnessing this phenomenon, the US team is not just defeating the competition, it is destroying the competition. Two stunning Black females, one gorgeous Latina , one dark-haired, dark-eyed , Eastern European sort and one blonde (the only melanin-challenged member) make up this juggernaut. 19-year old Simone Biles is being called the “greatest female gymnast who ever lived.” She is so far out in front of even her own teammates--- who are better than everyone else—that no other nation has a chance. Her exercises are so difficult to perform that she goes into each round beyond the reach of the others, who are the best in the world. One floor exercise is named after her.
You can never go any higher or any farther than Number One. Even if you are able to replicate or duplicate, you can never be the first one to do it once it is done for the first time.
We worship Allah and no one else because He is One. “Say He, Allah is One. Allah is He of Whom nothing is independent and Upon Whom we all depend. He begets not nor is He begotten and there is none like unto Him.” Holy Qur’an.
He is indeed One, and you, Sister, are His First Creation. No one or nothing can be first, except you. So nothing in creation can be above you, beyond you or better than you. You are First in Creation. You are preceded only by the Creator. He created you after the womb of the darkness of space out of which He created Himself and in you is His Secret.
Until you accept yourself, be yourself and love yourself, there will be an abyss between you and God, which means there will be an abyss between man and God. You are so angry and disappointed with the Black man----we all are---- but He can never be the man you want and need him to be until he is reconnected with God and you are the connection. We are challenged with fulfilling our duty to serve as the bridge between man and God; because we are not acting and living in accord with our nature. What is our nature? The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Master of Language, said, “It is the nature of the female to demand good treatment”.
The Black man’s mistreatment and disrespect of the Black woman will continue until we submit to our true nature. We may not realize it but we break this law all day long. “Well, I demand good treatment and he just can’t handle it so he leaves, or he becomes violent, or he just lies on the couch.” Really! Well, what do you mean when you say “demand” and what does the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad mean when He says it? Think about it.
More next time, Allah Willing.
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