by Fudia Muhammad
Once you discover who the Black man really is, all you can do is love him! The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “Whenever you look at a Black man, you are looking at God.”And who doesn’t love God? The Black man is a direct descendant of the Creator of the heavens and the earth. This means he is genetically coded to be a master and a ruler,born with the capacity to exercise force, power and influence wherever he goes. His divine ancestry is the critical link that makes him the ideal husband for the Black woman, the ideal father for Black children and the ideal head of his community and Nation. He possesses everything required to not just father children, but further them in the way of righteousness to fulfill their divine purpose.
Our enemy would like us to forget the potential of the Black man, but it’s impossible if we reflect on the past and keep our eyes keenly open in the present. This is a man who has survived the unspeakable and the unthinkable. The foul conditions in the holds of slave ships for weeks (and in some cases months) at a time, were no match for him. The brutal backbreaking labor of the cotton fields could not destroy him. He continues to endure police brutality, unjust laws, false imprisonment, medical experimentation and demonic stereotypes. Racism has caused him to be rejected and dejected in every corner of the globe. But we all know intuitively that no other group could suffer centuries of abuse and still exist, heal and thrive. Only a man chosen by God for greatness could keep going.
The Black man is indestructible and unconquerable! The enemy understands that every physical law has a spiritual counterpart. The law of physics states that two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. This same law is applicable to power and rulership. According to the Holy Qur’an, Satan was given a respite by Allah (God) until the day the righteous are raised. Satan is working overtime to see to it that the Black man is never raised in knowledge, wisdom, understanding and power. But God’s Will cannot be frustrated – after all, the Black man is God and he is chosen to restore all of humanity – take it or leave it! But, if we are paying attention, we will see signs every day that bear witness that the Black man is assuming his rightful status and soon everyone will have to submit to his divinely ordained leadership.
You have to love the Black man because his strength is in his connection to Allah (God). We got a glimpse of this on October 16, 1995 – a Monday – when nearly two million Black men gathered in Washington D.C. for the Million Man March, at the call of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. It was a day of Atonement, Reconciliation and Responsibility. It remains the greatest demonstration of peace, discipline, unity and strength, ever! It was proof that Black men have a natural gravitational pull to righteousness and desire to be good examples for their families and communities – they aspire to be like God.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “The greatest goal of all is to meet with, or to form a perfect union with, Almighty God Allah. When there is a perfect union with God and when we become one with our Creator, then the Attributes of God come right across our own personality and character, so that we become one with the Source of life, so that when you see the person, you are actually looking at God…If you can become one with the Creator, join with Him in a perfect union, which is a great struggle, then His Attributes, His own unique Personality, will impress Itself upon you and His own being will come across your being, so that you die, He lives, in you – through you. When they see you, they see Him, for you are in Him and He is in you.”
The Blackman’s manhood’s envied by those who could never be like him and a threat to those who benefit from white supremacy – but he is adored by those who know his rise is directly tied to their own. We can all see that the Black man is beautiful; a physical masterpiece. But that’s just a bonus – the truth is that the Black woman has no resistance to God. So, there is nothing more attractive to a woman of God than a righteous Black man who knows who he is because he knows the God that made him. When she sees God in a man, her greatest desire is to help that man fulfill his vision, his goals – his purpose. A man of God is most desired because he is a protector, a provider, and a maintainer – he is loyal, respectful and dependable. He fears no one and nothing, but God Himself; and is willing to fight, kill or be killed defending those he loves. He works daily to make sure that his family feels secure physically, mentally, spiritually and morally.
Encouragement is a powerful force. Black men need encouragement when they falter, but also when they are striving and succeeding. Encouragement not only stimulates and inspires, but it’s evidence to the receiver that ‘we see you’ and ‘we need you.’ The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “A man is a delicate creature more than he is willing to admit, and he needs care…” No one can care for a man or encourage a man like a woman – that’s her true nature. The Minister said, “The female is the second self of God…So when she comes into existence by His Will and Power, she doesn’t come into existence to fight Him. She comes into existence to honor Him and respect Him and serve Him and console and comfort Him, and that’s the nature of the female. You should look at yourself and really study yourself.”
We are so grateful to Allah (God) for every Black man who is striving to improve himself, his family and his community. All Black men need encouragement everyday – fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, mentors, teachers, and leaders should be encouraged to keep making a positive impact in the lives of others. We are especially grateful for the Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.)because they are little saviors who should always be seen and honored as such. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad “produced a methodology to bring out of the Black man what God put in him.” The F.O.I. are proof that God came, and the methodology works. They are righteous and fearless. They engage our people, regardless of their condition, and offer them the same Teachings and discipline that led to their own reform. Their consistency and commitment are proof that Black people are chosen by God for a serious work. Their presence brings instant peace, order, focus and hope that a new day is coming.The F.O.I. make it easy – but every Black man deserves our love and encouragement, not just today, but everyday!
(Sister Fudia Muhammad is a member of Muhammad Mosque No. 64 in Austin, Texas. She is married to Student Minister Robert L. Muhammad and they have been blessed with four children. Sister Fudia holds a Master’s degree in Education – she is a writer, an educator and an advocate for God-centered child-rearing. https://www.givebirthtoagod.com/)