Brother Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad
In the Name of ALLAH, The Beneficent, The Merciful
"Be careful, beloved Believers, in this hour; not only for what people whisper to you, but what comes up from your own hearts to whisper to you against faith. Be careful of how you think when you are being tried" The Hon. Louis Farrakhan 11-29-2002
The Hon. Louis Farrakhan, God's servant in our midst, teaches us the importance of being on guard against the internal enemy, those forces within self which conspire to defeat our rise. While the open enemy has been clearly manifested by his hatred and evil actions against us, the enemy within is oft times not so easy to detect. It is the enemy without working in concert with the enemy within[weakness with self] that causes our greatest falls.
So, as we are ever watchful of the wicked plots and machinations of the open enemy, we will take a look at self and forces within that have been our bigger enemy.
According to the teachings of The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad there was an element of dissatisfaction on our planet prior to the arrival of the Caucasian and the hell they brought. In his illuminating book Message To The Blackman The Messenger reveals to us problems we had among ourselves.
"This man (Yakub) would be born twenty miles from the present Holy City, Mecca, Arabia. And, that at the time of his birth, the satisfaction and dissatisfaction of the people would be: -- 70 per cent satisfied, 30 per cent dissatisfied." Message to the Blackman
What were these original people dissatisfied with considering that the Caucasian had not entered our world yet? And what does this say about the greater problem within ourselves?
Before we go further let's define the word Dissatisfaction...
1) The condition or feeling of being displeased or unsatisfied; discontent. 2) A cause of discontent. American Heritage Dictionary
Even while we were in a heavenly state(Mecca) there still was a 30 percent dissatisfied group growing. As it was then so it is today... no matter how well things are going there seems to always be dissatisfied ones among us. The problem is not in the dissatisfaction, but how dissatisfied ones deal with it.
ALLAH and Satan were having a conversation during which Satan faced dissatisfaction. In response Satan said to ALLAH
"As Thou hast caused me to remain disappointed I will certainly lie in wait for them in Thy straight path." Holy Qur'an 7:16
This story as related in the Holy Qur'an could also be a allegory for the battle that goes on daily within the human being. The God within us is constantly talking with the Satan within and who we choose to side with determine our victory or downfall.
According to Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Disappointment is
"The feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations to manifest. Similar to regret, it differs in that the individual feeling regret focuses primarily on the personal choices that contributed to a poor outcome, while the individual feeling disappointment focuses on the outcome itself."
Yakub was able to manipulate the dissatisfaction of the original people during his time to make manifest the Devil within and give physical expression to such evil. Likewise, the enemy within and without uses our disappointments to create chaos in our personal life, family life, community life, Mosque life and keep brothers and sisters at odds.
Today Satan, the open enemy, is sifting among the followers of The Hon. Louis Farrakhan to find their disappointments and dissatisfaction to turn them into hypocrites. The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad gave very clear definition of the hypocrites...
"A hypocrite, regardless to where he appears or regardless to what organization he may be a member of -- whether a governmental hypocrite, an industrial hypocrite, a business hypocrite or a religious hypocrite -- is the most unwanted and hated of all the people concerned. They are also the most hated by God. They are double-crossers; they come in claiming belief and then go out disbelieving."
The Holy Qur'an speaking on the hypocrites says,
"In their hearts is a disease" Holy Qur'an 2:10
Part of this disease is unchecked disappointment and dissatisfaction.
As Satan threatened ALLAH, after being disappointed, that he would lay in the straight path to deceive the believers, the hypocrite has the same aim and purpose.
In these dark times, with disappointment and dissatisfaction everywhere the way to escape being turned into a instrument of Satan(Hypocrite) is to seek and find refuge in Almighty God ALLAH.
I close this writing with the Suras(chapters) of refuge in the Holy Qur'an
"Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn,
From the evil of that which He has created,
And from the evil of intense darkness, when it comes,
And from the evil of those who cast (evil suggestions) in firm resolutions,
And from the evil of the envier when he envies."
"Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of men,
The King of men,
The God of men,
From the evil of the whisperings of the slinking (devil),
Who whispers into the hearts of men,
From among the jinn and the men."
Thank You for reading these few words...