Son of Man seeks to enlighten
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 14:02
The Son of Man, the leader and teacher of the New Nation of Islam intends to open up the dialogue concerning enlightenment and freedom based in scripture during his visit to Southern University February 7.
“One thing absent in government and entertainment. On every level of this world there is a diminishing level of enlightenment,” The Son of Man said.
The Son of Man, the leader and teacher of the New Nation of Islam and the messenger of the covenant believes the Islamic faith will open the minds of those in attendance.
“It’s much we need to be able to share with you. We give people a chance to refute what we say,” he said.
He anticipates and plans to encourage an interactive and audience driven conversation the mind; both the enlightened one and ignorant.
“I don’t plan on speaking. I talk to my audience not at them. I let them have influence, let them stop me and ask questions,” he said.
He plans to leave the subject matter open but, will base it in scripture.
“I like to leave the subject matter open. It will be based in scripture. Often people ask what is the point of having holy books that are out of touch with reality? They are relevant to us, our children, our children’s children; if we want a bright future,” he said.
The New Nation of Islam founded in five pillars including; one god whose proper name is Allah, belief of prophets and scripture (Bible and Quran), prayer, giving in charity and the belief of fasting (exercising of the will), has evolved as the generations.
“We used to think, myself included, we used to think white people were jealous because of their white skin,” he said.
He continued citing Elijah Muhammad’s phrase ‘we never looked under the cover’ and said the mind, which dictates actions, is the factor they learned to examine and not just skin color.
“The mind in the person is what makes them who they are. The mind was within them when they were made. That is what needs to be judged and curtailed,” he said.
He described the history of the world and the presence of blacks before whites and how the Caucasians just acquired control recently, and blacks ran the world ages before.
“Black people are the father and mother of all and it’s time we started acting like it. We have a great deal to share, we have just been looked down upon,” he said.
He spoke about keeping his talks open to gage the audience for the willingness to learn and be open.
“It’s hard to teach someone that thinks they already know everything. When you ask them, they realize they don’t know or have an answer,” he said.
While discussing education he said, our education is inadequate and can be taken away if we cannot prove what we are taught.
“You haven’t really been taught if you haven’t been given proof. Just because you can remember doesn’t mean you can prove it. If you don’t teach them how to prove it then someone can take it away from them. If they are taught to prove what they know they will come away with an enlightened mind,” he said.