by Fudia Muhammad
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said the whole scope of the Teachings of Master Fard Muhammad is ‘astronomy.’ Everywhere the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad established a mosque, he also established a school – Muhammad University of Islam (MUI). Universities typically serve students who have completed high school and are moving on to “higher” education. Muhammad University of Islam is not a university in that sense; it educates students as young as three years old through high school. But, he named it right!
Before his departure in 1975, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad had made serious moves towards establishing the university-level of MUI. His plans were all laid out in the Muhammad Speaks newspaper. He made a down payment of one million dollars towards purchasing the land that now houses the South Shore Cultural Center (formerly the South Shore Country Club) in Chicago. The arrangement was to purchase the land for ten million dollars. Ultimately the City of Chicago rescinded and returned the million dollar down payment. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad was also in negotiations to purchase Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Why? He foresaw the critical need to establish a new educational paradigm that would emerge from these institutions – a system of education that was not based in white supremacy or even Afrocentricity; but rooted in and centered on divine revelation direct from the Source – Allah (God) Himself.
From the moment White people permitted us to read, we have been intentionally mis-educated and it continues today – take it or leave it. The enemy clearly understands that two things cannot occupy the same space at the same time. So they will never teach us the sciences that lead to rulership, lest we supplant their rule. One must be completely oblivious to societal ills or extremely arrogant to concede that we have received and our children are receiving a preeminent education of the highest caliber. This level of knowledge and wisdom just does not exist outside of the mind of God. We applaud our diligent teachers and educators who have long declared a need to develop a curriculum that incorporates Afrocentricity, reconnecting us to our African roots and teaching our children the truth about Black contributions to world civilizations and intellectual advancements. Teaching self-love and Black pride is absolutely necessary; but we do not have to look far to acknowledge that this is simply not enough.
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad entered, but never completed the fourth grade of school; so in essence, he had a third grade education. His Teacher, Master Fard Muhammad, taught him night and day for three years and four months before departing in 1935; and what He taught him continues to confound the wise of this world. Publicly they may make mockery of these Teachings to keep the masses away from the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, but secretly they are using everything Master Fard Muhammad taught to try to extend their time to rule.
Our Supreme Wisdom Lessons teach, “The Universe is everything – Sun, Moon and Stars. They are planets. Planets are something grown or made from the beginning.” Master Fard Muhammad established Islam in North America in 1930, the same year that the planet, Pluto was “discovered.” The Book of Habakkuk reads, “He stood, and measured the earth: He beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: His ways are everlasting” (3:6, KJV). Master Fard Muhammad taught the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad the measurements of the earth and its waters; including, the oceans, the hills and mountains, the lakes and rivers, the islands and deserts, the weight of the earth, the speed of light and sound, the diameter of the sun, and so much more. These Lessons also included a brief synopsis of all nine planets. Ever since the measurements of the universe were unveiled in the early 1930s, this world’s scientists have gotten closer and closer to the numbers that God revealed. The only exception is the planet, Platoon (Pluto).
If we reflect on our lessons in school about the solar system, we may recall that we were taught that Pluto was the farthest planet from the Sun and also the smallest planet in our solar system. The former is accurate, but the latter is false. Pluto is 4,600,000,000 miles from the Sun, which in-fact makes it the farthest planet from the Sun. It is so far from the Sun that only a small amount of light can strike it – yet it is just enough light to fuel it to travel (rotate) at the same rate of speed as all of the other planets – 1,037 1/3 miles per hour. However, according to what we are expected to believe from our current science teachers, who are bound by the data from NASA scientists, Pluto is very small – smaller than the Earth’s moon. They proclaim that she is so small, that as of 2006 she was no longer worthy of a full planet classification status and has since been demoted to a dwarf planet. We emphatically disagree with this downgrade and their measurements!
According to what the Master Teacher revealed to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad; not only is Pluto far bigger than the Earth’s moon, she is bigger than every planet except Saturn and Jupiter. Yes, Pluto is actually the third largest planet in our solar system! Her diameter measures 67,000 miles, making her nearly eight-and-a-half times larger than the Earth. Let that sink in. We agree, her distance is far indeed, so it takes her 345 years to make one complete circle around the Sun. Whereas it only takes the Earth 365 ¼ days to circumambulate the Sun. So all of those solar system models we have all seen and may have created ourselves, are clearly not drawn to scale because Pluto exceeds the Earth in size by far.
Either NASA is outright lying about Pluto, which is not a stretch because NASA has withheld the actual facts surrounding the moon landing, its knowledge of UFOs, the existence of life on every planet (three of which are inhabited), and more – Or, Allah (God) will not permit the enemy to have an unobstructed view of the planet to ascertain its precise measurements. He says in the Holy Qur’an 2:255, “…And they encompass nothing of His knowledge except what He pleases. His knowledge extends over the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of them both tires Him not.” Either way, what is being taught concerning the measurements of Pluto is exceedingly inaccurate. So, what is the point?
In a world ruled by the enemy of God, truth is stranger than fiction. The fact is, we could have chosen any one of dozens of aspects of the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad to make the same argument: The current system of education in the United States is incredibly inadequate and wholly ineffective to produce gods. It is not only wrapped in white supremacy, but Pluto is one of many signs that White people are misreading the anatomy of the universe; and we are being forced to accept science based in faulty math. God is offering us a seat in His classroom and an opportunity for us to study at His knee and learn the science of everything. We are currently nursing from an educational system that will not even be a part of the new world. We must submit to a new educational paradigm!
In his book, Education is the Key, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan wrote, “Education is the key. But the scripture says, ‘How can they know except they have a teacher, and how can they have a teacher except he be sent?’ The slave-master is not going to send you a teacher to free you from him. Allah (God) will send you a teacher. The question is, ‘Will you be wise enough to recognize the Hand of Allah (God) moving in your midst?’ ”
(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.)