Science: “The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” (lexico dot com powered by Oxford).
I’ve always reflected on my father, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, his words when he would say “I’m not here to make a Nation of followers, but a Nation of GODS.” What is the difference in the character and activity of a follower of a religious group? Some young people would say to me that parishioners of churches, mosques, synagogues and even civic organizations, be they political or otherwise, all seem like zombies. I do not take the scientific observation of young or elderly people lightly. People who are bold and courageous enough to express a diverse opinion should never be condemned just on account of their thinking being different from our own.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has taught us that there is unity in diversity, so with the mental attitude of a scientist we must never allow diversity of thinking and expression to represent adversity to our natural ability to arrive at a synergy that reflects and is founded on Freedom, Justice and Equality in our natural pursuit of the TRUTH! Truth, as previously defined in past posts, has an irrefutable definition and synonym word which is ‘EVIDENCE’. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us the Truth which is evident in the Creation of God. For this reason it was rare to find anyone who could refute the Teaching of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, whether you liked it or not. He taught us that Islam was mathematics and mathematics was Islam, and that it could be proven in no limit of time. This automatically means that to oppose any word or concept given by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad or the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan would require that you bring evidence that mathematically supports the contradiction alleged. For many years, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad would state, to the public, that if they could find one word that was untrue in what he taught he would dispense with such teachings and give you $10,000 out of his Brother’s vest pocket for every word. The Nation of Islam is approaching its 91st anniversary of teaching its incomparable truth and no one has been able to disprove any aspect of this teaching. This is because we don’t base our assertions on ‘theory’. Instead, The Teachings are based on science, which is rooted in mathematics and can be proven in no limit of time based on evidence. Without evidence we are simply ‘philosophizing’.
An intellectual argument I recall from my academic school days was waged between the methodology of a philosopher vs a scientist and one word or characteristic that proved to be the contention in these two methodologies was that a scientist ‘experiments’ to determine its theory where a philosopher ‘questions’. The philosophers would contend that it was the scientists’ fault for the chaos and danger that the planet is in with man-made weapons of mass destruction and man-made viruses that have altered the nature of human beings in an alleged effort to improve and make a stronger, more vibrant and productive people. However, the results have been catastrophic!
One of the strongest arguments I recall from my school days was over the discovery and experiment of Albert Einstein and his Theory of Relativity and the making, ultimately, of the atomic bomb. If we can manage to control our emotions that generally lead to dispositions that polarize our attitudes and look objectively, and/or purely scientifically, without an immoral attitude, we may see that all science and its discoveries manifest through experimentation of reality in the Universal Creation of God. The key step in the learning process that human beings must never distance themselves from is morality. Morality is a code of conduct that contains keys to unlocking the intellectual treasures of ALLAH (God) that are found in every aspect of what He has permitted to come into existence in this that we refer to as the Universe. I think it is important to note here that even though we are talking about science on a large or macro-universal level of creation, it is relative and applicable to the science of every aspect of our intra- and inter- personal relationships. Imagine our success rate in relationships if we would approach each other by the methodology of a scientist, yet governed by the morality of obedience to the Will and Way of God. TRY THIS APPROACH, whether you are dealing with your spouse, courting mate, parents or children. Try the four steps of a scientist when handling each relationship:
1. Observation - We must first acknowledge what we are dealing with.
2. Hypothesis - A brief explanation of what you’ve observed. This is a vague expression that leads to step number three.
3. Experimentation - To ascertain actual facts on what it is we are observing.
4. Theory - As opposed to Theory as it is in traditional science (since I/We are a God-centered people) even though the first four letters of the Greek word for God (Theos) are the first four letters of the word ‘theory’, in my experience the attitude of most people when given a theory is devoid of proper respect and most certainly absent of fundamental submission to the Will and Way of GOD! This means when approaching the authority of a parent, a job manager or supervisor, all the way to any and all acquaintances, approach them in the same manner that you would approach God. This is because our teaching and concept of God is that He is present in us all regardless of our individual creeds, class, or color. ALLAH (God) is always omnipresent.
A Believer in God not only finds but looks for God in everything and everyone. So, if God is the aim and the sensitivity in our approach to and with all life, then as our Lakota Indigenous family would say “Aho Mitakuye Oyasin” (which means in translation “To All My Relations”) is the objective. However, from the scientific teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, because we are all from God, we must respect (look again) at all of our relations that originate in the Creator. Again, if we would approach all interaction with any and all creatures with the 4 steps or principles previously stated, then we will get the best out of whomever or whatever it is that we are dealing with as well as it will bring out of us the best that is in us. Just a little something to think about and I’m leaving it on this post for all of us, respectfully, to review. Remember, as sometimes I like to conclude with these words: ALLAH (God) loves you and so do I. 😇