THE NATION OF ISLAM S
WEEK 10 FRIDAY CLASS
T H E K N O W L E D G E O F G O D By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
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As Salaam Alaikum! Welcome to the NOI Study Course. We hope and pray that Allah will bless you with a productive study and a deeper understanding of the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Copyright ÂŠ2010 by Muhammad University of Islam
STUDY COURSE INSTRUCTIONS & PROCEDURES
Study Course Instructions
This study course is designed to be done both in a course room, mosque, study-group or self-paced at home. Certain parts of this course (Key Word Study) will be done with a partner. Other parts will be done independently (by yourself). When its time to partner, you and your partner (twin) are to follow the steps provided in this guide. The study course is laid out in the order you do them. It is important not to skip any steps of the guide. THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE TO BE FOLLOWED FOR OUR CLASSES. Purpose of this Study Course Guide: The purpose of this study course guide is to guide you through this course of study. Time to Complete: Although the hour and a half that we have for study this evening will hopefully allow you to progress through most of this study, however it is strongly recommend that you continue to work on this study course at home at your own pace. Important Note: During the study course session, if you have any questions during your study raise your hand for assistance. Each believer (student) should have a copy of this study course and its instructions to take home and continue studying on their own. All steps may not completed in the class sessions in its entirety.
Study Course Steps Step 1: Key Word Clearing Time Frame: 30 min Key words are important words related to key concepts found in the reading. Having a good understanding of the meanings of these words will help each student better understand the important concepts and ideas of the study as well as eliminate misunderstandings that come with misunderstood words. Use the key word list and definitions found in this packet to do the drill (exercise) a and b. 1.) Select a partner (closest to you) and study the Key Words together, through reviewing the questions and answers to master. (If done in course room or mosque/study group the time allotted is 30-45 minutes) a. First time through: The student has the questions and answers in front of him or her. The partner asks the student the question, and the student answers it. He/She can look at the answer if needed. The answer does not have to be word-for-word or memorized; just the concept must be correct. b. Second time through: Once finished with the drill the first time, you start again from the beginning, this time without the answers in front of you. Your partner asks the question and you answers. If the answer is incorrect, your partner shows you the answer. Look at the answer again and repeat until you have grasped the concept, then continue to the next one.
Step 2: Independent Reading Time Frame: 30 min After completing step one, you may begin to read the selected reading materials. Step 3: Check Your Understanding Questions Time Frame: 30 min Review the lists of questions. Each question is formulated to check your understanding of the key concepts and ideas found in the reading. Answer each question on a sheet of paper and be prepared to discuss your answer at the conclusion of this study class session. Sufficient time may not be given during class session to answer all of the questions. If you do not finish in class, please continue this step at home.
STEP 1: Key Word Clearing What does it mean to be dead? Dead means no longer living or deathlike. It means lacking positive qualities, as of warmth, vitality, interest, brightness, brilliance, etc. It is characterized by little or no movement or activity; slack, stagnant, unresponsiveness and having the appearance of death. Also, as in electricity, it means having no current passing through (dead wire). What is the resurrection? Resurrection is a rising from the dead, or coming back to life. It is also a coming back into notice, practice, or use. (Webster’s Dictionary) “The rising to life of the spiritually dead and the Great Resurrection are one and the same. And the first stage of in our spiritual resurrection occurs through the stimulation of our self-accusing spirit; that is, when the inner voice speaks, guides, warns, reproves, exhorts and accuses us of going contrary to what is right...” (Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan / The Study Guides) What is a door? A door is an opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way. It is a passage; means of approach or access. an entrance way. What does it mean to comprehend something? Comprehend means to take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the meaning of; to understand. What is a virgin? A virgin is a person, typically a woman, who has never had sexual intercourse. A naive, innocent, or inexperienced person, especially in a particular context. It also means pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin soil; virgin gold. What does it mean to be fashioned? Fashioned means to make into a particular or the required form: made; formed; shaped; fitted; adapted. What does Messiah mean? Messiah means the deliverer; the “one anointed” by God. He is the promised deliverer and savior of man. What does Mahdi mean? Mahdi is an arabic word which means the Self-Guided One who guides others back to the straight path. "Mahdi" (meaning the Guide, the Restorer of the Kingdom of Righteousness). (OSHA pg 70) Muslims expect the appearance of Mahdi who will break the cross, kill the swine and set justice in the earth. What does it mean to escape? Escape means to break free from confinement or control. It means to fail to be noticed or remembered by (someone). It is an act of successfully avoiding something dangerous, unpleasant, or unwelcome. What does it mean to purify? Purify means to remove contaminants from. It means to extract something from. It also means to make ceremonially clean. What does it mean to be troubled? Troubled means to beset by problems or conflict. It means showing distress or anxiety, esp. due to a difficult situation or time.
QUESTIONS FOR STUDY SESSION STUDY GUIDE 19 / THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD (FRIDAY CLASS)
STEP 3: Check Your Understanding
The following questions can be completed at your own pace as you continue your study at home. You can use your book if you need help answering the questions. Write your answers on a sheet of paper.
Questions For Discussion: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Who can raise the dead to life? Who are we that God would visit us? How are we a virgin-like people? What are the works of the Messiah? What is the life of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Farrakhan’s a demonstration of? 6. What should be the disposition of the believer in the face of “troubles” and “walking in the shadow of death”? 7. What happened when the Son of man could not get the “bones” to act right? What is the evidence of this today?
Questions For Study:
1. List the “I am” statements made by Jesus. Give a brief explanation of each. 2. What is the price, if we do not act right by the knowledge revealed to us? 3. What is meant by Jesus’ words, “I have piped to you all the day long, but you have not danced”? How does this relate to the work of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan? 8. In this message, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan stated that the “fast was over and it is time to feast”. What does this mean? What are characteristics of a real man and what is the results of meeting a real man? 9. What are some of the characteristics of The Wheel? 10. What is the connection between the power on the Wheel and the Honorable Minister Farrakhan? How do you know? 11. The enemy knows that their rule is over. What are they doing to interfere or stop the rise of black people? 12. What does the Honorable Minister Farrakhan mean when he states that he does not have long among us? 13. What does the name Elijah mean? 14. What is meant by “God breathing on you and you are formed into a bird”? 15. Who is the Messiah and the Mahdi that the whole world is looking for?
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