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The Kingdom Of God

W.D. Muhammad


"The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven: His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men,"

— Psalms 11-4


As -Salaam -Alaikum

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In the Old Testament of the Bible, the human being is referred to as the temple of God. This teaching of identifying the person as God's temple is the exact teaching that we are receiving today in Islam from the Holy Quran.

The Holy Quran treats the individual as something of value above the physical structure that we call temple, church, or mosque. When you go to your place of worship, you most likely have respect for that physical building or structure.
You would not want to say the wrong things there to profane or to corrupt the spirit (atmosphere) of the temple. You would not disrespect your house of worship by coming in with dirt and filth on yourself.

You would not come to your temple to work against the development and the growth of the mind and the growth of the higher values and principles of man. You would come there to listen in respect to lectures on how to develop the higher principles of man and how to develop in oneness with Almighty God and His creation.
But when it comes to your self, you show great disrespect. When you are alone you disrespect the temple of your self. You will ignore the preacher that is preaching inside the temple of your self. That preacher is your higher conscience, your moral conscience.

Your good thoughts say one thing to you, but you go against them and do something else. You will perform these disgraceful acts upon your self, even though you have enough sense of respect not to do these things in your physical house of worship (temple). If you disrespect the voice of your righteous conscience, you are committing a worse sin than the man or the woman who speaks disrespect and mockery against the minister in the temple, church, or synagogue.

Even though the most valuable temple is the temple within your self, we come together in a physical place to receive the benefit of the unity of many righteous minds and of many strong ideas. In the collective body, we receive the benefit of the combined force and power of that collective body.
When God is manifesting or speaking in many persons, the presence of God in them is increased when they come together in physical unity to strengthen the spiritual unity.

We receive a better benefit by coming to the Mosque in a collective body, even though the body of the individual is the temple that is closest to the individual. If you cannot respect your self, how can it be expected that you will respect others? Your disrespect for self will eventually lead to disrespect for others.
In the words of Jesus in the New Testament, he went further to say that you are not only a temple, but you are also a government and a kingdom:


"And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, the Kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

"Neither shall they say, lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you."

St. Luke 17:20,21

18. The mosques of God
Shall be visited and maintained
By such as believe in God
And the Last Day, establish
Regular prayers, and practice
Regular charity, and fear
None (at all) except God.
It is they who are expected
To be on true guidance.

HOLY QURAN Translation by Yusuf Ali; Sura 9: Verse 18

This, too, is the teaching of Islam. Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (peace of Allah be upon Him) said that for every man and every woman there is a ruler. We know that there are also subjects under every person. Every human being is a ruler and in his rule there are subjects.
When the Prophet Jesus taught that "the kingdom of God is within you," he meant that you are an authority within yourself. You have a will - power, you have a moral conscience, and you have a mind that is fed from without and fed from within.

Some of you let your willpower go roaming loosely and you do not give any special attention to anything. You accept things haphazardly and go about carefree in the world. Why don't you discipline your will -power and your moral conscience as you discipline yourself in the physical world to avoid the destruction of a reckless, carefree life?

When you exercise the discipline of righteousness, you set the king (willpower) on his proper seat (throne) in the government of your self. That will bring the kind of order and discipline within that you need to begin to establish God's kingdom within your self.
Very soon, you will begin to have more order, peace, quiet, cleanliness, and happiness in your self as a result of realizing that you are the ruler over the government that is in your self.

Once you begin to grow strong in the knowledge of government within, you can begin to grow stronger in knowledge and understanding of the government without.
Brother and Sister, do not look for the Kingdom of God anywhere but inside the mind of your being. We invite you to join us in the Nation of Islam (the Body-Christ) so that we can teach you the Wisdom of Divine Mind. This is the knowledge which will give you the strength to put Divine Will on its rightful throne of power in the government within. Then we can move in unity as one Great Force to reestablish Divine Truth on its rightful throne of power in the government without.

Thank you for honoring us with your time to read these few words.

Your Brother,
W.D. Muhammad


The Wisdom Of W.D. Muhammad

W.D. Muhammad

In Christian theology, Sabbath means a day of rest: a day of rest from satisfying the devil, God has been giving advantages to those people who love spiritual darkness so that they can show their power. He gave them the freedom to prove themselves to be worthy contenders of His. Now God will rest from holding back His Power and He will execute His Power against His Opponents. Now is the day of Sabbath: everyday.

Sabbath means the Lord's Day, or a sign of a period of time that was to come. The Lord's Day was to be the day when people would witness the Presence of God.

The worship of the Sabbath is a practice of old which was pointing to something that was to -come. Since that day (Sabbath) is now here, we discontinue the practice.
Every day is Sabbath with the Muslim. Worship in Islam is the execution of Divine Will in all that we do. For example, God has willed that we develop our home life, our social life, and our learning. When we do this, we are worshipping God.

It is also His Will that we secure all we manage to achieve. We are worshipping, or doing the Will of Allah, when we do those things which are necessary to bring about a strong society of people. This requires worship every day.
Jesus was a righteous prophet of God and the greatest of the teachers to come from the people called Semitic or Jewish. He was a righteous man with a pure heart who had love and compassion for the suffering and the rejected.

Jesus was a man strong in the faith who was almost completely alone in the world. He preached the truth   and   had   no   fear   of   the consequences.
He was a man who did not believe in pacifying hypocrites and liars. That's why the religious order of his day hated him.

Today we are living in a time just like that time. We are hated because we preach the truth, that we will continue to preach the truth with no fear of the consequences.