As-Salaam Alaikum, Family.
First, I want to say that I thank Allah for the Brother whose expressed desire for an opportunity to study the Lessons with the Believers, was the inspiration for this Group; and I thank Allah for the opportunity to provide an avenue for that to take place. May Allah Bless and Guide us in our efforts to gain deeper understanding of His Word.
Second, I want to say that I thank Allah for each and every one of you who have decided to be a part of this group, as I too desire to feed from the perspectives of my Brothers and Sisters. Without each one of you, this group cannot succeed.
I truly hope that we can open up and share questions, thoughts, perspectives, and compare notes; so that we can all benefit from what each of us bring to the Table.
There are a few points I want to go over, so we all have a clear understanding of what to do and how to do it.
1) Again, this group is for REGISTERED MUSLIMS ONLY -- those under the Leadership of the Hon. Louis Farrakhan. If you have gained admission to this group when you know you do not meet the criteria, I am asking you to do the honorable thing and excuse yourself from the group.
If I find, or if it is brought to my attention, that someone has been accepted who should not have been; I will kindly ask that person to leave. If that does not work, I will discontinue that person's membership.
2) There are no "stupid" answers, and we cannot tolerate anyone's answers or thoughts or ideas being treated as such. If I get the impression, or if I am informed by the members of the group, that a member is being rude or disrespectful or belittling of another Believer, or of the Group as a whole; I will warn that person only ONCE. If such behaviour continues, that member will be dismissed from the group.
Each of us is sacred in the eyes of Allah. Let us always remember that.
3) PLEASE don't wait on ME, or any individual, to get things going. This is YOUR group. Take CHARGE!...lol. Seriously, if you have a question, or want to discuss this or that aspect of the Lessons, just jump right in...post your thoughts.
3a) You will notice that each subject for discussion (listed on the left panel of the main pages) corresponds to each Lesson in "The Supreme Wisdom". At the bottom of each Lesson's page, you will see a link that says "Go To Discussion". That link will take you to that Lesson's corresponding discussion board. Each Lesson has it's own discussion board. This was done to try to maintain the focus of the discussions, and also to make "subject-specific" posts easier to find. Hope this helps.
4) Remember, it is inevitable that we will disagree on this or that point, from time to time. That is fine by me. Let's just make a commitment to ourselves and each other that we will not be DISAGREEABLE, ok?
Cool...that's four points, and "4" is the number of Foundation, so I guess we can get started Building now. (smile)
May Allah Bless Us all.
Bro. Reuben Muhammad