America’s scribes really began to openly attack the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his followers in 1959. In the 1960s, I wrote in “This Is The One”.
“Back in 1959, the white press, as if on signal, launched a furious attack on Messenger Muhammad and The Nation of Islam, following the dishonest portrayal of us entitled: “The Hate That Hate Produced.” Through such publications as Time, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, The Reporter, Esquire, Confidential, True, Saga, and a host of other magazines and newspapers; white America spewed forth a flood of articles, both superficial, spurious and poisonous in nature.”
“…newscasters, commentators have lied in concert. The television newsmen were not, and are not, above editing their films in such manner as to actually tell lies to their viewers. They conspired to deceive the public regarding Messenger Muhammad. …Members of a large orchestra do not accidentally play the same tune.”
One day in October 1960, I brought to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad a four consecutive day spread in a newspaper, where I lived, that was designed to deceive the public about him and his followers. He quietly read for a while. Then, he looked at me and said:
“Brother, if they take out whole pages in The New York Times and cuss us out line by line, they will help us.”
They did. They are.
What applied then applies now. The non-stop torrent of disinformation, half-truths, slander, revolving around the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Michael Jackson, and the Nation of Islam generally, really serves the purpose of Allah here in America and throughout the earth.
Meanwhile, let’s carefully read Muhammad Ali’s footnote #645, from his translation of the Holy Qur’an, which was part of a major point in my book, “Is It Possible That The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Is Still Physically Alive???” [I’m making paragraphs of it for easier reading.]
“Jesus died a natural death is plainly stated in 5:117: ‘And I was a witness of them so long as I was among them but when Thou didst cause me to die, Thou wert the Watcher over them.’ See 752. The Gospels contain clear testimony showing that Jesus Christ escaped death on the cross.
“The following points may be noted: (1) Jesus remained on the cross for a few hours only (Mark 15:25; John 19:14) but death by crucifixion was always tardy. (2) The two men crucified with Jesus were still alive when taken down from the cross; the presumption is that Jesus too was alive. (3) The breaking of legs was resorted to in the case of the two criminals, but dispensed with in the case of Jesus (John 19:32, 33). (4) The side of Jesus being pierced, blood rushed out and this was a certain sign of life. (5) Even Pilate did not believe that Jesus actually died in so short a time (Mark 15:44).
“(6) Jesus was not buried like the two criminals, but was given into the charge of a wealthy disciple of his, who lavished care on him and put him in a spacious tomb hewn in the side of a rock (Mark 15:46). (7) When the tomb was seen on the third day, the stone was found to have been removed from its mouth (Mark 16:4), which would not have been the case if there had been a supernatural rising.
“(8) Mary, when she saw him took him for the gardener (John 20:15), which shows that Jesus had disguised himself as a gardener. (9) Such disguise would not have been needed if Jesus had risen from the dead.
“(10) It was in the same body of flesh that the disciples saw Jesus, and the wounds were still there deep enough for a man to thrust his hand in (John 20:25-28). (11) He still felt hunger and ate as his disciples ate (Luke 24:39-43).
“(12) Jesus Christ undertook a journey to Galilee with two of his disciples walking side by side with him (Matthew 28:10), which shows that he was fleeing for refuge; a journey to Galilee was not necessary to rise to heaven.
“(13) In all post-crucifixion appearances, Jesus is found hiding himself as if he feared being discovered. (14) Jesus Christ prayed the whole night before his arrest to be saved from the accursed death on the cross, and he also asked his disciples to pray for him; the prayers of a righteous man in distress and affliction are always accepted. He seems to have even received a promise from God to be saved, and it was to this promise that he referred when he cried out on the cross: ‘My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?’
“Hebrews 5:7 makes the matter still more clear, for there it is plainly stated that the prayer of Jesus was accepted: ‘When he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him who was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared.’
“The statements made in the Qur’an corroborate the above statements quoted from the Gospels. Jesus did not die on the cross, nor was he killed as were the two thieves, but to the Jews he appeared as if he were dead.” (#645 Qur’an; M. Ali)
Now, how much of the above is history? How much is prophecy? How much is neither? Why do most scholars dispute the church’s teaching on Jesus?
Several years ago, I asked a librarian, “How many books are there on Jesus in English?” She told me, “Conservatively, about 60,000.” I felt the number was higher. I’ve heard of a lower figure, which I’ll address next article, Allah willing.
Caucasians wrote most of them. Most all of the scholarly writers wrote in the last 200 years. Increasingly, these scholars claim that the Jesus of the Christian religion is not the Jesus of history.
Sixty thousand books on Jesus averages 3,000 books a year since Jesus’ time. That averages 8.219 Jesus’ books daily. Remember, this excludes books in other languages.
They claim they are still in search of the truth of the historical Jesus, even though the churches (including their scholars) teach that Jesus was divinely revealed 20 centuries ago.
Millions write, talk and preach Jesus 24 hours a day, worldwide. So, why does confusion and disputes about Jesus continue?
Of all the international preachers of Jesus only one man has actually met and was directly commissioned by and represents the Messiah. That man is Minister Farrakhan.
Crazy? Read on!
Minister Farrakhan’s teacher taught: “There are many things prophesied of the future under many other names other than the real one. This is done to protect the real one. I could say much on this subject, but you would not believe it, although it is the truth, and the days of the manifestation of the truth.”
From “Is It Possible That The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Is Still Physically Alive???” we read: “Consider the combination time locks on the vaults of banks. In the banks are the valuables of the people. The bankers want to protect those valuables. So they put locks on the vaults. We must know the right combination to open the vault. We must also know when to work the combination. If we don’t work the combination at the right time, we cannot open the vault.”
Before continuing, let’s define the word, “key.”
More next issue, Allah willing.