“And obey Allah and His Messenger and dispute not one with another, lest you get weak-hearted and your power depart; and be steadfast. Surely Allah is with the steadfast.” (Holy Qur’an 8:46)
“However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [persistence in] faith on the earth?” (Amplified Bible, Luke 18:8)
In my article that appeared in Volume 25, Number 12, I wrote:
“He also knew that which Minister Farrakhan would also come to know; that despite such hard work and their clear delivery of such clear truth, with overwhelming proof, most would not accept it as given.
“However, he and his servant would have delivered God’s message so clearly that the people would remember it. So when God’s chastisement strikes, as I heard him say one day, the people will say, ‘That man told us the truth.’
“The people will come–en-masse–to realize that Minister Farrakhan bore accurate witness to the divinity of his teacher’s teachings. The modern Moses and Aaron will have completed the first phase of their work.
“I conclude this part of this article with a question. What is the best way to comprehend this whole ‘thing’ that has happened in America–from the Appearance of God to this moment, and what’s in the immediate future? Moreover, why ought we to understand this anyway? The best way to start, or begin, is by studying Minister Farrakhan.
“I intend, by the help of Allah and His Christ, to show and prove this to be true–be it the will of Allah–until it is ‘concluded.’ ”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught that we owe every good thought to Allah. With this in mind, I was blessed in October of 1960 to read in the scriptures and realize that one day the Honorable Elijah Muhammad would depart from us.
In 1961, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote an article that appeared during our annual Saviour’s Day conference (as it was then called) that included that Prophet David gathered the material, but it was Solomon who built the house. The implications of this were touched in an honorable meeting of his ministers during the convention.
Personally, I was convinced that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was not about to die. He indirectly confirmed this to me in November of that year.
I knew the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was an exceptional man, but I did not know him on that level during those days. I would be blessed to know him on that level, years later. By “that level” I’m referring to him as the fulfiller of the modern Aaron and Paul and then some.
Meanwhile, like other ministers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, I continued to teach that we had to come through him to understand and get to God. I put the essence of this in “This Is The One.”
Before the Honorable Elijah Muhammad departed, I was blessed to see Minister Farrakhan much more clearly and the essence of the duty I had by him. The essence of this is in “This Is The One” too.
My witness has been (since 1977 publicly) that the order of our learning now should be: “3, 2 and then 1” to wind up with “1, 2 and 3.” In other words, to continue this extreme over-simplification, we must now go: Minister, Christ then God, in order to wind up with God, Christ and then the Minister.
Minister Farrakhan is doing all he can, as he fulfills his teacher’s words, under divine guidance, that will get us across the river on his shoulders. This is easy to understand once you know who Black people in America are, in the scriptures, which has already been made plain as day by Minister Farrakhan and his teacher; and when you know the identity of the “other sheep” who are being added to this blessed and growing group.
As it was written, and has and is being fulfilled, the hypocrites are serving the purpose of Allah. It must be a part of every Muslim’s study to understand hypocrites and hypocrisy for excellent reasons. We must understand the roots of their thinking, motives and actions and how they serve Satan’s purpose. It is vital to understanding the much larger purpose of Allah in permitting the hypocrites to serve Satan’s purpose.
The hypocrites, like devils, are good separators. The hypocrites of today are like those who opposed divine prophets and messengers throughout history.
Study the beautiful way of the Messiah and Minister Farrakhan of handling hypocrites. They have translated the words of the Holy Qur’an (and the Bible’s truth) into equally beautiful and practical form. Every opportunity to redeem everyone of us is given. So, if we refuse to deepen ourselves by making the proper study of this vital subject, we lose!
Now, I intend to accomplish my purpose as stated above, first, by way of a book entitled “Closing The Gap.”
In the introduction to that book, I wrote:
“Among the fascinating aspects of my experiences in interviewing the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is that every one I have ever done with him are thoroughly extemporaneous–they are never rehearsed. He never knows what I am going to ask him. Oftentimes, I don’t either, beyond the first or second question.
“This little book is comprised of Minister Farrakhan’s answers to questions I asked him about a number of subjects.
“My motive was to present the reader with certain insights into the mind and heart of a very significant Black man.
“A few days ago, when Minister Farrakhan saw a draft of this work, he immediately said he wanted to give it away to the Believers as a Saviours’ Day Gift. He hoped I would have been able to include my comments in this volume. However, there was simply not enough time. It is my intention, however, to present those comments as soon as I am able.
“Meanwhile, this is that Saviours’ Day Gift to you from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
“May this little book stimulate the reader to think deeper than ever before into the significance of this wonderful Black man–a real Brother and friend to humanity–the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
“Jabril Muhammad; Phoenix, AZ; February 14, 1999.”
In Phoenix, Arizona on May 17, 1998, I asked the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan the following questions:
Brother Jabril Muhammad: Brother Minister, this first question concerns a universal phenomenon which affects the relationship between a leader and his staff and followers–divine leaders, in particular.
From time to time, gaps develop as the leader moves ahead and the followers work to keep pace. There has been a degree of misunderstanding among some with respect to certain moves Allah (God) has directed you to make in the fulfillment of the Mission of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Among them involves the way you have come to relate to the broad community, including the Caucasian race. Please comment.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan: The first thing I shall do is analyze why gaps appear between leaders of consequence–particularly Divine Leaders and their followers at given times in the growth and development of them in their mission.
The wisdom of his answer, next issue, Allah willing.