“If you are ungrateful, then surely Allah is above need of you. And He likes not ungratefulness in His servants. And if you are grateful, He likes it for you.” (Holy Qur’an 39:7)
In Volume 25, Number 12, and repeated in part in Number 14 of The Final Call, I wrote: “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.’”
In Farrakhan: The Traveler (Volume 25, Numbers 16-20), I wrote some of what I wrote in 1988 about Moses and the Wise man, as recorded in the Holy Qur’an, Surah 18: verses 60-82. I did this to cover what our attitude ought not to be, through the example of the symbolic “Moses” towards the two Messiahs, namely the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
By the word “our,” I am referring to us who have accepted to become students of the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad under the direction of Minister Farrakhan.
I cited the references above to make it easier for my fellow students to locate the words that plainly tell the specific purpose and aim of this specific series of articles.
After I finish taking up what our attitude towards Minister Farrakhan must be, for us to become successful students of God’s word, I intend to cover Minister Farrakhan’s example as a model student of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and of the word of God. Then, we’ll get to the proofs, Allah willing.
Although many wonderful significant events occurred during this past Saviours’ Day convention, the addresses made by Minister Farrakhan were especially significant because they were marked by certain finality.
The reality of this “finality” was emphasized in what he told me (while he was in Phoenix, Arizona) of his intention for the talks he was preparing and in what he told me on the phone after he delivered his Saviours’ Day address and still deeper a week later when he called me after he delivered his address at Mosque Maryam.
His words to me after he delivered part one were: “It is done!” His words after the second part were: “It’s now really done!”
These words of his deserves as much attention as his addresses.
I went to the Bible because I knew the phrase, “It is done” was used in it. But I was not sure of the context. I was almost sure this phrase was not in the Holy Qur’an, though the idea is there but put in different words.
“It is done” is mentioned two times in the Old Testament and three times in the New Testament–twice in the last book, Revelations.
Revelations 16:17 reads: “The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘It is done!’”
Revelations 21:6, 7 reads: “He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.’ He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”
Paul wrote near to the end of his work with the early Christians, in 2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Is there a connection between these acts? Do they bear on our lives and the lives of our loved ones right now? Yes. Yes.
Please, let’s not say we don’t have time to study God’s word, yet we breathe His air, and benefit from His mercy and grace, every fraction of second of every minute we live. That is gross ingratitude! Moreover, we are severely hurt by our stupidity–not Him.
To go deeper in God’s reason for the narrative of Moses and the Wise man, let’s remember that the two Messiahs, now for a bit over 70 years, have taught that our history is written under the histories of other people in the Torah, the Gospels and the Holy Qur’an. It must be read and understood in that light.
This narrative is composed of the relative few verses of the Holy Qur’an, which is a witness of the Bible’s truths, that is made of histories, ceremonial laws, other kinds of writings and, of course, prophecies. Both books were written ultimately for this day. There is not a page of these books that is not written about you.
Now, on the subject of Moses and the Wise man, more questions could be raised to deepen our thinking and feelings into the words and ways of Allah. For instance, why did the Wise man tell Moses that he would not tell him the “whys” of his actions until a certain time? Was it a matter of timing? If so what did timing have to do with informing him of the reasons of his actions, which would bring him into the regions of higher wisdom? Why could he not tell him before, or at least at the same time he did what he did?
How was/is this “wisdom” of a higher order? Was patience involved? If so, how major a factor, which would have enabled the Moses here to walk all the way with the Wise man?
Remember, Moses was in a school of special training and education. It involved more than trust. Faith and more was also involved.
Minister Farrakhan’s life demonstrates the behavior of the model student, which we ought to study and emulate.
All of this bears on the path produced by Master Fard Muhammad through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, on which the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is traveling and onto which he is inviting others to travel. Again, Master Fard Muhammad created the right path and set the Honorable Elijah Muhammad on it. Both back Minister Farrakhan to show us all who would come; and how to get God, peace, power and plenty–the prophesied Kingdom of God or Heaven on earth!
This path is described in all of the scriptures. Here is an example in these excerpts from Isaiah 35:4-6 and 8, 10.
“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
“And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”
Really study Minister Farrakhan’s words to survive the “Flood.”
More, next issue, Allah willing.