I cannot accept and I will not accept, the way my article appeared in The Final Call, Volume 29 Number 43 dated August 3, 2010. I did not send my article, the way it was presented to the public. To make this very clear, this is how I wrote and sent it.
“And your Lord says: Pray to Me: I will answer you.”
This is the Maulana Muhammad Ali translation of the Holy Qur’an, 40:60
This is how it appeared, for you who read it.
“And your Lord says: ‘Pray to Me. I will answer you.’
This is in the Maulana Muhammad Ali translation of the Holy Qur-an, 40:60
In The Final Call, those words were put in bold, in the public, over Allah’s words, which was not in bold. (I used the Maulana Muhammad Ali’s translation of the Holy Qur’an in my article.)
You can see those words that were put in bold, in my article, according to someone’s, or others mind(s) and heart(s), but it was not my mind and heart.
Or maybe it was an honest mistake. I can accept that. But, nevertheless, you should never emphasize someone else words over Allah’s words, and in that manner, unless you’re making a point to help others, in the course of spreading truth, etc.
I can go further into that, if necessary. But, this is not a longer article or a book. It’s a very short article that tells the truth.
Before I go to the next point or points that ends this article, please study the word, “emphasize” and how I’m using it here.
According The New Oxford American Dictionary the word, emphasize means, “to give special importance or prominence to (something) in speaking or writing; lay stress on (a word or phrase) when speaking; make (something) more clearly defined.”
Webster’s New World College Dictionary means: “to give emphasis to, give special force or prominence to; stress.”
I did not react to “show off” and that means “informal a person who acts pretentiously or who publicly parades them, etc. (New Oxford American Dictionary.)
“The act of showing off; vain or showy display.” (Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition.)
This article is being written on August 3, 2010. My article appeared in The Final Call, dated the same date.
So, I’m forced to react, publicly, and I’m doing it now. My first reaction, when I saw/read it, “I have to make this correction immediately.” I’m aware that people cannot read my words and the correction, when the next edition of The Final Call Newspaper appears. That means in about two weeks you can read this article, containing my reaction to that “mistake.”
This time is totally different unlike any other time since time began. Have you ever studied when anybody says or writes, “We’re at the end of time.” Now, are they saying that time stops now?
If they think like that who or what will be doing the wiping out–the destruction 100%?
Does this include the concept of what some people believe that the wicked and those who are totally ignorant are to be wiped out, when God comes at the end of this world? Some do. They are ignorant and they are also ignorant of His mercy that they need His mercy too.
Are they saying there is no such thing as the hereafter? What do they really mean when they say, “hereafter?” If they are referring to “here” and then they say “after” exactly what does that mean?
Exactly means, “Without discrepancy (used to emphasize the accuracy of a figure or description); in exact terms; without vagueness; used as a reply to confirm or agree with what has just been said.”
Now, look careful as we think over the preparation that was taken by Almighty God Allah, in the person of Master Fard Muhammad, to produce the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan before the world? Think over this before you argue.
Now, I must ask two or three questions for all of us to consider, before completing this article. What will, or could happen, here in the United States of America, after the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan leaves to go to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to see and learned from him, and to receive his next assignment? What will happen when he return back, here to the United States of America?
Changes! That happens everyday and every moment. All of us are living at the end of the time, of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s departure. Remember Aaron was/is one of the signs of Minister Farrakhan.
If you admit or see or know, that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was and is no fool–and he most certainly was/is not–then you are forced to acknowledge that many wise considerations went into his choice of Minister Farrakhan as his National Representative and more, over the years!
But if you really know the Honorable Elijah Muhammad you are obligated to tell the truth.
It would give the public greater insight to know the thinking and preparation that God and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad utilized in producing Minister Farrakhan for his extraordinary work.
It is very instructive to study the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad–used in front of witnesses–as he informed the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of his future work, to be done during his absence before his return.
However, it doesn’t take a genius to grasp the fact that in no way could the Honorable Louis Minister Farrakhan do what he has done and is doing these past plus years, if he had not been; a) singled out by Master Fard Muhammad, and b) shown to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, c) prepared, and d) commissioned, and even now, guided to call forth the Black man and woman and others, to the task of nation-building, PLUS!
I wrote an article in the January 27, 1992 issue of The Final Call newspaper titled, “God’s grace revealed.” The subtitle given editorially was “Recent events in Minister’s life show Supreme Beings mercy.” I wrote, in part:
“This is the fifth in a series of articles about the huge events of October 7th and the 13th, of this year, which revolved around glorious acts of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan.
“It is written that one day God said to Moses that He was going to wipe out–kill–all of the people whom He commissioned Moses to teach and lead. He told Moses he would make a greater nation out of him.
“Moses begged God not to do so. Moreover, he humbly said to his Lord that if He would not forgive His people, then he asked his God to blot him off from the book of life.
“Moses loved his God and God’s people with an intensity that was of the same quality of the love in the same God Who produced him to save His people. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad demonstrated this same kind of love, and then some, from 1931 right through the time that He departed, in 1975, and even up to this very moment.
Out of that situation, Allah gave Aaron to Moses. Now, in this situation the Honorable Elijah Muhammad gave us Minister Farrakhan.
More next issue, Allah willing.