“And O my people, how is it that I call is it that I call you to salvation and call me to the Fire?” 40:41
“And your Lord says: ‘Pray to Me, I will answer you. Those who disdain My service will surely enter hell, abased.’ ” 40:60–Holy Qur’an, Maulana Muhammad Ali Translation
I wanted to end this series, and then start the next one with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Mother Tynnetta Muhammad and my reason for doing it.
Many things happened this week that caused me to change this article and the next one. This is Saturday, March 16, 2013, late in the evening.
Allah is the Best Knower.
I know this aspect of the history of the Nation of Islam. Is it important to know history? Is it important to know the true history? Is it important to know the difference between truth and lies?
Is it important to say, “I don’t know” if you really don’t know?
I’m using a previous writing I wrote some years ago.
In order to clarify my position with respect to the identity of the one who fulfills the sign, or to be more exact, the type of the scriptural Aaron, I think it best to lay before the reader significant passages from the Bible and Holy Qur’an.
Once this has been done, and then once I have made clear not just that Minister Farrakhan is the ultimate fulfiller of the “type” of Aaron, I would like to give the reasoning that justifies this reasoning.
“Type,” in biblical terms means, “a person or thing symbolizing or exemplifying the ideal or defining characteristics of something.”
Only after all of this has been done can we intelligently focus on the practical significance this has on the everyday lives of the Black men and women of America.
Let us start with the book of Exodus.
Please read, if you can make the time, the first 15 chapters of the book Exodus. This gives an overview of the relationship between Moses and Aaron in the outworking of the plan of God to save his people in the last day.
Now, specifically look at chapter 4 of Exodus and then narrow down your focus on verses 10-17 and verses 27 and 28. I hope the reader will understand that there is simply not enough space for me to quote everything, and since we all have Bibles, or can easily get one I thought I would do it this way.
It should be easy to see that God chose Moses to deliver the people who were in bondage to another people. It also is clear in the second chapter that God prepared Moses from birth to deliver His people. It is also obvious that God was well aware of the condition and position of the slaves.
He also knew well all that there was to know about those who ruled over His people. He knew the best course to take that would free His people and lead them into self-independence, while at the same time do no injustice to the slave master.
If you look at chapter 3 you will notice that even though God introduces Himself to Moses as being his God and the God of the slave people, Moses did not even know God’s name. God’s name is extremely important, but He was more concerned with the time and what must be done.
Now let us look at the last objection that Moses raised to God. Remember that earlier in chapter 4 Moses’ first objection concerned the unbelief of the people. He wanted to have some proof that he had met with God out of the presence of the people.
Now all that I have said so far was intended to set the context of the relative positions of God to Moses and Moses to Aaron. I hope you can take the time to examine all of the above.
Here I now quote verses 14-17 of the fourth chapter of the book of Exodus. As you read this, note carefully the relationships that exist and that were determined by God between Himself, Moses, Aaron and the people.
“And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and He said, is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee; and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth; and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people; and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God. And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.”
One day the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to Brother Louis Farrakhan. “I did not make you Brother.” Brother Farrakhan said, a little excitedly, “Oh yes you did Dear Holy Apostle, yes you did.”
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sternly told him to keep quiet and listen. After he repeated that he did not make his Minister, he continued: “I taught you like I taught the rest. But only Allah could make you to take the teachings,” and in effect, teach it as he was doing.
He then said, “Allah made you for me.” The relationship between the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Louis Farrakhan fulfills what I covered last week from the Bible. I want to go further into this. Let us look into the Holy Qur’an, before we do, however.
In the seventh chapter, verse 142 we read: “Take my place among my people, and act well and follow not the way of the mischief makers.” Other translations read this way: “Take my place among my people during my absence, manage them well.”
This is what Moses said to Aaron. Please ponder these words. This is almost verbatim what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to Minister Farrakhan before he departed in 1975.
Now, please consider chapter 20, verses 29-36.
To be continued.
More next issue, Allah willing.