The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in Chicago, Illinois announced publicly to about 3,000 people that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was not dead on February 22, 1981.
Does this involve you?
In the Holy Qur’an English translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali, we can read in Chapter 47:25, “Surely those who turn back after guidance is manifest to them, the devil embellishes it for them; and lengthens false hopes for them.”
Now, in the same book, we can read this: 3:85, “How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their believing, and (after) they had borne witness that the Messenger was true, and clear arguments had come to them? And Allah guides not the unjust people.”
Did not we disbelieve after believing, and we did this after bearing witness that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was true? Did he not give us clear and convincing arguments of the truth of God–the Supreme Being–our enemies, ourselves, and his mission, and the time in which we live and the changes God has set in motion for the destruction of this evil world and the setting up of a brand new world–the Kingdom of Heaven or God?
Look at the series of problems these verses, at this time present.
What does the word “how” mean? Among its meanings are: in what way or manner; to what degree, extent, or amount; at what price, for what sum; to what effect; with what meaning.
How also means this: “for what reason or purpose?”
The word “how” also refers to a manner, method, or means of doing or bringing about something.
Now, let us go back about some years ago. It does not take a genius to see how the words of the Holy Qur’an cited above were and are being fulfilled in and around us.
If we could see what was about to happen to the Nation of Islam from the perspective of God and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and if you had the power to either prevent the fall of the Nation, or to allow it to fall and bring it back again, what would you have done?
Would it have been wise to prevent it from falling? The answer simply stated is, No!
On the other hand, if it were wiser to permit the Nation to fall, then one of the many questions that would have to be decided is the question of how the Nation would be revived. This, and other decisions, would have to be decided before the Nation fell–and obviously they were.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad came to see the best method by which the question of how should be answered from the Supreme Being–God Himself–Master Fard Muhammad.
God Himself saw Minister Farrakhan before the Honorable Elijah Muhammad physically saw him in February 1955.
Let us remember beloved Brothers and Sisters, that we are not considering some arbitrary, capricious, superficial choice involving Minister Farrakhan. We are dealing with a very important aspect of an action involving our Brother–Minister Farrakhan–that flows out of the infinite wisdom and eternal counsel of God Himself.
Do not play games trying to match up scripture and people and play games with our Brother who–not from his own choice–but from the choice of the Being Who knows what we think and feel; even to what our minds even suggest.
Minister Farrakhan had absolutely nothing to do with the choice that was exercised by the Living God, Master Fard Muhammad, and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, to function as he does.
Stop and think for a minute. Think about the kind of dedication, determination and the intensity of the love in the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for Black people.
Think about what he taught us of his Teacher’s love (Master Fard Muhammad) for us, that it is greater than a mother’s love for her child.
Do you think that They would be careless in providing and preparing the perfect answer to the question of “how” we were to be guided “… who disbelieved after their believing … .?”
Think about these words in the Holy Qur’an.
Notice the second sentence in verse 85, “And Allah guides not the unjust people.”
Can you not see how much of a mercy our Brother, Minister Farrakhan is–whom God raised up from His own wisdom and also in answer to the Messiah’s prayer?
How you really study Luke 22:31, 32? Do we really study Minister Farrakhan’s words?
Among the things that he had said very publicly was that his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is very much alive and is in power as you read these words. He never changed that.
Have not you seen Minister Farrakhan gratefully state that he is backed by the grace of the Supreme Being and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad?
How can any of you, who followed the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, prior to 1975, deny the grace of God–Allah–flowing through our Brother, Minister Farrakhan, and yet claim to love the Honorable Elijah Muhammad?
This is written out of love and to stimulate and deepen thought with the hope that we take after Minister Farrakhan’s example and lift up the banner of Islam as taught by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. This is directed towards you who for whatever your reason, are indecisive about Minister Farrakhan.
Think over Jesus’ answer in the Bible, in Matthew 18:22, “Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven.”
Then look at the parable that follows and the lesson Jesus drove home in verse 35. It reads: “So likewise shall my heavenly father do also unto you, if you from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother or sister their trespasses.”
There is so much to be said, on this vast subject, involving the person and work of Minister Farrakhan.
Who backs Minister Farrakhan, and with what? To understand the true answer, one must grasp the truth of “where he is coming from.”
To be more precise, you must understand the forces and factors that produced him and, deeper, Those Who brought those forces and factors into being and to bear on this extraordinary Brother–Minister Farrakhan.
I wanted to put two paragraphs of Mother Tynnetta Muhammad’s article in this article. I just smile, when I read her words on Thursday, September 19th when I got the paper. Her words are related/connected to two paragraphs that I erased from this article. Study her words in Vol. 32, No. 51.
More next issue, Allah willing.