In the Holy Qur-an, Maulana Muhammad Ali translation, we can read this:
3:174 So they returned with favour from Allah and (His) grace; no evil touched them, and they followed the pleasure of Allah. And Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.
3:175 It is the devil who only frightens his friends, but fear them not, and fear Me, if you are believers.
3:176 And let not those grieve thee who run into disbelief precipitately; surely they can do no harm to Allah. Allah intends not to assign them any portion in the Hereafter; and for them is a grievous chastisement.
3:177 Those who buy disbelief at the price of faith can do no harm to Allah, and for them is a painful chastisement.
3:178 And let not those who disbelieve think that our granting them respite is good for themselves. We grant them respite only that they may add to their sins; and for them is an humiliating chastisement.
3:179 Allah will not leave the believers in the condition in which you are until He separates the evil from the good. Nor is Allah going to make you acquainted with the unseen, but Allah chooses of His messengers whom He pleases. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And if you believe and keep your duty, you will have a great reward.
3:180 And let not those who are niggardly in spending that which Allah has granted them out of His grace, think that it is good for them. Nay, it is evil for them. They shall have a collar of their niggardliness on their necks on the Resurrection day. And Allah’s is the heritage of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is Aware of what you do.
3:181 Allah has certainly heard the saying of those who said: Allah is poor and we are rich. We shall record what they say, and their killing the prophets unjustly, and We shall say: Taste the chastisement of burning.
3:182 This is for that which your own hands have sent before, and because Allah is not in the least unjust to the servants.
3:183 Those who say: Allah has enjoined us that we should not believe in any messenger until he brings us an offering, which is consumed by the fire. Say: Indeed there came to you messengers before me with clear arguments and with that which you demand. Why then did you try to kill them, if you are truthful?
3:186 You will certainly be tried in your property and your persons. And you will certainly hear from those who have been given the Book before you and from the idolaters much abuse. And if you are patient and keep your duty, surely this is an affair of great resolution.
3:187 And when Allah took a covenant from those who were given the Book: You shall explain it to men and shall not hide it. But they cast it behind their backs and took a small price for it. So evil is that which they buy.
3:188 Think not that those who exult in what they have done, and love to be praised for what they have not done – think not them to be safe from the chastisement; and for them is a painful chastisement.
3:189 And Allah’s is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is Possessor of power over all things.
3:190 In the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day, there are surely signs for men of understanding.
3:191 Those who remember Allah standing and sitting and (lying) on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: Our Lord, Thou hast not created this in vain! Glory be to Thee! Save us from the chastisement of the Fire.
3:192 Our Lord, whomsoever Thou makest enter the Fire, him Thou indeed bringest to disgrace. And there will be no helpers for the wrongdoers.
3:193 Our Lord, surely we have heard a Crier calling to the faith, saying: Believe in your Lord. So we do believe. Our Lord, grant us protection from our sins and remove our evils and make us die with the righteous.
3:194 Our Lord, grant us what Thou hast promised us by Thy messengers and disgrace us not on the day of Resurrection. Surely Thou never failest in (Thy) promise!
This is the of day of Resurrection!!!
I’ve put these words in a book concerning the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. I intend to comment on these words, next issue, Allah willing.
Certainly, many of us heard the Honorable Elijah Muhammad state that he would one day be with the God who raised him up and that he would return. The majority of us who heard these statements heard him give them in a general form. How much we understood depended on what God had blessed us to understand up to that point. On the other hand, a much smaller number of us heard him–at his dinner table, or elsewhere–state certain specifics which others did not hear on this subject.
Many of us, including myself, throughout America have been blessed with visions of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad since he departed. However, nobody’s vision of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is equal in overall significance, value, import, power and weight, or in relevance to the end of this world and the establishment of God’s new world, as that which Minister Louis Farrakhan received on September 17, 1985.
This vision demonstrates the high quality of the Minister’s closeness to Allah and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. This closeness is due to his sterling character, dedication and excellent works. His vision is an extremely important divine communication, as it concerns the truth of the status and whereabouts of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the destiny of God’s people and the fate of America.
It was actually more than a vision.
Try to put yourself in Minister Farrakhan’s shoes for a moment. Imagine that you have studied, followed and worked for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for 20 years. You’ve heard him speak, not of his death, but of his going to Master Fard Muhammad–alive. He gives you instructions that seem meaningless if he dies before that blessed second meeting. All of a sudden you are told, on the morning of February 25, 1975, that your leader and teacher is dead. What effect would that have on your mind, if you were in the Minister’s shoes?
Remember, he was the National Spokesman of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. His voice was heard all over the earth. What do you say to the Believers and to the world?
Then, imagine seeing a body, a few days later, which you have every reason to think was your leader, in a casket.
Then 30 months later, out of sheer love for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, his people, his teachings, his works and his program, you decide to make an announcement to the world, that may cost you your life and the lives of your loved ones. You decide to lift the name of your teacher and build on the foundation he left in order to raise your people up from their degraded condition, to a superior state of life. That was September 1977.
It’s now November 1977. You publicly announce your intentions to lift the name of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and rebuild the Nation of Islam. Time passes. You now have very few friends and relatives with you, to a certain extent. At that point they don’t see as fully as you do. Your resources are between extremely slim to none.
You have faith in Allah and in the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. However, you still believe your teacher is dead and that you will never see him again.
Different aspects of the words and deeds of your teacher are coming back to you. You are moving strictly on his word and its spirit.
You are faced with skepticism and doubt from those who love the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. More than that, you are faced with the hatred of many of those who claim–or really do–love the man you love, but hate you, out of misunderstanding, and reject your effort to lift his name; to awaken Black people and to set them on the right course to him.
The American government, other governments, various groups, as well as hypocrites–all of these oppose you. These powers seek every means possible to discredit you, as they ultimately planned and worked for the destruction of that which you now seek to resurrect and represent.
Your life is threatened. Several times. Huge bribe offers are made to you. Some of these evil offers are in the thousands. Others are into the hundreds of millions of dollars. These bribers urge, even appeal to you, to go and work for your people. They say that you are a leader in your own right. But, they add, “just don’t do your work with the name of Elijah Muhammad.” They want you to leave his name out of your effort. They don’t want his name to be remembered!
You are broke. But you vehemently reject them all and their money. Some you tell to go to hell, and then some.
Have you read the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s words in that book? Why am I writing the above, now? Why am I including this same photo as last week?
More next issue Allah willing.