Confronting Dajjal or Anti-Christ, Setting Up Partners with Allah is Forbidden
[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Volume 33,
No. 2, and The Final Call will continue to reprint articles
written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“And say not of anything: I will do that tomorrow, Unless Allah please. And remember thy Lord when thou forgettest and say: Maybe my Lord will guide me to a nearer course to the right than this.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 18, verses 23-24
From the beginning of Surah 18, Al-Kahf: The Cave, we are given a warning to those who set up partners with Allah (God). The opening verses are particularly addressed to those who say that Allah has taken to Himself a son–“They have no knowledge of it, nor had their fathers. Grievous is the word that comes out of their mouths. They speak nothing but a lie. Then maybe thou wilt kill thyself with grief, sorrowing after them, if they believe not in this Announcement.” (Surah 18, verses 5-6)
According to the commentary on these verses as rendered by Maulana Muhammad Ali in his translation of the Holy Qur’an, he refers us to a certain Hadith in which the Prophet speaks to the Believers concerning the importance of reciting these opening verses numbering ten as a Divine Protection from Allah against the unjust disposition and presence of the Anti-Christ or Dajjal when he appears in the world in the latter days. Dajjal signifi es one who conceals the truth with falsehood and is one who is a liar and a great Deceiver. The most prominent feature of the Christian religion is the practice in its present form, to make Jesus of 2,000 years ago, the son of God in open opposition to the belief in the Oneness of God and His Divine Worship.
It is the theology of the Christian religion that has corrupted the image of Jesus turning him into a god beside Allah, and has likewise corrupted the image of His Mother, Mary, as part of the Godhead. This corruption of the Godhead into a gross polytheistic form is revealed in an earlier Surah of the Holy Qur’an where God questions the Messengers about their teachings to the people, and ultimately questions the Prophet Jesus about his being taken for worship, along with his mother, as partners with Allah. “Say: O people of the Book exaggerate not in the matter of your religion unjustly, and follow not the low desires of people who went astray before and lead many astray, and went astray from the right path.” (Surah 5, verse 77)
Finally in verses 116 and 117, Allah is speaking with Jesus about this false doctrine introduced by the Christian theologians after his death–“And when Allah will say: O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men, Take me and my mother for two gods besides Allah? He will say, Glory be to thee! It was not for me to say what I had no right to (say). If I had said it, Thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy mind. Surely Thou art the great Knower of the unseen.” (Surah 5, verses 116-117)
I wrote in one of my recent articles that the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Muhammad had died from a broken heart. In the 6th verse of Surah 18, we are given proof of the Prophet’s great anxiety and sorrow over the inclination of his people towards polytheism and would not accept this Announcement that God is One and Indivisible and has no partners. The worst form of idolatry is taking a Servant of God, as in the case of Jesus to be worshiped besides Allah. This grieved the Prophet so much, that it led to his demise. He could not convert all his people at large in the principle belief in the Oneness of God; and this spiritual condition hurt his heart. We will note that this subject of Christianity is taken up in depth in the opening verses of Surah 18 as a warning against idolatry and the misrepresentation of the nature of the Supreme Being whose Proper Name is Allah.
The word “Kahf” signifies a cave, as well as a place of refuge and Raqim means an “Inscription” or a Tablet with a writing on it. Maulana Muhammad Ali offers an interpretation of the cave as referring to that peculiar aspect of Christianity which finds manifestation in its institution of monkery, which it assumed soon after its birth. And the term “Inscription” as “advertisement” which colored Christianity’s later development and business operations for material gain and aggrandizement. Thus, the people or dwellers of the cave, in whatever meaning we accept, were cut off for a period of time from direct communication with the outside world lasting hundreds of years.
As for the location of the cave, it is described as being in the Northern Hemisphere. This place is not only true of England or Great Britain and its northern Isles, but describes the whole of Europe being in a Cave of darkness. According to the Divine Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the greatest light is shown on this subject, referring to the White man’s history and his confinement to the caves and hillsides of Europe where he lived in a savage condition for 2,000 years. Moses was sent to them to teach them civilization and how to make a home for themselves, and how to stand upright, which ultimately released them from their cave-like dwellings and led them to the road of modernization. “We relate to thee their story with truth. Surely they were youths who believed in their Lord and We increased them in guidance. And We strengthened their hearts when they stood up and said: Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth; we call upon no god besides Him, for then indeed we should utter an enormity. These our people have taken gods beside Him. Why do they not bring clear authority for them? Who is then more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah?” (Surah 18, verses 13-15)
According to the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Jewish members of the Caucasian race were the first to leave the cave by following Moses and his teachings and are always one step ahead of their brethren in every field of endeavor. They lead in the world of finance, and banking, business and politics, and in entertainment and social media. In Surah 5, verse 82, we read: “Thou wilt certainly find the most violent of people in enmity against the believers to be the Jews and the idolators; and thou wilt find the nearest in friendship to the believers to be those who say, we are Christians. That is because there are priests and monks among them and because they are not proud.”
As we continue this story of the cave dwellers, and their civilization spreading in Europe and expanding into the Western Hemisphere, we can visualize the map or geography of the Northern Hemisphere to study their expansion, from Nordic lands into Canada, Alaska, Quebec, through the St. Lawrence seaway entering the Great Lakes and the importance of the city of Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio, on Lake Erie and Lake Huron, and Lake Superior, all touching on this northeast corner of the United States of America, where we, the Lost-Found Nation of Islam was established and founded upon the Coming of the Great Mahdi, Master Fard Muhammad, and His raising of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad as the Messiah, and the Exalted Christ.
“And they remained in their cave three hundred years, and they add nine. Say: Allah knows best how long they remained. His is the unseen of the heavens and the earth. How clear His sight and His hearing! There is no guardian for them beside Him, and He associates none in His judgment. And recite that which has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord. There is none who can alter His words. And thou wilt fi nd no refuge beside Him.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 18, verses 25-27
To be continued.