Whether well intentioned or not, whether passive or not, whether mildly or violently opposed, on this one point, all disbelievers concur. The Holy Qur’an calls those who do not accept the Honorable Elijah Muhammad for what he is by the name “disbelievers.” The Holy Qur’an Chapter 13:43 clarifies the disbelievers stand regarding the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. In one place it reads:
And those who disbelieve say: Thou are not a messenger. Say: Allah is sufficient for a witness between me and you and whoever has knowledge of the Book.
In this verse we have the essence of the position of the disbelievers and the perfect answer and defense against their disbelief.
One of the beautiful facts about the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is that he never gets into the mud of slander and libel, even with our worst critics. Neither does the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. They never used the underhanded, rotten devices that many of our enemies have and still use. For whenever one resorts to trickery to sustain their point of view, they are at the same time admitting defeat and the lack of true value in their stand. Certainly, the use of trickery has been successful during a little over the past 6,000 years. But we are in a new day when trickery and wickedness has just about run its course. The ‘sun’ light of truth is enough to reveal the slanderers for what they are and their sayings for what they are worth.
Besides all this, the word of Allah to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad contains the following: … argue not with the People of the Book except by what is best … Holy Qur’an 29:46.
And again it is written in the Holy Qur’an: Call to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the best manner … 16:125
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan follows this 100 percent. And, all those who are with them.
In a certain sense we are in the position of Paul and others. We are told, the following on I Corinthians 15:12-19.
“Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen; And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching is in vain and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”
Well, Paul did not represent the Christ. Jesus (Isa) born of Joseph and Mary was not the Christ. The Christ was yet to come. But if Master Fard Muhammad and His Messenger are not Whom we bear witness that they are, then we–even more than Paul, Peter, James and others–are of all people the most miserable and to be pitied above all.
Fortunately, we are among the most blessed. We are in a far better position than the early Christians.
There is one thing about Jesus that we agree with Paul 100 percent. Paul wrote that Jesus was born out of due season. This may have been a slip of Paul’s pen. It probably was more evidence of the many slip-ups on the part of the translators who mistakenly left it in the text. In any case Jesus was born 2,000 years ahead of both the end of satan’s time to rule and the setting up of God’s government. You may find Paul’s “slip” in I Corinthians 15:8 “And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.”
The theologians try to explain this away, but they can’t. They claim that Paul is speaking of himself. They do this by twisting the text. We will take note of a few other very serious perversions of scripture later, Allah willing.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has said that:
“… after Master Fard Muhammad taught me I saw quickly that this man’s (Jesus) history was the world’s most misrepresented and misunderstood. I do believe that if my poor blind, deaf and dumb people could be taught the true knowledge of the true history of Jesus, they would awaken at once.”
During those years of “running” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad came to see even more…
Let’s now look at an experience in the history of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad–most of which is in his own words.
In an editor’s note, in the Muhammad Speaks Newspaper, from a speech delivered January 19, 1968 in Phoenix, Arizona, we can read these excerpts that tells part of the heart-rending story of how this unmatched leader struggled through unprecedented dangers, personal deprivations, persecutions and attempts upon his life to carry forth the divine mission to which Almighty God, Who came in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, had appointed him.
The story of Messenger Muhammad, a man born in the midst of an oppressed and persecuted people–and the choice of God to bring them salvation–parallels the story of Moses in ancient days. However, the implications and details of Messenger Muhammad’s are of far greater scope and significance to the modern world. How do you see these words and how is it related to the work of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan?
Now the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has made it very public that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is very much physically alive, well and in power!
More next issue, Allah willing.