As we plumb the depths of some profound wisdom contained in the Bible and Qur’an, which bear directly on the unusually brilliant work of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, let me take you back to part of a memo that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote to the Black Nation. This memo appears in Message To The Blackman.
First, let me quote the two paragraphs on which the memo closes:
“There are many Africans and Egyptians who are now giving me credit for what I have said. They are actually surprised when they come into the knowledge of Allah’s work in America and me, His chosen Messenger, sent to my people here in America.
“I will accomplish the mission Allah has given to me to raise my people here in America, both spiritually and physically, above the nations of the earth, if it pleases Him.”
Next, let us go to a part of page 188 and a part of page 189.
“Let us remember that the scholars and scientists have not understood the true interpretations of the Bible and Holy Qur’an concerning the last Messenger. They should meet and confer on this most important of all scriptures and come to the correct interpretation.
“Both of you, Christians and Orthodox Muslims, are absolutely wrong to believe all of this prophecy refers to Jesus or Moses and a prophet like himself and to believe that the symbolic lamb in Revelation refers to Jesus or, as the Orthodox Muslims believe, that it refers to Muhammad of 1,400 years ago. How gravely you misinterpret your Bible and Holy Qur’an. This important understanding is causing a lot of divisions.”
Allah willing, I will continue this quote of his, which came out in 1964. That was a year in which there was an outbreak of hypocrisy among his followers. When we have finished with this series of points, it should also be clear why the Bismillah (In the Name of Allah) does not appear at the beginning of chapter 9 of the Holy Qur’an. Instead, in order to keep count of the Bismillah at 114, we must go exactly 19 chapters, from chapter 9 to chapter 27, to find the Bismillah. It is found in a letter written from King Solomon to the Queen of Sheba, from which she quotes.
I want to be able to bring out as clearly as I can why the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has and is rising as he is.
I intend on continuing where I stopped on the thought of the letter that the Queen of Sheba read from King Solomon that contains the words that every chapter of the Holy Qur’an opens with, except Chapter 9. Every bit of this is highly relevant to Black people throughout America.
My dear Readers, I would like to continue what we have been dealing with the past few weeks and move quickly into the scientific basis of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s conviction that the interpretations of the Bible and the Holy Qur’an that he was taught are 100 percent true and in the favor of our poor struggling people here in America.
Now back to Message To The Blackman, page 189: “Some of the well-read scholars among the Orthodox Muslims are grieved to hear from America that I call myself a Messenger of Allah, though not one of them has been able to do the work that I have done in resurrecting my people in America.”
“They could not do it. It was not for them to do what I am doing (the resurrecting of the dead). Their own Holy Qur’an teaches them that Allah teaches a Messenger from every people that he intends to warn or destroy. It tells them in plain words that an Arab and an Arabic Holy Qur’an could not be the instrument sent to the people who must be resurrected because they would have the excuse that they could not read Arabic and, therefore, excuse their disbelief by saying that this was an Arab and an Arabic Qur’an.
“The Qur’an teaches that they must have the Qur’an in their own language and they must not have a foreigner but someone from among themselves who could speak their language.
“He could not be one who could speak Arabic until Allah taught him Arabic. Therefore the Messenger is not an Arab or an Arabic speaker in the resurrection of the dead, not the people who must be resurrected, according to the Qur’an. But later Allah taught him Arabic, and then He said in His Qur’an that now I give to thee a Holy Qur’an in the language of the people (whom he is among who did not speak Arabic). And now I give thee an Arabic Holy Qur’an that I may warn the Mother city.
“This means that he received two books. One in a foreign language to Arabs and another in the original language. Both called Holy Qur’an. There must be something that is wrong about the Mother city which all the scholars agree is Mecca. Those are the last days, not in the days of Moses– only his work of correcting the ills of the Arabs in Mecca where he was born.
“This was an example of what was to come or what will come. He, not Jesus, referred to the old truth which was given to either one, though the Holy Qur’an is without a doubt a true book, but it only takes us up to the resurrection of the dead not beyond. It does not give you a real knowledge of Allah and the devil because it refers to the coming of Allah as the Bible refers to the coming of Allah.
“The Holy Qur’an refers to the days of Allah, meaning in the years of the resurrection, and it often repeats that the people will meet with Allah in person, not in visions. He will re turn to them or give them a knowledge of that which they have done good or evil.”
This is rich material and is not actually everything that he wrote in this article. Further down, several paragraphs later, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote, … “There are religious scientists in Islam who know these things to be true that I am saying, and there are those who do not understand their Holy Qur’an and the prophecy of Muhammad being last among the dead, for the Bible teaches that God will use him to make Himself known in the last days.”
All of this material relates to Minister Farrakhan’s phenomenal rise to prominence prior to the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, his fall–which was another part of his education–when Imam Wallace D. Muhammad took over the Nation of Islam, and his rise to even greater prominence in the minds and hearts of all kinds of people throughout America on this side of the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (which I roughly call “Calvary”).
I am eager to show the relationship between the “confession” of Peter and the reason why chapter 9 in the Holy Qur’an does not open with “In the Name of Allah …” and the fact that this expression occurs twice in chapter 27 in the Holy Qur’an. Be patient with me. I will make it all clear.
More next issue, Allah willing.