[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from June 14, 2005]
There are many interpretations of the scriptures. The one accepted by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, and we who are with him, is the one taught by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
Every interpretation of the scriptures, except that of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, was made by interpreters who don’t consider the history, condition and position of Black people in America as worthy of their consideration. So, they don’t see Black people, anywhere, as important in the sight and plans of God.
In recent decades, however, there have been significant changes in the thinking of a small, but ever growing, number of interpreters of the scriptures–especially respecting Jesus. That’s relevant to the Black man.
The root cause of these changes–and countless changes occurring worldwide–is the physical presence and the exercise of the power of Him, Whom the Jews call the Messiah, the Christians refer to as Christ’s return, and Muslims refer to as the Mahdi.
It’s obvious that we live in the time of the most extensive and profound series of changes that the White man’s limited history teaches us. Furthermore, the infinitely wider history that we’re only now learning, by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s wisdom, shows us that we must go back to Time’s beginning in order to comprehend the changes of these times.
This is the time when God was predicted to retake the rulership of this planet. Minister Farrakhan has made clear the identity of Christ and we live in that time when God and His Christ are making universal changes.
A proper study of this subject is the key to understanding everything.
In The Amplified Bible, we read: “And the Lord shall be King over all the earth; in that day the Lord shall be one [in the recognition and worship of men] and His name one.” (Zechariah 14:9)
The Holy Qur’an reads: “And they honour not Allah with the honour due to Him; and the whole earth will be in His grip on the day of Resurrection and the heavens rolled up in His right hand. Glory be to Him! And highly exalted is He above what they associate (with Him).” (39:67)
God Himself is fulfilling these words today.
manner in which human beings think, feel and act today was described in the scriptures. So, if we understand the scriptures, we’re in a much better position to understand ourselves, and that which surrounds us. This also makes it much easier to understand what is reported–and even unreported–in newspapers, magazines and what comes through TV, radio and otherwise.
As it is written (17:89): “We have made clear for men in this Qur’an every kind of description, but most men consent to naught save denying.
“And they say: We will by no means believe in thee until… .” From here on through verse 93, the false excuses people offer for their rejection or procrastination regarding Allah’s truths is described.
In the Holy Qur’an, 17:54-56, we read: “We have made distinct in this Qur’an for mankind every kind of description; and man is in most things contentious.
“And nothing prevents men from believing when the guidance comes to them, and from asking forgiveness of their Lord … .
“And We send not messengers but as givers of good news and warning, and those who disbelieve contend with falsehood … and they take My messages and the warning for a mockery.”
The denial of Allah’s truths is worthy of none of us. Mockery of it and its bearer(s) is worse. The denial and mockery of truth is never justification for holding on to false positions, regardless to how they appear, how old they are, how long we’ve had them, what they may give us or how loudly they are applauded by the wicked and the foolish.
The Holy Qur’an teaches that opponents of God’s prophets always “disputed by means of falsehood to render null thereby the truth, so I seized them; how (terrible) was then my retribution!” (40:5)
We all perceive what we do in terms of the quality of the light (information and experience) we already have and our understanding of it. This is generally true at the point in time when we encounter a new event; situation; new information; or a person we’re meeting for the first time. How we react to, or what we do about, the “new” is determined by what aspects of what we already are, at that moment. But how we react to the new, however, is determined by how it was reported.
Since the early 1930s, we’ve been presented with that revelation prophesied to be revealed today. It includes the fact that every page of the Bible contains favorable teachings about Black people in America. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught this. But how prepared are we to accept this? He and his chief witness (Minister Farrakhan), however, have thoroughly explained this.
It took a tremendous man–the Honorable Elijah Muhammad–of especially immense powers to make the changes in the thinking of people in America and elsewhere that he did, with Allah’s help, up to his departure in 1975. Soon, everyone will see that he now exercises even greater power. It has taken a unique follower of his, Minister Farrakhan–a man with extraordinary gifts–to continue this work with huge masses of humanity, since 1977.
The working of his mind and the beating of his heart are in accord with that of his teacher–the second self of God. They are one. So, in Minister Farrakhan, we have a straight line to the Lord of the Worlds, via the true Messiah.
Common sense tells us all that Minister Farrakhan would have to have backing that is infinitely greater than the powers lined up against him, which fight him day and night. But look at how he conducts himself with such grace and modesty.
Now, let’s get deeper into what Minister Farrakhan is all about. This is the time of the first (and it’s the last) anniversary of the creation of the heavens and the earth
. What does this mean for America and for the nations of the earth? The nations should consider that it was divinely written that one day God would make all things new. Will they try to qualify for the new?
Is this related to the excruciating pain Black people of America have experienced since 1555? Yes. What does this mean now for the poor, pained Black masses in the mud? Freedom. Is this related to the intense pain humanity is experiencing? Yes.
What’s the connection of all of this to the statement by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to some of us that God taught him that 75 percent (three-quarters) of his assignment was with the woman? How is this relevant to Minister Farrakhan’s assignment–which is of the same?
is the 66th book of the Protestant Bible. Caucasians teach that it’s composed of visions from a follower of Jesus on the end of this world’s time–today. In the 12th chapter, he saw a woman in heaven. For centuries, the Catholic Church identified her as Mary, the mother of Jesus. How can that be? Whoever she was, what is her relation to the man, mentioned there, as styled as a woman?
More, next issue, Allah willing.