[Editor’s Note: This article is republished from Vol. 35 No. 52.]
‘’Behold I, (Allah), make all things new and He said unto Me, write: For these words are true and faithful’.’ (Bible Rev. 21: 5)
We can read these few words in the King James Bible.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote some years ago about the “Whys” of God. And he made it public.
I learned from his mouth that he had the knowledge of the Bible. That after a short time God Himself gave him two Holy Qur’ans to study. I came to see he learned the relationship between the two books much better. I’m asking us to read and study the words below and you will see my reason and see his thinking much clearer.
He wrote these words in an article that anybody could see.
What is the meaning of “Why?”.
“It is necessary for me to consult or refer to the Bible for this subject. It can be found in the Holy Qur’an, but not in the exact words as are found in the Bible. So, because of the truth of it, and because my people do not know any Scripture or ever read any Scripture other than the Bible (which they do not understand), I thought it best to make them understand the book which they read and believe in, since the Bible is their graveyard and they must be awakened from it.
There are many Muslims who do not care to read anything in the Bible. But those Muslims have not been given my job. “Therefore, I ignore what they say and write! By all means, we must get the ‘truth’ to our people (the so-called Negroes), for the time is limited. The coming of a ‘New World,’ or a new order of things, is very hard for the people of the Old World to believe. Therefore, they are opposed to the New World.
“It does not take a wise man to see the Allah God makes all things new necessity of a new order or a new world, since the old one has fulfilled its purpose. Let the Christians’ preachers and scientists ponder over the above prophecy of their Bible. If the time comes when Allah (God) will make all things NEW, will the Christians as we see them today be in that which Allah (God) will make NEW? When should we expect Allah (God) to make all things NEW? After the destruction of the wicked, their king and world. Just when should the end of the old world be? The exact day is known only to Allah, but many think that they know the year. But we all know that 1914 was the end of the 6,000 years that was given to the old world of the devils to rule. A religion used by the devils to convert people cannot be accepted by Allah, especially when it did not come from Him.
“We all know that Christianity is from the White race. Should we be surprised at this late day to see it come to pass? Think over the saying of your own Bible. ‘The great deceiver of the nations?’ (Rev. 20:3- 8) . Of course, he deceived them (the socalled Negroes) that had received his mark (the mark of Christianity, the cross).
“More than anyone else, those who worship his image (the so-called Negroes) are guilty of loving the White race and all that race stands for. One can even find the pictures of White people on the walls, mantel, shelves, dressers and tables of their homes. Some carry them on their person. The socalled Negroes go to church and bow down to their statues under the name of Jesus and Mary and some under the name of Jesus’ disciples, which are only the images of the White race, their arch-deceiver.
“They even worship the White race’s names, which will not exist among the people of the new world, for they are not the names of God.
“The so-called Negroes would greatly benefit themselves if they would seek their places in ‘that’ which Allah (God) makes new by giving back to the great deceiver his religion (Christianity), churches and names of their God, which is unlimited in the eyes of any White person.
“There is no end to the Black nation. That nation will live forever. The so-called Negroes do not know it, and their slavemasters know that they do not know. Therefore, they have the so-called Negroes deceived 100 percent. It is really pitiful to see how the poor Black preachers are blinded and chained by the slave-masters hand and foot. They could not speak or agree with truth even if they wanted to. Come to me, brother preachers, and believe in Allah, the true God and the true religion, Islam! Free yourselves from such chained slavery.
“I am very insignificant in your eyes, but I have the keys of God to your problems. You should not fear. The day has come that you will have to seek refuge in (the new world) something better and more enduring than the White race’s Christianity. It is not your religion.
“Both books are called holy. The word of Allah (God) is holy, and His word is true. Therefore, all truth is holy; for Allah (God) is holy and is the author of truth, without the shadow of a doubt! Allah is the representative of the Holy Qur’an (not a prophet) in these words: ‘This book, there is no doubt of it is a guide to those who guard against evil’ (2:2), translated by Maulvi Muhammad Ali. Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s translation of the same verse reads nearly the same: ‘This is the book; in it is guidance, sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah (God)’ (2:2)
The Bible does not claim God to be its author. Jehovah calls to Moses out of the burning bush to go to Pharaoh (Ex. 3-9). There is no mention of a book or Bible that is found that Jehovah gave to Moses in the first five books of the Bible, which are claimed to be Moses’ books. Moses’ rod is the only thing used against Pharaoh and the land of Egypt; and tables of stone in the mountains of Sinai The miraculous rod of Moses, and not a book, brought Pharaoh and his people to their doom. The Ten Commandments served as a guide for the Jews in the Promised Land. Where do we find in the Bible that it was given to Moses by Jehovah under such name as Bible or the Book?
“But, on the other hand, Allah (God) tells that He gave the Book, the Holy Qur’an to Muhammad. ‘I am Allah, the best knower, the revelation of the book there is no doubt in it, it is from the Lord of the worlds’ (Sura 32:1,2). Allah says to Muhammad in the same above (Sura 32:1,2): “We gave the Book to Moses, and be not in doubt in receiving it, we made it a guide for the children of Israel.”
“(If Moses’ rod and book were given as a guide for Israel, and the gospel God gave to Jesus as a guide and warning to the world, will God give us (the so-called Negroes) a book as a guide for us? Will He bring it or send it? For those books were for other people and not for us.)”
More next issue, Allah Willing.