[Editors Note: This article is a reprint and was published online January 9, 2008.]
I intend to quote excerpts from chapters of an unpublished book, “Farrakhan: God’s Man On The Straight Path.” This material was written in 1988. It bears on the powerful and wise moves that Allah has been directing the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to make.
I published in December 1970 This Is The One. Its focus was on the divinity of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The only Minister of his that was mentioned in that book was the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. This book was born in October 1967. The third chapter of this book was written in that same year. It opens with these words:
“The phrase ‘despised and rejected of men,’ may remind the reader of the talk of Christians about Jesus, especially around Easter time. This phrase can be found in the celebrated 53rd chapter of the book of Isaiah. Generally, the scholars on the Bible refer to the following sections of Isaiah as the Servant passages: 42; 49:1-6; 50:4-9; 52:13; 53;12. Contrary to popular opinion, the Christian scholars are not in agreement on the identity of the figure portrayed in these chapters of Isaiah. Jesus of 2,000 years ago is not the person referred to in these sections. These verses refer to Messenger Elijah Muhammad.”
That chapter ends with:
“According to A Encyclopedia of Freemasonry Vol. 2, page 727, under the subject ‘Rejected Stone,’ the following comment on verse 42 by Dr. Adam Clarke reads:
“It is an expression borrowed from masons, who, finding a stone which, being tried in a particular place, and appearing improper for it, is thrown aside and another taken; however, at last, it may happen that the VERY STONE which had been before REJECTED may be found the most suitable as the head stone of the corner.
“So will Messenger Muhammad be found to be him whom most people least expected, when it is all over. Then the Black man will see that when he rejected Messenger Muhammad, he rejected what was best for himself and what is best in himself. And then, when Black people come to themselves, it will be fulfilled as it is written: ‘thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power…’ Psalms 110:3.”
I published a book titled Again: This Is The One that opens with the same 489 words that opens This Is The One.
Here are those words.
“This book is about a man. A Black man. A man often called the most powerful Black man in America.
“Loved intensely by a growing minority, hated fiercely by a decreasing majority, understood by some, misjudged by most, he is the type of man who evokes the greatest interest and stirs the deepest emotions. What he says and does forces men to think, to move, to take a stand. He is a man about whom none can be neutral.
“At present, most people know of him through America’s mass media. On the whole, he has been so grotesquely presented to the public by the media, that often there is little resemblance between the real man and what has been spoken and written about him. Despite this, the impact of his presence and work is felt in every home in America. The effect of his being has gone around the globe. Never has it been so vital for so many to get acquainted with one man, as it is today … and the hour grows late.
“We are in a unique situation. The wise know it. The rest feel it. The wise know the ‘whys.’ The rest guess. We are on the threshold of a brand new world and on the brink of a catastrophic holocaust. The events of today bring to mind words written long ago in the Bible. Hundreds of centuries ago it was written that “there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time … “Daniel 12:1. You, your family, your friends, your enemies and I live in that time of trouble at this very moment.
“Everyone does not see the problems of this unique situation in the same way. Widespread is the disagreement over how to deal with the current crises. Everybody is acting and reacting according to what they are and how they see. Nevertheless, everyone has an interest in what is going on and the outcome.
“Some look at this world in the light of the Scriptures. Most don’t. They go by their ‘secular’ education and their experience, and regard as irrelevant the prophetic words of the scriptures. Still others go by superstitions, fears, little knowledge, and what they call ‘common sense.’ In any case, most can agree that we live in the most dangerous time in the history of life on this planet.
“With these words the first chapter of this book opened a little over twenty years ago. I wrote them in 1968. A few months earlier, in October 1967, this book was born, in a sense, and in part, as a consequence of a conversation between the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and myself.
“These words were written with reference to him. A few years later, those words were published as part of the first nine chapters of this book, when it went to press in December, 1970.
Twenty-two years later, with but few modifications, these same words apply to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. It is the implications of this application that this chapter is about. This is why I’ve named this chapter: “Again: This Is The One.”
Originally I intended to write “Again: This Is The One” as the 10th chapter of the book, This Is The One, but it wound up being longer then the previous 9 chapters of the entire book.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a speech in Phoenix, Arizona in 1986 titled Self-Improvement The Basis For Community Development. It was out of that speech, by the guidance of Allah, that he developed a series of study guides. Each study guide was composed of brilliantly arranged parts.
Each study guide has a section called Analysis. It was of the analysis of the subject of that study guide. The seventeenth was titled: Hypocrisy and Conspiracy. Here are major excerpts from the analysis of that subject of this study guide. This reads as if Minister Farrakhan wrote it today, December 19, 2007. It begins:
“The Holy Qur’an contains an account of a plan by the Jews to put Jesus to death. But even as the Jews planned, Allah made a plan which frustrated their plans.
“‘And for their saying: We have killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah, and they killed him not, nor did they cause his death on the cross, but he was made to appear to them as such. And certainly those who differ therein are in doubt about it, but only follow conjecture, and they killed him not for certain.
“ ‘Nay, Allah exalted him in His presence. And Allah is ever Mighty, Wise.” Holy Qur’an 4:157, 158
“The Jews did what they did, not openly, but in secret. This is also demonstrated in the biblical account:
“‘Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him and judge him according to your law. The Jews, therefore, said unto him, ‘It is not lawful for us to put any man to death.’”
“Thus, not only did they plan the murder of Jesus, but they set up Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor, as a front for their plan that they might escape detection.
More next issue, Allah willing.