[Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint that was published online on March 2, 2004.]
” certainly We gave Moses the Book and We appointed with him his brother Aaron, an aider. … Go you both to the people who reject Our messages. So We destroyed them with utter destruction.
” and We will give you both an authority. … With Our signs, you two and those who follow you, will triumph.” —Holy Qur’an 25:35, 36; 28:35 (emphasis mine)
Brother Jabril Muhammad: When you first heard of Minister Farrakhan’s vision plus experience, back in 1985, what were among the thoughts that came into your mind?
Minister Abdul Rahman Muhammad: I saw the Honorable Elijah Muhammad working through Minister Farrakhan. In other words, when he said that when he came back, he didn’t necessarily mean that he would come back as the individual as I knew, the 5’6″ man who was balding. He didn’t necessarily have to come back and show me that finite body of his. But, I see his comeback stronger and stronger and stronger and stronger, every time I hear our leader, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speak.
I know that that’s the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in him. I know that. I’m not guessing. I just know that, because I know his voice, and I know that what the Minister is speaking is the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
So, in hearing all these things, I just began to rejoice and rejoice and rejoice, because I know what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught us was the truth. He hasn’t missed, not one beat. He said that God would save him and if he couldn’t save him, we didn’t have a chance. So, I know with that, just reading what I’ve read and with what he told me, makes me to know that he’s physically alive.
JM: Thank you, Minister Rahman.
MRM: You are quite welcome.
Minister Rahman stated, “When I speak of one, I speak of both.” His meaning is clear.
“Both” means, “relating to or being two people or things considered together.” As a conjunction, it means a “word that serves to join or combine things together.”
Minister Rahman sees in his Brother, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the very spirit of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I intend to explain why I referred to Minister Rahman as “a star.”
Are we in Passion Week? The Bible teaches that, in certain cases, a “week” stands for a year. Does the increasing darkness mean we are in that “week?”
Mel Gibson’s movie, entitled “The Passion of the Christ,” is being seen by millions of Americans and later the world. It’s about Jesus’ last hours, according to The New Testament. It’s controversial, primarily due to those Jews who claim that they are unfairly accused as having, as a group, committed deicide. Deicide means the killing of a god or a goddess.
In the case of this movie, “deicide” refers to the assassination of God, in the person of a man, who lived about 2,000 years ago, by the name of Jesus.
But did this really happen 2,000 years ago? No!
Jews (and a few others) are outraged by this movie, because of how they claim they’ll be shown to America and to the world. Others are just as strong in their defense of this movie.
What’s at the root of these passions, which are spiraling upwards?
Everyone has views on what is true and what is false. From our view of truth and falsehood, come our views of good and bad. These are called values. Values determine one’s self-concept, one’s views of others and of everything else. The source of our values is one’s god. If one offends your view of your god, you are offended at the very core of your being.
It’s written that, in the last days, God Himself is to arrive in this wicked world.
He has. He is to reveal Satan and his hosts and utterly destroy them, while simultaneously revealing and saving the righteous, whom He finds deceived by the wicked.
The Divine Supreme Being is revealing Himself universally. He began this process first through His revelation of the scriptures’ truths, through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and continues this work through Minister Farrakhan. The perversion of the scriptures by the wicked deceived the whole world.
Allah’s work today is upsetting the wicked, as He is ending the power of all gods beside Himself.
Rather than bow to the will of Allah, the wicked are fighting the fight of their lives. They especially hate that He revealed His truths through one of their ex-slaves–the Honorable Elijah Muhammad–that continues through Minister Farrakhan.
Allah did this so this evil world has no claim on what He makes new, while forcing the falsely proud to bow in humbleness. They respond with the arrogant spirit Pharaoh had towards Moses, whom he saw as far beneath him. God drowned arrogant, ignorant Pharaoh and preserved his body as a warning to the modern Pharaohs and their helpers.
Passover is a Jewish holiday, wherein they commemorate the Hebrews’ liberation from slavery in Egypt and the “passing over” of the forces of divine destruction, when the Lord “smote the land of Egypt” on the eve of the Exodus.
Christians see that as a sign of the events of Jesus’ last week. They teach that, on what’s now called Palm Sunday, Jesus humbly entered Jerusalem on a donkey, which was packed with pilgrims celebrating the exodus from Egypt and their liberation from foreign bondage.
Several events took place that week, according to the Gospels, and then came the last supper. Passion week takes up eight of the 28 chapters of Matthew; six of the 16 chapters of Mark; six of the 24 chapters of Luke and 10 of the 21 chapters of John. So 30 of the 89 chapters, or 33.7 percent, of the Gospels are about Jesus’ last week.
Ten of the chapters of John are about “weeks.” But seven of these 10 chapters focus on his last 24 hours of life, before his resurrection.
Those seven chapters compose 33.33 percent of the whole of that Gospel. Are we being told something significant? Are we in the time of the Messiah’s passion? How will we know it? Will Allah reveal it? How will each of us react to this revelation?
The letters that compose the original language, which is Arabic (and other languages closest to it) have numerical values. So, what does the Gospels’ description of Jesus’ Passion mean to you?
Caucasians teach that Passover commemorates the Exodus, the deliverance of Israel from slavery in the days of Moses. Jews see it as a prelude to God’s revelation of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. These are signs being fulfilled today.
In Jewish homes, Passover starts with a meal called “Seder.”
At this meal, “the cup of Elijah” is left untouched who, according to Jewish tradition, he (Elijah) will arrive as an “unknown guest” to herald the advent of the Messiah. Their door is opened to welcome Elijah who, as Jews teach, will resolve all controversial questions connected with God’s wisdom.
So, Seder not only commemorates Jewish redemption from Egyptian bondage, as they teach, but it also reminds them of what they should expect when Elijah shall appear, which has occurred.
Certainly, this is to be understood on more than one level. The wiser ones should inform the less wise.
Will Jews open their “doors” to Minister Farrakhan and his teacher, after his momentous address on February 29? Or will they turn on themselves? What of the Shriners? What of the two billion plus Christians and Muslims who expect the Messiah?
There are banquets or suppers from Genesis onwards that we should understand, since they refer to us.
More next issue, Allah willing.