WEB POSTED 12-11-2001

Allah offers divine solutions to world problems

From The Gospel of St. John, by Marcus Dods, D.D., which is a part of the 25 volume set The Expositor’s Bible, which was edited by the Reverend W. Robertson Nicoll, copyrighted 1903, we read:

With respect to the robe of Jesus, the Roman soldiers “… proceeded to divide the clothes of Jesus among them. This also was customary among the Romans, as it has been everywhere usual that the executioners should have as their perquisite some of the articles worn by the condemned.

“The soldiers parted the garments of Jesus among them, each of the four taking what he needed or fancied—turban, shoes, girdle, or under-coat; while for the large seamless plaid that was worn over all they cast lots, being unwilling to tear it. All this fulfilled an old prediction to the letter.

“The reason why it had been spoken of was that it formed a weighty element in the suffering of the crucified. Few things can make a dying man feel more desolate than to over-hear those who sit round his bed already disposing of his effects, counting him a dead man who can no longer use the apparatus of the living, and congratulating themselves on the profit they make by his death.

“How furious have old men sometimes been made by any betrayal of eagerness on the part of their heirs! Even to calculate on a man’s death and make arrangements for filling his place is justly esteemed indecorous and unfeeling. To ask a sick man for anything he has been accustomed to use, and must use again if he recovers health, is an act which only an indelicate nature could be guilty of. It was a cruel addition, then, to our Lord’s suffering to see these men heartlessly dividing among them all He had to leave.

“It forced on His mind the consciousness of their utter indifference to His feelings. His clothes were of some little value to them: He Himself of no value. Nothing could have made Him feel more separated from the world of the living—from their hopes, their ways, their life—as if already He were dead and buried.

“This distribution of His clothes was also calculated to make Him intensely sensible of the reality and finality of death. Jesus knew He was to rise again; but let us not forget that Jesus was human, liable to the same natural fears, and moved by the same circumstances as ourselves. He knew He was to rise again; but how much easier had it been expecting Him to rise! But here were men showing that they very well knew He would never again need these clothes of His.”

I’m among the grateful to Allah, in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, for making the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad—as Jehovah made Aaron for Moses—to share his mission of the resurrection of the dead. I’m among those grateful to Allah that He made a follower of the Messiah to take up what his teacher left behind, and use it—like Paul, but better, to spread the word of God to the ends of the earth.

Look at Minister Farrakhan’s words about his teacher, from two powerful articles titled: “Friendship In All Walk of Life,” in The Final Call, Vol. 8, No. 4 and 5. Get them. Or go to my website, become a subscriber, and study them.

A tiny piece of what he wrote was: “By the help and power of Allah (God), I will not leave this Earth until the whole world knows of the work of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad .. .”

Minister Farrakhan promised he would do this back in 1955, when he first entered the F.O.I. class, and he has been blessed to do it!

What about us? Will we do by the robe today as the wicked did by Jesus’s robe yesterday?

If you agree with what he wrote, in his powerful articles, in The Final Call, Vol. 8, No. 4 and 5, then let’s immediately put on renewed strength and work harder than ever, for the cause represented by Minister Farrakhan. That work includes responding to Minister Farrakhan’s request by getting 1,000,000 subscriptions to this newspaper, The Final Call, ASAP!

This passage from the Holy Qur’an 37:114-122, is relevant to all that appears above. It reads: “And certainly We conferred a favour on Moses and Aaron. And We delivered them, and their people from the mighty distress. And We helped them, so they were the vanquishers. And We gave them both the clear Book. And We guided them on the right way. And We granted them among the later generations (the salutation), Peace be to Moses and Aaron! Thus do We reward the doers of good. Surely they were both of Our believing servants.”

Moses and Aaron are among the signs of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan, whom Allah blesses, now and in the future, for their work of executing the divine solution to our problems, “which is the problem of the world”—according to the Messiah.

It ought to be obvious, that a proposed solution to problems—even when forcefully and even eloquently—presented, to end all unresolved claims, that yet does not resolve them, is no solution at all.

Nevertheless, this is widespread. So the problems get worse.

It’s a well-recognized truth that problems cannot be solved on the same level they were on when they were produced. Einstein is not the only one who recognized this fact, but he is often given credit for stating it this way: “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

Again, the problems get worse.

We Muslims, under the leadership of Minister Farrakhan (and his teacher) were given “problems” to study to gain the answers that bring us closer to the mind and heart of God.

Here are brief definitions of the words, “thorough,” and “knowledge,” used by Master Fard Muhammad on the cover of that Lesson. We’ll look at “mathematical” later.

Webster’s and The American Heritage Dictionary, contain these limited definitions: “Thorough” means: “executed without negligence or omissions: a thorough search; complete; perfect; utter: thorough enjoyment; extremely attentive to accuracy and detail; painstaking: a thorough worker; having full command or mastery of an art, talent, etc.; extending or passing through.”

Further, “thorough” means: “Exhaustively complete; painstakingly accurate or careful; absolute; utter; thoroughly executed or implemented all-out, complete, consummate, exhaustive, full, good, in-depth, thoroughgoing, through and through, total; marked by or exhibiting diligence in work or study assiduous, diligent, hardworking, industrious, striving, disciplined, steadfast, concentrated.”

Knowledge is defined as: “the state or fact of knowing; familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study; the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned; learning; erudition; specific information about something; acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles; conversance, as by study or experience; clear and certain mental apprehension; the body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time; the sum of what’s known; the total comprehension of everything.”

What makes His “knowledge” both “thorough” and “mathematical?”

More, next issue, Allah willing.