BY THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN | LAST UPDATED: JUN 6, 2001 – 1:26:38 PM
[Editor’s Note: The following text is excerpted from an April 1, 2001 message
delivered by Min. Louis Farrakhan at Mosque Maryam in Chicago]
The Holy Qur’an tells us that Allah (god) is One. Moses said the same thing: The Lord, your God, is One. Jesus never taught you about a trinity. He never taught you, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, and all three are equal. Jesus said He was sent. How could one who is sent be greater than his sender? When the disciples called Jesus, “Good Master,” He said, “Why callest thou me good. There is none good but the Father.” When He was on the cross, His words were: “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?”
Jesus knew He wasn’t the power. The power was in the hand of Allah (God). So, when you pray to Jesus and not to the One Who sent Him, you short-circuit the power of your prayer because you are being disobedient to Jesus in doing that. If you really want to gain the power of your religion, pray to the Father in Jesus’ name, and whatever you ask, it will be granted to you.
Moses said that God is One, but you say God is three. If you divide three into one, you don’t have one anymore; you have a fraction. One part is 1/3, the second part is 1/3 and the third part is 1/3, an you have to add all of these fractions together to get one. It is against the law of mathematics to divide three into one and get one. This Book, Qur’an, talks about Allah (God), but in some parts, instead of saying “I”, it says “we.” We have One God, but the Book that gives us the best and clearest knowledge of Allah (God) starts using pronouns that suggest more than one. So, the next question is, “we who?” “And we adorned the lower heaven with stars.” “We” did this. Then it says, “And we gave to man his hues and his colors.” The Book of Revelation in the Bible talks about 24 elders who are sitting around a throne and a 25th person is sitting on the throne with a Book in his hand, and, the 24 were weeping and wailing because nobody could take the Book, but, a man who is described as a lamb that looked like it was slain from the foundation of the world walked up to the one on the throne and he did not ask for the Book, he took the Book. In the book “Message to the Black Man in America,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad says that the Holy Qur’an and the Bible are made according to the circumference of our planet—a year for every mile. The circumference of our Earth is 24,896 miles, approximately 25,000 miles. We do not write history after it is done. The Original man writes history, then walks into it. All you historians wait for the event to happen, then you write what happened, but, what would you call somebody who could listen to you think and multiply your thinking by the actions that come from your thinking, and, then cast that mathematical knowledge down the wheel of time and write what will be done for 25,000 years in advance of it happening? When you read the Bible, you are reading something that was written or revealed about something that would happen long before it actually occurred. This Book, Qur’an, is full of prophecies of things that will happen. Many of them are already happening. The Bible and Qur’an are scriptures of things that were to happen. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad says there are 24 of our scientists, Black men, that the Holy Qur’an calls the Exalted Assembly. One of these scientists acts as a judge or God for the others, and 23 actually do the work of writing the future of the nation, and, all of it is put into One Book. It is called the Mother of Books. It is a history written in advance to last for 25,000 years. Whenever there is a portion of it that is to be fulfilled, one of the 12 major scientists reveals that portion to one from among the people, and, that person is called a prophet or a messenger. Whenever that part of the Great Book is to be fulfilled, one from among the 12 will reveal that scripture to one from among the people. So, what you have in the Bible and Qur’an are scripture. Scripture means, a part of the writing. It is a script of writing from something original, or from the Great Book. You only have 6,000 years of history in these Books (Bible and Qur’an), and, both Books tell you that there is another thing coming. The Bible only takes you up to the time when the lamb and the righteous are on a distant shore singing a new song. It doesn’t tell you what the song was. It does not admit you into the Hereafter. The Bible stops at the destruction of the power of this world. The Holy Qur’an does the same. The Holy Qur’an does not admit you into the Hereafter. The Holy Qur’an and the Bible say: “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it entered the heart of man to conceive what lies beyond this world.” That means another Book has to come that completes the next 10,000 years of history in this 25,000-year cycle. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad says the number—24 scientists—is in accord with the hours of our day and the measurement of the circumference of our planet around the equator and in the region of our polls, Arctic and Antarctic oceans. Our planet is not exactly 25,000 miles in circumference. It is 24,896 miles. Our day is not 24 hours. It is 23 hours, 56 minutes and 46 seconds. The change made in our planet’s rotation at the polls is about one minute per year and it takes 25,000 years to bring about a complete change in the region of the polls. These polls actually incline 23-1/2 degrees to the plane of its orbit. So, the Original Black nation uses 23 scientists to write the future of the nation for the next 25,000 years and the 24th is the judge, or the One God, Allah. Elijah Muhammad said that Allah taught him that at one time we made history to last for 35,000 years, when the earth and the moon were one planet. But one of our scientists wanted the people to speak one language and became disappointed that he could not get them to speak the same dialect or the same language. So, he decided to destroy the earth and those of us who lived on it. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said Allah (God) taught him that they drilled a hole into the earth and filled it with a type of explosive that is far greater than the dynamite used in this world, and, the scientist ignited it, thinking that he was going to kill everybody; and a part of it [now called moon] was blasted off 36,000 miles and the part that we are on fell 12,000 miles into the pocket of rotation that it now occupies. The water that was on that part now called moon fell back to this part. So that part called moon has no water. The earth is now three-quarters water; and the fact that the moon is constantly trying to get back the water that it lost is a sign of equality, because the moon equalizes the waters of the earth and keeps the water from drowning out civilization. The Lessons that Master Fard Muhammad gave the Honorable Elijah Muhammad talks about the cracking of atoms. I read it 40 or so years ago when I became a Muslim follower of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, I did not know how to refute it, but, I believed in him. So, when he told me this splitting of the moon took place 66 trillion years ago, I could not even imagine those kind of figures. Then he told us to eat once a day, and he told us why. He told us to fast three days out of a month—do not eat any food at all. He said, “Food keeps you here; food takes you away.” He said, “Some of our old scientists lived 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 years.” Your Bible tells you of those who lived 500 years, 600 years, Methuselah lived 969 years, and, you can not make 100 years today. Some California redwood trees live 1,000 years. There are turtles that live 300 and 400 years, but you, the best of Allah’s (God’s) creation, can hardly make it to 60 or 70 without getting senile, losing your teeth, your hair, and everything else. It’s because you are under the shadow of death and you do not know how to really live. It is not something wrong with the scripture; something is wrong with us. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us these things and now the White man gets busy. He locked up the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the 1940’s and took all of the literature that Master Fard Muhammad gave him to Washington and studied it and copied it and later brought it back to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. They told Elijah go ahead and teach Black people. They told him that if he had come 20 years earlier, he would have been shot outright, but he came on time. They told the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that trying to get Black people in America into Islam is like putting pants on an elephant. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “I’ve got one pant leg on already.”