WEB POSTED 04-30-2002
|The Holy Qur’an warns of a day|
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s answers, in these articles, are most critical to understanding the mind and acts of Allah and His Christ, especially now since we’ve entered thatmost dangerous of all hours, taught by the scriptures.
To misunderstand him is to misunderstand the current acts of God and His Christ, and in the immediate months to come, one may qualify for the worst possible of all human experiences.
The Holy Qur’an warns of a day when one will wish that he/she had responded better by this teaching. (See Surah 89 and pages 60, 61 and the top of 88 of Is It Possible That The Honorable Elijah Muhammad Is Still Physically Alive???) Such remembrance then will not help one out of the engulfing chastisement of Allah.
It will be inflicted by Him, Who, even though He created everything for His mercy, certain events—soon to come—will force that chastisement. But remember, that unlike lesser ones, God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked.
Many will experience the most intense regret and the most agonizing grief imaginable. It’s only a part of the consequences for the rejection of Minister Farrakhan and his Backers.
I’ve often said that you can tell time by watching Minister Farrakhan’s mind. Many don’t recognize Minister Farrakhan’s divinity because they don’t know God themselves nor the time. Therefore, many foolishly react to him as the scriptures teach. Whenever motive and context is omitted, mischief can always be made of another’s words and acts.
So be it! Allah will annul their works! The FIRE awaits them for their evils said/done to him!
Brother Jabril: The next three questions are intimately interrelated.
It’s recorded in the 9th chapter of Acts, that Jesus removed the scales from Paul’s eyes. Then Jesus made it known that this man, Paul, is a chosen vessel of his, substantially to do two things. He is to bring a message to the Gentiles and their rulers and the kings and also to the children of Israel. How does this bear on your mission?
Minister Farrakhan: The scales are many. The first scale had to be the scale of hypocrisy, that the Minister had fallen asleep and went into darkness after having had been exposed to the light.
The Qur’an says, “In the alternation of the day and the night there is a sign for those who would reflect.” In another part it says, “The night is made for rest and sleep and the day to rise up again.” Some scholars say, “Seeking the bounty of God.”
In my losing sight of my father and Master Fard Muhammad, for a brief period of time, the scales that came over my eyes and my heart produced a period of darkness in my life, chaos and spiritual death, that later fed order, life and sight on my emergence from this condition.
So when I read this wonderful book that you have written on the life of Jesus, which I read in three days, some time between the first and second week in September of 1977, I experienced a resurrection. I experienced a new birth. When the understanding came to me, through the reading of certain passages, in that book, it energized me to then want to do the work of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
That was the first scale.
There were layers in the scales on Paul’s eyes. The first scale was he had to see Jesus properly. Then he had to know that Jesus was in fact alive, so that he could declare that “I know that my redeemer liveth and because he lives, I too shall live and stand with him at the latter day.”
In the removal of the second scale, a third scale would [also] be removed, which was to take Paul out of the limited vision of Peter and the disciples, who were more nationalistic in their focus on the Jews and not on the Gentiles.
So Paul saw what Peter came to understand when he saw this cloth or sheet descend from heaven with all manner of meats on it. He said that he could not eat that which was unclean. Then he came to see that the vision was not talking about meat, but was talking about the different circumstances and condition of human beings beyond the children of Israel and that he could eat them. He could take the unclean and make them a part of the body of Christ.
Peter began his work with the Gentiles but it was limited. But when Paul had the third scale removed from his eyes, then [came] the fulfillment of the Holy Qur’an Ta Ha, chapter 20, the prayer of Moses, that his breast would be expanded and that a knot would be removed in his tongue that they may understand his speech and that this helper would be made to bear his burden.
Paul then, [in his] seeing the broad scope of the message of Jesus Christ—that Jesus was so important to all of humanity because he offered in his person and in his wisdom a door to all of humanity to access God’s spirit; God’s mind; God’s wisdom to become a little God; a reflection of the Almighty True and Living God—[another scale was removed.]
So in Paul’s having those scales removed from his mind and heart, he knew then, that the mission of Jesus Christ, though starting narrowly, with a focus on the lost sheep of the house of Israel, now had to be taken to every nation, every kindred and every tongue, that every human being, demonic or otherwise, Jew or Gentile, Greek, male or female, would have access to God through this divine door that God had made for humanity in the person of Jesus Christ.
As these scales were removed from my mind, I came to see the Honorable Elijah Muhammad clearly again and believe in him clearly again and even see him beyond where I saw him before. That happened when I read the manuscript of what you wrote.
The second scale and one of the most important of the scales, was to know that Elijah Muhammad was, in fact, alive. Without that knowledge, I could not do what I am doing, with the faith that I would be victorious and nothing of adversity would stop me from being successful in the mission of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
I had to have that scale removed.
My heart had to be expanded and God had to allow me to see how to loosen the knot in the language of the revelation of Master Fard Muhammad to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that that word that seemed so nationalistic, in its first expression, could be made universal in this expression, that all of humanity could find refuge under the branches of this tree that started from the mustard seed of faith.
Now the Minister is at a point in his development, where he has the duty, before he can go, to receive what his father promised him. And by the way, a sister had an experience at Saviours’ Day a few years ago, and she was here in Phoenix recently with her beloved mother, and she said, “Remember, Brother, that I was told to tell you, that every thing that he promised you, he would fulfill.”
More next issue, Allah willing.