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Motive and purpose of scriptural signs pointing to divine men

By Jabril Muhammad | Last updated: Nov 7, 2013 - 8:54:30 AM

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In Surah19:1 of the Holy Qur’an we can read: In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. 1 Sufficient, Guide, Blessed, Knowing, Truthful God.
(Maulana Muhammad Ali translation)

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40:38 And he who believed said: O my people, follow me I will guide you to the right way.

40:39 O my people, this life of the world is but a (passing) enjoyment, and the Hereafter, that is the abode to settle.

40:40 Whoever does evil, he is requited only with the like of it; and whoever does good, whether male or female, and he is a believer, these shall enter the Garden, to be given therein sustenance without measure.

40:41 And O my people, how is it that I call you to salvation and you call me to the Fire?

40:42 You call me to disbelieve in Allah and to associate with Him that of which I have no knowledge, and I call you to the Mighty, the Forgiving.

40:43 Without doubt that which you call me to has no title to be called to in this world, or in the Hereafter, and our return is to Allah, and the prodigals are companions of the Fire. (Maulana Muhammad Ali translation)

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16:125 Call to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the best manner. Surely thy Lord knows best him who strays from His path, and He knows best those who go aright. (Maulana Muhammad Ali translation.)

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What does “argue” mean here in the Holy Qur’an? Does it mean this: “give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory, typically with the aim of persuading others to share one’s view?”

Does it mean “argue someone into/out of) persuade someone to do or not to do (something) by giving reasons?”

Does everybody agree with The Supreme Being, meaning of that word “argue” in the Holy Qur’an?

These above words express a profound principle rooted ultimately in the law of the creation of the first life and life since then.

This contains universal principles; that is, contain principles applicable to every one on earth.

At this point please consider for thought and discussion and for food for thought—but not for lying.

I wrote a book, a few years ago that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad told a few of us about some evil people who threw the donkey into a pit. They started throwing stones at the donkey. Despite the pain, the donkey endured.

Eventually, the wicked filled the pit with their stones. Then the donkey walked out of the pit.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad then said to us, at the time, “Every knock is a boost.”

The word “boost” means this: “help or encourage (something) to increase or improve; assist; a source of help or encouragement leading to increase or improvement.”

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The words below I wrote on 5/12/84.

Yes, I am also saying that Solomon and Paul are “signs” of Minister Louis Farrakhan. Sign is not the best word. I will, Allah willing use some word that can help us “see” better him and some of the scholars will agree.

What is the purpose, or what should be the purpose of pointing out to anyone today, who is fulfilling types, or signs, of great persons written of or whose lives are recorded in the Bible and the Holy Qur’an?

Here it is, in brief: When in the divine scheme of things God is going to use a person, or persons, for the good of others; it is natural that God will want that person, or those persons, to be known not only to themselves, but to those for whom they are going to perform a service. This is really nothing but common sense. If those to be served know and understand the one(s) to serve, or serving them, they can more properly relate to them.

If we are living in the days of the fulfillment of all the great prophecies in the Bible and in the Holy Qur’an, and if, in fact, those prophecies concern people and events in our own time, then naturally those people and those events have a profound impact on our lives.     

It is natural, then, that we should want to know the nature of these persons and the events they produce, which profoundly affect our lives. Minister Farrakhan is a man of great power and influence.

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It should be clear by now that my position is that Minister Louis Farrakhan is a divine man in the sense that his character and his works are the outcome of divine guidance. 

I am saying, in plain language that The Supreme Being and the Christ are backing him—the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

So, again, what ought to be the motive and purpose for pointing anyone out in scripture whether that person is good or bad? Again, if the person, according to God’s will, is to perform a good service for the people — do something of benefit for the people — then, the people should learn to know, respect, trust, have confidence in and love that person. 

They cannot do this if they do not know him.  And, if the man is commissioned by God and is the outcome of the active will of God, then that man who is to perform His service or work must be known to those people whom he is to serve (or is serving) from the divine perspective.

So, I do not want to offend anyone by such plain speech. But I do want my position clearly understood. Minister Louis Farrakhan is receiving massive publicity. I have no idea now how many articles have been and are being written about him.  He is also giving many interviews. I am sending them to Houston that you may hear them on the radio station in that city.  I know you will find them enlightening.

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By the time you read this article you probably will have seen him on CBS morning news and on other channels here and there around the country.  Weigh this man very, very carefully.  This is the man the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that through him he would get all of his people.

This is a very profound statement. Especially when you consider who the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is and when you consider that Minister Louis Farrakhan has told the world of his convictions that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is not dead but is in fact very much alive.

You may remember that one of the main purposes of my articles is to stimulate thought — deep thought.  It should be clear by now that Minister Farrakhan is no crackpot. He has challenged those who doubt his position with respect to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad being alive to exhume the body.  

He said he would pay for such exhumation and pay the cost involved to get the dentists to examine the teeth to determine whether or not that body is the body of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad or not.  

If, in fact, Aaron in your Bible is a sign of Minister Louis Farrakhan, then it follows that a modern Moses — the Honorable Elijah Muhammad — must at some point make contact with Minister Farrakhan.

You may ask how will this be done? Where will this be done? When will this be done?

More next issue, Allah willing.

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