Regrets of the DoubtersBy the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Last updated: Mar 19, 2014 - 9:28:07 AM
And on the day when the wrongdoer will bite his hands, saying, would that I had taken a way with the Messenger!” —Holy Qur'an 25:27
And the disbelievers hated themselves for rejecting those warners and prophets of old. The people of Noah showed regret when they saw the flood coming upon them. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah regretted their ignorant acts of disbelieving the truth of Abraham and Lot and wished that they had followed Lot out of the city and that they had believed before the fire came so that their cities and their lives would not have been destroyed.
It was also the regret of Pharaoh and his people for not believing the warning that Moses brought to them from Allah. When these rejecters of the Prophets saw their doom approaching, they said, as the disbelievers said in the twenty-seventh verse, that they wished they had followed the prophet.
And so it will be, according to the Bible and Qur'an, with those whom this particular twenty-fifth chapter refers to who reject the last one in the time we are now living in (the resurrection and the judgment). Those of my people and the weak Orthodox Muslims who reject the plain truth and warning that Allah has revealed to me and that I am teaching (to fly to Allah and his true religion of entire submission and submit to His will), do so because of their love for the enemies of Allah, His Prophets and His religion, Islam. They reject this truth to me, the bearer of this truth.
They love the wealth and riches of this people who love not God, the giver of the wealth and riches that they have been so abundantly blessed with. They wish to remain and enjoy the wealth with these people as well as with intermarriage and their sport and play.
They will say what the formal rejecters said, when they see the chastisement of Allah coming upon them and all of their wickedness, evilness and murder. The so-called Negroes of America will also wish they had followed me to Allah.
The biting of their hands, as mentioned in this verse, shows intense grief for their mistake of accepting the false friendship of this evil and murderous race. The White American citizens and the Negroes who are today preaching friendship and intermarriage with their 400-year-old enemies will say these same words, “O woe is me, would that I had not taken such a one for a friend.” (28th verse).
And they will confess that certainly he leads me astray from the messenger after he had come to me with clear warning and with plain truth (29th verse) and will admit that the devil's promises were all false and he only deceived them in the words given in that same twenty-ninth verse, “And the devil ever deserts man.”
What should we set our hearts and minds on today? Finding the right path and walking therein to our God, Allah, and His religion, Islam, that He may make a way for us on some of this earth that we can call our own and deliver us from our open enemies, our deceivers and from evil and filthy doings.
The God of Islam demands us to forsake our enemies and their names and religion and all that goes with them and to completely submit to Him. He, Allah has said to me that He will set us in heaven at once.
Allah's promise is ever true. He fails not in His promise, but this race of devils will promise you and will fail to fulfill it, especially if it is a promise of good. I beg you as a brother and sister of mine, fly to Allah. For the days of the resurrection are not coming, they are here now and the dead are rising as it is written. Let us repeat this prayer:
“O Allah, guide me among those whom Thou hast guided aright and preserve me among those whom Thou has preserved and befriended and bless me in whatever Thou doest; grant me and deliver me from the evils of what Thou has judged. Surely Thou judgest and none can judge against Thee and He whom Thou befriendest is not disgraced.”
(Reprinted from “Message to the Blackman,” 1965.)