An Open Letter to Col. Muammar Gadhafi of Libya by Minister Louis FarrakhanBy The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan | Last updated: Jun 22, 2011 - 10:26:49 PM Brother Leader Muammar Gadhafi of Libya. The following is the full text of the letter.]
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL.
I BEAR WITNESS THAT THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH AND I
BEAR WITNESS THAT MUHAMMAD IS HIS MESSENGER.
June 14, 2011
Brother Leader Muammar Gadhafi
Dear Brother Gadhafi,
May this letter find you, your family and the faithful people of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya in the best of health and spirit in spite of the prevailing circumstances.
Please accept on behalf of myself, my family, the members of the Nation of Islam and all in America who you have helped, our deepest sympathy on the loss of life of your son and three grandchildren. It is written in the Holy Qur'an that “no soul dies but with the Permission of Allah”. We may not know Allah's purpose in permitting what is happening in Libya, but again Allah says in the Holy Qur'an “whenever a misfortune befalls the Believer, He says, ‘Allah is my Patron (Friend, Protector, Supporter) and to Him is my eventual return”.
I am deeply deeply troubled over what I see happening to our Beloved Libya and our Brother Leader Muammar Gadhafi. We are drinking of the bitter cup of betrayal which is prophesied to come to us in the last days of this wicked world to separate from among us those whom Allah (God) will use in the building of His Kingdom and those who are marked for severe chastisement and utter destruction.
I observed those whom you trusted: Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy, President Sarkozy of France, Prime Minister Cameron of United Kingdom, and President Obama of the United States of America, who have joined forces with the weak Arabs from the Arab League and others to join the enemies of Righteousness and Justice to destroy you and the Revolution that brought about the rise of Libya into her present strength and greatness.
These betrayals hurt deeply, but probably not as much as the betrayals from your inner circle. To hear that Russia and China supposed friends are now asking you to step down; and the President of Russia promising you their protection and a place for you to go, this to me is laughable. Anyone who will ask you to step down, step aside and leave the country because of what America, NATO and others are doing does not understand the resolve of a true Muslim. Allah warns us in the Holy Qur'an “O you who believe, take not My enemy and your enemy for friends. Would you offer them love, while they deny the Truth that has come to you, driving out the Messenger and yourselves because you believe in Allah, your Lord? If you have come forth to strive in My way and to seek My pleasure, would you love them in secret? And I know what you conceal and what you manifest. And whoever of you does this, he indeed strays from the straight path.” Allah and Allah alone, is your and my Protector. The Holy Qur'an teaches, “Only Allah is your friend and His Messenger and those who believe,” We know that Allah and His Messenger are our true Friends, but we do not know who the Believers are until they have been tried and found to be true.
My dear Brother Leader, in the general orders that we were given by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad whose desire was to make us brave fighters, willing at any time to give our lives for Allah's sake and righteousness, it states in general order number five “do not quit your post until properly relieved.” Allah put you on your post and neither NATO, the President of the United States or the Arab League or anybody else has the power or authority to tell you to quit your post. Elijah Muhammad told me “die on your post”.
These next few words again from the Holy Qur'an are for the Believers. It is written in the Holy Qur'an, “surely I am going to try you with something of fear, hunger, loss of property, loss of life, and diminution of fruit, but give good news to those who are patient and steadfast under trial”.
Again, Allah asks the question in the Holy Qur'an, “Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, we believe, and will not be tried? And indeed We tried those before them, so Allah will certainly know those who are true and He will know the liars”.
In the life of Prophet Noah, he was under such great strain he asked Allah when will my help come and Allah answered your help is nigh. Your help Brother Leader is nigh. Be patient and be resolved that it is Allah, and Allah alone who will deliver you and me as he delivered those before us from the wicked evil intentions and harm from our enemies.
I know that what you are suffering will soon come to me and the Nation of Islam and I pray that the guidance that I give to you that Allah will make me strong enough to be that as Allah asked the Believers to be.
In closing, the last two surahs of the Holy Qur'an are called the chapters of refuge and my plea to you is to seek refuge in Allah and know if it pleases Allah, He will deliver you and with you the Libyan Jamahiriya.
My dearest of Brothers, know that no death can touch Muammar Gadhafi for it is written in the Holy Qur'an “And speak not of those who are slain in Allah's Way as dead. Nay, (they are) alive, but you perceive not”. The great work that you have done will live regardless to what happens. The work you have started by Allah's Grace will be furthered by those who love you and those who know the value of what you have contributed to Libya, Africa and the World. Remember Brother Allah says He will never waste the work of a worker.
I will do all that I can to help, but Allah's Help is Sufficient.
Thank you for reading these words and I pray that in these words you will find comfort, solace, guidance and strength In the Words of Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
Give my greeting to your beloved wife and family, and to the faithful ones whose faith is being greatly tested.
With much love I greet you again in Peace, Wa-Alakium Salaam.
I Am Your Brother and Servant
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Servant to the Lost-Found
Nation of Islam in the West