Brother Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad
"And a party of the People of the Book say: Avow belief in that which has been revealed to those who believe, in the first part of the day, and disbelieve in the latter part of it, perhaps they may turn back" (Holy Qur'an 3:72)
"So you doubted and had suspicion of me in whatever I did, according to your [limited] understanding of, or lack of understanding of, the modern Moses, Elijah Muhammad. So you used his law and teachings to [mis]judged me as the Jews used the law of Moses to judge Jesus, and as many [mis]judged the Honorable Elijah Muhammad." The Hon Louis Farrakhan- Closing The Gap Pg. 168
The Hon. Louis Farrakhan has proven, for over 30 years, that he is qualified to sit in the seat of his spiritual father as "the" father over the house. The house is of course The Nation of Islam, the house that Elijah built. This have been proven by standing for his teacher when it wasn't popular, keeping the teachings of the Messenger in the public, attempting to rebuild the material successes of his father and going after the people whom his spiritual father loved the most, the black man and woman of America.
"Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered." Hebrews 5:8
Though he was given authority by Master Fard Muhammad and his Messenger to sit as the father over the house, The Hon. Louis Farrakhan still reminds us The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad is the ETERNAL leader of the Nation of Islam.
"My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working... Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” John 5:17-19
I have attempted, by writing this series, to prove to those who try to disconnect Farrakhan from Elijah that they both are one in unity.
The Jesus And The Modern Day Sadducees, Pharisees and Sanhedrin
The Sadducees, Pharisees and Sandhedrin were the Jewish legalist and religious thinkers of Jesus time. They were the interpreters of Moses laws and teachings amongst the people. It was from these groups that Jesus had his greatest trouble. From reading the New Testament we are acquainted with the many arguments between Jesus and the religious thinkers of his time. There were many attempts by the Pharisees and Sadducees to show that Jesus was preaching in contradiction to the law and teachings of Moses. Some of these arguments are as follows:
"Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?" Matthew 21:23
"The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward." Matthew 26:59-60
"Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words." Matthew 22:15
"So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him." John 5:16
"In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him." John 8:5-6
I point out these historical incidents to show and prove that those who claim The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad in one breath and reject The Hon. Louis Farrakhan in the other breath are functioning in the same spirit as the ancient Sadducees, Pharisees and Sandhedrin. On page 168 of Closing The Gap The Minister points out this repeating of history: "So you used his law and teachings to [mis]judged me as the Jews used the law of Moses to judge Jesus."
According to the scriptures Moses was styled more as the law giver while Jesus is styled as more spiritual, giving a deeper/esoteric meaning of the teachings of Moses. This doesn't mean that Moses didn't give spiritual depth or that Jesus didn't teach law. It only means that the dominant teaching of one was outer-law while the other was inner-spiritual.
The Hon. Louis Farrakhan, as Jesus before him, is being charged by the followers of the "pure teachings" of The Most Hon. Louis Farrakhan of deviating from the teachings and/or changing the teachings. The claimants of the "pure teachings" point out that The Minister changed the Ramadan date from December to the 9th Month of the lunar calendar as evidence The Minister is pursuing "Orthodox Islam". They point out his adoption of the technology of Dianetics as evidence The Minister is really following the Devil. They point out this and that as "their" evidence The Minister is no longer representing The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad.
Evolutions and Change
"Leave My Teaching As It Is." How To Eat To Live Book 2 Pg. 75
The Hon. Louis Farrakhan and those with him are charged with violating the above instruction from The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad. The word evolution is defined as "any process of formation or growth; development." while change is defined as "to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone."
The teachings of The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad have not been changed by The Minister despite what the claimants would like to charge. The Hon. Louis Farrakhan opens his public addresses by bearing witness to Allah coming in the person of Master Fard Muhammad and The Hon. Elijah Muhammad as his Messenger and/or Messiah. He further keeps four key components of The Messenger in each edition of The Final Call #1 The weekly article of The Hon. Elijah Muhammad. #2 A weekly article from How To Eat To Live. #3 Advertisements for The Messengers 5 principle books, his lectures and dvds. #4 The original, unadulterated Muslim Program.
So, The Minister is not changing the teaching or hiding the truth from his followers/public.
However, he practices and teaches us to dig deeper into the teachings and not just be surface dwellers, reciters of what we "were" taught. This is in line with The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad himself. He says:
"We haven't changed Islam, WE GO INTO MORE KNOWLEDGE OF IT, but We don't change It."
Based upon this statement of The Messenger our understanding of the teachings can/must evolve, but we DO NOT change the teachings.
The Hon. Louis Farrakhan in his lecture "Self Improvement The Basis For Community Development" explains how his works compliments the teachings of The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad. In one part of the lecture The Minister speaks on the Qur'anic verses relating to Adam...
"The Honorable Elijah Muhammad gave us a very clear interpretation of the Qur'anic passage. That interpretation dealt with a ruler who is over the nations of the Earth, who has created mischief and the shedding of blood. But God, Who knows best, said that even though a mischief-maker 'has become the ruler by My permission, nevertheless, at the end of the mischiefmaking and bloodshed there is something that will wipe away the pain of his rule...I know what you know not.'
Tonight, I would like to advance another interpretation of that scripture. You say, 'Wait a minute, Farrakhan. Who are you to advance an interpretation?' Really, nobody, just a student of a great teacher. But you know, it is wrong for any man to think that any one interpretation of a divine word is the interpretation. How could this be God's Word and you treat it as though it is your word? If The God, Who reveals the Book, gives a Word that is comparable to His own consummate knowledge of things, then how could you dare say that His Word is limited to your meager interpretation or mine? I would like to offer this interpretation to you as another way to look at scripture... Does this negate what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught? No! This bears witness to what he taught."
It is time to take another look at The Hon. Louis Farrakhan, his teaching and connection to The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad.
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