Message to the Blackman

CHAPTER 72

A PRAYER FOR THE MESSENGER

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1 The following prayer is for the Messenger of Allah:  "O Allah make Muhammad successful and the true followers of Muhammad successful as Thou didst make Abraham successful and the true followers of Abraham successful. For surely Thou art praised and magnified in our midst. Allah bless Muhammad and the true followers of Muhammad as Thou didst bless Abraham and the true followers of Abraham. Surely Thou art praised and magnified in our midst."

2 In the above prayer, the Believers of the lost and found members of a great nation pray for the Messenger whom Allah (God) has raised among them; a guide to the lost and now found path of Allah. For 400 years they have been wandering in darkness, blinded by the touch of Satan, the devil.

3 But now the light of Allah has shone upon them and they have turned themselves now to Him. And they have submitted to Allah to do His will, being blessed as the Jews and the Arabs were, to have a Messenger born in their midst to teach and guide his people into the spirit and knowledge of his Teacher, Almighty God, Allah in Person.

4 The Believers are not satisfied with prayers and seeking refuge in Allah without asking a word of prayer for the success and blessings of Allah upon the Messenger and his followers whom Allah has so abundantly bestowed upon them;  "the answer to Abraham's prayer" that he raise a Messenger from among them that he may teach the wisdom of the book (Bible) to so many of them who do not understand the very book (Bible) in which they think they believe, but without the true knowledge or understanding of the scriptures of Moses and Jesus.

5 Therefore, a correction must come to them in the way of true understanding of these scriptures in which their history is constantly referred to in the mentioning of the Jews and Christians through the Prophets that were sent to them.

6 The Orthodox Muslims think this refers to Arabia and that Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) of nearly 1,400 years ago was the one fulfilling the answer to Abraham's prayers. But if they look at it again and ponder over it, it is like their belief in thinking that Muhammad of nearly 1,400 years ago was a prophet like Moses, that Moses prophesied in Deut. 18:18. But they forget that Moses was a man who was raised in the house of bondage under a king who held him and his people in bondage to him and to his false worship of God and religion. And he desired no one to interfere with his teachings, given to his slaves. His fear, according to the Holy Qur-an, was that Moses would change the religion.

7 The Orthodox Muslims think this was fulfilled in the Meccans' opposition to Muhammad. Not so! He does not compare with the prophecy of a man like Moses, for there was no king singled out who opposed Muhammad in Mecca. There was no separation of the Arabs from any slave-masters and a destruction of the slave-masters. It was a certain class of people of science.

8 The Meccans were not enslaved to any physical king and people -- only to false belief. But remember that prophecy:  "Like unto me." The man had to be one who received a revelation or guidance from Allah to physically liberate a people from the physical holding of a superior force or ruler. He must fight with this particular ruling class to release his people -- like Moses. Then, he must give them their own religion, teach them the knowledge of the true God (Allah) and His true religion, Islam. And set up a completely new religious service, never known to his people before. He must overcome them with nothing but the Truth and the power and guidance of Allah as Moses did with Pharaoh and his well-armed army, because he is not in a position to arm himself and his followers with carnal weapons. The enemy controls the manufacture of arms.

9 He must be one like Moses, dependent upon Allah for the victory over his enemy. Here he shows forth, in a land where Allah has not been worshiped and where Islam has not been accepted as the true religion; the power of Allah is shown by letting Allah fight his and his people=s battle against their wicked oppressors.

10 This is the true type of a man like Moses. If you study the prophecy concerning the last Messenger of God, according to the description given to the man by the Bible's prophecy in the Torah and Gospel, you will find that he is a man, according to Psalms, with the name of  "Muhammad" and also you will find him in the Revelations under the symbolical name,   "Lamb."  He gets the name (Praised) from the honor of the   "twenty-four elders"  or Islamic Scientists. The position that he is shown under, the symbolical  "Lamb"  in Revelations, is like the Holy Qur-an's teaching one who is illiterate and whom the people will find written down in the Torah and the Gospel. (The book of Isaiah; the parables of Jesus.)

11 This is the man the above prayer is made for because he, as one of the Islamic writers says, will be born among the infidels. The revelations of the Bible symbolically place him in the midst of  "four beasts."  Therefore, prayer must be made for his protection among a people without the teachings of Islam -- not a country where never had any former prophets of Allah risen and set up signs of the future greatness of Islam, as had Arabia in the time of Muhammad. The signs of the future of Islam and its last Messenger, Abraham, had already been set up in the Holy City Mecca. Muhammad did not destroy these signs, but rather he repaired the sign to live until it had served its purpose.

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