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WHO CAN JUDGE?

Reader comment on item: Louis Farrakhan Is Not a Muslim

Submitted by SAID (United States), Mar 13, 2007 at 02:46

I am a Black man that was born and raised an American. None of us or our descendants are any more American than the Indians. I am not from Africa. So I am not an African American. I am just an American just like the other citizens here, regardless of what their lineage is. I am not a Muslim (unless by it you mean "one who submits to the will of GOD" I am a Christian.

Having said that, I have heard a number of messages from or by Farrakhan. While I don't agree with everything he says or believes, I and anyone has to respect him for one thing. That is his unwavering declaration of and standing for what he believes to be the truth. Most people call him a hate monger many times because of him simply stating the facts of what the black man (and woman) have had to endure here in America at the hands of his white brothers or counterparts.

In many instances, he is just speaking the truth of injustices being perpetrated here now. Are his solutions the best ones is a whole different question. People often label the ones who will stand up for themselves or call a spade a spade a trouble-maker. They are not the trouble-maker but the one who made the trouble and who is being exposed. Is he always right on every conspiracy....probably not. Is he a "real" muslim? Who am I to judge?

I have done some personal research of Islam and Muslims worldwide. What I have found is that there are so many (just as many as Christianity) different sects, beliefs, opinions of what a "true" Muslim is that it is not funny. Man is so exalted and controlled by his pride and his own agendas.We would change or contort the words of God if He showed up today and spoke to us the plain truth in order to twist it to fit in with what we want to do. Will Farrakhan go to hell? I cant answer that. I know that if he doesn't acknowledge and confess that Jesus is the Son of the Most High God and accept the gift of salvation through His blood sacrifice, he will not be in heavan.

It is not important enough to me (and shouldnt be to you) if he is a real Muslim. If Islam is right, then it will be between him and God. All you can do iabout that subject is sincerely pray for the brother that the truth will find him (or vice versa) and he will submit to it. You (we) should be trying to get yourself with God and realize, understand and seek to know and fulfill His will for your life. If you are unsure of what religion or belief system is true or right, I submit that there is but one true God and that you sincerely and earnestly seek Him. I know Him and know of His ways and characteristics. He will reveal himself to you and His will for your life. He is the omnipotent (all-powerful) omniscient (most knowledgable and understanding), omnipresent, Most Merciful and Most Beneficent (the one who performs/produces the most good or charity, kindness, etc.) God and He has your best interest at heart. He is your Creator and who better to inform you of who you are and lead/guide you than He? Nobody. If you give yourself to seek Him with your whole heart and with an open-mind, He will reveal Himself to you. Is Islam what the black man in America needs? I don't think so.

The image the N.O.I. portrays is a good one and it attracts many but I dont believe it is the answer. It is true what was said earlier about what the Prophet Muhammad said about Africans. I think that should be brought out more. That being said, how can this religion be best thing for us here? Christianity is not a racist religion. It is perpetrated as such by those that would use it in their own way to fulfill the lust of their flesh and power. According to Islam, all who are not Muslims are infidels. We are like animals and only fit to be servants (slaves) or dead. They (none of them) can deny the principle of jihad. Though some of them say that it is a spiritual thing but even they know better because if they are "spiritual" enough they know that the physical is a revelation of those things spiritual.

Therefore, if jihad is spiritual, there will be a materialization of it. Death to the infidel. lol.... It is sad the situations in places like Sudan where Muslims terrify and kill and enslave and rape and pillage Christians. That sounds like a peaceful religion. Do you other Muslims condone that? Is that what should be done to the "infidel" who refuses to convert to Islam?

If you are a Muslim, then just be the best Muslim you can be and hope that you are following the "right" prophet and by that I dont allude to Farrakhan but Muhammad or Jesus. And dont worry about Farrakhan; if you dont believe he is right then simply dont follow him. For the record, I dont believe that the Bible is referring to Muhammad as the Prophet that would come or any other prophet of Islam. Jesus was the seal of the Prophets. One more side note: As far as vsomeone from the N.O.I. being accepted abroad; Malcom X had done/said just as much as Farrakhan and with more tenacity yet he was embraced when he left America. When he left, here, he left as the same Malcolm who called the white man the devil. I am not calling the white man the devil. It is true historically that they have endeavored to take and controll everything they come across. But man in his physical form period is wicked. His (of all races or kindreds or representation) only hope is to identify God and seeto identify with Him as we seek to become who has created us to be.

Submitting....

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