THE CHIEF HYPOCRITE
MESSENGER ELIJAH MUHAMMAD TEACHES ON
THE CHIEF HYPOCRITE
Reprinted from Message to the Blackman in America, Chapter 114, Victory of the Apostle
THE HYPOCRITES ‘Announce to the hypocrites that they shall have a painful chastisement. ‘Allah will gather together the hypocrites and the unbelievers all in hell. ‘Surely the hypocrites strive to deceive Allah, and He shall requite their deceit to them. ‘Surely the hypocrites are in the lowest stage of the fire and you shall not find a helper for them except those who repent and amend and hold fast to Allah and are sincere in the obedience to Allah. These are with believers and Allah will grant the believers a mighty reward” (Holy Qur-an 4:140, 142, 145 and 138)
The Holy Qur-an has the same announcement for all disbelievers and hypocrites of the Messenger. It is also the same given to Noah and his followers. It is the same given to all disbelieving foes and hypocrites. The hypocrites around Moses, Jesus and Muhammad were given the same warnings. And, they (the hypocrites) are prophesied in the Holy Qur-an (which is a very true book), to be the same type of hypocrites and to be saying the same word to the last Apostle and his true followers today as they did to the former prophets and their followers.
My followers here in America — and the hypocrites among them — are now being manifested to be the same as all others in the past. They hypocrites utter the same words, make mockery of the Messenger and his followers, and plan to do harm to us just as the hypocrites of the past did all other Messengers and their followers.
He destroyed them and some of the hypocrites returned after they had tasted of the chastisement. We have, today, such a perfect fulfillment of the prophecy of the Qur-an in the recent outbreak of hypocrisy among my followers. The chief hypocrite of them all — and the worst of them all — has never stopped in his attempt to do harm to my mission.
The Holy Qur-an teaches: they will fight you with their tongues and even with their hands. So their tongues were not sufficient; they wanted quick action. So, the chief hypocrite resorted to arming his followers, as well as himself, with .30 caliber weapons. Knowing that my followers and I had not resorted to such weapons, they intended to spring a surprise attack by mowing us down. What happened? He and his ignorant followers had forgotten that God was with me and my followers. They did not know they could not stop us with weapons. The hypocrites always will be the losers.
This chief hypocrite took a group with him to build a “Mosque in opposition” to me and filled it with all types of wickedness and disbelievers like himself. He wished the praise of the people and not of God. He has said everything imaginable against me, which likely will hurt him and those who follow him more than he thinks. He wants the world to recognize him as a qualified leader. He should seek the recognition of Allah. Allah is the One who makes a leader for his people.
This chief hypocrite is not with Allah; if he were with Allah, he would be with me. Since he is not with Allah, he cannot claim guidance from Allah. He has admitted that he cannot trust a religion and cannot trust a God who teaches when to act. He wants to act when he is ready to act, rather than depend upon a God who will act in His own good time.
He does not wait on a God like that. Many other such fools passed away in great dishonor and shame long before this chief hypocrite. No weapons (as it is written) formed against me will prosper as long as Allah is with me and I am with Allah, because the twain will never break. We always shall be together against the enemy and together for the believers. Some of the hypocrites have come to know all of these things, but they must be punished.
A hypocrite is one who first says he believes in Islam and then disbelieves and seeks to oppose the Messenger and those who believe in him and his God. Their punishment — says the Holy Qur-an in several places — is grief, regret, shame and disgrace. I will never forget this hypocrite’s hateful acts against me.
If he is the last of the 22 million, I shall remind him of his evil and wicked acts done to me in return for the good that I did for him. He could not have risen up against me if I had not given him so much knowledge of Allah and his religion. When I made him a leader and a teacher among the people, he felt proud. He now thinks that he should be elected top man, but I am sure that he will be appointed the lowest man.
He went, first, on the side of the Muslims, and then on the side of the devils, and again on the side of the Muslims and against the devils. He is — as the Holy Qur-an says — neither this nor that. His greatest desire is for someone to declare him as their leader. He is insane for leadership and disgraces himself for that office. As I have repeatedly taught — and the scholars and scientists will agree with me — the so-called Negro must have divine leadership today. The leader must be divinely appointed, not self-made or made by the people. This is universally known; I am that man, divinely appointed by Allah.
According to the Bible and Holy Qur-an, punishment is sure to overtake hypocrites and those who seek to oppose Allah and His Apostle. I quote here a verse from the Holy Qur-an.”Do they not know that whoever acts in opposition to Allah and His Apostle, he shall surely have the fire of hell to abide in it, that is the grievous abasement” (Holy Qur-an 9:63).
That is the hell that the hypocrites and disbelievers will suffer, and it begins with their feeling of fear and excitement — fear that someone is going to do harm to them (as they plan to harm those they oppose). There is no fear for a true believer, nor shall he grieve. This grief of the hypocrties, according to the Holy Qur-an, prostrates them and makes them wish that they were dead. They even wish for someone to kill them.
But Allah, the Holy Qur-an says, will not permit anyone to kill them, because death would take them out of their chastisement and grief. They will now bow in submission to the will of Allah and obedience in following His Messenger, and after a year or so under this condition, they are classified with the devil, to be destroyed in hell-fire — the final end to both.
The Bible’s last book, under the title of Revelation of John, prophesies a grief falling upon the followers (the so-called American Negro) of the symbolic beast (the white man) who are in the beast’s names and who worship and believe in the white man’s religion, called Christianity. They worship the white man as though he were god above the Supreme God of heaven and earth. They also worship the white man’s leader of the Christian religion, the Pope in Rome. This is mentioned in Revelation 14:4.
The grief of the hypocrites is such that even the victim is not able to say his prayers. In the first place, God has closed the door and does not hear the prayers of the hypocrites when He sends chastisement upon them. This is in store for my hypocrites and shall befall them at any time — just as it did the hypocrites of 1935. We actually witnessed this type of chastisement that fell upon those hypocrites in 1935. One of the hypocrites then was my own brother, and another was a minister by the name of Augustus Muhammad, my top assistant at that time in the Chicago Mosque No. 2. They felt proud after they had acquired a little wisdom and thought that they were more powerful than the teacher.
I have been told directly by some of the hypocrites that they think it is time for a change and that a younger man should take my place. And they even go so far as to designate a person whom they think should take my place.
I look at them and say within myself, “What a fool you are! How can you appoint someone to take my place when I did not appoint myself? God, Almighty appointed me. You are foolish to play with God’s mission and His messenger to the mentally dead nation. You take it lightly that you can vote out, put down or shoot down God’s Messenger and set up another of your choice. What will you do with the next group of hypocrites who may not like the man of your choice? They may shoot both you and your man down and take over.”
Let the hypocrites be aware that there is a great chastisement in store for them — and their aims, purposes and wishes will never materialize. The Holy Qur-an teaches that their grief will be so severe that it will prostrate them and they will be unable even to blink their eyes — and that which they feared will come to pass. What they actually feared is: Exposure as the losers who had lied. Punishment for wishing their grief upon the Messenger and those with him. Victory of the Messenger over them.
They shall suffer the loss of true friendship, and they are not helped. They go to the devil for friendship, and he turns them down because he knows that they will not be able to help him against Allah and the Apostle, because Allah and His Apostle are considered submerged into one.The Apostle is considered one in Allah and Allah is one in the Apostle. So, when you look at one, you see both; when you hear one speak, you hear both, because they both are as one in their agreement for the right and against the disbeliever. Therefore, Allah brings this to pass. As it was in Noah’s day, so shall it be in the day of the last Apostle, whom God raises from the mentally dead Negroes in North America.