Friday, December 04, 2020

Obeying Divine Commands: Towards Understanding the Polygamous Marriage of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, the Messiah

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1) O Prophet, keep thy duty to Allah and obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Surely Allah is ever Knowing, Wise. 2) And follow that which is revealed to thee from thy Lord. Surely Allah is ever Aware of what you do. 3) And trust in Allah. And Allah is enough as having charge (of affairs). [Holy Quran 33:1-3]

The above verse substantiates the Honorable Louis Farrakhan’s intimate relationship with Allah, the Supreme Being. His duty to Allah, as the Messiah, encompasses fulfilling the “divine commands” that Allah places on Him. As with divine messengers before Him, the Messiah has a solemn covenant with Allah. This is established in Sura 33:7:

And when We took a covenant from the prophets and from thee, and from Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus, son of Mary, and We took from them a solemn covenant,

Allah, through divine covenants, governs the lives of HIS divine prophets; thereby, giving rise to numerous commands in the execution of their obligations. Moreover, Hebrews 10:7 and Psalms 40:7 affirm that the narratives of the divine messengers in the Scriptures serve as prototypes of the Messiah’s life, who is present this day, the Last Days, as prophesied.

The premise of this book is Sura 13:38 of the Holy Quran, through which Allah declares that HE governs the marriages of HIS divine messengers—HE states:

And certainly We sent messengers before thee and appointed for them wives and children. And it is not in (the power of) a messenger to bring a sign except by Allah’s permission. For every term there is an appointment.

The Honorable Louis Farrakhan’s polygamous marriage is facilitated through divine commands that require Him to take specific women in marriage. These marriages, as they are made known, present challenges and, consequently, indelible trials due to the lack of understanding on the part of those who criticize His life. The aim of this Book is to increase our understanding in this regard.

In this Book, we parse Sura 13:38 by considering questions, such as: Why is marriage so important that Allah appoints wives for the Messiah? What is involved in the process of “appointing wives”? Why does Allah command the Messiah to enter polygamy? Why does Allah choose younger women as wives for the Messiah? What challenges do the Messiah and His wives encounter as they attempt to fulfill Allah’s divine commands? Pursuing the answers to these questions give rise to other considerations, which are also discussed in this Book.