Judge Rutherford & Master Fard Muhammad

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  • Larry

    Did anyone ever hear of a meeting between Judge Rutherford & Master Fard Muhammad (Nation of Islam) ?


    And what do you really know of the relationship between the Nation of Islam and the Jehovah's Witnesses? Did you know that Judge Rutherford, the second president of the Jehovah Witnesses actually met Master Fard Muhammad in the 1930s? He looked up to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad's teacher. Anyone who writes about the relationship between the Nation of Islam and Jehovah's Witnesses should know that. Again, no one knows more about what Master Fard Muhammad taught than the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. You should get his view before you refer to others.


    Using Jehovah's Witness theology, Elijah Muhammad denied that people went to heaven or hell at death. He taught the Watchtower concept of "soul sleep." It must also be pointed out, that the seventh-day Adventist teach the same thing. Like Witnesses, black Muslims deny that there is a hell in the afterlife but teach that "hell" is here on earth.
    Following the Watchtower literature which proclaimed 1914 as the "beginning of the end," [C. T. Russell, Studies in the Scriptures, volume 2, "The Time is at Hand", 1889 and 1909 edition, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, page 99, see also pages 76-77, 101, 245] Elijah Muhammad twisted it to mean that 1914 signaled the end of the white man's rule and the beginning of black power. Elijah went on to prophecy that allah would personally intervene in the 1970's by destroying the white man and putting black people in control of the world. This fit in with the teaching of the Jehovah's Witnesses who were proclaiming 1975 as the end of the world [Life Everlasting in Freedom of the Sons of God, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1966, page 29. See also, The Watchtower, 10/15/69. pages 623. The Approaching Peace of a Thousand Years, pages 26-27. Kingdom Ministry, March, 1968, page 4] The obvious failure of allah to intervene in 1975 as predicted by Elijah Muhammad is a tremendous embarrassment to black Muslims today. This false prophecy totally destroys any attempt to view him as a prophet, "When a prophet speaketh in the name of YHWH, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which YHWH hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him." [Deuteronomy 18:22] "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." [Matthew 24:11] "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." [Matthew 24:24] The present black Muslim leader, Louis Farrakhan, has publicly predicted that Armageddon is near. According to him, the giant UFO "wheel" will soon destroy the white man.
    The other serious embarrassment of the black Muslim movement in America was the murder of Malcolm X. The son of another black Baptist preacher, Malcolm Little converted to the teachings of Elijah Muhammad. Elijah Muhammad himself changed Little's name to that of Malcolm X. After 12 years of devoted service to the Nation of Islam, Malcolm woke up to Elijah's many moral problems, such as his 13 illegitimate children, his greed and jealousy, and the constant strife which filled Elijah Muhammad's life. These things began to bother him. How could Elijah Muhammad be from allah and do all the evil things he did? It was during his pilgrimage to Mecca that for the first time he clearly saw the heretical and racist nature of the black Muslim movement in America. They weren't Muslims at all. The whole thing is a sham.


    He encouraged his followers to listen to radio broadcasts of Jehovah?s Witness president Joseph Rutherford, whose rallying cry at that time was "Religion is a snare and a racket." Fard also used Jehovah?s Witness literature to teach his followers that the time of "Gentile" (i.e., Caucasian) domination had come to an end in 1914; that the resurrection of the "so-called Negro" had already occurred as a mental and invisible fact, and that the coming New World was just around the corner. In just a few years, he claimed, the oppressed black man would receive the kingdom and the New World would arrive by 1936 at the very latest.


    Then another plank in the platform of Muslim theology is that man has no immortal soul. Only Allah is immortal. This they derive from the theology of Jehovah's Witnesses, because in the 1920's Wallace Fard was a devotee of the writings of J.F. Rutherford, who was then the president of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. And his literature reflects the influence of the Jehovah's Witnesses at that particular time. You wouldn't know that unless you did an analysis of the history of it, but once you get into the theology of it, you find Watchtower theology ingrained in different places in this particular theology of black Islam. And it's strange that the Watchtower theology and Fard's theology at this point are identical. And I don't think that we have too much difficulty finding out where he derived it from.

    "The black will inherit the earth after Armageddon." Malcolm X said he didn't know when Armageddon was. They were postulating Armageddon around 1970. 1970 has now passed by, so Armageddon is now a distinct problem in their eschatological scheme. But so far as black Islam is concerned, the black will inherit the earth, the white will be judged for their oppression of the black, and heaven will be on earth, for heaven and hell aswe understand it in Christian theology do not exist in Black Muslim theology.

  • sf

    A group of photos w/ attached links and DOCUMENTS:

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=Wallace+Fard&sa=N&tab=wi :

    One from above link:


    According to an article entitled "Black Gods of the Inner City" (by Prince-A-Cuba), Gnosis Magazine, Fall 1992, pp. 56-63:

    The story of the NOI itself starts with a man variously known as Wali Farrad, W.D. Fard, Wallace Fard Muhammad, and Farrad Muhammad, but who is best known as Master Fard Muhammad. According to his sucessor, Elijah Muhammad,

    He came alone. He began teaching us the knowledge of ourselves, of God and the devil, of the measurements of the earth, of other planets, and the civilizations of some of the planets other than the earth. He measured and weighed the earth and the water; [he gave] the history of the moon; the history of the two nations that dominated the earth. He gave the exact birth of the white race; the name of their God who made them and how; and the end of their time, the judgement, how it will begin and end.

    According to the same source, Fard had said, "My name is Mahdi; I am God." And according to another source, Fard, when asked who he was by the Detroit police, responded: "I am the Supreme Ruler of the Universe."

    Master Fard Muhammad is officially noted by the NOI as having arrived in Detroit on July 4, 1930, and departed on June 30, 1934. (There is an older tradition of an earlier arrival twenty years previous as well as attendance at the University of Southern California.) In the interim, Fard established temples in several cities and created a hierarchical organization composed of a men's military training unit called the Fruit of Islam (FOI), a ministers' corps, and a women's auxiliary called the Muslim Girls Training and General Civilization Class (MGT-GCC). This infrastructure was built upon Fard's ideological foundation known as the "Secret Ritual," which, arranged in a question-and-answer format, became better known as the "Lost-Found Muslim Lessons" or simply as "the lessons."

    Within these lessons were the basic elements of an ancient mystery school. It involved secrecy from outsiders; an esoteric ritual containing keys for recognition between fellow members; a cohesive world view; and a tradition that could be explained only to initiates. Central to these teachings were the knowledge of self and the Black man's godhood. According to these teachings, the Black man was by nature divine, and in fact was the original man, ancestor of the human race (antedating Louis and Mary Leakey's discoveries of early human remains in Africa by nearly thirty years.)

    White people, on the other hand, were produced out of Black people by a scientist named Yacub approximately six thousand years ago. Discovering a recessive gene in the Black man, Yacub used a system of eugenics on a group of sixty thousand people on an island and, after six hundred years, was able to create a biological mutation: the White man. Of course Yacub did not live to see his creation, but he left behind an infrastructure to propogate his system, as well as the ideological basis for White supremacy. Bleached of the essence of humanity, Whites were "without soul." Nonetheless the race was destined to rule for an allotted period extending to 1914 A.D., though, as Fard's messenger Elijah Muhammad put it, "a few years of grace have been given to complete the resurrection of the Black man, and especially the so-called Negroes whom Allah has chosen for this change (of a new nation and world). They (so-called Negroes) have been made so completely mentally dead ... that extra time is allowed." It was also taught that the supreme god amongst this mighty nation of Black gods commanded the name of Allah. This title was claimed by Master Fard Muhammad himself.

    Wallace D. Fard's FBI file
    Nation of Islam
    Information on the Nation of Islam


    Happy trails!


  • sf

    Also, 'usenet' discussion in relation:

    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=Wallace+Fard&sa=N&tab=wg :

    Re: Question about Black Islam ... of the Quran or other sources of Islamic writing. His name was Wallace
    Fard. The Nation of Islam (NOI) -- Black Muslims is not accurate ...
    soc.religion.islam - Aug 31, 1993 by Hanif Khalak - View Thread (3 articles)

    OUTLINE: The Nation of Islam ... Its acknowledged early leaders were an enigmatic man by the name of
    Wallace Fard, and Elijah Poole, the son of a Baptist preacher. ...
    soc.culture.caribbean - Jun 21, 1996 by [email protected] - View Thread (1 article)

    Nation of Islam....A little History ... Fard, who changed his name to Wallace Fard Muhammad, claimed to have been born in
    Mecca in 1877 and to have been trained as a diplomat for the Arabian Kingdom ...
    alt.religion.islam - Apr 4, 1999 by Boomerang - View Thread (1 article)

    Re: Why is Farrakhan Welcome and Bahais Restricted in Iran? ... taught, such as the white man being the literal devil, and other odd views, such
    as the belief that Allah was an actual person named Wallace Fard (I believe ...
    soc.religion.islam - Feb 16, 1996 by Travis Porco - View Thread (18 articles)

    Re: Sniper protected Islamic march in DC ... Another example is their belief that W. Fard Muhammad(aka Wallace Fard),
    the founder of the NOI, was a physical incarnation of Allah. ...
    rec.arts.tv - Oct 26, 2002 by tim gueguen - View Thread (14 articles)

    Re: Racists lack education (nothing new) I've wondered the same about Elijah Muhammad, Wallace Fard, and Clarence Smith as
    well. I wonder where these black racist got their education? I don't know. ...
    soc.culture.african.american - Jan 27, 1998 by Equality Supreme - View Thread (8 articles)

    Why America hated Malcolm X ... the third year (1933). He signed his name WF Muhammad which stands
    for Wallace Fard Muhammad. He came alone. He began teaching us ...
    rec.music.hip-hop - Jul 10, 2001 by Redlightandbell - View Thread (37 articles)

    Former Nation of Islam insider tells all ... Religious Movements homepage. -- It was founded in 1930 in Detroit by
    Wallace Fard (also known as Wali Farad Muhammed). He preached that ...
    alt.religion.scientology - Nov 3, 2001 by JimDBB - View Thread (1 article)

    Nation of Islam-Historical Background The NOI was created by Wallace D. Fard, also known as Wallace Fard
    Muhammad. Fard claimed to come from the Islamic city of Mecca. ...
    alt.tasteless.jokes - Jul 15, 2002 by Douglas D. Anderson - View Thread (1 article)

    a white womanduty to copulate 's with niggers ... States was the work of the Black Muslims, (2) a movement founded in Detroit by an
    itine rant mulatto whose name is thought to have been Wallace Fard, but who ...
    rec.music.opera - May 22, 2000 by [email protected] - View Thread (1 article)

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    Wow. That was really interesting! I wonder just how many dub/adventist offshoots there must have been over the years.

    Thanks very much for the research y'all.


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