Self-Improvement Study Guides - Study Guide 17: Hypocrisy and Conspiracy
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STUDY GUIDE 17
HYPOCRISY AND CONSPIRACY
Surah 9, Section 7 "The Hypocrites"
Surah 110 "The Help"
Surah 111 "The Flame"
Surah 112 "The Unity"
Surah 113 "The Dawn"
Surah 114 "The Men"
Book of Esther
"AND THE JEWS PLANNED AND ALLAH ALSO PLANNED. AND ALLAH IS THE BEST
OF PLANNERS." Holy Qur'an 3:53
1) What is the plan of the Jews referred to in the above verse?
2) What is the motive behind the plan?
3) Who are the "Jews"?
4) What is the difference between a "plan" and a "conspiracy"?
5) Discuss historical accounts of plans and conspiracies in the Bible and the Holy Qur'an relevance do they have to current events?
6) Can a person be part of a conspiracy and not know it? If so, how (by what means) does this happen?
7) What does "facilitation" mean?
8) What is the attitude of the U.S. Government toward Black people? What is the plan of the U.S. Government concerning Black people?
9) How can we protect ourselves in such a time as this?
The Holy Qur'an contains an account of a plan by the Jews to put Jesus to death. But even as the Jews planned, Allah made a plan which frustrated their plans.
"And for their saying: We have killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah, and they killed him not, nor did they cause his death on the cross, but he was made to appear to them as such. And certainly those who differ therein are in doubt about it, but only follow conjecture, and they killed him not for certain.
"Nay, Allah exalted him in His presence. And Allah is ever Mighty, Wise." Holy Qur'an 4:157, 158
It is important that we understand the word "plan" in the context of the statement, "And the Jews planned...". The Arabic word "makara" signifies something underhanded (See Glossary).
The Jews did what they did, not openly, but in secret. This is also demonstrated in the biblical account:
"Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, 'It is not lawful for us to put any man to death."
Thus, not only did they plan the murder of Jesus, but they set up Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor, as a front for their plan that they might escape detection.
Compare the relationship between Pontius Pilate and the Jews in the New Testament, to the relationship between the Executive Branch (President and Staff) of the U.S. Government and the Jews today.
The term "Jew" is not exclusively limited to describing a people who call themselves "Jews". This term also describes a certain orientation of the mind and spirit. While the person may not be a "Jew" in the religious sense, a person may be that by definition of his or her thinking and planned action (s) against the Apostle of God.
When one feels that one has the exclusive right to something, because that exclusivity feeds the ego and gives that person a sense of being more important than others, then that person will oppose anyone who may cause him or her to lose that position of exclusivity. The length to which one will go to protect a position of exclusivity depends upon the degree to which the ego is dependent upon that position. The length can extend to murder.
The Jews, during the time of Jesus, felt that spirit of exclusivity as the "chosen of God". Jesus represented the ultimate threat to their exclusivity both in this condemnation of them by identifying them as the children of Satan and his declaration that God was his Father.
"You are of your Father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the Truth, because there is no Truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the Father of it." John 8:44
"But Jesus- answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore, the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God." John 5:17,18
At the root of the lies and murder plots against Jesus, Paul, Peter, Muhammad, was Envy. Envy arose in the hearts of the political and spiritual leadership because one was coming to replace their rule; one more favoured in the sight of Allah (God); one more pleasing and acceptable in the public eye.
When one is an Envier, he or she always sees oneself as more worthy of the benefit or favour than the person or persons to whom the benefit or favour has been given. The hatred that the Envier feels, knowingly or unknowingly, extends to the Giver of Gifts, the Grantor of Benefits, the Bestower of Favour: Allah (God).
Since the Envier cannot climb up to heaven to the Grantor of gifts and benefits, his of her anger is focused on the recipient of Divine Favour. Though their efforts (lies, murder) are directed at the recipient, their actions are in fact a challenge against Allah (God) Himself to warfare.
"And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering; but unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why are you angry? And why is your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door and unto you shall be his desire and you shall rule over him.
"And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him." Genesis 4:5-7
Again, in Genesis (27), is the story of Isaac, who desired to give his blessings to his eldest son, Esau, but was deceived by another son, Jacob, and gave Jacob what was intended for Esau.
Later, Jacob had 12 sons, one of whom was named Joseph.
"Now Israel (Jacob) loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colors. And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak peaceably unto him. And Joseph dreamed a dream and he told it to his brothers and they hated him yet the more ... And his brothers envied him ... And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to kill him. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh." Genesis 37
In the Book of Samuel, there is the story of Saul and David:
"And David went out wherever Saul sent him and behaved himself wisely; and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants. And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul ... And the women spoke to one another, 'Saul has slain his thousands and David his ten thousands."
And Saul was very angry and the saying displeased him...And Saul watched enviously David, from that day and onward."
All of the examples above come to crystallization in the New Testament with the focus of the wicked against the Messiah, foretold in the Second Psalm.
Why do I write a Study Guide on Hypocrisy and Conspiracy at this juncture?
Even as the rod of Aaron budded and the rods of the pretenders did not, creating more intense hatred in them of Aaron; even as Jesus did what the leadership of the day was not unable to do, but were prevented from doing by the envious condition of their hearts and minds, I write this Study Guide at this time to warn the followers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Black people in general, that the plot thickens, the conspiracy broadens, the secret counsels are taking place.
People are being drawn into the conspiracy through ignorance and others are drawing them into the conspiracy knowingly and deliberately.
The Sin of Ignorance is the dissatisfaction with the apparent slowness of Allah's (God's) reward for faithful service.
I have put forth this Study Guide that we may not fall victim to History. Dispelling Ignorance with Knowledge can save the unwitting, dissatisfied from becoming part of the conspiracy. But those moved by Envy and Hatred cannot be turned aside with knowledge.
In the case of Judas, it was not the 30 pieces of silver that were important, it was the envy and hatred of the one he betrayed that moved him.
Disappointment and dissatisfaction precede treachery. Very few persons can even imagine themselves in the place of such a wretched individual as Judas. But envy and hatred grew over a period of time. No one is beyond the capacity to become a Judas; everyone experiences disappointment and/or dissatisfaction at some time or another. It is how we handle it that determines our direction.
"But by what process, we may ask, was the mercenary disposition of Judas converted into hatred against Jesus? The process was that of disappointment. When Judas became convinced that all the years of his connection with (Jesus and the disciples) had been lost, his will became embittered and his resentment was aroused . In the denseness of his ignorance and the baseness of his soul he probably thought that Jesus had deceived His followers as to His true mission and he felt enraged because he had been duped. He had looked forward to worldly promotion and success. He had fondly hoped that the eloquence of Jesus would call around him (revolutionaries) who would drive the Romans from Judea and establish the long looked-for Kingdom...
"At the Last Supper, he became convinced that his worst fears were true. Jesus was sincere in His resolution to offer Himself as a sacrifice for the sake of a principle which Judas did not approve of because he did not understand. The 30 pieces of silver were not the real or leading inducement to this monumental betrayal. He made haste to vent his wrath upon the author of his disappointment."
The Trial of Jesus (Walter M. Chandler), 1976, The Harrison Company, Norcross, GA
The Government of the United States is envious of our rise in terms of numbers, growth and the future that Allah has promised us through the mouths of his prophets. As the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us, they desire to rob us of that future.
One year ago, the FBI promised one of its informants that by September (1989), if they did not have me in court they would have "blown" me "out of the water". The wicked plot did not succeed, however, they have never stopped trying. Since then, they have been made to realize that their Courts, which have historically been trees upon which strong Black men and woman have been lynched, are not what they used to be. This is because of the heightened level of consciousness of the people as a
direct result of the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and His Servant, Minister Louis Farrakhan.
In the white American judicial system's failure to convict Mayor Marion Barry of anything more than a misdemeanor; its failure to convict Reverend Al Sharpton, Congressman Harold Ford, Imelda Marcos and Adnan Kashoggi and others, it has been made manifest that with the preponderance of Black people in major urban areas, one sophisticated Black person has the power to hang a jury. This is happening all over the nation.
At their wits end, high officials in the U.S. government plan. If they cannot win in a court of law, they must exacerbate tensions within organizations and among leaders, creating mischief and causing the shedding of blood. But, "The Jews planned. And Allah also planned."
"And thus We made in every town the leaders of its guilty ones, that they may make plans therein. And they plan not but against themselves, and they perceive not." Holy Qur'an 6:124
"And they have indeed planned their plan, and their plan is with Allah, though their plan is such that the mountains should be moved thereby. So think not that Allah will fail in His promise to His messengers. Surely Allah is Mighty, the Lord of Retribution." Holy Qur'an 14:46,47
Again, it is with this regard that I have put forward this Study Guide that we may not fall victim to History.
Silas Muhammad, through his National Spokesman, is reported to have said, "Our focus and main purpose is to discredit Minister Farrakhan." If this is so, then they have discarded the previously-claimed objective of nation building to devote their energies to the destruction of my reputation. What is the motive? Is it righteousness? Is it love of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad? Is it love of Black people? Is it love of Allah (God)? It is the same motive as that which the U.S. Government has: Envy.
"But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming." Acts 13:
"But the Jews who believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain vile fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city in an uproar..." Acts 17:5
"And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul. And they were more than 40 who had made this conspiracy." Acts 23:12
Envy is going to plummet the Nation into darkness. But day follows night and if we can hold out through the night, we will see the daylight once again.
"Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn, From the evil of that which He has created, And from the evil of intense darkness when it comes, And from the evil of those who cast (evil suggestions) in firm resolutions, And from the evil of the envier when he envies." Holy Qur'an 1 13
"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27
PLAN The Arabic word for the verb "plan" is "makara", meaning to devise, scheme, plot. (n.vb.), devising, a device, sly whispers or talk. (people. act.) a planner, deviser, plotter.
CONSPIRACY The action of conspiring; a combination of persons for an evil or unlawful purpose.
"Conspire" is from a Latin word meaning, "To breathe together". Accord, harmonize, agree, combine or unite in a purpose, plot mischief together and secretly. It especially applies to Treason and Murder.
The legal definition of "Conspiracy" is as follows: "A combination or confederacy between 2 or more persons formed for the purpose of committing, by their joint efforts, some unlawful or criminal act; or, some act which is lawful in itself, but becomes unlawful when done by the concerted action of the conspirators; or, for the purpose of using criminal or unlawful means to the commission of an act not in itself unlawful."
A person is guilty of Conspiracy with another person or persons to commit a crime if with the purpose of promoting or facilitating its commission, he or she:
a) Agrees with such other person (s) that they or one or more of them will engage in conduct which constitutes such crime or an attempt or solicitation to commit such crime; or,
b) Agrees to aid such other person or persons in the planning or commission of such crime or of an attempt or solicitation to commit such crime.
Conspiracy is a crime in itself and is distinct from the crime it contemplates (the target crime). In some jurisdictions an overt act is required, in some it is not.
A Conspiracy may be a continuing one; actors may drop out and others may drop in; the details of operation may change from time to time; the members need not know each other or the part played by others; a member need not know all the details of the plan or operations; a member need not know that the target crime is a crime; to be a Conspirator or Co-Conspirator, one only need to
agree to become a party to a plan to effectuate the purpose of the conspiracy.
FACILITATION FACILITATE. To make easier or less difficult. Help forward an
action or process. In Physiology, the lowering of resistance in a neural pathway to an impulse, resulting from previous or simultaneous stimulation. From the word "facile", meaning easily done, performed, used. Easy or unconstrained, as manners or person; affable, agreeable or complaisant; easily influenced. A "facility" is something designed, built or installed to serve a specific function affording a convenience or service. When something is "facilitated" it is made free from difficulty.
SOLICITATION SOLICIT. Enticement or allurement. To seek for by entreaty, earnest or respectful request, formal application; to petition someone to do something; to urge, importune, seek to influence or incite to action; to lure someone with immoral intentions.
COVERT Covered, sheltered. Concealed, secret, disguised. Hidden, clandestine, surreptitious, furtive.
OVERT Open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret. Plain, manifest, apparent, public.
BETRAY To deliver of expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty. To be unfaithful in guarding or maintaining; to be disloyal to; disappoint the hopes or expectations of; to reveal or disclose in violation of confidence; to reveal unconsciously; to deceive, mislead, desert.
ACCOMPLICE A person who helps another in a crime or wrongdoing, often as a subordinate.
INFORMANT One who gives or supplies information.