Shalom and salaam to all men and women who are seeking truth relating to the Revelation of Rastafari, the treasures of the Holy Bible and the Word of God Who Is made flesh eternally. The Lion of Judah hath prevailed!
InI recently heard a strange remark and we would ike to comment on it:
“I am a Rastafarian. I’m not a Christian, and I don’t beleive in Haile Selassie… but I’m a Rasta. My heart is clean”
The above came from a Mohammedan friend of ours a few days ago. It’s a perplexing statement because it is exactly that – very confused.
We must make one thing clear: MMH have no need to lambast a person for their beliefs. Yet we take liberty in teaching the truth as revealed to InI by the grace of Christ. So, seeing as the phenomenon known as the “Muslim-Rastafarian” appears to be on the increase, InI would like to clarify how this statement is an oxymoron. These are pulled off a secular etymology dictionary:
Muslim 1610s (n.), 1777 (adj.), from Arabic muslim “one who submits” (to the faith), from root of aslama “he resigned.” Related to Islam.
Islam “religious system revealed by Muhammad,” 1818, from Arabic islam, literally “submission” (to the will of God), from root of aslama “he resigned, he surrendered, he submitted,” causative conjunction of salima “he was safe,” and related to salam “peace.”
Okay. Now let’s see the entry for Rastafari
Rastafarian (n.) 1955 (Rastafarite is found from 1953), from Rastafari, Jamaican religion built around writings of Marcus Garvey and belief that Haile Selassie (1892-1975), former emperor of Ethiopia, was God. From Ras Tafari, Selassie’s title from 1916 to his accession in 1936, from Amharic ras “chief, head” (from Arabic ra’s) + tafari “to be feared.” As an adjective from 1960.
[MMH definition: Rastafari; global religion and social movement founded on the Biblical prophecies concerning Israel and the Lion of Judah, the teachings contained in the Bible, and the teachings of H.I.M Haile Selassie I the Emporer of Ethiopia. Rastafari, recognizing the divinity of H.I.M, take His name to recognize that InI indeed fear the Head to be feared!]
Rastafarians do not utter the Shahada or ‘testament’ to Mohammed being the Prophet of Allah. We do not bow to Allah. We bow to the King of kings and serve Jah Rastafari, YHWH Elohiym, the one Moses was told is named ‘I AM THAT I AM’. Our Testaments are the Old and New of the Torah, the writings of the prophets and the wengel or Gospel. We emphasize that Haile Selassie is the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah mentioned in Revelation 5:5.
Rastafari do not šahida Mohammed or his god. InI do not Islam Allah, InI fear/respect or tefer the Lion of Judah. These are two very different forms of worship. And we stand firm in our support of an Imperial Davidic Monarchy and a Christian Ethiopia.
Rastafari trod to Zion. Mohammed never spoke of Zion or the New Jerusalem. Muslims do not build the City of David, they build the Caliphate of Mohammed. Our holy city is Axum while Islam’s holy city if Mecca. We recognize that holiness of Axum based on the fact that the Ark of the Covenant resides inside the Church of St Mary of Zion, placed by the descendants of Solomon an the Levites that travelled to Africa to plant Zion there. Rastafari do not recognize any holiness in the Kaaba stone-kissing religion of the Meccan Hajj pilgrims.
As Muslims do not belive the New Testament, let alone the book of Ra’e/Revelations is a valid or trustworthy religious document, then how can a Muslim possibly recognize His Imperial Majesty as the prophecied Lion of Judah, the King of kings? InI have been told by Muslims that they consider this title blasphemous for any man to have. So how can you as a Muslim take His title to yourself if Islam considers it blasphemous?
For any so-called Rastafarian-Muslims, InI urge you to read the Bible and begin to study what it is you’re saying in calling yourselves Muslim-Rastafarians. The truth is in the Bible.
If you’re feeling called or pulled to the culture of the Ethiopian Hebrew Diaspora (Rastafari) then we reccomend going to the source of that culture: Jah HIMself and His Word in the Mets’haf Kiddus or Holy Scriptures. There’s nothing to say Muslims can’t grow dreadlocks, smoke Cannabis or listen to reggae music. But these things won’t make you Rastafari anymore than eating halal food and wearing a hijab head scarf or growing a beard will make a person Muslim if they do not say Shahada. These things (locks, cannabis, reggae) are not pillars of InI faith or AMEN. Iyesus Kristos, Yeshua the Christ is. He is the Cornerstone of Zion.
So while we may quote the Quran in our efforts to clarify certain historical events or even thological differences, Rastafari do not accept the claim that the Quran was the revealed Word of Allah. InI follow His Majesty in proclaiming the crucified and then resurrected and everliving messiah from Nazareth as the Hebrew saviour, the vine manifested for all man to graft into and thus become Israelites in spirit. Arabs and other Muslims not being excluded from that invitation, they can receive Christ and become Israel.
But once you are Israelite, you are no longer Mohammedan. Light has no affinity with darkness.
For what fellowship does righteousness have with unrighteousness? (Christ is our righteousness) and what communion has light with darkness? And what concord has Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believes (MAMENS/ or has AMEN of Yeshua) with an infidel (one with no feedel, no fidelity to Christ)?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols (the kaaba)?
For ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. So come out from among them, and be ya’ll separate, says Jah, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and my daughters, says the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
The Peace of Yeshua the Moshiyah be on you all. His Peace surpasses all overstanding. It is the shalom of King David. The shalom of Abraham. The shalom of the King of Salem, Melchizedek. It is this peace InI speak of.