What Is Islam?By The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad | Last updated: Jul 31, 2012 - 10:47:30 PM
The author of Islam is Allah (God). We just cannot imagine God being the author of any other religion but one of peace. Since peace is the very nature of Allah (God), and peace He seeks for His people and peace is the nature of the righteous, most surely Islam is the religion of peace. It is the religion offered to the people to bring about a peace of mind and contentment after the destroyers of peace with falsehoods have been destroyed. The entire creation of Allah (God) is of peace, not including the devils who are not the creation of Allah (God) but a race created by an enemy (Yakub) of Allah. Yakub rebelled against Allah and the righteous people and was cast out of the homes of the righteous into the worst part of our planet to live their way of life until the fixed day of their doom.
These enemies of Allah (God) are known at the present as the White race or European race, who are the sole people responsible for misleading nine-tenths of the total population of the Black nation.
The prophets of Islam include: Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Job, David, Solomon, and Jonah. The people of Islam are the Black people, and their numbers are made up of the brown, yellow and red people, called races. The Book of Islam is the Holy Qur'an Sharrieff, and the scriptures that were brought by the above-mentioned prophets were of Islam.
The Bible does not mention Islam by name as the religion of the prophets, nor does it give us the name of any of the divine prophets' religions. By not teaching the reader the name of the former prophets' religions, yet giving the name of Christianity to what Jesus taught, it leaves the reader to seek the name of the religion of the former prophets from Adam to Muhammad. The followers or believers of Islam are over one-half billion people. Even among the infidels you will find many who confess Islam, although by nature they are against Islam. If I teach or preach a religion claiming its origin is from Allah (God), I must prove it, and if you oppose it with another religion which you claim has God as its author, then you must prove your claim. A religion whose origin or roots cannot be found in the universal order of God cannot be said to be the religion of God. The first prophet of God and His scripture must be that of the true religion of God.
Islam has five beautiful fundamental principles of belief. The most essential of them all is "The belief in One God." This was the belief (Oneness of God) and preachings of the prophets of God from Noah to Muhammad (the last). As I have said, if your religion's roots are not found in the universal order of things, it is not from Allah (God). I defy any opposer to prove the religion (as we know it today) called Christianity to be the religion of God and his prophets Noah, Abraham, Lot, Moses, David and Jesus.
What is Islam? It can be answered in one world -- righteousness. Briefly, it is the religion of Allah (God) and His Prophets. Islam is as old as Allah (God) Himself and is the religion of which Allah (God) is the author. Islam is the religion of Adam, Noah, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (the last). Islam is the religion of entire submission to the will of Allah (God). Islam is the religion which the Holy Qur'an teaches.
Allah (God) says, "This day I have perfected for you your religion, completed my favor on you and chosen for you Islam as a religion" (Chapter 5:3). Allah (God) also says in another chapter of the Holy Qur'an, "Surely the true religion with Allah is Islam" (Chapter 3:18).
The significance of the name "Islam" is peace, the true religion. It is a religion of eternal peace. We cannot imagine Allah (God) offering to us a religion other than one of peace. A religion of peace coming to the righteous after the destruction of the wicked is also mentioned in several places in the Bible: "The Lord will bless His people with peace." (Psa. 29:11): also, "He will speak peace unto His people and to His saints" (Psa. 35:8) and "the Lord of Peace give you peace always" (II Thess. 3:16).
Islam is the religion referred to in the above-mentioned Biblical verses. It is the only religion that gives the believer a peace of mind and contentment. It removes grief and fear at once on believing: "Yea, whoever submits himself entirely to Allah and he is the doer of good to others, he has his reward from his Lord and there is no fear for him, nor shall he grieve" (Holy Qur'an 2:112).
Allah invites to the abode of peace (Holy Qur'an 10:25). Can you imagine a divine prophet being sent with anything other than a religion of peace to his people?
Our people, the so-called American Negroes, will love Islam when they learn more of it. For it is the religion of their fathers, and it is the last of the three great religions on earth. The other two Buddhism and Christianity, cannot give us a lasting peace. We have tried them to our disappointment.
Christianity is one of the most perfect Black-slave-making religions on our planet. It has completely killed the so-called Negroes mentally.
Now it takes Allah (God) Himself to revive and restore our people back into their own. Though I am His Messenger, and Allah can use my life as He pleases for them, they are my people and many -- while I am only one.
Islam will give them the heaven while they live. Islam has more to offer than the White-controlled Christianity. Islam is universal. The true believers of Islam are equal in number to the total population of the Whites on our planet (400 million).
By nature, all members of the Black nation are Muslims (lovers of peace), who number is over the billion mark.
We must have Islam as our religion to restore our peace after suffering under the slavery, the persecutors, and the grievous of wars for 6,000 years. The so-called Negroes of America, who have never known the way of peace, who have never had love or mercy shown to them, today have Allah (God).
The God of mercy is on their side in the religion of Islam. But they are so dumb about it that it hurts my very heart. I am not surprised at what disbeliever's think and say of me, but when a supposed brother Muslim joins the disbeliever's against what I write, then I am surprised. For no true Muslim will speak against another Muslim to the delight of the disbelieving people of Allah and His prophets and the religion of Islam.