by The Honorable Elijah
Why do I stress the religion of
Islam for my people, the so-called American Negroes.
First, and most important, Islam is actually
our religion by nature. It is the religion of Allah (God), not a
European organized white manís religion.
Second, it is the original, the only religion
of Allah (God) and His prophets. It is the only religion that will
save the lives of my people and give them divine protection against
Third, it dignifies the black man and gives
us the desire to be clean internally and externally and for the first
time to have a sense of dignity.
Fourth, it removes fear and makes one
fearless. It educates us to the knowledge of God and the devil, which
is so necessary for my people.
Fifth, it makes us to know and love one
another as never before.
Sixth, it destroys superstition and removes
the veil of falsehood. It heals both physical and spiritual ills by
teaching what to eat, when to eat, what to think, and how to act.
Seventh, it is the only religion that has the
divine power to unite us and save us from the destruction of the War
of Armageddon, which is now. It is also the only religion in which the
believer is really divinely protected. It is the only religion that
will survive the Great Holy war, or the final war between Allah (God)
and the devil.
Islam will put the black man of America on
top of the civilization. So, why not Islam? Some people say, "Why
so much religion?" It is very necessary for me to teach the
knowledge of that which is the only key to the hereafter for his
brother. I will say here that this alone is salvation to you and me,
just learning to love each other as brothers. Islam, unlike
Christianity, is doing this right in your midst.
Regardless as to how long and how hard you
try to be a good Christian, you never have a sincere true love for
your own black brother and sister as you should. Islam will give you
true brothers and sisters the world over. This is what you need.
A people subjected to all kinds of injustice
need to join Islam. You are sure of Allahís (God) help in Islam. Why
donít the preachers of my people preach Islam? If they would,
overnight they would be on top.
Are you too proud to submit to Allah and sit
in heaven while you live and have His protection against your open
enemy? Take it or leave it. You will soon wish you had taken Islam.
God is drying America up by degrees. This time is at hand, and hell is
kindling up. Islam is the right way.
(Reprinted from Message To The Blackman, 1965)