What has Islam done for the black community?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad

Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad

In The Name of ALLAH, The Beneficent, The Merciful 

 (Islam is producing love & brotherhood between Black men)

While out recently distributing the Final Call Newspaper, I was asked by one of our black brothers: "What has Islam done for the black community?" I acknowledged his question as a good one and proceeded to answer it calmly.

First, I explained to the brother that what we, members of The Nation of Islam, practice and believe in is not to be confused with Arab oriented Islam as seen in the Middle East. I further explained that we are the original people of this planet Earth and are direct descendants of the Creator himself. So, we have always acknowledged The One God and worked to develop a relationship with him. 

In the past 6000 years of the rule of Satan Prophets(Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, etc) were raised at different times to teach fallen man the way back to God. After the Prophet's passing the people named their religious system after that Prophet in honor as in the case of Christianity(named after Christ), Judaism(Named after Judah a descendant of Abraham) and Buddhism(Named after the Buddah). 

Therefore, this has given the impressions that there are many different religions when in reality the prophets taught the same principles and oneness of God. 

So, When we look at Islam it is not a "new"religion, but only a continuation of the same message that was taught through all the prophets down to our times through The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad and The Hon. Louis Farrakhan. 

After explaining this, I told this brother that Islam, as taught by The Hon. Elijah Muhammad, has been instrumental in turning around the lives of countless black men and women from some of the worse backgrounds into upstanding human beings. I told him Islam has produced a "new" black man that is able to go into the community and just by his presence alone cause dope dealers, pimps and other elements to stop their destructive practices. I told him that black women who used to live low lives have been lifted to a new level of civilization and modesty.

The Hon. Elijah Muhammad in his light giving book, Message To The Back Man, gives 7 reasons why he stresses Islam for his people.

"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 man’s 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 our enemies.

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."

God's Messenger works speak for and prove his claim of being divinely guided

Lastly, I told him of my story and transformation by the teachings of Islam, the divine teachings of The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad and example of The Hon. Louis Farrakhan.

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