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10 Reasons Why An FOI Should Not “Date”, Court Or Marry A Woman Other Than An MGT Pt. 1

Thursday, July 12, 2012Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad

By Bro. Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad 

[Editor note: This writing represents the first five points of a 10 point discussion. Due to the overwhelming positive response to this writng on the blog, Facebook and other places shared I have expanded the subject into an ebook which will be available for release very shortly.]


In this written piece, I would like to present the reasons why I, as a FOI-Muslim Brother in the Nation of Islam, do not what this world calls “date” or in Muslim culture what we call “court” a non-Muslim woman or MGT-Muslim Girl Training.

This is not to trash my fellow brothers(FOI) or give any disgruntled sister MGT ammunition to use against brothers by saying “I told you so”. Hopefully, this will encourage those brothers who really want their own women to hang in their a few more days until our blessing comes and to those who may be on the fence this will deter them from jumping into that fire.

-Top 10-

1) Because The Minister Said Don’t Do It

"And it behoves not a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided an affair, to exercise a choice in their matter. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he surely strays off to manifest error." HQ 33:36

The Hon. Louis Farrakhan in his illuminating article “Men Of This World Do Not Desire A Righteous Woman” instructs the brothers as to what type of woman they should seek as an FOI.

“To the men who read this article, cherish a virtuous woman. To the men of the Nation of Islam, seek a female from the class that is producing such women and be good men and husbands to them.”

The first part tells us to cherish virtuous women in general, but the second part gets very specific in what type of virtuous woman the men of the Nation of Islam should seek: “a female from the class that is producing such women”. 

The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad gave similar instructions to members of the Nation of Islam regarding marrying outside of the faith.

In The Messengers June 28, 1968 article printed in Muhammad Speaks newspapers he gives the following admonishment.

“Do not love to marry foreign people other than your people of
America (your own Black brothers and sisters who have been lost and now
found by God, Himself). If you do, I will no longer respect you as my 

      Remember what intermarriage did for the people of Moses in
Median and elsewhere wherever they mixed with foreign people? They took 
them away from their God and they were forbidden by Allah to intermarry
 with people whose faith was not their own and later, a death penalty was
 effected on the for such things, because the love of such foreign 
disbelievers takes away your faith and your religion that God, in the 
Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom praises are due forever, has
given to you for your success.

      As intermarrying with foreigners did to the people in the time
of Moses, it will do the same here in this day and time, if you marry
foreign disbelievers and traditionalists. They were not believers in
Islam and brothers and sisters who are going “drunk” in love with just
anyone whom they think is of their kind, will not stay in the circle here
with me.

      I will not permit it. God has not sent me to mix any such thing
as intermarrying or associating in such a way as “sweethearting: with
foreign people. A closer knowledge of this will be given to anyone of you
who would like to come and ask me personally, but you are not to do these 

The Hon. Louis Farrakhan constantly reminds us he is a “student” of The Hon. Elijah Muhammad. Therefore, the teacher and student are in agreement of this point... MGT’s are for FOI’s and vice versa. If the man of God said don’t do it then we don’t do it... it’s just that simple.
The Holy Qur’an in explicit language advises against marrying other than believing Muslims.

“Women impure are for men impure, and men impure for women impure and women of purity are for men of purity, and men of purity are for women of purity.” HQ 24:26

This point is in no way trying to imply that by not being a Muslim or MGT that such sisters are automatically “impure” or “low life women”. We, as Muslims, are not perfect in our righteousness, yet our perfect intentions, sincerity and striving for excellence allows us to be named as the righteous in the midst of a sinful world. Therefore, a striving FOI should desire a similarly striving woman in what he believes.

Lastly, The Qur’an advises

“And marry not the idolatresses until they believe; and certainly a believing maid is better than an idolatress even though she please you. Nor give (believing women) in marriage to idolaters until they believe, and certainly a believing slave is better than an idolater, even though he please you. These invite to the Fire and Allah invites to the Garden and to forgiveness by His will and He makes clear His messages to men that they may be mindful.” HQ 2:221

2) She Eats Pork

It is a well known fact that Muslims do not eat pork. We have endured many pork jokes for our adherence to what God commands not just in the Qur’an but in the very Bible.

“And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.  Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.”
Leviticus 11:7-8

Jesus didn’t hold the swine in high regard as a follower of Moses laws and as the following words show.

“Do not cast your pearls before swine.” Matthew 7:6

As former slaves, black people of America were reared on a diet of pork. As we jokingly say we have eaten everything on the pig from “the rooter to the tooter”. 

This was a means of survival during the days of slavery, however in modern times, even after learning the unhealthiness and divine prohibition against pork, we still continue to eat this poisonous food. I don’t care how fine she is “these lips of mine wont go near a mouth that has eaten swine.” 

Do you want to have to fight and argue in your own house as to not eating pork? Or do you want to worry if this woman is secretly eating pork herself or feeding it to your children?

 3) Knowledge Of Self

Our slavery experience in America was one of the most destructive experiences any human being has experienced in the annals of history. The Physical abuse we endured is certainly horrific, yet more damaging has been the mental destruction of us as a people. We were robbed of the knowledge of Self, God and even the ability to think for ourselves independent of the slavemaster's way of thinking. 

Because of this robbery we  are still in 2012 walking around with white people’s names, practicing their culture, acting in degenerate ways, practicing their way of looking at God and manifesting great self-hate. We were transformed from Mighty Kings and Beautiful Queens to “Thug Niggas” and “Baddest Bitches”. The Bible refers to us as a “lost” people and even “dead”.

Isaiah 1:2-3 speaks of our rebellious ways

“Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!
    For the Lord has spoken:
“I reared children and brought them up,
    but they have rebelled against me.
The ox knows its master,
    the donkey its owner’s manger,
but Israel does not know,
    my people do not understand.”

The Bible speaks of “Physical” death and “mental/spiritual” death as the following shows

“Let the dead bury the dead.” Luke 9:60

Physically dead people do not bury other physically dead people, so one must be “spiritually/mentally dead” burying the “physically” dead.

The Apostle Paul said, “I die daily.” 1 Corinthians 15:31

We only die once in this physical life we have been given on this Earth. This is just another way of showing that the words “death” and “die” are meant sometimes literally and other times metaphorically.

The Black Man and Woman of America, as a whole, are physically alive, but mentally/spiritually dead from the lack of knowledge of self. Unless your black woman has been reclaimed, redeemed and restored to her original self as God’s woman your seeking other than a MGT is fulfilling the following scripture, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” Luke 24:5

4) Your woman is the first teacher of your children

If you choose a woman other than a MGT can you be confident that she will teach your children correctly if she hasn’t been taught correctly herself? We already discussed the potential for pork being fed to your children. If she doesn’t have the knowledge of God, self, the time, the enemy how in the world will such knowledge be imparted to your children? Also, what non-verbal teaching will she teach the children by her lifestyle?

5) Lack of modest dress according to our culture

“Do not envy the oppressor or choose any of his ways.” Proverbs 3:31

This is the black woman under European culture and values

Popular culture and European designers have disrobed women and it is now common to see women Black, White, Asian and others walking American streets nearly nude in the name of being “sexy”. This is seen in popular music videos where our women are “naked” showing their behind and breast for all to see.

The Hon. Louis Farrakhan speaks of this in his article “Heaven Lies At The Foot Of Mother”

“Look at the disgraceful styles of the clothing of our women. Did not you know, my dear sister that your bodies were made to excite the sexual nature of the man? It is difficult for a man to think decent thoughts with a disrobed woman in his sight. To walk the streets with your flesh showing, with the beauty of your hair showing, and parts of the body that attract a man to you on display, this puts the man’s thinking on a low level. Therefore, his conversation will follow his thoughts.”

The Muslim woman of the Nation of Islam avoids this “sexualization” of the woman by choosing to dress modest, little or no makeup and keeping their head covered. Historically, this is how all of the righteous women dressed from mother of Jesus, Mary, to many other women of God. Some of our women have been convinced the sum total of their worth is their body and if they are not showing it they are somehow lacking.

This is the black woman under the righteous teaching of God and his laws

Do you feel comfortable as an FOI, a civilized person, walking the streets of America with an immodest dressed female? Even the best modesty of “this world” still shows breast, behind or form fitting clothes.

Thank you for reading these few words. I would like to invite you to download the full ebook version of this subject to get the other five reasons and much more. 

Also, read my article: Thoughts About The MGT

"I Bear Witness To The Man And His Works."

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  1. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Where are the other 5 comments?

  2. I am finishing the article up shortly...

  3. Did I miss the other 5 - I didn't see the second article.


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