Sects and Cults in the Muslim World Prt 2 #06 – The Nation of Islam
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Salem or will he will occur in Nabina Muhammad in ala alihi wa sahbihi rabada Call Center call praise the due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds Peace and blessings because he showered upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the first and the last, and upon his family, his companions and all those who call to his way and implement his sunnah to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows my beloved brothers and sisters, to our students, to our friends, to our viewers. Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
As we move through history, and understanding what happened to the Muslim world, we recognize that culture and the environmental circumstances had something to do with how people related to the message of Tawheed
Allah azza wa jal revealed the message and clear Arabic language. But people who were coming into their understanding of this clear Arabic and getting away from their traditional cultures, which in many cases had been filled with idol worship, and false gods.
They needed to make a change, they needed to go through a transition.
And we have been looking at the Americas and focusing especially on the United States, because inflammation has been documented. And we are able to clearly see when certain titles are being used, and to a certain extent how people used to think
we're coming out of Black History Month now, February, and going into March. And this is not an end, it's important to understand that the purpose of Black History Month was to right the wrongs to deal with the crime of omission. And there are so many gems of wisdom, so much information has been left out of our history books, had our understanding that when we go over it over and over again, it's shocking sometimes to realize what happened
because of slavery in the Americas. Because of
the failed reconstruction period, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, the Jim Crow apartheid laws,
almost unbearable conditions. In the United States, in the south, especially
over 6 million African Americans migrated from the rural south to the urban Northeast, the Midwest and the West. This is between 1916 and 1917. Now think about this. When you think about people, refugees moving from one place, 6 million people.
And how many students know this, how many university graduates understand something as profound as this a huge population moving from one part of part of the United States to another,
they were moving away from oppression.
They were looking for redemption. And
in this very turbulent period of time,
so many ideas were being thrown around. Imagine people who had been locked in slavery for hundreds of years, not allowed to read and write.
No connection with their original languages. No understanding about what was happening in the world. Now they migrate from this rural existence.
And into an urban existence. And in those big cities, especially the East Coast, with New York and Philadelphia, and New York, and then you go Midwestern Detroit, and Chicago and these major, major metropolis, we are finding people, not only from around the United States, but all over the Americas. Also Europe, also coming out of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, all types of people are coming in with so many ideas. So it is during that time period,
when the minds of black people were wide open, it's almost like a glass that's empty. So if you fill it with milk, it becomes milk, you fill it with juice, it becomes juice, if the glass is halfway filled with milk, and then you put chocolate inside of that it become chocolate milk. But literally, their minds were empty, in terms of the knowledge of self, the knowledge of religion, and the knowledge of the world. And so during that period of time, many what is called Ultra black nationalist movements develop. And these are organizations that are developed for the welfare of people of African descent, especially those who were enslaved during the Atlantic slave trade.
the object was the liberation of the Knights, the body is liberated because they left the plantations, and they've gone off, but the minds were still under control to the sin. And this crime of omission. Also reparations, how can we gain back what we had last? Who's gonna pay for this? And so in order to establish the rights, many of these groups were full of the premier organizations, probably the most powerful was the U N, IA, United Negro Improvement Association, and that is of Marcus Garvey. And he was born in Jamaica, came to America, and he had probably one of the greatest black organizations of the 20th century. Right up to the 21st century, nobody has really reached
this level of power, and organization. And surprisingly enough, one of the teachers of Marcus Garvey was Sudanese man pot Egyptian, whose name was deuce, Muhammad Ali. And Deuce Muhammad was an activist and they had met in London and to Muhammad came to Detroit. He was teaching the influence of Gavi, and GAVI was quoted to have said that if I were to take a religion, it would be a slap. But Garvey's movement was political and economic.
He intended to unite all factions within the black community. Now during this time,
with so much going on in the big cities, and remember, the Ahmadiyya Bardiani movement, also had entered. And so they were Muslims. They're from India and Pakistan.
And they were teaching a form of Islam is the Ahmadiyya branch. And we learned about the Ahmadiyya, Qadiani movement. But because they were trained in dealing with Christians, they were good apologists or debaters. With Christians, they started to have an influence on people. So all these ideas are being thrown around. Christianity was there as a base.
This new forms of Islam were there, the Arab started to come in.
They were other teachings. They were may Sonic teachings, there were all types of different cults that were available to the people. And it is during this time, as we learned, in 1913, that the more science temple of America was founded by Timothy Drew, who named himself Noble Drew Ali. And he mixed up Islam with Christianity with esoteric teachings and came up with this understanding. But underneath that he was also concerning himself with organizing black people and raising their standard of life.
One of his followers, we believe, was also a follower, or influenced by Marcus Garvey as well, was a man named Elijah Poole, later to be called Elijah Muhammad. And this we put on our list of the liar prophets. And this is number 18.
Elijah Muhammad was originally Elijah rabbit pool, and he was born in Sandersville, Georgia, the seventh of 13 children of William Poole senior is
His father was a Baptist preacher.
So we had this ability, the gift of the gab, the the organizational ability.
And with the Baptists, they were like a type of movement within Christianity that had an African flavor.
And Elijah and his family, his wife, our sister, Clara, they moved to the north, they ended up in Hamtramck, Michigan, and they moved around, they went to Detroit. And it was in Detroit,
that Elijah came in touch with a number of black nationalist movements. So there's proof that he was part of the more science
part of microscopies movement. He was influenced by other people as well. But in August of 1931, he met a man named Wallace Farid Muhammad was also listed as Wallace Dodd, fathered.
Okay, so we take call them for rod, and I'll just use their name for Rod, although it's font in Arabic, but for Rod taught that black people,
and he's especially focusing on people of African descent, who were enslaved, and taken to the Americas, that black people were originally Asiatics. So they started using the word Asiatic black man.
Of course, this is kind of a confusion because of how the world was divided by the Europeans into Africa and Asia. But that was their understanding. And he taught that they had a rich cultural history, but it was stolen in slavery. And that's true. Fraud also stated that African Americans could regain their freedoms, through self independence and cultivation of their own culture and civilization. So you can see now the influence, the the more science influence, the caveat influence, because this is where knowledge of self cultivate, become independent.
Put back your culture. So this is what the idea is, it's a new reconstruction of the black community. So Elijah came in contact with this person for it. And it was July 4 1930, that Wallace de Florida Muhammad, he established, the Nation of Islam, went through a series of name changes. But finally the Nation of Islam, and they stated that their goals, the goals were to improve the spiritual, mental, social and economic condition of African Americans in the United States. Excellent, in terms of their and exactly like Marcus Garvey. So this is important for people to understand. We're looking at these where these movements come from, what is the influence? Now, who
was Feraud, Muhammad. And you can see here in the pictures, these are actual pictures of rod Muhammad, the one on the top is the most popular picture of him. And when you look at him, you don't really think of a black man.
And those of you who know, people from different parts of the world, he could have been Turkish he could have been from Pakistan, he could have been from lots of different places, parts of Europe.
And I had the opportunity to be in a intimate discussion sometime in the past.
With two of our brothers who were passed away, we allowed mercy on them. Dr. Sulaiman Yang, the Gambian scholar lived in the Washington DC area, and also Akbar Muhammad, who was one of the sons of Elijah Muhammad. And we actually studied in Azhar University. So he was an Azhar graduate, and he broke away from the teachings of the Nation of Islam early had he actually learned Arabic and became a very cultured person. So I asked the question to my senior brothers, who was fraught, and Akbar said that while he was there in Egypt, they studied the family lineages in Mecca because the teachings of Elijah Muhammad a nation of Islam, was that Feraud came from Mecca.
And so they studied the lineages Was there anybody by the name of WTF Farid Muhammad, because normally amongst the Arabs of the first name would be the father. I hid the person's name, second name, Father, third name, grandfather. So any families like this, they couldn't find any.
So there are no lineages Mecca is not a big place. There's no family lineages as a tribal area they understand names. So he said that it's a myth. And but it's something which is very dear
to the Nation of Islam that they believe that he came out of Mecca. And there were other theories as well.
Dr. Solomon Yang had privy to the FBI files. And every 50 years or so, the FBI opens up its files. And so he went back to the 1930s. And he studied what they had said about fraud, Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad, because they were on the list of those who were suspected. This is a very turbulent time period, you have to remember, in the United States, World War One was over, that was an international calamity. But there were rumblings going on the Ottoman Empire was taken down the hill, if it was destroyed, it was canceled, all kinds of changes happening in the world. And so
the FBIs information was that fraud Muhammad was actually working for the Japanese. The Japanese wanted to infiltrate America, and especially African Americans as a type of Trojan horse. And they said his origins were that he was half white, half European, and half Maori, and the mores of the Polynesian people even living in New Zealand, and other areas like this the Maoris?
That's, that's a different understanding. But you can see he's a mixed person. And that was a how they felt there's another understanding that said, even he was Greek.
What later on came, and that was the teachings of Elijah son was the dean was that he was a Pakistani man. And his name was Abdullah.
He ended up leaving when he disappeared, he ended up leaving and going to
Oakland, California, and this is where he died. So these are some of the different theories around fraud, Mohammed, and in any event 1934.
And this is a real picture of fathered Muhammad. And in 1934, he disappeared. Now, he had been arrested by the FBI. Because somehow it his teachings,
there was the teachings that to really become a member, you need to take the heads of some of the Europeans and some people with mental problems and what they were carrying it up. And so the FBI, arrested him, and he disappeared after that. But Elijah then said, that this person was ALLAH, who had come down to earth, and that Elijah himself was the messenger of Allah.
And you can see this picture that they had of the of WD fraud, Muhammad, they say in the picture, Allah in person, okay, 1877 to 1934.
Now, this is an important phrase, because whenever you are dealing with the Nation of Islam, remember that their original teachings was that Almighty Allah appeared in the person of fraud, Muhammad.
So that is the source of their belief. It is almost in a sense how God appears through Jesus or you know, that this concept of God coming down to earth and taking a human form. And that was not strange, in Detroit, and Chicago and New York at the time, because amongst the Christians, and the people who were breaking away from Christianity, they were the teachings of father Devine, and daddy grace. And these two individuals said, they were God. So literally, this man comes up driving in a Cadillac, he's got a new suit, his skin is shining, his fingernails are bright. He doesn't seem to make any mistakes. And he says, I'm God. I'm down on Earth. And people were so naive, and they were
so broken. And also Christians have a concept of Jesus coming down to earth anyway, that God was in a man's form a human form. They believe that some people believed father divine and they follow daddy grace. So with all this going on, Eliza's claim, it was not strange.
And so he made this claim. And he took over the Nation of Islam and began to organize it. And this was in Detroit. So they had temple number one is in Detroit. And Elijah taught that a mothership, which is a wheeled like, UFO appeared every 144,000 years. And
that during that time, somebody beamed down from the ship had
Scientists they're on the ship. And every 144,000 years, one of the beams down to earth. And comes takes the form or the name of Allah. Now, this might sound strange, but this is actually their teachings. And if you listen to Minister Farrakhan teachings in the past 10 years, you will see on occasion that he actually goes into the teaching of the mothership. And he starts talking about UFOs. And so that is their understanding.
And even recently, this weekend, and their final say, his his his saviors Day address, which may be his final one, because of his age and health. He kept saying, I'm going up yonder. I'm going up yonder. So what does that mean? Because within their teachings, Elijah did not die. He actually met fraud and went on to the ship. And so far kind of sound going up yonder, and then leaving it. So the mothership. Now, again, this is totally opposite of Islamic teachings. And to use the name Allah, in this sense, is total sacrilege.
To say that Elijah is the messenger of Allah is complete sacrilege. And it puts him into the group of the liar prophets. But to add to this, he came up with a theory called Yakuts theory.
Back people coming out of Africa were the original human beings, Homo sapiens sapiens. So that's some science in back of him in a sense. And Asiatic black people. Now one of their scientists name Jakob,
he started to go into the science of dealing with genetics and whatever. And according to the theory, he drafted a new race from human beings and dogs, bringing them to cohabit together. And when he developed this, what came was these creatures with blond hair and blue eyes, and he threw it in Europe. And it spread. So the white race, according to their teachings are devils.
And the nature is to do evil.
And I can remember,
in the 60s, being in arguments with the Nation of Islam, they said, No, brother,
the white people are devils. And if you don't believe me, check in the back of their neck. And you'll see there's a desert sky mock, because when they're born and the tail is there, it has to be cut.
So they really believe this, either here or check on the on the backside.
And you'll see the mark of the tail.
So they really believed that they were a type of grafted beings, and the nature of white people was to do evil. Some of them are good, but their nature is evil. Whereas black people, their nature is to do good. But some of them are bad. And because of the pain and suffering that African Americans had gone through for hundreds of years in slavery, the relentless cruelty, the relentless brutality, it was possible to believe this, that really, how can human beings continue this? How can they colonize the world? How can they strip us of our culture and destroy us and still hate us? So this theory, caught on.
And so when they use the word devil,
which is shaytaan, and we do have in Arabic and an Islamic understanding, shape, the shaytaan is not just it can be of the jinn. That's like a bliss, may Allah protect us. But a shaitan could be Shayateen as it's the shayateen of Hiawatha, so the shayateen of animals, and instead, a black dog with a white spot on the neck
can be a devil like animal. Also, scorpions can have it. This devil list quality snakes, especially if the snake comes into your house. You're supposed to seek refuge from Allah and tell it to leaf. If it doesn't leave, you need to kill it. Because it could be a devilish force. So there is Shayateen of its there is the devil's of humanity. But when it is said in Islamic sense, it does not mean that they're grafted beings. It means they have taken on devilish qualities. They're acting like Devils
on to the earth.
opposite. Elijah taught that black people were gods.
Now, this concept is sort of a psychological training. Because in America, they used to say, if you're white, you're alright.
If you're yellow, you're not a bad fellow.
If you're brown stick around, but if you're black, get back.
And so Eliza reversed it. This is apartheid, right? We found the same thing in Hinduism to the caste system color law, right? He changed, and he put black on the top. And the closer you are to Black is, the higher you are and white on the bottom
as a devilish force. So this is an instant boost of self esteem.
And for many African Americans, it made a major transformation in their life. Because they looked down on themselves that down on their culture. They looked down on Africa itself, that this is a backward place. It has done nothing for a civilization. And up until the 60s. If you said to an African American, you know, you are a black, they wouldn't want to hear that. But if you said you're an African, they say no,
I'm not an African.
Because the stories of Africa, Tarzan and the apes had the ignorance and savagery.
Nobody would want to be an African Elijah turned it around, in an extreme way. He also modified the pillars of Islam.
And in terms of prayers, of course, the shahada, he changed it when they say there's no God, but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger. They meant there's no God but Feraud
and Mohammed, meaning Elijah, Muhammad is his messenger. And when they have saved his day, and up until 2022,
they called out to their Savior,
that varad Muhammad was their Savior.
And they even confused things. And sometimes they said, the malady of the Muslims, the Messiah of the Christians, they use different names for varad Muhammad. And again, this is that, that ability to mix and confuse information. The second pillar next pillar of Islam Salat, so instead of making Salah in the way that the Prophet SAW Salem prayed, and that is, you know, making tech beer and all the different movements in salaat, they prayed sitting down and they would pray sitting down, and they would read al Fatiha, the opening chapter of the Quran in English.
And many of them would do it five times a day.
So they were making their press but they change that remember the liar prophets because of us substitute Muhammad Rasul Allah. If you put yourself in the position of Muhammad Rasul Allah so seldom, then you can become sharper, you can literally make the law, the Sharia is for you to decide.
So they change the press
does a cat they used to give charity they didn't follow any rules of the cat.
But they used to give charity especially to their own
fasting was not in the month of Ramadan, which is rotating according to the lunar calendar. But they followed the solar calendar and they fasted in the month of December.
And that was to go against
the Christians and Jews color for the 101 Asara. They follow that principle be different than the people of the book. So December is Christmas. And so they fasted instead of the merrymaking that goes on during that whole month. They were fasting and Hajj instead of going to Mecca. They would go yearly to eventually to Chicago. So Chicago became like their pilgrimage, their Hajj, and then especially the Savior's day, to go to that convention, people would save up and they would go there just like a Haji is going into Mecca during the pilgrimage season.
And in terms of their eating,
they Elijah wrote a book message to the black man and how to eat to live. And in eating to live, they had a strict code where they ate one meal per day.
You could drink liquids and
but they were strict about this and this had an impact on them because they would all be
are very trim, and their skin would like glow. And they ate certain foods, of course, that they did not eat pork, or they do not drink alcohol, they did not take drugs. So in terms of cleaning up their food and their lifestyle, the Nation of Islam could bring about an amazing change within an individual who was caught up in the corrupt life, that African Americans who live
now the economic program of Marcus Garvey, remember now, this is part of the teachings of the Nation of Islam. They implemented this program. And by the 1970s, the Nation of Islam, on bakeries, barber shops, coffee shops, grocery stores, laundry mats, nightclubs, printing plant, retail stores, real estate, they had a fleet of tractor trailers, they had farmland in Michigan, Alabama, and Georgia. By 72, the Nation of Islam to controlling interest in a bank, the guarantee Bank and Trust Company,
they had schools. And so their, their their, you know, his school of Islam, that they had Nation of Islam. They they had established 47 schools in 47 different cities,
or 40 different different 47 cities with numerous schools throughout the United States.
Muhammad told His followers,
that the nation was worth $75 million.
So this was highly successful. For an organization coming out of the black community. Again, it's building on what Makkah scavi had developed. And Elijah Muhammad was a very crafty organizer. But really, the full spread of the nation came about when a man by the name of Malcolm Liddell joined the organization, and Malcolm Liddell that we know today as Malcolm X, or al Hajj, Malik Chavez, Rahim Allah. Malcolm Little as, as you may know,
was born in the Midwest and his father was actually a follower of Marcus Garvey and his mother. So he grew up with gavia teachings. And this is what a lot of people don't understand, concerning Malcolm X, that he literally had this do for self teaching. Respect, respect yourself,
organize. And because of this, his father became a target of the Ku Klux Klan. And eventually he was assassinated. His mother went crazy. She couldn't take the pressure. So Malcolm was put on the state and grew up as an orphan.
And Malcolm records in his famous Autobiography of Malcolm X, that as a young, bright student, you know, he went to his teacher and he said, I want to be a lawyer. But the teacher said, Oh, no, no, Malcolm,
why don't you be an athlete.
You can work on trains, you cannot be a lawyer. And this really hurt Malcolm, to the depths of his heart. He eventually rebelled against society. And he went into criminal life. And they're in criminal life. He was arrested. Because as they say, in America, if you do the crime, you got to pay the time. So he went into the prison.
And he was an angry man in prison. David used to describe him as Satan. really angry person. But it is there that he came into the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, a nation of Islam.
And for him who was an intelligent person. These teachings were life giving. And they made a big difference in his life. He started to respect himself. He cleaned himself up, he got into education. He took the dictionary unlike memorized all the words. He got the equivalent of three PhDs while he's in prison.
And he moved so rapidly that Elijah Muhammad promoted him to be his national spokesman. And Malcolm was a tireless organizer. And he had a major impact throughout the Americas and even further than that,
tirelessly moving from city to city. Speaking to the people organizing on the ground, the teachings were even reach Bermuda. It reached down into Jamaica.
It started to influence people, even other parts of the world, the teachings of the nation
sort of Islam started to move. And Malcolm X was the champion.
probably his greatest product was Muhammad Ali clay, the great boxer, it was Malcolm, who influenced Muhammad Ali clay, and many other individuals. But Malcolm,
his gifts started to blossom. And his ability to speak reach the point where he could be called one of the greatest orators of the 20th century.
And if you go back and listen to his tapes, his ability is astounding.
The Honest people who are dealing with news and media, they recognize that the current concept of sound bite, to take a lot of information and put it into a few words, to be used. In an interview. On Radio Television, Malcolm perfected sound bites, even before ABC and NBC, and CBC.
This is how great he was. He went to Harvard University to Yale, and he debated some of the top intellectuals in America concerning Africa, and African people and slavery, and he defeated them.
And so his reputation spread. And this of course, the weakness of human beings caused some jealousy and problems on the inside.
And word spread, that Elijah Muhammad had a number of his secretaries that he had cohabited with them, and not just his wife, sister, Clara, but he had other wives.
And some of them were actually being pushed out of the mainstream of the Nation of Islam.
When Malcolm heard this, from his son was the dean of Elijah son, he visited the women and found that some of them were actually not being treated well.
So he then came back, and he began to question, the so called messenger. Now, Elijah's response and other people's responding that this man is a prophet, if he's the messenger of God, so you can have more than one wife, which a problem.
Prophet Solomon, so the Mona Lisa, had many wives. Prophet dowload, Elisa, had many wives Musar, Lisa, had had two wives. So what's your problem here?
But Malcolm was upset.
Not just because he couldn't accept the fact of plurality of marriage, but how the treatment and the attitude because Malcolm, by that time was standing for justice. And he started to gain a reputation in the civil rights movement in the international movements. Because his bold stance that he was taking against oppression, wherever he found, and when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Malcolm, who was interviewed, and again, he's got this ability. And it's a terrible thing. This is a president now the first Protestant Protestant president, sorry, the first Catholic president, not a white Anglo Saxon Protestant,
when against the mafia, and some of the groups, and so in the infighting, and he was assassinated. And Malcolm used to say that violence is as American as apple pie.
And when they asked him about Kennedy, he said, The chickens have come home to roost. Now, what does that mean? Because wherever the chickens go in their yard, they're going to come back because they know where their food is. In other words, what's going to happen is going to happen. And Americans their own, their main way of solving their problems or differences is through violence. So it's something that was expected. Elijah had told his ministers don't comment.
So this was disobedience. And for this, he was suspended from the organization for a period of time of course, for Malcolm, this was a terrible thing, because he was a great spokesman and an activist. And finally he drifted away from the group and through his sister, Allah was accepted as real Islam and helped to finance him and also through the work of Sudanese and Egyptian and, and other Sunni Muslims, who would meet him and debate with him and spend time with him. He formally embraced Islam
within the years here in 1964 65, that things were moving
so fast, really during this time, he embraced Islam. And he changed his name
to Malik Chavez, Malik Chavez. Now this name Chavez was the name the Nation of Islam was using. They said that black people in America the last five found tribe of Chavez, Where'd it come from? I didn't realize until I went to a Pakistani bank in the Cayman Islands.
And the brother who I was dealing with his name was Shah bas. I said, Chavez, Lost Found tribe. And he said, No, this is a common name in India, Pakistan, Shah, bass.
So so it's like the prince on a Falcons like shabbas. And it was a mogul, a mogul Prince,
a mogul Prince.
That's where the name came from. So again, they took it from out of nowhere and just used it. But in 1964,
Alhaji Malik Shabazz Rahim Allah, he made his pilgrimage to Mecca. And if you don't have the autobiography of Malcolm X, read that book. It's an excellent book, where you can really see what he said, when he went to the pilgrimage. During that time, he met many prominent leaders. And when he returned, then he went back and visited Africa.
He returned to America, he flew back to Africa again in July. This is in 64. So During these visits, he met officials gave interviews he spoke on the radio television, in Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Sudan, Senegal, Liberia, Algeria, Morocco, this is amazing.
And he was dealt with like a head of state, he literally met the leaders of these countries. He was treated like a diplomat. His mind was on such a level. So outspoken. His thoughts were so deep concerning the international decolonization struggle, that he was literally looked upon as one of the great thinkers in the world, concerning how to decolonize how would the countries of Africa and Asia and the Americas come out of the colonial period.
very outspoken person came back to America. And he denounced Elijah Muhammad, but this the way Malcolm was, he would speak very straightforward. And he denounced Elijah Muhammad and made it clear that this was not Islam, and that Muslims were actually of all colors. And he met people with blond hair and blue eyes, and their his brother. And that's a shock because the Nation of Islam taught that the white man is the devil. So how could the devil be in Mecca? How could the devil be making pilgrimage to Mecca.
So, coming out straight and clear, like this made him a target. He was a target of the Nation of Islam. He was a target of the FBI, because he was calling for black people to gain their freedom by any means necessary, and even said the ballot or the bullet. So he was serious robber, he became a revolutionary. So he was a marked man. And in 1965,
he was assassinated.
And Allah knows best, even up until now, they bring it to light who actually did it. But it is clear that the FBI was involved. And followers of Elijah Muhammad were involved. But before Malcolm died, he formed the Organization of African Unity, Afro American unity, and he formed the Muslim mosque Incorporated. So this was a mainstream Sunni Masjid. It was an actual house of worship developed by African American leader. And this is very significant. So that while these other things are going on, there is an evolution that is happening with mainstream Islam.
Elijah died in 1975.
And it was a shock for many of his followers, again, Minister Farrakhan, others couldn't believe this, and they felt that he has gone up yonder,
that he's literally somewhere else. But for all intents and purposes, he died. And the group started to go in different directions. His son, one of his sons, one of the deme. Muhammad.
was a person who was not satisfied with the status quo in the Nation of Islam.
And he actually had joined, in a sense, the media movement, he traveled with them. I even met people who came out of Trinidad and said that, you know, he actually went to a media conference in Trinidad. And so he took on the teachings. Now remember how they approached, they had their hardline approach of the
Pantheon is and then they had the Lahore school. One group is saying that Gula Muhammad was a prophet. The other one is saying no, he's a revival of the faith. He's a great leader, they water the tablet, they kept the teachings under it. So that's like the Lahore branch. So what is the Dean also began to use a type of Lahore school methodology. And he used the concept of body Christ. And that is that
Christ is not necessarily coming down. Remember what Qadiani his belief that easily surrender, Jesus didn't die on the cross, he went to Kashmir and that's where he died. So, Ghulam Ahmed could be the Christ in a sense. So he was teaching for a period of time that their movement was the Christ has a body type of thing. And this was a way of transition for those who follow the Elijah's teachings, and eventually, was the dean and he should be credited for this Rahimullah.
He basically made it clear that Allah is not for ad Muhammad, that he alleged my father is not the Messenger of Allah, that we should read the Quran.
We should bring
proper rugs into our sentence, we should pray. We should fast and Ramadan. And this is what he will be credited for 1000s of people actually embracing Islam, you could say, on his hands.
And that was the mainstream body and from amongst the students of Malcolm X.
Minister Louis Farrakhan was the premier speaker,
and given special attention by Elijah Muhammad.
And when Malcolm was assassinated, Farrakhan became the main spokesperson for the Nation of Islam.
And when was the dean took the group towards Islam.
Farrakhan went along with him and even took the name,
and he was giving lectures like a regular listener, you know, Sunny person.
And he's a good speaker, by the way, he had the abilities to speak not only from being Malcolm's main student, but also he was a nightclub entertainer called the charmer.
And so he had that suave, charming type of way, along with speaking abilities. And so, he began to take the remnants of the nation, it broke into a number of groups.
But he started to regroup their organization to bring back the teachings
of Elijah Muhammad, the original concepts
his teachings continue to spread.
They were chapters in Jamaica, Trinidad up until now, you will find some of his followers in Barbados,
in Bermuda and moving around to different places. So he had an impact
in different parts of the world. But the issue is, is the break the mainstream body
returns to Islam. And that is the followers of water the dean, they went through a lot of different changes in terms of the name, but Alhamdulillah we can say that they are now fully mainstream Muslims, and that will go to the credit of Imam was the dean Rahim Ramadan. But Minister Farrakhan has continued the teachings and proof of this is the recent saviors day conference 2022 was which was just a couple of days ago, we witnessed this and I listened to the whole of most of his talk. And he they literally brought up the concepts. And you hear speaker after speaker, when they spoke about fraud. They said Allah appeared in the person of fraud, Muhammad, so they don't say this is
Allah they say Allah appeared in his person. Now this is a play on words. But Islamically Allah can appear in the person of a human being
And then walk around. That's totally against the teachings of Islam, which separate the Creator from creation. Does a Holic and his Maha look. So if you're the creator, you can't be the creation. You don't take this far this is the pagan religions. This is the twisted form that Christianity turned into it is not the true teachings of Islam.
So he maintains it and to really know where they stand, go to their the main newspaper called The final call.
And then the final call, they have a section what we believe what we want. And this is how you know, as long as they have the statement that we believe that Allah appeared in the person of WD for ad Muhammad in 1932, mahadi of the Muslims, sire of the Christians, that that is a form of shock.
They also believe that there is no hereafter
that the hereafter is now. And if you're successful, you're in paradise, if you're not the urine health.
So this is the way you'll know. And it's not until they change those teachings and fully come into Islam, that they will actually move into what we know as normative Islam. And we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would guide them because Minister Farrakhan has stood up against evil, the Nation of Islam has, has had a good impact in terms of community building, people cleaning themselves up. But we have to recognize that these teachings ultimately, it is the way of the people of the lie.
They live in a bubble. They live in a false construct. And this is historically how people have been taken astray by the liar prophets.
from amongst these teachings, we go to the next are the liar prophets. This is Clarence 13x. Now you might say, how does the person get the name 13x. Okay, and
they believe that the names that black people inherited, who were forced to take care of America were not and this is true. If the white slave slave owners name was Williams, then all of His slaves would be Williams.
If the white slave owner was Smith, then all of the slaves would become Smith. So this is where the names come from.
So when the 60s There was a movement to take away the slave name, and go back to our original name, because we don't know what it is, they put an X unknown. And eventually, Elijah,
the leadership would give you a name.
And if there was somebody before you named Clarence, and you joined, then you would be Clarence to x. So this case, there was 12 Other clearances that were registered in the group. So he became 13. Next, and this button on is very strange on the site, because it's got his picture, and it says, Allah.
And this is the 5% nation, or the Five Percenters. There's sometimes known as the NG or the end OG. And this means the nation of gods and Earth's. And they believe that 85% of people on earth
follow us, they can be taken to the right or to the left
10% of the people on earth 15% are leaders.
So 85% followers, 15%, leaders 10% will take you astray. And 5% will take you to Paradise, and they are the 5%.
Now the 5% nation had a big influence. They were founded in 1964 in Harlem.
And the leader, Clarence 13x, was originally Clarence Edward Smith. They called him Allah, the father.
But he was a former student of Malcolm X.
And he disputed over the theories but then it really went to his head. He became one of the liar prophets and even went to the level of calling himself Allah.
So we have to put him in this category of the people of the lie, and his teachings are spread especially
Amongst many of the young people,
and this is how the places would look.
Their followers standing outside on post, their pins would say in the name of Allah.
And it has they loved the number seven.
Okay? Again, remember what the liar prophets will do, because they, they don't have Sharia.
They just use the name Allah, and they do what they want to do. And so
they get out and out because they were moving amongst the youth. At the same time, there was a revolutionary form of spoken word that was coming out of New York especially had now it's called Hip Hop.
The 5% has had a profound influence on the hip hop speak, singers, the rhapis. And so this is where a lot of people, a lot of young people said, Yeah, I heard the name Allah mentioned in this rap. I heard, you know, some Islamic thing. Islam a Laker was being said by people, I heard this in the rap. That was the influence of the 5% nation. The Nation of Islam would not be involved necessarily in this. But the 5% nation came into this very, very poor funding.
eventually, our clients 13x was assassinated in June of 1969.
And the 5% nation literally doesn't exist at this point. There is a few followers here and there, but they have no influence because they'll die you got a problem because, you know, a lot has gone so you really got a problem. Now, with this confusion for those of you who may not be from America, and we may have more time to discuss later in another session about this, the true teachings of Islam and the Sunda Allah sunnah. Well, Java, these teachings were spreading in America, from the early times, amongst the slaves, over 1/3 of the slaves in many places, were Muslims.
There were many slave revolts led by Muslims. There were Allama amongst the enslaved people in the Americas. When the migration came to the north, from amongst the followers of the more science temple, remember there was professor is the Dean, who broke away. He was Lomax was Lomax, he broke away, became his dean. And he traveled to Turkey, he studied in Egypt,
in the young Muslim Association, and he came back with knowledge, teaching Arabic, organizing. They were Sunday masjids, in Cleveland, Ohio, in Pittsburgh,
in New York,
in New York, in all around the place, there was the other son that was your master was not only the Nation of Islam, as the Muslims in America, so it is a wrong
theory. Whenever you see a book that is dealing with Islam in America, and it goes from slavery, into the Nation of Islam, or into more science, a nation of Islam, this is admission. It's another crime of omission. Because the Sunnah, was there, people practicing Islam was there. And we even have a match to talk more in Brooklyn. And you know, this has continued in 60s there was the Dar Al Islam movement mosque of the Islamic Brotherhood, Islamic party, they were thriving Sunni Muslims in the African American community. And this is important to understand,
as we are looking at these strange events that took about this people of the lie that manifest himself to try to bring down the message of Istanbul Alhamdulillah Allah's message cannot be brought down. They have a plan. But Allah has a plan, and Allah is the best to plan. So I want to open up the floor for any questions that anybody may have. Concerning
what we've been going through.
The floor is open for any questions.
I don't know if there was anything in the chat room
that we can see.
But the floor is open.
Any questions? If anyone has a question go ahead and type it up Michelle in the chat here so we'll be able to answer them tonight Donna
right. Okay, so, um,
the chat room
we don't see anything at this point.
And inshallah whatever questions you have, you can mark them down, and you can bring them for next week as well. So serleena here says he has a question shift. Just go ahead and type up your question please. Okay.
So one of the questions that's happening here is the Nation of Islam How much should they actually believe in the Quran? So I'll show that to you.
Elijah Muhammad brought the concept of the Quran itself to go to the crown, but what he did was, he took it and he put it on the shelf. So they would all have the copy of the Quran was usually the Qadiani version, Muhammad Ali's version, but they read from a book called message to the black man how to eat to live. So they did not they would quote from the Quran, but they didn't actually study it. itself. It is not until one of the deans teachings came in that they actually began to study the Quran. This is after Elijah Muhammad had passed away
okay, let's see if there's any other questions.
Again, remember that the autobiography of Malcolm X very important book.
There have been movies made Spike Lee made a movie, it's
it's fear. There's a lot of admission in Malcolm X's life because especially the part of him being a true Muslim, and then him traveling in Africa itself.
But you can get a general idea from this. What is happening?
So, if there's no other questions we want to continue on. And the Nation of Islam Okay, the question of coming to they believe in Hajj. They do believe that there is a major hedge, but because they changed the articles of faith, they would make their pilgrimage in a sense to Chicago. So they would go to the Savior's day and not really to Mecca. So you do not see Nation of Islam members going to Mecca or being encouraged, they were encouraged to go to save his day, which, you know, generally speaking was in Chicago, so they have the pillars of Islam. But they did not believe in the essence. Because when you take away, Muhammad Rasul Lawson, Southern from the Kalama, now, you can now make
up whatever you want. You see, so this is where the liar prophets come in. And it's important for us
to be able to go over this so that we don't fall into the same mistakes again.
So, I don't see any other questions coming in.
There are a lot of comments, people coming from out of Senegal, and in other parts of the world and hamdulillah who are coming on,
you can list you know, some of the places that you're coming from, you know, so other people can, can see you.
Yes, shabads, right. So you could translate that as the king of Falcons because Shah, like the shower of Iran, and bas Falcons. So Chavez really is the king of Falcons. And you and there was a famous model prince, the moguls were
a Turkish nation that ruled India, the great moguls, so you have Taj Mahal and you know, the great you know, mogul leaders and whatever. So one of them was called one of the princes called Chavez.
So it's strange, not how this is used to deal with the last foreign nation of Islam, black people in America. Okay, so it's kind of a hodgepodge.
mixture of things that we have.
So, we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless us to be able to, sorry, sister Lena had a question earlier. She's talking about the is there any recommendation for an actual bio that you can recommend for a mock next
At this point in time, there's a number of books. But probably the best book to start with is the autobiography of Malcolm X, by Alex Haley,
Alex Haley, that one there is the one that was done by Malcolm, there's commentaries, there are people who've done a lot of commentary. Some of them are way off the track, everybody wants to capture Malcolm. So there's a lot of stories about him. But really, when you when you go to the autobiography, you can, you can hear his words. And this is important, although you may not get as much from his life as a Muslim, Sunni Muslim, but you can hear his words, and you can see how great he actually was, and why he is so respected by people throughout the world, and his name is still being revived. And people are recognizing now how critical his understanding was, and how important
it is, to go back to his piercing descriptions of what was happening, the injustice in the Americas, and how we need to stand up
to the injustice.
Now, this issue of yourself, and again, Elijah said, the black man is God, the white man is the devil. Now, if you teach somebody that it is a self esteem builder, there's no doubt about it. And the person who's been tormenting you for hundreds of years, if you can look at him and say, you devil,
it is a self esteem builder, but it's not the truth. It's not based on science, on logic, and above all, not Islamic
to say something like this. And you know, it's strange. When you look at Elijah Muhammad, he was actually light skinned person.
And if you look at
Feraud, Muhammad, he does not look like an African at all, not even a mixed person with African blood inside of them. He clearly looks like he's from Pakistan, or turkey or somewhere else. And so one of the one of the the explanations is that he's like, half devil.
So our people are so backward, that they need people who are like half devil to lead them, you know. So all these things are illogical. At the top, talk about a race of big hits, African people who were the ones that roamed the earth and whatnot, we have to be able to use proper history. We don't need to make up stories, in order to have a history Hamdulillah we have access to the great leaders on the African continent, great scholars and great movements. If you want to go back to Africa, we can do that. Now.
You don't have to make up stories, in order to make people feel good, but to raise our self esteem because it doesn't last. When somebody comes along and breaks your myth and breaks your story then they devastate you. And when Elijah died, many people were devastated. They couldn't handle the fact that the Messenger of Allah was gone, because they thought that he would live, you know, for years and he built his house for 100 years.
So we need Illman Natvia beneficial knowledge and we need to keep the pray. praying to Allah subhanaw taala. To to show us the truth for what it is and help us to grab on to it. And to show us falsehood for what it is. And help us enable us to avoid it. We Allah Azzawajal clear our hearts, the alar guide. Those who are still lost in this fog will bring out the true Islam. May Allah help the Muslims to not fight amongst themselves but to bring out the true message of Islam and teach people with love. arguing and fighting and cursing people.
Teach with love but with truth.
Bring out the truth don't lie to the person. But do it with love and do it with character. That is the way of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Taala say that Muhammad Ali he was happy about Aqua Solem aka Dawa and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Bearcat