the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad

The book that the so-called American Negroes (Tribe of Shabazz) should own and read, the book that the slave-masters have, but have not represented it to their slaves, is a book that will heal their sin-sick souls that were made sick and sorrowful by the slave-masters. The book will open their blinded eyes and open their deaf ears. The book that will purify them, the book that makes a distinction between the God of righteousness and the god of evil, the book of guidance, the book of light and truth, the book of wisdom and judgment.

But the average one should first be taught how to respect such a book, how to read it, how to understand it, how to teach it. The Holy Qur-an Sharrieff contains some of the most beautiful prayers that one ever heard recited or read. It is called the Glorious Qur-an and without mistake that is just what it is. This book is not from a prophet, but direct from Allah to Muhammad, not by an angel, but from the mouth of Allah (God). The great distinguisher between truth and falsehood in the judgment of the world, of whom the enemy of truth has ruled the nation of black mankind with falsehood for the past six thousand years.

This book pulls the cover off the covered and shows the nation for the first time that which deceived 90 per cent of the people of the earth without the knowledge of the deceiver. The revelation of the book is from Allah, The Mighty, The Knowing (Chap. 40:2), according to the above chapter and second verse. Allah is the Mighty One over all other beings, and is the Knowing One. Therefore He knows what is best for every living thing. And the book (Qur-an) that he has revealed there is no doubt about it, for the All Knowing One, the Best Knower has revealed it: One who has no equal, the All Wise.


Man makes himself a fool to try attacking Him in arguments. So, we have no doubt the Holy Qur-an is from the Lord of the Worlds. It is one of the cleanest reading books you ever read. The God that revealed the Holy Qur-an Sharrieff to Muhammad is the same that revealed the scriptures to the other prophets according to the Holy Qur-an Sharrieff, “Surely we have revealed to you as we revealed to Noah and the prophets after him, we revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the Tribes, Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, Solomon and we gave to David a scripture, and Moses Allah addressed His words speaking to Him. And we sent Apostles we have mentioned to you before, and Apostles we have not mentioned to you” (4:163, 164). Some people whom the devils have deceived in regard to the Holy Qur-an call it the work of Muhammad.

Some call the religion Islam a dream of Muhammad, though the Bible doesn’t say it is from God, but the prophets, and is dedicated to King James of England. The white race does not like to worship a black god and his prophets. They are too proud to recognize a black prophet or god. The so-called Negroes should know this by this time. The Holy Qur-an’s readings are not the kind that will lull one to sleep, but to get a real Qur-an one should know the Arabic language in which it is written. However, you can find a good translation of it by Yusuf Ali and Muhammad Ali.

(Republished from “Message to The Blackman,” 1965)