the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Entire submission to the Will of Allah (God), the religion of Allah (God), and His prophets is the natural religion of the righteous (Holy Qur-an 30:30), which will dominate all other religions (Holy Qur-an 61:8-9). “Surely the true religion of Allah (God) is Islam” (Holy Qur-an 3:18). Can we say this of other religions? Does the Bible give us any prophecy that Christianity will finally rule and dominate the whole world? Islam is the religion which the Holy Qur’an teaches. The Holy Qur’an is a book which white Christianity never has and probably never will introduce to the so-called Negroes. They love for you to read the book (Bible) which they have fixed for you and desire that you never be able to understand it (though the original of the Bible was true). The Jews are charged with tampering with the original scripture (adding to and taking from it). The Christians are charged with poisoning the original scripture, called the Gospel of Jesus.

Islam means salvation to each and every one who believes in it. To the American so-called Negroes, it is the master key which opens wide every door locked against them. The door of universal friendship with the Creator and His Creatures swings wide open to you and the doors of freedom, justice, and equality. All the believers of Islam are the brothers of the others, unlike Christianity, where the white Christians are too proud to make the Black people their equal.

Since the American so-called Negroes never were recognized by White Protestant Christianity as equal members, they flocked to the Catholic church to join it, running from a garter snake to a rattlesnake. The garter snake runs from them, the rattlesnake swallows them. They know nothing of the true religion (Islam) of God and care very little, because their minds are to be whatever the white race’s minds are.


Christianity has no power for the Negroes against their enemies. Islam is a powerful religion. If the so-called Negroes of the South, or America in general, would accept Allah and His religion, Islam, their dreaded fear of the White man’s brutality and murder would be over. Allah will defend the believers of Islam. The believers are united against their enemies. For every Islamic believing so-called Negro in America, there are 100 Muslim brothers on his or her side. This means if the whole 17 million so-called Negroes were believers in Islam, there would be 17 million of their people with them as brothers and sisters.

Allah’s (God) finding of the lost members of the black nation is more valuable in His eyes than the whole world of mankind, and even they are very valuable in the eyes of any Asiatic Muslim. The finding of the so-called Negroes by Allah (God) means the end of the present world and the beginning of a new world under the guidance of Allah (God).

(Reprinted from “Message to the Blackman in America,” 1965.)