Islam comes after everything else fails. Its significance is the making of Peace. The Muslim’s greeting to each other is “Peace.” What better religion could we desire after being divided and made enemies of each other? Do not tell us that you have “unity and peace” in the White race’s religion called Christianity. The White race does not like Islam, because it is truth and entire submission to the will of Allah, and this is against their nature. They cannot live the life of freedom, justice and equality–not even among themselves.
Many of you sing that old song, “Give Me That Old Time Religion.” Islam is that “old time religion.” It is as old as God Himself, and God is the Author of Islam. Islam was not invented, as is the case of Christianity and other religions. Islam came with Allah (God) and the universe. In the Holy Qur’an, it says: “This day have I perfected for you, your religion and completed my favour on you; and have chosen for you Islam as a religion.” (Surah 5, verse 3)
Here, Islam claims to be a perfect religion and its Author, the Perfect One (God). What can be imperfect about Islam when it means “entire submission to the Will of God?” What can be wrong or imperfect about this religion Islam, which was the religion of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and all the prophets of God, to Muhammad, the last of the prophets? Islam proves that its Author is God, inasmuch as Allah (God) is on the side of every true Muslim. This is easy to see today.
Every one of you who are accepting Islam can bear witness that, for the first time in your life, you feel the power and help of Almighty Allah (God) on your side. Your whole life becomes changed for the better. Your fear is removed. Your grief is gone. Your desire to continue to do evil things is leaving you for good. Love for your Brother (your people) for the first time is now becoming a reality. It is the aim of Allah (God) in giving Islam to you and me to unite us, to remove fear, sorrow and sickness; and to bring us into that heavenly life, peace of mind and contentment.
Do you mean to say that you do not need such religion? Or do you say that the White race’s manufactured Christianity is giving you peace and contentment–whose world-recognized father is the Pope of Rome? Not Jesus nor Allah (God) is the Father of the Christian religion, as practiced by the White race and those who believe in it.
Islam is the natural religion of the Black Nation. It is the nature in which we are made. We are called to return to Islam in these words from the Holy Qur’an: “Set your face upright for religion in the right state. The nature made by Allah in which He has made men: There is no altering of Allah’s Creation. That is the right religion, but most people do not know.” (Surah 30, verse 30)
The devils know the true religion of Allah and have always known it. But they will not teach it because it is against their nature to believe and teach the true religion of God, which would upset his chances of ruling the people under falsehood.
(Republished from “Message to the Black Man in America,” 1965.)