[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Volume 33, No. 1 and The Final Call will continue to reprint articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“Say: I am only a warner; and there is no God but Allah, the One, the Subduer (of all)–The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, the mighty, the Forgiving. Say: It is a message of importance. From which you turn away. I have no knowledge of the exalted chiefs when they contend. Only this is revealed to me that I am a plain warner.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 38, verses 65-70
The first use of the word “cave man” or “cavy” to describe the type of White man’s society in Europe and in America was given to us to study in a series of problems appearing in the “Problem Book,” written by Master W. F. Muhammad. Beginning with Problem Number 10, we are presented with the term “Caveman’s Lake” and the term “cavy” living near Lake Erie. These terms describe the loathsome condition in which the Master found our Lost-Found people in America subjected to our former slave masters.
In Problem Number 9, more details of the City of Detroit’s population is given and the types of foods eaten by our people which includes the consumption of the poison animal, “hog,” on a daily basis and the near 100 percent destruction of our beauty appearance from eating this poisonous animal. Finally, “The Book of Cave Out of Darkness” is introduced to us within the confines of measuring the weight and contents of population and livestock in the whole state of Michigan near this Caveman’s Lake. Looking up the word “cave,” “caveman” and “cave dweller,” a very interesting picture emerges describing the White man’s type of civilization, its clandestine nature and his love for cave-like dwellings and the type of lifestyle he lives and imposes on others.
A cave is described as being hollow–a natural underground chamber for storage (which is usually dark and secluded). A caveman is described as a cave dweller, especially being of the Stone Age. A second meaning is given as a man who acts in a rough or crude manner, and a cave dweller is a prehistoric man that dwells in a cave. A cave is also described as a cavern, which is hollow, of a large or indefinite extent. No better words could have been chosen by our Saviour to describe the isolated people, and society, and location of the present White Race from Europe and America than a cave and its people as cave dwellers, whose natural instincts are barbaric, crude, and uncivilized.
The poison animal, the hog, is their constant companion, along with the dog, who guarded their cave-like dwellings in Europe before they were cleaned up and civilized by our scientists under the Prophet Moses. He established for them the Mosaic Law, particularly concerning what foods to eat and what foods to stay away from. These are the same restrictions on foods and their preparation called “Kosher” by the Orthodox Jews that the Muslims are also able to eat. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad used to buy his meats and poultry, chicken and lamb from Jewish markets, which he also practiced in Mexico when he established his final Residence.
There are many practices of the Jewish Faith which are similar to our own that would never classify us as being anti-Semitic. The hog is a grafted animal from the rat, the cat, and the dog, and was made by our scientists, according to the Divine Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, to clean up the filth in the caves and hillsides of Europe, and was made for medical purposes and never made as a food for human consumption.
This is a barbaric practice handed down by heathens and the uncivilized. Yet, it is this filthy animal, forbidden to eat by God that is wrongly given to us as food to eat from the White Race and their exploitive policies. Most of them eat this forbidden food with the exclusion of the wise from among them in the Medical Profession, Moslem Sons and the Jews. It is these truths that we can discuss and agree upon to make a more healthy and beautiful people and society.
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that there are two main branches of the White Race. The one branch was exiled into what we know today as Western Europe, and the other branch fled or escaped from Arabia into the hills of the Steppe nations located in Central Asia or Eurasia and Nordic countries near the arctic circle. This area begins in what we call Turkey, or ancient Anatolia, running through a vast region of various tribe-like nomadic people that make up the countries going further East into Armenia, Azerbijan, Bokhara, The Black Sea and Caspian Sea area into the Caucasus Mountains. These tribes make up the Sythians, Celtic, Teutonic and Slavic nations, Germanic tribes, Bretons, Scottish, and Welsh people of Ireland, which includes the Nordic realms of Scandinavia, homeland of the Vikings and Danes of Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Greenland.These barbaric tribes co-mingled with the original people of those areas and hid their true identity so they would not be made known. We are given their description in the 18th Surah of the Holy Qur’an, entitled, “The Cave,”–Al-Kahf. “Or thinkest thou that the companions of the Cave and the Inscription were of Our Wonderful Signs? When the youths sought refuge in the Cave, they said: Our Lord grant us mercy from Thyself and provide for us a right course in our affair. So we prevented them from hearing in the Cave for a number of years, Then we raised them up that we might know which of the two parties was best able to calculate the Time for which they remained.” (Surah 18, verses 9-12)
“He said: My Lord, respite me to the day that they are raised. He said: Surely thou art of the respited ones. Till the day of the time made known. He said: Then, by Thy Might! I will surely lead them all astray, Except Thy servants from among them, the purified ones.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 38, verses 79-83
To be continued.