[Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Volume 33, No. 48 and The Final Call is pleased to announce that we will continue to reprint articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]

“And the trumpet is blown, when lo! from their graves they will hasten on to their Lord.   They will say:   O woe to us!   Who has raised us up from our sleeping-place?   This is what the Beneficent promised and the messengers told the truth.   It is but a single cry, when lo! they are all brought before Us.”–Holy Qur’an, Surah 36, verses 51-53

The usage of the term “African American” to identify the Black population of America has further divided us from the main stream of Black Consciousness the world over, and has brought us as a people deeper into the trenches of the dominion and rule of our former slave masters.   Their greatest desire is to keep us in the condition of a slave mentality.   The majority of our uniformed people, particularly in leadership roles, believe it is a privilege to be called by their encoded name, “African American,” which denotes a form of ownership.   In reality, we are neither African nor Americans in the strictest use of the term.  


The use of the term “African” is given to us as a study in our Supreme Wisdom Lessons, Lesson No. 1, Question and Answer 6 with the question:   “Why does the Devil call our people African?   –Ans.:   To make our people of North America believe that the people on that continent are the only people they have and are all savage.   He bought a trading post in the jungle of that continent.   The original people live on this continent and they are the ones who strayed away from civilization and are living a jungle life.   The original people call this continent, Asia, but the Devils call it, Africa, to try to divide them.   He wants us to think that we are all different.”  

We may ask:   Why does the White man desire to exploit us as with no other people?  The question and answer again is given in Lesson Number 1, Question and Answer 7, –“Why does the Devil keep our people illiterate?   Ans.: So that he can use them for a tool and, also, a slave.  He keeps them blind to themselves so that he can master them.   Illiterate means ignorant.”  

This generally sums up the Black man’s present thoughts about himself and describes our pitiful condition living in America since the beginning of servitude slavery over the last 460 years of our tortuous confinement to the shores of North America.   According to the Divine Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Black man’s forefathers were captured in Africa by the European slave traders and forced into servitude slavery and brought on this westerly course in order to get even with our forebearers who forced them out of the Holy Land in Arabia six thousand years ago for making trouble among our righteous people.

The White Race was forced to march across the Arabian Desert going westward into the wilderness of the caves and hillsides of Europe.   There they remained without divine guidance for 2,000 years until our scientists raised Moses to teach them civilization.   In this condition, they desired to return back to the original man and people from whence they were taken, so they began trying to genetically graft themselves back but many of them evolved into the ape or monkey species.   This may be the reason why their scientists use monkeys and apes in many of their experiments today trying to find that genetic link or missing link between the ape and the human.

This deep rooted science and wisdom of the Original Man and what he has produced in the making of other races is taught to us not to make fun or mockery of our open enemies, nor to scorn them; but it is imperative for us to have a thorough knowledge of this hidden secret in the evolution of the races and mankind.   The original Black man played a major role in producing this type of people on our planet, and the only solution to the hell that is being raised between the races is to separate us to ourselves and to start anew.  

 Can we find this history recorded in the Bible and in the Holy Qur’an?     The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught us that this history can be found in the Bible and the Holy Qur’an revealed in symbolic language that only the scientists were made to understand until today with the Coming of God Himself, the Revealer of this Secret Knowledge.   At the same time we are coming out of these old prophetic histories of both Bible and Holy Qur’an with a New Book of Divine Knowledge and Wisdom being revealed pertaining to the life of the Hereafter and is known only to Allah, God, and is for the Righteous only who will inherit his New Kingdom as the heirs of Christ.   We are living in the days of the Final Judgment of Satan’s world and are on the threshold of entering a whole New World of peace and righteousness.   Overcoming Satan’s world is something to fight for.

“So this day no soul is wronged in aught; and you are not rewarded aught but for what you did. Surely the owners of the Garden are on that day in a happy occupation. They and their wives are in shades, reclining on raised couches.   They have fruits therein, and they have whatever they desire. Peace! A word from a Merciful Lord.”Holy Qur’an, Surah 36, verses 54-58

To be continued.