Allah’s great teaching and warning to us (the so- called Negroes) is: “Be Yourself.” What is our ownself? He answers that “Your ownself is a righteous Muslim, born of the Tribe of Shabazz.”
He taught us that we are the original people of the earth who have no birth record. He calls on us to submit to him that he would set us in heaven at once. He has made it clear what constitutes heaven on earth; freedom, justice, equality, money, good homes, and friendship in all walks of life. This Christianity cannot give us (not the Christianity that has been taught to us).
He greatly rejoiced over us and was very happy that He had found us. He said that He would make a new people out of us who submit to Him by causing us to grow into a new growth; not an entirely new body but a reversal of the old decayed body into a new growth which, He said, would make us all as we were at the age of 16.
There will be no decay in this new growth of life. He also stated that the next life is a life of unlimited progress.
He taught us the things that were and are and a glimpse of the things to come. His fiery warnings of the judgment of this world make one feel as though there will be a very, very narrow chance for any life to survive such a destruction. He taught us that our foreparents were deceived and brought into America by a slave trader whose name was John Hawkins in the year of 1555.
(Reprinted for “Our Saviour has Arrived,” 1974.)