“Mr. Yakub taught his people to contend with us over the reality of God by asking us of the whereabouts of that first (God); one who created the heavens and the earth, and that, Yakub said, we cannot do.”—Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad, June 21, 1958
There are many people, both religious and non-religious, who have, over the years, seen fit to act as mockers, seeking to malign and ridicule the theology of the Nation of Islam. I maintain, however, that the ministry of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan during the re-building of the Nation of Islam has meant the death knell to the respite these mockers have seemed to enjoy!
We celebrate this year, in 2023, the 93rd anniversary of the coming of Allah (God), Who appeared to us in the person of Master W. Fard Muhammad. The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad has taught that He came to declare the Black man and woman of America to be independent and free from the wicked authority of the White rulers of America.
As America was celebrating her independence from England, He appeared, as the scriptures foretold, as a “thief in the night” to “plunder the goods of the strong man” and steal away Black people from the power and dominion of the American White man.
The Significance of July 4, 1930
According to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, writing in his illuminating article inside of the Muhammad Speaks newspaper’s July 11, 1969, edition, the Black man and woman of America have our own reason for celebrating July 4th. He writes in an article entitled “Independence Day” the following:
“Let us take a look again at our own Black independence and how it came on this same day of the 4th of July at the Coming of Allah (God) in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom Praises are due forever, on July 4, 1930. The Significance of His Coming to us, on the Independence Day of the white man, is very great. It is their day of great rejoicing. As with former peoples and their governments, their destruction took place when they were at the height of their rejoicing.
The 4th of July is the Day of rejoicing of the white man over his opponents, for the Western Hemisphere. He wrote his Constitution for his own white people, not for his Black slave. Allah (God) visited the Black slave first for, he is more in need of help to enjoy freedom of self. Since, Allah (God) Came for the purpose of Bringing self-independence to the Black slave, then His Going Forth is with Justice (Bible, Rev.:19-11th).
To show, Allah’s (God’s) Greatness and Power over the slave-master and his people, now Allah (God) attacks them at the height of their civilization and at the greatness of their power and strength, on the 4th of July while they worship the greatness of their accomplishments and the Black slave is sitting at his feet … As it was with Nebuchadnezzar and as it was with Pharaoh; the same is being repeated today. This is the significance of Allah’s (God’s) Coming on the 4th of July.”
Students of history will appreciate His choice of one of the holidays celebrated by the White ruling class of America. For it was during the Black Holocaust’s period of chattel slavery that another cherished holiday was frequently experienced within a context of the threat of slave rebellions.
Authors Shauna Bigham and Robert E. May write in their excellent work The Time O’ All Times? Masters, Slaves, and Christmas in the Old South the following:
“Although the only consequential southern slave revolt between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, Nat Turner’s 1831 uprising in Southampton County, Virginia, was a summertime affair, a high proportion of rumored slave plots involved Christmas holidays. Many slave-owning families, as a result, passed some of their Christmases in dread of slave insurrection.’”
Fredrick Douglass spoke of the potential for liberation during the White man’s holidays when he wrote:
“These holidays serve as conductors, or safety valves, to carry off the rebellious spirit of enslaved humanity… When a slave was drunk, the slaveholder had no fear that he would plan an insurrection; no fear that he would escape to the north. It was the sober, thinking slave who was dangerous, and needed the vigilance of his master to keep him a slave.”
To liberate the Black man and woman away from the grip of our former slave masters and their children, Master W. Fard Muhammad, hereafter referred to as The Saviour, attacked the root of the slave mind and thinking. He uprooted the slave theology, the belief that God is White and the devil is Black.
He uprooted the slave theology, the belief that God is a spirit and not a man. Most observers of the plight and sojourn of the Black people of America have overlooked the theological underpinning of that which became known as the “peculiar institution.” American chattel slavery is often portrayed as achieving its purpose through the sheer force of “White power” and its brutality.
However, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that The Saviour taught him that the Caucasian White man was given by his father Yacub, the wisdom of “how to master the original Black man.”
And close examination of that which has been the fuel for the “peculiar institution” of perpetual slavery, that the Black man and woman have suffered inside of, reveals that it has been our system of beliefs that have been the invisible chains that have kept us tethered to our oppressor and his society.
Scripture vs. Philosophy
The current concept of God held by mainstream Jews, Christians and Muslims does not originate in the scriptures of the Torah, Gospel and Holy Qur’an, but labors under the Satanic influence of Greek Philosophy. The God described and depicted in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic scriptures is a divine man, a divine human being.
Carl W. Griffin and David L. Paulsen in their work entitled, Augustine and the Corporeality of God, write powerfully:
“It has been recognized by at least some scholars that many early Christians, … believed God to be corporeal (materially embodied) or anthropomorphic (humanlike in form), as some biblical narratives portray him. Likewise certain trajectories of Christian mysticism, under the influence of Jewish kabod speculation, maintained that the pinnacle of mystic ascent was the contemplation of the body of God.
All of this stands in stark contrast with that Christian theology which developed, primarily under the influence of Platonism, a nonanthropomorphic and incorporeal conception of God that has come to dominate all subsequent theology and philosophy.”
In Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad’s brilliant work, The Book of God, he profoundly tackles many complex academic subjects relating to the knowledge of God and the history of religions, all with the express purpose of providing a hearty and robust academic vindication of the divine message of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. According to Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad:
“To be clear, the Greek philosophers did not introduce the spook God or mystery God, they introduced the language that the Western world’s scholars use to argue in support of a belief in the mystery God. It was the Greek philosophers who gave definition to the mystery God as it has been so championed in the West and eventually embraced by the East. We should be reminded of the Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad who stated that “There is not a mystery God. The Son of man has searched for that mystery God for trillions of years and was unable to find a mystery God.”
Some of the language referenced by Student Minister Dr. Wesley Muhammad include terms such as: Corporeal (physical, human, material, substantial); Incorporeal (not consisting of matter; without material body or substance); Anthropomorphic (resembling or made to resemble a human form); and Immaterial(not consisting of matter; incorporeal; spiritual).
As already mentioned, the ministry of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan during the rebuilding of the Nation of Islam has flowered a season now of Nation of Islam theological vindication. Student Minister Dr. Wesley’s works, the work of the Nation of Islam Research Group, and the growing cadre of professional men and women who are daily joining the ranks of the believers in the Nation of Islam is real tangible proof that the ease with which our critics have mocked us has come to an end.
The God of the Bible and Holy Qur’an
Is a Man
The fact that the Greeks and their philosophy have poisoned the world of religion should not be a real surprise to those familiar with the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s Teachings. The father of the White race, Mr. Yacub, grafted the Caucasian White man from the original Black man using a process of selective breeding, and he did this on the Greek island of Pelan (aka Patmos).
As the quote from the beginning of this article states, the father of the White race, Mr. Yacub incorporated malicious theological speculation as a core component part of his “tricknology” and science of “how to master the Original man.”
The false belief in a “spook God” or “mystery God” has been the spiritual and religious foundation of global White supremacy, imperialism, and colonialism. It has been attributed to the great Kenyan leader Jomo Kenyatta the following saying about how White Europeans began colonizing Africa using their tricknology of religion:
“When the Missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land and the Missionaries had the Bible. They taught how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.”
Moreover, in his classic work The Mis-Education of The Negro, Carter G. Woodson writes:
“In schools of theology Negroes are taught the interpretation of the Bible worked out by those who have justified segregation and winked at the economic debasement of the Negro sometimes almost to the point of starvation.”
There are so many proofs from the domain of “religious scholarship” that prove that the theology of the Nation of Islam is not some made-up concoction aimed at deceiving Black folks, as some of our most virulent critics have suggested. Truth be told, the very Bible that is held as the sacred text of Jews, Christians and used to swear in American elected officials, contains powerful proofs that vindicate Master W. Fard Muhammad, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Scholar Mark S. Smith writing for the Journal of Biblical Literature states in his The Three Bodies of God in the Hebrew Bible the following:
“The humanlike depictions of the divine body in Genesis are associated with famous personages of old. The episodes move from a natural coexistence of the human and the divine (the garden of Eden), to an interpersonal visit of the divine with the human (the Sodom and Gomorrah story), to a problematic interaction between the human and the divine (Jacob wrestling). Adam and Eve live in God’s garden; Abraham walks and converses with God and serves God a meal; and Jacob struggles with God.”
Space does not permit us to go into the Holy Qur’an, the hadith and seerah literature of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him); that will be the subject of a future article.
The appearance of Allah (God) in the person of Master W. Fard Muhammad and His powerful divinely revealed message to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad is being proven true daily.
It was the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad who recognized, Master W. Fard Muhammad upon first seeing him, as the one whom the whole world had been awaiting for the past 2,000 years. And Master W. Fard Muhammad commissioned the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad with the assignment of making His divine identity known to the world.
Likewise in the contemporary era, it is the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad who has anointed the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan with the messianic work of making the world to know the true divine identity of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. And it is through the awe-inspiring ministry of the Minister that we have learned of and have fallen in love with Master W. Fard Muhammad and the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the truth that they have brought.
We thank Allah for revealing to us this powerful theology, that the scholars’ research is bearing witness to.
It is outrageous that Satan has so thoroughly tricked the men and women of faith into abandoning the belief in God as He is described within the scriptures. Master W. Fard Muhammad’s bold theology liberates us from the bondage of that false belief to unlock our collective as well as our individual potential; our God-given human potential for divine excellence!
All praise is due to Allah (God) who appeared to us in the person of Master W. Fard Muhammad!
Demetric Muhammad is a Memphis-based author and student minister in the Nation of Islam and a member of the Nation of Islam Research Group. Follow him on Twitter @BrotherDemetric. Read more at www.researchminister.com.