One of the first and most important truths that must be established in this day is our identity. This is what our God, Whose Proper Name is Allah, is guiding me to point out to you, my people, who are members of the Lost and Found Nation in North America. You, my people, who have been robbed of your complete identity for over 400 years. Is it not time for you to know who you are after 400 years of submission to the White slave-masters of America and their false religion of Christianity?
Our true God is not like the “Spook God” of Christianity who demands death for our salvation and redemption. He is offering us Freedom, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness on this earth while we live. First, you must be given the names of your forefathers, whose names are the most Holy and Righteous Names of Allah. Again, I repeat, that restoring to you your identity is one of the first and most important truths to be established by God, Himself.
All nations of the earth are recognized by the name by which they are called. By stating one’s name, one is able to associate an entire order of a particular civilization simply by name alone. For example, if you take the name Lu Chin, we know immediately that this is a Chinese name, whose land or origin is China, a country that operates on an independent basis and is recognized through the world as a nation and whose people demand respect.
We know this and more from the name “Lu Chin.” If we search among the peoples and nations of the earth, we will discover that this is an established truth from country to country and from continent to continent.
It is only when we come to America and learn the names that our people are now going by that we discover that a whole nation of 20,000,000 Black people are going by the names of White people. How can a so-called Negro say that his name is “Sam Jones,” a White man’s name with roots in Europe, when “Sam Jones” (Black Man) comes from Africa or Asia?
My poor blind, deaf and dumb people are going by the wrong names and until you accept the truth of your true identity and accept the names of your people and nation, we will never be respected because of this alone. This is one of the reasons Al-mighty Allah has come among us, that is, to give us His Names, the Most Holy and Righteous Names of the Planet Earth.
It is Allah who gave me my name, “Muhammad.” From this name, alone, our open enemies (the White race) know that the True and Living God has come into our midst and is doing a Divine Work among the so-called Negroes of America. The White man knows that Islam was our religion, our civilization and our way of life before he made us blind, deaf and dumb to this knowledge.
It has never been the White man’s intention to restore to us this knowledge. Now that he sees his formerly dead ex-slaves returning to their own religion (Islam) and worshiping their own God (Allah) and awakening to the truth of their true identity, he knows that God alone is bringing this change about.
The White race knows and admits that it is only a matter of time when all the truth will be accepted by our people (to his deepest regret). I warn you, my people, discard your former slave-master’s names and be willing and ready to accept one of Allah’s Pure and Righteous Names that He Alone will give our people from His Own Mouth! A good name is, indeed, better than gold. I am naught but a warner and a Messenger to you, my people, not self-sent but sent directly from Almighty God (Allah).
(Reprinted from “Message To The Blackman In America,” 1965.)