Accomplishments of the Muslims
A Bank For the Blackman
In January, 1973, Allaah, though his Messenger, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, blessed the Black man and woman in America with a desperately needed Bank where we could deposit and safeguard our hard earned money.
For several years prior, The Messenger had provided a very successful National Savings Plan for his followers and other progressive minded Black people.
The tremendous success of this Program led the way from more expansive and comprehensive Banking services to be offered by the Nation of Islam.
The Muslim Bank was a full-service institution which fully conformed to all U.S. governmental regulations required for financial institutions. Oscar S. Williams, a Black 35-year-old father of two, was appointed president of the Nation of Islam’s newly owned bank , which stood along side the other Business Enterprises of the Nation of Islam as manifest proof of the Power of Allah and His Messenger to make “something out of nothing”.
Before the eyes of the entire world, Messenger Elijah Muhammad developed the Muslims of North America into a Nation which gained international recognition and respect due to its success.
Farms, homes and businesses sprung up throughout America and elsewhere as Proof of the Power and wisdom of the God of the Blackman.
The Muslim Fish Program
Muslim Clothing Stores
Modern Housing for Black People
A JET FOR MUHAMMAD
Reprinted from the August 16, 1974 edition of Muhammad Speaks Newspaper
The aircraft, the most reliable executive jet manufactured, has four Pratt-Whitney engines for maximum safety, while cruising at speeds up to 570 miles per hour. The fully pressurized and air-conditioned jet will carry 10 passengers and crew in all the speed and comfort of the most modern 707 and 727 commercial jet airliners.
The Muslim jet, which has a full-sized galley for comfort, and double and triple back-up avionics systems for safety, is equipped with air to ground telephone, and is the same aircraft
used in the United States Presidential jet fleet and by many other top leaders in finance, commerce, government and letters. We the Muslims thank Almighty God Allah, who came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom Praises are due forever, for Blessing us with a leader deserving of such dignified status among men; and we thank Him for Blessing us with the desire and ability to help Messenger Muhammad acquire this transcontinental private jet plane for His comfort and convenience in leading and elevating us.