Saviour Not a Peddler of silk
Master Fard Muhammad
Not a Silk Peddler
By Messenger Elijah Muhammad
The following article was transcribed, in its entirety from an
audio-taped Radio Broadcast
Greetings to you, I am Elijah Muhammad, The Preacher of Freedom, Justice
and Equality to the so-called American Negro. Not a Negro, but the Lost
and Found Members of a Great Nation, The Asiatic Black Nation from the
Tribe of Shabazz. We have been lost from our own kind and from our
country, for the past 400 years until the coming of Almighty God, in the
Person of Master Fard Muhammad in 1930, July the 4th. It was around the
spring of 1931 when that he made himself known to us. HE WAS NOT A
PEDDLER OF THE KIND OF MERCHANDISE THAT YOU HAVE HEARD THAT HE WAS. He
got among us, by taking orders for made-to-measure suits for men folks.
And He finally began to teach those who would take an order from Him.
That was a very slow progress that He was making at that time, until that
He began to get acquainted with more and more of our people. And finally
I happened to get to him. And when I saw Him, I said to Him, myself,
after looking at Him, it came to me that this is The Man that the
Scripture prophesied of that would come in the Last Day, called the
second-coming of Jesus or The Son of Man or God in Person.
So I mound my way to Him, and I’d taken Him by the hand. He shook hands
with me. And I told him, I said, “You are the one that the Bible
prophesied of that would come in The Last Days, The second-coming of
Jesus. And some is sent to be the Son of Man. And as I spoke to Him, He
says to me in my ear, “Yes, I am He that they have been looking to see
for the last 2,000 years, but who else knows that. You are the only one
that knows it. So keep quiet.” He ordered me to keep quiet. For the next
two or three years He refused to allow me to preach to the people He was
The One. He told me to wait until He was no more among us. And then I
could tell the people what I wanted to of Him. So this went on for a
time. And today, after about 32 years, the Truth of this Mighty One, the
Long-looked-for-to-come All Mighty God, IN PERSON!
Word Has Proven True, and the day and the events of the day. The
ever-increasing threat of universal war bears witness that a Mighty One
has visited America, and has made Himself known to me and others. This
Mighty One, This Seeker and Searcher for the Lost Sheep, His people from
among the wicked of the earth, as Ezekiel gives it, searching the Earth
for His Own. For the Day of Reckoning is near and His people must be
restored to their own, before a Final Judgment can take place.
We are living in an evil time and in a time of great trouble and a time
of the threat of universal destruction of nations. The so-called Negro,
The Lost and Found Members of a Mighty Nation, must know the truth. They
have been deprived of the knowledge of self and others. The greatest work
that we must do, according to the Mission that All Mighty God, in the
Person of Master Fard Muhammad, gave to me it is to make known the poor
Lost and Found members of the Black Nation the True knowledge of self,
their history ,and the knowledge of their slave-master, and the history
of their slave master and the work of their slave-master, the creation of
their slave-master and the nature of their slave-master. And their nature
,and their non-birth record, and non-ending.
This particular people, the Lost and Found Nation of Islam, as they now
are called by All Mighty God, a very beautiful name. A Nation of peace. A
Nation that whom He, Himself, desires to make for Himself to rule in the
Hereafter, the Nation of the earth forever. They are so insignificant to
the eyes of biblical civilization today that even long before our being
kidnapped and brought to the Western Hemisphere Daniel and other prophets
fore saw us. Abraham fore saw us and wrote and declared that God said to
him that his seed, meaning the so-called American Negro, members of
Abraham’s seed or people, will be lost and that people that the would be
lost among and would serve for 400 years, He would judge. And would
return Abraham’s people to their own people and to their own country
This we see in the workings of today. For the Message in which I am
delivering that He has given to me there is nothing left for another one.
The only thing that is necessary after this Message is God Himself to
come and finally judge the wicked and appoint each party their judgment.
But to make the poor so-called American Negro to have knowledge of his
self, make him to know the truth of those who have ruled him and his
people for the last 400 and 6,000 years, we have much trouble trying to
get the truth over to them, for the truth is not wanted by the wicked.
The truth hurts the guilty. Therefore, they work in opposition against it
and try to keep the so-called American Negro from even listening to it.
Though they know it is their salvation. But they do not like that you
even listen to the Truth today. And you will receive much opposition
coming from them. And even to prosecution. And serving long sentences in
prison houses without being guilty of anything whatsoever. Just for the
sake of Truth.
These people that call themselves Christians, the followers of Jesus
and God His Father, will persecute you. They will do all kinds of evil
against you. They hate you to accept Islam. They hate you to go back into
you Nation’s own holy name, such names as Beyah, Karim, Shabazz and
Farrakhan, Muhammad, and Hassan, Hasim, and many other names, which mean
that of good and names of God, Himself. They hate that you have these
great names over their names such as; Mr. Byrd, Mr. Woods, Mr. Fish, and
Mr. Stone, which does not mean anything. Does not mean a holy name of
God. They do not go in the name of God.
These are people that your Bible speaks of as having the name of the
wicked and whose name will be destroy at the end of the world along with
the wicked and their destruction. God will destroy even their name at the
destruction of earth, because it is not their name. As David says in his
Psalms, that they, meaning the wicked, are not called by Thy Name. And
that God should not have mercy on them. They are not His people, nor are
they called by His Name. The Bible closes with a warning to you and me
that all that had the name of Almighty God was seen delivered from the
fire of hell that the Beast and his false prophets were cast in.
The so-called American Negro must remember that the beast, there,
doesn’t represent a four-footed beast. It’s a people. It is the people
that they have served for the last 400 years, that the God, Himself is
now judging and now leading into confusion and to conflict after
conflicts. There will be no peace among them, until they deliver up the
dead, the mental dead, so-called Negroes. They must give them up.
They make an attempt to try to prevent your deliverance at the
present time, by attacking we, the Muslims, who they know are now going
over to our God and they have no rights, whatsoever, or authority against
us, because we are, no more, their servants. We are servants of The Most
High, Whose proper name is Allah. They know these things. But to put fear
in you and try and stop you from coming over, they will prosecute the
Muslims. They will speak evil of them. Nevertheless, they know that we
have the Truth. The Truth that has been revealed from the mouth of
Almighty God, Allah. And that this Truth will free you from their powers.
This they know, as well as I. But it is in their particular power, as it
was given to them, to persecute you and try you.
I have served five years, most of that time, in jails and Federal
Penitentiary for this Truth. Not for the cause of committing acts of evil
or breaking their laws, but just for the cause of The Truth, was I cast
I say, my beloved followers, have patience, suffer a little while,
for surely deliverance is on its way and you shall be delivered and you
shall rejoice, when others will be grieving, who have prosecuted you and
have even plan your death. They are not. You have no one to fear, but
Allah. Do not fear this evil world and its people. They can not harm you,
as long as Allah is with you. And He’s ever with you, as longs as you are
I say to you, they are talking and preaching to you not to believe
your own history. They try to make mock and laugh at it to get you to
laugh at it. Your history is great! The so-called American Negro has
never known anything about his history or about his people’s history
beyond the entering of slavery, 400 years ago. But Almighty God, Allah,
has revealed it.
Long before there ever was a Caucasian, or white race, on the face of
the earth, you and I and our fathers was. Not, just thousand of years,
not just hundreds of thousands of years, not just millions of years, not
just billions of years. But TRILLIONS of years ago, according to the word
of All Mighty God Allah, to me, that we and our fathers were here. There
is no birth record, meaning their is no beginning record, of The Black
People. They have been here forever and forever they have. We don’t know
nothing about their beginning. There is no prophesy of any ending to
them. This is known. The world knows it.
The Truth it is, that we are the people of God. Our Father was the
Creator and Maker of Heaven and Earth and we are the children of that
Father. He made us to know the Caucasian history from the beginning to
the very end. We have it. We are teaching it. And beyond a shadow of a
doubt, it is the Truth! I say, even the history they have of themselves,
bears us witness that what Allah has revealed is the Truth.
But you should know yourself. You should know the history of yourself
and your Father’s — Your Nation. And you will not be the type of people
that you are anymore. It will straighten you up and lift up your head. It
will give you a new step. It will give you a new language. It will give
you a new expression. It will give you a new heart in the place of the
heart in which Satan, THE DEVIL, has put into you for the last 400 years.
It will make you to feel that it is worthwhile to live. It makes you to
feel, for the first time, that you should love your own kind. It will
make you to feel, for the first time, that you should get busy and do
something for self. Make a way for self and your kind. This, you will
surely feel on the acceptance of this great and mighty revelation that
All Mighty God, Allah, has revealed to me, concerning our Nation and the
race of Caucasian.
You shall know this, as the Jesus, prophesied of it, according to what
the Bible says. They put it in mouth of him. And the John, the 8th
Chapter and the 32nd verse. This truth you shall know. You must know it.
There can not be no end or judgment until you know it. That Truth is the
knowledge of yourself and kind, the knowledge of those who have ruled
you, and the knowledge of the god of evil and the God of Truth and
Righteousness. This is the day that you should know this.
Know, for a surety, you are members of a mighty people. A people of
Gods. Go look for yourself. As the scientist of this race, has covered
the earth seeking to find the signs. Something to teach him the knowledge
of the Original people of the earth. Even every time they find any sign,
any stone or any bone that shows any sign of civilization before 6,000
years ago, they have to agree that it was of the Black Man’s
civilization, before their civilization.
We went to sleep, 6,000 years ago, to give this people a chance at
ruling us. Their time is up and we are now getting up out of our 6,000
year sleep to take the seat of authority and rule, in peace, our people
again, forever. And never, no more, shall an enemy of our people rule.
Never, no more, shall we tolerate with an enemy of justice. We, all,
shall live in peace. We, all, shall do away with war and there never
shall be a war against man and man anymore; after the destruction and
removal of the power of war-makers of the evil world that you and I now
live in, whose very nature it is to make war and trouble among the people
of the earth, and keep innocent blood flowing out of the veins of men.
This is the people that, by nature, were created to destroy the peace
of the people of earth that you and I have known and does know that is
called the Caucasian race.
Their Time draws near, as they all are sharpening their instruments
of weapons and is fashioning more in their laboratories every day. They
study for greater weapons of destruction to destroy the human race from
the earth along with them.
This, I want to warn the so-called American Negro, my people, that
these days that they are living in, that we are living in, I should say,
and the opportunity that they think that their slave-master’s children is
offering to them for a future, you should be very careful. You should be
careful, careful, careful. I repeat and repeat. Because they are setting
traps for your own destruction. And deprive you of that beautiful
salvation in which All Mighty God, Allah, Who came in the Person of
Master Fard Muhammad has brought you.
The integration is only a trap to catch the Negro and make him think
that he is on the road to equality with his slave-master’s children. But
only on the road to equality in the doom of the slave master and his
children. I say, you must be careful.
The birth control law that is now being used on the so-called Negro
woman. You had better be careful sister. It is to exterminate you race.
It is to absolutely make you non-productive. And who wants that kind of a
woman and how long will her race live if there is no way of producing it
or keep producing it. Stay away from such things.
I even hear that families are absolutely taken unaware and deprived
of this beautiful chance of producing human beings. It is a Divine Plan
and a Divine Order that you should produce your own Nation, your own self.
Come follow me. And Allah has declared to me that He would give to
you, if you will follow me, MONEY, GOOD HOMES, FRIENDSHIPS IN ALL WALKS
OF LIFE…Come set yourself in heaven at once. I thank you, my brother
and my sister, and the world that is listening for this opportunity to
speak to you at this hour and I pray that I will be back with you at this
same hour, at the same time, next week and on the same station, as I say
unto you, in the language of the Nation, of peace, As-Salaam-Alaikum.