Double Work For Allah & His Last Messenger
Reprinted from the March 11, 1966 edition of Muhammad Speaks Newspaper
Urges U.S. Muslims: Double Work For Allah & His Last Messenger
‘As for the Nation of Islam in America, I am confident it will not have to wage a “war” to attain its aims. You are no doubt aware that the world’s largest Muslim nation – Pakistan – had come into being (in 1947) without an armed struggle. Isn’t it thus possible that a similar event will take place here, especially when Allah Himself decides to so favor His people?‘ -Naeem
By Abdul Basit Naeem (Continued from Last week)
I further bear witness that the Messenger is doing his job very well, indeed! But he is successful because Allah wants him to be successful. In this time and day, no one but the elect of Allah will be successful in whatever they set out to do.
If it is clear that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s work is Allah’s work, I think it even clearer that, of all black leaders in this country, the Messenger alone is destined to lead his people to the “promised land.”
By “promised land” I do not mean Africa. Africa, the “Mother Continent” is and will forever remain the “spiritual” homeland of black people everywhere. The Nation of Islam, with the help of Allah, will create its “promised land” right here – in the Western Hemisphere.
THE IDEA of a separate Muslim homeland – state or group of states the adherents of Islam can call their own – may still seem far-fetched, and perhaps it is. But, mind you, the earth, all of it, belongs to Allah and not to a particular race of people.
It certainly does not belong to the Europeans-who were nowhere around in the earlier stages of mankind’s history. Nor did they, to be sure, inherit or acquire any part of it from its original inhabitants on moral or legal grounds.
As for the Nation of Islam in America, I am confident it will not have to wage a “war” to attain its aims. You are no doubt aware that the world’s largest Muslim nation – Pakistan – had come into being (in 1947) without an armed struggle. Isn’t it thus possible that a similar event will take place here, especially when Allah Himself decides to so favor His people?
As for arms and weapons, I hardly need emphasize here that no Nation of Islam member is ever permitted to own or use these, even for self-defense purposes. This is a divine commandment which no Muslim shall disobey – not even by mistake.
WE MUST not forget that protection of our lives and property rests entirely in the hands of Allah – and surely He is capable of defending us from any and all enemies.
Lest anyone should misunderstand or misjudge us on this score: While we do not keep or rely upon guns and other man-made weapons to defend ourselves, we are by no means “fatalists.”
Cowardice especially is not our traits and characteristics. If anyone strikes a Muslim without reason or provocation, the latter never allows the aggressor to go unpunished – much less willingly “turn the other cheek.”
I might add here that we bear particularly strong feelings on the question of defending our “queens” – our women folk – and our children. For a Muslim, there is no greater cause than that of the honor of his loved ones, and no cause for which he will more readily sacrifice his life!
OF COURSE, we don’t merely “defend” our women and children. We do much more than that. We accord them the greatest respect and kindest treatment possible. We see to it that our wives, mothers, daughters and sisters are provided every comfort they desire and deserve.
We see to it that our sons and daughters get the very best of education – not only in the “three R’s (reading, riting and ‘rithmetic) but also in history or our (Islamic) people and civilizations.
For countless decades the white (Europeans) chroniclers have had you – and I – believe that our Asiatic (black) ancestors were “heathens, uncivilized, barbarians.” The truth of the matter – only now being fully revealed – is just the opposite.
Let the white scholars of Europe and America answer these questions: Who initially taught them the roots of “modern” mathematics? Who originally gave them the knowledge of chemistry, physics and medicine? Who were the earliest geographers, astronomers and navigators?
WHO WERE the first people to set up schools, centers of academic learning and libraries as we know them today? Who first developed “organized agriculture” and textile and steel industries?
I could go on and on. And the answer would be the same: Our Asiatic (Muslim) people were the originators and masters of ancient civilizations. As for the white (Caucasian) people, the undeniable fact is that they, as a distinct race, did not even exist on this planet a few thousand years ago!
(To Be Continued)