THE NO. 1 PROGRAM
Muhammad Speaks Newspaper
P.O Box 44261
Detroit, MI 48244
THE PAPER: THE NO. 1 PROGRAM
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Messenger of Allah, speaks on the Muhammad
Sunday, November 4, 1962
There is truth in our newspaper, Muhammad Speaks! There are some of us
who say we are willing to give our lives for the truth or that we will
die for Islam. Yet, we are not willing to go out and among the public and
offer the truth to our dead Brother living right next door to us! Think
The truth is right in our paper. Your dead brother who is living next
door to you, does not know it! Why don’t you go knock on his door? Say:
“Brother, wouldn’t you like to read this? Here it is.” You are then
helping to raise the dead. You are doing charitable work for the cause of
truth. However, you say, “I cannot sell papers.” Why are you telling me,
brother, that you will give your life? You cannot give your life for that
which you will not give your time.
Some of us show that when we sell the paper, we care nothing about the
truth. We take the money we make for the paper and use it for ourselves
instead of using it for the truth, by paying for our papers. You should
be ashamed of yourself! You should sell a million papers in Detroit
alone. The people are not rejecting the paper. It is you who is refusing
to carry the paper to the people. You are the one. The people want the
Throughout the country, I find very little opposition to the Muhammad
Speaks Newspaper. Everyone now wants to read what Muhammad is saying. I
don’t blame them! Anytime a man comes under the chains of bondage of the
white man, then speaks and says the things Muhammad is saying, I would
walk ten (10) miles to buy one. If you give them to me to sell, I would
not sleep until I was turned down by all of the people with an arm full
Brothers, this paper will get you rest. It will bring life to you. It
will unshackle you. It will establish you on something that is your own.
Be ashamed of yourselves. You have the preachings. So go sell a paper to
the person without the truth from the one who is preaching. Do your part
of charity toward the truth.
Don’t say: “you don’t have time”. Yet you have time to “die for the
truth” but no time to represent truth. Of which one are you telling the
Allah is bringing light to a people that sits in darkness – all praise is
due to Allah.
There are many who have not even been to a meeting of Islam. The paper
gets the truth to them. The Christian world is on fire, but Islam will
live in a cool place!
Note to Minister: Our newspaper is very important. I am charging you with
the responsibility of instilling the followers at your Temple the spirit
to put a successful effort on your own.
This paper must go into every home, every issue. This paper must not die
because of the lack of enthusiasm or effort.
Note: What we are asking is small compared to what the devil is asking
for us and even his own people.
The devil will take people into his army for two or three years and some
lose an arm, a leg or an eye and may even become paralyzed for his cause.
Being asked to sell Muhammad Speaks is not half as bad as that!!!