F.A.Q. To Publisher
Questions answered by Brother Levi Karim (publisher of Muhammad Speaks
Newspaper and Website)
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1. Who is your leader? Is it Farrakhan, Silis, John, etc.?
Ans. I am a follower of Messenger Elijah Muhammad’s Teachings and
Programs. However, I will WORK WITH anyone who is willing to keep
Messenger Elijah Muhammad’s Teachings and Programs right and exact.
4. Do you believe the Mother Plane is a physical aircraft or is there
some other meaning?
Ans. Yes! I believe The Mother Plane is a physical plane. In 1972,
during his “Theology of Time” lecture, Messenger Elijah Muhammad said, “I
had drawn the Plane and written explanations on the blackboard, and they
took the whole blackboard to the F.B.I. office. They have it there
today.” However, according to Messenger Elijah Muhammad, there may be
some other meaning, also. He said in his book The Fall of America, “Space
here in this book is limited, but what Allah (God) taught me concerning
the Mother Plane could be put into book-form.” The Messenger also said
(in The Fall of America): ”Allah (God) Who came in the Person of
Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom praises are due forever, taught me that
this Plane is capable of reaching a height of forty miles above the
earth. His words could have been a sign meaning forty years, which the
Plane would go into action, and not referring actually to forty miles.
Allah (God) does not speak one word that does not have meaning. Every
word that He speaks as meaning.”
5. With all these men claiming to be leaders, one would be confused. Who
is the real leader?
Ans. To avoid being confused, the best thing to do is to learn what
Messenger Elijah Muhammad taught, originally. Don’t follow anyone. Follow
Messenger Elijah Muhammad’s Teachings and Programs. Work with other
followers and believers in Messenger Elijah Muhammad’s Teachings and
Programs. When you find a so-called leader deviate from The Messenger’s
Teachings and Programs, follow the Messenger’s Teachings on the subject
where he says, “If a minister does not teach they way I have taught him
to teach you should get up and walk out on him.”
6. How important is the Name Change?
Ans. Changing your name is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!
written by Messenger Elijah Muhammad concerning Name Changing:
7. Are you a full time minister? How long have you been teaching Islam?
When did you accept the Messenger’s Teachings from Allah, in the Person
of Master Fard Muhammad?
Ans. Yes, I am “a full time minister”. I have been teaching Islam,
as a minister, since June, 1991. I accepted the Messenger’s teachings
from Allah in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad in 1968. While I was in
Orientation class, I was promoted to Squad Leader. When I finished
Orientation and was given the priviledge of becoming a registered F.O.I.,
I was promoted to Squad Leader and later chief Squad Leader. Then later
on, as a result of selling 300 (three hundred) Muhammad Speaks Newspaper
every week, I was I was promoted to Lieutenant. Around 1973, I was
promoted to First Lieutenant. (First Officer). I held that position until
Wallace took over and set all of the Captains and Lieutenants down.
12. This is an excerpt from your Mother Plane page: “There are five great
powers of the nations of the earth. These five Powers are the Black,
Brown, Yellow, Red and white. Of the four Original Powers, the Red is not
an equal Power.”
What does the last line mean. What is the relationship of the Indian
people in our nation. I understand that they were exiled because of their
idol worship and way of life. So do they not hold the same place in our
Ans. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT PART, “RED IS NOT AN EQUAL POWER”, MEANS.
After looking further into Messenger Elijah Muhammad teachings, I believe
that the sentence should have read, “the YELLOW is not an equal power.”
In the book, Message To The Blackman in America, on pages 106-107
Messenger Elijah Muhammad writes, “The black man produces these four
colors: brown, red, yellow and white. The original people, whom the white
race found here (red people), were the brothers of the black man, they
are referred to as the Red Indians.”
In the book, Our Saviour Has Arrived, on page 52, Messenger Elijah
Muhammad writes: “If this is our Earth, and it is, we haven’t over
populated it. We still have plenty. You say, ‘China.’ Well, China is a
little grafted race of people, and they are piled up there in that
country. They can’t spread out so much because they have a boundary to
the race –The Red, Yellow, and the White races, There is a boundary set
for them. And this boundary, now, has been jumped by them. This is
causing trouble. This is why the Original Owner decided He would take
over His Part. When He takes over His Part, there will be no part left
for any other part!
Then during the, June 25, 1972 portion of the ,”Theology of Time”
lecture, on audio-cassette tape, Messenger Elijah Muhammad says: “This
race you call the Japanese people, that’s the brown race. The next is a
yellow race. Now from yellow, this other race that you see here is white.
This number one, the first man here is Black. Then when he started
grafting out of him to get the white, he was grafting for 200 years. And
for 200 years it had taken him that length of time to ge the brown baby
out of Black.”
The Messenger goes on to say, “He’d taken this brown baby, set him over
here aside and kept every brown baby with a lighter brown color and
killed of the other (darker) brown baby. There was not but actually two
races from the real Black man. When he got to the third, it was a white
man. All through grafting, this was done and e very time he’d graft one
it was weaker than the other. So the brown baby was weaker than his
father, Black man. And the brown baby was stronger than the yellow baby.
And the yellow baby, who produced the white baby was a little stronger
than the white. So being, more near back to the father of the races,
Black Man, this little yellow became kind of evil and wicked like his
next brother, white. This is that Chinese that I’m talking about. The
China-man is near equal with white folks. He loves to fight. But he’s
greater than white because he’s back more closer to the father, than the
white. The father of races is the Black….”
13. In the Supreme Wisdom book, Elijah Muhammad gave the meaning of the
word Europe. He explained that the prefix Eu- means hills and caves.
However, I can not find information to confirm that statement. The prefix
Eu-has its origin in Greek which means good or truth. Please explain why
the Messenger taught that Eu means hills and caves?
Ans.If we believe that Allah came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad
and raised up one from us, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, to be His
Messenger, and taught him 3-1/2 years, where can we possibly go for
confirmation of what Messenger Elijah Muhammad taught other than to
Allah? Messenger Elijah Muhammad taught that EU means hills and caves
because that is what Allah, Who came in the Person of Master Fard
Muhammad, taught him to teach!
14. According to the lessons, Buddhism is 35,000 years old. However,
Buddha was born in 500 B.C. This makes Buddhism only 2,500 years old.
Ans. According to the definition of Buddhism in the American Heritage
Dictionary of the English Language, 3rd edition, published by the
Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston, New York, Buddhism is “the doctrine
attributed to Buddah…”
The doctrine ( the principle or body of principles presented for
acceptance or belief) of Buddhism existed long before the birth of
Siddhartha Gautama (Buddah).
The word ‘Buddha’ is a title and not a name. It means ‘one who is awake’
in the sense of having ‘woken up to reality’. This title was first given
to a man called Siddharta Gautama, who lived 2,500 years ago in northern