Muhammad Speaks Newspaper
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From Messenger Muhammad Quoted on Education
By Sister Agnita X
Reprinted from the July 5, 1968 edition of Muhammad Speaks
Many educators are presently seeking an audience with the Honorable
Elijalh Muhammad realizing finally that from Him will come the only
solution to the many problems concerning the education of our youth. they
want answers to such questions as: How can we successfully teach the
black child? What subjects are most beneficial? What is the importance of
the Black History prepared by the public school system?
WE, THE teachers at Muhammad University of Islam in Chicago, are
blessed to receive close guidance from Messenger Muhammad. We take ths
opportunity to share His words of wisdom, quoted from our discussion at
the teachers’ meeting held in Messenger Muhammad’s home, June 18, 1968.
We feel these directions will be of great value to our fellow Muslim
teachers across the country and to you, the Black educator who teaches
Black children. You will find in His words guidance unlike that
orientation which you receive each September. You will find a love from
Black children that is warm and true, unlike the false feeling flowing
from teh supervision you receive during your school year.
The following are Messenger Elijah Muhammad’s divine directions,
when successfully carried out will benefit our Muslim children:
“WE MUST LEARN what to expect at this time. Higher education is demanded
througout the civilized world. This which we have is the wisest since the
creation of the world. He (Allah) can do what the first One did and then
improve on it. He can take this away and bring this back or reproduce
one. We do not teach that the same God Who created what we see is here
living today. He only lives in us. He never dies because we are his
children. Allah means the wisdom of all civilized people. I am telling
you this because you are teachers and I want you to tell it to the
”Muslim babies are wise from the cradle. The small children will
teach the older ones in the streets. Allah makes it (Islam) attractive to
the original minds of the children. We, as teachers, are to bring them up
into the knowledge of their own and not wait for the minister to do it.
they must know the true God. There is no life on, above or under the
Earth interested in man’s affairs but man himself.
“The whole world is reaching out for higher education and we cannot
keep pace with the world unless we have this higher or advanced
education. Our education from God is to advance us to higher learning in
order to advance our own future. Allah has declared that we are
righteous. When we read and study our lessons, we think of our morals. He
is not referring to you. Allah has has forgiven us of all the evil
practices under the devil.
WE AS teachers are to know this and let the students know this. The
devil goes strongly out for evil, and we feel all the time that this is
something we should not do, because we are of the righteous. When we do
something righteous, we feel fine. When he does something righteous, he
does not feel the same. He enjoys killing. Never before have we had
anyone on Earth like him. He did not come with us. White people are not
one of us at all by nature.
“We are here to learn why we are here. What are we to do here (in
the universe)? We must have knowledge from all over the universe. When we
learn about Allah’s creation, we learn His wisdom. When we get the
knowledge of the creation, we have all that is in the universe.
”SOME PEOPLE in this age call Islam a religion. Prior to 6,000 years
ago, Islam was not called a religion. There is no such thing as religion.
We as teachers should know this so that we can teach our children at the
University. The author of Islam is God. We who believe and submit,
Abraham called us Muslim. Abraham is the father or giver of our name,
Muslim. These things we should teach in our school. This is the way we
should go about everything in our school: kindergarten, high school and
college. Do not send children home without this knowledge.
“When we learn their history (devils’), we know the devil. We study
the men of yesterday, their leaders and teachers. We must study yesterday
in order to be able to move on. To know yesterday is to know today, and
we will have some knowledge of what we are expected to know. Therefore,
History is very important. If we do not know the history of other people,
we cannot communicate with them.
”THE TEACHERS should be equipped with the knowledge of the
fundamentals of what we want to teach our students. We have rules from
Allah, and we have millions of people to teach the knowledge of self and
to ecduate to compete with others. We must learn their language, the sign
of communication with various peoples of the earth. We must learn and
teach the essentials of having the knowledge of the signs of a nation’s
language. This is very important.
”We must learn the roots of mathematics. This is a very important
course. We cannot build a nation without mathematics. Therefore, we must
learn all we possibly can.
”Also, we are always pounding the earth, walking and riding. We
should know something about