The Blackman’s Duty-September 10, 1971
THE BLACKMAN’S DUTY
Reprinted from the September 10, 1971 issue of Muhammad Speaks.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad
Messenger of Allah
THE DUTY of the Black Man is to do something for his Black self and Black
kind. THE DUTY of the BLACK MAN IS self-preservation.
EVERY LIFE that is created on the planet earth has a duty. It is bound to
this duty, by nature, to do something for self.
THE ONCE slave Black Man in America — enslaved by the white people, his
white slave master and enemy, made the Black Man a subject and keeps him
a subject by depriving the Black Man of the knowledge of self and the
doing for self. These are the tow most hated things which the white man
hates to have come to the Black Man — the freedom to DO something for
Black self and the freedom to THINK for his Black self. He hates for the
Black Man to be a visionary for his Black self. He hates for the Black
Man to control ideas that will produce recognizable constructive plans
and doing for Black self. We are just entering into a day and time that
we should have had 100 years ago.
AS YOU SEE, my Followers and myself try the utmost to do something for
self and this is hated by white America. We are an example for the Black
People here in America who wish to try and do [something for self].
[Whites are angry at you] for exercising such freedom for Black self that
white America would like to go to war with you and destroy not only your
efforts and the produce which you are producing, but they even want to
destroy your life, your self, because of your efforts to do something for
self. But we just do not have fear of white people, anymore, also we have
control of ourselves. We can show them that we are guided by God, and
that we rely on Allah our God and that He is our Avenger against our
enemies and is quick to Retaliate as it is written, He is Quick to Take
Retribution. The whole country of America is visited by all kinds of
Calamities because of the evil that white America has done to us, the
Black once-slave. Allah (God) is Happy to Retaliate. He wants to Fight.
He Does Not Want us to fight, He Wants to Fight the white man for us. We
the Muslims are not going to try to prevent Allah (God) from Fighting for
us by putting ourselves in the way. We stay out of the way and let Allah
Fight for us.
THE BLACK Man here in America, in Africa and everywhere on our planet
earth is hatred, despised and opposed by the white man for his efforts to
do something for self.
OUR DIVINE DUTY today, is to unite on a constructive plan that I have by
the Help and Guidance of Allah (God), set before you. Your efforts, Blind
Black leaders, is to have it to say that you lead this people into that
plan, in order to get some name for your own Black leadership, which you
are not qualified to do, today. It is Divine Leadership that will win for
the Black Man and not political leadership, nor Christian leadership.
CHRISTIAN LEADERS have in the past and up to the present day, made much
merchandise out of the Black Man in America. It takes a very good
spiritual and understanding church preacher to do anything constructive
for his people. And he cannot do anything constructive through
Christianity. He will have to come to Islam for there is no hope for you
in the church. The church is a house of slavery made by the white man for
you and me a long time ago and its head is in Rome, Italy. We see how
much trouble the head is having. There is not hope for us in any
Christian religion and you the Black preachers are the big boosters of
the Christian religion. It was organized and is backed by the white man
in order to make merchandise out of the Black Man. he has made you to
think that Jesus established the church. Jesus prophesied the doom of the
white man and all who go in their religious belief.
THERE ARE a few white people who believe in Islam. We give them credit
for their belief, but they are not by nature a true Muslim. The Black Man
is born a Muslim; by nature, he is a Muslim. The Black man is not to be
made into a Muslim. But white people, if they accept Islam, they will be
made Muslim on the principle of their belief in Allah and His True
Religion, Islam. We call them Muslim through their faith or belief, but
they are not Muslim by nature. But we the Black People are Muslim, by
THE DUTY of the BLACK MAN is to do for self and think for self. This duty
is now made binding upon us because of the loss of the world power of the
white man. The power of the white man is falling hourly.
We can no longer look forward for the white man of America or of the
world of his kind, Europe, to care for us. I keep warning you of this. Do
not you remember the parable (in the Bible) of Jesus concerning the rich
man and the poor man (Lazarus)? The poor man lay at the rich man