Guard Against Being Deceived
GUARD AGAINST BEING DECEIVED!
By Elijah Muhammad, Messenger of Allah
Reprinted from the May 7, 1971 edition of MUHAMMAD SPEAKS NEWSPAPER
THE Lost and now Found Black People in America, whose parents were once
servitude Black slaves, are today, the target to be deceived, by the
(white American. ONE of the greatest jobs and the hardest work of the
Apostle of God is to keep the Black Man from being deceived by the great
arch deceivers (white Americans).
THE white race knows the Black Man. The white race has not just gotten
around to knowing the Black Man. They have been knowing the Black People
ever since the white race (devils) were driven out from among the Black
Arabs of Arabia, six thousand (6,000) years ago.
THE white people deceived, kidnapped, and took our fathers against their
wills from their native land, Africa, brought them over here, over four
hundred years ago, and deprived our Black fathers and us, the Black
People here in America, of the knowledge of ourselves and of the
knowledge of themselves (white race).
THE white people made us, according to what they wanted to make us,
without hindrance, (totally, mentally blind). They forced our parents
under the lash of the whip and the gun to believe and to do as they
desired us to believe and to do as they desired us to believe and to do.
In fact, we have been made altogether something after the order of our
enemies —- not even thinking in the way of Black self.
THE white people made us forget about thinking for Black self. Instead,
they made us think in the way that white people want us to think . Of
course, this robbing us (Black People) of the knowledge of ourselves, by
the white people, is unforgettable. Even though the Black Man may not
care whether the white man is ever punished for robbing us, that will not
hinder Allah (God) from Punishing the white man for his evil done to us,
because of the prophets predictions that Allah (God) Must Avenge the
injustice done to us by our enemies. The injustice done to us is too
great to go unpunished.
THERE are many poor, blind, deaf, and dumb among our people who would
forgive the white slave – makers and robbers of us, if they had the
chance to do so. This is due to the Black People being made and forced
into the love of their enemies when the Black People were babies. I
receive many letters to this effect from our Black People who even try to
defend the white man for his evil done, to us. This shows how dumb the
white man has made them. For, no one should love a rattle – snake that
has stung him and his whole family and who poisoned them unto death.
(This is a comparable picture to what the white man has done to the Black
TODAY, since this is the end of the white race’s rule over Black People,
the Lost – Found Black People in America, are the target of their white
once – slave – masters, because they know that the Black People are
blind, deaf and dumb to the knowledge of self, for the white once slave -
master made the Black once – slave like that. The white salve – master
made the Black slave to fight and to oppose Allah (God) in Allah’s Work
of Returning the Black once – slave to his own.
I WANT to warn you, my Black People do not be deceived by this arch -
enemy of ours. Read Jesus’ prophecy in (Bible) Matthew (23rd Chapter) and
read the (Bible) Revelation (12th Chapter). Also, read the Holy Qur’an
(7th Chapter) which will teach you of this great work of our enemy,
against our salvation which our God Allah Offers to us.
Bible Matthew 23
1Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but
do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on
men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their
5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their
phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the
7And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all
ye are brethren.
9And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father,
which is in heaven.
10Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
11But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall
humble himself shall be exalted.
13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the
kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither
suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’
houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive
the greater damnation.
15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and
land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more
the child of hell than yourselves.
16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the
temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the
temple, he is a debtor!
17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple
that sanctifieth the gold?
18And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever
sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that
sanctifieth the gift?
20Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all
21And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that
22And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and
by him that sitteth thereon.
23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of
mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the
law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to
leave the other undone.
24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the
outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of
extortion and excess.
26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and
platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto
whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within
full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are
full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the
tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have
been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of
them which killed the prophets.
32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation
34Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes:
and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye
scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth,
from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of
Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
36Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest
them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy
children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings,
and ye would not!
38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say,
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord
Bible Revelation 12
1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the
sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve
2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be
3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red
dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast
them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready
to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a
rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
6And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared
of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and
7And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the
dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil,
and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the
earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and
strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for
the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our
God day and night.
11And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of
their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the
inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto
you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted
the woman which brought forth the man child.
14And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might
fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a
time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
15And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman,
that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and
swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the
remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the
testimony of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Quran CHAPTER 7
7:1 I, Allah, am the best Knower, the Truthful.
7:2 A Book revealed to thee — so let there be no straitness in thy
breast concerning it — that thou mayest warn thereby, and a Reminder to
7:3 Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord and follow not
besides Him any guardians; little do you mind!
7:4 And how many a town have We destroyed! So Our punishment came to it
by night or while they slept at midday.
7:5 Yet their cry, when Our punishment came to them, was nothing but that
they said: Surely we were wrongdoers.
7:6 Then certainly We shall question those to whom messengers were sent,
and We shall question the messengers,
7:7 Then surely We shall relate to them with knowledge, and We are never
7:8 And the judging on that day will be just; so as for those whose good
deeds are heavy, they are the successful.
7:9 And as for those whose good deeds are light, those are they who
ruined their souls because they disbelieved in Our messages.
7:10 And certainly We established you in the earth and made therein means
of livelihood for you; little it is that you give thanks!
7:11 And We indeed created you, then We fashioned you, then We said to
the angels: Make submission to Adam. So they submitted, except Iblis; he
was not of those who submitted.
7:12 He said: What hindered thee that thou didst not submit when I
commanded thee? He said: I am better than he; thou hast created me of
fire while him Thou didst create of dust.
7:13 He said: Then get forth from this (state), for it is not for thee to
behave proudly therein. Go forth, therefore, surely thou art of the
7:14 He said: Respite me till the day when they are raised.
7:15 He said: Thou art surely of the respited ones.
7:16 He said: As Thou hast adjudged me to be erring, I will certainly lie
in wait for them in Thy straight path,
7:17 Then I shall certainly come upon them from before them and from
behind them, and from their right and from their left; and Thou wilt not
find most of them thankful.
7:18 He said: Get out of it, despised, driven away. Whoever of them will
follow thee, I will certainly fill hell with you all.
7:19 And (We said): O Adam, dwell thou and thy wife in the garden, so eat
from whence you desire, but go not near this tree, lest you become of the
7:20 But the devil made an evil suggestion to them that he might make
manifest to them that which had been hidden from them of their shame, and
he said: Your Lord has forbidden you this tree, lest you become angels or
become of the immortals.
7:21 And he swore to them both: Surely I am a sincere adviser to you –
7:22 Thus he caused them to fall by deceit. So when they had tasted of
the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they both began to
cover themselves with the leaves of the garden. And their Lord called to
them: Did I not forbid you that tree, and say to you that the devil is
surely your open enemy?
7:23 They said: Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves; and if Thou forgive
us not, and have (not) mercy on us, we shall certainly be of the losers.
7:24 He said: Go forth — some of you, the enemies of others. And there
is for you in the earth an abode and a provision for a time.
7:25 He said: Therein shall you live, and therein shall you die, and
there-from shall you be raised.
7:26 O children of Adam, We have indeed sent down to you clothing to
cover your shame, and (clothing) for beauty; and clothing that guards
against evil — that is the best. This is of the messages of Allah that
they may be mindful.
7:27 O children of Adam, let not the devil seduce you, as he expelled
your parents from the garden, pulling off from their clothing that he
might show them their shame. He surely sees you, he as well as his host,
from whence you see them not. Surely We have made the devils to be the
friends of those who believe not.
7:28 And when they commit an indecency they say: We found our fathers
doing this, and Allah has enjoined it on us. Say: Surely Allah enjoins
not indecency. Do you say of Allah what you know not?
7:29 Say: My Lord enjoins justice. And set upright your faces at every
time of prayer and call on Him, being sincere to Him in obedience. As He
brought you into being, so shall you return.
7:30 A party has He guided, and another party — perdition is justly
their due. Surely they took the devils for friends instead of Allah, and
they think that they are rightly guided.
7:31 O children of Adam, attend to your adornment at every time of
prayer, and eat and drink and be not prodigal; surely He loves not the
JUST by our submitting to, believing, and obeying Allah (God) He Offers
to us, MONEY, GOOD HOMES and FRIENDSHIP in all WALK of LIFE. This is
justice that we do so, as we have submitted to , believed, and obeyed our
enemies, the devils, (although the devil has given us nothing).
THE enemy knows that Allah (God) Has and Is Promising you heaven, today.
It is prophesied throughout the Bible and the Holy Qur’an. But, as I keep
repeating, the enemy knows too that he made you blind, deaf, and dumb —
so much so — that you will reject the God Who Will Fulfill His promises
to you, and accept the false god (the devil) who will only promise you to
BLACK BROTHERS and Black Sister, if you were only wise to the time that
you are living in and the salvation for yourself, as the white race is
wise to the time and to your salvation, I would not write this in our
newspaper. But , since I am your Black brother and having my own
spiritual eyes opened by God Almighty to the salvation of you and me, I
feel and know that it is my duty to warn you of the arch- deceivers and
of their plans to deceive you. I must do my duty first, as an obedient
Servant and Messenger of Almighty God Allah and second, I must do my duty
to you who are my flesh and blood, as a Black brother should do, for his
Black brother — whether you will accept me, or them.
YOU SEE the white people have carried out, up to this day, the filthy
temptation that they are offering you. It is plainly written in black and
white, in both the Bible and the Holy Qur’an that the white people will
offer you the freedom of intermarriage, intermixing, and inter -
relations with them, thereby corrupting you, and making you unfit to be
accepted by God and His People.
YOU READ the scriptures, but you ignore the warning of the scriptures and
you fall a victim today, pulling off your clothes, going half nude,
because the white people ask you to do so, and because a few of the low -
class of white people come out to get you started dressing, indecently.
As soon as you take your clothes off, they start clothing themselves
again. It is only to tempt you. Their display of themselves on T.V. in
filthy actions is to get you to perform filthy acts. And, you are falling
for all that they will let you do, paying no attention to the
consequences of such actions.
THIS is the Judgment of America. I have tried to teach you this for
years. The Judgment of America is in action, today. The Judgment of
America is easing upon you like a flood and you do not pay any attention
to it, until you are drowning in it. Some of you hate me for even warning
you, but, I must warn you. If I do not warn you, I will be held
responsible for not warning you by Allah (God) Himself, Who Came in the
Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom Praises are duke forever.
THE white people will offer you high offices. Pay no attention to that.
They will not have an office long, themselves. They know these things,
but they want to ‘show’ you that they can put you in heaven, too. But,
theirs is a temporary heaven. If they would give you the White House to
live in, that would not put you into heaven from Allah. Allah (God) Would
Still Put you, and those who gave you the White House in hell.
BEWARE of the white people’s temptation and their deceiving promises.
They promise you only to deceive you. Black Brother and Black Sister, I
thought that your being deceived this past four hundred (400) years, by
white people, should be enough to take for granted everything white
people say to mean your salvation.
DO NOT seek the love of, and do not seek to love, your enemies who seek
only the worse, for you. Regardless to how loyal you have been, or how
loyal you may be, to white people, they still seek death, for you.It is
against the very nature of a civilized human being to love his enemies.
God Himself, MASTER FARD MUHAMMAD, to Whom Praises are due forever, Does
Not Love His enemies and He Has Set a Day of Doom for them.
UNITE onto your own kind. Allah (God) Will Not Fail you in His Promises
and there is no man or nation who can stop Allah (God) from Doing Good
for you if He iNtends Good for you. No man or nation can stop Him from
Doing evil, to you, if He Intends To Do evil , to you.
Your Brother ELIJAH MUHAMMAD,
Messenger of Allah, to you All.
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