By Brother Mustafaa Muhammad
In the Name of ALLAH, Beneficent, Merciful God
Many Black people in America have shunned the introduction of Islam in the Black communities; Because many were bred into Christianity from birth and they have an innate belief that all other religions are wrong, or they say we don’t believe in Jesus, which is false, therefore we are lost from truth.
In the writings that follow I will try to explain What is Islam for the new comer and maybe those who already have some Islamic knowledge will benefit from a better understanding.
What is Islam? Islam is defined as submission to the will of God or the ways of God.
In the word Islam you have a Arabic root word S-L-M which is short for peace thus the very name and essence of Islam is peace, or that peace comes by us following God’s way.
In the Holy Qur’an, the scripture of God for Muslims worldwide, Allah says
"This day have I have completed my favor to you
and chosen for you Islam as a Religion"Sura 5 Ayat 3
Allah says in the above that he has completed his favor to us and has given us Islam as a favor, so we should not get proud in our Islam or think we are doing Allah a favor. Islam is a tool from the lord of the worlds.
After learning Mathematics, which is Islam, and Islam is Mathematics, it stands true. You can always prove it at no limit of time. Then you must learn to use it and secure some benefit while you are living, that is - luxury, money, good homes, friendship in all walks of life.(Supreme Wisdom)
Islam as defined by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad is not the old world way of religion, but it is based on mathematical principles which if carried into practice will result in Light, Life, Power, Money, Good Homes, and Friendships in all walks of life. As you know there are no errors in math 5+5= 10, 6X6=36 always stand true regardless to space or time, so in giving us Islam, it is a mathematical tool by the Most Wise One Allah which if calculated upon Faith+Action=Success. In the Holy Qur’an Allah says over and over the believers will be successful. This isn't just lip profession. When you use the math of Allah you will come out victorious; because Allah is speaking from a high mathematical mind.
The next part of this writing will deal with principles of Islam as they relate to the mathematical nature of Islam/
All religions of this world have at essence the same religious principles namely Prayer, Charity, Fasting, Faith and Pilgrimage, but the world or religious people who have been lost from the reality of God have been praying to that which they know not, saying they are giving charity for God’s sake, but Allah has no need of their cheap charity and they are believing in something which they can’t prove exists.
Before we deal with principles of Islam lets look at man’s position in the eyes of Allah.
In the Holy Qur’an Allah says that he created Adam from Black Mud and Taught Adam all things. And even made the Angels bow to this man. In another part it says we have made subservient to you The Sun, Moon, and Stars all that is in Heaven and Earth. This is no shallow creature. This is a master of the universe. This is a God! Man and Woman when they know themselves are the highest of the Creator’s Creation .
"For ye are All gods Children of the most High God" (Psalm 82:6)
The Original man is the Asiatic Black Man the maker, the owner,
The cream of the planet Earth, God of the Universe ! ( Supreme wisdom)
The Original People were master builders, they were the Mothers and Fathers of civilization, Math, Arts, Sciences and Government. Look at the great Architectural Mathematically designed Pyramids that were built by these people who were so intune with themselves, nature, and the Universe, But man and woman has fallen from his high divine state of Godliness to a Negro or Nigger both which mean some thing Dead or Neutral.
Today Allah in his infinite mercy has blessed those of us who are the descendents of slaves and of the Creator God himself to have a divine leader, teacher and guide in the person of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, many of our black brothers ad sisters have been deceived into believing that our history has always been in slavery to one man or another, our history doesn't begin in slavery to the white man nor does our history necessarily start in the continent called "Africa", our true history has it roots in the beginning when Almighty God Allah said lets create man and woman, we are the direct decedents of God himself, we being decedents of the Creator have a little of him within ourselves. All of the principles of Islam are mathematically designed to bring out the God in you or cultivate the divine within.We will now examine the 5 principles of Islam in relation to our growth into the divine.
There are 5 pillars in Islam, a pillar is a structure that supports a things. It is the foundational stone of a structure. When we say we submit our will to do the will of Allah(God) we are given certain pillars that will uphold our house of Islam.
The first principle of Islam is faith(Iman) faith as a principle teaches us to be patient(Sabur) under the daily trials and afflictions of the day, The Holy Qur’an teaches us that as day follows night and vice versa; so must ease follow difficulty. In all trials and afflictions you must have faith in Allah’s mathematical plan, also there are certain situation in life which if we think on too much, they will destroy our brain cells, the Bible teaches us to not lean towards our own understanding, but acknowledge him in all our affairs and he will guide our paths, also Allah says that "his thoughts are not our thoughts " rest your mind and let Allah work your problems out with his supreme mathematical ways. To those who may think I am getting a little spooky with regards to Allah, I say you must understand the great powers and potential of the human mind, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that "The brain of man is infinite capable of achieving anything it conceives" also "You can create the image that is in you, that is in your mind once you can conceive out the image of it, of what you want. Then you can bring it into reality. But that which you just can’t create in your mind is something you can’t do" Let the mind of Allah reside within you and you will be assured of success.
The second pillar given to us is the principle of prayer. There are many who have misunderstood the whole purpose of prayer, there are two extremes, those who don’t pray citing as their reason that they are God or they don’t believe in a mystery God, then you have those who pray to men as they should only be praying in remembrance of the one true God Allah. Prayer in Islam is for the purpose of remembering Almighty God Allah, The Holy Qur’an teaches "Hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah. now surely in Allah’s remembrance do hearts find rest."(Sura 13:28), "Surely prayer keeps one away from evil and indecency; and certainly the remembrance of Allah is the greatest force." (Sura 29:45) when Allah prescribes prayer for us in Islam it is for the purpose of taking on his mind and ways, The Bible teaches that "as a person thinketh so are they." what happens to a person who has the thoughts of Almighty God Allah? wouldn’t they start to function from the ways of God? When we pray in Islam we don’t pray to no mystery God, we only pray to train our minds into the ways and thoughts of the Almighty God Allah, since The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught that we are all Gods, how do we access this divine power of God within? we must think like a God to accomplish the things that God accomplishes. Almighty God Allah doesn't need our prayers, he will still be the mighty lord over all if we never bow to him, so lets not flatter ourselves by saying I am praying to God, since he has no need of prayer, we are the ones who need the discipline and self development that comes through the institution of prayer.
The third principle of Islam is Zakat which is a word which means growth or purification, charity in its broadest terms is not just giving money contributions to people a Church or Mosque, charity can also be giving of your time to help some one, to teach your fellow man who is lost from knowledge is one of the greatest charities. consumption of wealth has time and time again lead many people into arrogance thinking that they are better than others; because, they are more wealthy, this deadly attitude is to be kept in check by the purifying principle of Zakat, giving a portion of your finances away to the less fortunate. Since we are trying to evolve into Gods we must remember that Allah is the lord of the worlds and he takes care of the needs of all his creatures, so we must attain to be charitable and be like God and take care of the people.
The fourth principle that upholds the house of Islam and adds to our growth into divine is fasting. Saum the Arabic word for fasting has a meaning of abstaining, fasting has moral, spiritual and social values, but in this particular article I will only be going into the spiritual values of fasting. Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah(May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said that "during the month of Ramadan, when a Muslim is fasting, the Devil is chained down and the heavens are open" we who are students of the divine teachings of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad are taught to look deeper into the meanings behind the word of Allah(God) and not to accept immature understandings of God’s word. The devil being chained could mean by us fasting and remembering Allah(God) much during fasting; the rebellious spirit within and our carnal appetites are kept in check, and the heavens being open could mean that since we have overcome the weakness of self, the vastness of our minds are now open to be explored and exploited. The Bible teaches us to be carnal minded is death and to be spiritual minded is life, the flesh of any human being no matter how great will pass away from this physical plane, but within them and us is something that will never pass and that is our developed minds, we must work to overcome the slavery to flesh appetites whether it be sexual, food or external stimulants, in Egypt the great Sphinx, which is symbolized as a lion with a human head, is a wonderful illustration of how the developed human mind can overcome the savage untamed animal in us all. Fasting will aid in our developing into the divine by helping us conquer the flesh, the first step in our conquest to be God.
The final prescribed step from God to aid in our development is the principle of pilgrimage, the Arabic word for pilgrimage is "Hajj" which means repairing to a thing for the sake of a visit. I will not be going into the ritual pilgrimage that deals with us going geographically to Mecca, but I want to show us to the real Mecca(The God within) Prophet Muhammad after the battle of Badr is reported to have said that the easy Jihad(Struggle) is over and now we must battle the real Jihad(Self). The spiritual hajj is a journey of a lifetime with the object in view of meeting Almighty God Allah, First we must take off the garments of this world(Satan) and put on a white ihram garment which symbolizes us dropping Satanic ways and adopting Allah’s pure ways. Secondly we must throw stones at shaitan, it is easy to point out a devil or Satan outside of self, but it takes a lot of strength to point out and defeat the deceptive intelligence that rationalizes disobedience to God that is within us all, find the imperfection within yourself and throw the stone of truth at it. Thirdly we must reach the black stone within the house, which in this instance symbolizes us traveling from our fleshy self to our spiritual self and finally to the essence of Allah within, the ritual hajj teaches us to circle around the black stone and try to touch it, but it is better to circle around the essence of Allah within yourself and try to connect with him in yourself.
These 5 principles if followed will produce a mentally, spiritually and physically developed human being that is truly a God. Remember Allah has said that he has completed his favor and given us Islam, we must look at Islam as a tool which can/will develop us into the mind and ways of Almighty God Allah.
Thank you for reading these few words
(If any inspiration comes as a result of these writings give all praises to Allah(God); because the same God that is in me, is in you as well. We must all learn to manifest the Divine God within us.)
Message to the Blackman by Elijah Muhammad
The religion of Islam by Maulana Muhammad Ali
The Holy Qur'an English translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali
The Bible: King James Version
The birth of a Savior by Elijah Muhammad published by CROE