Message to the Blackman

CHAPTER 71

PRAYERS TO PRAY

"O Allah, we beseech Thy help and ask Thy protection and believe in Thee, and trust in Thee, and we laud Thee in the best manner and we thank Thee and we are not ungrateful to Thee, and we cast off and forsake him who disobeys Thee."

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1 In the above prayer we learn that the whole of the Muslim prayer, as Maulvi Muhammad Ali says, "is only a declaration of divine majesty and glory, divine holiness and perfection and the entire dependence of man on his Maker" (Preface of the Holy Qur-an).

2 If you would only adopt the saying of the Muslims' prayer, you would be helped. Of all the praying people on earth, the Muslims' worship to God is in the best manner. The words used in their prayers are the best and most humble. They cast off and forsake those who disobey Allah (God).

3 The Christians teach love for the enemy because of the fact that they are really the enemy and desire to mingle with you for the purpose of misleading you. It is nothing but right to sever friendly relations with those who do not care to serve and obey Allah (God).

4 There are many Muslims and black Christians who, for the sake of certain privileges, do not carry into practice the casting off of those who disobey Allah (god) and think it is a sin for the true righteous Muslims to do so. Today I am often asked, "Can white people attend your service?"

5 When told that white people are not Muslims, some of the ignorant Muslims falsely charge me in their writings and sayings as not teaching Islam. They also falsely charge that my teachings not only do not represent Islam, but that it is not recognized by the Muslim world. This is just what the enemies of Islam and the so-called Negroes of America desire that the so-called Negroes believe. They sow such lies in the hearts of the weak Muslims and the so-called Negroes in general. You are going to be greatly surprised. I have Allah (God) on my side to bring my people out of the darkness and power of our enemies; is not He (God) sufficient? And, most surely He is with me and I with Him. You most certainly will be the loser if you are not on our side.

6 The Lord's Prayer, as it is called, contains some words that should not have been written there, such as: "Lead us not into temptation."  God will not lead us into temptation. It is the devils that tempt us to sin. The above words show a lack of confidence in God to lead us aright, that He must be reminded just how to lead us.

7 Another is:  "Give us this day our daily bread."  Here again, the words  "this day"  could lead one to believe that on that day the prayer was given, there was a shortage of bread, or that the Christians' prayers seek their physical bread first and spiritual bread last, even though the Bible says  "You first seek the Kingdom of Heaven and all these things shall be added unto you" (Luke 12:31). In another place it says   "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).

8 These scriptures are contrary to the prayer, although it stands true of the Christians who seek bread, swine=s flesh (the poison), whiskey, wine and beer first, and pray for spiritual food last.

9 The Bible shows (Exodus 16:2,3,8) that it was the want of bread and meat first of all that gave Moses and Aaron much trouble trying to lead the people into the spiritual knowledge of Jehovah and self-independence. They even said when they were hungry:  "Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt"  (Exodus 16:3).

10 Ofttimes, they angered Moses and Aaron by their longing for the food of their slave-masters even while on their way to freedom and self-independence.

11 The Muslims pray in their oft-repeated prayer to seek Allah's help in guiding them on the right path, the path of those whom God has favored and not on the path of those who have caused His anger to descend upon them (the Jews and Christians). This want of the slave-masters bread, meat and luxuries is depriving the so-called Negroes today of their independence.

12 "O Allah, we beseech Thy help and ask Thy protection. We believe in Thee and trust in Thee. We worship Thee in the best manner and we thank Thee. We are not ungrateful to Thee and we cast off and forsake him who disobeys Thee. O Allah, Thee do we serve and to Thee do we pray and make obeisance. To Thee do we flee and we are quick. We hope for Thy mercy and we fear Thy chastisement, for surely Thy chastisement overtakes the unbelievers."

13 We now see the lost-found members of the great Black Nation, the original people of the sun, are greatly improving their prayer services and obedience to Almighty God Who, in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, founded them and to Whom praises are due forever for bringing us Islam, the knowledge of God, our Friend, and the devil, our enemy.

14 To my people in America who bow in submission to Allah's will, He declares He will set us in heaven at once on our acceptance of Him as our God: money, good homes, and friendship in all walks of life. Read for yourself the promised reward and blessings prophesied in the Bible and Holy Qur-an for us who turn to Allah in the last days of the world of the infidels.

15 We have been looking toward the east, from the direction the light of Truth has come and we have been reading for the past few weeks of the prayers made by the lost-found members (so-called Negroes) of the great Nation of Islam and we are getting more knowledge of how to serve Allah in the best manner. As the above prayer reads,  "We worship Allah in the best manner."

16 Remember, as we grow into the knowledge of Allah, the more we desire to serve Him faithfully and give praises to Him.

17 We hear the lost-found repeat the above words as follows: " O Allah, we beseech Thy help."  For the first time he is calling on Allah for help. Before being found, however, he had lifted his eyes into space and called on the God that the enemy infidels had directed him, that actually does not exist. And he found no help coming to him from out of space.

18 But today, his prayer bears witness, since the coming to Allah in the person of Master Fard Muhammad (to whom be given praise forever) that he receives help from God. He received no protection from the God somewhere above the sun, moon and stars that the enemy pointed out to him and the rest of the poor. Lost-found members of the Asiatic Nation -- the Nation of Islam. The lost-found received no help or protection until the appearance of Allah in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad to Whom praises are due forever.

19 We hear him say now that he  "ask Allah's protection and believe in Thee (Allah in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad to whom all praises are due forever) and trust in Thee."  He is confident today. He now puts his trust in Allah who he knows will answer his prayers. As the Holy Qur-an teaches him,  "Allah hears the prayers of the believers."

20 He worships Allah now in the best manner, as he says the following:  "We laud Thee in the best manner and we thank Thee. We are not ungrateful to Thee and we cast off and forsake him who disobeys Thee."    Even though they be his near of kin, a true believer will not befriend a disbeliever in Allah.

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