Brutal Legacy- The history of “The Nation of Islam”

We begin with the Name of Allaah

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jan. 12, 1995: Malik Shabazz’ daughter, Qubilah, is indicted by a federal grand jury on allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill ‘Nation of Islam’ leader, Louis Farrakhan, who Malcolm X’s family believes played a role in his 1965 assassination.

The following day, in the wake of public suspicion regarding Farrakhan’s role in Malcolm X’s slaying 30 years earlier, the Nation of Islam moves quickly to shift the focus of public attention from Farrakhan to the government. Nation officials call a press conference and issue a press release, which ominously reads, “The identity of the alleged plotters was said to be some members of a ‘Muslim extremist group’. We do not know Ms. Shabazz to be a member of any such group. We call on the FBI to explain their assertion.” Was this true, or was it simply another ploy in a legacy of misinformation?

Indeed, a glimpse into the history and development of ‘The Nation Of Islam,’ shows a group which has traditionally marketed itself as dedicated to the brotherhood, benefit and upliftment of American blacks, while the Nation and the media continually refer to them as the premier American Islamic organization. However, the historical record of the group tells quite a different story. Over the years, a pattern of rampant deceit, manipulation and violence has prevailed, targeting Muslims, black critics, and even its own following, which dates from the very beginning of the movement.

On May 27, 1929, Wallace Dodd Ford, an immigrant New Zealander of Caucasian/Polynesian parentage, was released from California’s San Quentin prison after serving three years for selling narcotics in Los Angeles. Ford traveled to Chicago and then Detroit where he posed as a Bible-toting, itinerant silk and rug peddler ‘from the East.’ Ford attracted a following by blending a mixture of ideas adapted from Christianity, the Qadiani translation of the Qur’an, and numerous Messianic, Depression-era cult leaders, Marcus Garvey, Father Divine etc.

Using up to eighteen different aliases, among them, “W. Fard Muhammad,” and “W. D. Fard,” Ford variously identified himself as an Arab, a Hawaiian, and a black . He claimed to have been born in Mecca, of being the descendant of Prophet Muhammad, and finally, ‘the Apostle of Allaah.’ During this period, he met Elijah Poole from Sandersville, Georgia. Poole, an unemployed assembly line worker and former follower of Drew Ali’s “Moorish Temple”, was mesmerized by Ford’s aura and became his devoted follower. Ford changed Poole’s name to Elijah Karriem, and on July 4, 1930, a little more than one year after his prison release, Ford, with Karriem’s assistance, formed ‘the Nation Cult of Islam.’

For a fee of ten dollars, Ford gave Islamic sounding names to cult members, Elijah and his family going through a series of name changes, finally settling on Muhammad. Among Ford’s teachings, was a call for followers to sacrifice whites in order for the person ‘to return to his home in Mecca.’ Followers were also encouraged to believe in human sacrifice, ‘of himself or his loved ones if Allah requires it.’ In November of 1932, Robert Karriem Harris, one of the earliest members of ‘the Nation Cult of Islam’, was convicted of murder in Detroit in the sacrificial slaying of Nation follower, James J. Smith, amidst reports of other slayings. This event, referred to in Detroit as the infamous ‘Voodoo Murders,’ led to the confinement of Elijah Karriem (who at the time used the alias, Ghulam Bogans) to a mental ward, and the banisof his teacher, Wallace Dodd Ford to Chicago.

The departure of Ford in 1934 led to deadly power struggles within Elijah Karriem’s own family, as his brother Khallatt Muhammad threatened Elijah and forced him to flee from Detroit to Chicago. With Ford’s departure, Karriem changed his name to Elijah Muhammad, elevated his teacher to the status of ‘Allaah in person’ and himself to ‘the Messenger of Allaah.’ From the 1940’s onward, the Nation has recruited its staunchest following from prisons, thus the violent pattern degenerated into a gangster-style reign of terror against ex-‘Nation’ followers who renounced Elijah Muhammad. The practice of intimidation reached a boiling point during the 1960’s and 70’s as a number of Nation leaders pitted ‘brother against brother’ as in a macabre chess game, this amidst reports of Elijah and his family’s immorality.

In 1964, Aubrey Barnett, a former Boston minister under Louis X Farrakhan, quit the group after being fed up with the deceptions. Barnett was soon after viciously assaulted on a Boston street by 13 of Elijah’s men. On November 5, 1964, ex-member Kenneth Morton, died from internal injuries suffered when he was beaten by four members of ‘the Nation.’ During the same year, Malcolm X, former national spokesman for Elijah Muhammad, renounced Elijah’s organization, made Hajj and became a Muslim, and officially changed his name to Al-Hajj Malik Shabazz; openly declaring Elijah Muhammad to be a false prophet, thief and fornicator. This led to Elijah printing a series of articles critical of Malik Shabazz in issues of Muhammad Speaks, referring to Malik Shabazz as a ‘hypocrite,’ including a call for Malik Shabazz’ death written by Louis X Farrakhan.

On January 6, 1965, ex-member Benjamin Brown, who left ‘the Nation’ to establish a masjid, was shot in front of his masjid. This was followed by a series of unsuccessful attempts on Malik Shabazz’ life by Nation members. On February 21, 1965, Malik Shabazz was assassinated by Nation members in New York City. This was immediately followed by the brutal beating in Boston of Leon 4X Ameer, a former bodyguard for Malik Shabazz. Left in a coma for weeks as a result of the beating, Ameer emerged from the hospital in a vegetative state with permanent brain damage. He died shortly thereafter.

In 1971, twenty-five Nation members walked out of Temple no. 2 in Chicago, with the complaint that not enough money collected from members was reaching poor blacks. This led to the murder of two of the dissidents. In 1972, author Hakeem A. Jamal, a friend of Malik Shabazz and like him, an outspoken critic of Elijah Muhammad, was gunned down by Nation members. On January 18, 1973 in Washington DC, the most gruesome of murders took place when several assassins were dispatched from Elijah Muhammad’s Philadelphia branch temple to kill ex-follower Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, who had written dozens of letters to Elijah’s temples nationwide, calling Elijah a ‘lying deceiver who was stealing his followers’ money and dooming them to Hell’. The assassins entered Hamaas’ home, finding seven members of his family, all women and children. The assassins beat and shot the women and children numerous times, ransacking the house, then drowning two infants in a sink and tub. Hamaas’ daughter Amina, who survived despite being shot six times in the head at close range, recalled that one of the killers asked her, “Why did your father write those letters?” His last words to her were, “Don’t mess with Elijah.” The killers fled, but after a nationwide manhunt, all were eventually captured and convicted.

Between late 1973 and mid-1974, the city of San Francisco was terrorized by the ‘Zebra’ serial killings carried out by followers of Elijah Muhammad. Reviving the original 1930’s Nation teachings, the killers believed that godhood could be achieved by murdering non-blacks. For a 179-day period, the killers brutally assaulted, robbed, and sodomised a total of twenty-three persons, leaving fifteen dead.

After Elijah Muhammad’s death on February 25, 1975, his son, W. D. Mohammed, ascended to the leadership; in the process, reshaping the organization and its beliefs. Yet on November 22, 1975, 12 members of the Islaamic Party of North America, which had written newspaper articles denouncing the son’s refusal to renounce his father’s beliefs, were attacked and beaten with clubs, tire irons and pipes in Newark, New Jersey by followers of W. D. Mohammed.

In 1977, Louis Farrakhan, disgruntled with organizational changes under W. D. Mohammed, left W. D. Mohammed’s leadership to re-start the organization and beliefs of the former ‘Nation’. His group today commands a following including a variety of gang members, rap artists, and assorted nationalists.

The violent pattern continued in October 1990, where on Howard University campus, fifteen Farrakhan members attacked two Muslim university students following their public criticism of Farrakhan and Elijah Muhammad. 

In May of 1993, W. D. Mohammed declared in a London interview with The Muslim News, that Louis Farrakhan ‘respects Islam’ and ‘he does a lot of good.’ He added: “He is friendly with us and we should be friendly with him.”.


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    Brutal Legacy

    By Br. A. Idris Palmer

How Louis Farakhan ‘duped’ the Muslim World

Verily all praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, we seek His help, and we seek His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evilness and wickedness of our ownselves and our own evil actions. Whomever Allah guides, no one can lead him astray, and whomever Allah leads astray, there is none that can guide him aright. I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah, He is Alone and has No partner, His is the Dominion over all things and His is all the Praise. And I bear witness that Muhammad ibn ‘Abdallaah, al-Mustafaa, is His Last Messenger to Men and Jinn and His servant. May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon His Messenger, his family, and his Sahabah (Companions), one and all.Verily the best speech is the Book of Allah, and the finest guidance is the guidance that was sent to understand the Book of Allah, the guidance of Muhammad. And we must beware of all newly invented matters in the Deen (religion) of Islam, because every newly matter in the Deen is Bid’ah, every Bid’ah is astray, and every astray is in the Hellfire. To proceed…..This is a look at how Louis Farrakhan, with the help of ash-Shaytaan ar-Rajeem (the accursed devil), has “pulled the wool ” over the eyes of the Muslims, with the exception of most Muslims in America, as the Kufr of Farrakhan and the Nation of “Islam” is well known amongst the Muslims living in the United States. But it is the Muslim world (Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Asia) that have been tricked, played, hoodwinked, bamboozled, and duped by Farrakhan. It’s our brothers and sisters in Russia, Australia, Germany, as-Sudan, Lebanon, and scores of other predominately Muslim countries who have been tricked into thinking that Farrakhan is some kind of “Muslim leader” in America. Subhanallaahi wa bihamdih!! Louis Farrakhan is as much a leader amongst the Muslims of America as Iblis (Satan), Fir’aun (Pharoah), or Musaylimah al-Kathab! This is a man who said:

“You’re right Muslims, the Christians have made a mistake, they made the same mistake that the Jews made. The Jews reject Jesus, then the Christians reject Muhammad – now who do you Muslims reject? Just because you believe that Prophet Muhammad is the ‘Seal of the Prophets’ now you feel that the door to divine revelation is closed – what a fool you are!…so what do we the Muslims believe? Point number 12, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said: ‘We believe Allah (God) appeared in the person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July 1930, the long-awaited Messiah of the Christians and the Mahdi of the Muslims…’” Dec 11, 1988

How can a Mushrik (idolotar) be a leader of the Muslims of America?? The only place he can lead the Muslims is to the Hellfire! Allah says, the translation to mean:

 “(It will be said to the Angels): ‘Assemble those who did wrong, together with their companions and what they used to worship instead of Allah, and lead them on to the way of flaming fire (Hell).” (as-Saffaat, Those Ranged in Ranks, 37:22)

Alhamdulillaah, some of our ‘Ulamaa in Italy have issued a Fatawa regarding NOI:

“Regarding the “Nation of Islam”, their official doctrine is that Allaah appeared in the form of a human being named Fard Muhammad, and that this “incarnation of God” chose another man, called Elijah Muhammad, as his Prophet. This is a clear contradiction of the Monotheistic faith (at-Tawheed), and of the Qur’anic teaching according to which Muhammad (blessings and peace upon him) is the Seal of the Prophets. That is enough to say that everyone who belongs to the “Nation of Islam” is not, ipso facto, a Muslim, but an unbeliever. Muslims must declare this truth, and each one of them who keeps silent while listening to Mr. Farrakhan being called “a Muslim leader” is sinning.”

Farrakhan has been touring the lands of the Muslims, visiting the rulers, masajid, religious leaders and scholars. Many don’t know the ‘Aqeedah of al-Farrakhaniyyah and this is how Farrakhan has been successful in “duping” the believers into thinking he is a “Muslim leader”, thus, they give money, pledge support, etc. to the Nation of “Islam”. Following are a few examples of how Louis Farrakhan has deceived and used some of our brothers and sisters in Islaam.


Saudi Arabia

Once again the authorities of Saudi Arabia have allowed Farrakhan and his followers come in to the Holy precincts of Makkah al-Mukarramah to make Umrah while on his 3rd annual “Fitnah” (actually “Friendship”) tour. In a recent report in the NOI’s “Final Call” newspaper, they had an update on their Umrah trip:

“This year, for the first time in Nation of Islam history, Min. Farrakhan and those worshipping with him, were given a police escort inside the Grand Mosque during their performance of Umrah, after having been driven in a police motorcade from the Jeddah Conference Palace, where they were guests of His Royal Highness King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, who is Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (at Mecca and Medina).” January 18, 1998

In 1985, Farrakhan and company were allowed to make Hajj, and upon return from Makkah he stated that while making Tawaaf around the Ka’bah that he had loving thoughts about Prophets Ibraheem, Isma’eel, and Muhammad , and “my father the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.” At the same lecture, Farrakhan’s wife, who went with him for Hajj, began her speech: “In the Name of Allah, in the name of His True Servant and His Last Apostle, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, I greet you…”

In December 1989, he was again allowed back into Makkah. While in Jeddah, he still stuck to his belief that Allah  came in the form of a man, “Master Fard Muhammad”, and Allah is far above what the Kuffar (disbelievers) attribute to Him, and was again allowed to leave Saudi Arabia without question!!! Then, upon his return, in his “Saviour’s Day” speech, he blasted the ‘Ulamaa (Scholars) in Makkah for questioning his ‘Aqeedah!! And in a speech he gave in September, 1993, Farrakhan made fun of the ‘Ulamaa, relating how they encouraged him to eat with his fingers as this is from the Sunnah (customs) of Allah’s Messenger and that there are blessings in adhereing to the Sunnah, Farrakhan told them : “those are blessings I don’t need…bless me with a fork!” And then before leaving he said: “You’re not going to make me deny Elijah Muhammad, or Master Farad Muhammad, ’cause I didn’t know nothin’ about the Prophet until I met that little black man from Georgia (Elijah Muhammad).”

And now, AGAIN, Farrakhan and his entourage were permitted to set foot in al-Masjid al-Haram, when Allah  has said:
“O You who believe! Verily, the Mushrikoon are Najasun (impure). So let them not come near al-Masjid al-Haram after this year…..” (at-Tawbah, The Repentance 9:28)

In order to get into Makkah, everyone must have a passport, and that passport is “Laa ilaha ilallaah Muhammadar-Rasulullaah” (There is nothing worthy of worship save Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah). Farrakhan has negated his belief time and time again.  Some of the fundamental goals of ad-Da’wah (call) are:To call the people to worship Allaah Alone without any partner, as Allaah tells us that His Servant, ‘Eesaa ibn Maryam said: “O Children of Israel! Worship Allaah, my Lord and your Lord.” (al-Ma’idah, The Table Spread with Food 5:72)

To fulfill our duty to Allah by calling the people to the Tawheed (oneness) of Allah and to worship Him Alone. Allah says, the translation meaning:

“Say (to them O Muhammad ): ‘This is my way; I call unto Allaah with Baseerah (sure knowledge), I and whosoever follows me. And Subhaanallaah! And I am not of the Mushrikeen.” (Yusuf, Joseph 12:108)

To establish a proof against them when they are questioned in the grave and on the Day they are raised up for Judgement by Allaah, ‘

O Readers, with Farrakhan, all three of these goals have been fulfilled already, and Allaah knows Best. You would not believe how many Imaams and scholars in America have given Farrakhan correct guidance, not to mention the Da’wah given to him by our Scholars in Saudi Arabia and other countries. Enough is enough!!

When the Prophet was told about a rebellious young boy, Sayf ibn Saiyad, he went to him and asked him, “Do you testify that I am the Messenger of Allaah?” Ibn Saiyad responded, “Do you testify that I am the Messenger of Allaah?” Upon this, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab asked “Yaa Messenger of Allaah, allow me to chop his head off!” So compare the attitude of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab towards Ibn Saiyad to our attitude towards Farrakhan.  He makes fun of our righteous scholars, the people whom Allaah said:“Allaah bears witness that none has the right to be worshipped but He, and the Angels, and those having knowledge (Oolul-‘Ilm)(also bear witness to this).” (Aal-‘Imraan, The Family of Imraan 3:18)Allaah shows us the great honour of the ‘Ulamaa by mentioning their testimony along with His and His Angels, and shows the superiority of the people of ‘Ilm (knowledge – the scholars) over the rest of His creation, and Farrakhan blasts them!? The inheritors of the Prophets??! And at the same time defiantly rejects the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger who said: “Whoever has an aversion for my Sunnah, then he is not from among me (not from my Ummah).” [ Agreed upon ] And: “None of you truly believes until I become more dear to him than his father, his children, and all the people.” [Bukhari & Muslim]——————————————————————————–The Duping of our Brothers and Sisters in Mali

Some were recently deceived by Louis Farrakhan in Mali. NOI’s newspaper, “The Final Call” reported:

Dec. 4 “Mali’s most important religious leaders—men and women, shaykhs and imams—lined the landing field, along with Sada Samake, Minister of Territorial Administration (Interior), to greet Min. Farrakhan.”

Farrakhan said of the welcome he received:

“I am honored that so many Muslim leaders and members of the Islamic community would come here on short notice to greet us.”

The “Final Call” reported:

“Tala’ Al Badr Alaina,” sang the throng to Min. Farrakhan and his entourage. “The moon has appeared to us in its fullness,” they sang. Their words — first sung by the Muslims of Medina upon the arrival there in flight from Mecca of Islam’s Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) — now recalling history’s most decisive pilgrimage.”

It kind of takes us back to what we just talked about; could you imagine the illustrious Companions of the Messenger of Allah lining the runway to welcome Musaylimah al-Kathab and to greet him??

“The shaykhs and imams offered equally enthusiastic pledges of loyalty and support deserving of a visit by a distinguished modern Muslim leader, a son of Africa returning home after rising to great prominence in America…….”

“We are your soldiers in faith,” one imam proclaimed to Min. Farrakhan. Another compared this arrival to the migration of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his delegation to Ethiopia, where the Emperor there protected the band of Believers from the officials in their homeland who wanted to persecute them. ”

“Another imam compared Min. Farrakhan’s arrival to the coming of Bilal, a Black man and Islam’s first muezzin, who called the faithful to prayer.”

How can a lying, racist, pagan-Mushrik like Louis Farrakhan be compared to Bilal ibn Rab’ah,, the Muadhdhin and Companion of the Messenger of Allaah ??? How can a Kafir be compared to a Believer??? Every time he sets foot in a Muslim land he “plays the role”, pretending to be a believer, only for power and money. If he truly believes in “La ilaha ilallaah, Muhammad ar-Rasulullaah”, then why doesn’t he step down and separate himself from the paganistic teachings of Elijah Muhammad and come upon the Sunnah?? Why does he play Muslim on these trips abroad but make Sheerk and Kufr upon his return to America?? Dear Brothers and Sisters in Deen. O Ummah of Muhammad !! Don’t let this Shaytaan (devil) trick you:

“And of mankind there is he whose speech may please you (O Muhammad), in this worldly life, and he calls Allaah to witness as to that which is in his heart, yet he is the most quarrelsome of the opponents. And when he turns away (from you, O Muhammad) his effort in the land is to make mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle,
and Allaah likes not mischief. And when it is said to him, ‘Fear Allaah’, he is led by arrogance to (more) crime. So enough for him is Hell, and worst indeed is that place to rest.!”
(al-Baqarah, The Cow 204-206)

The Duping of the Muslims of Russia

Farakhan has truly deceived our brothers and sisters in Russia.

“Bro. Nadyrshakh (president of the Muslim Union of Russia and a member of the Russian Parliament) , who presented Min. Farrakhan with the traditional lamb skin coat and staff at the airport during Min. Farrakhan’s arrival in Siberia, also spoke endearing words to The Final Call during a brief interview following a taping on the cable show “Muhammad and Friends” hosted by Munir Muhammad, cofounder of the “Coalition for the Remembrance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.”

The “Final Call” reported that our Br. Nadyrshakh said:

“Min. Farrakhan is creating support for Muslims of America. This is a leader who we can unite around, he is a very strong-willed person, which is an indelible quality. The disciplined and strong-willed people actually are appealing to us.

“The Qur’an says to take a straight path of truth. I think Min. Farrakhan and his supporters have selected that path. The Muslims of the Caucasus loved him. They are waiting and looking forward to his visit (again). We want you to consider it your fatherland,” he said.

And another Muslim leader from Russia said:

“Muslims in America must be very grateful for having such a leader … who could unite all Muslims and lead Muslims to the path of victory,” Sheikh Nafigulla (Grand Mufti of Russia) said”

This snake with “an indelible quality” is the same person who called the Muslims fools for believing in the finality of the Messengership of Muhammad , that said ‘Eesaa ibn Maryam is dead and that his mother was not a virgin as Allaah has said in al-Qur’aan, saying: “The Qur’an calls her (Maryam) a virgin, the Bible calls her a virgin……Virgins don’t have babies!” (Sept 18, 1993) This is the same pagan-Mushrik who claims that “Allah came in the person of Master Fard Muhammad” and that he was picked up on a sacred mountain in Mexico by a spaceship (“Mother wheel”) containing Elijah Muhammad, the man he claims is a messenger of Allaah. This lying, fake, fraudulent, false prophet Elijah Muhammad, Farrakhan’s teacher said: “I am the Door. By no means can you get by except you come by me. Your prayers will not be heard unless my name is mentioned in them. I am saying that you cannot get a prayer through to Allaah (God) unless you mention me in your prayer. Try it and see. I am satisfied that those who know this will bear me witness…I have the key to your salvation, and I have the key to your hell. I can, if you will let me, pull you out of hell and set you into heaven. Then I can keep you in heaven; or I can keep pushing you and push you into the punishment of hell until you acknowledge that there is no God but Allaah Who came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to whom praises are due forever and that Elijah Muhammad is His Servant. there is no God but Allah Who came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to whom praises are due forever and that Elijah Muhammad is His Servant. . There is no escape for you today. The only way is through me to Allaah (God). Me first, for you cannot get to Allaah (God) without getting to me first.” (“Fall of America”)

In April 1997, while on “Meet the Press”, Farrakhan was asked by Tim Russert:

Tim Russert: “Last year you gave an interview to Henry Louis Gates, a professor from Harvard, in New Yorker magazine where he asked you whether you still subscribe to the teachings of Elijah Muhammad on Yakub, a Black scientist who 6,600 years ago created the white man, and that by the end of the 20th century, a spaceship will come and rain down upon white people and people who don’t embrace Islam. Do you subscribe to the teachings of Yakub, that Yakub, the Black scientist, created the white man?”

Farrakhan: “I subscribe to every word that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us.”

O Servants of Allaah! This deception, this Kufr, this Sheerk has been going on in America for almost 70 years!! Don’t be deceived by Farrakhan like our brothers and sisters in the Caucasus, Mali, Ethiopia, and Iraq have been deceived!! He can never and will never be accepted as the leader of Muslims in America unless he becomes a Muslim first!!!

The Duping of some of the Muslims in Australia

Insha’Allaah this reaches you in the very best of health and eeman. As you know, Louis Farrakhan and his entourage recently visited Australia wherein they were invited to attend Australia’s largest mosque by the “Mufti of Australia” and his Lebanese Muslim Association. At this mosque Farrakhan found a captive audience of Muslims chanting “Allaahu Akbar” and singing his praises as a “convert Muslim who has been misrepresented by the media” (to paraphrase the president of the aforementioned association).

Whilst most all of the Australia Muslim community where misled by…..(the Mufti) into believing the NOI to be the sixth madhab of Islam…., there were a handful of us who attempt to raise the alarm. Amongst them were some sisters who, alhamdulillah, confronted Farrakhan’s wife at the mosque and demanded she pray tahiyyatul-masjid followed by dhuhr prayer. She refused. They then asked her to say the shahadatain to which she also refused.”……

“In the mean time, the mufti of Australia has been alerted to the fact that Muslims had been interrogating Farrakhan’s wife as to her beliefs and become incensed.

He went on the Islamic radio here and began insulting the sisters. He called them “germs” and said they were “epileptic with kufr”. He then proceed to vigorously curse them. He even made reference to the research done….and made available on the internet, describing it as “the handiwork of Jews”.

In short, we now have a problem because Farrakhan has a huge acceptance here and has just promised to donate US $5 million to establish a base amongst the aboriginal community. Those of us who have spoken out are deemed heretics and closet-jews seeking to destroy Islam and unity.”

“(The Mufti)…..says that all proofs of Farrakhans’ kufr are old and he has since “converted” or “repented” of them. ”

But in May of 1998, AFTER his trip to deceive the Muslims of Australia and spread his “Da’wah” to the Aboriginal Muslims, Farrakhan wrote that Muhammad was NOT the ‘Seal’ of Prophethood: “How do we know that Mohammed of 1400 years ago was not the Seal of the Prophets. Because the wicked are still in power. So the prophets signs have not been approved. That work is going on today.” Our brother, the Mufti of Australia, a person of knowledge, was tricked by this Shaytan, and then Iblis moved in, creating enmity between the hearts of the believers!! This is what ash-Shaytaan and his Hizb do, deceive, divide, and destroy. O Muslims of the World! Don’t let his charisma and beautiful speeches distract you from the truth. The Muslims of America who are following the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet have been battling this enemy of Allaah for years. Even Elijah Muhammad’s own son, Warith Deen Mohammad, left the Nation of “Islam” and has claimed to enter the Deen of Islaam, and will one day, insha’Allaah, drop some of the baggage still being carried from his days with NOI and adhere 100% to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger.

But alhamdulillaah, some of our brothers in Australia, like Abu ‘Abdallaah and others, have not been duped by Farrakhan. The Australian Federation of Islaamic Councils sent out a statement on 10 February, 1998 regarding Farrakhan’s trip, which said:

“For Muslims, any visitor who comes to our shores in peace, with good intentions towards our country and it’s people, is welcome. This is in accordance with the Islaaic rules of hospitality. However we would like to make clear to the Australian community that Mr. Farrakhan cannot be seen as a representative of the way of Life we call Islam. The teachings of his organization are quite distinct from the teachings of the Religion of Islaam.”

Speaking of ‘Aqeedah, let us look at some of the points of believe of NOI as they appear in the “Final Call” every issue under the title, “What the Muslims believe”:

1. WE BELIEVE In the One God whose proper Name is Allaah.

2. WE BELIEVE in the Holy Qur’an and in the Scriptures of all the Prophets of God.

3. WE BELIEVE in the truth of the Bible, but we believe that it has been tampered with and must be reinterpreted so that mankind will not be snared by the falsehoods that have been added to it.

4. WE BELIEVE in Allah’s Prophets and the Scriptures they brought to the people.

5. WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of the dead–not in physical resurrection–but in mental resurrection. We believe that the so-called Negroes are most in need of mental resurrection; therefore they will be resurrected first.

Furthermore, we believe we are the people of God’s choice, as it has been written, that God would choose the rejected and the despised. We can find no other persons fitting this description in these last days more that the so-called Negroes in America. We believe in the resurrection of the righteous.

6. WE BELIEVE in the judgement; we believe this first judgement will take place as God revealed, in America…


10. WE BELIEVE that we who declare ourselves to be righteous Muslims, should not participate in wars which take the lives of humans. We do not believe this nation should force us to take part in such wars, for we have nothing to gain from it unless America agrees to give us the necessary territory wherein we may have something to fight for.

11. WE BELIEVE our women should be respected and protected as the women of other nationalities are respected and protected.

12. WE BELIEVE that Allah (God) appeared in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July, 1930; the long-awaited “Messiah” of the Christians and the “Mahdi” of the Muslims.

We believe further and lastly that Allah is God and besides HIM there is no god and He will bring about a universal government of peace wherein we all can live in peace together.


This article could cover all the Muslim lands Farrakhan entered and deceived, but for the sake of brevity, we will stop here. I think we can get the idea of how he pretends to be Muslim, smiling, hugging, shaking hands, saying “As-Salaamu ‘alaykum” – BUT IT IS A “FRONT”!!!! It’s only make believe!!

“And when they meet those who believe, they say: ‘We believe’, but when they are alone with their shayaateen, they say: ‘Truly, we are with you, verily, we were only mocking.” (al-Baqarah, The Cow 2:8)

Now we must spread this information to our brothers and sisters across the world until Farrakhan and his followers are banned from entering any Muslim land, until he abandons his Kufr, stops making shirk with Allah, embraces at-Tawheed and al-Ittibaa’ ar-Rasool, and leaves the Nation of “Islam” and the teachings of Elijah Muhammad behind him. Many of us focus on what benefit Farrakhan can bring to Islaam when we should be looking at the benefit that Islaam can bring to Farrakhan, like being saved from being punished in the Hellfire for eternity, and entering the Jannah of Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala, as Allaah says, the translation meaning:Allaah has promised to the believers, men and women, gardens under which rivers flow to dwell therein forever, and beautiful mansions in Gardens of ‘Adn. But the greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of Allaah. That is the supreme success.” (Soorah at-Taubah: 72)


ISLAM, and so-called “NATION OF ISLAM” are two complete different religions. The Only thing common between them is the jargon, the language used by the both. “The nation of Islam” is a misnomer; this religion should be called Farrakhanism, after the name of its propagator. The religion of Elijah Muhammad and W. D. Muhammad, integrated the community with the Muslim community at-large, following the Qur’an and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Louis Farrakhan joined W.D. Muhammad and gave his pledge of allegiance to him after Elijah Mohammad’s death; he later rebelled and broke his oath with impunity, or without paying any expiation, and restarted “THE NATION OF ISLAM.”

Examine the following comparisons between Islam and Farrakhanism with

regard to the belief or practice in each.


ISLAM (Green)


God / Allaah Alone

ISLAM: One Unique, never appeared in any physical form; hence, no physical representation is possible. He is recognized through his 99 names.

“…Allaah (GOD) appeared in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July 1930; the long awaited ‘Messiah of the Christian and the ‘Mahdi” of the Muslim.”

Prophet / Messenger

Muhammad  is the last Prophet and the last Messenger. No Messenger or prophet will come after Muhammad.

Elijah Muhammad was a “Messenger of Allaah.’ Are there anymore messenger or Prophet after Muhammad (pbuh).

The Last Day /The Life hereafter

The life on earth as we know it will come to an end; it will be followed by the life hereafter, which includes physical resurrection of the entire humankind, judgment and the life of paradise or hell.

“…BELIEVE in the resurrection of the dead – not in physical resurrection, but in mental resurrection.” “No already physical dead person will be in Hereafter; that is slavery belief, taught to slaves to keep them under control.’ “When you are dead, you are DEAD.”

The Qur’an

It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) between 610 and 632 C.E. It is the last revelation of Allaah to mankind.

Contradictory beliefs, On one side” …BELIEVE in the Holy Qur’an and in the scriptures of all the Prophets of GOD,” and on the other side, “We, the original nation of the it is done by twenty-four of our scientist.” “Both the present Bible and the Holy Qur’an must soon give way to the Holy Book..”

The Bible

It was revealed to prophets and messenger from Moses (pbuh) to Jesus (pbuh) but was corrupted. Authenticity of statements in the Bible are judged by the Qur’an.

(See their beliefs above regarding the Qur’an)


It means what it say, that is, Allaah is Unseen. HE is the Creator, the Sustainer. Mankind is accountable to Him Alone, and Prophet Muhammad of Arabia (pbuh) is the final and ultimate ROLE MODEL; no one can substitute.

A cover up deceived gullible Muslim. “Allaah (God) appeared in the persons of Master W. Fard Muhammad,” and Muhammad of Arabia was one of the prophet, not role model for our times. The real role model and lawgiver for our times is Elijah Muhammad.


Five times a day is required; SALAH (prayer) includes QIYAM (Standing), RUKUH’ (bowing), SAJDA (Prostration), JALSA (Sitting on the floor) and recitations.

No five times daily SALAH (prayer); prayer, when done has no RUKU’ or SAJDA. Friday is a major congregation prayer day, nor for SALAH, but to say DU’A and to listen to a Minister.


Require on accumulated wealth after. Having in possession for one year above the NISAB (certain limits), as defined in SHARI’A (Islamic Law).

It is a tax as “poor due” on income, similar to income tax. Who benefits?


Fasting is required in the month of Ramadan, ninth month of Islamic calendar.

Required once in a lifetime if conditions of finances, health and safety of travel are met.

Fasting is required in December only. Fasting in the Month of Ramadan is optional No Hajj requirement. Farrakhan and his cronies take trips to Saudi Arabia, and by the way, to Makkah for the main purpose of image building and to raise funds from gullible rich Arabs.

Lawful (Halal) / Unlawful (Haram)

Determined by Allaah, the God Alone, announced in the Qur’an or by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Recorded in the authentic Hadith sources.

Determine by W.D. Fard and announced by Elijah Muhammad. The Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) have neither relevance nor authority with regard to lawful and unlawful.