posted on Apr, 20 2003 @ 08:45 PM
This is my first time reading this post, I wished I had gotten to it earlier.
Saphronia got it. The Nation of Islam is not true Islam, it's a false religion and Master Fard Muhammad was misleading. Malcolm X said it after
he's arrival to Orthodox Islam that the NOI was misleading blacks horribly.
Don't get me wrong. The Nation of Islam was NEEDED. Not only did blacks need it during the Civil rights era but also did whites. The Nation of
Islam sparked the Black Panther movement under Malcolm X's teachings.
Now about Master Fard Muhammad, I've read about his history. He called himself the Messiah because he was able to pass as a white man, with his
light skin and straight hair. He was a door to door salesman when he met the Elijah Muhammad, back then Elijah Poole. He started preaching to him
and the first NOI temple, Temple #1 was founded in Detroit. Elijah claimed he knew who Fard was. It's even said that Elijah walked up to Fard and
said I know who you are and Fard responded, "Shhhh, my work is not done yet".
But of course, Master Fard Muhammad's departure is a mystery, no one knows what happens to him. That's when the UFO talk comes into place. So
Elijah Muhammad was left the leader of the Nation of Islam then he found Malcolm X and you all know the rest.
The Nation of Islam was good and bad. Good because it uplifted the spirit and the mind of the so called negro, bad because it totally contradicted
Orthodox Islam, which Malcolm X realized.