The Orientation Packet to the Nation of Islam

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WELCOME 1

THUMBNAIL SKETCH OF THE HONORABLE ELIJAH MUHAMMAD 2

THUMBNAIL SKETCH OF THE HONORABLE LOUIS FARRAKHAN 3-4

OFFICIALS OF THE MOSQUE 5-6

PRINCIPALS OF ISLAM 7-9

CHARITY DISCUSSION 10-11

OPENING AND CLOSING PRAYER 12-13

AIMS OF ISLAM 14

INTRODUCTION OF M.G.T. & G.C.C. 15

EXPRESSION OF A MUSLIM 16

STUDENTS CLASS CREED 17

POSSESSIONS OF A CIVILIZED WOMAN 18

FOODS WE EAT & DO NOT EAT 19-23

CONCLUSION 24

WELCOME
TO
THE
NATION OF ISLAM

As-Salaam-Alaikum,

On behalf of Minister Louis Farrakhan CONGRATULATIONS!! You have successful satisfied requirements put before us by Allah and His Messenger that qualify you to enter amongst us. Your persistence in doing so has awarded you with the privilege of attending our M.G.T. & G.C.C. CLASS.

Upon entering a new way of life-the way of Islam- there are volumes of information we would like for you to know. Indeed we wish we could sit down and tell it to you all at once. So you would know for a certainty, just as we do that ALLAH IS GOD, THE HONORABLE ELIJAH MUHAMMAD IS HIS MESSENGER AND ISLAM AS TAUGHT BY HIM IS THE ONLY SALVATION THAT BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA HAVE, OR WILL EVER HAVE: but unfortunately we can't do that. Time won't permit and even if it did, you could not understand it all at once.

One of the most important elements that you must understand in your new role as a follower of Minister Farrakhan is that you are entering into a new course of study that actually involves the Supreme Wisdom (a term you will learn more about). A wise woman recognizes that she can never learn too much, but she also understands that a higher course of learning, starts from a basic foundation. It is the basic foundation that the following material and your further instructions in your orientation is design to teach you.

No where in the world will you find a truer brotherhood and a closer unity than that exhibited by the followers of Minister Louis Farrakhan, amongst which you now number. The Nation of Islam to which you belong is not a cult, sect, or a club; it is just what that name implies-- A NATION.

It is a nation, that with the guidance of Allah through his Messenger, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, has reached true stature and recognition amongst civilized people. The word Nation implies responsibility—responsibility to you, a responsibility to it. Here, again the material which we are providing for you will stand you in good stead.

A nation can be small, or it can be large; it can be weak or strong. It depends on the people in that Nation of your own kind. We want a strong, righteous and ever growing nation.

WHAT KIND DO YOU WANT?

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ELIJAH MUHAMMAD

Elijah Muhammad, a spiritual leader of the Nation of Islam was born Elijah Poole on October 7, 1897. As a child, Elijah showed true leadership qualities and often settled disputes among the children of the household.

In 1930, Elijah met Wallace Fard Muhammad, known then as Wallace D. Fard, or ALLAH as he is called by Muslim followers. Elijah was intrigued by the man and went to hear him speak. They soon began spending a lot of time together.

Elijah worked hard to establish temples and teach Islam but he was met with obstacles. Jealousy and envy of Elijah and a misconception of what his role was to be by others caused Elijah to flee for his life and run for seven years. He carried within him the plan for the birth of a new nation for the oppressed slaves. And if he didn't run, this concept of true freedom may never have reached the ears of the masses of black people.

While running, Elijah taught Islam, and at that point in time, the government wanted Elijah silenced. For they didn't want a man to tell thousand of black people that they were somebody and they “CAN ACCOMPLISH WHAT THEY WILL!”

In the 1940's, when the masses of blacks began listening and responding to the voice of Elijah, the...
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