Master Fard Muhammad asked the question and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad answered it. Allah had revealed it to his 5%.
20. What are the prescribed laws of Islam to the said person of that ability?
Ans. That the civilized is held responsible for the uncivilized and must be punished by the NATION OF ISLAM.
1. To set down as a rule or guide; enjoin.
2. To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
3. To establish rules, laws, or directions.
4. To order a medicine or other treatment.
1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
2. The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by an authority
3. The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system
4. The Culture of I-God
5. Love, Peace & Happiness
The prescribed laws of Islam was given to the Lost Found Nation in the Wilderness of North America with the coming of Allah in the person of Master Fard Muhammad. He came from the 24 scientists in Mecca over to North America by himself to return the Black Man "back to civilization." He accomplished this by teaching his Uncle the knowledge of himself and his true culture Islam. He taught that Islam was the highest system of Mathematics. Allah (Clarence 13X) would give it to his Five Percenters and call it "Supreme Mathematics."
When Fard asked the question "What is the meaning of Civilization?", his prize student Elijah Muhammad answered and said the 1st five principles of civilization was (1) Knowledge (2) Wisdom (3) Understanding (4) Culture and (5) Refinement. In order for one to be amongst the NATION OF ISLAM they must have these 5 principles to be considered civilized. After one has mastered that lesson he is now amongst the civilized and is accepted into the NATION OF ISLAM.
The NATION OF ISLAM is a culture (way of life). It is based upon a system of supreme mathematics that hold every person accountable for their duty. That duty is to share what you know with those who do not know. Or in other words, the 5% (Civilized) must teach the 85% (Uncivilized savages). If a person does not perform his duty then he will be punished by the NATION OF ISLAM. It is the NATION OF ISLAM (this includes Allah & his 5%) that are the gatekeepers to civilization. For we are the only ones who are truly civilized. It also means that every said person of that ability with the knowledge must impose this law at all times.
Allah gave his 5% the first five degrees of civilization in the Supreme Mathematics to put us on the road to civilization. Although he did this outside the confines of the Temple, he did his job no less. When confronted by FOI at a Universal Parliament as to what he was doing, it has been reported that Allah said with confidence, "I'm civilizing savages!" He then pointed to a juvenile who was released from jail for an alleged homicide, he pointed to another kid that had a drug problem and to another that was a juvenile delinquent. The FOI had no choice but to acknowledge that Allah was living out the duty of a civilized man.
Allah stayed with his 5% to be a guide to bring us into civilization. He had an awesome task of trying to keep the young brothers and sisters on the path of civilization. As the Nation grew, Allah had created a post of Supreme Investigator. This is a post that Master Fard Muhammad had created for each group of Muslims (that included 40 or more). Allah made an Elder by the name of Rajab the Investigator to help his 5% stay on the right path.