ISLAM: The Nature of God
1. QUESTION: IS “ISLAM” AN ORGANIZED RELIGION LIKE CHRISTIANITY?
MESSENGER: Islam is not a religion, as many people call it a religion. But, it is not a religion. The purpose of calling Islam a religion is only to get the attention of a world full of religious sects and groups of people, who call their faiths and beliefs religions. There is no such thing as the Righteous calling their righteousness and their duty of Self, God and Man, a religion.
The Holy Quran (5:3) reads as follows, “This day have I perfected for you your religion and completed My favour to you and chosen for you Islam as a religion.” It is not that Islam is a religion; but in taking us out of the religious beliefs, God allows Himself and you to call Islam a religion. But, it is not a religion; according to the words in the Holy Quran (30:30), where it says that Islam is the Nature of us. And, if Islam is the very nature in which we were created, then it cannot be referred to as a religion, because religion is not created by nature.
2. QUESTION: IF “ISLAM” IS NOT A RELIGION, THEN HOW DID IT (ISLAM) AND THE BELIEF IN OTHER RELIGIONS COME ABOUT?
MESSENGER: We make religion by agreeing on various beliefs and ways of worship. But, Islam did not come to us in the way of a belief. Islam came to us in the way of the very nature in which we were created. And, since it is the nature in which God created us, then God Himself is referred to as being the Author of Islam; and Islam is the Nature of God.
So, I want you to understand that there has never been a concept of belief between the Creator and the creation. It is the very Law of Nature that takes over; since we are from God, and by nature we were created by God, and by nature we are of God, we can see that what we worship is of the Law of Nature; in which we were created; in that we are Muslims or we are Islamic People, because we were born to submit to God, Who is the Author and Creator of us. Then, we have no alternative but to submit to our Maker. So, Islam cannot be referred to as a religion. A religion is made by groups of people and its decisions are of people.
3. QUESTION: DEAR HOLY APOSTLE, CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT THE QURAN (5:3) MEANS WHEN ALLAH SAYS THAT “ISLAM” WAS GIVEN “AS” A RELIGION?
MESSENGER: The Holy Quran (30:30) condemns us in calling it a religion. Islam is our very nature, if someone says to you, “I am not giving to you a coat, but I am giving to you this blanket as a coat, you do not have a coat, but you have a blanket; something to keep you warm until you get a coat that will fit the form of the body in which the form of the body was made to be fitted; but, not a loose blanket thrown over the body.
So, when a man says I do not have a certain thing to give to you, but I give to you “this” in the place of that certain thing, it is the same as what the Holy Quran (5:3) means that I give to you “this” in place of that which you have been using, but this is not like that which you have been using; because “this” is the very nature of you, because religion is something which is organized and carried out by a person or groups of people, and various sects of people.
So, Islam does not mean it is a religion as it is preached, but it means that Islam is being given to a people as a religion; a people who call their beliefs a religion. So, here we have to make it clear that this is a people (The Black Man of America), who has been brought up under teachings of various religions. Therefore, to get him to understand, God says to us, “I perfected for you your religion and completed My favour to you and chosen for you Islam as a religion”; not that Islam IS a religion, but Islam AS a religion to take away that which you believe and call religions.
Islam is given to replace that which the people believe and worship as a service to the Divine Supreme Being. The Divine Supreme Being knows that they are wrong to choose such a way to approach Him in worship. Now, he replaces that by saying He will give Islam as a religion, instead of that which you call a religion. Islam is the nature in which you were born. It is natural for you to do righteousness, because you are one of the Righteous. This is Islam.
4. IF “ISLAM” IS NOT A RELIGION, BUT THE NATURE OF THE ORIGINAL MAN, WHAT ABOUT THE CAUCASIAN WHITE MAN?
MESSENGER: If Islam is the Nature of us, then it cannot be a religion. Islam is referred to in the Holy Quran as Allah (God) being its Author. Then, if Allah is the Author of Islam, we cannot call it a religion; because it is the Nature of Allah (God), and it is Himself and Will of Himself for His Creatures and Creation.
The Holy Quran (16:49) teaches us that everything in the Heavens and in the Earth obeys the Law of Allah (God). This means that they do not disobey that Law in which they were created, because it is the very nature of them. The Heavens revolving on its axis is the nature in which they were created; to revolve on their axis. Allah again says in His Holy Quran there is no altering to His Creation. He set the Law, which is a Will over His Creation and everything bows to it. Allah (God) says to the Heavens according to the teachings of the Holy Quran to come willingly or unwillingly. The Heavens say in answer, according to their obedience: We come willingly. God says He gave the trust to the Heavens and all of His Creation and none disobeys, but the man devil (who was made to disobey). Therefore, it is impossible to make that which is made out of the Natural Law of Nature obey the Will of the Creator since it is not part of His Creation of Righteousness and Justice.
Islam is the nature of the Black Man, not of the white race, but the Black Man, the original man of the earth. Islam is his nature in which he is created. Therefore, it is his natural self. What has happened to the original man’s natural Self for the past six thousand (6,000) years? He has been found to try to live other than himself – this made self of the white race. They are made out of the nature of the Black Man. This is why these two cannot live in peace together unless one tried to imitate the other. This yet will not get a sure and true peace between the two because one is forced to do that which by nature he is not. There are many white people on our planet who are trying to live under Islam, which they are not by nature the people of Islam.
5. QUESTION: DEAR HOLY APOSTLE, MANY OF OUR PEOPLE (SO-CALLED NEGROES) BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE CHRISTIANS, ARE THEY CORRECT? CAN A SO-CALLED NEGRO BE A “CHRISTIAN”? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A “CHRISTIAN”?
MESSENGER: There are hundreds of millions of blacks trying to live under Christianity, the religion made by the white race. The Black Man is not a so-called Christian. So-called because the people who represents themselves to be Christians are not Christians from the meanings of the word Christian; It means to be Christianized or Christ-like. Therefore, this is other than the truth by the people who represent themselves to be Christians because they are not Christ-like.
To be Christ-like means to take on the nature of Christ and to be like him. And, the Christian is referred to as the “Mahdi”; coming in the last day to crush the wicked world. So again, this Christian means one coming in the last day to crush the wicked. The very name means that of a crusher. The Christian says he is the anointed one – I agree. He is the one prepared to crush the wicked. Islam refers to that person as the “Mahdi” or the “Mahdiah”.