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Historic Atlanta Address Part 7

Imam W. Deen Muhammad


With the Name Allah, (In the Name of God) the Gracious, the Compassionate


I'm going to be a horn for Al-Islam. A horn gets attention; what I mean by that, I'm going to keep a noise going. If I get a chance to speak to the public, I want to speak to the public.

I don't think we should stay right here in America. I have invitations now to go outside of the country. I really believe if we can get people outside America to recognize what we are doing, their recognition will do more to bring support to us from Americans than the work we do here in America.

I know this Bilalian mentality. The Bilalian will stand by and see you work yourself to death. He will see you spill all of your blood and die as a sacrifice. After you die, he will be the first to pay tribute, make a long, flattering eulogy, flattering you with praise and ask the whole world to lift you up as the Saviour.

But while you are alive, he won't do anything but stand around and watch you beat yourself to death. This is the Bilalian mentality.

But go outside of America and let one foreigner say you are great, Bilalians here will say, "Ah, man, that leader is a great man. Better listen to him, man." Isn't that the Bilalian mentality?

Even when I followed the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and didn't see the wide fields of Al-Islam, I said then, "As wicked as America is, I challenge their Christian leaders. I challenge the Communist people. I'll go to the Communist society and defend what we represent." At that time I was a little, I would say mannish. You know what mannish means, feeling more Cheerios than you have. But I'm glad I still have that same spirit.

I want to go to Chairman Hua Kuo Feng and tell him that we have something better. We have something that'll bring you the results you want better and quicker.

I want to go to those socialist countries that used to be Muslim, and tell them "what you are being offered is inferior. You have never seen the real precious gems of your religion."

I want to go to South Africa and tell the South African, "you are disrespecting your worth as a human being. You are denying yourself the opportunity to grow into greater value as a person. You are buying the dwarf for the giant. We have the giant."

I want to go all over the world and tell the world, "We have found the knowledge. Not only the spirit but the knowledge."

I want to tell the world that the throne of God extends over the heavens and the earth. "God is not only ruling in heaven but He rules on earth. He can bless your material efforts as well as your spiritual efforts. He can give you material security as well as spiritual bliss."

I want to tell them, "If you accept the message of God, your intelligence level can rise, your nation can come to a higher level of intellectual worth, you can see genius that's locked up. If you have the faith you can bring the people."

The people know their sicknesses. They know their shortcomings and believe me, when you come with the word of God, with faith in the power of God, to make you successful, and to convert hearts because we can't convert any hearts. Believe me, wonders are performed.

We can be around here for generations and never have anything but what we have now. And believe me, if we continue in the same habits that we have behind us, we will stay where we are now.

Believe me, when I pass Allah may not bless us with another man who could come behind me and evolve higher what I've done and save the community.

If I pass what would happen? In the habit you have now you'd go down. Why? Because you don't have leadership. You have personality. That's not leadership. Leadership is not the worship of a personality.

Leadership is respect for an office. If the man dies respect is not diminished for that office. That's what we need.

Allah is the perfect being. Allah is all righteous, truthful — no imperfections in Allah. Allah is Supreme and Perfect without any imperfections.

O Allah. Make us of those who purify themselves and of those who repent, and guide us in your path. Amen.

Peace be to you
Your brother in service to Allah,
Wallace Deen Muhammad

(To be continued)