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Islam and, so called “Nation of Islam” are two different religions. The only thing common between them is the jargon, the language used by the both. “The Nation of Islam” is a misnomer; this religion should be called Farrakhanism, after the name of its propagator. The religion of Elijah Muhammad and W.D. Fard died with their death because their offically and popularly elected successor W.D. Muhammad integrated the community with Muslim community at-large, following the Qur’an and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad(p.b.u.h). Louis Farrakhan joined W.D. Muhammad and gave his pleadge of allegiance to him after Elijah Muhammad’s death; he later rebelled and broke his oath with impunity or without paying any expiation and restarted “The Nation of Islam”.

Examine the following chart.


  • Belief/ practice In Islam
  • God/Allah Alone Unique, never appeared in any phsical form, hence, no physical representation is possible, He is recognized through his 99 names.
  • Prophet/MessengerMuhammad (p.b.u.h.) is the last Prophet and the last Messenger. No Messenger or prophet will come after Muhammad(p.b.u.h.).
  • The Last Day/ The Life Hereafter The life on earth as we know it wil be followed by life Hereafter herafter which includes physical resurrection of the entire humankind, judgement and the life of paradise or hell.
  • The Qur’an It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad(S) between 610 and 632 C.E. It is the last revelation of Allah to mankind.
  • The Bible It was revealed to prophets and messengers from Moses(‘alaihis salam) to jesus(‘alaihis salam) but was corrupted. Authenticity of statements in the Bible are judged by the Qur’an.
  • Shahadah It means what it says, that is, Allah is Unseen, He is the Creator, the Sustainer. Mankind is accountable to Him Alone, and Prophet Muhammad(S) of Arabia is final and ultimate role model; no one can substitute for him.
  • Salah Five times a day is required; salah(prayer) includes iyam(standing), ruku(bowing), sajda(prostration), jalsa(sitting on the floor) and recitations.
  • Zakah Required on accumulated wealth after having possession for one year above the nisab(certain limits) as defined in shari’a(Islamic law).
  • Sawm Fasting is required in the month of Ramadan, 9th month of Islamic calendar.
  • Hajj Required once in a life time if conditions of finances, health and safety of travel are met.
  • Lawful (halal) & Unlawful (haram) Determined by Allah, the God Alone, announced in the Qur’an or by the Prphet Muhammad(S), recorded in the authentic Hadith sources.
  • Authentic Hadith An indispensable source of Islam beliefs and practices, the only source after the Qur’an. Indispensable for the understanding of the Qur’an itself.


Belief/Pracitce Farrakhanism

All words in italics below are direct quotes from the sources of Farrakhanism.

  • God/Allah Alone “.....Allah(God) appeared in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July 1930; the long awaited “Messiah” of the Christians and the“Mahdi” of the Muslims.”
  • Prophet/Messenger Elijah Muhammad was a “Messenger of Allah.” Are there any more messengers or prophets to come? Not clear.
  • The Last Day/The Life Hereafter “....Believe in the resurrection of the dead-not in physical resurrection, but in mental resurrection.” “No already physically dead person will be in the Herafter; that is slavery belief, taught to slaves to keep them under control”. “When you are dead, you are DEAD.”
  • The Qur’an Contradictory beliefs. On one side, “....Believe in the Holy Qur’an and in the scriptures of all the Prophets of God”, and on the other side, “We, the original nation of the earth.....are the writers of the Bible and Qur’an. We make such histor once every 25,000 years...it is done by 24 of our scientists. Both the present Bible and the Holy Qur’an must soon give way to the Holy book....”
  • The Bible Contradictory beliefs. On one side,.....”Believe in the Holy Qur’an and in the scriptures of all the Prophets of God”, and on the other side, “We, the original nation of the earth....are the writers of the Bible and Qur’an. We make history once every 25,000 years...it is done by 24 of our scientist.Both the present Bible and the Holy Qur’an must soon give way to the Holy Book...”
  • Shahadah A cover up to deceive gullible Muslims. “Allah appeared in the person of Master W.Fard Muhammad” and Muhammad of Arabia(S) was one of the prophets not a role model for our times. The real role model and law giver for our times is Elijah Muhammad.
  • Salah No five times daily salah(prayer), when done has no ruku or sajda. Friday is a major congregational prayer day, not for salah but to say du’a and to listen to a Minister.
  • Zakah It is a tax as “poor due” on income, similar to income tax. Who benefits?
  • Sawm Fasting is required in December only. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is optional.
  • Hajj No Hajj requirement. Farrakhan and his cronies take trips to Saudi Arabia, and by the way to Makkah for the main purpose of image buliding and to raise funds from gullible rich Arabs.
  • Lawful (halal) &Unlawful (haram) Determined by W.D. Fard and announced by Elijah Muhammad. The Qur’an and Prophets Muhammad(S) have not relevance nor authority with regards to lawful and unlawful.
  • Aurhentic Hadith Ignored, if not totally rejected by Farrakhanis. However, the leadership.including Farrakhan himself, may invoke Hadith if it suits their purpose to fool gullible Muslims.


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