"We must become aware of the knowledge of self and the time in which we are living. You must know these things whether you agree that Elijah Muhammad is on time or out of time. If what I say is out of season, it goes for nothing. If I am on time or in season, then all I say will bear fruit."
~ The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Last Messenger of Allah -to you all.
It has been revealed by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Last Messenger of Allah, that the histories of the Holy Qur'an and Bible are used to teach us, Black people, the true knowledge of our history. The truths in each of these books have, in most cases, been hidden from the eyes and ears of most; consequently, a lack of knowledge has been prevalent among our people and as the scriptures themselves bear witness: "My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge."
The following passage is lifted from Edwin R. Embree's book, "Brown American," printed in 1946, page 54, which Messenger Elijah Muhammad cited in his book, "Message To The Blackman In America," wherein it stated that, "He, [Mr. Embree] quotes a devil, (whiteman) Henry Berry, as saying while speaking in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1832 and describing the situation as existed at that time in many parts of the South: 'We have as far as possible, closed every avenue by which light may enter the slaves' mind ... If we could extinguish the capacity to see the light, our work would be complete; they would then be on a level with the beast of the field and we should be safe."'
The above cite is not only chosen to testify of the degree to which this government or its founding fathers of this country went, to kill our capacity to be educated, but it also shows that whoever the speaker was talking to, in addition to himself, used jargon or terminology common to men of higher knowledge. Men of higher knowledge use the term "light" to describe knowledge not common to the common man. Many of the founding fathers of this country were, and still are, high degree Masons and Shriners. They have sworn oaths not to reveal, what they call, secrets. It just so happen that the "secrets" they are bound by oaths to keep secret, just happen to be the truths to free you and I from our grave of ignorance. In the above passage, they weren't voting or deliberating on whether or not the truth was going to be revealed, they were deliberating on how to destroy our capacity to see light at all - ever.
This book is only for those who are ready for it.