BEWARE OF PHONY CLAIMS
By Messenger Elijah Muhammad
I, Elijah Muhammad, Messenger of Allah, told the Los Angeles "Herald-Examiner" -- on
Monday, July 29, 1963, that my followers and I will pay the Los Angeles "HeraldExaminer"
Newspaper $100,000.00 (one hundred, thousand dollars) to prove the headline
charge ("BLACK MUSLIM FOUNDER EXPOSED AS A WHITE") made against us; that
we are following one Wallace Dodd with many aliases including the name Fard; that he is
the man that I am representing to my people as being Master Fard Muhammad (Allah in
Person) who appeared among us in Detroit, Michigan in 1931 and is the same person
The Los Angeles "Herald-Examiner" also printed his prison history is San Quentin Federal Penitentiary on
a charge of peddling dope, and that he admitted he was teaching us.
If he (Dodd) was teaching for money in those panic days in Detroit, he did not get it from us. Mr. Dodd,
undoubtedly, must have been teaching the white people if he received any money at all, because we did not
WE DID NOT pay Mr. Fard any money to teach us and there are many who will verify this statement who
are yet alive. We could hardly pay the rent of a hall in those days.
Sometimes they (the Believers) would give Him (Master Fard Muhammad) gifts such as top-coats,
overcoats, ties, shirts, or a few packages of handkerchiefs -- but money was so scarce in those days that we
just did not have any. Just about every one who believes was on the "Relief" in Detroit including myself.
I would like the Los Angeles "Herald-Examiner" to prove that this man (Dodd) was my teacher by bringing
him to this country at our expense.
Mr. Wallace Fard Muhammad, Whom Praises are due forever, The Finder and Life-Giver to we, the LOST
FOUND MEMBERS OF THAT GREAT ASIATIC BLACK NATION from the TRIBE OF SHABAZZ,
speaks 16 different languages. Can Mr. Wallace Dodd speak 16 different languages?
MR. WALLACE Fard Muhammad also writes 10 of the languages He speaks fluently. His native language
is Arabic (does Mr. Dodd speak Arabic?) of which we have in His handwriting and it is the best writing or
penmanship in the Arab World.
Let Mr. Dodd prove that he was among us; prove that he gave us our names. Let Mr. Dodd prove who was
his secretary and where were the identification cards printed, of which he have with us today and did he write
the Arabic on them himself?
If Mr. Dodd was the Mr. Wallace Fard Muhammad, why did not the F.B.I. arrest him for this teaching of
truth? Let this paper prove these things before it headlines us as liars and worshippers of white devils. I would like to ask the Herald Examiner to give us a minute closeup of this fake (Mr. Dodd) who they
would like to make the public believe is our Saviour. Even the description of this man's height and weight
does not correspond to Master Fard Muhammad's (to Whom Praises are due forever) measurements. I know
His height, His weight, the size of clothes, and shoes.
WHEN MASTER Fard Muhammad left us, it was 1934. Again, let Mr. Dodd prove that he and I were
together and that the Lessons that I am teaching to my followers are from him and where were they given to
me and did he ever examine me on what he gave me, and where?
There are many questions that I could ask this Mr. Dodd about, that would prove to the world that this man
is a fake that the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner has published. We believe this by the reasoning of such
Let the Herald-Examiner Newspaper put us in contact with this Mr. Wallace Dodd. We will show the
world that the entire statement is false: that this Mr. Wallace Dodd is not Master Fard Muhammad; To Whom
Praises are due forever.
I HAVE warned you against allowing the devils to trick you into believing their false propaganda which
they are spreading all over the world. And especially among the so-called Negroes who have been the perfect
model-slaves for 400 years and yet do not have freedom, justice, and equality from the slave masters.
And now these smart, scientific tricksters are trying to prevent them from enjoying a permanent salvation
that Allah, (God) under the name of Master Fard Muhammad to Whom all Praises are due, has offered us.
We who believe in him are a living proof of this offer that we are now being blessed with, even though we
are afflicted with persecution and death.
You have those whom the Prophets prophesied of in Washington and in Rome (the Catholics) to deceive
the whole world and especially the so-called Negroes. Look in your poison book, the Bible: Revelation 12:9
-- 13:4, 8:14--14:11, 20:10 -- and 21:8
To Be continued next issue
HURRY AND JOIN UNTO YOUR OWN KIND,
THE TIME OF THIS WORLD IS NOW AT
WALLACE FARD MUHAMMAD
[Not Considered Authentic!]
[Note by Brother Minister Alif Allah, firstname.lastname@example.org. Around 1994 I received a green and black booklet with this title from Sister Sharazad Ali, she wanted to know if I thought it was authentic. I doubted it by simply looking at the title. Think it over. Would the NOI teach about 24-Black Scientists and our Saviour meeting the Jewish famous Scientist Albert Einstein and never mention it in from 1930 to 1975? Highly improbable. It would be like the Messenger, Malcolm X, Warith Deen Mohammed or Farrakhan meeting Bill Gates or any famous white celebrity and having a radio or tv debate and it not being mentioned in any NOI newspaper, book, or recording? Also, the book mentions a technology [Nuclear] that did not exist in the '1930s. In addition, we traced the book to a newsstand in New York. It came out that the original author wrote it as his thesis in College. It was a fictional account, like the book published by Holloway House showing the unification of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., based on their chance meeting and photos. Back in the early '1990s we published our results in THE FINAL CALL TO ISLAM, in a two part article titled: GOD'S GAMBLE. We do "NOT" consider this radio broadcast to be real, it was, is and shall be fiction. It is a informative and good piece of literature but it should not be interpreted as an actual meeting between Master Fard Muhammad, (to whom praises are due forever) and Albert Einstein. We welcome any facts to the contrary.
Actual Excerpt taken from station W.C.N.B. in Detroit, 1933. Religion in Brief. --Guest speakers tonight
include Mr. Wallace Fard and world known mathematician, Mr. Albert Einstein.
(Announcer, Mr. Brandon): Gentlemen, it is a great pleasure to have you two here tonight as guest on Religion in Brief. It serves us here at station W.C.N.B., as well as the public, as a great opportunity to get a chance to probe in activities and lifestyles, philosophies and religious outlooks of you two gentlemen who are contributing much energy to certain sections of our nation. Mr. Einstein, to our scientific advancement in the Principles of Relativity; and Mr. Fard to the minority of our nation with what I've heard you say on many occasions in the past "Knowledge of Self". Mr. Einstein, could you give our listeners a brief run down on yourself?
(MR. EINSTEIN): Yes, I'd be glad to. First, I'd like to say thank you Mr. Brandon for inviting me on your show tonight. I feel comfortable and it is a pleasure to be here. At this stage of my work, I am involved in certain experiments, which covers the scope of "Atomic enlightenment" as well as developments for this country, in case of nuclear warfare. Second, Mr. Brandon, they refer me as being a scientist, opening up new channels to the principles of relativity. Now I say, my work includes the science of matter and energy, and of the interaction between the two. Thus, I would rather be known to the world as a theoretical physicist in the mathematical view of relativity.
(Mr. Brandon): Very interesting. Mr. Fard, could you give the listeners a brief run down on yourself?
(W.F. MUHAMMAD): Salaam-Alaikum. For you, Mr. Brandon, Mr. Einstein and the listeners
elsewhere and abroad. My Attribute is Fard Muhammad Ibn Alfonso. I extend my thanks first to
Allah, God, for enabling me to be here tonight. Your offer, Mr. Brandon, is greatly appreciated by me, may Allah bless you. A little about myself: I am SON OF MAN, as it is written; Seeking to Save that which was Lost, and Restore again that which has gone astray.
(MR. BRANDON): Thank you gentlemen. We'll be right back in 60 seconds.
(MR. BRANDON): We're back at station W.C.N.B. 1440 on your dial. Religion in Brief. Tonight our guest are Mr. Albert Einstein and Mr. Wallace, excuse me, Mr. Fard Muhammad. Mr. Muhammad what would you say your complete theory of religion and Islam is?
(MR. MUHAMMAD): For years now people have been asking me questions about my theory of
religion, Truth, Islam, Allah, etc., etc...People who have attended my lectures throughout Illinois,
Michigan and some in L.A...but you see, Mr. Brandon, 95% of the population have made religion and
Truth something permanent, and is religion and Truth permanent? If it is, then it is continuous, and
what is continuous is not Truth. That is the beauty of Truth: It must be discovered from moment to
moment, not remembered. A remembered truth is a dead thing. Truth must be discovered from
moment, because it is living. It is never the same; yet each time you discover it, it is the same. What is
important is not to make a theory of Truth, not to say Truth is permanent in us and all the rest is an
invention of the old who are frightened of both life and death. It is the Skunk Race, who are decaying,
and their philosophies have no validity. The fact is that Truth is Life, and has no permanency. It
cannot be taken for granted that you know life. Your amusement and your thinking process; that dull,
repetitive process, is not life, nor Truth, neither religion.
(MR. BRANDON): Mr. Muhammad, I'm sure me, as well as our listeners have a lot of questions concerning
that last statement you made. So let me begin with this: You said Truth is not permanent, nor is it continuous;
then how can it be infinite, if it does not possess those two qualities?
(MR. MUHAMMAD): Life is something to be discovered. You cannot discover it if you have not lost
it; if you put aside the things that you have found. Do an experiment with what I am saying. Put aside
your philosophies, your religion, your customs, you racial taboos, and all the rest of it; for they are not
life. If you are caught in those things you will never discover life; and the function of education
(knowledge) surely is to help you discover life all the time. Now permanent implies continuing in the
same state, which is duration, and duration is the time during which something exists. Now once we...
(MR. EINSTEIN): Excuse me, Mr. Muhammad, may I cut you off for a second?
(MR. MUHAMMAD): Sure, speak.
(MR. EINSTEIN): Before we move into a different topic, please let me ask you this: If certain individuals
stored their religions, philosophies and spiritualism for another's beliefs, because they might not feel sound,
is that not a sin to those of a higher nature?
(MR. MUHAMMAD): Those individuals who adopt theosophy, spiritualism, or hypnotism, may
possess natures above some others who eschew their false beliefs, therefore, my contest is not with the
individual, but with the false system. The Black man here in the so-called wilderness, loves those people
of stature. This is why I shall continue to labor and endure the strong currents of spirituality, the
manifestations of which are health, purity, and self-immolation, must deepen human experience; until
the beliefs of material existence are seen to be bold impositions; and sin, as well as disease, and death,
give everlasting place to the scientific demonstration of Truth in mathematics, and to God, the Perfect
(MR. BRANDON): We are told that the attainment of Wisdom and Power can only be acquired through
study and knowledge.
(MR. MUHAMMAD): Of ourselves.......
(MR. BRANDON): We have seen also that the same laws govern the whole Universe, and that if man can
understand some of the laws governing, as Mr. Muhammad said Himself, the tiniest atom, he will have a
clue to those which govern the solar system to which they belong; but it would be very difficult to believe
that our sun was part of an atom in the cell of a solid body.
(MR. EINSTEIN): Some scientists now claim that the outer-shell is denser than the planets that swing
through it. So you see, we must reserve ideas about solidity until we are a little more informed.
(MR. BRANDON): The point that I am trying to make is that through visualizing our vast giant solar system,
we can better understand the intimate relation in which the stars stand to each other.
(MR. EINSTEIN): Don't worry Mr. Brandon. The astrologers make careful calculations of the chemical and
spiritual influences set up be the continual changing of the relative positions of the planets and luminaries
(Sun and Moon) which is man. So let us resolve our arguments concerning that study please.
(MR. BRANDON): Mr. Einstein, there's a word that you are an atheist. Let me ask you this: Do you believe
(MR. EINSTEIN): I believe in Spinoza's god?
(MR. BRANDON): You did say Spinoza's God?
(MR. MUHAMMAD): Yes he did, S.P.I.N.O.Z.A., but you see Mr. Einstein, and Mr. Brandon, Spinoza
was a mere mortal, who was a philosopher in the 17th century. His full name was Baruch De Spinoza.
he was a Dutch-Jewish philosopher who died at the age of 45 (1632-1677). His concept was that the
Universe is formed of one substance, which is God, and the reality of mind and matter are the
attributes, and that beings such as us are only changing shape in our composition. The concept
(Spinozaism) is meritless. The whole theory collapses under its own weight of inaccuracy.
(MR. EINSTEIN): Excuse me Mr. Muhammad, but I am very...what you call cabalistic. I rely not on external
experimentation, but on intellect, logic, and intuition. The logic of theory must stem from an inner coherence,
not because external evidence makes it most logical over other theories.
(MR. BRANDON): Excuses me gentlemen, let me interrupt you two for a second. Mr. Einstein sir, tell me a
little of Spinoza.
(MR. EINSTEIN): Though I cannot here expound the philosophy of Spinoza; I can speak briefly on its
aspects: Spinoza attempted to lay the foundation for a new free society, ruled by law, yet also in accord with
divine nature. On the one hand, Spinoza presented religion as a product of imagination; leading to piety. On
the other hand, Spinoza held that reason and intuition led a man to a union with the source of all things,
which is called the intellectual love of God. God, he said, is nature. God is whatever truly lives. In knowing
Him we love Him and it is this knowledge of Him which makes man's mind immortal.
(MR. MUHAMMAD): In those days, Mr. Einstein, that was a dangerous doctrine of immortality; and
laid Spinoza open to misunderstanding and invectiveness.
(MR. EINSTEIN): Yet God Himself was ever present in all Spinoza's writings; so much so, that one
commentator did aptly called him a God intoxicated man.
(MR. MUHAMMAD): Your philosophy is just heritage. You are merely an abstraction of Spinoza,
and indefinable expression of a creed, not universal reasoning and intuition as you state, and not a
unity factor when understood completely. It is the illumination of the spiritual understanding which
demonstrates the capacity of the soul, not of material senses, such revelation whatever constitutes and
perpetuates harmony, enabling one to do good, but not evil (thus there is no unity in this intuition) you
will...well, not you two, reach the perfect science of self when you are able to read the human mind.
After this manner and discover the error you would destroy.
(MR. BRANDON): Mr. Muhammad, acquaintance with this science, as you say, will enable one to commune
more largely with this spiritual understanding?
(MR. MUHAMMAD): I say it is a science, because it is! One second I referred to spirit as mind. and
not like you two took it. To understand that mind is infinite, not bound by corporeality; not dependent
on the ear and eye for sound or sight, nor upon the muscles and bones for locomotion, is a step
forward. The mind science by which we discern man's nature and existence. This true conception of
the Blackman being God destroys the belief of spiritualism and Spinozaism at is very inception, for
without the concession of immaterial personalities called spirits, Spiritualism has no more basis upon
which to hold. Take the little Black Child for instance.......
(MR. BRANDON): Excuse me Mr. Muhammad, we must take a break at this time. We'll be back in sixty
(MR. BRANDON): We're back and this is Religion in Brief. My name is Keith Brandon your host and
tonight we are talking with Mr. Fard Muhammad, and Mr. Albert Einstein. Mr. Muhammad, while we were
taking that break you commented about certain expressions of the child, or little children, so to speak, and
(MR. MUHAMMAD): Excuse me sir, I said the little Black Child.
(MR. BRANDON): Oh, I'm sorry. The little Black Child, and their awareness process which leads up to
(MR. EINSTEIN): Excuse me Mr. Brandon, one second Mr. Muhammad, sir, what is the difference between
awareness and sensitivity.
(MR. MUHAMMAD): I wonder if there is any difference. You know, when you ask a question, what is
important is to find out for yourself the truth of the matter and not merely accept what someone else
says. So let us find out together what it is to be aware. When you observe you reactions to what people
say to you and how your mind is always evaluating, judging, comparing, and condensing. This is all
part of awareness, which begins on the surface and then goes deeper and deeper, but for most of you,
awareness stops at a certain point. But unalike the Blackman, who is surely without doubt the True
God of the Universe, Whose proper name is Allah, has no point of end to their awareness. For their
brain capacity is 7-1/2 ounces of pure......
(MR. BRANDON): Did you say their brain capacity is 7-1/2 ounces?
(MR. MUHAMMAD): Yes, 7-1/2 ounces. The seven is 'urim', which is Light, the illumination of
science, the only fit preparation for admission to the PRESENCE AND POWER OF THE MOST
HIGH. The 1/2 is 'Thummin' (check you Bible--Exodus and Ezra) which is Extraordinary Perfection,
which does not sleep; only alertness; and if you go into it still more deeply, you will find that there is no
division between the person who is aware and the object of which he is aware. Now what does it mean
to be sensitive? To be cognizant of color and form; to be considerate, good manners, listen attentively,
without being bored, to everything that is said. So is there much difference between sensitivity and
awareness? I don't think so.
(MR. BRANDON): In dealing with facts that contradict some of the things you say, would you still say that
the Colored man, the American Negro is truly God?
(MR. MUHAMMAD): The Colored man is your kind, *(pointing to Mr. Einstein), and the only
contradiction I've heard in the last seconds was 'American Negro'. Now the broadest facts array the
most false lies against themselves; for they bring error from undercover. It requires courage to offer
truth, courage such as my Brother, Jesus had. You see the higher Truth lifts her voice, the louder will
error scream; until its inarticulate sound is forever silenced in oblivion.
(MR. EINSTEIN): You mentioned Jesus as your Brother, to my knowledge Jesus was a Jew. And if you view
the Jesus' achievement through materialistic eyes: seeing only an insignificant minority in possession of a
little land and a few battalions; this will seem improbable. It will not seem improbable if a man discards the
blinkers of prejudice and views the World not as a 'thing' but as an 'Idea'! Then we may see that two-thirds of
the civilized world is already governed by the ideas of the Jews. The ideas of Moses, Jesus, Paul, Spinoza,
Marx, Frued. Will the World in the next two thousands years embrace the morality of the Torah, the social
justice of the Prophets, the ethics of the Jewish Patriarchs? If so, then in the words of Isaiah; 'There will be
Peace! Peace to him that is far off, and Peace to him that is near'.
(MR. BRANDON): Yes Mr. Muhammad, what Mr. Einstein says I can understand. If Islam is your religion,
how can it claim Jesus as one of its chief Prophets when Jesus was a Christian?
(MR. MUHAMMAD): I do not blame Mr. Einstein for his misled knowledge.For I am aware of the
origin of this knowledge. Jesus was neither Christian nor Islamic. Christianity was not yet born when
Jesus walked the earth, and Islam was not yet named by our Prophet at that time. Jesus taught Love,
Freedom of error, Justice in terms of Equality. This making him the Messiah the people were talking
about. This was then the political atmosphere into which he stepped, when he had chosen to reveal
publicly that he was the Messiah. His destination was the Temple. His aim was to reform some of its
practices. Not to destroy them, but reform them; for the Skunk Race still had another 1,914 years left
to rule in their ghettoes and their darkness.
(MR. EINSTEIN): But the darkness was Light enough! If the Christians looked with derision upon the
ridiculous ghetto Jews: The Jews looked with contempt upon those who jeered at them, namely Jesus! As a
group they were still the most learned men in the East, Europe, excuse me....They were the only ethnic group
in Europe having Universal Education. Into the ghetto they took with them their 3,500 years of cultural
heritage, their Talmud, Old Testament, which illuminated their bleak physical existence with intellectual and
religious comfort; and the veil of the Jewish women were a sign of the spiritual compensation given by their
(MR. MUHAMMAD): I beg you pardon, Mr. Einstein, but I SPEAK THE TRUTH OF THE
ORIGINAL MAN BEING GOD, hear Me when I say what is right! A veil sir, is a cover, it is a
concealment, hiding hypocrisy! The Jewish women wore veils over their faces in token reverence and
submission and in accordance with Pharisaic notions of the Judaic religion consisting mostly of rites
and ceremonies. The motives and affections of a man were of little value; if he only appeared unto men
to fast. The Great Nazarene, AS MEEK AS HE WAS MIGHTY, rebuked the hypocrite who offered
long petitions for blessing upon material methods; but cloaked the crime latent in thought, which was
ready to spring into action and hypocrisy. Allah's Anointed One, Jesus. THE MARTYRDOM OF
JESUS WAS THE CULMINATING SIN OF PHARISAISM. IT RENT THE VEIL OF THE
TEMPLE. IT REVEALED THE FALSE FOUNDATION AND SUPERSTRUCTURE OF THE
SUPERFICIAL RELIGION. TORE FROM BIGOTRY AND SUPERSTITION THEIR COVERING
AND OPENED THE SEPULCHER WITH DIVINE SCIENCE OF ALLAH.
(MR. BRANDON): Well that concludes our broadcast for today, and I would like to thank both Mr. Einstein,
and Mr. Muhammad for joining us here tonight.
(MR. EINSTEIN): Before we go Mr. Brandon, do I have a second?
(MR. BRANDON): Yes, a second.
(MR. EINSTEIN): Ah, Mr. Muhammad, do you speak Arabic? Would you know how to say my name in
Arabic, Mr. Muhammad?
(MR. MUHAMMAD): Yes, in Arabic you would say Yacub!
(MR. BRANDON): Thank you folks for listening to Religion in Brief on station W.C.N.B. I'm your host,
Keith Brandon, and we'll be back two Sunday's from today. Until then, may the Lord bless you. Good Night. www.ElijahMuhammadOnly.com