The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said: “If Black people really understood the truth about Jesus we would be free overnight.” Why? In Jewish, Christian, and Islamic literature Jesus is a most important person. The Jews do not believe that the man who came 2,000 years ago was in fact the Messiah. The Jews, to this very day, disbelieve in Jesus, not only as a Messiah, but, they refuse to believe in Him even as a Prophet of Allah (God). The Muslims, on the other hand, believe that Jesus was a Prophet. The Muslims also believe, according to the Teachings of the Holy Qur’an that, “Jesus was the Messiah.” The Muslims teach that Jesus would come again in the judgment, and, he would be with the man that the Muslims are looking for called The Mahdi—the one who comes to guide humanity back to the path of God after Satan’s power to rule has been crushed.
The real truth of Jesus is so important because of the Power and the Truth that Allah (God) would give Him to end Satan’s rule. It is natural then that Satan would work very hard to deceive the masses of the people with respect to Jesus. Satan is trying to preserve his power, and, his power is in his ability to deceive. The greatest deceit is to deceive you about the man you expect to be your Savior.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Mosque Maryam, Chicago, IL, May 20, 2001