What 400 Years of African-American History has to do with a land of milk and honey?

By Zaqqiyah Haamidah

In a lecture entitled, “A Land Flowing With Milk and Honey”, Minister Omar Hassan of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam Houston brought modern-day understanding to this phrase known to come out of the Bible.

What many may not know, however, is that the phrase has sacred and secular applications to the life and times of the Black man and woman who descend from those enslaved in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, or Afrodescendants.

From a sacred standpoint, Minister Hassan explained that the so-called Jews in the Middle East were never in bondage, neither did today’s Jewish people build the pyramids in Egypt. Therefore, dear reader, do not misinterpret the Bible as stating that the people who call themselves Jews today are holy. Minister Hassan described how it took skilled labor, Master Builders and Master Engineers, to build the pyramids and not forced labor. There is no historical record to substantiate any proclamation that Jews spent 400 years in bondage.

To illustrate, recent anthropological evidence exists to refute any such untruth. See the article entitled, “Egypt: New Find Shows Slaves Didn’t Build Pyramids” below:

Minister Hassan continued by explaining that the sole purpose of the coming of Master Fard Muhammad’s was to make the Black man and woman, Afrodescendants, His people and to establish His people in a land flowing with milk and honey.

A Message to the Black Man chapter entitled, “Land and Qualifications” page 220 was cited by Minister Hassan where the Most Elijah Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught that a lack of love for self keeps us divided. Being divided keeps the Black man and woman a nation of prey at the hands of our open enemies. Regardless of the amount of education we receive from our open enemy, we are still prey due to the lack of knowledge and love for self.

See the excerpt of Minister Omar Hassan’s ‘A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey’ below:

From a secular standpoint...and just in case you haven’t heard, U.S. President Donald Trump recently acknowledged the arrival of Black men and women brought into the west for the purpose of enslavement by signing House Resolution 1242.

Please note, however, that the “400 Years of African-American History Commission Act” controversially states a different date for the arrival of the first set of Black people different from the date the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught. Nevertheless, the resolution serves as a time stamp for those unfamiliar with the true identity of the ‘Children of Israel’ or the ‘Chosen People of God’, for further self-study.

See U.S. House Resolution 1242, 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act, below:

In conclusion, Minister Hassan pointed out in his lecture that in February of this year, the Honorable Silis Muhammad, CEO of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam and Afrodescendant human rights expert/scholar, declared that Afrodescendants should take their place on the world stage. This means…seek to put yourself in a position to make the Afrodescendant collective voice heard. The best and globally-accepted way of making one’s voice heard is within a governing structure where unity can be achieved.

To learn more about what the Lost-Found Nation of Islam is doing to bring together the sacred and secular realities of the Afrodescendant identity, send Minister Omar Hassan your questions.

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Attention Blacks, “African Americans”, Afrodescendants: Civil Death Explained By Honorable Silis Muhammad

African American Civil Death Graphic

CIVIL DEATH means you are in existence, but you are not known politically in the State in which you reside. As you have no identity in the world: you are rendered a stateless people, according to Sub-Commissioner, Professor Jose Bengoa.

Civil death is an international (UN) term; it can be interpreted to mean that you do not exist as a human being. You have no collective human rights, except those rights that are given or granted you.

How do we come out of the state of civil death? First, we must recognize and accept that we are indeed in a state of civil death. We must accept and recognize that we are nothing politically; we are not human beings, as seen through the eyes of the UN. Our mother tongue is our identity.

The language my grandmother and grandfather spoke was a broken English with Africanized sounds and phrasing. By no stretch of the imagination was it a mother tongue. In that we were deprived, and thereby denied our mother tongue, we have no Identity politically.

I know that this is a hard pill to swallow; but what political identities have we, except the absorbed or partially absorbed political identity of the slave master’s children, in the countries where 250 million of my people (Afrodescendants) are scattered. You cannot buy your way back into being a human being, by flaunting money.

We must reconnect to others of our kind and become politically reinstated to the human family. How? We reconnect to others by telling our story – by reconnecting like unto the dry bones in a valley, if you are familiar with Biblical stories.

[NOTE: If you’re a Black activist and/or a concerned Black Family member who is serious about claiming COMPLETE Black freedom, justice, and equality, this Checklist entitled “Are you Afrodescendant?” will put you on the path doing just that and more! Check it out {FREE} here: www.lfnoihouston.org/are-you-afrodescendant ]


Have a question? Ask us in The Honorable Silis Muhammad – His Works and Teachings Group!

Honorable Silis Muhammad

The Honorable Silis Muhammad is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam. He has made multiple notable accomplishments, including gathering the scattered seed of Abraham under the "Afrodescendant" identity in the United Nations.

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How to improve the Black condition without enduring U.S. politics (which doesn’t address what’s required for true Black freedom)

Upon realizing they need to do more to improve the Black condition, there are Black community activists and concerned Black Family members that say you should make sure you vote to let your voice be heard.african-american-voting

Don’t get me wrong. Everyone must be productive in the society in which they live. However, participating in America’s political process will not address the full set of issues that are required for achieving Black freedom, justice, and equality.

You must accept that the American political process does not provide an avenue of success for you, Black man and woman. If not, you cannot help the Black Family or the Black Nation remove ourselves from the second-class citizenship status we now occupy in America at the moment.

To help you grasp this critical fact, consider the pearls of wisdom in the 3 thoughts I’m about to share with you:

Thought #1: Moses of the Bible did not encourage the Children of Israel to vote in Pharoah’s societal politics

This is important because if you do not understand that our ancestors provided guidance to help us through the wilderness of North America [symbolically Egypt] in this hour, you will engage in self-defeating and time-wasting actions, like hoping an American president can improve the plight of Black people. Black people’s story in America is the story of the Children of Israel in Egypt. Reference Genesis 15:13. Understand that and unite with self and kind.

Thought #2: Kunta Kente, depicted in the movie Roots, would not have wanted Black people to assimilate into American society and to subsequently lose our cultural identity (with names such as Toby, Mary, or Sally)

You must realize that you are a manifestation of your ancestors who wanted to be FREE. Their blood, DNA, and thoughts course through your existence at this moment. Why not accept that the drive for freedom is who you are at this moment and reclaim your cultural identity through unity? You may experience your own personal awakening by doing so.

Thought #3: Harriet Tubman would have wanted us to reclaim our identity and return to the land of our forefathers

This you must come to terms with, as you must know that Blacks have been stripped of our original culture–ways of living, praying, eating, and more during plantation slavery. These areas of life we developed on our own over thousands of years to make sense of our existence and pass it down to our children. Plantation slavery broke disrupted our innate ability to do this. As a result, we must reclaim the right, desire, and ability to do this for ourselves.

Overall, these 3 thoughts about black freedom can put real power in your decision-making as a Black activist and/or Black Family member who wants to do more to uplift our Black Nation.

But don’t forget, there’s a lot more to gaining Black freedom, especially if you want to improve the Black condition. So don’t let this article be the end of your journey, but rather the beginning of your quest for more knowledge and tools to bring it about.

[NOTE: If you’re a Black activist and/or a concerned Black Family member who is serious about claiming COMPLETE Black freedom, justice, and equality, this Checklist entitled “Are you Afrodescendant?” will put you on the path doing just that and more! Check it out {FREE} here: www.lfnoihouston.org/are-you-afrodescendant ]


Have a question? Ask us in The Honorable Silis Muhammad – His Works and Teachings Group!

Zaqqiyah Haamidah

Zaqqiyah Haamidah is a member of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam. She has worked on other Black liberation digital projects, such as NAReparationsTaskforce.org and NextLifeTools.com .


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