Grocery Shopping — “The U”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
In the Most Holy and Righteous Name of Allah

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(Don’t eat cereals, peanut butter, nuts nor dried fruit nor canned beans. Processed cereals and nuts are hard on the digestive system and you should eat FRESH fruit and dry beans.)

As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved and Beautiful Sisters!

Dear Sisters, as the woman of the house, we are responsible for doing the shopping for our family’s needs. We must make wise decisions and avoid impulse shopping and purchasing unhealthy and toxic foods and products.

The best way to shop, when visiting the supermarket is “The U.” If you notice, most grocery stores are arranged according to the diagram above. Fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, breads and fish (which should be the basis of our diet) are located on the perimeter. Avoid the meat section as The Honourable Elijah Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) taught us in How To Eat To Live, that, “No Meat Is Good For You.” But, of course, they’re going to offer it to you because they want to commercialize on that which will kill you. So, use wisdom and shun the meat section.

The processed, packaged, full of preservatives, artificial colors and artificial flavors (slow-death), UNHEALTHY foods are located down the aisles in the center of the store. The only items we should look for on these aisles are such foods as flour and beans.

If you are in the habit of going down every aisle just picking out things that suit your fancy, stop it!! This is impulse buying and it is a wasteful and prodigal practice.

Always make a list

And, stick to the items on your list. Our Beloved Messenger (May the Peace and the Blessings of Allah forever be upon him) taught us that, “Simple foods are the best”.

You do not need to be trying out every new food the devil manufactures. Lest you find yourself trying out a new coffin. Simplify your diet so that you can live a long time in good health and with a youthful and beautiful appearance.

This way your selection of foods will not vary too much and you will become very familiar with the ingredients, location and prices of the foods you purchase. You will find your grocery shopping to be easy, familiar, cost effective and time efficient, going down the aisles very rarely, with most of your purchases being made in “The U”.

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WHO IS THAT MYSTERY GOD?

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Allah is God

Who is that Mystery God?

Part 1, Chapter 1


For thousands of years, the people who did not have the knowledge of the person, or reality, of God worshiped their own ideas of God. He has been made like many things other than what He really is. The Christians refer to God as a “Mystery” and a “Spirit” and divide Him into thirds. One part they call the Father, another part the Son, and the third part they call the Holy Ghost – which makes the three, one. This is contrary to both nature and mathematics. The law of mathematics will not allow us to put three into one. Our nature rebels against such a belief of God being a mystery and yet the Father of a son and a Holy Ghost without a wife or without being something in reality. We wonder how can the son be human, and the father a mystery (unknown), or a spirit? Who is this Holy Ghost that is classified as being the equal of the father and the son?

The Christians do not believe in God as being a human being, yet they believe in Him as being the Father of all human beings. They also refer to God as He, Him, Man, King and The Ruler. They teach that God sees, hears, talks, walks, stands, sits, rides, and flies; that He grieves or sorrows; and that He is interested in the affairs of human beings. They also teach that once upon a time He made the first man like Himself, in the image and likeness of Himself, but yet they believe that He, Himself, is not a man or human. They preach and prophesy of His coming and that He will be seen on the Judgment Day but is not man. They cannot tell us what He looks like, yet man is made like Him and in the image of God, and yet they still say that He is a mystery (unknown).

How can one teach the people to know God if he, himself, does not know God? If you try teaching the Christians that God is also a human being, they will say that you are crazy, that you do not believe in God and that you are an infidel. In the meantime, while they admit that He is a Mystery God (unknown), they teach not to make any likeness of Him; yet they adorn their walls and churches with pictures, images and statues like human beings.

Can God be a Mystery God and yet send prophets to represent Himself? Have the prophets been representing a God that is not known (Mystery)? They tell us that they heard God’s voice speaking to them in their own language. Can a spirit speak a language while being an immaterial something? If God is not material, what pleasure would He get out of material beings and the material universe? What is the basis of spirit? Is the spirit independent of material?

Actually, who is that Mystery God? We should take time and study what has and is being taught to us. Study the word and examine it, and if it be the Truth, lay hold to it. To teach people that God is a Mystery God is to teach them that God is unknown. There is no truth in such teaching. Can one teach that which he himself does not know?

If one teaches a thing that he himself does not know, he can be charged with lying to the people. The word “mystery,” according to the English dictionaries, is something that has not been or cannot be – something beyond human comprehension. The unintelligent, or rather ones without divine knowledge, seem to delight themselves in representing the God as something mysterious, unknown.

Such teaching (a mystery God) that God is a mystery makes the prophets’ teachings of God all false. There should be a law made and enforced upon such teachers until they have been removed from the public.

According to Allah, the origin of such teachings as a Mystery God is from the devils! It was taught to them by their father, Yakub, 6,000 years ago. They know today that God is not a mystery but will not teach it. He (devil), the god of evil, was made to rule the nations of earth for 6,000 years, and naturally he would not teach obedience to a God other than himself.

So, a knowledge of the true God of Righteousness was not represented by the devils. The true God was not to be made manifest to the people until the god of evil (devil) has finished or lived out his time, which was allowed to deceive the nations (read Thess. 2:910, Rev. 20:3, 8-10).

The shutting up and loosing of the devil mentioned in Rev. 20:7 could refer to the time between the A.D. 570-1555 which is nearly 1,000 years that they and Christianity were bottled up in Europe by the spread of Islam by Muhammad (May the peace of Allah be upon him) and his successors.

Their being loose to deceive the nations of earth would refer to the time (A.D. 1555 to 1955) when they (John Hawkins) deceived our fathers and brought them into slavery in American and were loose (free) to travel over the earth and deceive the people.

Now their freedom is being interfered with, by the Order and Power of the God of Righteousness through the Nation of Righteousness.

For the past 6,000 years, the prophets have been predicting the coming of God who would be just and righteous. This righteous God would appear at the end of the world (the world of the white race).

Today, the God of Truth and Righteousness is making Himself manifest, that He is not anymore a mystery (unknown), but is known and can be seen and heard the earth over.

This teaching of a mystery God enslaves the minds of the ignorant. My poor people are victims of every robber. They are so pitifully blind, deaf, and dumb that it hurts, but I am going to prove to them that I am with Allah (God) and that Allah is with me, in spite of their ignorance of Allah and myself, whom He has sent. For I am not self-sent, and the world shall soon know Who it is that has sent me.

Allah (God) loves us, the so-called Negroes (Tribe of Shabazz,) so that He will give lives for our sake today. Fear not, you are no more forsaken. God is in person, and stop looking for a dead Jesus for help, but pray to Him whom Jesus prophesied would come after Him. He who is alive and not a spook.

Do you hate me because I represent Allah, the Living God, your Lord and my Lord? Can you, who believe in a mystery God (unknown), trust your Mystery to bring you bread or to defend you against your open enemies? If so, on what occasion did He help you? If God is a mystery, you are lying to the world when you say that you know Him.

He wants to be known, it is His enemy (the devil) who does not want God to be known to you and me. Do you refer to God as He, Him! These pronouns refer to a man. Do you say that you want to be like Him. Surely, you don’t want to be a spirit without form, as spirits have no material form. Your God and my God is a material Being – the Supreme of Beings.

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PREPARE Your Children For The World Of Computer Science

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

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As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved, Beautiful and Black, Tech Savvy Sisters!!!

When I was in Jr. High School, it seemed as if EVERYBODY was telling me to go into the field of Computer Programming. But Computer Programming was so boring!! I took a computer class in the 8th grade and the extent of our programming was being able to make a word (or sentence, if you wanted to jazz it up) run continuously up the monitor’s screen. Which was hardly fascinating even for the early 80’s. And not hardly the stuff to pique the desultory interests of an artsy 12-year-old.

However, now that I bear witness to the heights to which computer technology has advanced, I am becoming increasingly more interested in the field of Computer Science, especially for my son. I am preparing him for a future wherein computers will undoubtedly play a pivotal role. Proficiency in Computer Science can only help him succeed, considering that Computer Programming is inarguably, the most sought-after profession in the world.

In the United States, we are lagging far behind other countries in the area of preparing candidates for the many positions becoming available in the field of Computer Science. The demand is greater than there are qualified candidates to fill these positions. Therefore, these positions are being outsourced to other countries. Additionally, advances in technology make it even more possible for people in other countries to fill these positions that under previous conditions would have been limited to citizens here in the United States.

This is very unfortunate, especially for Black People in America, who are suffering from the highest rate of unemployment than any other nationality in the country. If we were only trained in the field of Computer Science! It is THE fastest growing field in the country, if not the world.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“Employment of software developers is projected to grow 30% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. The main reason for the rapid growth is a large increase in the demand for computer software.”

The statistic also reports that the median income for a Computer Software Developer is $90,530 annually and $43.52 per hour! I am really regretting not taking the advice I was given 30 years ago. Especially since computer programming skills are so beneficial to success in ANY field. Computers dominate every industry you can think of. Even doctors carry tablets with them nowadays, as opposed to clipboards of the past, as they check-up on patients.

Technology is advancing at rocket speed, so the sooner you introduce Computer Science to your children the better. I have downloaded some software designed to teach children computer programming, but it was just boring for my son. From what I have learned, programming is very intricate and takes an enormous amount of patience. 

So, I have determined to learn Computer Programming and then teach my son myself. Mobile technology is the wave of the future, so I wanted to bypass the traditional method of computer programming and just dive into developing applications for mobile operating systems (OS). However, after some careful research, I decided I had better get some background skills, since I have absolutely no previous experience with computer programming. (Well, except that RAM/ROM class I took in the 8th grade 🙂 ).

From my research, I learned that Javascript is one of the best computer languages to learn because it is not limited to a specific hardware platform. It can be used on any platform such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris OS, and Mac OS. It is also based on previous well-known programming languages but because it is newer, it simplifies them and thus, makes programming easier and faster. It is also the most desired language for companies hiring new programmers.

Java offers a tutorial on its website, which is absolutely free to anyone who has the initiative to learn the language. You don’t have to enroll in college to learn how to program. You can learn right from the comfort of your own home! So, there’s no excuse not to learn. Think of your children. I’m sure they know how to use a computer, now they can learn how to program one! And they will have a head start if they decide to go into the big bucks field of Computer Science. And even if they don’t, I’m sure by the time they are ready to open their own businesses, they will be able to save a ton of money by developing their own app!

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After learning how to program using Java, In sha Allah (If it is the Will of Allah) I plan to move on to developing applications on the Android operating system. You can click on the picture below to go to the Android Tutorial.

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My son is a fast learner, so I’m not going to make him learn all of the basics that I feel I need.

I pray Allah, you will put your computer to good productive use and take advantage of the many opportunities available to you. Think over how BEHIND the majority of our people (who don’t own personal computers) will be in the future! Show Our Saviour, Master Fard Muhammad, To Whom Praise is Due Forever, that you are Grateful for His Blessing you with a computer, by using it to prepare your children for success and to be the absolute BEST QUALIFIED they possibly they can be. Our Beloved Messenger, The Most Honorable and Humble Elijah Muhammad (PBUH) taught us there are wide fields available to the wide-awake Blackman. We just have to qualify ourselves to take over the rule.

May Allah Bless You With Unimaginable Success In All Your Endeavors!

As-Salaam-Alaikum!

100 PER CENT ALL NATURAL HOMEMADE ALOE VERA GEL

BISMILLAHI RAHMANI RAHIM

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As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved, Beautiful and Refined Asiatic Black Sisters!

Aloe Vera is one of Allah’s Blessings to us. It has so many healing properties that it should be a staple in our home apothecaries.  Below are some of its uses and also a recipe for how to make your own 100% Natural Aloe Vera Gel.

As-Salaam-Alaikum!

EIGHT WAYS TO USE ALOE VERA 

1) Like a moisturizer. Whether you are acne-prone, suffer from dryness, more serious skin conditions like psoriasis or seborrhoea dermatitis or just after an effective oil-free moisturizer, give Aloe a go. It is a natural humectant, so it increases water retention in the skin, and helps calm irritation and inflammation by feeding your skin vital nutrients, antioxidants and enzymes. Also, it greatly reduces open pores.

2) As a laxative. Though I can’t speak from personal experience on using Aloe Vera for this matter, I hear rave reviews on the wonders of juicing the entire part of the leaf to relieve constipation. Because it contains barbaloin, a solid fibrous compound, it is very effective at causing your bowel muscles to contract. It is never recommended to become reliant on laxatives, since you can develop lazy bowel syndrome, but rather for a period of 5-10 days as treatment.

3) For healthy hair. Aloe Vera can be found in some of the best shampoos and conditioners, which aren’t silicone-based. So why not apply it directly to your hair to control frizz (think eye brows too!)? The slightly acidic pH of Aloe gel will even help to seal the hair cuticle. If you ever experience an itchy or dry scalp, do apply the gel directly to your head too!

4) On burns and wounds. Aloe Vera has a lovely soothing and cooling effect, so it is often the main ingredient in creams for treating cooking burns and minor skin infections. It is well known for its anti-microbial and anti fungal properties to keep wounds clean.

5) As a shaving gel. Traditional shaving creams contain a plethora of synthetic additives, carcinogens, contaminants and other stuff, which I am no expert in, but do know for a fact, that something which may seem innocent enough has high chances of entering your blood stream via the pores of your skin. Aloe Vera is anti inflammatory, so it’s kind to skin, has a slippery gel texture, so it’s ideal for a close shave and contains 99% water, so it will even leave your legs, face or under arms hydrated.

6) For a face mask. Combine Aloe gel with a little cinnamon (a little!), high UMF raw honey and oats for a nice refreshing and taught mask. The oats are slightly course too, so when you wash the mask off, it acts like a natural scrub at the same time.

7) For digestion and immunity. Aloe contains acemanna, a powerful stimulant to the immune system. Experts from the Moores Cancer Centre at the University of California found that Aloe Vera helps the immune system by attacking abnormal cells during cancer treatments. This also helps assist digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids in your diet. You can add about 2cm of aloe inner gel to desserts and smoothies.

8) For sore throat relief. On the rare occasions when my son used to get sick (he hasn’t gotten sick in about two years), and suffer from a sore throat, I used to make him a tea out of Aloe Vera. Just take the insides of the leaves and steep them in about 8 oz. of water. Sweeten it with a little honey and have your child or whomever is sick drink it.

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HOW TO MAKE 100 PER CENT NATURAL ALOE VERA GEL

Pluck off a few Aloe Vera leaves.

Let hang upside down or place upright in a cup for about ten minutes until all of the yellow resin drips out (the yellow resin can irritate the skin).

Then cut the leaves into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove the insides. (See picture above).

Liquidize the insides in your blender.

Add a few drops of essential oil [for preservation]). I would recommend something soothing like Lavender.

And there you have your 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel! Don’t worry about the froth, it will dissipate. (Be sure to keep refrigerated.)

Homemade Personal Cleansing Cloths (Wipes)

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

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As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved, Beautiful and Refined Black Sisters!

It is a well-known fact that “Cleanliness is Next to Godliness.” And, as the Aboriginal Black Woman, we should let no woman beat us in anything when it comes to intelligence and cleanliness. This includes our surroundings and ourselves. Our homes should be spotless at all times, so that we could eat off the floor, if need be.

We should bathe or the equivalent every night before we get in the bed. It is best to bathe before getting in the bed because you don’t want to put on clean night clothes and get in a clean bed with a dirty body. So, we should get in the habit of taking a bath every night before we pray and go to sleep.

Personally, I have gotten to the point where I really look forward to my nightly baths. I play soft music and put a couple of drops of Lavender Essential Oil in the water. It is also nice to bathe by candlelight. I used to use bubble bath, but ever since I’ve started trying to limit the amount of toxins I absorb into my body, I have decided to omit the store bought bubble bath. I have not found a recipe for homemade Bubble Bath as yet, however, the experience is just as relaxing without the bubble bath.

***UPDATE***

I started using bubble bath again. I just try to make sure it doesn’t have too many harmful ingredients. And steer clear of 99 cents store bubble bath with the Proposition 65 Warning. I really love Bath & Body Works Lavender Bubble Bath or whatever it’s called. I don’t remember what’s in it but something that makes you feel that good can’t be that bad for you. And if it is, I’m just going to balance it by eating properly and using other products that aren’t harmful. Sometimes I use dishwashing liquid when I don’t have any bubble bath. Avon is good too.

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Since we are such busy creatures, keeping house, raising children and taking care of our husbands, I believe Our Saviour, Allah, delights in us pampering ourselves and taking a little time to relax and reward ourselves after a hard day of housework.

When I marry my Zawji, we plan to have a big enough bathtub so that we can do our ablutions together.

But I digress. Cleanliness is an area about which we should be almost obsessive. We should not be able to sit down unless our house is immaculate. And we should be just as thorough about personal cleanliness as well.

Our clothes should always be completely clean and unsoiled, mended and properly pressed. And they should also always be put on a clean body. We should make every effort to maintain personal hygiene and keep ourselves as clean and fresh as possible throughout the day. One important way we can ensure that we are completely clean and odorless is by using Personal Cleansing Cloths after visiting the privy.

They are also good for freshening up during menstruation.

Personal Cleansing Cloths are very easy to make and do not contain harsh chemicals and toxins found in store bought wet wipes. Also, by using personal cleansing cloths you will never be ashamed by any embarrassing and unsanitary stains found in your undergarments ever again. They are extremely safe and gentle enough to use on your precious Black babies.

INGREDIENTS

1 roll of heavy duty paper towels (the cheap kind won’t work for these)

Round plastic container with lid. The taller the better. I use a large pitcher.

2 Cups Hot Water

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(You should get your African Black Soap from TAJ MAHAL on Crenshaw and 57th. They have the best prices. Their website doesn’t offer the authentic African Black Soap (as shown in the picture) but you can get a big block (about four of the bars in the picture) for only $12.00. They also sell the size in the picture for $3.00, I think. Just call them and ask them to send you the REAL AFRICAN BLACK SOAP. Tell them you want the kind that comes wrapped in plastic wrap.)

2 T Aloe Vera

2 T Witch Hazel

3 T Olive, Almond, Jojoba or any Oil or combination of Oils

1 T Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter

*You can vary the amounts depending on the size of your wipes

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut the roll just enough so it fits into your container. If you cut the roll in half, your wipes will be rather small and rectangular.

2. Place the wipes, cut side down in container.

3. Dissolve Black Soap and Cocoa Butter in hot water.

4. Add Aloe Vera, Oil and Witch Hazel. Mix well.

6. Pour mixture over paper towels and let absorb. You can flip it over to cover the entire area. This should take about five-ten minutes.

7. Pull out the cardboard and one paper towel from the inside of the roll. This will get your roll started for you.

These wipes are MUCH better quality than ANY brand I have ever bought from the store. Not to mention that they are better for your health. You can use them without worrying about harmful chemicals and relish in the fact that you are improving your and your family’s measure of cleanliness, which is one of the greatest enjoyments we can have.

As-Salaam-Alaikum!

Foreign Languages

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
In the Most Holy and Righteous Name of Allah,

Master Fard Muhammad,
To Whom We Forever Give Praise and Thanks

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As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved, Beautiful and Intelligent Sisters!

Our Beloved Messenger, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad (May the Peace and the Blessings of Allah Forever Be Upon Him) taught us that the Original Language of The Aboriginal Black Nation of the Planet Earth is ARABIC. Arabic is the Language of Allah. It is the Language in which Our Holy Book, The Glorious Holy Qur-an Sharrieff, was revealed.

Our Lessons Teach us that:

“The root of civilization is in Arabia at the Holy City Mecca, which means where wisdom and knowledge of the original man first started, when the planet was found.” 

Conclusively, since the Root of Civilization is in Arabia at the Holy City Mecca, then the Language of the Original Man – The Asiatic Blackman – is Arabic.

You may disagree with this bit of history, which is understandable, because the devil has not confirmed it. But consider this… One MUST be a Muslim to enter the City of Mecca. If the whiteman cannot even enter the city, how can he determine how old it is???

Our Lessons originated with The Originator of the Universe. Who would know better than He where the Root of Civilization is located? You Can Take It or Leave It. But your disbelief does not detract from the Truth one iota. It just makes you a disbeliever.

With the Knowledge that Arabic is our Original Language, we should take the proper steps to master this Divine Language. Fortunately for you, the whole world of information is just a click away.

With a little determination, you can learn anything you desire through the resources available to you on the Internet. If you are Homeschooling, or if you are not Homeschooling, you should ensure your child spends quality time on the computer and does not waste time and energy playing silly games which require no thought thinking.

Young children pick up languages very quickly. The earlier you begin the better. If you learn along with them, you can converse with each other. And it is very cool to be out in the public where no one but you and your child understand what you’re saying to each other!

Not to mention the cognitive benefits of speaking a second or multiple languages. According to this article:

“The collective evidence from a number of studies suggests that the bilingual experience improves the brain’s so-called executive function — a command system that directs the attention processes that we use for planning, solving problems and performing various other mentally demanding tasks. These processes include ignoring distractions to stay focused, switching attention willfully from one thing to another and holding information in mind — like remembering a sequence of directions while driving.”

Learning a foreign language will make your children better equipped for immediate and future success and will give them the mental tools they will need for governing in the Hereafter. It will also be beneficial to you. The above study indicates that:

“Individuals with a higher degree of bilingualism — measured through a comparative evaluation of proficiency in each language — were more resistant than others to the onset of dementia and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease: the higher the degree of bilingualism, the later the age of onset.”

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Here are some FREE websites to engage you and your children in the rewarding pursuit of mastering a foreign language.

ARABIC

SPANISH

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE DICTIONARY

MANY DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

VARIETY OF LANGUAGES