بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
“There is no such thing that we should worship any white people’s holidays. All that they worship are their days and not the slaves (the Black peoples) days.
“There is not one that we should worship. The past Thanksgiving Day that you were celebrating – what do you have to thank God and man for that last Thursday of November? Surely you should thank God for allowing you to live to see that day, but this was the man’s day (Yakub’s made man).
“The Black Man should not take any part in any white people’s holidays not even to Sunday. These are not our days. Please remember this.”
– THE HONORABLE ELIJAH MUHAMMAD (May the Peace and the Blessings of Allah forever be upon him)