What does Islam mean?
Islam is an Arabic word which means “total submission to the Will of God”. It also
means peace. We believe Islam is a way of life and is the nature in which we were
What is a Muslim?
A Muslim is one who strives to submit his/her will to do the Will of God.
What are the Pillars of Islam?
A pillar is something that upholds a structure. The five pillars of Islam are Belief in One
God, Prayer, Charity, Fasting, and Pilgrimage.
How many times do Muslims pray?
Muslims pray at least five times per day.
What is the Holy Book of the Muslims?
The Holy Quran. It has 114 chapters
Do the Muslims believe in Jesus?
Yes. In fact, the 19th Chapter of the Holy Quran is named after the mother of Jesus,
What is the mission of the Nation of Islam?
To give life to the mentally and spiritually dead Black people in North America first and
throughout the world.
I heard the NOI eats one meal a day, can’t you die from that?
No. It is a scientific fact that it takes your body at least 24 hours to digest one full meal.
What is wrong with eating pork?
The pig is a mass of worms. Each mouthful you eat is not a nutritious food but a mass
of small worms that the naked eye cannot detect. The scientific name for the ill-causing
worm found in all pork is Trichinella spiralis which causes trichinosis.
Why do you all fast 3 consecutive days every month?
According to the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, fasting cleans the impurities out of
the blood and causes the body to eliminate the poison stored in it from previous meals –
sometimes from previous meals of many years. Fasting takes away all evil desires.
What does FOI mean? Why do you all wear bowties?
FOI means the Fruit of Islam. The name given to the military training of the men that
belong to Islam in North America. The bow tie represents service and high intelligence.
The FOI are servants of the people.