The Five Percenters teach that the black man
is god. (I have frequently heard them say that the white man
is the devil as well.) They refer to each other as gods and earths, with gods being male and earths being female. They are heavily into numerology
, using the following numbers as symbols:
4: Culture - Freedom
5: Power - Refinement
8: Build - Destroy
From NGE.org, the teachings are:
1. That black people are the original people of the planet earth.
2. That black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization.
3. That the science of Supreme Mathematics is the key to
understanding man's relationship to the universe.
4. Islam is a natural way of life, not a religion.
5. That education should be fashioned to enable us to be self
sufficient as a people.
6. That each one should teach one according to their knowledge.
7. That the blackman is god and his proper name is ALLAH. Arm,
Leg, Leg, Arm, Head.
8. That our children are our link to the future and they
must be nurtured, respected, loved, protected and educated.
9. That the unified black family is the vital building block of
As you can see, the teachings are not at all consistent with tradition Islam, being even further away from it than the Nation of Islam.