Yakub is a Black Scientist introduced to the public by Elijah Muhammad. Elijah Muhammad told of his history as being the father of mankind or the maker of the white race. This teaching proved to be one of the most explosive within the Nation of Islam's theological and mathematical doctrine. Thought to be a myth, especially among those who gravitated more towards Orthodox Islam or Christian Science, which by the way, don't accept Elijah Muhammad as being authentic, but since the cloning of the sheep Dolly and other organic species, the facts that Elijah Muhammad attributed to this man cannot be discounted unless we all suddenly agree that "Dolly" never happened.
This book is very controversial, but so is any information that is denied because of the fear of its impact on society. Professor Mendel's theory of grafting was resisted - until scientist began testing. Once the proof is present, talk became mote.
Regardless of what's said about Elijah Muhammad, the scientist of this world are taking their hats off to him in secret, because the genetic advances they are attempting, Elijah Muhammad was teaching in the 1930 before they even found their "magic bullet" to address polio. This books makes us put our feelings aside and look at the numbers to see if what he is saying adds up.