In this late 1970’s 4th Sunday address in Chicago, Illinois, Imam W D Mohammed Speaks on the History of the Jahcubite. This is part 1.
“THE TERM “Jahcubite” is a term that I coined. If you run into “Jacobite” in the encyclopedia or in the history books, don’t confuse that Jacobite with the term that I coined—Jahcubite. I coined this term “Jahcubite” for the community. When I coined the term “Jahcubite,” I was thinking of the cub lion. You know “lion” and “jah” is a name for god, hence “jah-cubs”-cubs-lion, “Jahcubite.” In other words, the little lion of god — the little cubs, not the big lion. Actually, I was thinking of people who try to imitate the big Satan and do a worse job than they would if they consulted the big Satan. I would call Jahcubites reckless people with scripture, reckless people with cultural knowledge. Scripture tells us that Jews were notorious for that. The renegade Jews, the devil Jews, were notorious for that kind of thing. History tells us that these Jews were condemned by the Jewish community. The Jewish community disowned them and said they had no authority to do those kind of things. There is a story about Jacobites in history. I learned of this after I chose the term “Jahcubites,” Actually the word “Yacub” inspired me to search for a people who would be Jacub or Jacub-like, and give them a new name so that we wouldn’t be hung up in this Yacub story. I started using the term “Jahcubite” to identify people who experiment and play with Divine things and do reckless things in the world, in the life of man. I wouldn’t want them to think that when I use “Jahcubite” I’m talking about the Jews. I’ve tried to correct that several times.
Imam W. Deen Muhammad March 16, 1984 (Muslim Journal/A.M. Journal/Muhammad Speaks)