Wahhabism and the (so-called) ISIS Movement

Wahhabism and the (so-called) ISIS Movement

The following article does a pretty good job of discussing the history of the Wahhabis and how the practices of today’s so-called ISIS movement are right in line with the founders of Wahhabism itself:



I know when i was in Philadelphia and had my first face to face interactions with African-American Wahhabi (quasi-Salafi) converts, that it seemed odd to me that they would be so fanatical about the (so-called) “Salafi Minhaj,” while seemingly utterly oblivious to the history of Wahhabism and the Saudi state.  (It was only later that i realized what little regard the Wahhabis had for things like, history, logic, reason, and honesty.)  It should be no wonder that the Wahhabis will talk a lot about what they call the “Salaf” (and Ibn Taymiyyah) but are generally ignorant of the rest of Islamic history.  This is so, in essence, because the Wahhabis are not connected to the mainstream of Islam. Wahhabism is a later day innovation.

 The Wahhabis justify their policies of wholesale pillage and butchery because they misconstrue Qur’anic Verses.  But this distortion of the Qur’an is not relegated to their practices.  The core of the Wahhabi (so-called “Salafi”) deviation lies in what they ascribe to the Creator.  Whereas the Muslims believe in One, Perfect, Incomparable Creator, the Wahhabis pray to a giant extraterrestrial organism with a smiling face and a tibia.  The Wahhabis pray to an (imaginary) object.  Muslims do NOT worship an object.  Muslims believe that the Eternal Creator of space, distance, and direction exists without a place.  The Wahhabis worship a (imaginary) being located beneath Prophet Jesus.  The Muslims do not worship what the Wahhabis worship, and the Wahhabis do not worship the One Whom the Muslims worship.

The author of the article does say some misleading things about tawassul and tabarruk.  It should be clear that whoever worship an object, whether that object is here on earth or elsewhere is not to be regarded as a Muslim.  Hence, Muslims do not, for instance, pray TO the dead.  Nonetheless, it is part of the Sunni doctrine that one can benefit from the traces of the Prophets and the ultra-righteous, and this does not entail “shirk” (polytheism).  Allah is the Creator of the harm and the benefit.  This is a central aspect of the Muslim creed.  As one may eat food with the hope to get relief from hunger or take medicine with the hope to get relief from illness, Muslims may also seek  benefits from the traces of the blessed.  Allah is the only Creator.  No one brings anything into being except the Incomparable and Transcendent Creator, whose Name is “Allah” in the Arabic language.  This is the One Whom the Muslims worship and not any of the creations.

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Belief in the Prophet (Short Audio Lesson)

This is a short lesson about the belief in Prophet Muhammad from the `Aqidah of At-Tahawi, which is document on the Sunni doctrine.

(There may be no sound in the first 10 seconds of the recording.)


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Cultural Marxism and the Coloreds

I’ve been seeing this guy quite a bit as of late. Perhaps i read some of his stuff back in college, but i was never into the so-called “black liberation theology” stuff. It made no sense how an “educated” person–someone who knows the history of Christianity–could still promote it, much less in the name of “liberating oneself from oppression and racism.”  And that is not to mention how the absurdity of the Christian doctrine is itself a form of mental slavery and oppression.  [Wow, after looking at this guy's stuff on-line (that is, what is ascribed to him), it's clear this guy has really gone off the deep end....]

Cornel West: leading colored thinker and homosexual agenda advocate (according to the media).

Cornel West: leading colored thinker and homosexual agenda advocate (according to the media).


He illustrates why i say that the black culture is done—African-American Muslims HAVE TO develop a new identity DISTINCT from either the black heathen culture or that of the Negro Church or colored “elite.” The reason that black folks are at the bottom of the social order today is largely because of the collective immorality that prevails in the culture. Here you have the leading black intellectual in America who supports homosexuality. If the leadership supports such an abomination, then what is to be expected of the impulse driven masses?  I even have learned a new word (apparently) from this character:

They [Harvard Educational Review board members] enthusiastically reported back to us that in his talk, West, who is Professor of Afro-American Studies and of the Philosophy of Religion at Harvard, drew explicit and repeated connections between White supremacy, patriarchy, and HETEROSEXISM.”

(Okay, i don’t feel soooo bad: the word HETEROSEXISM isn’t in my spell-checker, either.) In the same article it says:

“Dr. West agreed, but he expressed concern that, as a heterosexual, he not displace ‘any of the gay, lesbian, or transgender voices.’ He went on to say:

For me it is a privilege and really a blessing[!] to be part of the issue [in promoting homosexuality], because the issue that you’re raising is very important. But as you know, it’s important as well that one not come in from the outside, as it were. It is important not to push aside any of the voices that come from inside of the movement itself.‘”

This is just straight (well, not straight, but queer) Cultural Marxist rhetoric.  In a nutshell, Cultural Marxism (so-called Political Correctness) was initiated by those who sought to subvert the society.  Unlike the traditional Marxists, who sought armed revolution, the Cultural Marxists attacked the society from within by attacking the institutions upon which the society is built: the relationship between and roles of men and women, the family, children and child raising, religion (usually, Christianity–and nowadays Islam), and the general traditions of the society.  The focus of their attack was initially on white, heterosexual, male, Christians.  Now that Christianity has increasingly become a joke in the minds of the masses, homophilia is the norm, and white guilt affects many males of European descent, the Cultural Marxists can now direct more of their energies against Muslims.

Most of the stuff young people get in the university classrooms (i.e., in the social sciences/English) is de facto Cultural Marxism–“Critial Theory,” “multicultural studies,” identity politics, feminism, gender and homo-studies, ad nauseum have a single source.  Rarely is that source discussed and examined—much less, the agenda behind this ideology.  Nowadays, this madness permeates even the grade schools, the media, and the culture, in general.  Anyone who challenges this ideology is deemed a “racist,” “sexist,” or the dreaded “homophobe”–oh, and let’s not forget to add “anti-Semite.”

Many Muslim youths adopt the rhetoric of the Cultural Marxists with NO IDEA of the origin of this ideology.  Since the Cultural Marxists portray themselves as being “tolerant” people (as long as you don’t expose the absurdities in their ideology), and many Muslims in the West have identity issues, which make them yearn for acceptance from the larger society, they are delighted to hear (some of) the Cultural Marxists say some things in defense of Muslims.  (It should be noted that the Cultural Marxists’ “defense” of Muslims is not because of a love of Islam, but they defend Muslims to the extent that they can make observant Christians seem narrow-minded and bigoted.)  As a result of this uncritical mindset stemming from ignorance of Islam and a deep seated inferiority complex, we find many Muslims (or those who at least claim to be) repeating verbatim the talking points of the Cultural Marxists–often (probably) not realizing how the implications of such claims contradict what Allah reveled unto the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wasallam).

As for Cornel, he is suppose to be some sort of “Christian theologian,” but he is promoting homosexuality. How the *expletive* does that work!?! The Bible condemns fornication and perversion, and EXPLICITLY mentions capital punishment for sodomy–furthermore, the Bible condemns the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. And even IF one wanted to run the line that Jesus abolished the Mosaic Laws (which is true–but he came with a new set of Sacred Laws–he did not eliminate the Law altogether), Jesus did NOT (even according to the Bible) promote fornication and perversion.

You have a black America blighted by illegitimacy. The poverty, the crime, the general state of dysfunction in the inner city all stems from serial fornication–the deep distrust in the black community between black men and women stems from serial fornication. Black males are walking around in a psychological state of arrested development largely because their obsession with their reproductive organs. Black women are the run away leaders in new HIV/AIDS cases–and that is because of their promiscuity and the inability of the men they sleep around with to stay out of other men’s rectums.

In spite of all of that, this Cornel character (apparently) is right in line with promoting the homosexual agenda. Amazing. What would Malcolm say to that?!? Now do these Cultural Marxists make some good points about racism, the military/prison industrial complex, colonialism, American foreign policy, and economic disparity? ABSOLUTELY. But just because they do so doesn’t mean that Muslims should embrace these characters and their ideology. At the core of the agenda of the Cultural Marxists is immorality, the rejection of Divine Revelation, and atheism. In reality these people HATE Islam—even if they pretend to “stick up for the oppressed.” If you have “friends” like this (who detest what the Prophet taught), then you really don’t need enemies.

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At-Tahawi #4 (A Short Audio Lesson)

This is a lesson on the Eternality of the Creator.  It also contains a short refutation of the blasphemous claims of the so-called “Muslim philosophers,” who said that the universe is beginningless.



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The Arsh and Kursiyy (Brief Audio Lesson)

Another lesson from the `Aqidah of At-Tahawi: The Doctrine of the Sunnis.  It also contains a brief refutation of the Wahhabis (quasi-Salafis), Uthaimeen and Bilal Philips.


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The “New” Slave Catchers


This is an interesting piece on slavery and the cops: http://my.firedoglake.com/runawayblood/2012/02/12/police-modern-day-slave-catchers-and-the-private-prison-industry/  [For the record, i know nothing other than what i posted of this person's blog.  I found it relevant, so i am sharing it.]


This quote from the article shows the real danger of having a “for profit” prison system that needs criminals (or at least inmates) to keep up its profits. These are the words of the Correctional Corporation of America and its concern about having fewer prisoners to make money off of:

The demand for our facilities and services could be adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts, leniency in conviction or parole standards and sentencing practices or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by our criminal laws. For instance, any changes with respect to drugs and controlled substances or illegal immigration could affect the number of persons arrested, convicted, and sentenced, thereby potentially reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them.” [In NO WAY am i advocating the legalization of more mind and body wrecking drugs, but it has to be admitted that the drug policies suffer from "racial disparities."]

I know that i put the coloreds on blast a lot. Again, that doesn’t mean that i have some infatuation with Squad Gestapo and who they work for. My point being that those who have power have no incentive to change. On the other hand, black folks are always complaining about their condition, but do little or nothing to change their immoral behavior. Tell them to stop drinking, doing drugs, fornicating, and listening to this brainwashing (c)rap “music,” and they will get angry at you. The fact is that many of those who complain don’t want to change.

Once we distinguish between those who don’t want to change from those who sincerely want to fix the problems in Black America, we can then offer solutions to the American Race Matrix.   Apologists and enablers of black pathology don’t want a solution.  They are comfortable with their own reprobate behavior… and, like the prison industrial complex, some find black pathology profitable.

The other reason why i blast the colored culture is because you have other elements, such as, the Cultural Marxists, who are normalizing black pathology—and all the other degenerate ideologies that piggy-back off of black culture. The Cultural Marxists do this to undermine the moral standards of the society. And it is naive to think that this use of toxic black “culture” does not affect Muslim youth not only here but also in the Muslim countries. Given that so few people are dealing with this issue (of the proliferation of African-American heathen culture), i’ve taken it upon myself to address it, maa-shaa’ Allah.

With that said, that does not mean that one cannot warn people about the real nasty prison industrial complex (PIC). It is something we ALL should be concerned about. Speaking out against it does not mean that one is in support of crime or criminals–not infrequently the ones in front of the bars are as criminal as the ones behind the bars. The bottom line is that corruption and injustice will continue to prevail (amongst the poor and the rich, the socially powerful and the weak) as long as the people lack a moral compass and a fear of the True Creator.

Here is another post on the plight of the modern black male:


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The Existence of God (Short Audio Lesson)

This is a short audio lesson discussing some of the Attributes of the Creator.


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The Legacy of Shirk in African-American Culture

The Legacy of Shirk in African-American Culture

Folks have to remember that the majority of the Africans brought here back in the day were hardcore demon worshiping voodoo practicing pagans. After the Crusaders enslaved them, they mixed their mushrik ideas with Christianity. And they still practice their Christian-shirk with their mushrik kufr until today–as we can see:


(Shirk, means to associate partners with God–that is, to worship something other than God or to worship something(s) along with God.  In either case, it is a form of blasphemy, and blasphemy is the worst of the sins.)

This also demonstrates the absurdity of some African-American Muslims thinking that one can establish “unity” on the basis of color.  African-American Muslims should be striving to lead people (of all colors) out of this corporate engineered Race-Matrix and not trying to cling on to an antiquated sense of identity that can only keep them at the bottom of the social order.  Unity is based upon a sincere desire to obey the Creator.  Unity is based upon a condition of the heart and not the pigment of the skin.  Many of these (type of) people in the video, if you were to share with them the genuine Islamic belief in the Creator: that the Creator ABSOLUTELY does not need or resemble the creations, that the Creator does not have a size, shape, or form and is not a material or spiritual entity—that the Creator exists without time or place, they would not only reject the True Belief, they will become angry and hostile.

Likewise, if you were to explain to them that the Bible has been changed, and it is not possible for the originated (Jesus) to become beginningless, and that it is not valid to believe that the Creator of the Universe had to incarnate into the womb of a young teenager and then later (supposedly) commit suicide in order to gain the power to forgive people for their sins, they might try to cause you physical harm.

The local Brothers here are quick to remind me that the Negro Church is BIG BUSINESS (i often forget this–praise Allah, i didn’t grow up on that madness). The Negro Church leaders see Islam as a threat to their bank accounts. And they slander Muslims and slander Islam in order to prevent their flocks from listening to what Muslims have to say with an open mind.

Unity is based upon SINCERITY. For the person who sincerely wishes to obey the Creator, well, the doors of Islam are WIDE OPEN–irrespective of one’s nationality, race, class, previous religious affiliation, height, weight, hair color, age, etc. One believes in One Perfect Creator, Who is the Creator of everything, and ABSOLUTELY does not need or resemble anything. And one believes in all the Prophets, and that they are all men who received Divine Revelation from the Creator; the Prophets NEVER blasphemed and had the highest level of moral character and human integrity. The last of these Prophets is Muhammad. One becomes Muslim by desiring to embrace Islam and saying:

“Nothing is worthy of worship except Allah; MuHammad is the Messenger of Allah.”



The guy who does the “Deen Show” is not a person of religious knowledge. He invites just about anyone on his program. The speaker is Mufti Menk. I don’t know what his situation is (regarding his `Aqidah methodology). He does use this phrase: “Islam is not a religion,” which is not true. We say that Islam is a religion. Usually, when people way “Islam is not a ‘religion,'” they mean that Islam is not like Christianity in the West, in which Christianity is a marginalized aspect of life that is practiced in the church once a week, but has little to do with people’s daily affairs (such as, how they earn a living, the means by which they carry out transactions, their dress or dietary codes, or how the society is governed, etc.).

Regarding the Verse about Allah creating the jinn and humans, one should NOT say: “Allah created the jinn and humans TO worship Allah,” but rather one should say: “Allah created the jinn and humans, and they were ORDERED TO WORSHIP ALLAH.” If Allah had created everyone to worship Him (no gender intended), then they certainly would have–for whatever Allah has willed to be shall be. It is clear that the people in the above video don’t worship the Creator.  Rather, they worship “spirits” (in this case, demonic jinn), who delude the people into making them think they (the jinn) are worthy of worship.

Also, contrary to the claims of the secularists, voodoo and possession by demonic entities is a real thing.  (We even have a part of the city here in Memphis called “Voodoo Village.”  I remember going there to drop a Brother off a few times and thinking to myself, that i feel like i am way down in the bayous of Louisiana somewhere and that there is a lot of creepy stuff going on–it was only later, maa-shaa’ Allah, that i learned what the local folks call that area.)  As one can see in this video, paganism and devil worship (and that is what these people are praying to–they certainly are not praying to the Creator of the Universe) distorts and warps a person’s mind. Shirk is an abominable matter and isn’t something to be taken lightly.

This is the origin of the practices that take place in the Negro Churches:


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The Knowledge of God (Short Audio)

This is a lesson from the `Aqidah of At-Tahawi, which is a summation of the Sunni doctrine.

(The first 10 seconds may not have any volume.)

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Sista Soulja–What Happened?!?

How do you go from this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2N9Z7vyhKA  !?!?!?!?!?  

Wut the %#&$ happened?!?

We had a discussion in one of those post-Jumu`ah ciphers the other day on what happened to rap.  I’m not a regionalist (i don’t think Springfield ever produced a major rap artist), but i have to admit that the vast majority of socially conscious rap was coming out of the New York area.  The West coast had the gutter-gangster stuff, and the South had the coon-rap.  

After seeing the first video, i don’t feel so bad about my naivete back in the day.  I was anticipating a generation of young black women like this to be behind their men as we led the black revolution.  If you didn’t get the memo, said revolution never took place.  But IF there had been a generation of women like this, and men holding it down, things COULD have been a lot more different than Nikki Minaj and “Basket Case Wives.”  

Again, this should make it clear that the black culture has disintegrated.  For those African-American Muslims out there, if you haven’t done so yet, please make a cultural hijrah from the heathens and house Negroes.

Post Script:

I don’t agree with everything Sista Soulja said.  Black nationalism/Pan-Africanism have their limitations.   For instance, the ultimate purpose of life is not to be “black” or “African”—the ultimate distinction between people is not the incidental matters of color or geographical origin.  Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism don’t provide people with a clear cut moral code. Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism do not inform people about the events of the Afterlife or who is God.  

The point i’m making with Sista Soulja was that there were black women who were KEENLY AWARE of local and global politics and were willing to WORK WITH BLACK MEN to improve the condition of black people.  These women could breakdown the dynamics of power in America and did so, even if it meant putting their “careers” (or lives) in danger.  Nikki Minaj and the “Basket Case Wives” are a far cry from the bygone era of black consciousness.

Sista Soulja

Sista Soulja


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On Destiny (A Short Audio Lesson)

A lesson on the Muslim belief in Destiny. 


(The first 10 seconds does not have any volume, and about half way through, there’s a jump in the volume.  Sorry, i am still working on fixing the technical glitches, God-willing.)


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The Oneness of God (Short Audio Lesson)

This is a short audio lesson discussing the Oneness and Absolute Uniqueness of the Creator.


(As with most of these audio tracks, there is no volume for the first ten seconds.)  Please share.


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The 13 Attributes of Allah (Audio)

The Thirteen Attributes of Allah Part 1 (AUDIO)

This is a short audio lesson on the Attributes of the Creator.  It succinctly explains the difference between the Islamic belief in God and other religions.


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America is NOT for Black People

Maybe i’ll weigh in on the situation in St. Louis a little more later. In brief, you’ve got a militarized gestapo-tactic police force versus a sub-class of people wallowing in (and often glorifying) pathology and dysfunction. Of the former, many of them are on some deep corrupt and sadistic stuff. They are what they are. They VOLUNTEER to enter the field of work that they do.  That says a lot about them.

As for the coloreds, what are they to do? As has been said, other than being inmates of the prison industrial complex, what value do they and their culture add to the economy? As their illegitimacy rates move closer to the 100% mark, i don’t see them being able to produce any sort of family or community stability. They don’t have any leadership to speak of. Perhaps Reverend Chitlin and Pastor Hamhock will be rolled out for a protest, and they’ll raise some money that they can stick in their pocket, but beyond that, i don’t see the black “leadership” doing much.

One “option” (not that i would advocate this) is that they would become more militant. Our coloreds don’t have a problem killing each other over sneakers and parking spots, but they don’t seem to be able to direct that propensity for violence against their police oppressors. Anyway, any sort of armed insurrection would mean almost certain annihilation.

Another option would be to follow the model of the successful immigrants, like the Jews and East Asians (meaning, Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese). That would mean raising a generation of children who would go on to elite universities and into influential positions, by which they could influence the domestic (and even foreign) policies in the favor of black folk. Again, b/c the black “family” structure has disintegrated, and there is a lack of foresight and self-restraint in black culture, that ain’t likely to happen.

The third option would be to bounce. The fact is that black people will never really be respected by whites (meaning, traditional white culture–not talking about emasculated white males gelded by Cultural Marxism). Blacks were slaves who did not fight for their independence from white folk; hence, they will always be considered second class citizens. Just consider the level of respect whites give Native Americans (they actually fought to be free from white folks). Native American “militants” are eulogized in American history. Which blacks are? And it should be enough to consider the number of towns, cities, and states named after Native Americans (and whites), and which ones are named after blacks (MLK Blvd, in the hood doesn’t count) to see how blacks are regarded.

For African-American Muslims (and Muslims, in general), we are here for the time being—but develop an exit strategy. Have a plan for your children and where you want to raise them. Make sure that they are well-educated, multilingual, multicultural, and are strong in the knowledge of the Deen and have a strong sense of identity as Muslims. Also, don’t get too caught up in this American Race Matrix, for by and large, it is little more than social engineering. None of us are going to be questioned in the grave about the color of our skin. The objective of the Race Matrix is to keep the masses divided and confused, and to keep them from coming to know the purpose of their life and the Truth about their Lord. We should want no part of that confusion.


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Brief Refutation of Bilal Philips (AUDIO)

A brief audio lesson refuting the claim of the Wahhabi, Bilal Philips.

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At-Tahawi AUDIO Lesson #3

Short audio lesson from the renown Sunni doctrine  of Abu Ja`far At-Tahawi.

(The first ten seconds does not have any volume.)


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At-Tahawi Lesson #19 (Allah is Clear of Directions)

At-Tahawi Lesson #19 (Allah is Clear of Directions)


An explanation of the famous saying of Abu Ja`far At-Tahawiyy:

“Allah is clear of all boundaries, extremities, sides, organs, other body parts/devices.  None of the six directions contain Allah as is the case with all the created entities.”




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The Destruction of Black Civilization: Addendum

Yesterday, after posting the link:  http://facetofloor.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/the-destruction-of-black-culture/  i got a couple of responses from some people on a black history page.  One was a black female, who objected to the criticisms made in the video and my comments about the black female’s role in the unraveling of the black community (although i said EXPLICITLY that black males bear the brunt of the blame for the disintegration of black culture).  Another person (a guy) asked me why i was posting stereotypical images of black people.

I explained my positions–didn’t even go that hard, but the responses were largely based on emotionalism (although the black female was somewhat clever and tried to get over with a couple of rhetorical tricks… that i didn’t allow to slide).  I also didn’t want to go hard because i know how such folks are prone to act off of impulse, and i would find myself kicked out of the group.  Well… i got kicked out of the group anyway.

I wasn’t disturbed about getting kicked out.  But what disturbed me was the little regard that these people have for rational discourse, facts, and self-criticism.  It then occurred to me that what was disturbing me is that these people have little regard for truth.  It simply does not interests them—yet, they want to complain about how they aren’t “treated right.”  Nonetheless (all-ways the Moor), it should seem obvious that if you wish to improve your collective condition, you have to first be committed to personal rectification.  This simply isn’t on their agenda.

A Brother then later said to me, “If a person doesn’t care to know the Truth about God, then it would not be surprising to find that they aren’t interested to know the truth about less important matters.”  Ya, that says it all.  That’s another one of those, “turn of the lights and close the door moments”—like, when the young Brother said to me when i was in Beirut about the pathological culture of hood: “Some people like it that way.”

I mean, you have one group of people thinking about domination of the media, the legal and financial systems, education and academia, and outright global control.  You have another group who is concerned about “baby mammas,” blunts, rap videos and “Basketball Wives” (brought to you by the same folks who dominate the media).  These people clearly are not “equal.”

Of the latter, when they are invited to self-assessment and laying out a plan to improve one’s condition, they don’t want to hear it.  Now some may say that Brother Ali is just a little condescending when he speaks to “his people,” but the fact of the matter is that 20-30 years ago (longer than that) Farrakhan was dropping knowledge about the deplorable condition of black America—and where it was going.  Farrakhan was allegedly loved by black males—yet, the VAST MAJORITY had NO INTERESTS in taking to heart his call for moral rectification (of course, Farrakhan’s doctrine of human-worship is total deviance, but IN GENERAL, his critique of black America and what it needed to do to improve its social condition were largely on point).*****

Lastly, we need to do da`wah to anyone and everyone who is interested in knowing the Truth about their Creator.  This is irrespective to one’s skin color (class, ethnicity, gender, etc.).  We need to tailor the da`wah to the needs of the different groups of people we encounter (without, of course, changing the message).  At the same time, there is a need to provide necessary social criticism–which includes that of black culture.  As Muslims, our understanding of the society needs to be much more sophisticated than what is beamed from the Cultural Marxist Matrix media.  People who are interested in such critiques are often interested in seeking the Truth.  And these are people that may be interested in learning about the Oneness and Perfection of the Lord of the Universe.







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I found this guy last week. He’s a futurist, and this does seem where things are going (a lot of it is pretty creepy, like the Franken-science). As for black culture, it is in NO WAY prepared for these quantum shifts in the economy and the society. (Even this guy is saying it is going to cause TREMENDOUS disruptions for people in general–so what about those at the bottom of the social order?)

Any objective consideration can realize that what this guy is talking about bodes VERY POORLY for the black underclass. Black folk were brought here to do PHYSICAL LABOR. They (for the most part) have continued following that model through the generations. However, in the 70’s and beyond, with the closing of large parts of American manufacturing sector (think: Detroit), those jobs have been outsourced. Millions of black men subsequently have lost high paying union jobs. As for other manual labor jobs, in the last few decades, there has been a large influx of Latino (and other) immigrants. As a rule, the Latinos work for less than Americans–even black Americans–and their numbers have been steadily growing in relation to the general population (they have now surpassed African-Americans as the largest minority group… and there are millions and millions more clamoring to get across the border).

You can add to this the fact that the black underclass culture REVELS in crime, pathology, dysfunction, and let’s call it what it is: immorality. The culture has little regard for knowledge, learning, education, or self-discipline—however, the entire economy is becoming a “brain based” economy (as opposed to the old “brawn based” economy). The black “family” is in shambles and the culture is in no way prepared for these quantum shifts in the economy… it doesn’t even KNOW about these shifts about to take place (in all likelihood) on the horizon… and even if it knew, it is highly unlikely that it would care because it is devoid of long term thinking and too engrossed in immediate self-gratification.

You have millions of black males, often with little education and little in the way of social skills, who are by and large unemployable (certainly in most higher paying jobs). Their manual labor services are not needed in a high tech economy. From an economic perspective, they offer little value to the society.  Simply consider what value can a pair like this add to a high tech economy:


…except in one key growing sector. That key economic sector is, of course, the prison industrial complex. Genocide–at least open genocide–isn’t considered to be chic anymore (unless you happen to be Palestinian, maybe). But putting criminals in jail (and producing and maintaining incubators for cultures of criminality) is politically chic… and profitable.

As for African-American Muslims, it should be clear that we need to raise children who are distant from this heathen underclass culture. There is a need to develop a NEW IDENTITY and culture that will prepare the next generation of Muslims for the challenges they are going to face. Clinging on to this corporate engineered sense of racial identity and solidarity is not going to serve us–it can only drag us down and destroy as it has destroyed others.

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I don’t usually go too hard on this topic (that is, with black women). Nonetheless, what this woman says (and it is coming from a woman) drives home the point of what i have been saying about the state of black culture. It is done for. The state of the “culture” now is not more than a very large social engineering experiment with some very strong psychological warfare undertones.

As i have said, in black culture (today), the underclass determines the norms. The underclass is engrossed in social pathology and dysfunction… and although they might complain, they, by and large, like it that way (if they didn’t, then they wouldn’t act the way they do). Through a relatively sophisticated use of the media, black underclass pathology has been made to seem “hip,” “cool,” and “trendy.” And now, as the video points out, the black family has largely been gutted—and the proliferation of lesbianism in black America can only accelerate the process of disintegration.

Regarding the media, as we can see with the situation in Palestine, the controllers of Cyclops are not a stupid people. To the contrary, they are MASTERS of psychological manipulation. And the very same psychological manipulation that is being used against the Palestinians has been used against black folks for decades (it’s enough to look at the names of the folks behind the scenes in the rap recording industry, or the Sambo sitcoms, or the exploitation flicks).

It’s not only that things are bad… very bad, it’s how things are trending–and they are definitely trending down in black America and not up. Furthermore, the colored leadership is so stuck in the Cultural Marxist matrix of playing victim, that it NEVER talks about the importance of delayed gratification, self-restraint, and discipline. Its bread and butter is finding incidents of racism… but it somehow has a difficult time figuring out who are the people who are behind the media–and their connection to finance, academia, and other mind controlling institutions.

Another point about self discipline: a person who lacks self-control will always be exploited by the one has self-control. The person without self-control will always be manipulated by his impulses and emotions. It’s not rocket science. The people “inside your TV or your radio” are not your friends. The TV’s (and radio’s) purpose is to indoctrinate the masses to buy certain products, adopt certain lifestyles, and fall in line with the agenda of the folks who own the society. It’s absurd to cry that the TV doesn’t treat you right, when it requires NO EFFORT to turn it off. Also, if you have to turn to the TV to get a sense of who you are and a sense of self-esteem, then it is clearly time to consider getting a new personality.

Another point: i am not a big fan of Sotomayor. He makes some GREAT points, but he has an axe to grind with black women. Not my position. If anyone deserves (and someone does) the greater burden of the blame for the disintegration of black America, it has to be black males. The root of the problem (aside from blasphemy) is the black male’s fascination with serial fornication. Ya, the women fornicate too–no doubt–but it should have been the black male’s duty not to ruthlessly exploit the fairer sex, and he should have established MORAL order in his communities, in his families, and in himself. It didn’t happen, and we see the consequences: “Fornication Destroys a Nation.”

CAVEAT: I did not SEE the entire video (i LISTENED to it, but i was busy reading the comments and did not see all the images in the vid).

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ISIS: A Brief Refutation

A Brief Refutation of the so-called ISIS Movement

I got this from a Brother I know:

“An important reference concerning ISIS and their misguidance. Please share.

قال الشيخ العلّامة أحمد بن محمد الصاوي المالكي المتوفى سنة 1241 هـ في حاشيته على تفسير الجلالين في المجلد الخامس ص 78 في تفسير قول الله تعالى

{ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ فَاتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوًّا إِنَّمَا يَدْعُو حِزْبَهُ }

و قيل هذه الآية نزلت في الخوارج الذين يحرّفون تأويل الكتاب والسنة ويستحلون بذلك دماء المسلمين وأموالهم كما هو مُشَاهَدٌ الآن في نَظَائِرهم وهم فرقة بأرض الحجاز يقال لهم الوهابية يحسبون أنهم على شيء ألا إنهم هم الكاذبون استحوذ عليهم الشيطان فأنساهم ذكر الله أولئك حزب الشيطان ألا إن حزب الشيطان هم الخاسرون نسأل الله الكريم أن يقطع دابرهم

It means:

The Shaykh and erudite scholar Ahmad Ibn Muhammad As-Saawiyy Al-Maalikiyy (d. 1241 AH) said in his commentary on Tafseer Al-Jalaalayn in volume 5, page 78 in explaining the saying of Allah the Exalted:

{ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ فَاتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوًّا إِنَّمَا يَدْعُو حِزْبَه }

“And it is said that this verse was revealed in reference to Al-Khawaarij who pervert the interpretation of the Qur’an and Sunnah, and by this they deem the blood and money of Muslims permissible* as it is evident now among their colleagues, a group in the land of Al-Hijaaz called the Wahhabis, who consider themselves upon something. Indeed, aren’t they liars? The Devil gained mastery over, making them forget to mention Allah. They are the faction of the Devil. Is not the faction of the Devil among the losers? We ask Allah to eradicate them.”


This is very important–and it CLEARLY demonstrates that the Sunnis refer to the Wahhabis as “Wahhabis,” and it is not the case that the term “Wahhabi” was invented by the Western media (as some Wahhabis claim). The Wahhabis (so-called “Salafis”) are a satanic sect and a disgrace to the Muslim Nation. It must be kept in mind that the Wahhabis are object worshipers, who worship a giant (imaginary) extraterrestrial shadow casting bipedal being with a smiling face, fingers, eyes, and one shin. The Wahhabis do not worship the Creator, but rather a product of their imaginations.  Allah is ABSOLUTELY Incomparable; whatever one imagines, the Creator is completely different from that.  Hence, anyone who worships real or imaginary objects or images is NOT A MUSLIM.


Not only does this video make it clear that the Sunnis do NOT consider the Wahhabis (so-called “Salafis”) to be Muslims, it also (indirectly) exposes these quasi-traditionalists here in the US who pretend not to know what a Wahhabi is or claim that it is not permissible to deem ANYONE who claims to be a Muslim a disbeliever—even if the person were to worship an image or an object (as is the case with the Wahhabis).


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Getting an HD Camera (Seeking Advice)

I am seeking advice on getting a decent HD video camera.  Maa-shaa’ Allah, over the past few years, a lot of information has been shared on Facebook and the blogs, and now, i feel the need to try to share the information therein, and the various discussions that Tribe Tchulahoma has on a variety of issues, with a larger audience (bi’idhnillah).  I think Youtube and other video sites could be effective.

If anyone has any suggestions about the subjects one would like to have covered, please let me know.  Also, keep in mind, even if the material is elementary to yourself, think of those who have not been exposed to `Aqidah-Centered traditional Islamic knowledge.  You could share it with those people and in the social media matrix, in general.  I also intend, God-willing, to do the usual Face-to-Floor topics on race, class and culture, (so-called) Political Correctness and secularism, and other relevant contemporary issues, as well as, interviews with local Muslims, and some travel log material.  Also, if one has any advice on how to do good quality videos, i’d appreciate it.  I would like to do a good amount of the shooting out-of-doors, in-shaa’ Allah, so please keep that in mind.

P.S.  If anyone wishes to donate such a camera or donate for such a camera, i would not object, in-shaa’ Allah.

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“*Ibn Taymiyah claimed that Hellfire will end- something an ignorant Wahhabiyy denies, and an evasive Wahhabiyy makes excuses for. He has a book with a misleading title: The Refutation Against Whoever Claims that Paradise and Hell are Finite. What he actually wants to say is that only Hell is Finite, not that both Paradise and Hell are finite. He said therein:
مع أن القائلين ببقائها ليس معهم كتاب و لا سنة و لا أقوال الصحابة

“Those who claim that Hell will remain have no evidence from the Book, the Sunnah or the statements of the Companions.”

Then how about this verse from the Book:

{(خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا)}

<<They will be in it forever and ever>>,

or this statement from the Prophet:
وَلِأَهْلِ النَّارِ يَا أَهْلَ النَّارِ خُلُودٌ لَا مَوْتَ

“(and it will be said) to the people of Hell, “O, People of Hell, everlastingness without death”. ”?

*Ibn Taymiyah was the first to prohibit making tawassul by the Prophet, as mentioned by Taqiyyu-d-Diyn As-Subkiyy, in his book Shifa’u-s-Saqam. He said: “Know that it is permissible and good to make tawassul, to seek help (istiˆanah), and to seek intercession (tashaffuˆ) by the Prophet ﷺ to one’s Lord, the glorified and exalted. The permissibility and goodness of that is known by every religious person. It is known by the doings of the Prophets and Messengers, and the biographies of the righteous Salaf, and no one has denied that from any religion, and the denial of it was never heard of at any time in history until Ibn Taymiyah came and spoke about it with speech by which he fooled those who are weak and inexperienced. He innovated what was not preceded before him at any time in history.”

*Ibn Taymiyah said:

فَلَا مَجَازَ فِي الْقُرْآنِ, بَلْ وَتَقْسِيمُ اللُّغَةِ إلَى حَقِيقَةٍ وَمَجَازٍ تَقْسِيمٌ مُبْتَدَعٌ مُحْدَثٌ لَمْ يَنْطِقْ بِهِ السَّلَفُ

“There is no figurative speech in the Qur’an. In fact, dividing the language into “literal speech” and “figurative speech” is an innovated categorization. It was never uttered by the Salaf.”

This denial in reality is a fabrication and a fib, but to them, it is necessary for their creed, and they only deny figurative speech because of the perversion in their hearts: their incredible attachment to likening Allah to the creations. Let us settle with a few clear examples and references. Allah describes His Prophet in the Qur’an as:

{(سِرَاجًا مُنِيرًا)}

<<A luminous lantern>>

If there is no figurative speech in the Qur’an, then the Prophet must be a literal lamp, which is not true because he is a human being. The actual meaning is that the Prophet eradicates the darkness of blasphemy and is a reason for misguided people to become guided. In the Qur’an, Allah described a wall as:

{(جِدَارًا يُرِيدُ أَنْ يَنْقَضَّ)}

<<A wall that wants to fall>>.

If there is no figurative speech in the Qur’an, then that wall would have to literally been ascribed with a will, which is an attribute of the living. This verse gives the wall the image of something living and willing, so to portray its leaning over as if it is ready to fall. Taking this verse literally would necessitate confirming that the wall was alive. Lastly, Allah informed us in His book:

{(نِسَاؤُكُمْ حَرْثٌ لَكُمْ)}
<<Your women are plots of land for your cultivation>>.

Therefore, according those who deny figurative speech in the Book of Allah or the sayings of His prophet, the women are actual plots of land, and not humans made of flesh and blood. The verse actually contains a metaphor that refers to the impregnation of women.

So, just as it is known to us that these texts should not be taken literally, it is known that nothing in the Qur’an or the hadiths that would seemingly ascribe organs, places, directions or motion to Allah should be taken literally.

*Ibn Taymiyah, contradicted himself when he said:

أَنَّهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ وَأَنَّهُ يَنْزِلُ إلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا وَلَا يَخْلُو مِنْهُ الْعَرْشُ

“He is above the ˆArsh, and He descends down to the sky, but the ˆArsh is never devoid of Him. ” It is unacceptable to the sound mind that Allah would be on the ˆArsh above the sky, then descend down to the sky, and still upon the ˆArsh.

*Ibn Taymiyah went to claim the existence of the types of things eternally with Allah. He said in his book Minhaj As-Sunnah An-Nabawiyyah:

وإن جاز أن يكون نوع الحوادث دائما لم يزل فإن الأزل ليس هو عبارة عن شيء محدد بل ما من وقت يقدر إلا وقبله وقت آخر

“… Even though it is valid that the creations in their kind would be everlasting, beginningless, for eternity is not an expression of something specific. Instead, there is no moment of time, except that before it there was another moment… ” Does not Ibn Taymiyah know that time is a creation of Allah, and hence was preceded by non-existence? If that expression is not clear enough, then here is his statement from his book called: Muwafaqatu Sahih Al-Manqul liSarih Al-Maˆqul:

فإن الأزلي هو نوع الحادث لا عين الحادث

“Because the eternal one is the type of the creation, not the created thing itself.” He said this is about seven books. This creed of Ibn Taymiyah is a shameful exposure and a confirmation of his belief that something existed with Allah eternally, which is shirk.

*Ibn Taymiyah commited kufr and shirk when he likened the Prophet to Allah when he said in supporting his sick creed:

العرش لم يمتلئ به وأنه يقعد نبيه عليه السلام معه على العرش

“The Throne does not get filled up by Allah, and He sits His Prophet with Him on the Throne.” What ugly blasphemy, and O, what a vicious exposure. This is in his book called Bayan Talbis Al-Jahmiyyah, and he says the same in Majmu^ Al-Fatawa.

As long as this post is, this is a summary. The old scholars said he deviated in more than 60 cases, and our brothers have followed up more than 100 cases. he is BATTY, crazy…there is so much more. He says that Allah has sides from all directions. He said that Allah is the father in the sky. He said Allah can sit on a mosquito. He said travelling to visit the Prophet’s grave is shirk. He said Allah is imaginable. He said….”

This was compiled by one of the shaykhs.  It clearly demonstrates to anyone whose mind is not blinded by partisanship that Ibn Taymiyyah was a deviant of the worst kind and far removed from Ahlus-Sunnah.  Also, Ibn Taymiyyah is the ideological forefather of the Wahhabi movement (so-called “Salafis”).  Again, please be warned of them and their pagan blood lust ideology.

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Wahhabis and the Quasi-Traditionalists (Part 2)

Wahhabis and the Quasi-Traditionalists (Part 2)

Kinda hard to understand (well, not really–there’s a lot of money involved and some people are driven by the desire for recognition).  You have a self-proclaimed “Ash`ari” (at least part of the time, apparently) speaking at a fundraiser for America’s premier Wahhabi–with his own roadshow Wahhabi program that indoctrinates thousands of young people annually with Wahhabi ideology and creed (the character even did his Ph. D. on Ibn Taymiyyah).  Honestly how does this even work?  The Ash`aris (the genuine Ash`aris) state unequivocally that the Wahhabis are disbelievers.  The Wahhabis, with their doctrine of believing that the Creator exists in a location, has organs and limbs, and is otherwise a spatial entity, are NOT MUSLIMS.  Abu Hasan Al-Ash`ari, himself said:

“Whoever believes that Allah is a jism [object--spatial entity] is ignorant of his Lord AND IS A DISBELIEVER.”  (An-Nawaadir)

This REALLY shows that these quasi-traditionalists are on some sort of Satanic agenda.  They are virtually SILENT about the topic of kufr/riddah, while KNOWING the level of ignorance and confusion MANY Muslims (and those who identify as such) about the matters of `Aqidah.  Furthermore, it is the theology of Wahhabism that drives the IDEOLOGY of these radical extremists, like Ash-Shabab, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda, ad nauseum.  On the one hand these quasi-traditionalists will (claim to) condemn these murderous factions… but then they don’t explain the theology of these extremists and how that theology is based on a blasphemous belief in the Creator.

I don’t see how one can possibly think that these quasi-traditionalists are “sincere.”  It isn’t difficult to explain the proper Islamic belief in the Creator:

Allah is One; Allah exists without a beginning and everything else exists with a beginning; Allah is the Creator and everything else is a creation.  Allah knows everything and has power over all the creations.  Allah is ABSOLUTELY Incomparable and Free-of-Need; Allah is not an object or image.  Allah is not a material or spiritual entity.  Allah existed before space and direction, and Allah exists without being in space or a direction.  Whatever you imagine Allah is different from that—and whoever believes or says contrary to what was mentioned above is NOT A MUSLIM.  He may the worshiper of something or other, but he is not a Creator-worshiper, and  hence, not a Muslim.

Wahhabis (so-called “Salafis) on the other hand, pray to a giant unidentified extraterrestrial bipedal smiling faced object with one shin and fingers.  These people are NOT MUSLIMS—they are object (or image) worshipers.  They are PAGANS.  The Wahhabis misconstrue certain Verses and Hadiths—they take that which should not be taken literally as something literal.  As a result of this faulty method of literalism, they think the Creator is an object, and they think that murder is a meritorious act of worship.

As one can see, it is not difficult to explain the difference between the Islamic belief in the Creator and the Wahhabi belief in the Creator.  The Muslim belief in God is rationally consistent and sound, and the Wahhabi belief is based upon absurdities and contradictions… and it is those doctrines that lead to the Wahhabis going about committing the atrocities that they do in the “name of Islam.”  May Allah protect us from these despicable quasi-traditionalist swindlers and from the these Wahhabi, pseudo-salafi-pagans.

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Wahhabis and the Quasi-Traditionalists (Part 1)


Among the major fitan (tribulations) that the Muslims are facing in the West are the quasi-traditionalists.  These are people who CLAIM to be of Ahlus-Sunnah (Sunni Islam), but they have an agenda to distort Islam.  These people are not (usually) Wahhabis.  These people CLAIM to follow traditional scholarship: one of the four orthodox schools of Sunni jurisprudence, one of the two schools of Sunni theology (that is, in elaborating on the detailed matters of the Islamic Creed); they deem Sufism to be something that is part of mainstream Islam.  This is what they claim.

At the same time, they INTENTIONALLY confuse Muslims about the matters of apostasy and takfeer (i.e., deeming someone to be a disbeliever).  They write long articles in which they can’t define who is a non-Muslim, or who Muslims believe will attain salvation in the Hereafter.  They INTENTIONALLY use ambiguous statements regarding matters of the Creed KNOWING that the many of the people listening are likely to misconstrue such statements in a manner that would put their Imaan in jeopardy.  At the same time, if one attempts to “call these people out,” they will claim from their statements that they meant an appropriate meaning.  Again, this is just to justify their unctuous agenda.

Regarding the Wahhabis, these quasi-traditionalists will say things, like: “This [the extreme(r) acts of some of the Wahhabis] violates the rules of Islam.”  “These people are radicals who poorly represent Islam.”  They will say about the Saudi-Wahhabi regime that it promotes a “version of Islam” that they don’t agree with.  What these quasi-traditionalists DON’T DO is explain that Wahhabism isn’t merely extreme in its practices, but that the very core belief that the Wahhabis (so-called Salafis) have about the Creator is Islamically blasphemous.  The Wahhabis do not–in reality–worship Allah.

Instead of using their access to the media and the media’s coverage of (so-called) “Salafism” and “Sunni extremists” (and the various articles that the quasi-traditionalists write) as PRIME TEACHING MOMENTS to explain to Muslims and the public in general the difference between the Islamic belief in the Creator and the hideous slanderous corporeal blasphemies that the Wahhabis ascribe to the Creator, these quasi-traditionalists, IF they speak about Wahhabism, will only speak about some of its more extreme elements.

These people (the quasi-traditionalists) are not stupid (as for the Wahhabis, well, that’s another story).  They know that many Western people are turning to atheism in part b/c they’ve never heard of a sensible, rationally consistent belief in God.  As for Muslims, many unlearned Muslims may not like the Wahhabis for their rigidity and abrasive behavior, but they don’t quite know exactly what is the main issue with the Wahhabis.

The main reason why the Sunnis oppose the Wahhabis is because the Wahhabis are a sect of object worshipers who MERELY POSE as Muslims.  The Wahhabis are Mujassimah and Mushabbihah (i.e., those who believe the Creator is a spatial entity and otherwise similar to the creations).  Whereas, the Muslims (Sunni or otherwise) believe that the Creator is ABSOLUTELY Incomparable and Transcendent (i.e., Free-of-Need)—hence, the Creator does not occupy space or have bodily characteristics—the Wahhabis pray to a deformed, bipedal, shadow-casting, unidentified extraterrestrial smiling face object with a shin and pair of right hands.  The Wahhabis worship a figment of their imaginations, while the Muslims worship the CREATOR of the universe Who can’t be fathomed by the imaginations.

By comparing the Muslim belief in the Creator to the Wahhabi (dis)belief, it is a prime opportunity to inform to the non-Muslim public about the intellectually invincible Islamic belief in God.  As was said, many Westerners, in their rejection of the absurdities of Christian dogma, have now blindly embraced absurd atheist dogma.  Many don’t know that one can have a rationally consistent belief in God.  Regarding the Wahhabis, a brief logical refutation of their doctrine would be enough to get (at least some) non-Muslims interested in what Muslims say about the Creator.

The universe is not beginningless and it can’t be “self-created.”  The universe and all its contents must have a Creator.  Allah existed before the creations.  Before there were places–or any dimensions–there was a God.  Hence, Allah exists without being in a place. Contrary to the claims that the atheists make against those who claim that there is a Creator, “God” is not an “imaginary sky-buddy.”  Muslims (unlike Wahhabis and many other corporealists) do not believe that God exists in the sky.  Muslims understand that the sky and space, in general, could not create itself.  They must have a Creator, and the Creator, Who existed before the sky, or before Heaven, or before any other space or direction, exists without being in space or direction.

For many Western non-Muslims, they have never heard: “God exists without a place,” or “The Creator ABSOLUTELY does not need or resemble the creations,” or “Whatever you imagine in your mind, Allah is different from that.”  These statements when briefly explained are intellectually liberating.  They free the mind from the shackles of Creator-denial and creation-worship.

Oddly enough (or perhaps not oddly enough, given the agenda of the quasi-apologists) they put little emphasis on teaching the public about the Sunni Creed (beyond, perhaps the bare basics).  All the while these quasi-traditionalists will go on and on about “feel good” stories, while advising their followers NOT to learn about why Wahhabis, for instance, must be regarded as non-Muslims according to Islam.  Not only that—on the one hand, these quasi-traditionalists will publicly condemn savage acts of Wahhabi terrorism… while at the same time sharing the same stage with the very promoters of Wahhabi theology.  Please be warned of these Hypocrites and warn others of them.  These quasi-traditionalist do not care about the well-being of others.  They only care to gain more influence (and money) by their manipulation and sophistry.

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Quotation #79 Of `Aqeeq

Of `Aqeeq Quotation #79

Wearing `aqeeq in a ring drives away worries and heart palpitations.  `Aqeeq strengthens the heart especially in confrontations.  Habitually wearing `aqeeq prevents extreme poverty by the will of Allah.  Also, the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu `alayhi wasallam) wore a silver ring that had an `aqeeq stone set in it.

(From the experts of old)

It is also said about `aqeeq that it helps with the blood flow in general and is good for women and their monthly cycle.  `Aqeeq is also said to help improve ones energy level, and it is said that `aqeeq is good for those who engage in public speaking.

Some tumbled `aqeeq stones.

Some tumbled `aqeeq stones.

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Quotation #78 Of Struggle

Quotation #78 Of Struggle

“The redeeming things are not ‘happiness and pleasure’ but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.”

–F.Scott Fitzgerald (from a letter written to his daughter shortly before his passing)



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Quotation #77 Of Maximum Achievement


“When you die, die on ‘E.'”

(Eric Thomas)

Commentary: Of course none of us knows how, when, or where we will die.  This is a matter that God has kept hidden from us.  With that said, we should always strive to do our best–to make excellence a habit.  We should strive to do our utmost in what is right and good, and die having done the very best we could with the vast potential that the Creator has given us.  The greatest of human achievements is to attain the station of Wilaayah (i.e., the status of ultra-righteousness and piety in Islam), which is realized by living with pure love (and fear) of the Creator, and this is expressed by sincere submission and obedience to the Sacred Law that the Creator has made mandatory upon us to follow.   The one who sincerely obeys Allah by fulfilling all the obligations and refraining from all the sins (both outwardly and inwardly) will have attained a phenomenal state and will encounter nothing less than human excellence in this life and felicity and bliss in the Hereafter.


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Quotation #76 Of Ruby


“Among the benefits of ruby is that it protects from satanic suggestions (waswas), epilepsy, and palpitations.  It strengthens the heart, increases courage, and is good for the blood.  By the will of Allah, it protects from poverty, sweat, and thirst.  It is also good for veneration and reverence (haybah), achieving one’s needs, and bringing joy to the heart.”

–The Masters of Old

Cut and polished rubies

Cut and polished rubies


Uncut ruby with zoisite inclusion

Uncut ruby with zoisite

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Quotation #75 Of Indecision


“The highway of life is paved with flattened squirrels who failed to make a decision.”(Anonymous?)


Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

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Quotation #74 Of Complacency

Quotation #74  Of Complacency

“The comfort zone is the place where dreams go to die.”



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Quotation #73 Of Focus


“The one who chases two rabbits catches neither.”

— (ascribed to Confucius)



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A Mix-Up Over Race

A Mix-Up Over Race

Yesterday, I had a long mix-up with a person about some of the things i’ve said about “black people.” It was pleasant, and I think that the criticisms raised were very fair. I asked the person if I could blog a response to the discussion, and they agreed (I didn’t want to seem like I am trying to spitefully vent at them behind their back). The point here is to respond and clarify my thoughts on this issue of race and culture that I have brought up many times on this blog.

Firstly, let it be said that I have made it abundantly clear that my objection is to black CULTURE and not to black biology or physical characteristics. More than once, I’ve been accused of “self-hatred” for the things i’ve said about black CULTURE. I’ve turned this accusation over in my mind, and I have to say that it has no weight. I am African-American or black. I am not ashamed of it, and I don’t (usually) hide it. (I will sometimes not tell a person what my ethnicity is just to see where their head is—not because I am ashamed of who I am. When overseas, black folks will get the: “Where are you from?” series of questions. I’ll answer: “America,” and they’ll say: “Where are your parents from?” and i’ll say “America,” and that will keep going on until I decide to explain to him that the people who are multi-generational Americans are not only the white people.)

I would not hesitate in marrying a woman with a darker complexion than mine (people like what they like, and there is some saying about berries). Nor would I have a problem with marrying a woman with more “African” features than I have. I wouldn’t have a problem having a child darker than me. That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t marry a woman fairer than me; skin color just isn’t a big concern of mine. Compatibility is important. Color is basically a non-factor.

Secondly, I don’t think of white people as paragons of virtue (and when I use the term “white,” I mean in the American sense). I don’t think anywhere one can find on my blog that I am suggesting that African-American Muslims should take white folks as an example. It should be enough to recognize that white-Western civilization is largely based upon its opposition to Islam. Simply because one is critical of contemporary black culture does not mean that one wants to “be white.”

Thirdly, one will be hard pressed to find that I am advocating an adoption of contemporary Arab (or Indo-Pakistani, or Malaysian, or East African, or West African, or Turkish) culture, either. What I will say is that one has to get traditional knowledge, and that knowledge must have a scholarly pedigree that goes back to the Companions and to the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wasallam). If one wants to seriously learn the Religion, he (or she) can’t escape this fact. With that said—get authentic knowledge from reliable people regardless of their ethnic background. I will also add: there is a need for QUALIFIED, learned African-American Muslims to acquire traditional knowledge and make that knowledge relevant to the time and circumstances of life in contemporary Western society.

What I am suggesting is that African-American Muslims must develop a NEW culture that is not based upon racist Jim Crow notions of identity and race. This means that we have to think objectively and critically about race. We should simply ask ourselves: Who came up with American notions of race and racial categorizations? Did those people innovate these racial categories for the benefit of black people—or did they innovate this system of categorization to control and dominate black people?

Also, we should ask ourselves, why are we clinging on to an identity (racial) that does not serve us to reach our full potential? (For the record, I do understand that if “Cletus, The Cop” pulls me over on a back road in Mississippi, my telling him that American ideas of race are largely a social construct is prolly not going to win me any points with him. I do understand how I am generally perceived by others and what strangers may expect of me because of my racial characteristics—but that doesn’t mean that I allow others to determine how I think of myself or define who I am, in-shaa’ Allah.)

Also for the record, I am not a Cultural Marxists, so I am not saying that there is no such thing as “race”–none of us confuses a Native from the Amazon with a Nordic Native of Sweden. I am saying that “race,” as we understand it in America is largely a social construct, is relatively fluid and it changes (and has changed even within the history of the United States). And there is no reason that Muslims should not challenge American constructions of race (and Muslims, in their diversity, are doing that right now).

Okay, now that the “self-hatred” or “wannabe” accusations have been addressed, why then am I so critical of black CULTURE? This is my view of things—without trying to sound too “conspiratorial”: you have an Elite (wealth and power of the society is concentrated in the hands of a small percentage of the people). The Elite, although they are not necessarily all “united,” wish to keep the masses in check. The masses are controlled and manipulated by a number of ways, but one of them is keeping the people in a degenerate moral state (e.g., via drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, mindless entertainment, ad nauseum). The Elite also use race as a means to divide the people and keep the masses squabbling over matters that in the bigger picture matter little—and certainly don’t matter in the Hereafter.  Muslims SHOULD be able to X-ray this sideshow and offer people an alternative perspective.

In my view, the Elite are using black “culture” to divide and weaken the society. By stirring up racism (and that is not to say there would be no racism if there wasn’t an Elite—it’s just that they exacerbate it and don’t offer the people the true solution to racism), they keep people preoccupied and filled with hate. The other thing is that by way of the popular culture—primarily, in this case, through the music culture—”black culture” is being normalized. The reality of the matter is that what is now “black culture” is not really “black culture” but a socially engineered identity produced by mega-conglomerate corporations. Nonetheless, because many African-Americans refuse to think critically about their condition, they feel compelled to identify with this corporate manufactured culture—in the name of “blackness” or “black solidarity…” because the media tells them to.

The fact of the matter is that black culture has been breached by corporate psy-ops quite a while ago. This is especially obvious with rap music; the corporations have been able to almost completely brainwash a very large segment of the black youth in the past generation or so. Simply look at black culture today and ask yourself, where does it derive its sense of morals and normalcy beyond the pop culture and media? Rap music (meaning, the mainstream rap music) very clearly is little more than publicity for the prison industrial complex. It promotes immoral and criminal behavior, which contributes to social pathology and crime, which leads to the mass incarceration we are witnessing today. No Einstein is required to figure that out.

Now some folks will jump up and say: “Other people [fill in the ethnic group] do it too.” …Ya, but when did two wrongs make a right? Furthermore, when (many) black folks engage in the anti-social behavior they engage in, they do so in the name of being black. They feel that since they are “black,” then they must behave in a certain (often) anti-social manner. If one does not behave in such a manner, the person is not considered “genuinely black” by many of his ethnic brethren. Also, in the case of black culture, it is the people of the lower classes that have now come to define the culture. White folks still call their trash, “trash.” In the case of black culture, it is not the “Cosby kids” who are defining what it means to “be black.” It’s the thugs, convicts, and rappers who represent the “keepin’ it real” black experience.

It has to be asked where does an observant Muslim’s identity and values intersect with what has become the norm in black culture? What does an observant Muslim have in common with folks who drink alcohol, smoke weed, go to clubs, fornicate, gamble, get tattoos, increasingly sympathize with homosexuals? Not only do people engage in such behavior they NORMALIZE it. The observant Muslim also isn’t going to church. An observant Muslim doesn’t listen to radio music—and that alone cuts him off from much of “black culture.” Not only that, it is that very same socially engineered “black culture” that is corrupting many Muslim youth from numerous ethnic groups and nationalities not only here in the West but also in the Muslim world. Also, when we see second (or third) generation African-American Muslim youth who are “caught up,” they aren’t “caught up” imitating the rednecks in the Ozarks. They are caught up having adopted the behavior of non-Muslim black culture of the inner city. Why do they adopt such behavior? Because they feel that this is what it means to “be black.”

Nonetheless, because of Cultural Marxism, we should give all this (meaning, the pathology of black culture) a “pass.” In spite of how evidently self-destructive and toxic “black culture” is, we are not (allegedly) allowed to criticize it, and if you do, you are either a “racist” or an Uncle Ruckus “self-hater.” I don’t buy this for a moment, and God-willing, I am not going to back down on this issue. Also, this thing is bigger than just racism against black people. It’s all tied into Cultural Marxism, which also promotes feminism and the homosexual agenda—which at their core are blasphemous ideologies.

A few other points. Some folks will start to explain WHY the black culture is the way that it is. I have no problem acknowledging the devastating effects that racism has had on black folk. You can find all sorts of black (and non-black) Cultural Marxist writers who talk about it. And for the most part they are right.

If someone wants to kick it on the conspiratorial tip and talk about COINTELPRO, or Global 2000, or Planned Parenthood, or the neo-slavery via privatized prison industrial complex, I don’t dismiss them with skepticism… but what such discussions typically leave out is the matter of PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. There are plenty of black nationalist sites that talk about conspiracies against black people—but few that talk about the need for black people to reform their immoral behavior (and, yes, I know, it’s not only black people who behave immorally and are drowning in sin).

Another point about identity: folks need to be more objective, think critically and less emotionally. I have some white ancestry (not proud of it—just saying that it is what it is) and if the hypodescent one-drop rule were reversed, I could probably call myself “white.” However, if someone starts making comments about “po’ white trash,” I don’t feel particularly offended… because I don’t identify with that culture. Likewise, African-American Muslims shouldn’t feel compelled to identify with low end black culture—nor should they feel offended when that culture is criticized. To the contrary, African-American Muslims should be among those challenging the very construction of race in America, for this historical racial taxonomy certainly has NOT served us.

With all that I say about black culture, there is ABSOLUTELY a need to do da`wah in the inner city. However, one of the main impediments to the multi-generational growth of Islam for black Americans has been the inability of the second generation to by and large escape the vortex of inner city (i.e., “black”) culture. Yes, folks in the hood will say their Shahadah, and may become consistent and contributing or even outstanding members of their community, but from what I have seen, this zeal and commitment rarely sticks with their kids. To those who wish to do such work in the inner city, the black youth must be given a greater sense of self and potential beyond living in the hood. This requires that if one wants to fix the situation for such youth that there is a means that they live for extensive amounts of time outside of such an environment, and that they must have a new identity—one based on Islam and piety and not based upon outdated Jim Crow notions of race (which is an identity that is now putty in the hands of the corporate propaganda machine).

Finally, as i’ve said elsewhere, folks need to realize that notions of race are fluid. As America becomes browner, as the Muslim community grows, as you have more and more Muslims growing up in diverse American Muslim communities who do not have the ethnic-cultural hang ups of the folks from the Old Countries, in this era of globalization and easy and relatively cheap travel, with the social media, one will (by the trends) have more and more exogamy (folks marrying outside their race/culture). The children of, for instance, (observant) convert African-American fathers and immigrant (or second generation) Muslims will have new identities that will not fit neatly into the current American racial paradigm. They will, if we prepare them properly, be able to liberate folks from the mental slavery of the American racial identity. They will be a new people, with a new identity, God-willing, based upon obedience to Allah, and that is the true success.

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I picked this book up the other evening. When i opened it, this was the first passage i encountered:


“Too often the word victim comes up in our discussions. We have all driven through lower economic neighborhoods where there are three or four families living in a single family house, and the music loud enough to wake the …. It seems as if folks living there are trying to drown out their own feelings. This culture is sedating [or more accurately, "mind-numbing"]. It encourages people to see themselves as victims, as being incapable of helping themselves, of feeling anything except totally defeated.

“It is typically the overwhelmed single mothers, absent fathers, and black youth who are most inclined to sedate themselves. They sedate themselves with music or ‘waiting for Jesus’ [as the Christians would have it] to help them, or the government or the lottery or some crack, or if nothing else, a bag of burgers. But there are no solutions here, just a wallowing in sedated victimhood. IT’S ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT [my emphasis].”





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(I don’t intend for this to be as long as the series about white supremacy, in-shaa’ Allah.)

My initial plan for the first part of the month was to do more informative posts and save the more critical ones for later on.  However, that does not seem how things were meant to be.

There is one FB associate’s page that frequently turns up in my feed.  The person is a self-identified Muslim whose posts often contain a lot of over the top black power bravado.  I got into a back and forth last night with him and some others over the scheduled boxing match between George Zimmerman (GZ) and DMX.  My general take on the GZ-Trayvon Martin (TM) incident is that GZ was/is a jerk; he antagonized TM; TM reacted in a manner not uncommon to his class; and he attacked a man who was armed.  And now TM is dealing with what he took of his creed and deeds to the grave. Admittedly, none of us were there, and how the incident got started is ultimately speculation (although, there is no doubt about what the results are).

With that said, i remember when the incident first happened.  I could see that the media was trying to blow things out of proportion.  I didn’t, however, give it much thought—after all, black thugs kill and get killed all the time.  About two months later, i was at the laundromat, the TV was on (i don’t do the cyclops, except when at hotels and when i go to the laundromat);  one of those morning talk shows was on.  And they were talking about GZ and how there was an inquiry into the shooting, and i think at that point he was being detained, and they were talking about what the guy had for breakfast….

Perhaps because i see TV so infrequently (and, man, does it look fake and artificial–especially, the commercials) that i think i am able to see it pretty objectively.  Anyway, as soon as i saw all this coverage on GZ, it was VERY EVIDENT to me that this was just a corporate psy-op (psychological warfare operation) being run against the American public to (further) split the society along racial lines.

The whole presentation was so out of balance–TM is presented as some 12 year old “child” (with a photo from years earlier) and not some six foot plus thug or wannabe thug (who would later be shown flashing a pistol, smoking weed, and sportin’ a “grill”).  GZ was presented as a “white man…” uh… then later a “white Hispanic…” when, in reality, GZ himself is a black man.  The media obviously wanted to turn this into a black vs. white incident… but they couldn’t, so they had to contrive and slant the news to fit a certain narrative.

To show the distortion, not long after the TM incident just a few miles away from where TM was killed, a 50 year old white man was beaten nearly to death with a hammer by two black teens… one of those teens is from a black supremacist hate group family.


Could we imagine what the reaction would have been if two young white males–one of whom his father is the member of the Ku Klux Klan–were to have attacked an “elderly” black man and put him in a coma?  The Cultural Marxist media would have had a FIELD DAY with such an event, and the race pimps would have been rolled into town talking about that there is a “genocide” being committed by white America against black folks.  Chances are many of us never heard about this event with the white man nearly getting killed by young black males… because it does not fit the liberal/Cutural-Marxist narrative.

What’s the Cultural Marxist narrative?  It says that various “oppressed” and minority groups (women are considered to be “minorities” although females are the majority in the society—welcome to the Orwellian Newspeak universe of so-called “Political Correctness”) must NEVER be held accountable for their actions.  The problems of society must be blamed on the white-male-Christian-heterosexual power structure.  (Just for the record, i am not a defender of Christianity, but the Cultural Marxists don’t attack Christianity because of its contradictory doctrines, but because the Cultural Marxists hate religion and morality in general (unless it be some sort of pagan-Wiccan kind of religion.))

Most African-Americans adopt Cultural Marxism (knowingly or unknowingly… most unknowingly) because it makes them feel good about themselves… and it removes from them any sense of personal responsibility.  The African-American community, especially the inner city “community,” is jacked-up not because people made bad choices but because of white racism… so goes the narrative.  And any criticism of black pathology is dismissed as “racism” if it comes from someone non-black and “self-hatred” if it comes from someone who is black.

Now let us put an Islamic perspective on things.  First of all, if we are sane and pubescent (and have heard the basic call to Islam: “Nothing is worthy of worship except Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah”), then we are ACCOUNTABLE.  Whatever voluntary deeds we do we EARN those deeds and will be RESPONSIBLE for those deeds on the Judgment Day.  Secondly, we know that self-rectification begins with REPENTANCE.  It is the recognition that YOU (and I) did wrong–we have disobeyed God and been unjust to ourselves.  We must make the firm intention NEVER to disobey God again, sincerely regret what we have done, and if we have done an injustice to another, then we need to make amends with that person.  NOWHERE does repentance suggest that you blame others for your choosing to disobey the Creator of the Universe.

This is not to say that those who invite others to sin are not more sinful.  Obviously, those who encourage vice and depravity are more blameworthy, for the Prophet informed us: “Whoever invites to sin takes the burden of that sin and all those who follow him in it–without diminishing the sins of those who follow.”  Ultimately, however, we are responsible for ourselves.  And it should be common sense that to blame others for your pathologies means that the person does not believe he has any control over his actions… and hence, is not capable of reforming himself.

Years ago, when i was involved in da`wah in Philadelphia, one of the Brothers said to me: “You can’t expect them [folks who run the "System"] to be just to others when they are unjust to themselves”—that is, they are unjust to themselves for their disregard for the Sacred Law and their objection to the proper belief in the Creator.  That was a minor epiphany for me.  I was still decompressing from the red-black-and-green black nationalist thing, but what he said made perfect sense.  To keep complaining about a System that was DESIGNED to be unjust makes little sense.  It is what it is.  Furthermore, those who designed the System believe it to be in their benefit (at least in a worldly, material manner).  They have little incentive to change.

On the other hand, black folks—who are always complaining about the System and their quality of life—have all the incentive to change their behavior.  It’s not racism that holds black folk back—it’s their BEHAVIOR.  When one looks at the problems of the black underclass (BUC), MANY of the problems can be fixed… instantly and for free.

If you are tired of catching drug possession charges and getting arrested for doing something stupid while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs… then don’t drugs or alcohol–it’s doesn’t cost anything to leave out drugs and alcohol.  Tired of negative black images on TV… then don’t watch TV–it’s free not to watch TV.  If you are tired of negative lyrics in black music… then don’t listen to music–it’s free not to listen to music.  Tired of black male-female drama… then don’t fornicate–it’s free not to fornicate.  Tired of black children growing up in poverty… don’t have out of wedlock kids (which goes back to not fornicating)… it’s free not to have out of wedlock offspring.  We not only know (from experience) that many black folk have NO INTEREST in abandoning their wretched behavior, they would actually get angry at you for suggesting that they stop behaving in a manner that keeps them at the bottom of the social order.

Of course, what my criticism might sound a bit shocking because it runs contrary to the narrative (of Cultural Marxism).  What i am positing assumes that people are responsible for their own choices.  One of the real nasty and blasphemous aspects of Cultural Marxism is that it preaches a doctrine of moral relativism.  It teaches black folk that the lowlife values of prison culture are equal to the values of high functioning educated people… and to suggest otherwise is “racist.”  Muslims, on the other hand, are very clear that not all behaviors are equal and not all cultures are equal.

Muslims are “cultural superiorists.”  The culture of the Islamic scholars and righteous men and women who have had their hearts filled with the love for the Creator and yearning to follow the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wasallam), those who have striven to overcome their base material and egotistical desires, is far superior to “hip hop ‘culture,'” or the street corner culture in the hood or the cell block.  There’s no comparison and Muslims should feel no shame in saying so—or having disdain for what the latter groups represent.

Many African-American Muslims are still, sadly, clinging on to a victim identity that is a vestige of plantation slavery and Jim Crow—and reinforced by the Cultural Marxists.  I think that many of us forget that the fundamental distinction between people is not one of race but of belief (or lack thereof).  Yes, as African-Americans Muslims, we do face racism, as the black thugs face racism.  But other than opposition to racism (or at least anti-black racism, for thugs don’t have a problem being racist toward other people) what do observant Muslims share in common with the values of today’s black culture—especially, “hood culture?”  Not only that, how many African-American Muslim youth—and even non-African-American Muslim youth—have fallen a victim to black ghetto hood culture thinking that this is what it means to “be black” or that (because the media says so) it is “hip” or “cool?”

It’s a disservice for African-American Muslims to remain silent about this pathological culture while it devours our youth and the society.  It (meaning, collective black silence) plays into the hands of those who wish to keep fanning the flames of racism and social division.  As Muslims, we should provide people with an alternative and higher sense of self beyond race, while addressing the various social and moral ills that sicken the society.

Instead of seeing ourselves as Muslim benefactors with a vision to guide the society and the Ummah, many of us are focused on “racism,” and as the saying goes, “You get what you focus on.”   Racism is an obstacle to be surmounted–not fixated upon.  Racism is surmounted by BEING CLEARLY SUPERIOR TO EVERYONE ELSE (through learning the Deen and sincere, humble obedience to the Creator).  You don’t defeat racism by begging others not to be racists—especially, when you blame others for your self-destructive behavior.  You concentrate on producing a culture of superior people–superiority based not on color but upon quality of character–that can serve as a role model for the society and the Ummah.  This should be our Islamic legacy for race relations in America.

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Use–Don’t Abuse–Your Mind


“Muslims use their minds to recognize what does (and does not) befit the Creator—while understanding that the Creator can’t be imagined.  On the other hand, some people claim that one cannot use their mind to know what does (and does not) befit the Creator—all the while they (ab)use their minds by believing that the Creator can be imagined (and consequently, make statues and images of the one they believe to be ‘God’).”


Muslims understand the that mind (the intellect) must be taken into consideration in realizing the Truth about the Creator.  Through the faculty of the intellect, one can know, for instance, that there must be a Creator (for the universe can be neither “self-created” nor beginningless), and that the Creator would be Eternal, Everlasting, Omniscient, beyond need and beyond comparison, and that the Creator has power over all the creations.

Conversely, one can know that it does not befit the Creator.  It is inappropriate for one to believe, that the Creator is originated, or ignorant, weak, dependent, or similar to any of the creations.  The originated, after all, cannot become like the One Who is Beginningless. We know that the Creator existed before the creations.  Before there was space, there was a Creator–hence, the Creator is not a spatial entity.  The Creator is not a material or spiritual being.  The Creator is not a dimensional entity, but rather, the Creator is the Originator of all dimensions and all entities.  The Creator of space (and everything else) exists without a place, whether that “place” be on earth, beyond the earth, or in our minds.  The Creator ABSOLUTELY does not need or resemble the creations.  Whatever we imagine, the Creator is totally different from that.

As for some other people, they believe that the Creator is an object, or an image, or a spirit, or some other sort of spatial entity.  Such a belief is inherently irrational, for the Originator of the Universe existed before the universe without any need for the universe or any of its aspects.  For such people there is no clear distinction between what befits the Creator and what befits the creations.  Hence, they ascribe to the Creator originated attributes (such as, size, motion, direction, and location), and as a result engage in creation-worship instead of Creator-worship.  Because creation-worship is spiritually reprehensible and intellectually indefensible, these people disregard the use of reason… all the while they worship something they imagine.

The True belief in the Creator is between negation (i.e., denying the Creator’s Existence) and comparison (i.e., believing that the Creator is somehow similar to the originated).  The Creator exists and is not similar to anything else.  The Creator is Unique–with no equal and  is beyond all comparison.  This is the Muslim belief in the Lord of Creation, and we invite everyone to embrace it.

For one to become Muslim, they simply say with the desire to embrace Islam:

“I bear witness nothing is worthy of worship except Allah [The Creator], and MuHammad is the Messenger of Allah.”

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We have reached the conclusion of this series.  We have shared some information about African and world history, and talked extensively about “race;” we have spoken about some of the causes of racism–and the blight that racism has been on humanity.  God-willing, we will now talk about ways to remedy this disease and heal the hearts that have been infected and/or affected by it (God-be-willing).

It was mentioned in the previous post that racism is largely a failure to recognize what is the supreme purpose of our existence.  Human beings are forgetful creatures. Frequently, we forget what this life is all about and place too much emphasis on the transient–the passing.  Whether we be “brown” or “yellow,” “black” or “tan,” “white” or “red,” whether we be from an economically wealthy nation or an impoverished one, whatever language we speak–or if we speak several, whether we are female or male, rich or poor, the people we love–and the ones we despise–all share something in common… we will all certainly die.  That’s not to sound morbid, but to simply bring to mind that our ultimate outcome on this plane of existence is death.  We must not forget this—we have to get our priorities in order.

Racism is one of those things that distract us from realizing our higher potential. As a matter of fact, it was “racism” that was the original cause for the worst degradation, that is, blasphemy. We are informed in the Qur’an that after God created Adam, the Angels and Iblis (the father of the jinn) were commanded to make prostration to Adam (as a sign of respect and not worship). The Angels immediately complied with the Divine Command of the Creator, but Iblis objected. Iblis defied God’s Command and refused to prostrate to Adam, because he felt that he was inherently superior to Adam because of his physical essence (Iblis being created from fire and Adam from soil). It was pride, arrogance, and racism that led to Iblis blaspheming and is the cause for him to be the most accursed of the creatures. It is very often that this racial pride leads to hatred and the commission of human atrocities.

It is this racial pride and racism that Iblis and his demonic minions use to divide people and turn people away from the Path of Islam. The Qur’an informs us, however, that humanity has a single origin:

“O mankind! Allah created you from a single pair of a male and female [Adam and Eve], and made you into nations and tribes, that you may get to know one another. Certainly the most honored of you to Allah is the one who is the most righteous.” (Al-Hujurat, 49:22)

Also, the Qur’an tells us that to marvel at the diversity of the human family—not to hate people because of differences in complexion or their languages:

ArafatAnd among Allah’s Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your tongues and colors: verily in that are Signs for those who know. (Ar-Rum, 30: 22)

Furthermore, the Prophet Muhammad said:

“Allah judges you not according to your bodies and appearances, but rather according to your hearts and your deeds.”

And conversely, the Prophet Muhammad unequivocally condemned those who engage in`asabiyah”–unjust tribal partisanship. That is, to support someone from one’s tribe (and by extension, nation or race) for no other reason than tribal (or national-racial) affiliation—and with no regard for justice. We all know about the swath of destruction and the deaths of tens of millions of human beings in the past century in the name of “nationalism” and ethnic and racial hatred, so there is no need to further recount the evils of `asabiyah.

Racism assigns value to something that ultimately does not matter. Our purpose in life is not to be a certain color (or race or nationality). We will not be punished in the grave or on the Judgment Day because of our complexion or race. Humans will be judged for their deeds and their creeds.

The ultimate purpose of life is to worship the Creator, and I don’t think anyone who claims to believe in God would say otherwise. The Creator is greater than everything else, and deserves our ultimate devotion and greatest degree of submission. To worship the Creator, one must first believe in the Creator (Allah) properly. The Creator exists (for this universe can be neither self-created nor beginningless). The Creator has no beginning or end. The Creator was before the creations; hence, the Creator does not need the creations. Before there was a Heaven and Earth, before light and darkness, before time and place, distance and direction, God existed. Allah is Perfect and does not develop or change. God exists without being in time, direction, or place. The Creator is not a material or spiritual being. Allah is not an object or an image—Allah is not a spatial entity of any dimension. Whatever one imagines, the Creator is totally different from that.

Allah sent Prophets, the last being Prophet Muhammad, with Sacred Laws to instruct humanity about what is for our benefit in this life—and for our long journey into the Hereafter. Islam invites people to unite on something more substantial than incidental matters of “race,” or skin color, or arbitrary boundaries drawn on maps. Islam invites people to unite on the ultimate purpose of life: to believe in the Creator properly and to worship the Creator and nothing else. By sincerely following the Sacred Laws revealed to Prophet Muhammad, one can be liberated from this American Race-Matrix (and other forms of racism/tribalism) and find solace and genuine peace in one’s identity as a True God-Worshiper, who understands that this life is merely a passageway to other dimensions of existence.

The wise recognize the momentous nature of this life. They strive to use their time well. They examine themselves and scrutinize their motivations. They work to rid themselves of character defects and make their hearts pure and sincere. The wise purge themselves of arrogance–and the affiliated spiritual disease of racism. They seek to obey the Creator without ostentation or pride.

The wise seek their salvation—not through their skin color or race—but through the proper belief in Allah and the Prophets and pure-hearted righteous deeds. And it is righteousness–and righteousness alone–that is the remedy for racism.   May Allah make us among the wise and the righteous and grant us salvation.

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

For one to become Muslim, one says:

I bear witness nothing is worthy of worship except Allah and MuHammad is the Messenger of Allah.

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As a result of the decimation of Native folks in the Americas, the Spanish didn’t have anyone to work the land and extract its valuable resources. This is where the Atlantic slave trade comes into play. (It should be noted, however, that the Atlantic slave trade did not begin with black Africans being brought to the Americas, but with Native Americans being brought to Europe by Columbus.)

As black slavery became more ingrained into the economies and psyches of Europeans, they had to come up with justification for what they were doing to fellow human beings. The Europeans had to whitewash history and deem black people non-participants in world civilization–if not outright subhumans. I will reproduce the quote from Count Volney about why black people were effaced from history of the world by Europeans:

But returning to Egypt, the lesson she teaches history contains many reflections for philosophy. What a subject for meditation, to see the present barbarism and ignorance of the Copts, descendants of the alliance between the profound genius of the Egyptians and the brilliant mind of the Greeks! Just think that this race of black men, TODAY OUR SLAVE AND OUR OBJECT OF SCORN [my emphasis], is the very race to which we owe our arts, sciences…. Just imagine, finally, that it is in the midst of peoples who call themselves the greatest friends of liberty and humanity that one has approved the most barbarous slavery and questioned whether black men have the same kind of intelligence as Whites!”


THIS is the main reason for the racism that has infected the mindset of the “West” for centuries. This is the source of a vast racist mythology that has engulfed America. And we still see its effects in our society and its foreign policies. The HATRED of others because of relatively minor differences in physical appearance is not something innate in people. We see this with children. It is only after becoming indoctrinated with the racism of their parents or society that a child starts to hate others based upon their “race.” Racism is a disease of the heart, and it can only be treated by a person understanding what is the nature of this world and one’s true purpose is in life.

May God guide us and protect us from all sicknesses of the heart and defects of character.

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Brother Ali ve. White Supremacy part 38

These Conquistadors were sick. It was reported:

“Christopher Columbus himself has been reported to have personally killed 500,000 Natives. In their quest to kill and torture as many people as possible Christopher and Bartholomew Columbus built extremely wide gibbets, hanging victims with feet barely touching the ground amidst fire causing a slow strangling burning death.”

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One of the policies of the Spanish was to have the Arawaks (natives of the islands) to bring them a certain quantity of gold every so often. Hispanola (today’s Haiti and Domincan Republic) didn’t have that much gold–it was tough to find. If the Natives didn’t meet their quota of gold, they had their hands hacked off (and we left to bleed to death). It kinda makes ya wonder where King Leopold got his idea for hacking off body parts of the the native folk of the Congo for not bringing in enough rubber.

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The Belgian Congo revisited. (Allahu ‘Akbar. Indeed, there is a Hellfire for the doers of evil.)

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It’s reported that the Columbus had the Native people hunted for sport. They let loose their dogs upon them, and even sold Native American flesh as food for their canines. As was said, a people are know by their heroes….

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Brother Ali vs. White Supremacy part 37


As we wind down our long journey through a part of human history, it is important to talk a bit about 1492, it’s fallout and the racial predicament the “West” has been in for the past few centuries. In the context of which we speak, the first major event in 1492 is not in the fall of the year. It happens in early January–with the fall of Grenada, the last Muslim stronghold in Western Europe. (Now, of course, on the east end of the subcontinent, the Ottoman Turks were spreading Islam deeper and deeper into Europe.)

Initially, according to the historical records, Muslims were promised freedom to practice their religion after the fall of their government. Within a few years, however, that promise was violated by the Catholics, and there were mass expulsions of Moors from Spain. Other Muslims, weak in faith or in love with this ephemeral world, apostated and converted to Christianity. This was the work of the Spanish Inquisition.

It is important to note that the Catholics would naturally feel theologically threatened by the presence of even a minority of observant Muslims. The Catholic Church could only thrive in an environment where its doctrines could not be challenged. It would be enough to juxtapose the Islamic belief in One, Perfect, Eternal, Omniscient Creator, who absolutely does not need or resemble anything–with the convoluted trinitarian doctrine of God (allegedly) incarnating into an infant and later being murdered to forgive people for their sins. And it is rare that one finds Muslims becoming Christians because of theological reasons–they may do so for various worldly benefits or fear of persecution, but rarely does one find Muslims embracing Christianity because of a rejection of Islamic monotheism for Christian trinitarianism.

With the fall of Muslim Spain, the Spanish monarchy, with the plunder from the Muslims, could now afford to finance Columbus’s fleet across the Atlantic. Columbus writes to the Spanish sovereignty:

“Whereas, Most Christian, High, Excellent, and Powerful Princes, King and Queen of Spain and of the Islands of the Sea, our Sovereigns, this present year 1492, after your Highnesses had terminated the war with the Moors reigning in Europe, the same having been brought to an end in the great city of Granada, where on the second day of January, this present year, I saw the royal banners of your Highnesses planted by force of arms upon the towers of the Alhambra, which is the fortress of that city, and saw the Moorish king come out at the gate of the city and kiss the hands of your Highnesses, and of the Prince my Sovereign; and in the present month, in consequence of the information which I had given your Highnesses respecting the countries of India and of a Prince, called Great Can, which in our language signifies King of Kings, how, at many times he, and his predecessors had sent to Rome soliciting instructors who might teach him our holy faith, and the holy Father had never granted his request, whereby great numbers of people were lost, believing in idolatry and doctrines of perdition. Your Highnesses, as Catholic Christians, and princes who love and promote the holy Christian faith, AND ARE ENEMIES OF THE DOCTRINE OF MAHOMET [my emphasis] and of all idolatry and heresy….”


The torture techniques of the Spanish Inquisitors and the brutal military campaigns against the Moors of Spain were now unleashed upon the peoples of the Americas, and led to the deaths of millions of people.

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Okay, let’s summarize, as we come to the close of this series. One, i think it was important to challenge the notion of “race” as it has been promulgated here in the US (and i have tried to stick with US standards–while realizing that they certainly are NOT universal). In doing so, it is a way to break out of the American Race-Matrix. If we can begin to think beyond the American notions of race, we can embrace a greater conception of ourselves… and our human potential (bi’idhnillah). For black folk, this can also help with matters of self-esteem (they can see themselves reflected in the history of the world–and Europe for that matter). For white folks, it might help them rethink ideas of “racial purity,” and make them realize that the history of world does not revolve around the “West.”

On a related point, i hope that we made it clear that Islamic civilization had a PROFOUND influence on the rise of Europe. Some of those who influenced that civilization were indubitably “black.” And also, since, we are talking about societies that did not have strict racial separatist barriers (and that’s not to say that there wasn’t tribalism or “racism”), this means that there was plenty of people with “intermixed” bloodlines in Europe–especially, the lower tier of the European subcontinent.

Also, as we can see with the Moor heads–some of them decapitated Moor heads–the European anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t merely one of difference in doctrine. A considerable part of the anti-Muslim bigotry is driven by racism. That is, Muslims are seen by (many) Europeans not only as the “religious Other,” they are seen as the “racial Other”–even when those Muslims are white. (For instance, one fair blue-eyed convert Sister heard one person say while passing her (to the effect): “I wish those people would go back to their country.”) Racism is a major impediment to many white Americans embracing Islam. However, if we (Muslims) can give them a different concept of race and civilizational influence (and let them know that they may not be as “pure” as they think themselves to be), then this might help some whites rethink who they are and make them more open to listening to the universal message of Islam.

With all of that said, in-shaa’ Allah, we will talk a little about post-Moorish Spain….

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A description of (some of) the Moors, from the famous “Book of Roland:” (This is a description of the Moors battling the French c. 718):

Blacker than ink with large noses and ears” and with “nothing white except the teeth.” (Moriaen. Arthurian Romance No. 4, PP. 29, 39, 41, 103. 1907. Trans. by J. L. Watson). The Chanson of Roland states that the Moorish army was 50,000 strong and led by Marganice, Emperor of Ethiopia and Carthage. Their most valiant figure is Abisme (that is, Abyssinian), who (verse 126) is described as “black as melted pitch.” In this epic, the Moors are called Sarrazins, in English, Saracens.


From a much later date (1300’s), a depiction of the Moors in GERMANY(!):

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Among the most ominous coat of arms regarding the Moors:


This one also ain’t too favorable (from the crest of the Maclellan Clan):

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BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY part 33 (he got his count back)

Images of the Moors in European heraldry. This is from the Hotchstift-Freising (Germany).

Hochstift_Freising_coat_of_arms SwitzAnother German family:

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A British family:

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The Hasbrouck coat of arms, it says:

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The flag of Sardina is the following (the quarter Moors):

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From a French coat of arms: Jean-Nicolas-Louis ABBE (1764-1834),brigadier general, baron of the empire by letters patent of October 30th, 1810. Regulation of coats of arms :

Quarterly : 1st, Or, a Moor head Sable, wreathed Argent ; 2nd, Gules, mark of the military Barons ; 3rd, Gules to the castle flanched of two towers Argent ; 4th, Or, a salient unicorn Sable ; and for liveries : colors of the shield.

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Westmoreland coat of arms:


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BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY (part so many he lost count)

BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY (part so many he lost count)

Regarding the MOORS

The term in European parlance has several different meanings. One of the problems with this term is that the Eurocentrists feel the need to adamantly deny any black presence in Europe (prior to the era of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade). When presented with pictures (from the Middle Ages by their own painters), they assume that those blacks had to have been slaves (for they can’t conceive black people being otherwise)… or perhaps the the artists ran out of white (or tan paint) and was forced to paint the people black (or that painting certain figures “black” was merely “symbolic”). Again, when a person’s brain is infected by racism, they have to come up with all sorts of far-fetched reasons to deny the evident. So much for Occam’s Razor and intellectual honesty.

On the other hand, you have the Black Nationalists, and they have their own race (and often racist) driven agenda. They wish to assert that ALL the Moors were black (as in dark black Bantu-looking folk). I am not saying that. I am saying that the people of Muslim Spain were a mixture of Arabs (as in Arabs whose decent goes back to the Arabian Peninsula), “Berbers,” “black” Africans, and of course, the native Europeans of Iberia (Portugal and Spain)—also, there were lots of peoples from elsewhere who went to Spain for its culture, trade, and scholarship in the various worldly and Islamic sciences.

At times, “black” Africans played a very substantial role in Moorish Spain. And has been my point throughout, there was no racial apartheid system; hence, people of various colors mixed (much like the people did in places, like Cuba, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico–even if under different circumstances.) Also, let me add, i am NOT claiming that those people back then had the same Eurocentric notions of race that contaminate most of our minds here in the US today. Nonetheless, mixed race folks, especially those with “black” blood in them, are not considered “white” in America. My intent here is to show that the Eurocentricity is racist and can’t consistently apply its “race” labels.

Regarding the term “Moor” it was DEFINITELY used in European history to refer to “black” Africans. There was a person called St. Maurice. i.e., “Moor” (said to be born circa 250 CE) who was born in Thebes, Egypt. He was a Christian soldier in the (still pagan) Roman army, as they have it, and was eventually “martyred” in Germany for his refusal to harass fellow Christians (as per the order of the Roman emperor of the time). He is clearly portrayed as a (real) black Africa in Christian paintings and statuary (perhaps, to the chagrin of Harry Breasted).

I’m not an academic, and i don’t want to venture into the realm of too much speculation (although, it’s good to encourage some investigation into these areas for those who may be so inclined), but there seems to be a connection between moor–>heath–>”heathen”–given that moor and heath (boggy, uncultivated land) have pretty much the same meaning (and in this case, from an English point of view, “heathen” meant non-Christian (including, Muslim—although it is clear that Muslims worship the Creator of the Universe and not nature or pagan “deities”)). In the British Isles, the last people to be Christianized typically were those who lived out on the moors (or heaths). It is reported, by the likes of David Macritchie that there were ancient (pre-Christian era) populations of black people living on moors (or heaths) of the UK. It COULD be the case that some British families have the name “Moor” (and its various derivatives: Morris, Morrison, Moore, etc.) because of some relation to those people.

The other reason for the term “Moor” (in European family names) is the relation these people had either because of military engagements with the Muslim Moors in Europe (and elsewhere) or perhaps even some racial admixture with those eventually vanquished people. Of at least the former there can be no doubt. And there is no doubt in the minds of the Europeans, many of the Moors were black Africans. This is perhaps no better demonstrated than on some European flags and heraldry, as we shall, God-willing, soon see.

A statue of the one called "St. Maurice" (Maurice = Moor) in Germany (c. 1200's).

A statue of the one called “St. Maurice” (Maurice = Moor) in Germany (c. 1200’s).

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The following are quotes taken from a link provided below. It is a collection of statements from predominantly old school Orientalist on the civilization of Islam and the intellectual, cultural, and economic impact that it had upon Europe. I cannot vouch for all the quotes, but i have seen some of these quotes in the books mentioned (and this type of information can be found if one knows where to look).

STANLEY LANE-POOLE’s very well-known, “The Moors in Spain” says:

“For nearly eight centuries, under the Mohamedan rule, Spain set all Europe a shining example of a civilized and enlightened state. Her fertile provinces rendered doubly prolific, by the industrious engineering skill of the conquerors bore fruit a hundredfold, cities innumerable sprang up in the rich valleys in the Guadalquivir and the Guadiana whose names, and names only commemorate the vanished glories of their past.

“…To Cordoba belong all the beauty and ornaments that delight the eye or dazzle the sight. Her long line of Sultans form her crown of glory; her necklace is strung with the pearls which her poets have gathered from the ocean of language; her dress is of the banners of learning, well-knit together by her men of science; and the masters of every art and industry are the hem of her garments.

“Art, literature and science prospered as they then prospered nowhere else in Europe…

“Mathematics, astronomy, botany, history, philosophy and jurisprudence were to be mastered in Spain, and Spain alone. Whatever makes a kingdom great and prosperous, whatever tends to refinement and civilization, was found in Muslim Spain…

“With Granada fell all Spain’s greatness. For a brief while, indeed, the reflection of the Moorish splendour cast a borrowed light upon the history of the land which it had once warmed with its sunny radiance. The great epoch of Isabella, Charles V and Philip II, of Columbus, Cortes and Pizarro, shed a last halo about the dying monuments of a mighty state. When followed the abomination of dissolution, the rule of inquisition and the blackness of darkness in which Spain has been plunged ever since.

“In the land where science was once supreme, the Spanish doctors became noted for nothing but their ignorance and incapacity. The arts of Toledo and Almeria faded into insignificance.

“The land deprived of skillful irrigation of the Moors, grew improvished and neglected, the richest and most fertile valleys languished and were deserted, and most of the populous cities which had filled every district in Andalusia, fell into ruinous decay; and beggars, friars, and bandits took the place of scholars, merchants and knights. So low fell Spain when she had driven away the Moors. Such is the melancholy contrast offered by her history.”

Images from the Alhambra Palace:

AlhambraFrom the interior:


Its famous fountain:


Maa-shaa‘ Allah, it is critical that we preserve our heritage and see to it (God-willing) that we transmit it to the generations that follow.

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This article is short and simple and discusses the influence of Islamic civilization upon the “West.” (Keep in mind Spain is in the “west” and is part of Europe.)

At the end of the article the author takes the pretty standard secular swipe at “organized religions” (that’s not to say that there aren’t people who self-identify as Muslims who are guilty of some of the things he describes).


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Maa-shaa’ Allah, that was fascinating. A five minute trailer on the influence of the Muslims in Sicily.   It was said:


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BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY part 28 (A Note on “Europe”)


A Note on “Europe”

One of the slick moves of the white supremacists is their coming up with the idea that Europe is a “continent.” And they use that to imply, that Europe is where the “real” white people live, North Africa is where the kinda brown-skinned white people live, Subsaharan Africa is where the (non-contributin’ to civilization) Negroes live, and then there are the Saracens Turks in Western “Asia” and the Asiatic hordes beyond that.

As a result of this, many people pretty much assume that there could not have been any significant black African presence (ever) in Europe–a few slaves here and there perhaps, but certainly it could not have been the case that blacks could have been in Europe as conquerors. Again, the fact of the matter is that folks have been getting around (and intermingling blood) for a LOOOOONG time. For instance, the Huns came out of Asia; they had an “Asiatic” (“Mongoloid”) appearance. Nothing prevented them from traveling into Central Europe (or raiding much of Europe) or putting their capital in Europe (or mixing with the local European population).

Likewise, the Mongols, whose origins are waaaaaaay out east in Asia. Nothing prevented them (meaning, no mindset that said that “Europe” is the exclusive province of “the white guys”) from conquering parts of Europe and penetrating deep into (European) Russia. Later the Turks would settle in Asia Minor (current day Turkey)–but their origin is also out east (where the people look “Asiatic”). These different Asiatic groups came into Europe and mixed with the local population–this alone should destroy the notion that Europeans are a “pure” (white) race.

Similarly, as we shall see (God-willing), people from the south of Europe entered the “Continent” and mixed with local populations. Muslims saw Europe as no different from any place else. After all, the distance that separates Europe and Africa is a mere seven miles. The Muslims dominated much of the Mediterranean Basin for centuries. They traveled from North Africa and the Levant (roughly, today’s Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine) to “Europe” easier than they did from Mogadishu to Malacca.

It’s because of the indoctrination into a Eurocentric world view that make (many of) us think that it is far-fetched to think that the tans, browns, and blacks of Africa could have ever ventured into the “white homeland.” In truth the idea of “Europe” was tied into Western Christiandom’s Crusader mentality and its desire to unite the various Christian states in its opposition to Islam. This historical opposition to Islam is a major part of the European identity–and has a lot to do with driving the mentality of white racism, as we shall see, God be willing.

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“They [the author says "Arabs," but the Arabs are not a single "race" of people as we think of "race" in the West] ruled Sicily for two centuries and a few decades but their influence was nothing short of monumental. Under their administration, the island’s population doubled as dozens of towns were founded and cities repopulated. The Arabs changed Sicilian agriculture and cuisine. Their scientific and engineering achievements were remarkable. More significantly, they changed society itself. To this day, many Sicilian social attitudes reflect the profound influence – often in subtle ways – of the Arabs who ruled a thousand years ago but who (with the Greeks and others) are the ancestors of today’s Sicilians.”



It is important to note that the so-called “Fatimid” Dynasty was a Shi`ah extremist sect that claimed the Creator of the Universe was a human being. Muslims, of course, believe that the Creator absolutely does not need or resemble the creations. The Creator is not an object or image or spirit or any other sort of dimensional entity.

Also, one should not use the abbreviation “A period D.” We do not believe that Jesus is our “Lord” or Creator.

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