Quotation #50 Of the Eternality of God

“Allah exists without a beginning and everything else exists with a beginning. Allah is the Creator and everything else is a creation.”

(Shaykh `Abdullah Al-Harariyy, Al-Mukhtasar (The Summary))

The Sunni Faqih (scholar of Islamic Jurisprudence) and Muhaddith (scholar of Hadith), Shaykh `Abdullah Al-Harariyy,1 mentioned in his Summary of the Personal Obligatory Knowledge, the above quote pertaining to the correct belief in the Creator (Allah). Muslims believe in One Perfect God. God (Allah) is the Creator of everything. That is, everything that exists other than God is a creation.

In brief we know that God exists, for the creations stand as proof for the existence of a Creator. Contrary to the claims of the atheists, the universe could not be self-created, for as we have mentioned here: http://facetofloor.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/the-atheist-delusion/ it is absurd to claim that something was existing before it was originated, and then it was originated after it was already existing. That is, for something to (allegedly) “create itself,” it would require existence to act (something that doesn’t exist can’t do something). And to claim that what already was existing originated itself is likewise absurd—a thing could not exist before it existed. Furthermore, one cannot honestly claim that the universe is beginningless, for that leads to the absurdity of what is called an “infinite regress.” The present is the culmination (limit) of what came before… but that which is allegedly infinite does not have a limit.

The atheists have faith in “particles” and “chance”—but particles cannot give themselves their own properties, and they cannot arrange themselves “by chance.” The statistical chance of pulling cards numbered 1-10 from a bag in sequential order is 1 in 3.6 million. And if we add just five more cards to the bag, the statistical chance of pulling them out in sequential order 1-15 becomes 1 in 1,307,674,368,000. The atheists will reject the claim of the one who says that he was able to randomly pull twenty-five cards out of a bag a dozen consecutive times (without cheating) but, yet, he has faith that the particles of the human eye, for instance, somehow arranged themselves and designated themselves with the attribute of sight. Islam, contrary to atheism, invites people to be reasonable: the universe could not possible “create itself” and arrange itself… all by itself. Muslim are certain that the universe requires a Creator.

Unlike the Ancient Greeks philosophers, the Muslims recognize that only Allah is beginningless (the Greek philosophers held the conviction that there was a co-eternal substance from which God allegedly created the universe). Allah originated this universe ex nihilo—that is, from nothing, as the Prophet Muhammad informed us about the beginning of creation: “Allah was [existing] and there was nothing other than Allah.” Allah then created the Primordial Water and from that substance everything else was created.
It is understood that since Allah is the only one who exists without a beginning, then Allah is Unique. Allah is totally and categorically different from everything else. God is uncreated; hence, God is unlike the creations.

Also, it is evident that since Allah existed before the creations, then Allah is not dependent upon any of the creations. Allah existed before place, directions, distance, and time. Therefore, it is known that Allah is not a spatial entity, for Allah does not have a size, because whatever has a size requires space in order to exist. Allah is not a temporal entity, for Allah has no age and does not undergo change, and Allah does not have an origin. The dimensions of time and space are both created; Allah existed before they existed without needing them, and after Allah created time and space, Allah did not transform and become dependent upon them. God is not an object or an image: whatever one imagines, Allah is different from that.

Everything that exists (other than God) is originated by God. Allah is not only the Originator Who initiated the universe, but Allah is the Sustainer of the creation. Each motion and stillness that occurs in the universe is created by Allah. The thoughts, the feelings, the intentions—everything (other than Allah) is created by Allah. The creations do not have the power to bring themselves into being, and they do not have the power to sustain themselves from moment to moment. There is only One Creator, and the true Name of the Creator is “Allah.”

Since Allah is the sole Creator of everything, and we are merely the property of Allah, then Allah has the right to do with us whatever Allah so wills. Allah is the Owner of everything, and Allah owes us nothing. The wise and prudent thing for the human being to do is to submit to God, which is the essence of Islam.2 The person who revolts against God will never find true contentment in this fleeting world and will be in a state of perdition in the Hereafter. For one to attain the ultimate felicity and bliss, one must be a Muslim and strive to fulfill all of the commands of Allah and avoid all forbidden matters. This is the path of ultimate success in this life and the one to come. May Allah, the Lord of the Heavens and Earth, grant us that.

1For more information about Shaykh `Abdullah and his teachings please see: http://www.shaykhabdullah.com/biography/

2A person becomes Muslim by saying: “Nothing is worthy of worship except Allah. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,” with the desire to become Muslim. No witnesses or ritual bathing is required beforehand.

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Islam and Hip Hop

Islam and Hip Hop

This is a link from a Brother i know that he posted on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=466895896783742&set=vb.452187134921285&type=2&theater

Clarence 13 X: the founder of the Five Percenters

Clarence 13 X: the founder of the Five Percenters–this is the person whom the Five Percenters refer to as “Father Allah.”  This is BLATANT blasphemy.

Okay, Brother Ali’s take. One, what was called by some “Islam” in hip hop was almost exclusively “Five Percenter” ideology.  This movement is a spinoff from Eli Poole’s  (“Muhammad”) so-called Nation of Islam. Neither the 5%ers nor the Nation are “Islamic” groups.  On what basis can that be said?  Well, we have to take things back to their meanings.  A Muslim is a person who believes PROPERLY in the Creator (Allah) and in all the Prophets.

When Muslims speak of God, they are speaking of the One, Perfect, Eternal Creator of the Universe.  The Creator was before the creations–before the Heavens and Earth, before light and darkness, before time and space.  The Creator existed and nothing else existed.  The Creator does not need or resemble the creations.  The Creator exists without time or place.  Whatever one imagines, the Creator, Allah, is different from that.

In addition to the PROPER belief in the Creator, one must believe in all the Prophets of Allah.  All the Prophets were men who received Divine Revelation from the Creator.  They were men of the highest virtue and honor.  They were all men of integrity, dignity, intelligence, courage, and wisdom.  The Prophets are the noblest of the creations.  God is One; God is clear of imperfection and does not change–hence, the true belief in God does not change.  All the Prophets called people to worship the same Perfect and Incomparable Creator.  In brief, this belief (properly understood) and testification to it (I bear witness nothing is worthy of worship except Allah, MuHammad is the Messenger of Allah) is the minimum for one to be considered a Muslim.

The 5%ers (so-called “Nation of Gods and Earths”) claim that the Name Allah stands for A-rm L-eg L-eg A-rm H-ead. They consider every “Asiatic” black man to be God (a`udhu billah). These people are mushriks (pagans). It should be evident that the human being cannot be God.  The originated (i.e., the human being) can’t become beginningless.  God is Beginningless; God existed before the creations and is not dependent upon the creations.  The human being, by his very nature, requires food, drink, air, and in the least, space, in order to exist.

Furthermore, as the Qur’an tells us, whatever Allah wills to be shall be (85:16).  If the hundreds of millions of “Asiatic Blackmen” in Africa and India, for instance, were all “God,” then all of them could will and bring into being whatever they willed.  It is ludicrous to say that there hundreds of millions of beings with absolute control over the universe.  There is only One God, and everything is subordinate to the Creator, as the Qur’an informs us:

If there had been other gods with Allah, then this world would have been in ruins.”  (21:20)

And this is so because each one of these alleged gods would be vying for supremacy over other alleged gods.  Allah is the only God and Creator.  No one or thing deserves to be worshiped except Allah.

Additionally, on the one hand the Five Percenters claim that the white man is the devil… but it was white men who enslaved black men by the millions and subjugated the continent of Africa (and other parts of the black world) to colonialism.  In essence, the Five Percenters are claiming that the devil has power over God.  Sometimes the Five Percenters will claim that this happened (meaning, colonialism and slavery) because the “Blackman did not have knowledge of himself.”  So, in essence, according to their blasphemous doctrine, “God” was ignorant of being God, and was tricked and enslaved by the devil.  No Muslim would say or believe such a thing.

As for the so-called Nation of Islam, which is the origin of the Five Perecenter ideology, it claims that God created Himself trillions of years ago out of darkness and electricity.  (The Final Call, p. 32 vol. 10, #10)  This is ludicrous, for one, because, something can’t be “self-created”—what doesn’t exist cannot act or produce something, much less can the non-existent produce itself.  A thing must be (exist) to do. 

Also, the Qur’an informs us that Allah created the light AND THE DARKNESS (Al-An`aam, 1).  Allah is not light, nor is Allah darkness.  Allah is the CREATOR of light and darkness–and electricity and everything else.  So on the one hand, the so-called Nation of Islam claims God was created from darkness and electricity and that the white man is the devil, but it also claims that the Creator of the Universe was born to a white(!) woman in the year 1877.  It should be clear that neither one of these groups is “Islamic.” In fact, these people called a MULTITUDE of youth to kufr and Hellfire in the name of “Islam.”

The other group that was mentioned in the video was the X-Clan.  The X-Clan was part of the “Black Watch”–a black nationalist organization.  They invited youth to the blasphemy of Pharaonic Egypt and also to the demon worship of West African voodoo cults.  In the final assessment, none of these groups, which were allegedly “conscious” were guided, but rather, they were misguiding and deviating people from the path of pure Islamic monotheism.

As for the social commentary and music, i am a product of that era, and it was the music that helped with my political-social-racial awakening—that along with the things i was reading, beginning with the “Autobiography of Malcolm X.” By the grace of Allah, i was guided to genuine Islam (and i did not embrace 5%er nonsense). These people mixed some “good” (political-social-racial consciousness) with the deadly poison of blasphemy, vice, and sin.

As for things being by design, they pretty much are set up that way. But like with most black apologists, they seem to fail to mention that no one forced black folks to abandon the socially “conscious” rap for “gangsta rap.” No one is forcing black people to listen to radio music today. Anyway, an observant Muslim avoids the fitnah of this degenerate rap-crap by fearing Allah and not listening to this music. Problem solved… and for free.

Also, none of these allegedly conscious types will touch the black heathens’ favorite pass time, namely, serial fornication. Yes, there are blood sucking parasitical institutions that promote and feed off of black pathology, but that does not remove personal accountability. No white men (or Jews) are forcing black men and women to fornicate. The REAL problem in the hood is the breakdown of morality.  People can be poor and still behave in a civil manner.  Once immorality is normalized, however, it makes it almost impossible to have stable marriages and stable families (after all, serial fornicators don’t make for good wives or husbands)–and without stable families, there cannot be stable communities.

Regarding a solution, the African-American Muslims can take what was good from what these guys have to offer–for example, being historically and socially conscious. We also must develop our own art form(s) by which we can spread our values and the pure creed of Tawheed in a manner that is appealing to the masses (without dumbing things down or committing sins). We also need to have a “higher critique.”  That is, Muslims need to have a more sophisticated understanding of the society in which we live.  Our analysis must be more than regurgitating Cultural Marxist and Negro apologist gibberish.  We must examine the world around us from the vantage point of the Sacred Law, and by doing so we can distinguish Truth from falsehood and provide people with an alternative different from what the Matrix has to offer.  And if we don’t do this, frankly, i don’t know who will.

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The Absurdity of Feminism (Just One Example)

The Absurdity of Feminism (Just One Example)

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152239258126568&fref=nf

This is very interesting. I’m not a fan of Whoopi, but she really held it down here. I haven’t kept up much with the Ray Rice thing–never heard of him before this incident–and i am not a fan of turning wifey into a punching bag. However, Whoopi’s main point is that women should not antagonize men and put themselves in circumstances in which they are likely to get hit. Period.

One woman brought up this issue of size difference. Well, as a guy, i have enough sense not to get into the “face” of someone like a Shaquille O’Neal talking about his momma and spitting on him. If i got a beat down, folks probably wouldn’t be coming to my defense saying he shouldn’t have done so b/c he’s a lot bigger than i am. Instead, i would be (and should be) blamed for being a fool.

This issue also exposes the fallacy of feminism. Day and night the feminists are crying that they want (or have) “equality;” however, if a man treats women with equality (like giving an equal opportunity beat down), then the man is accused of a heinous crime. Again, this is all part of the Cultural Marxist agenda–to remove all responsibility from the likes of women, and blame men for their (women’s) own “less than wise” decisions. Frankly, the feminists can’t have it both ways: if you want equality, then it has to be “full equality” and not “selective equality.”

In truth, both boys and girls need to be reared so that they understand that they have different roles. Girls need to know that this feminist garbage, regardless of how it might soothe certain insecurities and feed the ego, is detached from real life power dynamics. And boys need to be trained to be patient and to deal with the peculiarities of female nature. Telling girls (and boys) that the two genders are “equal” only places the weaker gender in situations in which they are likely to be abused or violated.

Allah has made different rules for the different genders. And those rules are for the benefit of the individuals and for the society.

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Exposing the (so-called) ISIS Movement

EXPOSING THE (so-called) ISIS MOVEMENT

http://www.scribd.com/doc/238341058/The-Disclosing-Evidence-in-Exposing-the-Reality-of-ISIS

Terrorists

The core ideology of the so-called ISIS is that of Wahhabism (quasi-salafism).   This ideology is NOT from Sunni Islam, but from a character named Muhammad Ibn `Abdul-Wahhab, who died about 200 years ago.   When the Wahhabi innovation appeared, the Sunni scholars refuted it and discredited it.   Eventually, the Sunnis went to war against the Wahhabis in the early 1800’s after the Wahhabis engaged in a campaign of terror against the Muslims in cities of Ta’if, Madinah, and Mecca.  And it was only in the following century, after World War I, that the Wahhabis/Saudi regime were able to ascend to power and have a significant role in the affairs of Muslims.   Also, the discovery of petrol in Arabia and its ensuing wealth greatly altered the role that Wahhabism has had in the the Muslim world.

Wahhabism is NOT Islam and Islam is not Wahhabism.   However, with the wealth from the petrol, the Wahhabis were able to flood the Muslim world (and beyond) with their books and their preachers.   Even in the US, you can find movements, like the so-called “Salafiyyah Da`wah” movement, which is still popular amongst African-American Wahhabi converts in the Northeast.   Many “Islamic” bookstores also carry books by the so-called “Daarus-Salaam” and other Saudi-Wahhabi publishers, which further indoctrinates people with this hideous quasi-Salafi ideology.

The fundamental difference between the Sunnis and the Wahhabis is in the matter of doctrine–in the belief in the Creator.   The genuine Muslims (Sunni or otherwise) believe in One Perfect Eternal Creator.   The Creator ABSOLUTELY does not need or resemble the creations.   Allah was before time, place, distance, and direction.   Allah is the Creator of time and space and does not exist in time or space.   Allah is not a material or spiritual being. The Creator does not have a size or dimensions.  The Creator of place exists without being in a place.

The Wahhabis, on the other hand, are literalists.   They worship a giant bipedal shadow-casting unidentified extraterrestrial smiling faced object–with fingers and a tibia–that they imagine to be located far above their heads.   As a result of their absurdly literalist reading of the Qur’an and Hadith, they ascribe to the Creator limbs, organs, and the occupation of space.   The Wahhabis (so-called Salafis) are worshipers of an imaginary object.   Allah, however, cannot be imagined, and Allah is not an object.

The Wahhabis’ warped literalism also applies to the way they “interpret” Islamic Law.  As a result of their erroneous methodology, they miconstrue the Qur’an and Hadith and deem murder and even random mass slaughter to be allowed in Islam.  It should be kept in  mind that the barbaric practices of the so-called ISIS are not new to Wahhabism.  From the beginning of the Wahhabi (so-called “Salafi”) innovation 250 years ago, this has been their practice.  The so-called ISIS and the Wahhabis do NOT represent Islam.  They are a deviant faction that engages in object worship and murder in the name of Islam.

The Wahhabis are a menace to humanity.  Be warned of them and warn others.  May Allah guide us and protect us from their harm.

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The Black Idiocracy

The Black Idiocracy

This is something i came across.  Pretty much on point.  We have a dysgenic dystopia taking place in the black inner city.  The low IQ crew breeds amongst itself (and even middle class and professional black women often breed with the goons).  As a result, each subsequent generation becomes more dysfunctional and immoral.  It is one thing to be doing bad–and recognize you are doing bad–and seek to do better.  It’s another to be doing bad and not know you are doing bad.  And it is altogether the worst to be doing bad, normalize and glorify the bad—and attack those who don’t consider your bad to be “normal.”

Goons

It was said:

Black women mating choices are the root cause of black dysfunction in America

“Black Americans had it MUCH worse in the past, and they still managed to create relatively strong communities, businesses, and families. So, what changed between then and now?

1. Female sexual selection within the black community was altered by the mass expansion of the Welfare State.

2. Sexual access, marriage, and reproduction was removed from stable, productive beta males with jobs and transferred to “alpha” douchebag criminals.

3. Most of the black ghetto dysfunction in America today is rooted in dysgenic mating on the part of black women, (i.e. mating that promotes degenerate traits.)

It’s Bad Boy Gina Tingles on a cultural scale.

When women are no longer forced to rely on the stability of the beta male and his productive capacities for sustenance and the survival of their offspring, and can instead collect easy money from the State, they quickly revert to a pre-Agricultural Revolution mating strategy in which the meanest, most violent men are rewarded with the greatest level of reproductive access.

Such men do not stick around to raise their children, they move on to the next ho and knock her up too.

Such men not build communities, they poison them with violence and crime.

Such men do not create progress, they destroy it by creating a downward spiral in which each generation is more dysfunctional than the previous one.

Over 70% of black children in this country are born out of wedlock. Most of them are fathered by thugs and criminals, because that is what black women choose to reproduce with.

It’s a numbers game: black American men who are stable, intelligent, and productive are simply being bred out of existence. The same principle is found in the movie Idiocracy, which most people consider to be less of a comedy and more of a prophesy.

40% of ALL American children are now being born into the same circumstances which have destroyed the black community, and that number will continue to rise as women double-down on the bad boy cock carousel, celebrate bastardy, and claim their cash and prizes from the State.

If this nation collapses into dystopian nightmare in the future, it will have exactly f**k all to do with transdimensional space aliens and everything to do with the fact that American women have spent the last 20+ years (longer in the black community) creating hordes of fatherless thug spawn.

Advice for young American women: Stop having your children out of wedlock with the first “totally hawt” convicted felon with a neck tattoo you come across, and try reproducing with men who have positive attributes like, I don’t know, a job and an education and the desire to raise a family.”

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Fornication destroys lineages and fornication destroys nations.  Of course it’s all part of the GFCBP (Government Funded Criminal Breeding Program), which helps keeps the private prisons full of impulsive and not very bright criminals–and hence, keeps the Prison Industrial Complex profitable.  None of this is particularly difficult to figure out if one has a modicum of intelligence or sincerity.  Given that black culture has totally embraced the Cultural Marxist ideology to fix its problems, it’s not likely to get better–for this Leftist ideology attacks morality and the family–which are the very things black folks need to improve their condition.

For African-American Muslims, again, this drives home the need for a new identity and culture that is not based upon some plantation era notions of race.  We must b build our identity upon traditional Islamic knowledge and a sincere yearning to obey Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

 
Here’s an example of dysgenics in the trailer park (the evolution thing aside):
 
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The Kalaam of Allah (Short Audio Lesson)

This lesson is a clarification regarding the Kalaam Controversy.

(The first ten seconds may not have any sound.)

 

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Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad (Brief Audio)

This is a lesson about the Islamic concept of miracles, and we mention some of the miracles of Prophet Muhammad and some of other Prophets of God.

(The first ten seconds may not have any audio.)

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Quasi-ISIS Movement: 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.”

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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E&feature=youtu.be

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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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:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alastair-crooke/isis-wahhabism-saudi-arabia_b_5717157.html

Saudi

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).

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/2/cornel-west-gay-marriage-rulings-black-people-bein/

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.‘”
http://hepg.org/her-home/issues/harvard-educational-review-volume-66-issue-2/herarticle/an-interview_281

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.

https://soundcloud.com/facetofloor/at-tahawi-4

 

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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

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.]

slave

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:

http://facetofloor.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/682/

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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:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151872292951104&set=vb.207242941103&type=2&theater

(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.”

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NOTA BENE

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7AuqsMGHKQ

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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=lIpOe9MqAfI
to:
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

http://facetofloor.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/the-destruction-of-black-culture/

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On Destiny (A Short Audio Lesson)

A lesson on the Muslim belief in Destiny. 

https://soundcloud.com/facetofloor/summary-audio-13-on-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.)

“ALLAH IS THE CREATOR AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS A CREATION.”

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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.

https://soundcloud.com/facetofloor/summary-audio-4-al-wahid-al-ahad-1

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

“THE CREATOR IS ONE NOT IN THE NUMERICAL SENSE, BUT IN THE SENSE THAT THE CREATOR HAS NO PARTNERS.”

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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.

https://soundcloud.com/facetofloor/summary-16-intro-to-13-attributes1

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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.

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/america-is-not-for-black-people-1620169913/all

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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)

AUDIO

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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DESTRUCTION OF BLACK CULTURE: Addendum

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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******http://facetofloor.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/refutation-of-farrakhanism-the-so-called-nation-of-islam/

 

 

 

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CASE IN POINT: THE DESTRUCTION OF BLACK CULTURE

CASE IN POINT: DESTRUCTION OF A CULTURE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRoStTSX8HY

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:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202517290999274

…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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THE DESTRUCTION OF BLACK CULTURE

THE DESTRUCTION OF BLACK CULTURE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spqnONjKhX4

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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The so-called 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.”

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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E&feature=youtu.be

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 TAYMIYYAH AND (some of) HIS ERRORS

IBN TAYMIYYAH AND (some of) HIS ERRORS

“*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)

WAHHABIS AND THE QUASI-TRADITIONALISTS

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)

 

struggle

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Quotation #77 Of Maximum Achievement

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.

QABRIGA

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Quotation #76 Of Ruby

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

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

QUOTATION #73   OF FOCUS

“The one who chases two rabbits catches neither.”

— (ascribed to Confucius)

Rabbits

 

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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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BROTHER ALI vs. The BLACK APOLOGISTS (w/Dr. Bill Cosby)

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

REPLACE VICTIMHOOD WITH NEIGHBORHOOD

“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].”

From:

http://www.amazon.com/Come-On-People…/dp/B001P5GJA4

http://facetofloor.wordpress.com/…/its-the-culture-not…/

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BROTHER ALI vs. THE BLACK APOLOGISTS

BROTHER ALI vs. THE BLACK APOLOGISTS

(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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSfOI3c_iSs

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

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’).”

–A FEW COMMENTS–

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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BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY—The Conclusion

BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY—The Conclusion

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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BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY part 39

BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY part 39

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!”

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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 vs. WHITE SUPREMACY part 38

Brother Ali vs. 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.

Ali Gill's photo.

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

Ali Gill's photo.

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

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….”

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/columbus1.asp

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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BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY part 36

BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY part 36

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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BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY post 35

BROTHER ALI vs. WHITE SUPREMACY part 35

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.

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

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