The Need for Vision
Allahu ‘Akbar. Another era. Maa-shaa’ Allah, this pic touches me. Malcolm was instrumental in my journey (maa-shaa’ Allah). It also brings back a lot of memories. (It reminds me of my cousins back in the day when we were little kids–they were in the Nation), but it should also make us reflect on what has happened to the African-American Muslim. Of all their children (Malcolm and Muhammad Ali), how many are observant Muslims with even a modicum of traditional knowledge?
If we do not develop long term strategies for the preservation and transmission of the Deen, it can vanish in a single generation (as it did amongst the POW African Muslims that were brought here during the Atlantic Slave Trade–and with many of the children of the Black Nationalists of the 60’s and early 70’s). Obviously what has been done before has been WOEFULLY inadequate. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results.