There  is none worthy of worship but Allah and Muhammad is His Final Prophet

 

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّامِينَ لِلّهِ شُهَدَاء بِالْقِسْطِ وَلاَ يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَى أَلاَّ تَعْدِلُواْ

اعْدِلُواْ هُوَ أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَى وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ إِنَّ اللّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ 

O you who have faith!   Be ever steadfast in your devotion to Allah, bearing witness to the truth in all circumstances; and never let hatred of any-one cause you to swerve away from justice.   Be just, this is closest to being God-conscious.   And remain conscious of Allah: verily, Allah is aware of all that you do.    (Sura al Ma'ida 5:8)

                              And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love mercy                              and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)

                                                                                  Black    Lives     Matter

                                                                                 Black    Lives     Matter

                         Hajj  Mahmoud Andrade Ibrahim   

                        Hajj  Mahmoud Andrade Ibrahim

 

There are some BlackAmerican Muslims that have not made the connection between their ‘blackness’ in a structurally racist society and the practice of Islam as a force for not only spiritual development but also societal liberation, these souls float on islands of illusion.      

To be a BlackAmerican Muslim once conjured up images of progressive, sober, community active men and women who had their fingers on the ‘pulse of the Black Community’.    I fear that this is no longer the case.    m.a.ibrahim

                  

إِنَّ شَرَّ الدَّوَابَّ عِندَ اللّهِ الصُّمُّ الْبُكْمُ الَّذِينَ لاَ يَعْقِلُونَ

Indeed, the worst living beings in the sight of Allah are the deaf and dumb who do not use their reason.   ( Sura Anfal  8:22 ) 

  • There are 6,236 verses in the Qur'an
  • Only 260 verses address legal matters
  • 750 verses advise and encourage the believers to reflect on matters and use their reason for successful outcomes

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You don’t shape history, history shapes you .

The conscious decision to become Muslim in America, in the late 1950’s thru the mid 70’s,  was a revolutionary act.

To change your name, change your manner of dress, change your diet, to take up fasting and commit yourself to acts of devotion five times a day were all ‘counter-cultural’  acts of resistance to the status quo.  Resistance to structural racism, to inequality before the  law and to economic policies that ensure a permanent underclass.

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Orientation:  Reflective / Contemplative   A Reflective or Contemplationist  Muslim is one that  believes that the shariah is both binding and subject to contemporary interpretations and is not concerned with imposing Islam as a 'political architectural construct'.  I reject Islalmism and Jihadism.  Contemplative / Reflective Muslims  rather see the ideals and values of Islam acting as an enhancement to our communal and personal character.   As a Contemplationist I  advocate for the full equality of women in both inheritance and as witnesses before the Muslim court.

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 Islam, in Black America, begins as part of a communal search for tools with which to combat racism and redefine American blackness.*                          * Sherman Jackson

  And that struggle  continues... (click here)