african islam

You are welcome in my house

If you are poc, you are welcome in my house

If you are lgbt+ you are welcome in my house

If you are muslim/islamic you are welcome in my house

If you are anyone that Trump is potentially against, you are MORE than welcome in my house. Because dear god if he’s America’s hitler and we have to potentially suffer through our own version of a holocaust? I will be the American Niep Gies dammit, even if it’s the last thing i do.

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يابني، حملت الصخر والحديد فلم احمل اثقل من الدين، واكلت الطيبات وعانقت الحسان فلم اصب ألذ من العافية وذقت المرارات فلم اذق امرمن الحاجة الى الناس.
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لقمان الحكيم لابنه
Translation:
“My son, i carried stones and steel but nothing was heavier than a carried Debt. Ive eaten the best and hugged the beautiful but nothing was sweeter than good health. Ive had my downs and dealt with bitterness but nothing was more bitter than asking for a handout from people”
Luqman the Wise to his son

Luqman was a freed African Slave that god bestowed great wisdom on him. He has his own Chapter in the Quran were Allah describes his great wisdom.
He lived in the times of king david.

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‪Early this year Eman Idil asked “Do You See Us Black Muslims Now?” When the silence from the Muslim community was deafening when 3 Young Black Muslims died (and another young Black Muslim before them). And apparently many still don’t see us. We have a long way to go when influential Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is issuing statements equating BLM to ISIS.

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February 21st 1965: Malcolm X assassinated

On this day in 1965, African-American civil rights leader Malcolm X was assassinated aged 39. Born as Malcolm Little in Nebraska in 1925, his family were forced to relocate when the Ku Klux Klan threatened his father, who was active in the black nationalist movement. Malcolm’s father was ultimately murdered by white supremacists - but the white police insisted it was suicide - and the family disintegrated. The young Malcolm dropped out of school and became involved in crime, eventually going to prison for burglary in 1946. While imprisoned, he was exposed to the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, who argued that the white man is the devil and cannot live peaceably with blacks, who should establish a separate black nation. Malcolm was powerfully affected by this ideology, and changed his last name to reject the ‘slave’ name he had been given. After his release from prison, Malcolm X became a preacher in New York, calling for black self-defence against white aggression. His eloquent advocacy of black nationalism and the neccessity of securing civil rights “by any means necessary”, including violence, made him a respected, but also feared, figure. Malcolm X was feared by white and black Americans, as some civil rights activists worried that his more radical message threatened the strategy of non-violence espoused by Martin Luther King Jr.. While his fame contributed to the Nation of Islam’s growing popularity, Malcolm began to split from the organisation, disillusioned by Elijah Muhammad’s hypocrisy and alleged corruption. He formally left the organisation in 1964, and visited Mecca, an experience which tempered his rhetoric and led him to abandon the argument that whites are devils. At this point, Malcolm changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, returning to America influenced by socialism and pan-Africanism and more hopeful for a peaceful resolution to America’s race problems. As he was preparing to speak at a rally for his recently-founded Organisation of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City, Malcolm X was shot 15 times by three members of the Nation of Islam. In death, his legacy loomed large over the civil rights movement, and African-American activists increasingly urged black power for black people. Malcolm X remains one of the most famous and respected figures of the civil rights movement, and his seminal autobiography is considered one of the most important books of the twentieth century.

“We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.”

Grand Mosque of Djenne - Djenne, Mali

Located on the flood plain of the Bani River, the Grand Mosque of Djenne was built in the 13th century. Considered one of the greatest achievements of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style, it is one of the most recognisable buildings in Africa, and is a UNESCO heritage site.