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11.07.2009

The Lost Mujahid


Mujahid. Holy Warrior. Those who undergone great trials and tribulation to upheld the truth and the righteousness in this world and sacrificed their last dropped of blood for other people's eternal happiness. To spread truth and just among mankind not favoring other than the path of Allah SWT and his messenger.


Probably the word Mujahid itself is a great synonym to Shaheed Ahmed Yaseen[The protector of muslimin of Palestine] Shaheed Hassan Al-Banna ,Shaheed Syed Qutb [The Leader of Ikhwanul Muslimeen] and Shaheed Khattab [Protector of Chechyan Muslims].



-Shaheed Ahmed Yaseen


But this writing is specially dedicated to a lost mujahid in the land of United States, who was mistaken as a radical.black supremacist.anti-whites and a racist. This one for Shaheed Malik Al-Shabaz also known as




Malcolm X


Early Years

Born on May 1925, he was a mix of african and scottish. Living in the problematic neighbourhood of almost everywhere in United States during 1950's, he became involved in drug dealing, gambling, racketeering, robbery, and steering prostitutes during his early age. Late 1945 he was arrested for breaking and entering and sentenced 8 - 10 years of imprisonment in Massachusetts State Prison.

Imprisonment

In the prison, he was against religion so much that he earned nickname "SATAN" by the prison mate. But later on come to know about Nation of Islam when a colleague of his pointed him towards the leader of NOI, Elijah Muhammad. From there he learned to liberate himself from mental slavery by not taking drugs, cigarettes, eating pork as drugs and cigarette are said to be a form of slavery by the white people. Not just drugs and cigarette, it was said that the enslavement of black people also includes by the introduction of cultures by white peoples, to that they have to follow "Islam" by not eating pork, alcohol, and drugs in order to keep themselves clean and pure from the slavery of white people.

He also managed to memorize the whole dictionary during his sentence period as he claimed that the only way to take one enemy is to master their weapon, and the words are mightier than swords.


Nation of Islam


After coming out from prison he joined the cause of Elijah Muhammad to bring the cause of black supremacy and to rebel againts the white slavery and mistreatment upon black people. He was then given name Malcolm X erasing his former name "Little" as the letter X symbolize an unknown and to show his unwillingness to take his own family name, which was assumed to be the name given by white people on the slave taken from africa into america centuries before.


Through the direction of Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X managed to gain tromendous membership for NOI even more than Elijah Muhammad. In June 1953, Malcolm X was named assistant minister of the Nation of Islam's Temple Number One in Detroit. By late 1953, he established Boston's Temple Number Eleven. In March 1954, Malcolm X expanded Temple Number Twelve in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two months later he was selected to lead the Nation of Islam's Temple Number Seven in Harlem. He rapidly expanded its membership and his own audience by then.

One of the most notable statement durin his serving time with NOI is that:

" black people were the original people of the world, and that white people were a race of devils "

-Malcolm X



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Nation of Islam is NOT islam

The main belief of The Nation of Islam and its followers is that there is no other God but Allah. However, they redefine "Allah" by saying "who came in the person of W. D. Fard." Fard founded the Nation of Islam and subsequently installed Elijah Muhammad as the organization's leader.

-Wikipedia


NOI is a form of Syirik by placing equivalent to Allah SWT

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Calling For Hajj

Since his faith in islam is refutable, as NOI is a deviated branch of Islam, and only owning US passport and illiterate in arabic language, he was detained and his muslim status was questioned. He then received clearance by the son of Prince Faisal and he was priviledged as state guest and was allowed to completely fulfil the pilgrimage.


Conversion to Islam and Leaving NOI

During the time of hajj, he later learnt the meaning of true islam where integrity and there are no cultural differences and segregation. The true meaning of brotherhood which lies and bounded by faith not by racial background and status. He claimed that he had found the answer to the racism and plague surrounding people in america and willing to die shedding the light to the people about the true meaning of islam.



-A scene from "Malcolm X" starring Denzel Washington on his life changing Hajj Trip-




-His statement after returning from Hajj


He later disapproved and quit NOI and started his own mission to bring true islam in the land of america.



-His statement on his denouncement of NOI and Threat by Pro-AfroAmerican



Threats and Hardships in his Da'wah

As the idea of islam being universal and unracialy biased, his da'wah is a threat to the idea of NOI, which promotes racial hatred which claims only blacks are supreme being and inequivalent to other races. Hence Malcolm X recieves alot of death threats and also placing his wife and 4 childrens in great danger.

His house were burnt down by mob attacked using molotov cocktails to incite fires in his house almost killing him and the wole family as a show of disapproval by the community on his conversion to islam.


Assasination

His life ended while carrying the message of da'wah when a group of assasins shot him 16 times while giving his speech on February 21, 1965, in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom. Malcolm X was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m and 30 000 people attended his funeral.


-Bullet holes during the assasination


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if it's true that he was spreading the true message of Islam.

He would be the Lost Mujahid.



remembering the lost mujahid,
-ayub.j



This is his letter on his conversion to Islam :

"Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true
brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this
ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad and all the other Prophets of
the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and
spellbound by the graciousness I see displayed all around me by people of all
colors.

"I have been blessed to visit the Holy City of Mecca, I have
made my seven circuits around the Ka'ba, led by a young Mutawaf named Muhammad,
I drank water from the well of the Zam Zam. I ran seven times back and forth
between the hills of Mt. Al-Safa and Al Marwah. I have prayed in the ancient
city of Mina, and I have prayed on Mt. Arafat."

"There were tens of
thousands of pilgrims, from all over the world. They were of all colors, from
blue-eyed blondes to black-skinned Africans. But we were all participating in
the same ritual, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood that my
experiences in America had led me to believe never could exist between the white
and non-white."

"America needs to understand Islam, because this is the
one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my
travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people
who in America would have been considered white - but the white attitude was
removed from their minds by the religion of Islam. I have never before seen
sincere and true brotherhood practiced by all colors together, irrespective of
their color."

"You may be shocked by these words coming from me. But on
this pilgrimage, what I have seen, and experienced, has forced me to rearrange
much of my thought-patterns previously held, and to toss aside some of my
previous conclusions. This was not too difficult for me. Despite my firm
convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the
reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds it. I have always
kept an open mind, which is necessary to the flexibility that must go hand in
hand with every form of intelligent search for truth."

"During the past
eleven days here in the Muslim world, I have eaten from the same plate, drunk
from the same glass, and slept on the same rug - while praying to the same God -
with fellow Muslims, whose eyes were the bluest of blue, whose hair was the
blondest of blond, and whose skin was the whitest of white. And in the words and
in the deeds of the white Muslims, I felt the same sincerity that I felt among
the black African Muslims of Nigeria, Sudan and Ghana."

"We were truly
all the same (brothers) - because their belief in one God had removed the white
from their minds, the white from their behavior, and the white from their
attitude."

"I could see from this, that perhaps if white Americans could
accept the Oneness of God, then perhaps, too, they could accept in reality the
Oneness of Man - and cease to measure, and hinder, and harm others in terms of
their 'differences' in color."

"With racism plaguing America like an
incurable cancer, the so-called 'Christian' white American heart should be more
receptive to a proven solution to such a destructive problem. Perhaps it could
be in time to save America from imminent disaster - the same destruction brought
upon Germany by racism that eventually destroyed the Germans themselves."

"Each hour here in the Holy Land enables me to have greater spiritual
insights into what is happening in America between black and white. The American
Negro never can be blamed for his racial animosities - he is only reacting to
four hundred years of the conscious racism of the American whites. But as racism
leads America up the suicide path, I do believe, from the experiences that I
have had with them, that the whites of the younger generation, in the colleges
and universities, will see the handwriting on the walls and many of them will
turn to the spiritual path of truth - the only way left to America to ward off
the disaster that racism inevitably must lead to."

"Never have I been so
highly honored. Never have I been made to feel more humble and unworthy. Who
would believe the blessings that have been heaped upon an American Negro? A few
nights ago, a man who would be called in America a white man, a United Nations
diplomat, an ambassador, a companion of kings, gave me his hotel suite, his bed.
Never would I have even thought of dreaming that I would ever be a recipient of
such honors - honors that in America would be bestowed upon a King - not a
Negro."

"All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all the Worlds.

Sincerely,


Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)

7 comment:

Anonymous
at: November 8, 2009 at 1:19 AM said...

We your former slaves Welcome all comments, about what is and what is not Islam. That is why almighty God ALLAH will allow the blond haired -blue eyed Devil, to cleanse the earth of all you so-called real Muslims.

ALLAH U Akbar


Mr Lee X SLAVE
mrllgoodejr@yahoo.com

a.j. says:
at: November 8, 2009 at 2:03 AM said...

well indeed Allah is AlMighty Mr.Lee ...

First of all i know u are one of members of NOI and i had no intention to incite any provocation ...

First let me clear things out, we asian never had black people as a slave. So to acknowledge us to be ur former master is just unnecessary ... =D

but we do have blacks around here. Mr Z my neighbour always come and pray together and he is an african. and also! we just had supper together couple of minutes ago =D

secondly its not for you to call the whites as a blue eyed-devil =D because nobody was born in this world as black or whites under their own choice... so to differentiate and take pride on something that u did not choose is just pathetic =D

unless u choose to be a muslim, it's a stand where u make choice and you are compliment to be proud of it =D



Allah SWT state in Holy Quran:

“The Believer are but a single Brotherhood.” (The Holy Qur’an, 49:10)

“The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin the goodness), and forbid the evil, they observe regular prayers, pay alms, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise.” (The Holy Qur’an, 9:71)


Prophet Muhammad PBUH once said:
“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.”


so i dont see why theres a need for racial segregation ...

Read the quran and study the sunnah mr.Lee ... may Allah SWT guide us in true path ...

Follow the footsteps of Malcolm X ... indeed his death was never for nothing ... go for hajj.


grateful for you openness,
a.j.

p/s: sorry if i ever hurt you in anyway

ZuwL89 says:
at: November 8, 2009 at 11:22 AM said...

Salam..I guess everyone can said they are Muslim but only a few are Mukmin and even fewer are Mujahid..

Ayub, great entry. Tambah knowledge lg..xsangka kt Amerika pn ada org yg begitu hebat..Allahu Akbar!

lyanne37 says:
at: November 8, 2009 at 1:38 PM said...

salam ayub!. what a great post in the middle of the study week!.

thanx!

sesungguhnya ukhuwah islam itu sgt indah. :)

a.j. says:
at: November 8, 2009 at 1:49 PM said...

zul: indeed ... it'll be a dream come true for those who only have Allah SWT in their life to die as mujahid ...

ade org pertikai die mati sbg seorang islam sbb die dikebumi di church ... tapi kalau die mati memperjuangkan islam yang benar, die tetap seorang mujahid!

harap dapat memberi semangat dan ilmu =D

a.j. says:
at: November 8, 2009 at 1:52 PM said...

yana: i feel like writing em since the ta'alim session =D

so why not scrifice a few moment to shed some light on this great man =D

tambah semangat berjuang untuk belajar dan berjaya demi islam =D

harap bermanfaat!

TheHumbleWayfarer says:
at: November 8, 2009 at 9:46 PM said...

Asslamu'alaikum.
Ayub.such a beautiful post. no wonder u mentioned about him in my blog. =)
I really like the letter. a thought coming from a true seeker
of truth.Barakallah Ayub =D

>>i feel honoured to be up there a.j.