Keepin’ It One Hunned – Thoughts on Conversion to Sunni Islam Part 3

Part three of a candid and honest conversation with a brother whose path to Islam came through the Nation of Islam and why many of us feel we’re encouraged to not have empathy for our own people: black, white, American, etc.

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3 Replies to “Keepin’ It One Hunned – Thoughts on Conversion to Sunni Islam Part 3”

  1. al-Salaam ‘alaykum. I’m a revert from New Orleans. I enjoyed listening to your podcast. You should highlight Imam Jamil Abdul Al-Amin, formerly known as H G. Rap. He’s not as well known as El Hajj Malik El Shabazz or W.D. Mohammed, but in my opinion he’s just as prominent of a figure in the history of Islam within the African-American community and name warrants mention among the likes.

  2. al-Salaam ‘alaykum. I also wanted to add that I got into al-Islam under the influence of the teachings of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, Clearance 13X, and the 5 Percent Nation Of Gods and Earths as well as Noble Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple of Allah. People such as Marcus Garvey, Dr. Khalid Muhammad, and Wesley Muhammad had a profound impact on me. I’m studying the Qur’an, the Sirah, the Hadith, and this history of Islam and the other Abrahamic religions, but books like Message to the Blackman, Theology of Time, How to Eat to Live, The Supreme Wisdom Book, The Supreme Mathematics and 120 Lessons as well as From Niggas to Gods served as stepping stones towards my path to al-Islam. I’m a devout servant of Allah and a loyal follower of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) but I’m not a Muhammadenit and have no interest in becoming Arabized. I’m an African-American and I have my own history and legacy, triumphs and tragedies, and I’m not disowning it for the sake of assimilation. I’m not a Sunni, Shi’ite, or Sufi; I’m not in the Nation. I’m just a Muslim, an African-American Muslim, to be right and exact. al-Hamdulillah.

  3. Wa ‘alaykum salaam, brother Musa. I am glad you enjoyed the podcasts. In sha’Allah, I’ll see if I can make an episode that will make mention of Imam Jamil. Keep in touch and keep the faith.

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