Black Muslims : Islamic Black History


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Aug 17, 2010
Makandal: Black Muslims Initiated Fall of Slavery in the Americas

MAKANDAL was a Haïtian Maroon leader in Saint-Domingue, which came to be known as HAITI upon its independence.

Makandal was a Muslim from the Mandingo tribe. In ancient times, the Mandingo followed the path of Imamia (Al-Mammy). History records that among the Mandingo were Islamic Royalty known as the Shareef. The Shareef are descendants of Ahlul Bayt (AS) via Hassan & Hussein (AS).

From Sylviane Diouf’s “Servant’s of Allah”

Macandal was a field hand, employed on a sugar plantation. One day, as he was working the sugar mill, one of his hands got caught on the wheel and had to be severed. As he could no longer cut the cane, he became a cattleman, later running away. For eighteen years Macandal was at large, living in the mountains but making frequent incursions on the plantations to deliver death. He organized a network of devoted followers and taught the slaves how to make poison, which they used against their owners or against other slaves in order to ruin the slaveholders. His reputation was such that a French document of 1758 estimates—with much exaggeration, no doubt—the number of deaths he provoked at 6,000 over three years. In eighteenth-century Saint-Domingue, poison was called macandal.

An African born in “Guinea,” Macandal was in all probability a Mandingo. He came from an illustrious family and had been sold to the Europeans as a war captive. He was a Muslim who “had instruction and possessed the Arabic language very well,” emphasized nineteenth-century Haitian historian Thomas Madiou, who gathered information through the veterans of the Haitian Revolution. Macandal was most likely a marabout, for French official documents describe him as being able to predict the future and as having revelations. He was also well known for his skills in amulet making—so much so that gris-gris were called macandals. In addition, he was said to be a prophet, which indicates that he was perceived as having a direct connection to God. Thus besides being a marabout he may have been a sharif, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammed; but this is only speculation, as no evidence exists exists to confirm or inform this hypothesis.

Macandal was much more than simply a maroon leader. He had a long-term plan for the island and saw the maroons as the “center of an organized resistance of the blacks against the whites,” stressed an eighteenth-century French document. He used practical symbolism to explain his vision for Saint-Domingue, Here are the first inhabitants of Saint -Domingue, they were yellow. “Here are the present inhabitants”—and he showed the white handkerchief—“here, at last, are those who will remain the masters of the island; it is the black handkerchief.”


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Aug 17, 2010
Felipe Luciano of the Last Poets on Race

RE: Race in America, the Grand Denial
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Marvin: The madness started in 1508 when the first black man stepped
foot on the island of Borinquen (Puerto Rico) under the Spanish flag.
We were here long before the Brits took over the slave trade from the
Spanish in the battle called the Great Armada in 1588. It was 111 years
from 1508 to 1619, roughly 3 generations, that black people populated
and cultivated Puerto Rico, Cuba, Hispaniola, Mexico, all of Central and
South America. Their intercultural/interracial exchange with indigenous
people was a result of Spanish genocide through sickness and murder. The
good ole Church, seeing the red man die, demanded that Africans be
kidnapped and brought to these shores to work the land. The Congolese
were brought to Puerto Rico and Cuba, the Nigerians to Cuba, the
Angolans to Brazil, the Guineans to Hispaniola, with all kinds of
mixtures in between. Interestingly enough, many of the Black Latinos
were Muslim and to this day, we manifest Islamic cultural from every
word we speak that starts with al to the high pitched jibaro vocal style
singing that goes back to the call to muezzin Islamic call to prayer.
You will hear often in Latin songs "Salaam aleikum" or "Shale Maleikum"
which is how the slaves popularized the greeting. We were here long
before 1619, we were black, strong and family oriented because the
Spanish and Portugese brought whole families over. Once they realized
that rebellion was the consequence of slavery vs. black family, they
told the British to switch the script: destroy the family, divide the
tribe, deny the male the right to fight back, kill him. So the natural
instinct to defend and protect is channeled against ourselves which is
why so many "natural warriors" are in jail. Peace be unto you, my
brother, my friend. Abrazos and....

Best regards,



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Aug 17, 2010
How did Islam Spread in Africa?

The myth that Islamic civilization spread at the point of the sword is among the many historical fallacies perpetuated by the ‘shaman’ class of western civilization, whose point guard has been western academia. The key means by which Islam is particularly true regarding the spread of Islamic civilization in Africa, which was the result of a profound global trading network which stretched eastward from Futa Turo, t o Walata, the Akan, Tinbuktu, Jenne, the city states of Hausaland, Kufra, lake Chad, Dar Fur, Sennar, Soba, Suakin, the Two Sacred cities of Mecca and el-Medina stretching eastward along the Silk Road as far as the imperial capitals of China. All along this vast global trading network were Muslim trading posts and sometimes autonomous Muslim cities which also acted as ‘zawiyyas’ (sufi centers) and ‘madrasas’ (learning centers) from which the remembrance of Allah, Islamic erudition and lawful trade radiated and influenced the diverse cultures and cilizations that it encountered. Whenever the soveriegnty of Islamic civilization was under threat, there would always emerge a cadre of scholarly Muslim merchants who utilized this global trading network as a means of preserving and extending Islamic civilization. Under the shadow of the global western attack against Islamic civilization, it is important for Muslims to re-ignite the dynamic and vibrant global trading ne twork which preserved and extended Islam in the past.
Shaykh Muhammad Shareef bin Farid


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Aug 17, 2010
Photo of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz and Prince Faisal [later King] during his trip to Mecca. Both were later killed. Prince Faisal was known to be a devout and upright Muslim [unlike many of the monarchy] as well. May Allah reward them both.

U.S. civil rights leader Malcolm X sits and meets with Prince (later King) Faisal al-Saud, the regent of Saudi Arabia during a visit as a guest of state and as a pilgrim to the Muslim holy city of Mecca, April 1964.
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Malcolm X Was Assassinated 47 Years Ago
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