Black August: The Month of Dawah To Black Marxist!
“And who is better in speech than he who invites to Allah and does righteous deeds, and says: ‘I am one of the Muslims.'” Qur’an, Fussilat (41):33]
Black August commemorates the Black revolutionary history of resistance to white supremacy. It is a time when Black Marxists, following in the footsteps of great Black leaders like George Jackson, founder of the Black guerilla family, and Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party for self-defense, were active and organizing within Black communities.
In Huey Newton’s magnus opus, Revolutionary Suicide, Huey Newton traces the origin of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense stating, “I first heard Malcolm X speak at McClymonds High School in Oakland when he attended a conference sponsored by the Afro-American Association on the Mind of the Ghetto. Muhammad Ali was with Malcolm, and he told about his conversion to Islam.”
From there, Huey Newton stated, “I started going to the Muslim Mosque in Oakland and San Francisco” However, he added, “I would have joined them, but I could not deal with their religion. By this time, I had enough of religion and could not bring myself to adopt with another one.” While Huey Newton stated he founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense having been, “influenced by the Muslims and Malcolm X”, he ultimately based his organization on Marxist principles.
In this Black Dawah Network campaign, we will be answering the following, “How could Black Muslims have given Dawah to Huey Newton so that he could have stayed in the Mosque and used his revolutionary gifts for the cause of Islam instead of Marxism?” This Black Dawah Network campaign of Dawah to Black Marxist, will discuss:
- Why Blacks are attracted to Marxism?
- What Marxism fails to do for the Black community?.
- An Islamic refutation and Critique of the Marxist Worldview.
- How to call Black Marxists, Socialists, and Black Leftists in general to Islam.