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Can you be Pro-Black and Believe in the White Man’s Map?

(“Can you be Pro-Black Believing in the White Man’s Map?” is an excerpt taken from a Black Dawah Network lecture of Professor Shareef Muhammad. )

 

Maps are inherently political, always have been. Maps have always been political. They’ve always reflected the politics of the people who are making the maps.  The idea of making Europe north up superior, Africa south bound down below sub; even the word sub-Saharan. The word sub implies subpar. That this is a completely arbitrary demarcation in relationship to the cosmos. Because there is no up and down, left and right.

So the decision to exclude the Arabian Peninsula entirely from the continent of Africa, from the historical, cultural, geographical, and genetic content of Africa is as should be by Afro-centrist standards just as problematic as excluding Egypt from the rest of Africa. The same rocks and trees that are on one side of the Red Sea are on the exact immediate other side of the Red Sea. The languages that are spoken on one side of the Red Sea are phonetically similar to the languages immediately on the other side of the Red Sea. The phenotype of the people on one side of the Red Sea are very similar to the phenotype of the people on the other side of the Red Sea.

The problem with Afro-centrism is it’s not a real discipline. It never became a discipline with theory, criteria, and methodology. It’s sort of grasped in the dark or in very dim light to pick up whatever it could use as a tool to sort of fashion a view or perspective on history that undermines and offset the extremely biased view of the white established an academic view of history.

Professor Shareef Muhammad has taught history at Georgia State University and Islamic studies at Spelman University.  He has a masters in history at Kent State University with his thesis on The Cultural Jihad in the antelbellum South: How Muslim slaves preserved their religious/cultural identity during slavery.

Important Black Muslim Voices You Must Follow

What happened to those strong Black Muslim voices speak forcefully against white supremacy and who call to Islam? They are still here although strong Black Muslim voices are not represented in the mainstream American Muslim establishment. This is to be expected.  Nonetheless, we must work to amplify strong Black Muslim voices.  Subscribe to follow the following Black Muslim voices.

 

Muslim Empowerment Institute Youtube Channel

Muslim Empowerment Institute is actively working for the revival of Islam in the Black community. We seek to restore Islam to having the uplifting transformative effect it once had in eradicating social problems and pathologies in the Black community. Follow the Muslim Empowerment Institute’s  Youtube Channel.

Black Dawah Network Facebook Group 

Follow the Facebook Discussion group  Black Dawah Network to join important conversations and initiatives for Islamic Outreach to Oppressed Black Communities.  To join group you must request access and demonstrate a commitment to Dawah in Black Communities.

Black Dawah Network Podcast 

The Black Network Network podcast brings forth important Black Muslim speakers to discuss Islam and its relevancy to Black America.

 Truth To Power

The Truth to Power Youtube channel of Hakeem Muhammad seeks to continue the Black  Islamic tradition of fighting oppression, tyranny, and structural racism.

M.A.B.I.A.

MA.B.I.A. is an acronym for Muslim and Black in America.  A broadcast put together by Bilal Abdullah where he speaks on news and issues from the perspective of a Black Muslim living in America.

Flamin Crescent Blog Talk Radio  of Salim Abdul-Khaliq

The Flaming Crescent Society was founded  by Salim-Abdul Khaliq in honor of Malcolm X. The Flamin Crescent seeks to uplift the  memory of Malcolm X and correct the misunderstandings people have of Islam.

Only is God by Ismael Bilal Saleem – I.D. Campbell

Mr. Campbell was raised attending both the Christian Church and the Muslim Mosque. He was always inquisitive about religion. Around the age of 14, he decided that Islam was the path for him. However, he was rather secretive about his belief due to the negative perception many had of the religion. When Islam became the topic of any discussion, he maintained the Islamic sympathizer role as the son of a Muslim, while being careful not to be identified as a Muslim himself. The stigma surrounding Islam and Muslims only intensified throughout the years, but so too did his desire to announce to the world that ISLAM IS THE TRUTH.