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Fatal Guillotine
11-15-2010, 02:39 PM
Malcolm X's (al-Hajj, Malik al-Shabazz) Letter from Makkah



The following is Malcolm X's (al-Hajj, Malik al-Shabazz) letter to his assistants in Harlem during his pilgrimage to Makkah in April of 1964:

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 Makkah; I have made my seven circuits around the Ka'aba, led by a young Mutawwaf (guide) named Muhammad; I drank water from the well of the Zamzam. I ran seven times back and forth between the hills of mount al-Safa and al-Marwa. I have prayed in the ancient city of Mina, and I have prayed on mount 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 al-Shabazz (Malcolm X)

HANZO
11-15-2010, 08:40 PM
to bad that all that spirituality and brotherhood Malcolm speaks about doesnt exist today. you go to Mecca now you will exposed to the biggest hypocritical, barbaric and ignorant behaviour on Earth.

all i have to say is, for £5000 you can become what is known as a 'luxury Hajj'. that pretty much explains the state that the place is in now.

Eid Mubarek.

Hellspawn
11-18-2010, 04:47 AM
to bad that all that spirituality and brotherhood Malcolm speaks about doesnt exist today. you go to Mecca now you will exposed to the biggest hypocritical, barbaric and ignorant behaviour on Earth.

all i have to say is, for £5000 you can become what is known as a 'luxury Hajj'. that pretty much explains the state that the place is in now.

Eid Mubarek.

I don't agree with you, El Hajj still a great spiritual journey and a dream of every muslim around the world. It true that some people are barbaric but this is true for alot of places. But you'll find people from every where that travel to live that spiritual quest and follow the circuit pilgrimage without that barbaric deeds you talk about. When you have 3 billion people on the same spot in the same time (like this year) there will be a little bit of chaos sometimes somewhere.

3rd3y3
11-18-2010, 11:23 AM
I don't agree with you, El Hajj still a great spiritual journey and a dream of every muslim around the world.

Wrong.

Hellspawn
11-18-2010, 02:49 PM
Wrong.

I assure you that every muslim does.

Fatal Guillotine
11-18-2010, 04:31 PM
I don't agree with you, El Hajj still a great spiritual journey and a dream of every muslim around the world. It true that some people are barbaric but this is true for alot of places. But you'll find people from every where that travel to live that spiritual quest and follow the circuit pilgrimage without that barbaric deeds you talk about. When you have 3 billion people on the same spot in the same time (like this year) there will be a little bit of chaos sometimes somewhere.

true

theheavens
11-18-2010, 06:14 PM
too bad most black folks worship that uncle tom martin luther king. Malcolm was the Truth

Fatal Guillotine
11-19-2010, 11:49 AM
too bad most black folks worship that uncle tom martin luther king. Malcolm was the Truth

you know evidently arent familiar with the sacrifices he (MLK) made for the benefit of black people all over world.

malcolm x
rosa parks
martin luther king


we all as black people benefited from the musings of these people

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X both fought for the same goal, but had different ways of achieving this goal. They both fought against civil rights and were leaders in the civil rights movement. The way they were brought up is a good explanation for their differences; King was brought up in a wealthy family, while X was raised in the ghetto to a poor family. Both fought against unfair laws, Social Discrimination, and Racial segregation, but they both had different ways of going about this.

IZA
11-19-2010, 02:46 PM
Great Read

And belated Eid Mubarak

Fatal Guillotine
11-19-2010, 03:54 PM
Eid Mubarak

Hellspawn
11-19-2010, 04:03 PM
Eid Mubarak :thumbup: