Black American Muslims at the Roman Colosseum, by Imam Luqman Ahmad

Ancient Roman Muslims?

True, guidance is in the Quran and Sunna. However, verses and Hadith aren’t self propelled. Guidance doesn’t jump out of the book and self implement. No, people who believe and honor their contract with Allah have to take the guidance out of the texts, and put it on the ground where it belongs and not just let it be thrown around like a frisbee or endlessly debated in the online discourse mega-stadium of social media. Thumb up thumbs down. Like Ancient Romans at the colosseum.

Except that the Colosseum is a shell. And when we talk about cooperation, working together, doing or addressing issues as a people, there are certain things which without them, we’ll stay stuck in the colosseum. Just watching.

Leadership
Contract
Shura (counsel)
Allegiance
knowledge

As far as leadership. Do what if you don’t like the Imam:; you might not like the bus driver but if he’s taking you in the direction you wanna go, you still pay the fare and get on the Bus.

As far as contract; In Islam, contract is the key that starts the engine. You don’t even become a Muslim without taking a contract (the shahaadah). Marriage, children, relationships with others, with community, with Imams, Amirs, constituents, even your neighbors are based upon contracts of the Kitaab and Sunna 

As far as Shura: Shura puts an end to the the endless back and forth and breaks you away from the chaos of mobism. It’s invested, responsible Muslims in counsel . Counsel is a function of leadership according to scripture. “And seek counsel with them in the affair, and once you’ve come to a decision, put your trust in Allah, surely Allah loves those who trust (Him)”.

As as far as allegiance: Alligience (bay’at) is so important, that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said, “whoever dies and does have an oath of allegiance around his neck, then he will have died the death of jaahiliyyah (ignorance) Alligience is verbal commitment and part of the Deen of Islam. Without allegiance there is no commitment. Allegiance says, yeah, I’m going to do my best to do the right thing. Absence of alligience it from committed to simply casual. Like, I didn’t actually say I was committed. 

As as far as knowledge: As crazy as it may sound, following knowledge is way better, solved more problems, and is way more pleasing to Allah, than following ignorance. “and if you follow their whims, after the knowledge ( of Allah) has come to you, you will have no guardian in Allah, nor an protector”. It’s like Allah is saying; if you follow their whims after I sent your knowledge, you‘re on your own buddy.

So that’s the short of it. Bringing the guidance down to the ground so we can use it. Support what is right. Jazaaka Allahu khairan.

Imam Luqman Ahmad

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It’s Raining Cats and Women! By Imam Luqman Ahmad

SO MANY WOMEN.

There sure are a lot of unmarred sisters out there. I mean like, everywhere. I’m getting hit on all the time now. I’m a poor rough looking dude right now who does not bathe or groom as often as I normally would, who doesn’t wear socks, has ashy feet, wipes his hands on his jeans after eating, and who might have a catsup stain on his shirt, and keep it moving, and impressing somebody is the last thing in my mind. That’s just where I’m at today.

Nevertheless, this no have no woman thing is becoming an issue for me, not withstanding that I love women, especially grown up women, especially grown smart woman, especially grown up smart believing women, and especially grown up smart believing women who are not under the spell. I believe that any man that believes in Allah and the last day, should be married. That’s just me, and I really don’t care what another man does in his woman situation. I don’t ask, i don’t care. We all should fear Allah, case closed. I live by Sunna code, I don’t believe in girlfriend boyfriend, not at all, Im not no where near perfect and if I sought perfection, it would be for Allah. I follow sahaaba man code too, and I don’t tell a man how to handle his woman situation, and I darn sure don’t allow people to tell me how to handle mine.

But the thing is, I love women, I love Islam, I do fear Allah, I know we in the last days, u want to go to jannah, and I’m a soldier, and it is essential for me to have a halal, and very solid woman by my side. Otherwise I risk descending into beast hood. I’m very committed to my mission, so it becomes an interesting story for me. And that’s my business. I’m not looking for advice here, I’m up to something, but with good, honorable intentions.

Anyway, I’m gonna have to do something soon. Women have radar, when they look at you the first time, they already know yes no or maybe. Lotta times they can tell tóu running solo. It’s deep when your not married. Straight fitna..

And the thing is, running into women spontaneously in real life is way different from Facebook. It’s a lot harder to front and people have less time to be fake, and of course, there’s no need to. For some non-Muslim women, being a Muslim is a plus from the get go, and they be ready like, teach me some more, I’m down! A lot of women out here believe in One God, but I can’t tske a chance on a newbie right now. Plus I’m noticing that a lot of Black women are having second thoughts about the bitch ass man they created. Not all though, there’s a whole bunch who really want that joker, sucker dude, and that’s their business, and many women, just like men, Just wanna f**k, and that’s their business too. But that’s not where I’m at. They’re not my type. But it really easy to have a woman these days. They are everywhere

But I’m hearing all these Muslim women from our community who aren’t married. Some don’t want to be married, some will never be married, and some are not even marriage material for me, nor I for them. But there are women who are going to Jannah through the door of their choice. They know what that means, and I’d like wanna dem jawns. We’re all free agents when it comes to Love and marriage. Bottom line, I’d rather a believing woman, especially during this dajjaali time. For me, being unmarried is like being disabled. So I gotta do something. Im gonna make a pitch in Sha Allah cuz I know exactly the kind of woman I want. For starters, she gotta want to go to jannah, gotta be a soldier, maybe have some scars, old school loyal, fully grown, not a la la land chic, be about her Lord as far as I’m concerned, be waay past the playing game stage, and have a nice butt. To each his own, everybody ain’t for everybody. In Sha Allah He’s decreed one for me, and she’s working her way towards me.

Imam Luqman Ahmad

Yes, I’m accepting queries, but only from the true and the brave.

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The Burden of the Black American Muslim Man. By Shaykh Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad

BY ALLAH’s WILL, WE ARE NEVER, EVER, EVER GOING TO GIVE UP. – BLACK AMERICAN MUSLIM MEN

It is very difficult for an outsider to understand the dynamics of Black American Muslim marriages in inner-city America unless you come from the places that we come from. The breakdown and failure of the Black American Muslim family in these inner-city plantations that we live on is usually attributed to the inadequacy or failure of the Black Muslim man. That is the go to position and we are used to that. But that characterization does not tell the true story nor the whole story.

;Out of thousands upon thousands of black American Muslim men that I know personally, it has never been the stated intention of any of them to abandon our women or our children or our people. We don’t even talk like that.

As husbands and fathers and stepfathers we’ve take on the full dose of generational trauma, a history of abuse, abandonment, addiction, the psychological issues, the emotional baggage and everything else that comes with our women and children who are products, like ourselves of the lifestyle of jaahiliyya that exists in the controlled plantations that we live in.

We know who we are, and we know who our women are, better than any outside Shaykh, scholar, imam, or layperson would ever know. We take our women on, despite their history, and despite our history, and make a go of it as husbands, as Fathers, as stepfathers, as uncle’s, as mentors, as providers, and as teachers. Why do we do it? We do it out of faith, and the belief that through Islam things can work. And because no one else is going to do it. And It’s not all about chasing ass like people say. Y’all got us twisted.

I married a sister who had four children when I was barely 22 years old. Although I loved her, and she was a good wife, and I think I was a good husband, it did not work out. However, it was not before I was able to teach my wife, and her children some of the Islam that I knew, and those children are grown today with their own Muslim children by the grace of Allah. My last wife had six children when I married her. I’ve helped raise 19 children who were not my biological children. For some of them, I am the only father that they have ever known. And this is not rare at all.

Black American Muslim men have taken on much more than we will ever be given credit for and quite frankly we aren’t looking for credit. We don’t talk about everything that we do because if you are not of our world, it’s really none of your damn business. But we do take on marriages with hurt, traumatized, broken and sometimes halfway crazy women and everything that they come with. I mean everything. And they take us on too, knowing that many times it’s going to be an uphill battle because of our circumstances, and because of our history. Why? Because we have faith in Allah, and we have faith in our women who demonstrate faith.

When we see our women struggling, or abandoned, we take on the task even though we ourselves are struggling. We take on other men’s children who themselves many times have been abused, traumatized, neglected, abandoned, and even taken away from their mother in her previous life. Sometimes we know the details, and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we don’t ask the questions because we already know the answers to those questions.

We’ve taken on these responsibilities because we believe in Allah, we believe in Islam, and we believed for a long time that Islam will solve our problems automatically. We’ve learned by our own experiences that it is a little bit more complicated than that. it’s not like we had a civilizational handbook on how to survive as Black American Muslim men in this corrupt,rigged, racist system that we live in.

We are an entirely new and different civilization of Muslims, in a situational reality unlike an faced by a previous Muslim people. The last thing we need is somebody from the outside trying to play Monday morning quarterback, sometimes not even knowing the game, the language of the plantation, or who we are in reality. so unless you have something concrete and beneficial to offer us at this juncture, stay off our backs. And that goes for you women too, who are still under the spell.

Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad

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Keebler Elves and American Muslim Addiction to Trumpism, by Imam Luqman Ahmad

PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS BELOVEDS
As far as the Trump thing, like or dislike, There are at last 20 individual points of idiocy That I could bring up as far as the insidious American Muslim addiction to trumpism is concerned. However, I’m just going to focus on a couple right now..
Look, There are over 500,000 elected Officials, And about 80,000 Elective bodies in the United States of America which means that about one out of every thousand people in the United States of America is an elected official. From school board, city Council, state representative, Sheriff, city controller , tax collector, ghost buster,managing director, police chief, homeless czar, tax collector, and hundreds of more offices where people are elected to serve, given Defined tasks, areas of Decision making authority,, budgets, salaries, support staff, enforcement authority and held accountable to at least some degree. perform his duties that had a direct, or indirect influence on peoples lives, including the lives of Muslims.
These elected officials make decisions and perform actions, write policies, and enforce laws that directly or indirectly impact every single Muslim, and with some family in United States. There is no dispute whatsoever about this reality.
And we want to corral the entire American Muslim population into an emotional orbit where President Donald Trump is at the center? Are you freaking kidding me? If this is not mass insanity, then I don’t know what it is. Muslim American group scorn centered around one individual? President Donald Trump?. To the degree where we draw lines of association amongst ourselves based on an individuals following or expectorating Theamericanmuslim group thought pill? Somebody help me here! I don’t even know what you call this in behavioral psychology. And this is actually our reality as supposedly intelligent, Educated Muslims. Let me be clear. I will not take this pill, and I categorically regard it as poison.
My next questions are, do Keebler elves really make cookies inside of a hollow tree? Does the tooth fairy factor in inflation for what they pay for teeth? And , does anyone have the schedule for when the mother ship is scheduled to arrive?

Imam Luqman Ahmad

Three Things Assumed to be Moral, That Are in Fact, Immoral, by Imam Luqman Ahmad

Three things assumed to be moral but are immoral

1. Moral cat-scanning: Is when we were take a single episode or one or two paragraphs from Facebook and surmise from it, a persons moral worth. Without knowing the facts, the circumstance, the other side of the story, with a person. Then we all jump in like a mob, attacking not principles, but actual people, actual Muslim.

2. Moral Blackmail: Is used mostly for political and control purposes. They’ll say: If you don’t hate this person than you’re not a good Muslim, or if you don’t support this particular project thrn you are not a good Muslim, or if you have a legitimate question about something, keep it to yourself because you don’t want to upset the unity. (And it’s usually fake unity that they are talking about). It’s the “massa we sick” approach

3. Moral Inquisitions on Facebook: There are a lot of types of that we engage in all the time. We love Facebook inquisitions. One type is when we try, convict, and sentence specific individuals on Facebook, using no evidence, no Adab, no right to slander or demonize, I’m not even hear the other person side of the story. There is nothing at all Islamic about it. It is just one of our congregational pass times, something that we do and like. It’s part of spectator Islam. Some people actually think that they’re doing something important. Like Is the most some Internet version of jury duty.

I’m selling my car to visit my terminally ill brother

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Assalamu alaikum, I am do heartbroken, my younger brother Idris is terminal ill. He’s in a hospital in Philadelphia our home town. Unfortunately I have been homeless for almost a year and I happen to live in my car. Al-humdu Lillaah it provides some shelter. All of the articles and blog posts I’ve been writing during the past year have been written while I’ve been homeless living in this car.

I’m selling it, a 2003 BMW X-5 so I can go and be with him in sha Allah. It is in fair condition, it has 220,000 miles, it runs great, looks great but needs a little work (brakes, new windshield, flushing the A/C system, and there is a hose in the cooling system that needs replaced) to make it a great car! There is a lot of Baraka in that car. Even though I’ve been homeless, I still continued to help other homeless people using this car. Life in Sacramento. That’s where the car is. If you are interested, you can reach me at, 916-737-8797, or at lahmadski@gmail.com.

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Please keep my brother in your prayers, and pray that Allah allows me to be at his side jazaaka Allahu khairan. Imam Luqman Ahmad

Is American Muslim Anti-Trumpism Becoming a New Religion?

There is a growing trend amongst some American Muslims to make liking or disliking President Donald Trump a litmus test for our faith or lack thereof. Growing up as a Muslim in America, we never used to do that. We were more about principle than we were about personality. In the Muslim community, people were basically free to like or dislike whomever they wanted based on their own personal experience, history, perspectives, and freedom of individual choice.

Nowadays people will check each other by their like or dislike of one man, The current tribal focus of American Muslim angst is President Donald J. Trump. In Muslim America, Trump hating is becoming a religious sect unto itself. American

WELCOME TO THE NEW MUSLM STUPID

People will check each other by their like or dislike of one man, President Trump and totally disregard each other’s like or dislike for heresy, falsehood or polytheism. It’s like you can do or say or believe anything you want but as long as you hate Donald Trump you are a cool Muslim. Or you can be devoutly committed to Islam, Allah, and to his Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم but if you had the slightest like for Trump, all of that becomes null and void.

We have become so incredibly and hopelessly malleable it’s absolutely pathetic. It’s also quite scary considering the times that we live in. We’ve allowed our faith to be integrated into our very naive, and corrupt perception of politi

Back in the day, personality was inconsequential when it came to Faith. Now it’s the other way around faith has become inconsequential when it comes to personality. I have made a vow not to use any profanity anymore on social media but gosh.

Some of our concentrated stupidity and slave mindedness really makes you wanna cuss. Most of the time we have no idea who’s authoring this stupid-ass politicised theology. we don’t even think about that. We don’t even think about sources. We just swallow everything, and anything that’s handed to us.

That’s why I happen to like the Donald, at least he’s real, says what he wants to say، and not afraid of making a mistake. Nowadays people are turning away from Islam, not because of our beliefs, or theology, but because of our sheer stupidity and ass-backwardness.

We turn away, and disregard islamic principal, even when there is isnaad (chain of transmission) and then turn around and follow convoluted and unprincipled politics that has no isnaad at all. America knows who their president is, we as most some Americans don’t even know who’s in charge around this joint. Stupid…and totally disregard each other’s like or dislike for heresy, falsehood or polytheism. It’s like you can do or say or believe anything you want but as long as you hate Donald Trump you are a cool Muslim. Or you can be devoutly committed to Islam, Allah, and to his Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم but if you had the slightest like for Trump, all of that becomes null and void.

We have become so incredibly and hopelessly malleable it’s absolutely pathetic. It’s also quite scary considering the times that we live in. We’ve allowed our faith to be integrated into our very naive, and corrupt perception of politics.

Back in the day, personality was inconsequential when it came to Faith. Now it’s the other way around faith has become inconsequential when it comes to personality. I have made a vow not to use any profanity anymore on social media but gosh. Some of our concentrated stupidity and slave mindedness really makes you wanna cuss. Most of the time we have no idea who’s authoring this stupid-ass politicized theology. We don’t even think about sources. We just swallow everything, and anything that’s handed to us.

That’s why I happen to like the Donald, at least he’s real, says what he wants to say، and is not afraid of making a mistake. Nowadays people are turning away from Islam, not because of our beliefs, or theology, but because of our sheer stupidity and ass-backwardness.

We turn away, and disregard islamic principal, even when there is isnaad, and then turn around and follow convoluted and unprincipled politics that has no isnaad at all. At least America knows who their president is, we as Muslim Americans don’t even know who’s feeding us our messages or who’s in charge around this joint. Stupid…

Imam Luqman Ahmad

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White Girl Buffy McPherson, The Racism In Muslim America Slayer

Pretty soon an ambitious, socially conscious, upper middle class, and very smart white girl with beautiful hazel eyes, named Buffy, who has a Jewish mother, and an Irish father, is going to graduate from a prestigious Ivy League University with a graduate degree in investigative journalism. She’s going to land a job at a top rate newspaper like The New York Times, Washington Post, or the Chicago Sun Times, and soon after, she’s going to get wind of racism in Muslim America. Buffy has social awareness in her family’s history so the topic of racism gets here attention, her grandparents marched with Dr. King. She’s going to ask for, and receive an assignment to look into racism in Muslim America. She’s going to trek out on assignment with a case of notepads, a camera crew, and a tape recorder and using her pretty eyes, her soft but firm voice and her white girl clout, she’s going to make her way into the heart of Muslim America. The heart of course, are the Convert community. She will meticulously start interviewing black American Muslims Imams and converts about racism, racial politics in Muslím America and the marginalization of Black and Convert Muslims. What she sees and hears is gonna to make her ponytail stains up, her and she’s gonna take up the cause while she starts thinking about becoming a Muslim.

She’s going to write a less than flattering series of articles talking about racism , marginalization and Muslim owned liquor stores across America. She may be labeled as an islamophoba (female islamophobe) but Black people and people in the hood are gonna say, “it’s about time”. White supremecists are gonna say, I knew it!!, Liberals are gonna say, “oh my God! We had no idea!! And Muslims are gonna have to pay double to get people to like us and say good things about us. Immigrant Muslim communities, in order to show good faith , are gonna have to include create racial awareness platforms in the Masajid, just like they do interfaith platforms. The problem is that although it’s easy to fake your way through interfaith exchanges, but it much harder to fake like you’re not a Muslim racist, if you really are. Interfaith is fluffy, fighting racism in Muslim America is hard-core Advocacy. We’ll take all the help we can get..

Buffy is out there, she’s coming. Get ready Muslim America. The plight of the marginalized Black American Muslims and indigenous converts is about to go prime time.

Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad

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