NON FLUFFY TRUTHS THAT PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO READ.
Yes, Black Muslims are part of the Black community, and we share their struggle. So it would seem we have reason to work together for the betterment of all. However, In my lifetime, the only thing I have seen us do with the Black community, other than engage with them in wrong doing, and as family, is march, participate in sports and cheer the same teams, occupy the same jails, go to the same schools, sit in the same court rooms, pay the same child support, live in the same neighborhood plantations, and share the same tastes in music.
Many non-Muslim Blacks have no trust in our faith (Islam) anymore because they see how it has turned us to a colony with multiple spheres of foreign influence, and they see that we don’t even trust each other anymore. They are still building black churches from the ground up and have governance in their religious organizations and they see that we can’t even come together to build our own institutions. Let alone establish any sort of governance. Notwithstanding we’re at zero growth and still debating every point.
We ourselves don’t even know who’s in charge of us. Lol. However, Blacks, especially active Christians might still welcome us to join them, in Jesus’s name. We talk about sitting with shaykhs in Africa, Black churches are building orphanages in Africa. I’m not sure we even have the guts or the will anymore to do anything but talk about what we need to do. 50 years and counting. I could be wrong. I hope I’m wrong, I wish someone proves me wrong. But I don’t think so.
Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad