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AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE CHAPTERS ON KNOWLEDGE
AND THE SUNNAH
IN AL-MUSNAD AL-JAMI'
BY ABU KHALIYL
Islam in Greensboro : The Price for Progress
“And do not be from amongst the disbelievers, those who split up their Religion and became sects; every party being pleased with what is with it.” [Noble Qur’an 30:31-32]
“Verily those who split up their Religion and become sects, you have nothing to do with them in the very least. Verily their affair is only with Allah, they shall be informed of what they used to do.”
[Noble Qur’an 6:159]
“And hold onto the Rope of Allah altogether and do not be divided. And remember the bounty of Allah upon you when you were enemies. So He united your hearts, so you became brothers through His Blessing.”
[Noble Qur’an 3:103]
[The same has and is happening All Over USA]
1959-60’s…This is not the complete story, I do not believe one man or woman could present the whole story
I am Jamaal at-Tajary Pass. Our Prophet Muhummad (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) foretold us of the following events….
“The best of generations is my generation, then those that follow them, then those that follow them”.
The Christians and Jews split into 72 groups and my Ummah will split into 73 groups all in the fire (for a small amount of time)
When questioned by his companions about those who will be saved from the Fire the Messenger replied:
“They are those who are upon what I and my companions are upon” [Reported by Tirmidhee from Amr ibn al-Aas – Hadeeth Hasan]
I am a Muslim who subscribes to the Aqeedah and Minhaj of our Prophet Muhummad (sallahu alayhi wa sallam). I was born and graduated from the public school system of Greensboro N.C. I completed one and one half years of studies at A&T State University before completing my studies and graduating from The Roger Williams College of Bristol, Rhode Island and The American College at Bryn Mar Pa.. Both Degrees were concentrated in Business disciplines’. While attending A&T University the reality of the severity of the effects of Racism became very clear to me as well as the four students, one of whom was my cousin and the other a life time friend, who started the historical life changing Sit down demonstration at the Woolworth’s Department store in downtown Greensboro, NC. This racially motivated demonstrationspread around the USA and most of the standards of life enjoyed by all minorities has benefited from the painful sacrifices made by the student body of A& T University and other local colleges and University’s. The success and empowerment of that struggle forever changed my life from watching oppression from the sidelines. I will forever fight injustice as our Prophet, sallahu alayhi wa sellem, advised us. “Change with your hands. …your tongue and hate it in your hearts”if that is your only means of protesting with out making matters worst.
I moved to Rhode Island in 1965. It was there that I heard with some regularity words like Allah, Muslim, and Brotherhood of all men who accept that there is only one GOD who is worthy of worship and that Muhummad (S.A.W) is the last Messenger and Prophet of GOD.
I was a businessman and Allah blessed me with success that elevated me in the eyes of men and women black and white.The American dream was a reality in my life. My income exceeded six figures (000,000) a year. My residence’s value exceeded six figures 000,000. I had/have a wonderful wife and four beautiful daughters. My success was established on unlawful Islamic standards; however none of my earnings were unlawful in non-Muslims standers and I never lost my desire to see the reality of the USA dream become true for all the citizens of America.It was 1972 that I made a conscious decision to embrace Islam. Mind you Islam was being presented to Americans by Immigrant Muslims who had made hijrah for reasons other than Religion.
Africa is the largest and most diverse continent with an unknown number of tribes, religions, cultures and countries. It is because of the many differences is that Africa is so divided. Being the continent of people of color [black people] it is not difficult to understand how Europeans were able to colonized Africa.
This century is not the first migration of Africans to USA. The first migration is called the slave trade. Africans were brought to America from every section. It included countries like Egypt, Algiers, Morocco, Mali, all of the west coast down to the southern tip and around to Sudan. There were no exceptions and we understand that the center of Africa was also exploited.
Africans were not allowed to hold on to any thing from their life in Africa and were transformed into servitude human animals whose sole purpose was to serve the white race.
For the last 20 to 35 years we have been experiencing a new form of migration from Africa. This migration is rather unique in as much as it is Muslims from Africa coming to USA seeking to become part of the melting pot that America promotes around the world. What’s stranger is that Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) warned us on a number of occasions to not migrate to the land of disbelievers. He did make some 5 or 6 conditions that world allow us to migrate. With the understanding that one must be able to protect one’s Islam as well as the family from disbelief. We see that this is virtually impossible to do. Look at the women and men who abandon their Islamic attire. Look at our children. You cannot tell the difference between Muslim and non-Muslim children.
Americans were reverting to Islam in record numbers prior to the mid sixties. This occurred because of the efforts of the USA Muslims in their dawah programs. There was a great deal of respect from the Black Americans non-Muslims for the good morals and character representation of the Black skinned Muslims. There were more Americans reverting to Islam who had never been imprisoned that those who were be cause of the color of their skin. This decimation came from the white Americans.
Today there is discrimination from not only the white use citizens. The migrating Africans are mixing their culture and racism not only on members from their countries who are different than them. They are taking advantage of every social achievement that black Americans suffered as well as died for to acquire. At the same time they impose their culture and racism on the Black USA native. Black Americans have never recover from the effects of slavery imposed by white Americans only to be insulted by, in some instances, their African brothering in Islam.
Mr. Elijah Muhummad was taught Islaam by a person who claimed to be Allah in person. It was a serious effort to try to understand Mr. Muhammad’s teachings [taught to him by an emigrant] and to this day I never accepted his claim. This did not prevent me from respecting and in some aspects supported his efforts in helping Black Americans launched self-help programs and being proud of how one was created.
Four hundred years of being the property of another Human being resulted in the worst case of human dysfunction in the slave as well as the slave owner. To this day the USA is still struggling to solve this problem. Islam is the perfect Religion chosen by Allah to solve all human sufferings and oppression. The Religion teaches against all injustice with clear examples from Allah and his Messenger (sallahu alayhi wa sallam). Islam is free of Racism; however the Muslims have yet to apply the examples to our problems of injustice to each other.
Most of (the Muslims USA & Immigrant’s) those whom I had the opportunity to worship and work with represented Islam in accordance to their understanding, which was tainted with their culture. I am the first to admit my ignorance and mistakes in trying to resolve the problems as they occurred in our relationships.
There was and is very obvious resentment amongst our Immigrant Brothers who worshiped with us. The resentment was/is based on culture as well as each group felt superior to the other. All of them felt superior to Muslims who were born in the west. It seemed then as well as now that there is an unspoken declaration that “we” (American Muslims) cannot possibly understand Islam as they (Immigrant’s) did or “we “ could not have the correct understanding of Islam. For the most part they were correct because they were our teachers.
The Islamic Brotherhood had a very strong presence in Greensboro in the early 70’s. It seemed to me that their presence was tied to the Student Muslim association, which qualified them to enjoy using the facilities on campus. Unknown to me was the politics that existed between them. My interest in Islam had peaked as a result of my childhood friend Ezell Blair Jr , one of the four A& T students who spearheaded the Woolworth’s demonstration in the early 1960’s. embraced Islam while working at the Rodman’s Job Corp educational center in New Bedford Mass. I did not actively pursue Islam until I established the James R. Pass Insurance agency on the fifteen floor of the Wachovia bank building in downtown Greensboro in 1973. I began attending Jummah services in one of the Professors of Eng. who opened his home to as many brothers who could fit into his living room. It was there that a young brother whose name was Burleigh Webb the son of Doctor Burleigh Webb and Mrs.. Webb an animal doctor who both were teaching at A&T University. I started learning the Fatiah with several other young Americans and continued to attend any Islamic event that was available during that time. I met Imam Khalil who was the local representative of Imam Jameel al Amin. I also met the followers of Elijah Muhummad . I traveled to Chicago in 1975 at the death of Mr. Elijah Muhummad and witness Mr. Louis Farrakhan kneeling and giving bay ‘at to their new leader Warith Deen Muhummad
It’s was my understanding at the time that bay ‘at to the Imams and their leaders were required to function or to have a voice in their affairs. This bay ‘at is a Sunnah that unites the Muslim under one leader, namely The Amir Mumineen (Khalifah) of all of the Muslims. As you know there are advocates OF ESTABLISHING THE KHALIFAH by a Muslim group for some years now. It seems that they are not using the standard taught by Muhummad (sallahu alayhi wa sallam). One of the requirements (according to our Prophet Muhummad (sallahu alayhi wa sallam)) is that he will be or must be from the Quraish tribe, the tribe that our Prophet is from.
I took advantage of an opportunity to merge my Pension and Profit Sharing company with Rasmussen and associates in East Orange, New Jersey. I was pleasantly surprise to learn that there were thousands of USA as well as emigrant Muslims living in a radius of 15 to 20 miles of each other. I began attending the Islamic Center of East Orange New Jersey now known as Masjid Ahlis Sunnah aka The Islamic Center Of North America. I was invited and ratified by the community members to become the Amir of Business and managing director of the Masjid. I was very happy serving the community in the area that was educated and earning my living in. There were many brothers teaching from the experiences they had as graduates of the University Of Medina, Saudi Arabia. Brothers like Bilal Phillips, Abdullah Quick and Al Kidre Lawrence the first American graduate of the School of Hadith University Of Medina, Saudi Arabia. I was a constant student until I decided to return to Greensboro. In 1996. I continue to study by attending conferences that Shakyh’s Muhummad Musa Nasr, Saleem Halalli, Ali Hablabi and Osama Qoose were conducting workshops in the areas that they were taught in by their teacher Shakyh Al-Abanee. I met and became a student of Abu Khalil who has Ijajzah’s in the six books of Hadiths. I chaired and hosted an Internet on line study group where Shakyh Abu Khalil taught and gave Ijajzahs to any student who qualified after being examine in the Book of Hadiths that was being taught by Abu Khalil. Abu Khalil awarded me with two Ijazzah’s in the 4 our year period that the classes were being presented on line on the Protectors Of The Sunnah, POTS. Website. I am still a student of Abu Khalil as well as several scholars that we had the privilege to bring to USA to benefit the Muslims in Greensboro as well as other cities in USA.
There was a meeting to urged the brothers (10 to 15 Africa Americans to unite and meet with Imam Khalil to discuss including them or others in the management of the affairs of the Muslims in Greensboro since most of them had shifted their attendance to Imam Khalil who was renting space (house) from Jamaal Abdul Malik. Bro. Jamal Abdul Malik who was ratified in the position as vice president along with my self Jamaal at-Tajary Pass, President, Bro. Lut Carl Williams Secretary, Bro. Saleem Shaw, public relations and Shafiq Muhummad Treasure. All of the founding Fathers of what is now known as The Islamic Center Of Greensboro, or 16th Street Masjid were Afro-Americans reverts to Islam except Shafiq Muhummad who was a emigrant Muslim from Pakistan. After being turned down and asked to leave the Masjid the brothers returned to A& T and established a plan to establish a Masjid that did not require bay ‘at to any one except The Khalifa of All of the Muslims.
Several months expired and Jamaal at-Tajary Pass along with the other Brothers established The Islamic Center of Greensboro at 107 N. Murrow Blvd. 3rd. Floor in Greensboro NC. Jamaal at-Tajary function as the leader with the title President established the salat and the infrastructure of the Masjid. After 3 to 4 years the community (85 to 90 percent of Muslims) were worshiping on Murrow Blvd. Many of the Students and Graduates of the University of Medina Saudi Arabia accepted our invitation traveled to Greensboro to help us established the Aqeedah and Minhaj of our Prophet Muhummad (S.A.W). I began to advocate that the Muslims should try to establish a community by all of us moving to the sections of Greensboro where our Masjids and the indigenous Muslims lived. It seems that our Brothers preferred to live and marry the “white Americans who for the most part have not shown an inclination (only a few) to accept Islam as a way of life. Our Prophet (S.A.W) had advised us that the community is 40 houses in all directions deep. He further said that unless we could protect our deen and the deen of our families after calling to Allah and Rasulallah it was unlawful for those who made Hijarah as well as those Muslims who were born USA to continue to live here. Muslims are not united on the rope of Allah resulting in division among us.
We were then pushed to change direction by introducing the democratic concept of elections in our Masjid. This process resulted in all of the Afro Americans pulling back with out accepting the plaques and citations that were offered them by the incoming Officials from the first election in ICG. The awards were an attempt to say thank you for establishing the Masjid for us.
The requirements used by Prophet Muhummad 1400m years ago to established the Muslims by establishing the Sunnah (Qur’an and Sunnah. the Rope of Allah) was abandoned by a fraction of our community which resulted in the re-introduction of politics base on cultural and racial differences which resulted in the division and splitting of our established policies of strict compliance to the Qur’an and Sunnah that had united (90% of the Muslims in Greensboro) in our Masjid located at 107 Murrow Blvd.
Some of the Arabs (Palestine’s) started the Islamic Center of the Triad. The African Americans (who founded ICG) spent years supporting ICG while requesting that we return to governing ours selves by the Sharia. There was no success in our efforts and we (eight Afro-Americans) established the Malcolm X Dawah Center and acquired space in the Shopping center, owned by our Bro Issa OF JOHNS CURB MARKET, located on McConnell Rd. in a section called the “Grove”. The small center grew and the brothers established the salat and transitioned to a Masjid by establishing the Jummah Services after the first wave of Brothers from Niger who was led seemingly by our beloved brother Ibrahim who returned to Allah in the last two years. May Allah give him Jannah.
The shopping center along with that section of Greensboro was taken by the city and renovated thus causing Masjid Ahlus Sunnah to relocate to it’s present, 2911 East Market Street, location in the year 1999. We were not prepared for the reality of our differences in our understanding of Islam. These differences caused our brothers to split from us and Allah is the witness that our splitting was due to us not being united on the understanding of Islam as Muhummad taught and the companions understood it. (I Imam Jamaal) am the first to admit my ignorance and mistakes in trying to resolve the problems as they occurred in our relationships.
All of the Emigrants brothers and sisters seem not to have a problem with their Men marrying the Afro American’s sisters seemingly for green cards and are very adamant in keeping African-Americans from marrying their ladies especially if they are currently residing in USA. There is not as much resistance in marrying and bringing the ladies to USA for green cards and citizenship. What’s more amazing is that after the immigrant brothers and or sisters become citizens the marriages are terminated and cousins are members of their tribes are married and brought to USA.
ICG, ICT and other Masjids established by Immigrant Muslims continued to grow as there is an explosion of Immigrant Muslims moving in to our city. Most Muslims frequent Masjids where most of their countrymen attend. It is amazing that Sufi’s and Sunni Muslims who avoid each other in their homelands will seek and worship with each other here in USA. All of us are in a state (for the most part) of disobedience to Allah because we are NOT COMPLYING TO THE RULES THAT ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER ORDERED. We will never prosper as an Ummah (a few of us will acquire a portion of the Dunya) until we return to the Qur’an and Sunnah as taught by the Prophet, sallahu alayhi wa sallam, Muhummad.
In closing I have a question. Have we forgotten that When Muhummad accepted and led the MUSLIMS OF Mecca to the few Muslims who had pledge bay ‘at to him in Medina followed Muhummad in all that Allah inspired him to teach? We still have His teachings! The difference is that the Ansar and the Muslims from Mecca established the Islamic State by living and teaching Islam to the non-Muslims until after ten years Arabia (the people for the most part) which includes Medina were Muslims.
Why are we not actively calling to Allah and the Sunnah of Muhummad? The only group of people who uses some of the words of the Qur’an is followers of Mr. Louis Farrakhan, who very aggressively call to their understanding of Islam. They are not complying with all of the Qur’an and Sunnah according to Mr. Farrakhan their leader.
HOW MANY NEW Muslims are there in Greensboro after 35 to 40 years of our being here? There are over 300,000 thousands citizens in GREENSBORO, NC. How many Natural Americans are currently residing in Greensboro? We would be hard press to identify 300 to 500. There are only 300 to 500 USA born Muslims (99% Afro Americans) out of 18,000 to 20,000 who reside herein Greensboro, NC.
Islam is the fastest growing Religion in the World. What about the USA and in particular Greensboro, NC? The majority of or almost all of the new reverts to Islam are the incarcerated brothers serving time in our prisons. This is not a put down on our brothers for this is the Qadar of Allah. Can any one explain if there is a reason connected to the Muslims as to why this growth is restricted to our prisons? When was the last time you saw or heard of brothers or sisters giving dawah to non-Muslims on street corners, shopping malls or public forums?
May Allah help us! Ameen
In The Name Of Allah, The Most Merciful,The Most Beneficent
Benefits of freedom
1. Regrouping and moving forward with establishing family ties and community development without a model. Had to use the slave master’s model as an example… ha, ha, ha.
a. Booker T. Washington vs. W.E.B. Dubois.
b. The establishment of Black Churches
c. Black education…. Bennett, Spellman, Shaw, Winston Salem State teachers, Livingston College (schools etc.) for blacks. Wiley College from Texas (Members included James Farmer} C.O.R.E defeats USC’s (reigning college champions) debate club in 1935, 70 years after slavery.
d. War declared on free Blacks, with resistors of Black progress…KKK, White Citizens’ Council, etc.
e. Denied the right to vote with the qualifications for voting being: voter must be a white male, 21 years of age, land owner, etc.
Greensboro is no different than all the cities where there was a large black citizen representation. Many of their problems stemmed from the practice of white slave-owners raping and impregnating the female slaves, creating a cast system or color consciousness crisis.
Slavery destroyed the black man’s concept of being a man. How could he be a man when, for the last 300 years, the institution of slavery did not allow for the establishment and fostering of black families? The development of black manhood was learned after three hundred years of being another man’s chattel property.
Furthermore, the slave master would habitually take his liberty to sleep with the black slave man’s woman at will. If there was any resistance by the black slave man, he would be lynched in front of the plantation community (female, males, and children included). This lynching included tarring, hanging, cutting the private parts and placing them into the mouths of the victims and then setting the victims on fire.
By committing such heinous acts, what is the statement the white slave master was making? The statement being made is that he, the white slave-owner, is the real man in charge.
How could black women and children respect a man who could defend neither himself, the woman he slept with, nor their children?
The NAACP and Other Efforts for Change
There were many efforts for change, and much was accomplished. In my opinion, the many legislative, social and political victories led to errant, self-destructive choices on our part.
Brown vs. the Board of Education: In 1954, Thurgood Marshal argued and won a decision from the Supreme Court. As we look back over the last 70 years, we have to analyze the cost of that and the many other “victories”, i.e., integration of schools and buses— (Rosa Parks) the Sit-Ins of Greensboro in 1960 that African Americans have enjoyed.
Remember, there were no models for us to extract from. Noble Drew Ali and Elijah (non educated) Muhammad’s (First Islamic reference) private school system (1st through 12Th grades) along with the “Do-For-Self” campaigns resulted in many prostitutes and drug addicts reforming their lives, and now, many today hold PhDs in a variety of disciplines. Elijah Muhammad and Noble Drew Ali’s Aqeedah and Minhaj were defective according to the Qur’an. Allah said that Muhammad (Peace Be Upon him), who lived and died over fourteen hundred years ago, was the last Prophet and Messenger.
This day those who disbelieve have despaired of [defeating] your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me. This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion. But whoever is forced by severe hunger with no inclination to sin – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.. Qu’ran 5:3
Marcus Garvey (back to Africa), Stokley Carmichael, The Black Panther Party, H. Rap Brown, Malcolm X, plus many others helped in many ways, but the methods were drawn only from their intellect and experiences.
Allah says:Muhammad is not the father of any of you. He does not speak from his desires—he only speaks from inspiration from ME. We would need several volumes to list the accomplishments of the many leaders who emerged from the result of the most heinous crimes of America’s institution of slavery in the USA.
1992 and Current Events led by emigrants and Muslims as well as others, seemingly under estimate the efforts and achievements of the Black American slaves.
Blacks achieved more in the so-called segregated era than in all of the fanfare since the 1960s. What many describe as segregation, separate and unequal conditions were, in the opinions of some, the happiest, most prideful period of the Black Africans’ existence in North America.
Prior to school integration, we were all together in well established (not with perfection) communities throughout America. Many businesses in the service industry thrived until we were absorbed into the system, eating and living with the former slave master, who was always viewed as the image of success, and was our only model.
We lost many schools, administrators, and many established businesses failing to continue to patronize them. Today, we have funeral homes, beauty parlors, barber shops, and a few small restaurants. Millions of dollars were re-routed to the majority community businesses. Many point to the success of our athletes and entertainers as the models for our youth.
We have always provided entertainment (Sports, music, sex slaves) to the greater community. How many Wall Street Law firms or other businesses can we point to other than entertainment? Please provide us with some meaningful examples. What if we had demanded the same amount of money for our children and schools? No, we elected to go to their schools and mix with the slave master.
We could have continued to maintain our businesses and worked to improve our condition with the necessary changes to include those of us who were left out. It’s as if we are not capable of improving our own condition, and needed to be a part of something that never to this day has been open and fair with humane treatment towards us, who were their property for over 300 years.
Slavery contained a wide divested culture of Black Africans. Many of those black Africans who were enslaved (estimated 35 to 60 %) were Muslims. The Creator (GOD…Allah) raised from each community of nations that he created Leaders who were given the solutions to the problems they were confronted with. Those who followed them were successful until disobedience causes them to lose the mercy of the Creator (Allah/GOD).
For example, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was given revelation to a people who were treated like the slaves of America by their own relatives. Many of the first reverts to Islaam were Blacks from Africa who were free and with many of them slaves, along with Arabs who were poor and from the less powerful Arab tribes. When their size and power grew, the powerful Quraish tribal chiefs offered Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) a deal that would give him and his followers leadership for one year, and would give themselves power the following year, and so on and so on, they would alternate the power/control between themselves every other year.
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) never acted on any matter with out guidance from the Creator as all Prophets before him had done. The Creator’s (Allah’s) response given to Prophet Muhammad, (May Allah peace and blessing forever be upon him) was a surah found in the Quran:
Say (O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)): “O Al-Kafirun (disbelievers in Allah, in His Oneness, in His Angels, in His Books, in His Messengers, in the Day of Resurrection, and in Al-Qadar, (predestinated etc.) (Al-Kafirun 109:1) I worship not that which you worship, (Al-Kafirun) Nor will you worship that which I worship. And I shall not worship that which you are worshipping. Nor will you worship that which I worship. To you be your religion (way of life), and to me my religion (way of life) (Al-Kafirun Qu’ran 109:6)
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and his followers continued on the path of the Creator and in less then 25 years they conquered the Roman and Persians empires. Islam prevailed from the late 1200 years of the Christian calendar until the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1924 because of the continued disobedience to the commands and prohibitions of the Creator (Allah).
With no models except the former slave master, the black Americans achieved much. Can you imagine where and what we would be today with the same guidance of the Creator (Allah)? This guidance would have benefited all of humankind, as is evident in the history of Islam. Allah is the Lord of everything He created. There is no big/small nor I/you in religion that was given to all of the Prophets for the guidance of all of the descendants of Adam and Eve.
During the last years (2015 and the last 22), Muslims and other emigrants have flooded the American landscape bringing their culture and and understanding of life’s problems with them. There is no consideration, it seems, on the part of those emigrants, to consult with the first non-white emigrants (African Americans) regarding their problems and or achievements. They began to reinvent the wheel to resolve their problems, many of which were similar to the problems of the Black Man of America.
Don’t they stop to consider that all that they have and will see has been dealt with already? All or most of the advantages and benefits of the USA which they enjoy were paid for by the blood, sweat, tears, and lives of the NEGROS. Just as the American (blacks) were oppressed by the slave owners of yesterday, they are still denied their human rights today with another wrinkle (insults) of our Muslim Brothers and Sisters who migrate to USA in spite of the Warnings of Allah and His Messenger Muhammad, (Peace be upon him). We were told not to live under the authority of non-Muslims unless done out of necessity. There are so many Muslim countries where the Islamic life has more quality with less resistance to than USA and non-Muslims countries. We cannot protect ourselves and families from the aggressive, blatant disobedience to the Creator, such as same-sex marriages, legalization of drugs, and Latin American wars funded with the selling of drugs in the black community (1985 -89 and could still be happing). Fifteen percent (15%) of the USA population represents 90 percent of prison inmates. Over ninety percent (90%) of black families are women led households. Over Fifty (50%) of our young men are arrested before age 25, with all of them having dropped out of high school.
There is a lot more we just need to think a little.
WHAT ARE WE TO DO???
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “I am not responsible for any Muslim who stays among polytheists. They asked: ‘Why, Apostle of Allah? He said: ‘Their fires should not be visible to one another.’ and he (peace be upon him) said, “Who joins the polytheists and lives with them then he is like them,” and he (peace be upon him) said: “Migration will not end until repentance ends, and repentance will not end until the sun rises in the west.”  “Al-Musnad”, Vol.4/99, Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Jihad, Vol.3/7, Hadith 2479, and ad-Darami, Kitab as-Siyyar, Vol.2/239. Albani classifies it as Sahih. See: “Sahih al-Ja’mi’ as-Sagheer”, Vol.6/186, Hadith 7346.
THERE IS MORE!!!!!!
This story begins with excerpts from the history of African Americans who were kidnapped and brought to USA for free labor in the construction of what is now the most powerful nation on the planet.
While the smaller numbers suggest that the smaller number of kidnapped were Muslims the following Hadith … Prophecy from The Creator’s (Allah) messenger over fourteen hundred years ago tells the story in perspective regarding the breakdown and destruction of Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria and all of the rest that we see and hear about from the News Media daily.
Those of us who believe in The Creator (Allah) and the messengers with Muhammad being the last believe in the last DAY…. judgment day standing and accounting for all of our deeds spoken and acted out. Things will never change for us (believers in the Creator Allah) until we change the contents of our hearts. In closing ……
Abu `Bad as-Salam, who narrated that Thaw ban said, “Allah’s Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
‘Imminently, there will come a time when the nations gather against you, just as people gather around a feast.’ A man said, ‘Will it be because we are few at that time, O Allah’s Messenger?’ He responded, ‘No, you will be numerous in those times, but you will be as useless as the scum of the sea, and Allah will remove the fear that your enemies used to posses from you from t their chests, and He will place al-Wahn in your hearts’, it was said, ‘What is al-Wahn?’, he responded, ‘Love of life, and hatred of death.’”
A Sahih Hadith: It was collected by Ibn Nasr in Qiyam al-Lail, pg. 74, Ibn Hibban in his Sahih, 1/122, with an authentic chain of narration, al-Munthiri said in at-Targhib, 1/40, “It was collected by at-Tabarani in al-Kabir with a good chain of narration.”
The End of this story will witness Mankind standing naked, barefooted, and uncircumcised.