Category Archives: Muslim Scholars

Remembering Malcolm X on his 92nd Birthday

On May 19, 2017, tens of millions of Muslims around the world will celebrate the 92nd birthday of America’s top human rights defender Malcolm X who was assassinated at young age of 40 on February 21, 1965.

American historian William Manning Marable, PhD (died 2011) had blamed FBI and CIA for the assassination of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem over his political views on American racism, hatred toward non-Whites and blind support for the Zionist entity.

The organized Jewry has never stopped comparing Malcolm X with civil right movement leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a Friend of Israel. The only time Malcolm X bumped into Martin Luther King was at the Capitol Hill on March 26, 1964. The meeting lasted only for a minute. Professor David Howard-Pitney (Jewish) who witness the meeting noted in his book, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and 1960s, that King learned militancy from Malcolm X.

On February 21, 2017, Iran’s Spiritual Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei offered special prayers on the 52nd anniversary of Malcolm X martyrdom.

I have posted several articles here highlighting Malcolm X’s contributions to human rights and speaking truth to the Authority based on Islamic traditions. US-born Canadian writer and musician Norman (Otis) Richmond, however, in his May 17, 2017 article, entitled, Malcolm X in the 21st Century, claims Malcolm X was a socialist.

We do know that Malcolm X was on top of the technology of the time of his departure and was deeply interested in studying languages to bring Africa, Africans, Bandung forces (The first large-scale Afro–Asian Conference— a meeting of Asian and African states, most of which were newly independent, which took place on April 18–24, 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia), and the oppressed period together to create a better world. We know that he was leaning heavy towards Socialism and was attempting to unite the many to divide the few,” Richmond said.

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Islam – Islamic socialism took root in the Middle East and North Africa and was most successfully used as an ideology in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. Reformists saw Islamic socialism as a cure for economic backwardness, human exploitation, and moral bankruptcy. Spiritual and economic improvement were not possible until the lives of people could be improved and the decent treatment and justice stipulated by the Islamic Shari’ah could be provided to them. Islamic socialism allows the public sector to exist side by side with the private sector, advocating harmonious relations between social groups, not class warfare. The basis of social solidarity in the Islamic socialist model is a combination of equality, justice, mutuality, and responsibility.

Reputed Islamic revolutionary thinkers such as Sayyid Abul ‘Ala Maududi (Pakistan), Sayyid Qutb (Egypt), Dr. Ali Shariati (Iran), etc. all ridiculed Marxism, Western Socialism and Capitalism.

Khamenei: Zionists turned Western women into ‘sex object’

On Sunday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei told a group of religious eulogizers that the Western culture degrades women’s dignity by turning them into sex objects through so-called feminism and fashion.

These (Western) deceived, negligent people scoff at a woman’s duty as housewife, while being a housewife means to raise human beings and produce the most majestic product and commodity in the exiting world, which is the human being. Turning a woman into a commodity and means of pleasure in the Western world is most probably among plots hatched by Zionists in order to destroy the human society,” said Khamenei (here).

Khamenei also criticized Muslims who mistreat their woman folks. “Unfortunately, sometimes inside the country and in some Islamic environments, duties and expectations are brought up for women, which in fact, amount to degradation and humiliation of women,” he said.

Ayatullah Ali Khamenei has always been a supporter of women’s rights as two-term president of the country and later as the Guardian of the Islamic Revolution since 1989 after the death of Imam Khomeini – but based on Divine duties of genders and not the Western so-called gender equality.

Khamenei is not wrong in blaming Zionists for making Western women as a sex object for men. Western feminist movement was created by Jews and the same goes for pornography and the LGBT power.

These days, the racist Westerners are obsessed with non-White refugees created mostly by their proxy wars for Israel – but they hate to admit that it’s not the refugees who are threat to their demographic majority but their own decline in birth rates as result of discrimination of women population which has long surpassed the males population in most of European countries.

Islam provided exemplary rights for women in the family and society over 1400 years ago, which are still not found in any other religion or culture.

Islam doesn’t prohibit a Muslim to be a politician, Islamic scholar, social worker, academic, athlete, singer or fashion designer as long as she doesn’t has to display her body for males’ pleasure.

Justice Moosa: South Africa’s ‘People’s Lawyer’ dies

On Saturday, South African leaders mourned the death of one of country’s best jurist, statesman, anti-apartheid activist, and retired judge of the country’s High Court, Essa Moosa, in Cape Town.

Essa Moosa was born into a practicing Muslim family on February 8, 1936 in Cape Town. He became one of Nelson Mandela’s first lawyers. In 1998 Mandela appointed him to be a judge of the High Court of the Supreme Court in Cape Town. He was a founding and executive member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers and chaired its Human Rights Committee. He was a member of the Constitutional Committee of the African National Congress (ANC), gaving logistical support to the ANC negotiation team for the establishment of a democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa. He also served as the Provincial Election Agent for the ANC in the region of the Western Cape for the first democratic elections in April 1994.

Leaders of Kurdish community in South Africa also mourned the death of judge Moosa a loss of a beloved friend.

South African president Jacob Zuma expressed his sadness and extended heartfelt condolences on the death of Judge Essa Moosa.

We have learned with sadness the passing of one of the country’s renowned human rights activists and former Judge of the Supreme Court‚ Honourable Judge Moosa. His passing is an enormous loss to South Africa, as one of our seasoned human rights activists. We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Moosa family and relatives. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult period. May his soul rest in peace‚” said Zuma.

Maybe, it’s Moosa’s friendship with late Nelson Mandela that helped Mandela’s grandson and chief of Mvezo in the AbaThembu clan, Mandla Mandela to convert to Islam in 2015. He later married Rabia Clarke, a Muslim convert. Whatever, Mandla’s reason to leave his Christian faith to adopt Islam instead of Judaism – it gave Jew journalist Kara O’Neil at UK’s Israeli hasbara newspaper Mirror a good reason to whine on January 31, 2017: “Chief Mandla Mandela convert to Islam to have four wives and then banned booze in family’s village.” I wonder if Netanyahu has some distant relatives living in that village!