malcomxBy Reading Islam Team

 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 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.

Who would believe the blessings that have been heaped upon an American Negro?

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)

Taken from The Autobiography of Malcolm X, co-authored by Alex Haley.

Editor’s Note: The compassion, selflessness, brotherhood, and generosity that Malcolm encountered in Makkah during his Hajj opened his heart to the true spirit of Sunni Islam. He writes in his autobiography, “Because of the spiritual enlightenment which I was blessed to receive as the result of my recent pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah, I no longer subscribe to sweeping indictments of any one race. I am now striving to live the life of a true Sunni Muslim. I must repeat that I am not a racist nor do I subscribe to the tenets of racism. I can state in all sincerity that I wish nothing but freedom, justice and equality, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people.”

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Gnanasaraஎன்.சரவணன் : 

முஸ்லிம் ஒருவருக்கு சொந்தமான ஒரு நகைக்கடையில் பௌத்த மதத்தை சேர்ந்த ஒருவருடன் வாய்த்தகராறு நடக்கிறது. வாய்த்தகராறில் ஈடுபட்டவருக்கு ஆதரவாக பௌத்த மதத்தை சேர்த்தவர்கள் ஒன்று கூடுகிறார்கள். சில மணித்தியாலங்களில் அந்த கடை அடித்து சேதமாக்கி அழிக்கப்படுகிறது. இதன் விளைவாக ஒரு பௌத்த பிக்கு எரிக்கப்பட்டுவிடுகிறார்.

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ஐ.நாவில் நிறைவேறிய நாள் 29 நவம்பர் 1947; நீதி சிதைக்கப்பட்டதும் அநியாயம் தலை எடுத்ததும் ............

banki bibiஐ.நாவில் நிறைவேறிய நாள் 29 நவம்பர் 1947; நீதி சிதைக்கப்பட்டதும் அநியாயம் தலை எடுத்ததும் பின்னர் நிரூபிக்கப்பட்டது

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மனித வரலாற்றில் மிகவும் இருள் சூழ்ந்த தினமாக 29 நவம்பர் 1947 பதிவாகியுள்ளது. அன்றைய நாளில் தான் அமெரிக்காவின் அப்போதைய ஜனாதிபதி ஹரி.எஸ்.ட்ரியுமன் தலைமையில் வழிநடத்தப்பட்ட

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Palestinians Observe Al Nakba-Catastrophe

While the US led west continue to destroy Middle East

by Latheef Farook  :  

Palestinians worldwide observedthe 1948 Palestinian exodus, known as the Nakba, meaning “catastrophe", on 15 March 1948, tomark the expelling and fleeing of 711,000 Palestiniansfrom their lands to create Jewish state of Israel.

Dispersed Palestinian ended up in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. These refugees and their descendants number several million people today They are divided between Jordan (2 million), Lebanon (427,057), Syria (477,700), the West Bank (788,108) and the Gaza Strip (1.1 million), with at least another quarter of a million internally displaced Palestinians in Israel where they are virtually second class citizens.

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1916ல் செய்துகொள்ளப்பட்ட Sykes – Picot உடன்படிக்கை நூற்றாண்டை கடந்த நிலையில் மத்திய கிழக்கில் கொந்தளிப்போடு ஓடிக்கொண்டிருக்கும் இரத்த ஆறு

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19ம் நூற்றாண்டின் இரண்டாம் அரைப் பகுதியில்பிரிட்டிஷ் பேரரசு முஸ்லிம்களை பெரும்பான்மையாகக் கொண்ட மத்திய கிழக்கு உருக்குலைய வேண்டும் என்று முடிவு கட்டியது. இதே காலப்பகுதியில் தான் சியோனிஸ யூதர்களும் பலஸ்தீனத்தில் தமது தனி இராஜ்ஜியத்தை நிறுவ திட்டம் தீட்டிக்கொண்டு இருந்தனர். அந்த காலப்பகுதியில் பலஸ்தீனத்தில் 97 சதவீதத்துக்கும் அதிகமானவர்கள் முஸ்லிம்கள் மற்றும் கிறிஸ்தவர்களை உள்ளடக்கிய அரபு பலஸ்தீனர்களாகவே காணப்பட்டனர்.

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Life in Gaza Explained - AJ+

Do Europe's refugees represent an economic opportunity?

Timeless images of Jerusalem at the end of Ottoman rule

In its millennia of history, the inhabitants and rulers of the city of Jerusalem have changed countless times, from ancient pagans to Biblical Israelites to Byzantine Christians to Ottoman Muslims.
The Ottoman Turks took control of the city in 1517, absorbing it into their empire, which stretched across swaths of North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Walls built around the perimeter in 1538 by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent contain what is today called the Old City, which is divided into Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian Quarters.
These photos capture the city in the final years of Ottoman rule, when it was the seat of an administrative district called the Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem, part of a broader region called Palestine. During this period, successive waves of Jewish immigration tipped the population of the city to firmly Jewish-majority.
In 1917, four centuries after first coming under Ottoman control, the city and surrounding territory was captured by the British, and a mandate was established.
The British administered Mandatory Palestine until rising Arab and Jewish nationalist tensions led to the Civil War and Arab-Israeli War of 1947-1948 and the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948.

Saudi investment of US $ 750 billion in America

Enough to develop Muslim world’s economy

By Latheef Farook

The United States Congress has beenso rabid in supportingIsraelthat lateAmerican President Ronald Reagan’s speech writer Pat Buchanansaid that the “US Congress is Zionist- occupied territory”.

Now fifteen years after the 9/11 tragedy, theUS Congress is trying to pass a bill that would allow victims of 9/11 to sue foreign governments.

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Is Erdogan taking Turkey towards the destructive path of Gaddafi and Bashar al Assad?

by Lateef Farooq  :  

Is President Tayyib Erdogan taking Turkey in the same destructive path that assassinated Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi took Libya and turned that prosperous country into a waste land and Syria’s butcher Bashar Al Assad who destroyed the entire country only to protect his barbarous regime?

This is the question now being asked in view of the hard line policy adopted by President Erdogan to crush saner voice of the people.

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Release of book on articles of late journalist Hamid Abdul Karim

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Book Release : 

United Nations Solidarity Day with Palestine, marking the illegal and immoral United Nations resolution on 29 November 1947, handing over Palestinian lands to Zionist Jews were imported by Britain and Zionist Jews  from all over, was observed at a special meeting at the Sports Ministry auditorium  on 4 December 2015.

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Sri Lanka Muslims in UK Honour Veteran journalist Latheef Farook

lf-harrow2The Sri Lankan Muslim community based in UK, at an event held at the Sri Lankan Muslim Cultural Centre (SLMCC) in the London Borough  of Harrow honoured veteran Sri Lanka journalist Latheef Farook  for his services in highlighting burning Muslim issues in the island and creating awareness both within the community and the country as a whole.

Latheef Farook is now on a three week long lecture tour to brief the Muslims of the current political situation in the country especially the changes taking place since the 8 January 2015 presidential election which brought Mr Maithripala Sirisena to power defeating former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was invited by Harrow based SLMCC, which is considered a centre point for SL Muslims in UK.

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