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Honor Malcolm X Today: Read And Reflect On His Legacy

The greatest Muslim American who ever lived: Malcolm X, was a proud Black man who stared down White supremacy, US societal hypocrisy, violence and colonialism, both mental and spiritual.

It is the likes of him, a martyr, that the Qur’an describes as not truly dead: “And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision, Rejoicing in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His bounty, and they receive good tidings about those [to be martyred] after them who have not yet joined them – that there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.” (Quran, 3:169-170)

Sapelo Square is dedicating its homepage to Malcolm X today.  I encourage readers to check those posts out.

In honor of Malcolm X we have dedicated our homepage to his legacy and invite you to read and reflect on these selections from Sapelo Square:

Refracting Light: An Online Photo and Audio Exhibit on the legacy of Malcolm X/Al Hajj Malik El Shabazz

Malcolm X – Five Myths

American Muslims and the Historical Struggle for Black Lives: A Reflection on Malcolm X in Between the World and Me

 Curating the Malcolm X Mixtape

Exhuming the Martyred Memory of Malcolm and Mother Betty Part 1 and Part 2

X Speaks

…in honoring him, we honor the best in ourselves…

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  • Joey Sanders

    If you read his autobiography, one realizes why, in his early life, he thought the way he did. Some people don’t understand that experiences in life can change people.

    Those comments you listed show that there are many people who don’t know the difference between the Nation of Islam and Islam itself. Maybe they are not willing to admit that people’s lives are a lot more complex than they are willing to understand.

  • Khizer

    Yes, there are many reasons Malcolm resented white people in his early life (which you have stated) but he learned to be more accepting and grew as a person later on.

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    People really have to take a step back. Malcolm’s father was gruesomely murdered by the KKK. His whole life, if any of these people bothered to read his Autobiography he struggled against the blunt instrument of systemic White terrorism in the US and they are surprised when he called Whites devils?

    He did however reject that notion of demonization and after his Hajj pilgrimage declared his belief in universal brotherhood.

  • Khizer

    “Malcolm wanted out of Islam, and that’s why Farrakhan had it done.”

    This fuckin comment, my god!

    I may not be that well versed in Malcolm X history, but I do believe he left THE NATION OF ISLAM not Islam itself!

    After he went for Hajj or Ummrah, he interacted with people of various races and realised Islam was a religion that accepted various races and ethnicities, not just blacks which he the NOI tried to claim. He then left the organisation (can’t blame him, it’s a black supremacist organisation that believes in wonky conspiracy theories) and I guess became a Sunni.

    The NOI didn’t take kindly to his resignation and promptly assassinated him. Tragic….

  • Tanveer Wan Khanobi

    It’s good to be back 😀

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    There was a whole slew of racist anti-Malcolm X comments under this post on our FB page: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d1e02ab69b23d4783a316c352181fa300086eaa37af78f79cf3dd4452c05a498.jpg

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    Good to see you back and commenting

  • Khizer

    A true hero.

  • Tanveer Wan Khanobi

    Hero

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