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In Memoriam: El-Hakk Malik El-Shabazz, 1925-1965

During this  month of February, 2010 C.E. MANA remembers with profound respect the martyrdom 45 years ago of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X – May Allah forgive his sins and reward him with jannah, amin). A half-century after the indefatigable work and searing truth-telling of this sincere servant of Allah, his reputation as one dedicated to freedom, justice and equality for those most in need of it endures amongst the Muslim peoples of the earth, and many non-Muslims of good will.

On February 14, 1965 while working on answers to an interview with Al-Muslimoon magazine, Malik Shabazz’s home was firebombed. A week later he was gunned won by assassin’s bullets, but as Allah (Glory be to Him) declares in His Book, “And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah, ‘They are dead’. Nay, they are living, though you perceive it not” (Q 2:154).

This last interview of El-Hajj Malik is available on line for reading. We recommend that all Muslims in America –indigenous and immigrant alike, read it ( Beyond the discussion on Elijah Muhammad, the questions and answers therein raise many issues of extreme importance now - a decade into the 21st century, even though Shabazz’s frank articulation occurred before many of today’s young Muslim generation were born.

MANA takes inspiration and direction from the words of he who was eulogized as a “bold young captain." We pray for him and his late and brilliant widow Hajja Dr. Betty Bahiyyah Shabazz (May Allah grant her mercy and companionship in paradise with her husband, amin), even as we continue to work for the realization of the ideals to which they dedicated their lives.

And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah's favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided.

Quran: 3:103
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