Black Spirituality Religion : Can you be Black and Arab?

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  1. goraddy

    goraddy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I ask this because I have noticed that when many Black Muslims provide an analysis or defense of Islam - the refer to Arabs most of the time.

    One thing I appreciate about our Muslim brothers and sisters is that they provide a detailed thought pattern unlike too many Christians.

    However, can on be Black and Arab at the same time?

    hmmmm..
     
  2. Sekhemu

    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    maybe a more interesting question would be, why would a black man want to be an Arab
     
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    Are Arab and Muslim synonymous?
     
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    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No Destee. There are many Arabs who are Christian...
     
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    @ Sekhemu--

    I think that people tend to put labels on things too strongly. Why wouldn't a black man want to be an Arab? Religion is a subject that can be chosen just as the place you live or the car you drive can be chosen. If you see many Arabians driving a Mercedes Benz, would this affect your decision in purchasing one?
    African-Americans are not the chosen people of Christianity (however I am aware of the Egyptian influence) but you see nothing wrong with a black man becoming a Christian, right?

    So personally I feel that any one of any color can belong to any open religion that they please, as long as they are welcome to join.

    :heart: :heart: PLAY :heart: :heart:
     
  6. Sekhemu

    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    maybe you are not reading what I said accurately. I said why would a black man want to be an arab! Not why would a black man want to be muslim. Two fundamently different notions, wouldn't you say borha?
     
  7. Sekhemu

    Sekhemu Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    correction, brotha
     
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    The historian J.A Rogers claims Muhammad had a black grandmother.
     
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