African American History Culture : The very first Muslim...

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  1. solomon7

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    dedicated to, Brother "Q".


    This post is not to claim that Blacks are "superior".

    Blacks have been in the U. S. for over 400 years. The Caucasians have taught many people, of the world, Blacks were little better than mere animals. (many Arabs and Muslims were taught this)

    Unfortunately, many believed this to be true. I view it as my responsibility to spread the truth, not "supremacy".

    Allah has revealed that the black is the original Man, and that's what I teach. Now, where this supremacy teaching comes in that is charged by the disbelievers -- that I teach it in order to suit their particular purpose of charging us with being an aggressive movement, or intending to become such, because of the teachings of one being superior over the other.

    24 We say that the black man is the first man in the sun, and then they take this and just change it around -- that he is teaching supremacy. And that we are not doing. We already know that we are inferior to you here in America.
    25 We cannot say physically or even mentally that we are equal, nor say you're superior, when it comes to actual physical or educational ability.

    Me. Elijah Muhammad()

    Salaam alaikum

    Just a question for Bean, why do you seem to be so focused on race? If I'm wrong please forgive me, but that is not what Islam is about, it is a universal message.

    wa salaam

    4.4 million-year-old human ancestor is found

    Tim White, Berhane Asfaw, and Gen Suwa, who have long worked together unearthing and analyzing fossils in Africa, made a new and remarkable discovery in 1993. In Ethiopia, they found hominid skull, jaw, and arm bones plus a few teeth that dated back to 4.4 million years ago. That would make these the oldest hominid ancestors yet identified, and the most primitive hominid species known.

    Announcing these fossils in 1994, the group named them Australopithecus ramidus, putting them in the same genus as the 1.75-million-year-old Australopithecus boisei and the 3-million-year-old "Lucy." But eight months later, the researchers changed the name to Ardipithecus ramidus, moving the species represented by the fossils into a different genus. They did not fully explain the change, but were continuing to analyze the fossils and planned publication of their findings within a few years. (According to naming convention, discoverers have the right to name the species, but acceptance of the genus they suggest depends upon the agreement of other workers in the field.)

    The species looked to be a link between ancient African apes and Australopithecus.It shared physical features of both groups. Paleontologists Meave Leakey and Alan Walker write that "Ardipithecus, with its numerous chimplike features, appears to have taken the human fossil record back close to the time of the chimp-human split."

    Discussion continues over whether Ardipithecus is a hominid or not, whether it walked on two feet or not, and what its relationship is to the 3.9*4.2 million year old fossils found in 1995 by Meave Leakey and Alan Walker in Kenya (Australepithecus anamensis). These latter show clear signs of walking upright and of living in a wooded area, throwing into doubt the usual explanation of bipedalism as an adaptation to living in the savannah. These recent discoveries provide important evidence in the search for human origins, but points out Walker, "As with so many scientific discoveries, this one also provokes more fascinating questions."

    YUSUFALI: Those were some of the prophets on whom Allah did bestow His Grace,- of the posterity of Adam, and of those who We carried (in the Ark) with Noah, and of the posterity of Abraham and Israel of those whom We guided and chose. Whenever the Signs of (Allah) Most Gracious were rehearsed to them, they would fall down in prostrate adoration and in tears.
    PICKTHAL: These are they unto whom Allah showed favour from among the prophets, of the seed of Adam and of those whom We carried (in the ship) with Noah, and of the seed of Abraham and Israel, and from among those whom We guided and chose. When the revelations of the Beneficent were recited unto them, they fell down, adoring and weeping.
    SHAKIR: These are they on whom Allah bestowed favors, from among the prophets of the seed of Adam, and of those whom We carried with Nuh, and of the seed of Ibrahim and Israel, and of those whom We guided and chose; when the communications of the Beneficent Allah were recited to them, they fell down making obeisance and weeping.

    Anacalypsis: An Attempt To Draw Aside The Veil Of The Saitic Isis; Or An Inquiry Into The Origin Of Languages, Nations And Religion

    Author: Higgins, Godfrey

    Volume one of a two volume set. (This description is for all volumes.) Godfrey Higgins was convinced that a high civilization had flourished prior to all historical records. He believed that there had existed then a most ancient and universal religion from which all later creeds and doctrines sprang. His research lasted over 20 years. He attempted to establish the existence of a prehistoric universal religion and to trace its development into contemporary times. He believed this religion possessed accurate knowledge of universal and cosmic phenomena and held neither priesthood nor institution as intermediary in man's communion with the Divine. This highly sought after book is extremely rare. Two volumes.

    Subject: Excerpt from "ANACALYPSIS"



    Page 51

    … but I shall, in the course of this work, produce a number of extraordinary facts, which will be quite sufficient to prove, that a black race, in very early times, had more influence over the affairs of the world than has been lately suspected; and I think I shall shew, by some striking circumstances yet existing, that the effects of this influence have not entirely passed away.

    It was the opinion of Sir William Jones, that a great nation of Blacks* formely possessed the dominion of Asia, and held the seat of empire at Sidon. These must have been the people called by Mr. Maurice Cu****es or Cuthites, described in Genesis; and the opinion that they were Blacks is corroborated by the translators of the Pentateuch, called the Seventy, constantly rendering the word Cush by Ethiopia. …

    Of this nation we have no account; but it must have flourished after the deluge. … If I succeed in collecting a sufficient number to carry conviction to an impartial mind, the empire must be allowed to have existed.

    The religion of Buddha, of India, is well known to have been very ancient. In the most ancient temples scattered throughout Asia, where his worship is yet continued, he is found black as jet, with the flat face, thick lips, and curly hair of the Negro. Several statues of him may be met with the East-India Company. There are two exemplars of him brooding on the face of the deep, upon a coiled serpent. To what time are we to allot this Negro ? He will be proved to have been prior to Cristna. He must have been prior to or contemporaneous with the black empire, supposed by Sir William Jones to have flourished at Sidon. The religion of this Negro God is found, by the ruins of his temples and other circumstances, to have been spread over an immense extent of country, even to the remotest parts of Britain, and to have been professed by devotees inconceivably numerous. …

    Page 53

    The circumstance of the translators of the Septuagint version of the Pentateuch having rendered the word Cush by the word Ethiopia, is a very decisive proof that the theory of two Ethiopias is well founded. Let the translators have been who they may, it is totally impossible to believe that they could be so ignorant as to suppose that the African Ethiopia could border on the Euphrates, or that the Cu****es could be African Ethiopia.

    Page 54

    Eusebius* states the Ethiopians to have come and settled in Egypt, in the time of Amenophis. According to this account, as well as to the account given by Philostratus,** there was no such country as Ethiopia beyond Egypt until this invasion. According to Eusebius these people came from the river Indus, and planted themselves to the south of Egypt, in the country called from them Ethiopia. The circumstances named by Eusebius that they came from the Indus, at all events, implies that they came from the East, and not from the South, and would induce a person to suspect them as having crossed the Red Sea from Arabia; …

    * In Chron. ad Num. 402.

    ** In vita Apollon. Tyanei.

    Herodotus says, that there were two Ethiopian nations, one in India, the other in Egypt. He derived his information from the Egyptoian priests, a race of people who must have known the truth; …

    Philostratus* says, that the Gymnosophists of Ethiopia, who settle near the sources of the Nile, descended from the Bramins of India, having been driven thence for the murder of their king.** This, Philostratus says, he learnt from an ancient Brahmin, called Jarchas.

    * Vita Apoll. C. vi.

    ** Crawford, Res. Vol. II p.193.

    Another ancient writer, Eustathius, also states, that the Ethiopians came from India. These concurring accounts can scarcely be doubted; and here may be discovered the mode and time also when great numbers of ancient rites and ceremonies might be imported from India into Egypt; …

    Page 57

    Mr. Wilsford, in his treatise on Egypt and the Nile, in the Asiatic Researches, informs us, that many very ancient statues of the God Buddha in India have crisp, curly hair, with flat noses and thick lips; and adds, "nor can it be reasonably doubted, that a race of Negroes formerly had power and pre-eminence in India."This is confirmed by Mr. Maurice, who says, "The figures in the Hindoo caverns are of a very different character from the present race of Hindoos : their countenances are broad and full, the nose flat, and the lips, particularly the under lip, remarkably thick." …Justin states, that the Phœnecians being obliged to leave their native country in the East, they settled first near the Assyrian Lake, which is the Persian Gulf; and Maurice says, "We find an extensive district, named Palestine, to the east of the Euphrates and Tigris. The word Palestine seems derived from Pallisthan, the seat of the Pallis or Shepherds." Palli, in India, means Shepherd.

    … It is a well-known fact that our Hindoo soldiers when they arrived in Egypt, in the late war, recognized the Gods of their country in the ancient temples, particularly their God Cristna.

    The striking similarity, indeed identity, of the style of architecture and the ornaments of the ancient Egyptian and Hindoo temples, Mr. Maurice has proven beyond all doubt. …

    Page 59

    … In my Essay on The Celtic Druids, I have shewn, that a great nation called Celtæ, of whom the Druids were the priests, spread themselves almost over the whole earth, and are to be traced in their rude gigantic monuments from India to the extremities of Britain. Who these can have been but the early individuals of the black nation of whom we have been treating I know not, and in this opinion I am not singular. The learned Maurice says, "Cuthites, i. e. Celts, built the great temples in India and Britain, and excavated the caves of the former."* And the learned Mathematician, Reuben Burrow, has no hesitation in pronouncing Stonehenge to be a temple of the black, curly-headed Buddha.
    * Maurice, Hist. Hind. Vol.II p.249.

    If you take one step towards Him, He runs 2 you!


    Griffith Taylor linked together Melanesians, Negroes, and American Indians. (95) The same authority proposed a relationship between Java Man and Rhodesian Man. (96) He related certain Swiss tribes which seem to be a pocket of an older racial stock with the people of northern China, the Sudanese, the Bushmen of South Africa, and the Aeta of the Philippines. (97) He would also link the Predmost Skull to Aurignacian folk and to the Australoids. (98) Macgowan (99) and Montagu (100) were convinced that the aboriginal populations of central and southern America contain an element of Negroid as well as Australoid people. Grimaldi Man is almost universally admitted to have been Negroid even though his remains lie in Europe. (101) But indeed, so widespread is the Negroid type that even Pithecanthropus erectus was identified as Negroid by Buyssens. (102)
    Arthur C. Custance - Oops

    "An example of an important omission of this kind may be found on
    the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth pages of this volume,
    which may be appropriately referred to, in this connection. It is
    there stated, in describing the ancient kingdom of Ethiopia, and
    the ruins of Thebes, her opulent metropolis, that "There a people,
    now forgotten, discovered, while others were yet barbarians, the
    elements of the arts and sciences. A race of men, now rejected
    from society for their sable skin and frizzled hair, founded on the
    study of the laws of nature, those civil and religious systems
    which still govern the universe."
    A voluminous note, in which standard authorities are cited, seems
    to prove that this statement is substantially correct, and that we
    are in reality indebted to the ancient Ethiopians, to the fervid
    imagination of the persecuted and despised negro, for the various
    religious systems now so highly revered by the different branches
    of both the Semitic and Aryan races. This fact, which is so
    frequently referred to in Mr. Volney's writings, may perhaps solve
    the question as to the origin of all religions, and may even
    suggest a solution to the secret so long concealed beneath the flat
    nose, thick lips, and negro features of the Egyptian Sphinx. It
    may also confirm the statement of Dioderus, that "the Ethiopians
    conceive themselves as the inventors of divine worship, of
    festivals, of solemn assemblies, of sacrifices, and of every other
    religious practice."
    That an imaginative and superstitious race of black men should have
    invented and founded, in the dim obscurity of past ages, a system
    of religious belief that still enthralls the minds and clouds the
    intellects of the leading representatives of modern theology,--that
    still clings to the thoughts, and tinges with its potential
    influence the literature and faith of the civilized and cultured
    nations of Europe and America, is indeed a strange illustration of
    the mad caprice of destiny, of the insignificant and apparently
    trivial causes that oft produce the most grave and momentous
    results.The translation here given closely follows that published in Paris
    by Levrault, Quai Malaquais, in 1802, which was under the direction
    and careful supervision of the talented author; and whatever notes
    Count Volney then thought necessary to insert in his work, are here
    carefully reproduced without abridgment or modification...."

    solomon = wise
    abdul = servant of
    Rahman = The Benificent or The Doer of Good
    so, the wise servant of, The Doer of Good

    If you take one step towards Him, He runs 2 you!


    In his book, The Destruction of Black Civilization, black scholar, Chancellor Williams informs us that history has proven that a number of tactics were employed by anthropologists to blot out black accomplishments. Here is a list of Williams' observations about how anthropologists chose to operate:

    1. "Ignore or refuse to publish any facts of African history" that would not support
    their racial theories.

    2. "Create a religious and 'scientific' doctrine" to ease the white conscience for
    oppressing and enslaving African people.

    3. "Flood the world with hastily thrown together African 'histories'" that contain
    European perspectives only.

    4. "Start renaming people and places. Replace African names of persons, places, and
    things with Arabic and European names." This will disguise their true black identity.

    5. Change the criteria for defining race. For example, one drop of Negro blood in
    America makes you a Negro, no matter how light your skin. When reporting ancient
    history, reverse the standard. Make one drop of white blood render someone a
    Caucasian no matter how dark the skin. (Test this criteria during the
    "riding-at-the-back-of the-bus" era of the South during the 1940s in the USA. Be
    assured that any of the Pharaoh's of Egypt, especially up to and including the 25th
    Dynasty, would have been required to sit at the back of the bus.)

    6. When black participation in civilization is so obvious your best schemes can't
    hide it, find a way to attribute the success to outside white influence.

    7. When all the ancient historians contradict your theory, seek to discredit them.

    Joel Freeman's Thoughts and Opinions about Ancient Egyptians (with Photo Gallery -- 230 Photos!) -- Confessions of a Budding Truthcentrist: An even-handed definition and critique of both Afrocentrism & Eurocentrism

    Joel Freeman's Thoughts and Opinions about Ancient Egyptians (with Photo Gallery -- 230 Photos!) -- Confessions of a Budding Truthcentrist: An even-handed definition and critique of both Afrocentrism & Eurocentrism

    Return To Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man

    In many sectors there seems to be some controversy about the racial make-up of the Egyptian people, i.e. whether they were White or Black. This is a simplistic approach to a much more complicated set of circumstances since Egypt's strategic location brought people in from the south with Nubian and equatorial African influence and from the northern coast of Africa and the Middle East with Afro-Mediterranean and Semitic influences. The Biblical record places Egypt among the "Black" countries. Melanin dosage tests of mummified remains (controversial due to damage caused by the embalming process) seem to indicate a level of melanocytes consistent with a people of a semi tropical to temperate climate zone.

    Egypt continues to dominate the focus of our African oriented studies. These studies have clearly demonstrated that not only were early Egypt's origins African, but that through the whole of Egypt's Dynastic Era (the age of the Pharaohs), and during all of her many periods of national splendor, men and women with black skin complexions, broad noses, full lips, and tightly curled hair, were dominant in both the general population and governing elite.

    In the intense and unrelenting struggle to establish scientifically the African foundations of Egyptian civilization, the late Senegalese scholar Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop remains a most fierce and ardent champion. Dr. Diop (1923-1986) was without a doubt one of the world's leading Egyptologist and held the position of Director of the Radiocarbon Laboratory at the Fundamental Institute of Black Africa in Dakar, Senegal. In stating the importance of the work, Diop noted emphatically and early on that, "The history of Black Africa will remain suspended in air and cannot be written correctly until African historians dare to connect it with the history of Egypt."

    The solid range of methodologies employed by Dr. Diop in the course of his extensive Afro-Egyptian labors included: examinations of the epidermis of the mummies of Egyptian kings for verification of their melanin content; precise osteological measurements and meticulous studies in the various relevant areas of anatomy and physical anthropology; careful examinations and comparisons of modern Upper Egyptian and West African blood-types; detailed Afro-Egyptian linguistic studies and the corroboration of distinct Afro-Egyptian cultural traits; documents of racial designations employed by the early Africans themselves; Biblical testimonies and references that address the ancient Egyptian's ethnicity, race and culture; and the writings of early Greek and Roman travelers and scholars describing the physical characteristics of the ancient Egyptians.

    The original Egyptians were unmixed pure black folks. When they were at the pinnacle of their glory they were not a mixed group by any means. During the middle dynasties especially (and later) when people migrated to this great land there was some intermarrying. This is natural and doesn't need to be debated. It was even done within royalty lines at times to solidify alliances, which was a common practice between powers during that period of history. Chancellor Williams refers to this phenomenon in his book "The Destruction of Black Civilization." And frankly, he theorizes that this mixing was part of the reason for the fall of Black Civilization. Nevertheless, there was never so much of this that at any time the ancient Egyptians could ever be classified as other than a black people.

    It's reasonable to say that Egypt was a gateway for the meeting and interchange of goods, ideas, and people; and that the Egyptians were themselves a unique _expression of human strength, beauty, intelligence and diversification. Ancient Egypt was an African civilization. It is also interesting to note that the Biblical record states "Israel also came into Egypt...the land of Ham." (Psalm 105: 23).

    Plus we need to be reminded that Egypt is in Africa (not the Middle East) and that all of the Pharaohs (up to and including the 25th Dynasty) would have been required to "sit at the back of a bus" in the 1940s in Montgomery Alabama. Let's allow the pictures to speak for themselves...Ready?

    Joel Freeman's Thoughts and Opinions about Ancient Egyptians (with Photo Gallery -- 230 Photos!) -- Confessions of a Budding Truthcentrist: An even-handed definition and critique of both Afrocentrism & Eurocentrism

    Joel Freeman's Thoughts and Opinions about Ancient Egyptians (with Photo Gallery -- 230 Photos!) -- Confessions of a Budding Truthcentrist: An even-handed definition and critique of both Afrocentrism & Eurocentrism

    So, if Adam was the first man, guess what color the first Muslim was?

    if you take one step towards Him, He runs 2 you!


    solomon = wise
    abdul = servant of
    Rahman = The Benificent or The Doer of Good
    so, the wise servant of, The Doer of Good

    If you take one step towards Him, He runs 2

    Daughtersof Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye --receiving gifts

    The very first Muslim...

    Firstly, I should like to thank the Moderator for, allowing me to express my self, as long as I stayed w/in the rules. My sincere thanks. dedicated to, Bro...

    solomon = wise
    abdul = servant of
    Rahman = The Benificent or The Doer of Good
    so, the wise servant of, The Doer of Good

    If you take one step towards Him, He runs 2 you!