“This day, forty-two years ago, a light in an age of darkness was doused by the supporters of evil. Imam Shaheed El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) — arguably the most influential figure in the history of Islam in the West — was assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, NY on February 21, 1965.

Our scholars often remind us that while Br. Malcolm did not have a thorough understanding of Islam (he was only Sunni for ~ 2 years prior to his assassination), he nevertheless had a dynamic understanding of this deen, one fused with the light of iman and taqwa. This is the key to his success and a reminder to us all.”

-Farooq Maseehuddin

 

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