Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #60

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Consider the following profound meditation on ‘the maxim of unicity’ (kalimat-tawheed):

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Extract taken from William C. Chittick’s The Self-Disclosure or God: Principles of ibn al-‘Arabi’s Cosmology (Albany: SUNY Press, 1998, pp.9-10).

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BOOK: Sultan vs Dracula

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The following work by non-white (attempted) Muslim writer, artists and poet Razwan Ul-Haq arrived in the post this morning:

Sultan vs Dracula

The book, which is 400+ pages long, can be purchased direct from the author for £7.99 (+ postage and packing) from here. The author also has a blog on Islamic sci-fi.

Here’s an advert for this interesting Islamic Counter-Racist, decolonial and ‘post-Orientalist’ re-imagining of the Dracula story as appears on youTube:

Interested readers are invited to check out the following earlier blog post in connection with the above book:

The Vampire Culture of The Psychopathic Racial Personality

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Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #55

Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

Consider this:

The ‘algorithmic turn’ is a historical phase (‘iteration’) within an arguably algorithmic project – White Supremacy (Racism) under colonial modernity – and we need to understand the history of the present, the ‘now’ (Latin modus as in ‘modernity’) in order to be able to chart / forge Islamic future(s).

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REFLECTION: The Myth of A Short History of Myth

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I have just finished reading the following work:

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Although short (a mere 155 pages), it made for lucid and compelling reading, and is useful as a broad overview and summary, albeit somewhat selective of the history of world myths.* Continue reading

LINKS: Black Muslims Reflect on The Qur’an

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Interested readers are invited to check out the following series of brief commentaries by non-white / black (attempted) Muslim male, Professor Rudolph B. Ware, written during Ramadhan 2016:

The African Qurʾān: Ramadan Remedies for Racial and Religious Intolerance

Ramadan: Black Muslims Reflect on the Qur’an – Juz’ 3

Ramadan: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran – Juz’ 16 (Part One)

Ramadan: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran – Juz’ 16 (Part Two)

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Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #50

Peace Be Unto Those Who Follow Right Guidance.

Consider this:

I want to declare that my ultimate commitment is to God and the religion of Islam, that Islam shall sit in judgment over my racial identity, not the other way around.  Thus, even as I pursue the well-being of the broader Blackamerican collective, I shall commit to doing so on the basis of the values, virtues and priorities of Islam.  My blackness is neither a morality nor a statement of ultimate truth nor a path to other-worldly salvation.  Islam, on the other hand, is all of these for me.

Extract taken from “Politically Speaking, Who Am I, And What Do I Want As An American Muslim?” by Sherman (Abdul-Hakim) Jackson.

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