كتاب رسول الإسلام إلى النجاشي

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم من محمد رسول الإسلام إلى النجاشى ملك الحبشة: سلام عليك إنى أحمد الله إليك ،الله الذي لا إله إلا هو الملك القدوس السلام المؤمن المهيمن، وأشهد أن عيسى بن مريم روح الله وكلمته ألقاها إلى مريم البتول الطيبة الحصينة، فحملت بعيسى فخلقه الله من روحه كما خلق آدم بيده، وإنى أدعوك وجنودك إلى الله عز وجل، وقد بلغت ونصحت فاقبلوا نصحى، والسلام على من اتبع الهدى

In the name of God the Beneficent, the Merciful: From Muhammad the Prophet of Islam to the Negus, the king of Ethiopia: peace be on you, I thank God for you, The God, who is no god but him, the King, the Holy, the Guardian, and I witness that Jesus, the son of Mary is the Spirit of God and His Word. The word he gave to the pure the believer Mary, and from this word she gave birth to Jesus. God made Jesus from his soul just as he made Adam from his hand. I invite you and your soldiers to believe the God the Almighty. I wrote and advised you, so accept my advise. Peace upon those who follow the right way.

Letter of the Prophet Muhammed to the Negus (via alleyeseeing)

Ṣàngó, God of lightning and thunder, is one of the most popular, if not THE most popular, god (òrìṣà) of Ifa in West Africa and the diaspora. He was an historical figure, the third king of the Oyo Kingdom (ca. 1400-1900), who was posthumously exalted into the Yoruban pantheon.


E. Bolayi Idowu, former Professor of Religion at the University of Ibadan, in his Olódùmarè: God In Yoruba Belief (1963), notes:

“(Ṣàngŏ) is connected with Islam… Ṣàngŏ has the appellations of A-k’ ewú-gb’-ẹrú; A-k’ -ewú-gb’ -ẹṣín, A-ṣ’-alùwàlá n’ ibi ọfà gbé nrò ‘jò.-‘One so versed in Arabic reading as to win slaves by it; One so versed in Arabic reading as to win horses by it; One who performs ablutions under a rain of arrows!”

J. Lorand Matory, Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University, in his “Rival empires: Islam and the religions of spirit possession among the Oyo-Yoruba,” (1994), notes as well:

“Members of the possession priesthoods use the …cowry-shell divination, during which Ṣàngó and Yemọja priests in Ìgbòho are heard chanting the Arabic-derived báríkà (“Congratulations!”) and even La illah illallah (Arabic for ‘there is no god but God’) when certain divinatory signatures appear…(E)very 28 days, the day of the Yorùbá week consecrated to Ṣàngó coincides with the Muslim Sabbath… It may come as a surprise…that Ṣàngó himself is a Muslim…In Yorùbá, even his main natural manifestation is known by an Arabic-derived word: àrá, or ‘thunder,’ comes from the Arabic word ra’d…The sense of irony is not lost to òrìṣà-worshippers, who alternatively affirm through their panegyrics (i.e. public praise poems) and deny with their reasoning that Ṣàngó is Muslim…Islam is recognized even in the most central and secretive rites of Ṣàngó-worship…Some tales say that Ṣàngó’s mother Yemọja…(is) Muslim…”

In a public oríkì or panegyric sung in 1988 by Ifa priestesses in Nigerian town of Ìgbòho who, through their praise poems were reacting against the male dominated and chauvinist forms of Islam that dominated the area, yet affirmed:

“When Ṣàngó was living in Saluu he was a Muslim,
Who ate dog’s head with pounded yam,
And ate pig’s head for breakfast during Ramadan…”

This panegyric, which praises the god while sarcastically mocking Islamic practice, affirms both Ṣàngó the historical man and Ṣàngó the òrìṣà or god. The man was a Muslim, we learn. But because òrìṣà-worshippers attribute audacity and impunity to the gods, the god Ṣàngó’s brazenness, audacity and impunity is illustrated by his willful violation of Islamic laws, in this case dietary and ritual (Ramadan) laws.

The most prominent god of the Yoruban pantheon is a Muslim?! If so, the implications are profound.

Juice Therapy

As a child, my mother would always wake up early in the morning to make fresh vegetable juice. Instead of giving me vitamins in the form of pills, she would juice fruits and vegetables so that i was getting all of the right vitamins and minerals for my body to function at its optimum potential. Now, we are always told to make sure we eat our fruits and vegetables, and that is true, but juicing is a quicker and more efficient way for us to get all the nutrients our bodies need to be in tip top shape. When eating a cucumber whole, we are getting the nutrients, but we are also getting all the fibers along with it, which requires hours of digestion. The hours it takes to digest certain foods causes our digestive organs to work harder than they need to and also adds to congestion in our intestines which leads to constipation. Some foods cant even be digested no matter how much our digestive organs work towards it. When juicing, the juice which contains all of the nutrients is extracted from the fibers, and when we drink that juice, it is almost immediately absorbed into the body and put to work. This is not to say that the fibers in fruits and vegetables are not useful, because they are when it comes to storing energy, but when it comes to the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis, the fibers are not useful. Another reason why juicing is great to incorporate into your dietary regimen is the raw, uncooked and unprocessed properties that are found in fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juice. Raw uncooked and unprocessed foods/enzymes are essential to the digestion of food in the body, but enzymes are only effectively transferred and helpful to our bodies in certain temperatures, meaning in an uncooked raw form. Once it reaches around 118°F, enzymes get tired and sluggish just like the human body does in hot weather. The exhaustion in the enzymes keep them from doing their job, and once it reaches around 130°F, the enzymes in the fruits or vegetables that you’re planning to eat are completely dead, and not useful to the body. In a raw state, the enzymes are useful and help aid the body in digestion and nourish the cells of the body  for helpful reproduction. This is very important when it comes to all of the nutrients contained to fruits and vegetables. This may be shocking, because we normally cook food at 350° or 400°, but when dealing with fruits and vegetables, the nutrients are lost way before we even reach the 350 mark. Being living and breathing human beings made up of all kinds of atomic elements, it would only make sense for our bodies to require the same elements with which it is composed in order for it to survive and naturally take care of itself. For example, our bodies naturally contain Iron. Iron is not made in the body, but if we eat the proper foods, we will end up consuming the right amount of iron that is essential to the hemoglobin found in the red blood cell for the production of blood. If our bodies aren’t getting that iron and we were to lose a large amount of blood for any reason at all, it would take a longer time for the body to produce new blood because of the lack of iron that is essential in blood production. When this iron is consumed in a raw form, it can be immediately put to use. Another reason for juicing is its convenience. Not everyone has a juicer to make vegetable juice, but pure vegetable juice is available in local supermarkets. This is convenient because unless you’re eating a salad with tons of raw vegetables, its hard to get your daily amount of raw foods in. A drink on the go will solve that problem easily.

Our bodies are naturally meant to heal themselves if we are eating the foods we need to nourish it properly,which is food form the earth. If we eat the proper fruits and vegetables, we can keep ourselves from catching anything from the common cold to something worse like cancer. Cows milk is probably the most mucous forming food used by human beings because it contains casein. Casein is also found in the milk that comes from a woman, but cow milk contains 300% more casein, and this is found in almost everything we consume now-a-days. Colds, runny noses, tonsils, adenoid and bronchial troubles are common results of mucous build up, but by cutting out or cutting back on the consumption of cow milk and drinking more healing vegetables juices, such as carrot juice (one of the main vegetables that aids in the elimination of mucous) can completely help turn your health around. 

imageSo next time you’re at the supermarket, try buying 100% vegetable/fruit juice. The good juice that is completely raw, without dye, added sugars and high fructose corn syrup is usually found in the produce section. Try incorporating raw vegetable and fruit juices in your diet, and slowly work up to making your own.

I hope this helps!

Enjoy,

-Assata

A miniscule bit of DNA from an African American man now living in South Carolina has been traced back 338,000 years, according to a new study.

The man’s Y chromosome — a hereditary factor determining male sex — has a history that’s so old, it even predates the age of the oldest known Homo sapiens fossils, according to the report, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

The fellow’s chromosome turned out to carry a rare mutation, which researchers matched to a similar chromosome in the Mbo, a population living in a tiny area of western Cameroon in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Our analysis indicates this lineage diverged from previously known Y chromosomes about 338,000 ago, a time when anatomically modern humans had not yet evolved,” Michael Hammer, who worked on the study, said in a press release.

“This pushes back the time the last common Y chromosome ancestor lived by almost 70 percent.”

(Let The White Man Tell You…so you know it’s real)

Jennifer Viegas, 1st African American Man Dates Back 338,000 Years, Discovery,
MAR 7, 2013

The Holy Qur’an “is the religious scriptures and guide for the Muslim world, recognized universally as the last revelation given to the world. And the Holy Qur-an has been the Holy book and scripture for all Muslims for the past 1,381 years. We are not an organization; we are a world. I use the same Holy Qur-an that all Muslims use; the book that is universally recognized as being 100 per cent true.” ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Message to the Blackman in America, pg. 322

Marking their ability to read the Arabic Holy Qur’an, students of Muhammad University of Islam receive their first Arabic Holy Qur’an upon completion of MUI’s Arabic Phonics and Qur’an recitation unit.

via Sultan Muhammad