by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah
Earlier this year on February 17th, the most important African-American Muslim thinker since Malcolm X (R.A.) and one of the foremost Islamic liberationist revolutionaries on the entire planet, Nashid Abdul Khaliq (R.A.), departed this world for the Akhira. My teacher, my mentor, my friend, my big brother… I looked at the man like a father figure and loved him as if he was such. To know Nashid in fact, was to love him. It was impossible not to. He was warm. He was comforting. He was selfless. He was valorous. And he had so much knowledge and love for humanity to impart. There wasn’t a single time in the near-decade I had the pleasure and honor of being in his orbit–yes, orbit, Sidi Nashid was planetary, masha’ALLAH–that I spoke to him and came away without learning something new or seeing our struggle against the Beast in a deeper, more strategic way. Continue reading Rest In Eternal Serenity Nashid Abdul Khaliq (R.A.): Father and Husband, Islamic Revolutionary and Fearless Truth-Seeker
by Jonathan Azaziah
Jummah Mubarak to everyone but most of all to our steadfast and unbreakable Nigerian brethren who to this very moment continue to fight for the freedom of Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky. It has now been 930 days–read that again and after you shake your head in disgust, read it one more time–since the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and perhaps the greatest Islamic revolutionary to grace the African continent in history was locked up by the utterly atrocious, completely servile, downright pathetic regime clinging to power in Abuja. 930 days. The Sheikh’s imprisonment immediately followed the unspeakable Zaria Massacre which lasted 72 hours. December 12th to December 14th. Almost 1,000 Nigerian Shi’a slaughtered, countless others disappeared and on top of Zakzaky and his wife Sayyeda Zeenat being throw into a dungeon, hundreds of IMN activists were tossed in with them. Their fates remain unknown. Since being unjustly put behind bars, the Sheikh has lost vision in one eye, had a stroke–as confirmed by his iron-souled daughter Suhaila–and has been denied proper medical care by the brutal, collaborationist, US-‘Israeli’-Saudi-backed tyrant Muhammadu Buhari. Sure as hell seems to fit all the criteria that “The Ummah” needs to make some noise, right? Continue reading Now 930 Days After The Zaria Massacre and Sheikh Zakzaky’s Illegal Imprisonment, Why Is The Silence Of “The Ummah” Still So Deafening?