بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Imam Naeem Abdullah
Published on Facebook December 31, 2015
As Salaamu Alaykum ikhwaan, as black leaders - both Muslim and non-Muslim - we must accept the fact that we have been reared and breed (like animals) to distrust each other and to work diligently for each other's downfall!
With that being said, we must work extra hard to stay away from 2 things - sex and money scandals! These are two of the weapons commonly used to destroy us, our communities, and our movements.
The external enemy even puts this weapon in the hands of our internal enemy to be used against our leaders who have already died!
In order to fight against this self-destructive tendency, we must do the opposite of what our egos and lower desires push us to.
Shaykh Uthman Dan Fodiyo (may Allah envelop him in His Mercy) said, "the cure for every disease is in its opposite."
We should only be making love to our wives and not open the door of intimacy with anyone until we are married! To do anything less than that is treason! You know, because hindsight is 20/20, that your sexual indiscretions could destroy everything! But you do it anyway!
Also, when people donate money to the organization BE TRANSPARENT! Let them see their money at work!
Even though we all know that the people who usually question "where is the money?" are usually the same ones who are not around, haven't donated and only seek to discredit and destroy. The ones who are active and have donated don't usually ask "where is the money?" because they already know!
In spite of all of this, still be open about the money, even though we understand that you can't give all of the details for security purposes. By doing less than this you will only be helping those who want to see you and your group fail.
Let's learn our history and learn from our history!