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Garvey, Fard Muhmmad and Selassie
Published on August 12, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Garvey, Fard Muhmmad and Selassie

By Abdulmajeed K Nunez

In 2010 Prince Ermias Sahle Haile Selassie
Visited Belize City and a Rastafarian brother was kissing his feet reverently
He pulled his feet and said ‘astagfiruallah’ repeatedly
When someone asked please translate those words for me
He explained they meant God forgive me
And then explained that his grandfather was a practicing Muslim
Then in the interim everyone was dumb stricken

Garvey was influenced by Duce Muhammad
And said if the Garveyites were to chose a religion
The resounding consensus was that they were to be Muslims
I urge you too, my brother, to let go of fanaticism
Let's looks look at the lives of these men and learn their lesson
In everything there is some good due to divine wisdom
We are all connected by Abraham, the father of monotheism

Then there is the leader of the Nation of Islam
Who Wallace D. Muhammad described as Indo-Pakistan
In his discussions with scholars he describe Fard Muhammad as Qadiyani
This means he was a member of the Ahmadiyah Muslims community,
Check Islam and the search for African-American Nationhood
Please do your research if this poem is not clearly understood

These were great men, which proves that Islam is good for humanity
However, mankind as usual chooses to get hood on their personality
Rather than connecting with their spirituality
And doing their endeavour best to understand the underpinnings of their philosophy
We must understand that we are all one family
We are all a part of the Abraham’s family
That is the connection we have as members of humanity
None of them claimed divinity
Rather they all contributed to the upliftment of humanity
Let's not let the status quo divide and conquer wi
Let's not quarrel over superiority of Ideology
Rather let's get in touch with our own authenticity
Let's see ourselves in the levity of the continuity of history
Let's connect with the commonality of the spiritual unity
One God, One Aim, One destiny!
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