I have spent the last section of this series discussing the fact that all the ancient religions, and modern world religions, of the world actually originated from Black Negro Africa. Religion originated from Black Negro Africa as a Black African Negro affair in the beginning was the message of that first section.
Today I begin this new section of this series which will take a closer look at how all the world religions – including Islam, Christianity and Judaism – actually flourished right here in Black Negro Africa in medieval times. This is a phase in the history of world religions that is largely unknown to modern scholarship because Western scholarship is generally ignorant of it.
Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and others all originated here in Black Negro Africa. I have discussed that in some exhaustive details in the previous section of this series. What we need to know is that these same world religions actually flourished for long here in the heart of Black Negro Africa before they spread to all other parts of the world.
This week I shall start with how Islam actually flourished and was practically a Black African Negro religion during the Middle Ages here in Black Negro Africa.
Modern Western scholarship is not interested in dwelling on the fact that an important chapter in the history of International Islam is being overlooked when modern scholars refuse to write theses on the flourishing of in Black Negro Africa as a world spiritual headquarters of Islam in the medieval era.
We are all familiar with the reign of Islam in the Middle East and Asia Minor during the Middle Ages but we see little or no literature on the fact that it was right here in Black Negro Africa that the spiritual soul of International Islam reigned during the Middle Ages or the medieval era. The glorious reign of Islam in Black Africa during the Middle Ages have been deliberately blackout by Western scholarship such that many people are today not aware of the fact that it was Africa and African Islamic scholars who contributed the most to the shaping of Islam during Middle Ages.
As I have discussed in the previous section, deep and unexplainable relationship between Islam and Africa goes back to the very days and times of the Holy Prophet Muhammad himself.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad and the Caliphs saw Africa as the destination of Islam and that drove the headquarters of International Islam towards Black Negro Africa immediately upon the death of the Holy Prophet Muhammad and the beginning of the era of the Khulafa’un Rashidin.
That was why it was towards Africa that International Islam ran both during and after the lifetime of the Holy Prophet Muhammad himself. And so was it that it was Africa, and it was here in Africa, that Islam took its definitive and characteristic forms.
In this new section I shall be discussing the fact that it was here in Black Negro Africa, for instance, that Islam took its definitive form of development into both Sunni and Shia forms and also the fact that it was Black African Negro Islamic scholars in different parts of the world who actually develop the Islamic sciences, both spiritual and temporal, into what they are today.
So, after seeing in the last section that Africa was the actual origin of Islam, we shall be seeing in this new section that Africa has remained the homeland and spiritual bastion of Islam ever since the days of the Holy Prophet Muhammad himself.
The much talked about Islamic development of science, for instance, was the handiwork of Black African Muslim scientists and scholars working in Persia and Asia during the Golden Age of the Islamic caliphates. Yes, most of the so-called Islamic scientists of that era including people like Al-Farabi, Ibn Rushd, Ibn Sina, and so many others of the Islamic scientists of the medieval era were people of Black African Negro ancestry.
Of course, it goes without saying, that the orthodox Islamic scholars of those days vigorously condemned what we call Science today as nothing but ancient mystics of Black Negro Africa that should correctly rejected by orthodox and mainstream Islam. This was such that even Caliph Harun Ar-Rashid himself have to practically run the Al-Hikmat Movement of the Bait-ul-Hikma etsblished by his family as an underground secret cult.
I shall discuss all that in exhaustive details in the following weeks.
And so also were the other Islamic scholars who actually shaped the religious sciences of the Islamic world in those days including people like Imam Ghazali, Ibn Taymiyyah, and even Hassan as-Sabah of the Assassins cult, etc, etc. These people had serious and deep African connections genealogically, culturally and spiritually.
In any case I shall be discussing those details later. My initial area of focus will be the deliberately-overlooked profound relationship between Islam and Africa in the critical period between the death of the Holy Prophet Muhammad and through the Caliphate to the Classical Era, that is roughly from 630s to 1250s AD.
Throughout the Middle Ages Islam was deeply connected to Africa especially in spiritual terms. But the great drama of political successions that rocked the Islamic world of those days in North Africa and Asia Minor continues to divert the attention of the student and scholar of history away from the fact that Islam remained basically African in those days.
As I shall be discussing, it was to Africa that International Islam has always looked ever since the days of the Holy Prophet Muhammad himself who planned the First Hijra to Black Negro Africa and who only left for Madina because Madina was a city of Black Negro Africans located right inside the Hijaz.
As I have introduced the topic in the previous section the Holy Prophet Muhammad saw Islam as originating as Gharib, that is Black African, and that Islam will go back to being Gharib in the future. So African did Prophet Muhammad portrayed Islam that the Quraish referred to Prophet Muhammad as the As-Saba, that is the African, and his Companions as the As-Sahaba or the Africans.
In any case when the Quraish persecution became unbearable Prophet Muhammad and his Companions decided that the best way out was for a mass migration back to Black Negro Africa the original homeland of Islam; the result was the First Hijra which saw a significant number of the early Muslims at Mecca personally asked by the Prophet Muhammad himself to come back to Black Negro Africa as Black Negro Africa was more conducive for the free practice of Islam.
After the first batch of the Muslims arrive Black Negro Africa the Prophet Muhammad was planning to follow them down to Black Africa himself when he received a delegation of the Black African Negro Ansar Arabs of Yathrib who came and asked him to sojourn among them to teach them Islam which is practically similar to their ancient Black African Negro African religion of Saba.
The Prophet Muhammad eventually left for Yathrib, known today as Madina, and ended up living there at Madina till his death in 632 AD.
But the moment Prophet Muhammad died his succeeding Caliphs began to look towards Africa as the next destination of International Islam – as if they have been personally told by Prophet Muhammad to do so.
Except for the brief excursion into northern Arabia, the Islamic forces immediately burst upon North Africa and even beyond the Sahara as if desperate in establishing Black Negro Africa as the headquarters of International Islam. And, for the catastrophic crisis of the Fatimid civil wars, North Africa will have been established as the permanent international headquarters of Islam and not the Baghdad of latter times.
Next week I shall be taking a closer look at the fact that immediately after the death of the Holy Prophet Muhammad it was here in Black Negro Africa that Islam first established its strong bastion before spreading out to other parts of the world. I shall not follow Islam out to the outside world but will focus on how Islam used the Almohades and Almoravid Islamic dynasties, and later on the Ghana Empire, to gradually cross the Sahara from Northwest Africa through the Western Sudan to the Central Sudan where it eventually established the Sokoto Caliphate.