As seen in the shirk of their savior and saviors day, The Nation also believe ‘themselves’ to be god. SEE Danger of Immanence Concept; “Fundamentals of Tawheed,” pp. 137-138 , by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, published by the International Islamic Publishing House.
I am not, nor have I ever been a member of the Nation of Islam. ‘Community’ is the meaning I intend in using this term here, although I cannot deny my own indoctrination. As a black child born and raised in Detroit, Mi. my identification as a Black Man in American comes not just from them. Though cultural identification is necessary, it only serves this life and its social interactions and holds no value whatsoever before Allah Who rewards each of us according to our belief and actions; [Islam puts emphasis upon community interaction: the Salat (prayer) made with others brings twenty-seven times more blessings than the prayer made alone]. Also the Hajj, is done with others, and it is an excellent example of both the social aspect of Islam bringing Muslim’s from all cultures together for the glorification of Allah Alone, and in doing so revealing the low stature of one’s own particular race or culture. It is Allah Who must be served alone. All other strivings are to better enable me to serve Him and bring about a society devoted to the worship of Allah alone. All Praise belongs to Allah Most High. I disassociate myself from anything that would take away from the worship of Allah Alone, for whatever purpose whomever may have in doing so. It is Allah I worship. If those people are truly sincere they would seek repentance of Allah. Allah Most High says:
With the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Compassionate.
“O you who believe! Turn to Allah in sincere repentance with the hope that your Lord will remove from you your ills . . .;” Quran 66:8.
O you who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance!
Meaning, a true, firm repentance that erases the evil sins that preceded it and mend the shortcoming of the repenting person, encouraging and directing him to quit the evil that he used to do; Ibn Kathir.
Mr. Harun Jihad Bilal | Living Islam 101(VIDEO recorded February 26, 2022)