“In order to understand the present enslavement of our Islamic nation it is important to recognise the forces involved, their deployment, effect, power and weakness. At present a web of false information has been put out across Africa, and, more seriously, working models and methods put forward to ‘solve’ the ‘problems’ of the ‘underdeveloped’ or ‘developing’ state. In other words the muslim intellectual (for a muslim is by definition an intellectual) has been fed a false dialectic which if he continues to work within it will leave him in a power vacuum unable to impinge on the social and personal reality around him. It is vital that we both decode the current myths of ‘problem and solution’ as well as create a new polarity system of opposites to vitalise our renewed action as Islamic workers.”
- Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi, from the introduction to Letter to an African Muslim
Even more relevant in the age of AFRICOM than when it was written, and applicable to many other situations around the world.
66 pages. Paperback.