Tuesday, October 16, 2012

This Weekend: The Great Recovery (Oakland)

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 In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
“A Setback is nothing but a Set-Up for a Comeback”

Sunday, October 21, 2012 / 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Islamic Institute / 8109 MacArthur Blvd. / Oakland, CA 94605
Call: 510.638.9541 (office) / 202.904.1152 (cell) / E-mail: imammusa2009@hotmail.com / Website: www.sabiqundc.blogspot.com    


Imam Musa's story of tenacity and endurance begins in the 1960s, as manager of the biggest, most well-organized Black Mafia-type organization in northern California. In the early 1970s, this organization transitioned into becoming a financial supporter of Black liberation movements in exile, from Algeria to Tanzania. After years of leading the first and only multi-million dollar, African American-managed cocaine-smuggling operation from Bogota and Medellin, Colombia, to the U.S.A., the late 1970s witnessed its voluntary closing down. At the end of these adventures, “Big Hank”—later to be known as Abdul Alim Musa—emerged as founder and imam of Masjid Al-Mawdudi (later Masjid Al-Islam) in East Oakland, CA.

This story reflects the transformational potential of Islam. It is known by the people of Oakland, yet it is not told to mainstream Muslims because Imam Musa is barred from the minbars of all the Bay Area masajid; instead, college students with no experience whatsoever in the real Black liberation movement nor the global Islamic movement have circulated around “on tour” for the last 25 years, pretending to be sincere representatives of our community. Hailed by mainstream Muslims as experts on Islam, Black liberation, and what to do in America, these individuals have merely read books about our experienced realities. These “college boys” have never faced a challenge in their lives, yet they are celebrated as champions of the Islamic movement. How can one be a champion, who has never even had a fight to begin with?

Imam Musa and Masjid Al-Islam has survived 35 years of direct and constant confrontation with FBI, CIA, Zionist, and Saudi operatives working together with all their resources, with no help from the Bay Area’s Muslims. What did Imam Musa do to the Muslims, to be cut off, isolated, sidelined, and ignored?

For years, the FBI gave these agent provocateurs a job and a staff of workers, teachers, and supporters. Now, after 20 years of Masjid Al-Islam School in Oakland  , there is not one teacher or student who remains there—they have all transferred to Alameda, leaving our property on MacArthur Blvd. falling part, dilapidated, and in need of hundreds of thousands of dollars in repair. Imam Musa is left to renovate and reverse 13 years of decline and misuse.

In Black culture, one of the most hated persons is one who stabs his mentor in the back, after the mentor has treated such a person like a younger brother. The professional saboteur and backstabber is held in very low esteem. Despite being faced with such circumstances, Imam Musa says what

Yusuf (as) said to his brothers in Egypt:

“’This day let no reproach be (cast) on you: Allah will forgive you, and He is Most Merciful of those who show mercy!’” (12:92)

This is also what Prophet Muhammad (saw) said to the Quraysh after the conquest of Makkah.

Dear Bay Area Muslims, there is an apparent global war on Islam. We need each other. We want a strong movement that stands up for Islam in a way that America understands. Will you help us? As you know from our historical record, your generous contributions will be handled judiciously.

We ask Allah (swt) to forgive us for anything we might have said.


1.    For over 30 years, As-Sabiqun has stood single-handedly, face-to-face, against the Triangle of Terror, made up of: a) the American government (FBI, NSA, CIA); the Zionist Mossad (who control much of the media and manage the focus and direction of several Muslim front organizations and leaders within the U.S.); and the Saudis (who fund and control imams, Boards of Directors, collaborators, informers, infiltrators, and agent provocateurs in service of Zionist and Western imperialist interests). 

2.    For almost 20 years—from the late 1980s to around 2008—the As-Sabiqun branch in Oakland, CA, was actually led and staffed by Zionist American agents. Their mission was to eliminate all supporters of Imam Musa (especially Iranians) from involvement in and association with Masjid Al-Islam. During this period, our property was sabotaged—the roof of our properties adjacent to the Masjid was made to leak, causing severe structural damage. Taxes that were left unpaid cost Imam Musa close to $200,000 in cash (this is a lot of money as you know).

3.    Imam Musa has been excluded from the mainstream platform of "accepted" speakers. In the meantime, he has survived over 30 years of attacks mounted by saboteurs, agent provocateurs, informers, and collaborators, thanks to Allah (swt). Imam Musa’s organization has endured more fitnah and lasted much longer than any other similar organization in U.S. history.

As we continue to face these challenges, we also continue to change our challenges into opportunities. What has destroyed and broken all other independent Islamic groups in America has only made us stronger. We are a small, underfunded organization, yet we look Zionists in the eye and tell them they can use their media, movies, FBI and CIA puppets, and all the rest of their institutional power; concentrate and focus it on us; and they will still find us standing tall and defiant.

We are reaching out to you—Bay Area Muslims—for financial support. We are currently in the process of recovering from over 20 years of maximum internal sabotage. While the past administration at Masjid Al-Islam in Oakland has used every asset at its disposal to undermine, destabilize, and subvert our progress, we have stayed true to a set of key organizational values, including resilience, audacity, longevity, fortitude, resolution, and tenacity. At this stage of development, we hope to renovate all of our sabotaged property along MacArthur Blvd.

After being stabbed in the back, sabotaged, and undermined by the past management, it will take an estimated $500,000 to set things straight. We have seen seemingly tough circumstances many times before, and that is why we can confidently say “A setback is nothing but a set-up for a comeback.” To us, setbacks are lessons, training, and preparation for future success. We are asking you to help us make this our biggest and best comeback yet.  

Many of you unwittingly helped the past administration destabilize our community. I, Imam Musa, am asking you now to aid us in a Great Recovery

(P.S.: Both offices of our Islamic Institute for Counter Zionist American Psychological Warfare have been burglarized and vandalized, and the equipment in both offices has been stolen.)