The Following essay was written by Rasheed Muhammad the Supreme Guide of Proletarian Islam in the year 1994 in the aftermath of the great Black Proletarian La Rebellion in Los Angles CA and the revived interest in the life and work of Malcolm X at that time in history and the release of the Spike Lee biopic of his life. and the overall great upsurge in Revolutionary consciousness of the Black Nation in North America know as the Afrocentric era of the late 1980s and early 199os which led to a surge in reversions to Islam within The Black Nation in North America. this essay was one of the original founding documents of the ideology of Proletarian Islam which was founded and then developed by Supreme Guide Rasheed Muhammad in the early 1990s and which he continues to develop to this very day and hour.
Malcolm X Revolutionary Black Nationalism the World Pan Islamic Revolution and the need for a New Islam a Proletarian Islam
By Rasheed Muhammad
Malcolm X is the Greatest Black hero of our time he is the major role model for all revolutionary minded black youth and the National Hero of the Black Nation in North America since the release nearly two years ago of the Spike Lee biopic of his life there has been an massive upsurge of interest in his life and work among black youth and others he is now more popular than Dr Martin Luther king Jr among black nationalist minded youth one thing that was missing in the movie was Malcolm’s interest in Socialism and his attempt to find a synstissis of Islam socialism and Pan Third World Nationalism Malcolm x starting from his years on the streets of Boston and Harlem had an interest in Socialism as he was very intrigued by the progress of the Socialist Soviet Union under the great Asiatic leader Joseph Stalin and he was also a great admirer of the great Vladmir Lenin the great Asiatic founder of the Soviet State who was of Mongol decent later on after the victory of the Chinese and Korean Revolutions in Asia. Malcolm X became extremely fascinated by the Revolutionary Communist thought of Chairman Mao Zedong of China and the Juche idea of Kim ll Sung of North Korea. In his early speeches as a Minster in the Nation of Islam he would refer to these great figures and their revolutions and ideologies quit often and he held up their ideas and works as an example for the Black Nation to follow here in North America. Malcolm x also had a great and profound interest in the Islamic Socialist thought of Gamal Abdul Nasser. who was the Saddam Hussein of his day. Malcolm x also held in high regard the other great Islamic Socialists of his day such as Ben Bella the president of Socialist Algeria. And Sukarno the first president of Indonesia. The goal of Malcolm X after 1963 was to try to find a way to synthesize the revolutionary Communist thought of Lenin Stalin Mao Zedong Kim IL Sung Ho Chi Minh and Kwame Nkrumah with the Islamic Socialist Thought of Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Gamal Abdel Nasser Ben Bella Sukarno and other Islamic Socialist thinkers. with the revolutionary Black Nationalism and Pan Third World Nationalism of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Gravey and W E B Dubois and his wife Shirley Graham Dubois. So today in 1994. We must create and have a new form of Islam that synthesizes Islam Black and Pan Third World nationalism with scientific socialism. Scientific Socialism is a Socialism built and centered on the Proletarian Working class. the ideology and the teachings of Marcus Gravey W E B Dubois Vladimir Lenin Joseph Stalin Mao Zedong Kim IL Sung Ho Chi Minh Kwame Nkrumah Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. must be synthesized with the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Prophet Muhammad along with the Islamic socialist thoughts of Gamal Abdul Nasser Ben Bella Sukarno Michel Aflaq and his leading Student President Saddam Hussein the current leader of Iraq. as well as the Islamic Socialist thought of Malcolm X himself who had devoted his life to finding and developing a Synthesis of Islam Pan Third World Nationalism and Socialism. the Black youth of today must now stand up and continue the synthesis that Malcolm was formulating. this synthesis will be known as Proletarian Islam. And from the teachings of Vladimir Lenin Joseph Stalin Mao Zedong and Kim II Sung Ho Chi Minh and Kwame Nkrumah. Proletarian Islam will take The concept of the dictatorship of the Proletarian Working Class. Which is a socialism which is centered on the Proletarian Working Class hence the name Proletarian Islam. And also from the teaching of Mao Zedong who added on to Marxism-Leninism with Mao Zedong thought which is today known as Maoism. Proletarian Islam will take Mao Zedong s concept of Peoples war and New Democracy. Chairman Mao s line on Socialist construction and the concept of Proletarian Culture Revolutions which is the concept that the class struggle of the Proletarian Working Class continues under the dictatorship of the Proletariat thought successive Culture Revolutions. in order overthrow the bourgeoisie class that will arise within the victorious Revolutionary Communist Party after the victory and coming to power of the Proletarian working class in a country. and from the great Leaders Marcus Gravey W E B Dubois Gamal Abdul Nasser and Kwame Nkrumah Proletarian Islam will take Pan Third World Nationalism . and then form the Islamic Socialist thought of the Holy Quran and the Prophet Muhammad and his revolutionary family and companions as well as the modern days Islamic Socialists thinkers such as Gamal Abdul Nasser Ben Bella Michel Aflaq and his leading disciple President Saddam Hussein of Iraq as well as Hafez Al-Assad the current president of Syria and Muammar Al-Qaddafi of Libya who are all three of the greatest living Revolutionaries and Islamic Socialists of our time Proletarian Islam will take its spirituality. as was seen two years by the great Los Angeles Proletarian Black Nationalist Rebellion in California which was an Black Working Class Revolt. We are living in a great new period of Revolutionary struggle within The Black Nation here in North America. And Proletarian Islam will play a major role in the struggles ahead for the Black Nation for the rest of the 1990s and onward into the fast approaching new millenium. As the Black Nation moves forward towards National Liberation. We must forever be thankful to Malcolm X for paving the way for the new Islam Proletarian Islam. That we are now building and which will ultimately liberate the Black Nation and the Islamic ummah and the overall third world in general. the religion of Islam is now the fastest growing religion in the world and this is very much so in North America within the Black Nation Islam was the religion of our African ancestors who built such glorious Black Islamic civilizations such as the Moorish empire of north Africa and Spain as well as the west African Islamic states of Ghana Mali and Songhai Kanem Bornu among many other great Black Islamic Empires and kingdoms in Africa. the black youth are now embracing the great Islamic heritage of our African ancestors. as is show by the widespread and rapid spread of Islam within the many Black inner city communities across north America and now we are seeing the spread of Islam within rural Black communities within the United State as well the Black Nation has no permanent future under the rule of the White United States government we must now separate and form our own independent Black Nation right here in North America. the only way that we can win and gain our independent Black State is though the means of a Chinese style Maoist People War like the one that Chairman Mao Zedong led to victory in China over some 40 years ago. Black youth have shown by the LA Rebellion that they are ready willing and able to wage violent armed struggle against the United State Government. And we are defiantly going to have to see a lot more of what happen in Los Angeles during the Great Black Proletarian LA Rebellion. before we are a free and independent Black People and Nation. Malcolm X is the great spiritual father and forerunner of Proletarian Islam. and he firmly belevied in the need for armed struggle and the national liberation and independence of the Black Nation here in North America from the United States of America. he also believed in and advocated these principles for the Islamic Ummah and the non White world as a whole. We the Proletarian Muslims must forever, be thankful to him for paving the way for Proletarian Islam. The Ideology of the International Pan Islamic Working class to emerge on the Scene as the Vanguard ideology that will liberate the Black Nation and the Pan Islamic Nation as a whole.every single Black Man woman and child must now return to Islam the religion and culture of our African ancestors and become Muslim, in today’s world there are two great revolutions that are shaking the earth one is the international Third World Proletarian revolution for National Liberation and Socialism and the other is the Pan Islamic Revolution that is devoted to the restoration and reunification of the Islamic Homeland that extends from West Africa to Indonesia into one giant unified Islamic Nation State the Black Nation is an inseparable part of both of these two worlds and theirs Revolutions. And being that we live in the belly of the beast the Black Nation must assume a vanguard role in the world revolution by overthrowing the White US empire from within. We must do this by fighting to create our own independent separate Proletarian Islamic Black Nation here in North America. That will be under the leadership of the Black Islamic Working Class. And that will have its own Black Islamic army navy and air force that will be able to defend our Independence. And help aid the Pan Islamic and the Pan Third World Socialist revolution in other parts of the world. Such as in the Islamic world and the broader non-white third world. The Black Nation in North America under the leadership of the Black Islamic Working Class has a most important role to play in the worldwide Pan Islamic and Third World revolution now going on in the world. The Black Islamic Working class must now assume the leadership of the Black Nation and its Revolution for National Liberation and Independence. There are several reasons why the Black Islamic Working Class must lead and take charge of the struggle one is because Islam is the original culture of the Black Nation which was striped from our African ancestors during slavery and Political Islam today is the leading Anti-Imperialist force in the world. and since the fall of the Soviet Union and its bloc Political Islam or what the Western Imperialists call fundamentalist Islam is now the leading Revolution force in the world today the very act of converting to Islam anywhere in the world is a revolutionary act. Especially in oppressed Nations and among oppressed Peoples like the Black Nation and People here in North American. This fact is especially so within our Black Nation since Islam was the Original Religion of our African Ancestors. Another Reason why the Black Islamic Working Class must lead the Black Revolution is because the Black Islamic Working Class is the most militant sector of the Black Working Class. as pointed out Islam is growing at a fast rate within the Black Nation and it is growing faster among the Black underclass the Lumpen -Proletariat which was the sector of the Black Working Class that sparked the La Rebellion and which also played a major role in the urban Black Rebellions of the 1960s. And too this day it is the most militant and revolutionary sector of the Black Working Class within our Black Nation. as the Black Lumpen- Proletariat has also been and is the most enthusiastic sector of the Black Working class in the act of the reembracing of the Islamic heritage of our Black Nation the Black-Lumpen-Proletariat is rapidly converting to the Islamic Religion of our African Ancestors and soon the entire Black Lumpen- Proletariat will be Muslim. as indeed today it is the rebellious Black street youth and prison inmates that are embracing Islam at a very fast rate. the Black Lumpen-Proletariat has always since it first emerged on the sence been the most militant sector of the Black Working Class in standing up to and rebelling against the White Zionist power structure here in North America. as Malcolm X himself came from the ranks of the Black Lumpen-Proletariat. another reason why the Black Lumpen-Proletariat must lead the Black Revolution is because of its sheer size the Black Lumpen proletariat is the fastest growing class within our Black Nation every year that goes by sees more and more Black workers and elements of the Black petty Bourgeoisie class fall into the ranks of the Lumpen -Proletariat all of these factors show that the Black- lumpen –Proletariat and the Black Islamic Lumpen –Proletariat in particular will lead the Black Revolution in North America to victory and to Political Independence in a Black Islamic Homeland of our own here in North America. in order to bring this goal about the Black Islamic working class must take up the revolutionary science of Proletarian Islam which is the ideology of the International Pan Islamic Working Class. not only will the ideology of Proletarian Islam liberate the Black Nation here in North America but the ideology of Proletarian Islam will also liberate the Islamic Working Class and the Pan Islamic Nation the World over and Put the Islamic Nation back on top as the leading civilization in the world as it was in the past in the days of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] his holy household and companions and the early Caliphate. Proletarian Islam can and will restore glory honor and power back to the Islamic Nation the world over. and create a New Islamic Golden age here on this earth.