Three Supplications

The ‘psychosis of the house negro’ has become prevalent these days and has resurfaced with the desperate comeback of white supremacy. You can’t have one without the other. No white chauvinism can exist without its enabler in the slave culture – the grateful house negro, and to the extent we can admit that racism has always been here bubbling just under the surface of American society; so too has the house negro been among us, keeping us grateful, loyal, law abiding consumer slaves.

While the ‘house negro’ syndrome is one of the psychosis specific to the African American, yet this same anomaly drifted over to the domestically colonized Muslim populations residing in non-Muslim lands as well. Its not certain whether the ‘house negro syndrome’ was transmitted to immigrant Muslims in the US via the African American Muslims they associated with or, whether this destructive psychosis automatically affects any non-white immigrant to the US, the jury is still out on that one.

So we know why ‘the house negro’ prays for his oppressor, hopes that his oppressor reforms themselves, sees his oppressors demise and fall as his own. This is well known as al-Hajj Malik El Shabazz (may Allah be pleased with him,) eloquently related to us. But why would Muslims, who have the best religion, the best Prophet, the Best heavenly book, and the best supplication, not make supplication against their oppressors? Is it prohibited for a Muslim to pray and supplicate against their oppressors? Is the Muslims reticence to supplicate against those who oppress them the result of some inward pious calling, some profound transformative tolerance dictated by the Sacred Book and the Sunna? Or is it simply the conditioned response of the victim of oppression adjusting themselves, like the ‘house negro’, to the inevitability of their oppression?

Needless of the cause, today certain Muslim quraa (intellectuals) and public speakers are saying that the oppressed Muslims of this land and abroad are forbidden to make supplication against those countries and people who oppress them. I will return to examining the nature of such as sickness, but for now I will state categorically that making supplication against oppressors is lawful based upon the Book, the Sunna and the consensus (ijma) of the scholars.

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