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The Bravest Black Woman in America
Sister Shahrazad Ali
By Sister Zakiyah Karim
Reprinted from Muhammad Speaks Vol.1, No.5 /Written in January, 1992
The proportion of Black women who will probably never (legally) marry has nearly tripled in the past 30 years.
According to a recent Census Bureau study, Black Women outnumber Black men significantly.
Homicide remains one of the leading causes of death among Black men ages 15-34.
With the majority of Black men between the ages of 17 and 40 either incarcerated, on drugs, homosexual, lovers of women who are other than their own kind, or HIV positive; the chances of a Black woman finding a husband are to say the least, bleak.
Another problem in the quest of the Black woman find a Black husband out of the remaining few Black men who have managed to avoid being killed and who have dodged the other genocidal weapons aimed at our Nation (The Black Nation), is the fact that over half of those left are either unemployed or receive such low wages that they are not financially able to support a family and women who receive government assistance frequently find their benefits cut if they get married.
Subsequently, we find Black women taking on the attitude that “You don’t have to have a man on your are to be successful.” or “You don’t have to have a man, period.”
We found out in 1990, when Sister Shahrazad Ali’s book, The Blackman’s Guide To Understanding the Black Woman, arrived in bookstores nation-wide, how ashamed Black women are for taking on such an attitude of not needing the Black man.
Black women all over the country became furious with Sister Sharazad Ali for statements made concerning Black women; such as the fact that the Black woman is “out of control” and that one of the options available to the Black man when the Black woman’s mouth becomes uncontrollably disrespectful was that he could “offer her an open-handed slap in the mouth.”
Black women and, in a few cases, Black men used this, “slap-in-the-mouth”, phrase, which appeared in the seventeenth chapter of The Blackman’s Guide…, to condemn the entire eighteen chapter book.
In 1989, according to the 1991 Almanac, 18,435 Black men were arrested for “offenses against family and children” as opposed to 37,671 white men who were arrested for the same charge.
It is obvious that Black men were not waiting for Shahrazad to tell them that hitting was an option, even though it is the worst of all choices, to deal with the Black woman and her, frequently out-of-control mouth.
Some people acted as though Sister Sharazad had invented “domestic violence”, that physical fighting between the Black man and the Black woman did not exist and that as a result of “The Blackman’s Guide…” pandamonium would break out among Black people, and Black women all over the country would be doomed to the “opened-hand” of our men.
On the contrary, Sister Sharazad pointed out, in her book, and even more clearly, on the On Tour Video Tape, that as both Black men and the Black women we find ourselves in these undesirable and savage-acting situations (the Black woman having such an out-of-control mouth and the Black man dealing with it by hitting her) because of our following the life-style of the Caucasian white man and woman, who is none other than the devil.
Although Sister Shahrazad Ali was well aware of the opposition she would face, and stated so in the Preface of The Blackman’s Guide…, she stood toe to toe with one of the greatest oppositions imaginable, her sister (The Blackwoman). For this reason she has earned the title of being “The Bravest Black Woman in America”.
Many of the women, whom I ,know personally, that initially, disliked the book, The Blackman’s Guide To Understanding The Black Woman, whether they had read the book or not, in 1990; now say, in 1992, that what Sister Sharazad said was right.
In 1991, Sister Shahrazad Ali was, al but, lynched by an angry mob, on national television, where she appeared on several different talk shows, to defend her book that was based on the fact that “The Blackwoman’s disrespect for the Blackman was a direct cause of the breakdown in the Black family”, Sister Shahrazad Ali went on Tour to speak to Black men and women face to face. She now has released THE BLACKMAN’S GUIDE ON TOUR VIDEO TAPE.
This “On Tour” Video Tape has caused Black women, who initially argued that Sister Shahrazad’s examples were inaccurate, to admit that “she is telling the Truth”.
The Blackman’s Guide ON TOUR video tape has caused the Black women, who in 1990, opposed and became angry with Sister Sharazad Ali, to look into the mirror of reality and say, “Thank you” to The Bravest Black woman in America.
As a Muslim Believer in the Teachings and Programs of Messenger Elijah Muhammad, the only negative reaction I had to Sister Sharazad Ali was that I did not like that she had used Messenger Elijah Muhammad’s Teaching without letting the public know that Messenger Elijah Muhammad was the source or foundation of her information.
I was happy to hear, in the On Tour Video tape, Sister Shahrazad Ali give praises to Allah and to see The Message To the Blackman in America, by Messenger Elijah Muhammad, which is the most powerful book ever written, on the table in front of her.
Sister Sharazad Ali explained to me that she did not reveal her source, in the beginning, because “The people have already been taught to reject Islam”. Messenger Elijah Muhammad, himself, said, “Find someway to ease a little Islam into them while you are talking, not in no way to make them angry with you but come in on them easy…” “I have slipped up on them many times in their own way and when I’d get through with them they were in my way. It was Islam I was easing in on them, but I come in under the cross, and they didn’t see the crescent, until I had broken the cross.”
Sister Shahrazad, by no means, came in on The Blackwoman easy, so as to make them not be angry with her, but nevertheless; she made more progress in the way of introducing the Black Women in America to Islam, as taught by Messenger Elijah Muhamamd than any sister that I know of.
All of our lives, we have learned how strong and good the Black woman is by nature. Although non of us are perfect, Sister Shahrazad Ali represents “some of that monumental strength (and goodness) we say we have.”
In the Name of Allah, Who came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad and In the Name of His Last and Greatest Messenger, The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I thank you for reading this article.
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