The History of Mosque#7 Before 1975 and now Documentary/Film.
There's a new Documentary on the scene, Called, 'The History of Mosque Number 7, Before 1975 and Now, Which depicts the folks who played a very big role in the community of Harlem, Where, Mosque number 7's located, Going back to the 1950's, Malcolm X, Impacted so many cats/young ladies in the community of Harlem, During the 50's,60's, In regards to
Malcolm x's speeches and lectures at Mosque Number 7 and Michaeax bookstore(Which was located on 125thst and Lenox ave in Harlem during the 50's,60's,70's), On the low, Captain Josef-Shah(Captain of The Fruits of Islam during the 60's,70's), Was down with fire-bombing Malcolm x's rest in Elmhurst,Queens in 1964(When, Malcolm X found out about Eligah
Muhummad's X amount of Children out of wedlock, Wallace D. Muhammd, Mentioned this to Malcolm X in 1964), Captain Josef was Head of security to Malcolm X during the late 50's to 1964(When Malcolm X stepped from the Nation to form his own group in Harlem), Captain Josef was a sucka to the core with his, For his actions against Malcolm X(Captain Josef denied that he had anything to do with Malcolm X's rest being fire-bombed in 1964(But,
That's not all/LOL), Captain Josef and John Ali(Who was the National speaker for The Nation of Islam in 1964, After, Malcolm X stepped from The Nation, Along with John Ali being a FBI informant too/LOL), Well, Captain Josef and John Ali, Were very instrumental with the FBI,CIA,NYPD, In plotting, The Assassination of Malcolm X(Checkout the book, 'The Plot to Kill Malcolm X', By Karl Shabazz and 'When the Word is giving', By Karl Shabazz), John Ali was
The cat who was giving The FBI,CIA,NYPD, Information on Malcolm X's whereabouts during the last years of Malcolm X's life(1664 and 1965), While, Captain Josef was the cat who was making the threatening calls to Malcolm X's rest in Elmhurst,Queens in 1964/65, Also,
Farrakan played a role in the assassination of Malcolm X too(Farrakan has stated on the Arsenio Hall show in 1994, That he said that Malcolm X was worthy of death in the Muhammad Speaks newspaper in 1964, Because, Cats that were close to Eligah
Muhaummad, Like, John Ali,Farrakaan(Who took over Mosque number 7 in Harlem, When Malcolm X was suspended from the Nation in 1963/64), Captain Josef, Etc, Were saying that Malcolm X was spreading rumors in regards to Eligah Muhammad's children out of wedlock,
Although, Malcolm X never mentioned Eligah Muhammud's 7 childeren out of wedlock to anyone), In any organization, There are snakes(Cats that cannot be trusted to the core/LOL), The Nation of Islam(While being heavily inflitrated by the FBI during the 60's),
Most definitely, Has had it's share of snakes through the years, Although, One of the most dedicated,Committed,Disciplined, Cats to ever be apart of any organization, Had to catch 10 in the neck in regards to jealousy,Envy,Etc, Towards Malcolm X by the Nation.
THE HISTORY OF MOSQUE NO. 7 BEFORE 1975 AND NOW
Documentary Film, Panel and Q&A @ Mosque No. 7, Harlem
Saturday, March 14, 2009 @ 3PM Sharp!
In the 60's and 70's Harlem's Muhammad's Mosque No. 7 played a prominent role in consciousness raising in New York City, and as a result, the entire Black nation. Malcolm X, followed by Min Louis X (Minister Farrakhan) galvanized Black thought through street rallies, mosque meetings, bazaars,
college appearances, black radio, black tv programs and black family day gatherings.
The Harlem Mosque provided the top sales in Muhammad Speaks, the only nationally distributed black newspaper. Muhammad Speaks carried more pictures of the Vietnam conflict than any other paper in the United States. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad's message to Black people fortold America's current economic condition as early as 1965,
Pictures of police brutality, urban uprisings, campus protests, opinions of prominent human rights leaders, How To Eat to Live health column and Gerald 2X cartoons made Muhammad Speaks valuable to the Black reader. And, the Fruit of Islam in New York firmly established this paper as 'the eyes and ears of black people' in Black New York.
The University of Islam, first established in a Muslim sister's apartment, then branching into Mosque 7C on Bedford and Madison in Brooklyn, then to it's new home in the refurbished Mosque No 7 in Harlem stimulated the cry for an 'independent Black education' and 'community control' among parents with children in the public school system of New York City. Brother Bert, a master mathematician, proved that toddlers could learn math and that pre-teens and teens could master advanced math and science in inner city schools where
Teachers believed in the potential of Black people. This wasn't a charter school. This was Muhammad's University of Islam based on the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad whose philosophy was to have schools were the teacher would 'educate up' the child to be greater than himself. The result was master teachers coming out of the ranks of the students at the Universities of Islam around the country with the accomplishments of the Harlem branch written about by Charlayne Hunter-Gault and earning a page spread in the New York Times.
The Harlem Mosque spearheaded the economic blueprint of the Nation of Islam with a city-wide Shabazz bean pie and beef sausage route. The routes provided the economic fuel for the University Of Islam. Independent businesses flourished with the pioneering effort of the Steak 'n Take restaurants whose signature sandwich, the philly stake, was served with love in clean establishments that matched the best corporate fast food chains. Book stores, gas stations, the first livery cab service in Black New York came from the ranks of members of Mosque No. 7. Men and women who apprenticed in the bean pie bakery went on to open their own bakeries and establish routes for bakery items and juices.
The Fruit Of Islam of New York City were among the most disciplined security detail for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad at the annual Saviour's Day event. Captain Joseph (Yusef Shah)
was a master trainer of men, diligently applying the guidelines of Mr. Muhammad on the care and
handling of people.
The prominent names of the leadership of the Harlem Mosque are known to many, and it was the sisters and brothers in the membership who were the key ambassadors to the neighborhoods of the city. These are the faces and memories of those who will be present at Mosque No. 7's new location at 127th Street and Malcolm X Blvd. It will be an historic homecoming and sharing of experiences of the Mosque membership before 1975 with the new members. Plus, the broad community is also welcome to attend. We are the best writers of our history.
For more information see the trailer at www.mosque7. org
Get your tickets now or risk getting them at the door. This is a popular event.