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Shaykh Khalid Yasin

Shaykh Khalid Yaseen is what is known as a da’ee, this basically means a person who speaks publicly about the Islamic faith in order to invigorate the spiritual and moral conscience of listeners, or to educate and inform people about the Islamic faith.

Born in Brooklyn, during the changing 50’s amongst a background of civil rights, struggle for freedom and equality (Shaykh Khalid Yasin) has always been well trained to speak out in times of inequality. Never accepting that anything came without hard work and firm resolve, he was able to seek a living, an education and most importantly be guided to the truth in spite of his surroundings.

Separated from his family at an early age and placed in foster homes he experienced ‘the full buffet’ of Christianity and felt that he needed something more simple and clear to inspire him. As many of the young Afro-American population did, Abu Muhammad first was introduced to Islam by the Black Nationalists; but made all the wiser for the defection of Hajj Malik Al-Shabaz.

 

 

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