If you have ever been around students of Imam W. Deen Mohammed for any length of time, it won’t be long before you will hear someone refer to his language and logic. “You have got to learn the language and logic of Imam W. Deen Mohammed,” they would say.
Imam Mohammed transformed the Nation of Islam with words. He taught us that “Words Make People” and he demonstrated this truth by changing us with words.
He mostly used the word of Allah; the Qur’an, the word of other scriptures, and words important in the thinking of African-Americans. But, he used these words in a special way; by redefining concepts and ideas, which placed us into the womb of a powerful language environment. This is Imam Mohammed’s teaching; that language is a womb of the mind.
The Imam’s language is composed of a rich vocabulary of explanations of words that we find in the scriptures and in the signs of creation. In other words, both the objects in our holy books and the objects in the creation are symbolic representations of various ideas and concepts. By understanding the definitions of these symbols or signs, our perception changes and a new understanding of religion and our world comes into view.
What is the logic? The logic consists of the deductions, extrapolations, and conclusions that the Imam arrived at regarding scripture, Allah’s guidance in the creation, and direction for society. From the foundations of his definitions of key concepts and words (his language), certain conclusions naturally and inevitably follow (his logic). The Imam would say, “We must follow the logic to its conclusion!”
Imam Mohammed’s language and logic does not introduce something new into the religion of Al-Islam, but it guides us to new understanding of what was already there and it brings about a renewed perception of the wisdom of the book for the benefit of humanity. The explanations of religious terminology and concepts and metaphors comprise the vocabulary of this language and the deductions, insights, and conclusions that you can derive comprise the grammar of this language.
These tools of language and logic allow us to look into the Qur’an and Bible and other scriptures and our world in a new way. This new perception and understanding of Allah’s last revelation is going to bring about a renewing in our land.
As Salaamu Alaikum, Ramadan Mubarak akhi how can I get the commentary of the Holy Qur’an by The Honorable Imam Warith UD Deen Mohammed?
I want to know is there any formal book that is in print at this time that is availble from the Imam Mohammed? If there is how could I get this book? I would like to know the langauge and the logic from the teachings of Imam Mohammed. So that I may be able to unlock langauge of the Quran and the Bible. Also the logical aspects of these Holy Books so that I will be better prepare as a student. Thank You, Ibrahim Kamal
As Salaam Alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak!
At present, there is no single book containing what would be described as the language and logic of Imam Mohammed. However, there are a number of books available that are transcriptions of his lectures that can be studied in order to learn his language and logic. There are also a websites that contain many lectures (audio, video, and written) for the purpose of study. Here is a list of websites with lots of materials to learn from.
SOME PLACES TO LEARN IMAM MOHAMMED’S LANGUAGE AND LOGIC
May Allah bless you on your journey of learning. Stick with it and you will love it.
ASA Thank you for your insight in putting this information together on the accomplishments of the Community of
Imam W.D Mohammed. The order in which Imam gave pertaining to building a lasting structure for community growth
and development is “Education, Culture, Business and Government. This is very Important because it is the building
blocks for establishment. Also if you need any input on the cultural movement please feel free to contact me at the information I left above. Your brother in service to Allah Wali A. ali
As Salaam Alaykum Wali!
Thank you for the insights and the offer of support in the area of culture. Stay tuned, we will be reaching out for you in August time frame.