Defining Legends-An Analysis of Afrocentric Writings Against Islam By Abdulhaq Al-Ashanti
Author: Abdulhaq Al-Ashanti
Book Binding: Hardcover
Size: 9.7 x 6.5 x 1.3 inch
Publication Year: 2019
About This Book:
The book 'Defining Legends' began in 1999 with only 75 pages. The author has expanded it over time, making adjustments, rejecting certain portions, and adding new content. Throughout this process, the author has concentrated on the book's primary ideas.
The author begins by stating that since the 1960s, there has been a considerable increase in the number of persons in the West, particularly those of African heritage in the United Kingdom and the United States, who have converted to Islam. Simultaneously, there has been an increase in Afrocentric thinking in the West. According to Afrocentric thinkers, Islam was founded by Arab invaders who exploited Africa to the disadvantage of African people. They have formed as a counter-movement against the increasing number of African Americans adopting Islam.'
Defining Legends' seeks to evaluate mainstream black Orientalism and radical Afrocentric assertions about Islam seriously. It provides new evidence to refute these myths. The book examines and dismisses documentary evidence that is frequently found in Afrocentric literature regarding Islam. The research mostly criticizes anti-Islamic notions found in some Afrocentric interpretations of Islam. Instead, it employs more dependable criteria to expose the flaws in their reasoning.'
Defining Legends' also demonstrates that much of Afrocentric thinking about Islam has European Christian, Freemason, and Zionist roots. AbdulHaq, the author, has lived and traveled extensively throughout Africa and the Middle East. He was one of the key creators of the ICO Islamic Studies Curriculum initiative in Riyadh in 2004, which is a vital resource for Islamic education. He has also authored and translated several works into English."