The Muslims organized an Islamic outreach event in Oakland to give the dawah to Islam at 89th & Mac Street. The Islamic outreach event was organized by Brother Hanif Mulah and Brother Abdul Khabir . The Muslims spoke about to the people about the importance of worshiping Allah(swt) alone and acknowledging the finality of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. After hearing the message of Islam, and the importance of reading the Qu’ran, one young Black sister responded, “Once I get into a book, I won’t stop reading.”
Brother Abdul Khabir’s passion for dawah is rooted in his own journey to Islam after reading the Autobiography of Malcolm X while incarcerated. His early years were in foster care, he started crime early and went to prison at 17 for an armed robbery. After reading Malcom X’s words, “I had sunk to the very bottom of the American white man’s society when—soon now, in prison—I found Allah and the religion of Islam and it completely transformed my life, ” Abdul Khabeer decided he wanted that same transformation for himself.
He began the challenge of learning Islam in the midst of one of the most violent prisons in the United States New Folsom State Prison. He stated, “we worked out a lot, not just to defend ourselves but also to bulk up enough to take a stabbing from a fellow prisoner or a gunshot from a guard.” After serving a 20 year sentence, Abdul Khabir remained true to the message of Islam and shared his love for Allah to the people in Oakland during the Black Dawah Network’s recent dawah effort. Watch brother Abdul Khabir in action and consider donating to Black Dawah Network.