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Walking with the Prophet

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Submitted by Akbar (United States), May 31, 2006 at 09:42

In response to Ali's comments dated 12/17/05. Actually, Prophet Muhammed had a dream in which Bilal's (former African slave) footsteps would be heard in Heaven before the Prophet. This comes from the Hadiths. It is clearly symbolic, but in reference to your point. Yes, with this statement Islam is the only religion to place a black man in such a status. What does this statement mean that Bilal's footsteps will be in Heaven before the Prophet's? It simply mean that former slaves or those with a history of being slaves will be the new leaders to bring true Islam to the world for the benefit of mankind. The beauty of Islam has been lost, but Allah has chosen the African Americans to bring it back to the world.

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