Wakeel Allah

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Wakeel Allah
Born (1969-03-29) March 29, 1969 (age 45)
Plainfield, New Jersey
Residence Atlanta
Education Morehouse College (BA, 1992)
Occupation Author, publisher

Wakeel Allah (born March 29, 1969) is an American author, historian and member of the Five Percent Nation. He is best known for his books In the Name of Allah: A History of Clarence 13X and the Five Percenters Vol. 1, and his subsequent book In the Name of Allah: A History of Clarence 13X and the Five Percenters Vol. 2.

Life[edit]

Wakeel Allah was raised in Plainfield, NJ and joined the Five Percent Nation in 1983 as a freshman in Plainfield High School. He graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1992. In 1998, he helped co-found the organization the Allah Team, of which Islamic scholar Dr. Wesley Muhammad is also a member. Allah is also a member of the Nation of Islam under the leadership of the Louis Farrakhan.[1]

Career[edit]

Allah is viewed as the historian on the Five Percent Nation movement. His published works include The Naked Truth, From the Goal Mind of Abu Shahid: The Elder of the Nation of Gods and Earths and The History of the Nation of Islam Vol. 1: The Pioneer Years (1930–1950).[2]

Influences[edit]

In the song lyrics of "Exhibit C" by rapper Jay Electronica of Roc Nation, "trying to find the meaning of life in a Corona, till the Five Percenters rolled up on a nigga and reformed him", he credits Allah and Muhammad aka "True Islam" as the ones who recruited him to the Five Percent Nation.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "KEEPING IT REAL: November 2013". fahimknightsworld.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  2. ^ "A history of Clarence 13X and the Five Percenters". finalcall.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  3. ^ "The Meaning Of The 5%: A Look At The Nation Of Gods And Earths | Hip-Hop Wired". hiphopwired.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24.