Wakeel Allah

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Wakeel Allah
Born Plainfield, New Jersey
Residence Atlanta
Education Morehouse College (BA, 1992)
Occupation Author, publisher

Wakeel Allah is an American author, historian and a member of the Nation of Islam. 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. Wakeel Allah is also a member of the Nation of Islam under the leadership of the Louis Farrakhan.[1]

Career[edit]

Wake Allah has been viewed as a premiere historian of the Five Percent Nation and Nation of Islam movements. His published works include The History of the Nation of Islam Vol. 1: The Pioneer Years (1930–1950), "Our Story: A Black Muslim Anthology of NOI Pioneers of the 1930s and 1940s", "In the Name of Allah: A History of Clarence 13X and the 5 Percenters Vol. 1 & Vol. 2" and The Naked Truth, From the Goal Mind of Abu Shahid: The Elder of the Nation of Gods and Earths as Told to Wakeel Allah [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]

In an article in The Final Call newspaper that covered the response of "the Demonstration" which was a performance by Jay Electronica and Jay-Z at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival accompanied by a large cadre of the Fruit of Islam, Wakeel Allah wrote about the historical ties between the Nation of Islam and the Five Percenters.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The History of the Nation of Islam Vol. 1: The Pioneer Years (1930-1950). A-Team Publishing. 2014. ISBN 978-0983379744. 
  • In the Name of Allah Vol. 1: A History of Clarence 13X and the Five Percenters. A-Team Publishing. 2009. ISBN 978-0982161814. 
  • In the Name of Allah Vol. 2: A History of Clarence 13X and the Five Percenters. A-Team Publishing. 2009. ISBN 978-0982161821. 
  • The Naked Truth from the Goal Mind of Abu Shahid the Elder of the Nation of Gods and Earths, as Told to and Compiled by Wakeel Allah. A-Team Publishing. 2008. ISBN 978-0982161807. 
  • The Nation of Islam's Temple #7 Harlem USA: My Years with Malcolm and Farrakhan. A-Team Publishing. 2011. ISBN 978-0983379706. 

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. 
  4. ^ "Inextricably Linked: The Nation of Islam and the Five Percenters". finalcall.com. Retrieved 2014-11-07.