Peace Ya’ll! Like I said a couple weeks ago, I ordered The Naked Truth from the God Abu Shahid and did the knowledge on it and here’s my Thoughts:
First and foremost, the God never ceases to amaze me! -smile- Abu reminds me of Dolemite with 120; The Human Tornado of The NGE! LOL! My Parents put me down with these Characters when I was young so I had the ability to ‘draw up’ (8/1-40) a lot the sciences Abu Shahid was dealing with in The Naked Truth. In this Book Abu Shahid tells his ‘naked’ story; “undiluted mixed or tampered with in any form” (9/1-14). He dealt with some very thought provoking, explosive and controversial topics such as: US Immigration Policies, Sex, Racism, Freemasonry, Slavery, Homosexuality, The NGE History, his experience in The NOI, How Tupac’s Mother was his Wiz at one time, Drugs, How he created the Supreme Mathematics, Materialism, Gangs, Family Dynamics, His Criminal History, etc… You name it, it’s damn near in there! LOL!
NOW HERE’S THE THING, because Abu Shahid has various monikers (Attributes) he approaches these subject matters from various angles! You can tell when he’s spittin slick-ass Street Math like The Tumtanger, sitting there dropping laid back jewels like El Shabazz Amiz Allah, asserting his Title of Malik Abu; the self-proclaimed Elder of The NGE, jokin around like Ole’ Jelly Roll John Charles or building from his ‘The Lambs Book of Life’ Surahs as Brotha John 37X! In reading The Naked Truth, it’s an enjoyable experience to get acquainted with these -and various other- monikers (Attributes) of the God. -smile- Another thing I recognized in the Book was Abu’s consistent use of NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Nomenclature. Those of you who haven’t been in ‘The Rooms’ of NA or don’t personally know of someone who’s gone through that, there are certain words, phrase and concepts that are specifically used in the Steps & Traditions of NA. I happen to have a few close Companions who’ve gone through ‘The Rooms’ and I recognized immediately certain buzz words, phrases and concepts Abu uses that are ‘12 Step’ specific. Phrases such as ‘a power greater than myself”, “God of your understanding”, his breakdown of ‘recovery’ and a host of other things are direct manifestations of the NA 12 Step Recovery Program Philosophy. Like I said, I know people who deal with that science of life b.u.t. unfortunately, there are many people who don’t have a clue what the NA 12 Step Philosophy is. Therefore, in reading The Naked Truth, they don’t know when the NA 12 Step Philosophy actually stops and Supreme Mathematics or 120 begins. This is ultimately what some of the Gods/Earths have been critical about, b.u.t. haven’t been able to actually articulate when they’ve read The Naked Truth; some of the ideas expressed in it represent the Steps and Traditions of NA. I’m also unsure if the Author ‘Wakeel’ was/is aware of to what extend the NA 12 Step Philosophy is expressed in The Naked Truth. I personally have no problem with it because I recognize that “some” of the buzz words, phrases and concepts of the NA 12 Step Program are philosophically the same as Supreme Mathematics or 120. B.u.t. for the buzz words, phrases and concepts that are not philosophically the same, I think it would’ve been a good idea to clarify them so people will know the difference between The NGE Teachings and NA 12 Step Philosophy. I also think it’s a good thing for those Gods/Earths who’re critical of The Naked Truth to not condemn the entire Book, b.u.t. simply condemn or clarify their position on some of the things they don’t agree with and still support the Gods Abu & Wakeel’s endeavor! There are things I don’t personally agree with in The Naked Truth too. Shiiiiiiit, there are things I no longer agree with in my own writings today, b.u.t. I’m not throwing the baby out with the damn bath water! LOL! -shakes head-
When it comes to some Gods/Earths denouncing/condemning The Naked Truth, I can cee where they’re coming from; I also distance myself from certain people, places and things that I don’t think are right & exact. I can honestly cee some asshole taking Abu Shahid’s words, “A Power greater than myself” or “I’m for the purity of the race” to the head and being completely misinformed about What We Teach! -shakes head- Like I said, I personally don’t feel a need to denounce the Book. I enjoy it and cee it as a way to spark positive dialogue to help educate people! Also, because Abu is well versed in NA Philosophy, he’d do -and I’m sure he’s done- an amazing job at reaching people who’re in ‘The Rooms’ and helping introduce them to some of the Core Values of The NGE. Hopefully, many of you who’ve read The Naked Truth have already learned something from this Article and are inspired to do some more research on The NA Steps & Traditions (Philosophy), build with Recovering Addicts and even refer The Naked Truth to them! Because I could cee some of these influences right from the door, some of the things Abu Shahid was building about in his Book didn’t offend me. I have a deep respect and appreciation for the God’s angle!
Now, because alot of the NA 12 Steps & Traditions are different The NGE Traditions, many of the NA Steps & Traditions are very similar to certain Religious/Spiritual Concepts. From this perspective, I can cee once reason Wakeel Allah may have been compelled to publish The Naked Truth. This would be no different than a God who has a Muslim background/affinity towards Traditional Islam getting together with Imam Rasul (Hebekha) to write a Book together. My point is that, there are many words, phrases and concepts such as the word that Wakeel and Abu share in common that are Philosophically the same. For example, although as the True and Living God I personally don’t use the NA inspired phrase “A power greater than myself”, this can be interpreted as Philosophically the same as the NOI inspired opening, “All praise is due to Allah who came in the person of Master Fard Muhammad, Lord of all the Worlds…”; the former being used by Abu Shahid and the later by Wakeel. Because Abu has over 18 years clean of dealing with drugs and alcohol, this stance supports Wakeel’s NOI Restrictive Law stance that Gods/Earths shouldn’t deal with drugs and alcohol. I’m mentioning these things to simply show the philosophical parallels. Parallels between ideas Abu Shahid and Wakeel personally “advocates” in order to set the stage for “one common cause” (8/1-14). It must also be noted that The Naked Truth represents this “one common cause” that Abu Shahid and Wakeel advocates; sentiments they both share that are not complete representations of the Collective Body of Gods and Earths. In other words, Abu Shahid simply built about how he cee’s shit based upon philosophical alley-oops Wakeel threw him to slam dunk various ideas that Wakeel himself advocates. Although there were certain things Abu Shaid said that I’m sure Wakeel didn’t agree with, Wakeel never challenged those things, he only supported or encouraged Abu to elaborate on what he also agreed with. Also, because Wakeel knowing didn’t put a disclaimer on The Naked Truth to obviously inform people that ‘This Book represents the sole perspective of Abu Shahid; ‘self proclaimed’ Elder of the Nation of Gods and Earths and does not reflect the Collective Perspective of the Nation of Gods and Earths as a whole”, many Gods/Earths have a problem with Wakeel’s mindset/methodology. Because of this, many Gods/Earths have suggested that Wakeel simply used Abu Shahid’s ‘self proclaimed’ title as "THE" Elder of The Nation of Gods and Earths to rubber stamp his own agenda. In this way, it has also been suggested that Wakeel can use this endeavor -along with his other Books- to further validate himself -and his perspective- as a cookie cutter image of what a God -or Five Percenter- is supposed to be.
So what do many Gods/Earths consider Wakeel’s agenda to be? Ultimately to continue promoting the Ideology and Worldview of a group known as The Allah Team; a Group of Gods from The Nation of Gods and Earths and FOI’s from The Nation of Islam who came together to develop, adhere to and promote a body of synthesized Core Values of The NGE and The NOI. So within The Allah Team there’s a great deal of ambiguity; they advocate various ideas/concepts that are religiously Muslim (The NOI) and other ideas/concepts that are culturally God (The NGE). Although I think it’s good to get together with other people, I also realize that to bring people together with a different Worldview/Orientation -especially a Muslim and a God-, you can only ‘advocate for one common cause’ here or ‘one common cause’ there because there could never exist a fundamental Agreement. You’ll never be able to establish a unified ‘foundation’ unless there is a basic Cosmological Agreement. This Agreement can never be established between a Muslim and a God because from a Muslim’s Cosmological standpoint they are not Allah; they are humans who worship, pray and submit to Allah as a Higher Power (Spirit). From a Gods Cosmological standpoint, there is no Mystery God and the only Higher Power that exists is Self from which all things originate. So when it comes to The Allah Team, the FOI’s (Muslims) will either eventually become Gods or Gods will eventually become Muslims; there is no other way to reconcile these fundamental Cosmological differences; NO WAY. From my perspective, I cee The Allah Team’s Ideology and Worldview as being more Muslim orientated -Cosmologically- then dealing with the science of The Gods and Earths. Now, because these things are transparent to me, there are many others who can’t cee this and that’s where the problem can arise. Like I said, if a person cees/speaks of God in terms as a Power greater than them and another person cees/speaks of themselves as this Great Power, there are only some things they’ll be able to agree on, period. And if they are professing that they “fundamentally” agree, then one person has got to be trying to be like the other! I mention this information about The Allah Team to help those of you understand some of the underling Dynamics and Politics of Allah Team Publishing Inc.; Wakeel’s Company that published The Naked Truth and various other Books (Allah Team Publishing Inc.).
Now just like any book I’ve read, before I refer a Book to somebody sometimes I prep them for it. Unfortunately, people have access to many God/Earth orientated Books and there’s not always an opportunity to prep somebody for it. There also may not be some kind of disclaimer or verbiage on the Book to prep someone before they purchase it. On one hand it’s a good thing because IT WILL spark dialogue and have people asking important questions; I’ve gotten a lot of questions about Da God Mathemanual! On the other hand, we might me manufacturing Frankenstein Monsters and people might be walking around completely uninformed. Either way, I think that we’re growing and elevating and those who’re meant to get the understanding WILL (pun intended). I jokingly -b.u.t. seriously- encouraged people who’ve been critical about The Naked Truth and other God/Earth orientated Books to publish their own Books to correct the mistakes they think Abu Shahid and other Gods/Earths have made, and I think that this is a fair request! On a most personal note, The Naked Truth is the shit to me and I enjoy the Book alot! -smile- I appreciate the God Abu Shahid and value what he has to say; even when it might offend me. LOL! I also want to thank the God Wakeel for putting forth the time, energy and resources to get with Abu to help forge and preserve such valuable document in The NGE’s History. Hopefully this has inspired others to start forging literary Korans of Gods/Earths -young and old- who’re are amongst us. Regardless of what people want to think, “years, months and days” (36/1-40) from now people will have access to Abu Shahids words; not just a sketchy transcription of an Ottisville tape. In time I think some people will grow to realize/appreciate the importance of publishing tangible Koran!
To conclude Today’s Article I want to encourage all of you who haven’t purchased The Naked Truth to do so, b.u.t. before you do, here’s two things to keep in Mind:
1. The words, “’THE’ Elder of The Nation of Gods and Earths” on the cover of The Naked Truth is a -self proclaimed- Title of Abu Shahid. The Nation of Gods and Earths have MANY Gods/Earths who’re considered Elders; some of them self proclaimed, others who’re not self proclaimed. There is NO SINGLE LEADER in The NGE, we’ve all been taught Leadership as a People.
2. The Naked Truth is Abu Shahid’s ‘Naked Truth’ so prepare to be shocked, educated, entertained, and energized from the words the God speaks about his Life! The God is seriously intense b.u.t. also madd funny; he’ll literally have you crying laughing at the way he tells his story! LOL!