The black Moors of Europe: Part One


AFTER Muhammad’s death, Islam spread throughout central Asia, west Asia and North and Northeast Africa.
Before long, the Muslims multiplied and became a force stronger than the Romans and Greeks in numbers and also in intellect.
After the compilation of Muhammad’s writings into the Quran, they began making copies of it and distributing them along their trade roots.
Seeing that the Muslims were void of fear and guided even after the death of their prophet, many began treasuring literacy specifically to be able to read the empowering message of the Quran.
The trade in books became most profitable.
The Muslims also began searching out other scriptures of old and translating them into Arabic.
Among these books that were translated into Arabic was the Kebra Nagast (Glory of Kings) of Ethiopia which tells about the story of King Solomon of Israel, Queen Makeda of Sheba (Saba) and their son Bayna Lekyam (Menyelek).
The Muslims then summoned leaders and troops from all their regions of influence to fight off the Roman Empire.
Muhammad had prophesied a complete victory against the Romans and so the Muslims were confident.
The leaders of the different regions were called emirs and most of them would first liberate their areas before they jointly liberated Damascus of Syria which the Roman Empire (Byzantine) held as a stronghold.
The Romans fled west because since the coming of the Barbarians, the empire had not been able to fully recover to its former strength.
Any resistance they tried against the Muslims was merely the kicks of a dying horse.
The empire of Byzantine which comprised of the Greeks and the Romans was centered in Turkey since the time of King Constantine.
This is where a remnant of the Byzantine Empire was left in Asia.
Otherwise, the Romans and Greeks could now only be found in modern day southern Europe.
Turkey too would eventually be taken over by the Muslims and its capital city’s name of Constantinople would be changed to Istanbul (In the city).
When Damascus was liberated, it became the centre of the Muslim conquest and there was a central leader called a Caliph who was appointed there.
The Muslims had not only searched out and read books pertaining to the scriptures, but also grasped the fields of science, mathematics, astronomy and history.
Among them came people of numerous professions and this led to the establishment of institutions of higher learning.
These would later be known as universities.
Bagdad in modern day Iraq also had a lot of places where Muslims from all around the world would meet together and exchange books and information.
They centred their beliefs in the oneness of man with Allah and injustice was seen as a very abhorring thing to them.
The Muslims were well connected and their ambition was one, to cleanse the earth of its corruption and emulate the ways of their Creator.
The Holy Books that were left by the prophets were their guides and reminders.
The former Roman province of Hispania (Spain) had been inhabited by the Barbarians (Caucasian whites).
It had originally been the land of the North African blacks who were known as Berbers and the likes of Hannibal and his father had successfully reclaimed it from the Romans.
Now that the Berbers were Muslims and they had such a strong brotherhood with Muslims from all over the world, they decided to regain their long lost territory of Spain.
It is important to note that the Spanish city now known as Barcelona was named after Hannibal, the great black general’s father, Barca.
A North African called Tariq ibn Ziyad went to Damascus to obtain authority from the Umayyad Caliph of that time known as Al-Walid I, to conquer Spain.
Musa bin Nusayr was the Emir of North Africa and he had set Tariq as general of his army.
The words ‘Ibn’ and ‘bin’ stand for ‘son of’ and are derived from the Hebrew word ‘ben’ which can be found in the name Reuben (a son).
Tariq was also aided with 5 000 troops on top of the 7 000 he had mobilised to attack Spain.
On April 29 of 711 CE, Tariq crossed from Morocco into Spain with his army by way of boats.
When they arrived on shore, Tariq instructed them to burn their boats for they were not going to return without conquering the land.
At this time, the leader of the Barbarians of Spain was a Visigoth called Roderic. Roderic was a true Barbarian by nature and is reported to have once raped a Muslim girl-child.
Roderic brought together 100 000 Barbarian troops to fight the black army.
The Muslims fought fearlessly and the Barbarians were vanquished.
On July 19, Roderic was captured and killed during a battle remembered as the battle of Guadalete.
Tariq inherited the military brilliance of his forefathers (Barca &Hannibal).
He split his army into strategic divisions.
A faction that was under a commander called Julian won over the cities of Cordoba, Granada and other places.
Tariq remained at the head of the division which won over Toledo and Guadalajara. Tariq thenceforth became the de facto governor of Hispania (Spain) until the arrival of Musa a year later.
There is a strait now known as Gibraltar between Morocco and Spain.
The original name of this place was Jabal al Tariq which literally meant ‘the mountain of Tariq’.
This was to honour the great expedition which was led successfully by Tariq. Jabal al Tariq was somewhat the limit for the Barbarians and for a long time after that, the whites were not allowed to enter the land of Africa anymore.
In Spain and southern France, the whites were taxed by the Muslims and these taxes that were paid by whites to the black Muslims were known as tariffs.
The word tariff was again derived from the name Tariq.
In England this form of tax that was paid to the black Muslims was called ‘black mail’.
This was the beginning of the Moorish period which would last until 1492.
This is a period of history which has been systematically censored by the white oppressors of our current era.
It is a period of almost 800 years during which the black Muslims of Africa and Asia ruled the known world, including parts of Europe.


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