In March 1964, Malcolm X leaves the Nation of Islam and makes is hajj, the journey to Mecca. Here he sheds his questionable name for another name, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. Starting here ought to be the Malcolm we recollect, not the broken and controlled Malcolm that is displayed by the media that encourages the normal recognition in the public eye. His hajj is the place he changes his point of view on whites and prejudice totally.
Here is a selection of a letter El Hajj Malik El Shabazz expounded on his Hajj encounter. Perusers of this letter can learn as Malcolm X did, that we are altogether loaded with preference, and that it is honorable to fabricate scaffolds of participation rather than dividers of isolation.
“Amid the previous eleven days here in the Muslim world, I have eaten from a similar plate, tipsy from a similar glass and dozed in a similar bed (or on a similar carpet)- while appealing to a similar God with kindred Muslims, whose eyes were the bluest of the blue, whose hair was the blondest of light, and whose skin was the whitest of white.
What’s more, in the words and in the activities and in the deeds of the “white” Muslims, I felt a similar truthfulness that I felt among the dark African Muslims of Nigeria, Sudan and Ghana. We are really all the same-siblings. All acclaim is because of Allah, the Lord of the universes.” (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz-1964)