Today I traveled from the ocean side capital city of Dakar, Senegal deeper inland for several hours to a city called Touba. While I was there I had the pleasure of gaining a deeper understanding of the orgin of my middle name “Mbacke’”. Here’s what I found....
Chiek Ahmadou Bamba Khadimou Rasool Mbacke’ (tongue twister 🌪 I know lol) was a real life warrior & a true servant of God. Born in the late 1800’s, he was educated thoroughly in Islamic Law & so entrenched in the Holy Qur’an that he memorized the entire book, word for word & could recite it, on command, reguardless of where you wanted him to begin, (Hafiz, walking Qur’an) he could even recite it backwards. He founded this palace dedicated to worshipping the Creator & grew in power & influence, & respect so much so, that the Europeans (mainly French & English) saw him as a problem and felt they had to get rid of him in order to force there philosophies, religion, & way of living on us like they had did any & thing they came in contact with. He was kidnapped, beat, hog tied & smuggled hundreds of miles away, tortured, & faced w/ death for seven years...he never folded. In 1902 they gave up cuz the ppl wasn’t folding to they lies & pressure so they released him & he came back home to build this Masjid (House of God) which is the biggest one in Senegal 🇸🇳 & several more throughout the country along w/ schools galore, libraries, etc.
Little did I kno but Today he’s celebrated all over the world as an example of staying solid, courage, gaining & spreading the real, keeping it 💯 w/ ya ppl, & standing on God’s Law even when faced w/ death w/out flinching. Even tho he died in 1927, his respect was so up, he was buried in the center of this Masjid you see me in, & the golden/marble barriers you see w/ the black diamonds in em is the only thing standing between me & his tomb.
I walked thru his library, touched his personal items he left behind & saw his legacy w/ my own eyes. I had to come pay my respects over his remains so I sent up prayers for him, me, & everybody back in America that knows me that this message can resonate with.
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