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Malcolm X


This book is an autobiography about Malcolm X the struggler man in America for black people rights
First of all I would say that it’s an amazing and well written bio I felt and live it I didn’t believe I finished it ,Because it’s one of the books when finish it you want to read more !
The book talks about Malcolm x’s life and his struggles since he was child till he became struggler man
His life is a series of changes , began of street life and end such a most effective person in America , he changed his vision to himself and respect himself as human being that made him in an important position
I will summarize his bio shortly
His dad killed by white people as said because of his thoughts , his mother suffered a lot in a way to raise her 8 children she find difficult insure eating for them and she get supplies from charity , with the time she faced difficulties and start talk to herself , they thought she got crazy and took her to the Mental health facility, divided the children to working in the houses
He spent his youth as street life working many things , he worked as shoeblack and waiter in the rail also worked in the illegal business like selling drugs and theft ect ( as I think he was clever to create some tricks to disguise police) but finally he fell in the hand of police when he was going to take precious watch from Jewish watch repairer which was stolen . the poice capture him because he was holding a shooter
At prison he got to know someone called Elijah Mohammed by messages via his brother and Elijah explain to him about Islam then he started reading books and register in discussion and lessons, he learnt how to talk to the audience from prison ( actually I liked the way he discuss with educated people that shows his wise. He said one day a person call him and asked , what is the university you are graduated from?? He said the university of books !!
(the books was as savior which picked him from ignorance to makes of him great person has his own philosophy)
When he got out of prison was defend for the black people rights and call for separation from white people he was talking by the name of Elijah Mohammed for 12 years he was hating white people and calling them (white devil ) *he said one day after finishing of his lecture a white girl followed him to the place he was sitting and said what white people can do ?? he said nothing !! then she left with cry , he felt regret when he knew the truth of that later * Elijah Mohammed Betrayed him and shut up him of talking to the media for 90 days through this time Malcolm traveled to Mecca and to the east countries he saw how white people and Muslims deal with him , consider him like one of brothers not like black man as American was do , he met many of countries leaders , he also discovered that what Elijah Mohammed was telling him about Islam was not right, and he knew the right Islam in Mecca, when he went to pilgrimage in macca he saw different people from all over the world with different colors , culture and shapes they are all in one place no one call for Racist all are the same and he thought the problem not in white people but in the evil things that some white people do , so when he back to USA he changed his attitude of white people saying that there are many good white people think like human not Racially and he call black people to wake up of sleeping ,to improve their self ,to changed their vision about them self and call white people to say to their community Renounce racism, he Lectured at universities, at public places in many cities also in Africa and do what he was able to change the people , he exposure to danger and know his enemies around and won’t let him live for long and some threatened to kill him , he was being killed at one of his lecture by shooting ( actually I felt sorry of that but may god reward him the paradise for what he was fighting for )
I write here shortly but the details explain everything and I want say something if you want to read this book don’t take it racially,it’s for white and black Also Don’t treat people depending on their colors, shapes or culture we are different to know each other to exchange thoughts as said “don’t judge the book by its cover”
You better look to morals first , their attitude then you can judge them


I would put here some of Malcolm x saying :
* in all our needs the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure

*we cannot thinking of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves

* To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.”

* So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.

* “It”s good to keep wide-open ears and listen to what everybody else has to say, but when you come to make a decision, you have to weigh all of what you”ve heard on its own, and place it where it belongs, and come to a decision for yourself; you”ll never regret it. But if you form the habit of taking what someone else says about a thing without checking it out for yourself, you”ll find that other people will have you hating your friends and loving your enemies.”

* “Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so ‘safe,’ and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure.”

* I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.”

* “I am a Muslim, because it’s a religion that teaches you an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. It teaches you to respect everybody, and treat everybody right. But it also teaches you if someone steps on your toe, chop off their foot. And I carry my religious axe with me all the time.”

From this biography I write some points I should take into account
1-don’t be racial about people wheather was their religions , colors, shapes differ of mine and accept them as I accept any brother or sister , it’s better to learn the good things about their culture and let them know mine as well
2-don’t give anyone more than he / she deserves because being cheated of them is not an easy thing if I love them more and people aren’t infallible of mistakes
3- to improve myself as I can don’t waste my time in something makes me down
4- open my eyes on the truth always and say the truth whatever was even if no one believe because will come the day to shine the truth , also don’t walk with the most when they are wrong it’s a shame
5-don’t tell everything not sure of , searching and reading is the best way to get the answer
6- live for an aim and fight to get it