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Wesley Muhammad refuted by Tariq Berry

On April 10, 2013, Wesley Muhammad posted the following on his Facebook page:
Dr. Wesley Muhammad refuted by Tariq Berry (Black Arabia, The Unknown Arabs, Save The True Arabs)

Here, only the first quote matters for our discourse:
Our Brother Tariq Berry uncovered two jewels that are worth pondering:
Abu Abd Allah al-Husayn b. Ali al-Namari (d. 996) opens his work, Al-Mulammi, with this observation:
“Verily Allah created five colors - white, black, red, yellow, and green. He made four of these colors in the Children of Adam - white, black, red, and yellow. He gave the ARABS, the Abyssinians, the Zanj, and those who look like them in general – blackness (al-sawad)…And He gave the Persians, the Romans, the Nabateans, and those who look like them in general - whiteness, redness, and yellowness."

Why does this quote mattter? Simply because Dr. Wesley Muhammad as been making the false claim that the arabic word abyad (meaning "white") actually means "black" when used by Arabs (in Classical Arabic) when describing their skin complexion. Furthermore, Dr. Wesley Muhammad has been claiming that the Persians and Romans, in contrast to the Arabs (at the time of Muhammad ibn Abdullah), were White skinned and usually described with the Arabic word hamra (meaning "red"). Therefore the above quote (in blue) is extremelly problematic since it does contradict Dr. Wesley Muhammad's theory, because "whiteness" (obviously from the arabic root word "abyad") is associated with the Persians and the Romans (along with the Nabateans). So how could one claim that in classical Arabic, the Arabs were described as white (abyad in Arabic) in order to mean "black" when the same people who were supposed to be white (Persians & Romans) were described by a word rooted in "abyad" ?

Let's substantiate Dr. Wesley Muhammad's position on the word Abyad
[source] p.2 of "Abyad and the Black Arabs: Refuting the Would-be Refuters" (Wesley Muhammad, 2011) :

Dr. Wesley Muhammad refuted by Tariq Berry

[source] p.11 of "Abyad and the Black Arabs: Refuting the Would-be Refuters" (Wesley Muhammad, 2011) :

Dr. Wesley Muhammad refuted by Tariq Berry (Black Arabia)

[source] p.10 of "Abyad and the Black Arabs - Some Clarifications" (Wesley Muhammad, 2012) :

Dr. Wesley Muhammad refuted by Tariq Berry (Black Arabia, The Unknown Arabs)

Now let's deal with Wesley's source (and ally), Tariq Berry who shared his finding in October 2012:

Dr. Wesley Muhammad & Tariq Berry (Black Arabia, The Unknown Arabs, Save The True Arabs)

This is from Tariq Berry's message board, of whom he is the Administrator. Later on, the Arabic text was posted on the same thread, then Acknowleged (quoted) by Tariq on Jan. 18, 2013 :

Dr. Wesley Muhammad & Tariq Berry (Black Arabia, The Unknown Arabs)

Here is a close up of the same quote, but I have marked the Arabic word "abyad" in red:

Dr. Wesley Muhammad & Tariq Berry (Black Arabia)

Now compare the Arabic word "abyad" (marked in red) used to describe whites (Persians & Romans)
in Tariq Berry's quoted (therefore approved) quotation, with the same arabic word "abyad" (in the grammatical form "abyadu") used to describe Blacks in Wesley Muhammad's translation:

Black Arabia, The Unknown Arabs, Save The True Arabs

Conclusion:
First of all I had already demonstrated that "abyad" meant "white" back in December 2011 (click here)
Secondly, let me state that I do not (and I never did) claim to be fluent in Arabic.
Thirdly, let me state that Tariq Berry shares the same claim with Welsey Muhammad regarding the word "abyad" (claiming that it means "black"), so this will save anyone from accusing me of misrepresenting both their position, since they are in agreement regarding that word. The title of this article (and the video) is to illustrate that not only I can use Welsey Muhammad's own writting to refute him before, this time I am using his closest ally (in the "abyad means black" campaign) in doing so. Using the title "Wesley Muhammad contradicts himself" has crossed my mind but those unfamiliar with his inconsistencies surely wouldn't have understood surch wording.. Finally, both Dr. Welsey Muhammad & Tariq Berry have been thoroughly refuted in 2011 with 3 articles: Article 1 - Article 2 - Article 3

Shaka-Ndugu-KMT (April 11, 2013)

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