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know thyself naim akbar This remarkable and significant way of getting knowledge and passing it along permits human beings to master their environments and themselves unlike any other form of life. Growing numbers of African-Americans have made pilgrimages to the slave dungeons in West Africa where the captured Africans were retained while waiting to be shipped to America.

The fact that the educational system of European-Americans focuses on die heroes and heroines of European culture is not accidental. The Miseducation of the Negro.

They mean that you must always interact with others from a position of self-reliance. Maulana Karenga and The Teachings of Ptahhotep: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

KNOW THYSELF, by Na’im Akbar, Forward by Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III

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Know Thyself by Na’im Akbar

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Every person learns within the context of their education that they were bom to execute some type of mission towards the advancement of humankind and each person must seek to identify what their mission might be.

If you don’t have it already, you will walk away from this book with a know thyself naim akbar spirit and greater sense of self worth! Know thyself naim akbar of these names make an effort to identify the higher potential that is in the person and to identify the person with a Divine ori- gin.

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Consciousness is a valued human asset and every people seek ways to enhance their knowledge — particularly their self-knowledge. All people engage in educating themselves rhyself a foundation in their unique cultural identity. The educational system for. That special attribute which distinguishes human life from all other forms of life on this planet is the unique ability to acquire knowledge.

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Despite how impressive the dancing dog may appear to the human observer, this dog has been trained away from its nature. It is not accidental that the changing of the names of the Africans who were made 3 Know thyself into slaves was an initial step in the miseducation process.

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It is important for Africans and all people to realize that the earliest recorded civilizations were founded and developed by native African people. Being righteous at the core and fundamentally submissive to the Divine order characterizes the ultimate nature of the human being.

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