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Clarence 13X, deified as Allah by the Nation of Gods and Earths.

Clarence 13X, born Clarence Jowars Smith (February 22, 1928June 13, 1969) in Danville, Virginia, is the founder of the Nation of Gods and Earths, and is referred to by members of that group as Allah or The Father. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1190x1464, 1235 KB) Summary http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1190x1464, 1235 KB) Summary http://www. ... Apotheosis - the posthumous transformation of a Roman emperor into a god, Theosis - being unified with God in East Orthodox theology of salvation, Assigning divine qualities to any mortal and, usually, worshipping that person as if they were a supernatural being. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Nickname: River City, City of Churches Motto: A World Class Organization Country United States State Virginia County Independent City  - Mayor R. Wayne Williams, Jr. ... The Nation of Gods and Earths, commonly known as the Five Percent Nation or the Five Percenters are an African-American social/religious movement founded in Harlem in the late 1960s by Clarence 13X. Spawned from a combination of teachings of by Malcom X and The Nation of Islam, the...


After serving in the Korean War, Clarence joined the Nation of Islam after learning that his wife became a member of the group. He became a member of Temple Number 7 in Harlem, New York, where Malcolm X was a minister. The 13X indicates that he would have been the 13th person named Clarence to join that temple. Clarence would be well-known there for his martial-arts skills and speaking ability, which lead him to become a member of the Fruit of Islam and a student minister. However, he would begin to question the NOI teachings of Wallace Fard Muhammad, who was believed to be Allah Himself. This was because of the NOI teaching that Allah existed apart from humankind, while the Nation of Islam’s lessons clearly stated that the Blackman [sic] was God, which is against the beliefs of traditional Islam. Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... A man with the logo of Fruit of Islam sell Call of Islam, in 2005. ... Wallace Fard Muhammad (1877-1893? – ?) was a preacher and founder of the Black-nationalist movement the Nation of Islam (NOI), establishing its first mosque in Detroit, Michigan. ... Allah is the Arabic language word for God. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ...


Clarence 13X was reprimanded by the Nation of Islam, eventually excommunicated, and left the organization, changing his name to Allah in 1963. This led him to preach his own version of NOI teachings in the streets of Harlem and, later, other cities, gaining supporters among the youths attracted to his speaking style. Smith used the Nation of Islam's beliefs to teach that any Original Man, Black, brown, or yellow, could become God through living a life of righteousness and that people of other races could similarly become civilized people. Excommunication is religious censure which is used to deprive or suspend membership in a religious community. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


In order to spread his message, he devised systems reminiscent of mystical traditions, which he called the Supreme Mathematics, a series of principles attached to the numbers 0–9; and the Supreme Alphabet, a series of principles associated with the letters of the Roman alphabet. The Supreme Mathematics, in the teachings the Nation of Gods and Earths, is a system of understanding numbers alongside concepts that are used along with the Supreme Alphabet as tools to unlocking the keys to reality and the universe. ... The Supreme Alphabet in the teachings of the Nation of Islam and the Nation of Gods and Earths is a system of interpreting text and finding deeper meaning in the routine by assigning mystical meanings to the letters of the Roman alphabet. ... The Latin alphabet, also called the Roman alphabet, is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world today. ...


Clarence 13X was assassinated in a Harlem housing project in 1969. Following the murder, which remains unsolved to this day, any vestige of hierarchy among Five Percenters disappeared entirely, but his teachings and beliefs were maintained and disseminated by his early students. This is an incomplete list of persons that were assassinated for political and other reasons, and who have individual entries. ... Public housing describes a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ...



Five Percenters teach that Clarence 13X and his teachings, or the Allah's World Manifest as they term it, will live on as long as its message is being spread. The Nation of Gods and Earths, commonly known as the Five Percent Nation or the Five Percenters are an African-American social/religious movement founded in Harlem in the late 1960s by Clarence 13X. Spawned from a combination of teachings of by Malcom X and The Nation of Islam, the...


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The Nation of Gods and Earths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1703 words)
The group was founded by Clarence 13X (Clarence Smith), who was referred to by Five Percenters as "Allah," and was also called "The Father," or "Father Allah." He is given these terms because he originated the teachings that form the foundations of the Five-Percenter movement.
Clarence 13X, a Korean War veteran and martial arts expert, was a member of the Nation of Islam, and for 3 1/2 years from 1960, attended NOI Temple #7 in Harlem, New York, where Malcolm X was a minister.
The murder of Clarence in 1969 remains unsolved, but has been blamed on a number of different culprits ranging from the FBI and the New York Police Department to the Nation of Islam.
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