My Senior Gift Pictorally: To Think About

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: Letter From Mecca

          In one of my classes, we read The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which was a book written by Alex Haley, with the help of Malcolm X AKA El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz—the name he used in closing what now has become known as the "Letter From Mecca." I thought that it would be better for me to give you a link to a copy of the "Letter From Mecca" rather than re-typing the letter in its entirety.

          The letter gives a view of Islam that not many in this country are aware of, partly from "miseducation," apathy towards learning about "other religions," or they mistake the "Nation of Islam" with "Islam" as it is practiced and learned elsewhere in the world. By including this powerful letter hopefully you will decide to learn more about "true Islam" and the religion that changed Malcolm X's perception and his attitude during the last years of his life.

Rest In Peace: Malcolm Little/Malcolm X/ El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, may your legacy and what you stood and fought for continue and live on!

Letter From Mecca

Last Modified: 30 October 2007 EST