USING MOTORCYCLES AS A TOOL FOR UNITY.
One question that has been asked a lot, when UMMA was first forming was, What are you guys going to be riding, Camels?. Very funny, very funny. UMMA,s mother chapter was formed in Los Angeles, Ca. with members in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Oakland Ca. and communicating with brothers as far as Atlanta and New York, yes sisters there is a sisters auxiliary, with a sisters voice. and the sisters can be a full motorcycle riding member of UMMA.
How can there be a community without the woman? No one takes credit for starting UMMA. UMMA belongs to Allah. Sure some members were inspired before others to design and wear colors, but we were all inspired by the same creator, Allah. Just like no one can claim founder of Islam. Islam is for the pleasure of Allah, and UMMA is for the pleasure of Allah. We have members that have rode with other clubs such as the Sons of light out of Pasadena/Altadena Ca, the Ruff Riders, New Orleans, Louisiana. Black Sabbath motorcycle club, San Diego, Ca. and the Rising Suns, Monrovia, Ca. So we enjoy and respect all clubs and colors, because there are Muslims in almost every club that we visit or run into.
We ride just like everybody else. WE don’t drink alcohol, eat pork, chase women like we used too, no drugs, no gambling, and we pray 5 times a day. So if you see a biker on his hands and knees praying, don’t trip out. Islam teaches us to respect our family ties, and for those that ride motorcycles, we are family.
The object of club UMMA is to provide an environment oriented for Muslim bikers. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) also rode horses in his time. Today we ride motorcycles. Muslims should be involved in all aspects of society. This club is for Muslims who love to ride motorcycles. The brotherhood of the slab is a wonderful thing and we love all bikers, but to ride with brothers and sisters who have faith in common is truly a beautiful thing. We are active in feeding the homeless, security assistance; toy runs at Eids and celebrations, helping in the community any way that we are able, Allah willing.