By David Orantes
At the age of 16 Malcolm was convicted of reckless homicide, a class 2 felony that carries a 3-14 year sentence. While inside he converted to Islam. and after 7 years he is released on good behavior. Now 23 years old, with no diploma, no work history and no place to go, he returns to his childhood home. Malcolm seeks the forgiveness of his Mother, because his crime hurt her more than you can imagine. Muslims are committed to Salat (praying) FIVE times a day to maintain devotion to Allah. Salat is one of the FIVE pillars that form the foundation of this faith along with Shahada (profession of faith), Zakat (charity), Sawm (Fasting) and Hajj (pilgrimage). In the environment where Malcolm grew up this will become increasingly difficult. The streets of Compton have their challenges and distractions, but Malcolm knows that his faith is the only way he can be strong enough to confront his darkest mistake and heal the pain he caused his family.
Jacob Gibson, Hilary Ward, JD Hall, Charles Smith, Sydney Thomas