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Ramadan Inside the Life of an African American Muslim Woman

Ramadan Inside the Life of African American Muslim Woman

Saana is an African-American Muslim, born and raised in New York city. She works as a bus driver in Brooklyn. In Ramadan, Saana would stay awake at night to have suhoor (pre-dawn meal). After finishing her meal, she joins her sister in prayer before getting a short nap; it’s few hours till work time! In the …

Sherman Jackson: American Gate for Islamic Thought

WASHINGTON, DC – Sherman A. Jackson, also known as Abdul Hakim Jackson, is an American scholar who changed the way to study Islam. Raised in Philadelphia, the American Muslim Scholar converted to Islam and soon began a deep study of its traditions and laws. He was formerly the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Near Eastern …

Law Enforcement Used as Weapons against Black Muslims

NEW YORK – A surge of videos and news stories about calls to law enforcement on Blacks at various service establishments highlights a stark reality for Black Muslim and non-Muslims in the US. Protests erupted in Philadelphia after the release of a video of the arrest of two Black men at a local Starbucks for …

Black Muslims Mourn Stephon Clark, African-American Convert

NEW YORK – In the US, Black Muslims and their fellow Black citizens have mourned the death of an African-American Muslim convert gunned down by police violence. Stephon Clark, 22 and unarmed, was shot 8 times in the back, neck, arm, shoulder, and armpit, which many consider a contradiction of police account that he was …

Back to the Black: Are Black Muslims the New - Old Face of Islam?

Back to the Black: Are Black Muslims the New-Old Face of Islam?

If you passed the magazine section at your local newsstand or grocery store this month you might have seen two Muslims, actor Mahershala Ali and model Halima Aden, gracing the covers of this month’s GQ and Allure magazines, respectively. This inclusion is notable in light of the Muslim Ban but also because the Muslims featured …

Black Muslim history

A Celebration of Black Muslim History on Twitter

Each year beginning on February 1, an entire month of events are planned nationwide honoring the history and contributions of African Americans. Black History Month first originated as part of an initiative by writer and educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who launched Negro History Week in 1926. Woodson proclaimed that Negro History Week should always occur in …

US Muslims Go Online to #ResistRacism

Amid rising marginalization of Muslims and immigrants, Muslims across the US remain steadfast in their endeavors to resist racism, with many seeing racism and oppression as antithetical to Islamic teachings, towards which they have an obligation to extinguish inside and outside of Muslim communities.

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