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Black History Month Ends... Imams Cherish Black Legacy

Black History Month Ends... Imams Cherish Black Legacy

At the end of the Black History Month, we explore here some insights of Muslim Imams about the occasion. Islam teaches us that there is no room for racism. The diversity of languages and colors of human beings is a sign of Allah’s majesty. It offers us an opportunity to practice humbleness, to cherish equality and to …

The African struggle

The African Struggle: A Look Back and a Look Forward

The African Struggle continues to be thought about around the world by Africans and African descendants. While I have religious and non-religious reasons why I think black heroes deserve the spotlight daily, at the grassroots level,  and that attention on these unsung heroes should not be restricted to a specific month, I know that the …

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 …

Muhammad Ali Embodied The Sunnah

Muhammad Ali was loved by a great many of people. He embodied certain parts of the Sunnah with ease. When he was losing he was still winning. #BlackHistoryMonth.

African Muslims

6 African Muslims Who Brought Islam to America

As a Muslim of West African origin living in the United States, my Muslim-ness is always contested by Europeans, Americans, and even clueless Africans. They ask me questions like: “Are you Muslim?” and “Were you born Muslim?” I get asked these questions a lot by Americans because Islam is something that was made to sound foreign to …

Muhammad Ali: Black Athletes’ Eternal Role Model

KENTUCKY – At a time when Black athletes were sidelined, Muhammad Ali stood as a role model who never wavered, despite nearly going bankrupt and facing the wrath of a good portion of the country. “America didn’t think black Americans had any voice whatsoever,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the famous NBA black Muslim basketballer, told the AP …

Muhammad Ali

A Tribute to the Champ Muhammad Ali

“My name is our most beloved Prophet Muhammad’s.” Muhammad Ali is no doubt a phenomenon that transcends his time, culture, and politics. He is a household name and perhaps the most famous Muslim in the world. He is one of the greatest figures in the history of black Muslims in the US. Even at the height of …

#BeingBlackandMuslim: Celebrating Black History & Looking to The Future

NEW YORK – Black Muslims’ experiences globally present a tapestry of histories, heritage, and achievements. During Black History Month, Black American Muslims engage in numerous events and campaigns to celebrate the legacies and traditions comprising the African American culture, in which they are intrinsically interwoven. The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative is hosting its fifth annual #BeingBlackandMuslim Twitter …

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 …

Black US Muslims Celebrate Literature in #BlackMuslimReads

NEW YORK – As the US marks Black History Month this February, African American Muslims across the country are sharing their best reads as the hashtag #BlackMuslimReads went viral on Twitter. The #BlackMuslimReads Book Giveaway was launched earlier this month by the NbA Muslims blog in partnership with Djarabi Kitabs Publishing and #MuslimGirlsRead. “The giveaway …



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