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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 …

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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 …

American Muslims

Who Cares About American Muslims of Color?

Nobody Cares? “Nobody cares about Black Muslims except Black Muslims,” the Arab member of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) told me. I was vice president of the MSA at the predominately White university that I attended in America, and I had suggested to the MSA board members (who were all Pakistani and Arab except myself) …

Black Muslim

My Experience As a Black Muslim Woman

Whenever I meet somebody for the first time, I usually know what they are wondering. With a distinctive blend of confusion and inquisitiveness, it is only until that person plucks up the courage to ask the question, that I already know is on their mind, that I am able to satisfy their curiosity. “Where exactly …

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These 5 British Black Muslims Will Inspire You

According to data from the Muslim Council of Britain, the 2011 Census shows that Muslims form 4.8% of the population of England and Wales (there are approximately 77,000 Muslims in Scotland and 3,800 in Northern Ireland). The Muslim population in England and Wales has increased from 1,546,626 in 2001 to 2,706,066 people in 2011 (1,159,440 or 75% …



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