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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 …

Black

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% …

#BeingBlackAndMuslim - 21 Tweets Everyone Has to Read

Black people have to face a lot of racism and discrimination in our societies, inter-racial as well as within Muslim communities. And then you have people who are black and Muslim, and we often tend to ignore their causes and struggles. Not only do they have to deal with racism and discrimination because they’re black, …

America

"America, We're All Ears…"

Philadelphia, July 4, 1776. Maybe the place and date mean nothing to you, but they represent a big mark on the  history’s records. That was when and where the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America was issued. With a sentence that was called “one of the best-known sentences in the English language,” …

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) …

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 …



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