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Accepting Black Muslims in Americas Islamic Community

5 Duties US Muslim Community Owe Black Muslims

Immigrant Islam as we know it today would not have existed had it not been for the civil rights movement. By 1965, the Immigration Act was introduced and abolished the then racist quotas and allowed, for the first time, immigration from Asia and Africa. You must know that part of history… if you are an …

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 …

Why Can’t I Marry Whom I Want?

Why Can’t I Marry Whom I Want?

When Muslim youth of different cultural backgrounds become attracted to each other, there are typically at least two reactions from others.

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 …

Black History Month: Black Muslims Preserve Their Legacy

NEW YORK – Every February in the US, African Americans celebrate the challenges and accomplishments of those who came before them with their fellow citizens and the world. Black History Month continues to be integral to the conservation of their identities and heritage. African American Muslim history extends from the enslavement of Muslim Africans and …

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 …

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 …

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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