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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 …

Are Black People Going to Hell According to Islam

Are Black People Going to Hell According to Islam?

Short Answer: Many Arabs are dark complexion themselves such as the people of Sudan. Several of the Prophet’s companions had dark skin as well and one of the most beloved to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was Bilal ibn Rabah (may Allah be pleased with him) who used to call the Adhan (ritual prayer call) and the …

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 …

Producers Create Positive Representation for Black Muslim Children

NEW YORK – The lack of Black Muslim representation in media is a phenomenon that occurs inside and outside of Muslim cultures in the US as well as globally. Muslims across the US seek to diminish cultural erasure that generates phenotypes that depict Muslims as always foreign and rarely Black. In children’s literature, the depictions …

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.

US Muslim Film Festival Promotes Cultural Representation

NEW YORK – Over the years, there has been increasing calls for media representation by members of the United States’ tapestry of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. American Muslims are among those who appreciate, create, and work to promote diversity in the country’s art and artistry. Consuming media void of little to no depictions of a …

Black Muslim

My Experience As a Black British 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 History Month: Bilal's Story Is Just the Start

LONDON – When Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and his companions sat together wondering how to call the masses to congregational prayers, it was Bilal, a freed slave, a Black man, who was granted the honor of calling out the now universally known sound; something so very beautiful, that when sung with musical precision …

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 …

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