February is Black History month in the US. Islamic history is full of achievements from black Muslims. Here are 7 inspirations black Muslims in history.
The first is Bilal (RA). He began his life as a persecuted slave in Arabia but he became one of Prophet Muhammad’s greatest companions.
Do you know Al-Jahiz? He was a renowned theologian and one of the most important writers in Islamic history.
Have you heard the story of Mansa Musa? He was the 10th king of the African Islamic Mali empire. He is described as richer than anyone could describe.
Yarrow Mamout was a freed Muslim slave who became a landowner in Washington DC in the early 19th Century.
Nana Asma’u was a princess, poet and a teacher. She is revered in Nigeria as an example of education and independence for Muslim women.
Malcolm X was a revolutionary Black civil rights activist in the 1950s and 60s.
Last but not least Muhammad Ali, deemed the greatest boxer of all time.