Marking the Black History Month in this February, Black Muslim communities struggle to identify ways to make a major impact on the lives of African American Muslims.
Bringing African American Muslim leaders together, the Masjid Muhammad of Atlantic City will host the fourth African American Islamic Summit this weekend to strengthen their communities.
This conference is a three-day gathering of national and local leaders, educators, activists, and achievers united by the concern for the future of Islam in the black American community.
Running from February 18-20, this year’s summit is held under the theme “A Covenant of Hearts: Uniting Our People.”
The occasion is planned to consist of multiple onstage panel discussions and lectures.
The focus for this year’s conference is “Addressing Trauma in the Black Muslim Community”, “Empowering the Black Muslim Woman” and the “The Legacy of African-American Muslims”.
It aims to provide a space for African American Muslims to learn, openly discuss issues, and build relationships amongst each other. This gives Black Muslims a much-needed space to feel empowered and safe to discuss issues that directly impact their racial community.
Confirmed speakers include Imam Amin Muhammad, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Shaykha Ieasha Prime, Imam Na’eem Abdullah, Imam Faheem Lea, Imam Dawud Walid, Shaykh AbdulKarim Yahya, Imam Sulaimaan Hamed, Shaykh Hamzah Abdul-Malik and Sister Sabria Mills.