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US Museum Turns Muslim Children's Book Into Play - About Islam

US Museum Turns Muslim Children's Book Into Play

The rise of books featuring the lives of Muslim children is on the rise in the US. Across backgrounds, Muslim authors share stories to readers that serve as important representations as well as opportunities to offer narratives from American Muslim perspectives. The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia will be highlighting the Muslim cultures around the …

African American Muslims Celebrate Black History Month - About Islam

African American Muslims Celebrate Black History Month

NASHVILLE – Celebrating the ‘Black History Month’, the 3rd Annual Africana Muslim Conference will be held February 9 at the Muslim American Cultural Center in Nashville, Black Press USA reported. “When African American Month began, people talked about Muhammad Ali. But that was Ali, not Islam. They talked about Malcolm, but that’s Malcolm, a Black …

black companions

Who Are the 7 Black Companions of the Prophet?

Talking about black companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the first name that comes to our minds is Bilal ibn Rabah, the chief of all the people who give adhan, the chief of all of the Mua’dhins. However, this article is not about Bilal (may Allah be pleased with him). This article highlights some of the …

Honoring Bilal - The Black Companion of the Prophet Muhammad

Honoring Bilal - The Black Companion of the Prophet Muhammad

Bilal was the son of an Arab man, Rabah, and a Black princess, Hamamah. They were important members of their community before being taken as slaves to Makkah. There, Bilal was born and grew up as a slave. Because of his intelligence and strength…

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 …

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) …

Muslim Slaves- America’s First Muslims

Muslim Slaves: America’s First Muslims

With the approach of Black History month, rising Islamophobia, and the portrayal of Islam as a religion that is foreign to America, it is important for us to look back at the history of Muslims in this country.


These 5 British Black Muslims Will Inspire You

According todata 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% …

Black History Month: Bilal's Story Is Just the Start - About Islam

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 …

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