5 Powerful Books Exploring Black American Islam’s Untold Stories

Have you ever wondered about the diverse stories and history of Islam among African Americans? This article introduces 5 books that unpack this rich history. Spanning from slavery to the present day, these books reveal the trials and triumphs of Black Americans who found solace, activism, and identity in [...]

2024-01-23T12:29:37+00:00January 23rd, 2024|African Americans|

Reflections of a Convert on Black America, Family, Community, and The Comforts of Islam

Interview By: Melissa Barreto Candice Elam's Journey to Islam Candice Elam, DNP, FNP-C, accepted Islam 19 years ago. Like many converts, her choice meant practicing a new religion, navigating changing family dynamics, and learning how to maintain her own identity in the wider, and often ethnocentric, Muslim communities. This [...]

2023-07-12T06:43:45+00:00August 27th, 2022|African Americans, Converts|

Why All Muslims Should Care About Black History Month

By: Nailah Dean Why Muslims Should Celebrate Black History Month: 3 Reasons There are some widely celebrated holidays in America that Muslims avoid due to their religious connotations, such as Christmas and Easter. Others, such as Thanksgiving or the fourth of July, are more cultural in nature, and thus, [...]

2023-07-12T06:13:13+00:00February 25th, 2021|African Americans, American Muslims|

Character > Color

By: Habeeba Husain How Islam Promoted Equality and Anti-Racism The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born in Arabia at a time of intense tribalism and classism. Groups were very much divided and showed loyalty to their own clans and class, even if that meant overlooking great faults in [...]

2023-07-17T17:20:34+00:00February 20th, 2019|African Americans, Islam|
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