Muslim Slaves: America’s First Muslims

The Forgotten History of Islam in Black America 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. The identity of slaves [...]

Reflections on Black History Month

By: Zaid Shakir The African American Muslim Legacy: A History of Courage and Determination Black History Month should be of interest to every Muslim, especially in America. It is estimated that upwards to 20 percent of the Africans enslaved in the Americas were Muslim. In some areas, such as the [...]

African Muslim Slaves in the Americas: An Understudied Presence

Islam's Journey to the New World: The Untold Story of African Muslims Enslaved in America For three hundred and fifty years, Muslim men, women, and children, victims of the general insecurity that the Atlantic slave trade and the politico-religious conflicts in West Africa fostered, were sold in the New [...]

2023-07-14T19:12:38+00:00August 2nd, 2014|Africa, African Americans, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|
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