Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran—Juz’ 27

Surah al-Rahman and the Gift of Blackness by: Ameer Hasan Loggins Juz’ 27 begins with Surah al-Dhāriyāt (The Winnowing Winds; 51:31) and ends with al-Hadid (The Iron; 57:29). I will focus on the gleaning the gems from Surah al-Rahman Surah al-Rahman (55) is named after one of the most beautiful […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran-Juz’ 1

by Ahmad Mubarak All of the Quran is important and special. The first juz’ being the magnum opus of a dialogue between humanity and God, always had a special place in my heart and no doubt the heart of every believer. It sets the tone for the celestial journey the […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran—Juz’ 26

by Shamar Hemphill The believers are a but a single family: So make peace and reconciliation between your brothers and sisters; and fear Allah, that you may receive Mercy — 49:10 We are in the midst of some of the most vulnerable times as it relates to violence and poverty. […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran—Juz’ 25

by Nina Daoud   Throughout Juz’ 25 (41:47–45:37), a distinct message emerges about humanity’s natural tendency to focus on worldly matters. The juz’ begins with Surah al-Fussilat (Verses Made Clear), which focuses on the truthful and divine nature of the Qur’an while admonishing those who disbelieve as well as those […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran—Juz’ 24

By Relwan Onikoyi It is common knowledge that hardly a Muslim gets through the month of Ramadan without having to rely at least on a bit of patience, more so than one normally does outside of the month. Fulfilling the most minimal fast requires at the least refraining from nourishment […]