Al-Quds Day

By Narjis Nichole Abdul-Majid And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (of) those who say: Our Lord! cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, […]


The Many Styles of Muhammad Ali

By Ibrahim Abdul-Matin People involved with boxing like fighters, promoters, trainers, and die-hard long-time fans are fond of the saying: “styles make fights.” Styles are the different ways that boxers use their physical abilities to their advantage in the ring. Some styles perform better against others. Each style has pros […]


Dr. Sulayman Nyang: Philosopher, Sage and Teacher

By Muhammad Fraser-Rahim OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they […]


The African Qurʾān: Ramadan Remedies for Racial and Religious Intolerance

by Dr. Rudolph B. Ware —“We tell you the best tales in what We have revealed to you of this Qurʾān ”— Qurʾān , Sura Yusuf, 12:3 “The night of my Ascent, I saw Moses who was a tall, brown-skinned, kinky-haired man.” Authentic Saying of the Prophet, Saḥīḥ Bukhāri, 462 […]


A Path of Peace (AUDIO)

By Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed Histories cannot be more certain than when [one] who creates the things also narrates them. -Vico Far too often we forget that there was a time when it was illegal for African-Americans to read and write in the United States. Slave narratives were some of the first autobiographies, […]


One Year Later: A Verdict in the Freddie Gray Case

By Donna Auston One year after the horrific death of Freddie Gray many around the world were disappointed with the “Not Guilty” verdict, May 23, on the charges against Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero.  People still want justice.  This not guilty verdict coupled with the mistrial of Officer William Porter has […]

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Hope and Disappointment: My Experience as a DNC Delegate

by Maysa ElSheikh I had a very interesting experience at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) last month. I felt more welcome as a young Muslim woman of color (WoC) than I did as a Senator Bernie Sanders Delegate. Muslims were seen and heard in a variety of positions from speakers […]

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Master Plan (AUDIO)

The Black Muslim experience in the United States told through a unique mix of the smooth and soulful sounds of jazz and hip hop

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Does the Quran Incite Violence?

by Dr. Al Aziz Eddebbarh Sometimes enough is enough of the Islam bashing and after reading recent news articles, especially a March 22, 2016, USA Today column, “The Quran’s Deadly Role in Inspiring Belgian Slaughter” by Nabeel Qureshi, I decided to write a response. Like the article’s author, Nabeel […]


Exhuming the Martyred Memory of Malcolm and Mother Betty: Cultivating a Uniquely American Muslim Ethos by Visiting a Largely Forgotten Burial Site (Part 2)

By Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes In Part 2….. I made my first ziyarah, an Arabic term meaning sacred visitation in Islamic spiritual culture, to Malcolm and Mother Betty the next year. I have had the blessing to travel widely in Muslim lands from Senegal to Singapore since God first expanded my heart […]