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 […]

A Book Review of “From the Back of the Bus to the Back of the Camel: Analyzing the Psychology of Toby Muhammad”

by Jamil Muhammad In his new book,  Memphis, Tenn.-based Brother Hameed challenges the state of Black Sunni Islam and contends that many Black Muslims are modern versions of Alex Haley’s ancestor in the highly acclaimed book and television series “Roots.” “Toby Muhammad,” the imaginary composite character named for the tragic […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Qur’an – Juz’ 30

by Hakeem Muhammad The Future of Islam in Black America The beautiful ayahs of the Qu’ran and the extraordinary stories found within the prophetic biography are designed for each succeeding generation to be able to articulate and evoke the rich tradition of Islam to uplift, galvanize and inspire the oppressed. […]

Ramadan 1438/2017 Black Muslims Reflect on the Qu’ran – Juz’ 29

by Eric Powell  A’udhubillahi min al-Shaytan, al-Rajim. Bismillah, al-Rahman, al-Rahim. (I seek refuge in, with, through and by Allah from the rejected enemy, Satan. In, with, through, and by the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.) He it is Who made the earth subservient to you, so go about […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran—Juz’ 28

by: Dallas Wright Salaams Dallas, You certainly came across the ayat: “O you who have believed, why do you say what you do not do? Great is hatred in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not do.” (61:2–3) Your Creator has asked you to look inward, […]