by Imām Zaid Shākir
One of the most blessed events in the history of humanity was the birth of the beloved Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ on the 12th of Rabī' al-Awwal. The gravity of this day is associated with the magnitude of the one born during it.
Sapelo Square founder and senior editor Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer recently released her long awaited work, Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States. Muslim Cool is an in-depth look into what it means to be Muslim in America and how Hip
by Salahuddin Muhammad
Is Islam compatible with democracy? This is a question we often here in the media but is also asked by Muslims themselves. According to Imam W. D. Mohammed Western democracy is something Muslims living in America should not fear, but engaged because of its
by Garrett Felber
We present the following article on Malcolm X’s iconic meeting in Harlem with Fidel Castro in memory of the latter’s passing earlier this month. Castro’s revolution in Cuba was an inspiration to other third world anticolonial movements around the globe and, as his stay
by Malikah A. Shabazz
The past couple of weeks have been undoubtedly some of the most difficult. With the election of Donald Trump we have seen the reemergence of white supremacy via acts of hate across the nation. Many Muslims fear that they and their families
By Yūsuf 'Abdul-Jāmi' (Jimmie Jones)
“Verily, tyrannical rulers will come after me and whoever affirms their lies and supports their oppression has nothing to do with me and I have nothing to do with him, and he will not drink with me at the fountain in
In the lead up to the presidential election Sapelo Square published a series of short reflections by Black Muslims that considered the themes raised by Malcolm X in his famed speech, "The Ballot or the Bullet."
I recently had a conversation with a close friend who moved to Mexico a few years ago. He reflected that his experience living as an expat had been incredibly enriching, though difficult at times. As a Black