Month: December 2016

The Blessed Mawlid

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. The following narration […]

To Be Muslim And Cool

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 Hop guided Islam’s pathway into […]

Islam, Western Democracy and Imam WD Mohammed

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 positive attributes. The fear […]

A Bandung Conference In Harlem: The Meaning Of Castro’s Visit Uptown

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 in Harlem demonstrates, people […]