Month: January 2017

Muslim Ban, Anti-Blackness and African American Muslims

By Layla Abdullah-Poulos Since the signing of 45’s executive order on immigration, American Muslims from numerous backgrounds engaged in multifaceted forms of resistance. The need to amplify and work against the suppressive measures of the executive order discriminately targeting Muslims is obvious. However, recent calls for resistance stirred some tensions […]

Ṭayyib: The Foundation of Ethical Eating & Conscious Consumption

by Imām Dawood Yāsīn ﷽ When I became Muslim in the mid-nineties there were not many halal food options beyond large cities. The options that did exist were very limited, mostly unregulated and the concepts of humane, antibiotic and hormone free were not even considered. However, in a relatively short period […]

Nia and the New Year

by Nazaahah Amin 2016. 2016. 2016. Lawd. Just hearing that number could induce shudders in many. Last year was a year of great loss in our Black Muslim community as we said farewell to many prominent leaders and community members. We also felt a loss of hope as the light […]

Islam, Western Democracy and Imam WD Mohammed pt. 2

 by Salahuddin Muhammad W. D. Mohammed encouraged his companions not only to embrace the best of America’s brand of democracy, but also help make it better. He believed that the best approach is to become a part of the American fabric through civic engagement Keith Ellison, the first Muslim Congressman exemplifies W. […]