This project is curated by Kayla Renée Wheeler and was inspired by Professor Najeeba Syeed-Miller, #BlackInMSA, and MuslimARC.  The goal of this project is to provide teachers, professors, researchers, journalists, and people interested in learning more about Islam with resources on Black Muslims to promote a more inclusive approach to the study of Islam.  If you would like to contribute to this project, post your recommendations on Twitter using #BlackIslamSyllabus or email Kayla Wheeler at kayla-wheeler@uiowa.edu.  

Black Islam Syllabus (click link)

Syllabus Outline:

  • Islam in Americas
  • Enslaved Africans
  • The Moorish Science Temple of America
  • Nation of Islam
  • Malcolm X
  • Islam on the African Continent
  • Education
  • Identity Formation
  • Black Muslim Women
  • Sexuality and Gender
  • Constructions of Race and anti-Blackness
  • Activism
  • Islamophobia
  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Music
  • Journals, Zines, and Magazines
  • Websites and Blogs
  • Poetry and Spoken Word
  • Performance Art
  • Photography
  • Radio Shows
  • Movies, Documentaries, and Television

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  • Subhanallah. This syllabus is sooo deep and broad and there likely is so much more information to add. Shukran for this resource. My mother is a retired Math teacher who enjoys reading and listening to this history along with leading her local NAACP chapter. As salaamu alaikum, Kalenah Witcher

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