Month: February 2017

(Profile) Centering Black Narrative: An Interview with Imam Dawud Walid

By Dawud Walid & Will Caldwell We interviewed Imam Dawud Walid about a new book he co-authored with Ahmad Mubarak, Centering Black Narrative: Black Muslim Nobles among the Early Pious Muslims. The book profiles various dark-skinned companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ who, today, would would be perceived as “black.” The authors […]

(Profile) The Black Messiah: Makandal, First Imam of the New World

By Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes “…but We eternally will to bestow favor upon those who were oppressed in the land, making them leaders (imams), making them inheritors, establishing them in the land with power, and through them showing Pharaoh, Haman, and their armies from the oppressed the very thing they feared.”  ~ […]

“The Brutha Graduated from Azhar”: The Black Ḥāfiẓ in American Muslim Communities

﷽ by Ryan Hilliard Like many of us on June 10, 2016, I watched the livestream of the memorial service for our late hero Muhammad Ali [may God ﷻ have mercy on him] with bittersweetness. I knew that many celebrities and well-known personalities would attend to tearfully celebrate his life […]

In Honor of Malcolm X

“Do not suppose that those killed in the Path of God are dead. Indeed not! They are alive, in the very presence of their Sustainer well provided for.”  (Qur’an 3:169) Fifty-Two years ago today, Malcolm X, also known as Al Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was assasinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, […]