Month: March 2018

Muslims and Jazz in 1953

From Ebony Magazine, April 1953 Today’s post is from an Ebony Magazine article published in 1953 that explored the growing popularity of Islam among Black American jazz artists. The article provides a window into the important connection between jazz and the spread of Islam among […]

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When Shari’a Doesn’t Cover the Rent: The Hajar Paradigm as the Norm for Muslim Women in America

by Kimberly Harper & Ryan Hilliard What happens when a woman “is isolated from the network which had carried the promise of provision, protection and care”? How many of our muslimahs today find themselves in similar situations and must transition into the role of sole […]

To Muslims Who Do Not Say, Salaam

As the American Ummah continues to unpack the intersections of identity, otherness, and faith, it seems fitting to bring back Aisha Sharif’s interview and poem “To Muslims Who Do Not Say, Salaam.”  To Muslims Who Do Not Say, Salaam All your life, you’ve tried to […]

Hijab and the Policing of Black Women and Girls: Black Muslims Respond

By Nisa Muhammad On February 1, 2018, World Hijab Day was observed and encountered opposition from an unlikely source. A number of Black Muslims were taken aback on February 13, when 10 feminist faculty members of Spelman College released a letter expressing their concerns with […]