Despite these dynamics, Sufism continues to be an integral part of orthodox Muslim religious life for those Black American Muslims who embrace it, and a testament to their desire for spiritual fulfillment and transformation. What follows is a brief overview of Black American Muslim engagement
Ahmed Osman, a Sudanese development economist who met Malcolm X in July 1963, would go on to play a critical role in Malcolm X’s life and death — drawing him to Sunni Islam, organizing his hajj to Mecca, and even speaking at his funeral. The
Sapelo turns 5 this year! In celebration, along with new content, we are republishing some of our most popular content from our first 5 years. Check out this Politics post from 2016.