There was a time when I gave into societal pressures of otherness and saw my marginalization as a sign of my insignificance.
When I first learned about the story of Maryam in the Qur’an, I was empowered by her love, worship, and dedication to God. Her spiritual state made her a knower of God, and Allah elevated her due to her spiritual power.
Tariq Touré is an award winning writer from West Baltimore Maryland. Touré’s poetry and prose has been featured in award winning publications such as, Salon, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Nation Magazine and Sapelo Square. Black Seeds, Toure's debut collection of poetry was the winner
...when I opened the Qur’an for the first time and read, “Praise be to Allah, Lord of all the Worlds” I felt God for the first time.
The struggle for Black Muslims to find books about and for them, by authors who look like them, is one which persists. In light of this, we’ve put together a showcase featuring works by Black Muslim authors published within the last few years.