All posts by Malikah A. Shabazz

Malikah A. Shabazz is the Arts & Culture Editor for Sapelo Square. She is a Detroit Native-Brooklyn Based Producer and Curator.

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran – Juz’ 14

by Dr. Jamillah Karim If all the sky were paper and all the seas ink, I would not be able to describe the brutality of the slave trade.—W. Bosman, 1701 I read this quote at the entrance of the dungeons of Gorée Island, Senegal, where Africans were held before their […]

Ramadan 1438/2017 – Black Muslims Reflect On The Quran – Juz’ 13

by Abdul Jalil Muhammad Bismillah ar Rahman ir Raheem Alhamdulillah, juz’ 13 is a weighty juz’ that requires sincere reflection while necessitating a profound sense of taqwa. Yaqub (alayhi al-salam) is faced with the daunting, heart-wrenching experience of losing his beloved son Yusuf (alayhi al-salam). To make matters worse, while […]

Ramadan 1438/2017 – Black Muslims Reflect On The Quran – Juz’ 12

by Maurice Hines As we enter into the 10 days of forgiveness, we can find wisdom on how to attain redemption through patience and perseverance in the twelfth juz’ of the Majestic Qur’an. This section of the Qur’an contains most of Surah Hud and the first half of Surah Yusuf […]

Ramadan 1438/2017 – Black Muslims Reflect On The Quran – Juz’ 11

by Giovanni Herran Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim. The mere reflection on the Qur’an universalizes the study of the Qur’an in the sense that, the Qur’an directly counsels every one of us, at our level, for our need, and throughout the flow of our dynamically changing contingencies, our stormy lives, and our capricious […]