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It’s “Been” Cool to Cover: Why Ayana Ife Matters

By Kayla Wheeler, Ph.D. Salt Lake City-based modest fashion designer, Ayana Ife, made history this year as the first Muslim female contestant on Project Runway to make it to New York Fashion Week, where she placed second. Although Ayana is the first Muslim woman finalist, two other women helped pave […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Qur’an – Juz’ 30

by Hakeem Muhammad The Future of Islam in Black America The beautiful ayahs of the Qu’ran and the extraordinary stories found within the prophetic biography are designed for each succeeding generation to be able to articulate and evoke the rich tradition of Islam to uplift, galvanize and inspire the oppressed. […]

Ramadan 1438/2017 Black Muslims Reflect on the Qu’ran – Juz’ 29

by Eric Powell  A’udhubillahi min al-Shaytan, al-Rajim. Bismillah, al-Rahman, al-Rahim. (I seek refuge in, with, through and by Allah from the rejected enemy, Satan. In, with, through, and by the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.) He it is Who made the earth subservient to you, so go about […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran – Juz’ 21

by MeccaDonna Juz’ 21 spans portions of Surah al-Ankabut through Surah al-Ahzab (29:46–33:30). Everyone knows that there is no racism in Islam…but let’s be truthful, there are racist people who practice Islam. For centuries racism has plagued humanity. Interestingly enough, stories of racism are included in Islamic history. Some have […]