All posts by Faatimah Knight

Ramadan: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran- Juz’ 27

by Sister Islaah Abd’Al-Rahim On the Day you see the believing men and believing women, their light proceeding before them and on their right, [it will be said], “Your good tidings today are [of] gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein you will abide eternally.” That is what is the great […]

The African Qurʾān: Ramadan Remedies for Racial and Religious Intolerance

by Dr. Rudolph B. Ware —“We tell you the best tales in what We have revealed to you of this Qurʾān ”— Qurʾān , Sura Yusuf, 12:3 “The night of my Ascent, I saw Moses who was a tall, brown-skinned, kinky-haired man.” Authentic Saying of the Prophet, Saḥīḥ Bukhāri, 462 […]

Prophet Muhammad and the Skin Color Ethic

By Faatimah Knight A few months ago I posted the following on Facebook: “If you think that an Arab man who lived over a thousand years ago in the middle of the desert had white skin, I invite you to reconsider that.” I somewhat regret writing that post because the Prophet […]

Praising the Prophet: Just a Question of How

The Prophet’s birthday has come and gone, but his benefit remains. There is no debate over whether Prophet Muhammad should be praised; it is clear in what he has said about himself and in what God says about him in the Qur’an, that we are obligated to praise him. The […]