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Surveillance Won’t Stop Southside Chicago Masjid

By Narjis Abdul-Majid Just before sunrise on July 6, 2017, the FBI raided the home of  Masjid Al-Rasul Foundation’s founder, Imam Mujahid Abdul-Karim. He, his wife and children suffered threats and damage to their home as a result of unsubstantiated charges that the Imam is currently addressing with a lawyer. […]

A Book Review of “From the Back of the Bus to the Back of the Camel: Analyzing the Psychology of Toby Muhammad”

by Jamil Muhammad In his new book,  Memphis, Tenn.-based Brother Hameed challenges the state of Black Sunni Islam and contends that many Black Muslims are modern versions of Alex Haley’s ancestor in the highly acclaimed book and television series “Roots.” “Toby Muhammad,” the imaginary composite character named for the tragic […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran—Juz’ 7

By Jamil Muhammad As the Muslim world welcomes Ramadan 1438 during this turbulent and troubled world of 2017, we stand on the threshold of great progress. Despite the fractious and divided relationships among Muslim nations and communities, we, Black Muslims in America, have a vast opportunity awaiting us. In the […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran—Juz’6

by Faatimah Knight Juz’ 6 contains part of Surah al-Nisa and Surah al-Maida (4:148–5:81) Surah al-Nisa The theme of inheritance is woven throughout Surah al-Nisa, the Chapter of the Women. It goes into painstaking detail to instruct Muslims on how to divide their wealth in the inevitable event of their […]