All posts by nisaislam

Reflections on the Women’s March on Washington Part 1

The dust has settled on the Women’s March and cooler heads may prevail. We asked Ieasha Prime, Executive Director of Barakah, Inc. to explain why she spoke at the Women’s March on Washington. O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, […]

What’s Next for Black American Muslims?

By Imam Dawud Walid Recently, different factors in American society have reenergized or, perhaps, provided more space for Muslims who are the descendants of enslaved Africans to center our concerns as part of the public debate within the broader American Muslim community. We have been involved in celebrating our cultural […]

Islam, Western Democracy and Imam WD Mohammed pt. 2

 by Salahuddin Muhammad W. D. Mohammed encouraged his companions not only to embrace the best of America’s brand of democracy, but also help make it better. He believed that the best approach is to become a part of the American fabric through civic engagement Keith Ellison, the first Muslim Congressman exemplifies W. […]

Losing the Black Banu Hashem

By Kyle Isma’il “America is unique among western major democracies in that…a sizable number of its Muslims are native born converts…We are already a part of America, the Black community has secured that position for us. They are our Banu Hashim in the West…Through carelessness, through callousness, through…almost stupidity…we have […]