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Book Preview: 40 Hadith of ‘Aisha by Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight

by Kimberly Harper & Ryan Hilliard For her forthcoming publication Our Mother ‘Aisha: A Collection of 40 Hadith, Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight curated an array of 40 Prophetic narrations (Arabic: arba’in) that adds gravity to the body of modern women’s scholarship in Islam. The timeliness of this publication comes at a […]

Power of the Griot: An Interview With Mohamed Tall

By Vanessa Taylor Drawing on a rich literary and musical heritage, spoken word has become a staple within Black communities. The legacy of spoken word is a continuation of ancestral stories, a genre that sprang from a multitude of inspirational points and it has assisted the creation of many others […]

Profile: Ana Karim — Activist and First Woman Editor of Muhammad Speaks

by Dr. Jamillah Karim  Sister Ana Karim was the first woman editor of the Muhammad Speaks (MS) newspaper. Appointed by Imam W.D. Mohammed in 1975, her story weaves together a legacy of women’s activism in both the Civil Rights Movement and the Nation of Islam (NOI). In particular, her story […]

Mystery of Malcolm X

From Ebony Magazine, September 1964 Today, on the fifty-third anniversary of El Hajj Malik Shabazz’s (Malcolm X’s) martyrdom, we re-present Hans Massaquoi’s article in Ebony covering the short period between his departure from the Nation of Islam in March 1964 and his assassination in 1965. Massaquoi followed Malcolm X across […]