Category: featured

On Prisoners’ Rights, Black Muslims and Imam Jamil Al-Amin

In celebration of Imam Jamil Al-Amin’s 75th birthday, and in recognition of almost two decades of imprisonment and the ongoing fight for his freedom, we are uplifting two recent works that highlight the work of Black Muslims in Prisoners’ Rights movements and Imam Jamil’s role […]

Sekou Odinga: A Black Muslim Former Political Prisoner in the United States

Today’s post features a short talk by Sekou Odinga about the need to free political prisoners held in the United States. This FRED Talk (Facing Race, Elevating Democracy) was part of a series organized by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. Sekou Odinga […]

Definitions and the Divine Experience

﷽ This month, we invite you to listen to an episode from the  Identity Politics podcast as hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali interview Imam Muhammad Mendes. Imam Mendes touches on several interesting points. In particular, he discusses how the Muslim community defines the terms imam […]

Back to Black: Are Black Muslims the new (old) face of American Islam?

Before the 1960s, the dominant images of U.S. Muslims highlighted in the media and popular culture were Black. Yet, today’s media portrayals overwhelmingly present Muslims as foreign to this land. We invite you to revisit a post written by Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer from August […]