Category: History

Is Islam an Anti-Black Religion?

by Rasul Miller During the twentieth century, Islam and Muslims came to enjoy a largely positive reputation among Black communities throughout the country, particularly in urban centers. This was a byproduct of the increased visibility of Black American Muslims in these communities as various kinds of Islamic religious movements grew […]

The History of African American Sunni Muslims

by Rasul Miller Join our history co-editor, Rasul Miller, this month for a two-part lecture on the history of African American Sunni communities in the United States. This series from Lamppost Productions presents this history as an important and foundational part of the story of Islam in the United States. […]

(Profile) Centering Black Narrative: An Interview with Imam Dawud Walid

By Dawud Walid & Will Caldwell We interviewed Imam Dawud Walid about a new book he co-authored with Ahmad Mubarak, Centering Black Narrative: Black Muslim Nobles among the Early Pious Muslims. The book profiles various dark-skinned companions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ who, today, would would be perceived as “black.” The authors […]

(Profile) The Black Messiah: Makandal, First Imam of the New World

By Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes “…but We eternally will to bestow favor upon those who were oppressed in the land, making them leaders (imams), making them inheritors, establishing them in the land with power, and through them showing Pharaoh, Haman, and their armies from the oppressed the very thing they feared.”  ~ […]