Category: History

Islamic Education: Reclaiming Our West African Islamic Legacy

In a recent post on her blog Hagar Lives, Dr. Jamillah Karim shares the transcript of a speech she delivered in December 2017 in Atlanta, Ga., at the 7th Annual Shaykh Hassan Cisse Ziyarah, an annual event commemorating the life and work of the late, renowned Senegalese Islamic scholar and […]

Bayyinah Sharrieff: African American Traveler, University of Khartoum Student, Nation of Islam Leader

by Sylvester A. Johnson and Edward E. Curtis IV from The Journal of Africana Religions, vol. 5, no. 1. Reposted with the permission of the editors. This month we are reposting three articles written by Bayyinah Sharrieff, a remarkable convert to the Nation of Islam, for Muhammad Speaks newspaper. These […]

There Was No Black ‘Contribution’ to Islam

This month’s post is an abridged version of Shaykh Muhammad Nizami’s article, “There Was No Black ‘Contribution’ to Islam.” Here, Nizami calls us to consider how the notion that Black Muslims have made a “contribution” to Islam in fact positions them as “fringe associates rather than inherent fellows.” He demonstrates […]

Professor Muhammad Ezzeldeen and the Routes of Black Sunnism in the U.S.

by Akil Fahd In this Facebook Live video stream, Akil Fahd, an independent researcher formerly based in Detroit, Mich., discusses the life of Professor Muhammad Ezzeldeen, founder of prominent Black Sunni organization in the 1940s, the Addeynu Allahe Universal Arabic Association (AAUAA). Professor Ezzeldeen is perhaps the most underappreciated Black […]