Category: Politics

Surveillance Won’t Stop Southside Chicago Masjid

By Narjis Abdul-Majid Just before sunrise on July 6, 2017, the FBI raided the home of  Masjid Al-Rasul Foundation’s founder, Imam Mujahid Abdul-Karim. He, his wife and children suffered threats and damage to their home as a result of unsubstantiated charges that the Imam is currently addressing with a lawyer. […]

A Book Review of “From the Back of the Bus to the Back of the Camel: Analyzing the Psychology of Toby Muhammad”

by Jamil Muhammad In his new book,  Memphis, Tenn.-based Brother Hameed challenges the state of Black Sunni Islam and contends that many Black Muslims are modern versions of Alex Haley’s ancestor in the highly acclaimed book and television series “Roots.” “Toby Muhammad,” the imaginary composite character named for the tragic […]

The Black Power Politics of Malcolm X

By Hakeem Muhammad Throughout his life, Malcolm X’s political and theological views constantly evolved.  However,  several core elements never changed. One was his recognition of white supremacy as a global political system that had to be vehemently opposed.  Malcolm explained, “The economy, the politics, the civil life of America is […]

Reflections on the Women’s March on Washington Part 2

My Body, My Choice!!! By Ieasha Prime My, Body, My Choice! Watching, hijab-clad young women march next to middle-aged white feminists while shouting this phrase sent shock waves through the Muslim community. Some scrambled for answers to questions such as, “Can we say that?” Are our women siding with “them”? […]