Category: Politics

What’s Next for Black American Muslims?

By Imam Dawud Walid Recently, different factors in American society have reenergized or, perhaps, provided more space for Muslims who are the descendants of enslaved Africans to center our concerns as part of the public debate within the broader American Muslim community. We have been involved in celebrating our cultural […]

Where Do We Go From Here?: Action Steps (Livestream)

Sapelo Square closed out Black History Month 2017 with ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Action Steps.’ This dynamic livestream panel was a follow up to Sapelo Square’s post-election discussion ‘Where Do We Go From Here? Black Muslim Political Action.’ Panelists discussed what it means to be Black and Muslim in America under […]

Muslim Ban, Anti-Blackness and African American Muslims

By Layla Abdullah-Poulos Since the signing of 45’s executive order on immigration, American Muslims from numerous backgrounds engaged in multifaceted forms of resistance. The need to amplify and work against the suppressive measures of the executive order discriminately targeting Muslims is obvious. However, recent calls for resistance stirred some tensions […]

Islam, Western Democracy and Imam WD Mohammed

by Salahuddin Muhammad Is Islam compatible with democracy? This is a question we often here in the media but is also asked by Muslims themselves. According to Imam W. D. Mohammed Western democracy is something Muslims living in America should not fear, but engaged because of its positive attributes. The fear […]