Category: Religion

Traversing the Path of Parenthood in Islam

by Dr. Kimberly Harper “We are resilient, we are beautiful. We will unapologetically affirm our humanity.” —Kameelah M. Rashad While continuing to highlight Islamic scholarship in the Black Muslim community in 2018, the Religion section will work to bring Sapelo Square readers stories about the many ways our faith manifests […]

“I Got on My Knees and Cried” One Woman’s Journey from Agnostic to the Nation

In an interview on her blog “We Been Here,” Kiah Glenn sat down with Sister Zewdy X Awalom to give us a picture of Sr. Zewdy’s trajectory from apathy to the embrace of faith through the Nation of Islam (NOI). Sr. Zewdy’s story exemplifies the outcome of Islam’s aim: to cultivate […]

The Black Muslim’s Litany: Why Centering Your Spirituality Might Be The Most Revolutionary Thing You Can Do (Part 1)

by Ryan Hilliard Spirituality is an inextricable aspect of the Black American Muslim experience. It mobilizes souls toward action that impacts one’s relationship with higher planes and affects connections with others in this lower one. Because of its intangible nature, many have devalued spirituality and marginalized it as being ineffective […]

The Black Muslim’s Litany: Why Centering Your Spirituality Might Be The Most Revolutionary Thing You Can Do (Part 2)

by Ryan Hilliard Spirituality is an inextricable aspect of the Black American Muslim experience. It mobilizes souls toward action that impacts one’s relationship with higher planes and affects connections with others in this lower one. Because of its intangible nature, many have devalued spirituality and marginalized it as being ineffective […]