Category: Religion

“The Brutha Graduated from Azhar”: The Black Ḥāfiẓ in American Muslim Communities

﷽ by Ryan Hilliard Like many of us on June 10, 2016, I watched the livestream of the memorial service for our late hero Muhammad Ali [may God ﷻ have mercy on him] with bittersweetness. I knew that many celebrities and well-known personalities would attend to tearfully celebrate his life […]

Ṭayyib: The Foundation of Ethical Eating & Conscious Consumption

by Imām Dawood Yāsīn ﷽ When I became Muslim in the mid-nineties there were not many halal food options beyond large cities. The options that did exist were very limited, mostly unregulated and the concepts of humane, antibiotic and hormone free were not even considered. However, in a relatively short period […]

The Blessed Mawlid

by Imām Zaid Shākir ﷽ One of the most blessed events in the history of humanity was the birth of the beloved Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ on the 12th of Rabī’ al-Awwal. The gravity of this day is associated with the magnitude of the one born during it. The following narration […]

Of Silence, Shuyūkh, and Black Suffering

By Yūsuf ‘Abdul-Jāmi’ (Jimmie Jones) ﷽ “Verily, tyrannical rulers will come after me and whoever affirms their lies and supports their oppression has nothing to do with me and I have nothing to do with him, and he will not drink with me at the fountain in Paradise. Whoever does […]