Category: Religion

A Search for Truth

By Su’ad Abdul Khabeer Throughout the long history of Islam in the United States, conversion has played an important role — whether it was the forced conversion of enslaved African Muslims to Christianity or later, in the 20th century, the voluntary conversion of their descendants to Islam, also referred to […]

Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center’s “Qur’an in Chains” Was a Word on Liberation

Indeed, Pharaoh exalted himself in the land and made its people into factions, oppressing a sector among them, slaughtering their [newborn] sons and keeping their females alive. Indeed, he was of the corrupters. And We are willing to confer favor upon those who are oppressed in the land and make […]

Seeing Myself in “Ya Husayn” and the Resonance of Ancestral Familiarity

by Su’ad Abdul Khabeer I did not grow up commemorating Muharram. And not for reasons I have read from others; I wasn’t raised to be a Shi’a-hating Sunni nor was my Sunni family sublimating the significance of Karbala. I did not grow up commemorating Muharram as the Exodus either… I […]

Imam Hussain: A Beacon of Justice for Black Lives

by Brother Adibudeen The battle of Karbala and the martyrdom of Imam Hussain ibn Ali in 680 CE is often exclusively viewed as a Shia issue. Every year millions of Shia Muslims remember the events at Karbala that took place on Ashura (the 10th day of Muharram on the Islamic […]