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 […]

Karbala: A Brief Spiritual History

by Hope Copeland “Labbayk Ya Husayn! Labbayk Ya Husayn! Labbayk Ya Husayn!” That is the cry often heard from the lovers of the Family of the Prophetic Household (ahl al-bayt) of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him). What does it mean? Why do millions of […]

Muslim Cool Lands in LA

Sapelo Square founder and Editor-In-Chief Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer continued the tour for her amazing work “Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States” stopping in Los Angeles, CA at the University of Southern California. In addition to selected readings from the book and live performances, Dr. […]

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): The Right to Migration —What is the Color of Humanity in the United States?

by Seydi Sarr When the Dream Act, to provide legal status to millions of undocumented youth, was reintroduced in 2009, Congress staunchly refused to consider, review, hear, or act on behalf of millions of children and youth. Born outside of the United States, these minors were brought to this country […]