Black Muslim Music

by Amirah Muhammad My first instrument was my voice. Then, in sixth grade, I began learning how to play the trumpet. The trumpet not only introduced me to different music genres, but also to more of the beauty of black music. Black music is a big part of my identity […]

A Book Review of “From the Back of the Bus to the Back of the Camel: Analyzing the Psychology of Toby Muhammad”

by Jamil Muhammad In his new book,  Memphis, Tenn.-based Brother Hameed challenges the state of Black Sunni Islam and contends that many Black Muslims are modern versions of Alex Haley’s ancestor in the highly acclaimed book and television series “Roots.” “Toby Muhammad,” the imaginary composite character named for the tragic […]

Ramadan 1438/2017: Black Muslims Reflect on the Qur’an – Juz’ 30

by Hakeem Muhammad The Future of Islam in Black America The beautiful ayahs of the Qu’ran and the extraordinary stories found within the prophetic biography are designed for each succeeding generation to be able to articulate and evoke the rich tradition of Islam to uplift, galvanize and inspire the oppressed. […]

Ramadan 1438/2017 Black Muslims Reflect on the Qu’ran – Juz’ 29

by Eric Powell  A’udhubillahi min al-Shaytan, al-Rajim. Bismillah, al-Rahman, al-Rahim. (I seek refuge in, with, through and by Allah from the rejected enemy, Satan. In, with, through, and by the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.) He it is Who made the earth subservient to you, so go about […]