There Was No Black ‘Contribution’ to Islam

This month’s post is an abridged version of Shaykh Muhammad Nizami’s article, “There Was No Black ‘Contribution’ to Islam.” Here, Nizami calls us to consider how the notion that Black Muslims have made a “contribution” to Islam in fact positions them as “fringe associates rather than inherent fellows.” He demonstrates […]

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 […]

It’s “Been” Cool to Cover: Why Ayana Ife Matters

By Kayla Wheeler, Ph.D. Salt Lake City-based modest fashion designer, Ayana Ife, made history this year as the first Muslim female contestant on Project Runway to make it to New York Fashion Week, where she placed second. Although Ayana is the first Muslim woman finalist, two other women helped pave […]

The Relevance of Black American Muslim Thought

As Islam and Muslims find their way into the news more and more, Black Muslims are becoming few and far between in these discussions. Maurice Hines asked in a recent Sapelo Square article, “What Happened to Our Big Brother?” Where are the Black Muslim intellectuals? Where are the Black Muslim […]