Ramadan 1437/2016: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran – Juz’ 5

By Jamillah Karim I take pride in the fact that the Qur’an has a chapter titled “Women” (an-Nisa’). Demonstrating the Qur’an’s attention to women, this chapter is where I begin when making the case for women’s liberation in the Qur’an. Ironically, though, in this chapter are some of the Qur’an’s […]

Ramadan 1437/2016: Black Muslims Reflect on the Qu’ran – Juz’ 4

By Mecca Donna And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful. 3:104 Each day in school as a child, I was taught to pledge alliance to the flag […]

Ramadan 1437/2016: Black Muslims Reflect on the Qur’an – Juz’ 3

By Dr. Rudolph Ware The African Qurʾān PART II: Fighting Pride & Intolerance (See Part I Here) “There is no compulsion in religion, right-guidance is distinct from error.”(Qurʾān 2:256) Many Muslims these days love forcing their beliefs down others throats, and then assigning them to the Hellfire when they reject […]

The African Qurʾān: Ramadan Remedies for Racial and Religious Intolerance

by Dr. Rudolph B. Ware —“We tell you the best tales in what We have revealed to you of this Qurʾān ”— Qurʾān , Sura Yusuf, 12:3 “The night of my Ascent, I saw Moses who was a tall, brown-skinned, kinky-haired man.” Authentic Saying of the Prophet, Saḥīḥ Bukhāri, 462 […]