Dar ul-Islam: Principle, Praxis, Movement

By Kamal Hassan Ali The following is an excerpt from the book Dar ul-Islam: Principle, Praxis, Movement by Dr. Kamal Hassan Ali, professor of Ethnic and Gender Studies at Westfield State University. This seminal work by Dr. Kamal Hassan Ali is rooted in his personal involvement with the Dar ul-Islam […]

Paradise is Under Her Feet: Honoring Our Sister’s Sacrifices

Visual Verse [A Poem & Film] By Mustafa Davis and Amir Sulaiman  Film director/photographer, Mustafa Davis and poet/recording artist, Amir Sulaiman teamed up to do an art series entitled, VisualVerse. These are spontaneous mash-up collaborations. Sometimes Mustafa will shoot something and Amir will give his interpretation in verse. Other times, […]

Daughters of the Dust: A Classic in American Cinema

By Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed, Arts & Culture Editor Julie Dash’s film Daughters of the Dust is one of the most visually brilliant films in American cinema. Shot with only natural light, the film feels almost like a documentary, along with having some qualities of ethnography film. Dash’s story beautifully weaves layers […]

The Relevance of Black American Muslim Thought

Over the years, many Black American Muslims have been at the forefront of articulating Islamic thought for the growing American Muslim community. But this seems to have changed as a dominant narrative has taken over.