Religion

SuadRootRepostEidulFitrEid al-Fitr—It’s a Black Thang, Too

By Su’ad Abdul Khabeer

The black Muslim celebrations I am describing don’t look much like the Hollywood version of our faith. We are part of the African diaspora, with roots in the Caribbean, Latin America and the American South.


SIIASIOn Naming and Defining the Self

By Shaykh Muhammad Shareef

The ability to ‘name’ is the primary function of Adam and constitutes his and his progeny’s distinction and autonomy from the rest of creational realities. If you named yourself, then you defined yourself and established the demarcation of the diameter of your identity, which in turn presaged the circumference of what you will be.


blackamericanmuslim copyThe Relevance of Black American Muslim Thought

By Margari Aziza

In America, there is fierce competition over resources which has led to some voices getting silenced in deciding the agenda for American Muslims. Within mainstream media, the Muslim American experience is about the immigration and assimilation experience. There is little press coverage or interest shown in the media on converts or the multi-generational Black American Muslim families.


darDar 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 movement’s efforts to promote the religious and social remedies of Islam in America. In this excerpt Dr. Ali introduces readers to the socio-political context in which “the DAR” emerged and the first principle which he argues inspired the DAR’s work, Tauhid.

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