In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, a time of radical change and reform, the Dar-ul-Islam Movement was founded in 1962 by African American Sunni Muslims in New York City. Throughout its 20-year prominence “The Dar” served as a spiritual and cultural haven for
Despite these dynamics, Sufism continues to be an integral part of orthodox Muslim religious life for those Black American Muslims who embrace it, and a testament to their desire for spiritual fulfillment and transformation. What follows is a brief overview of Black American Muslim engagement
UPDATE 5/31/23: We were recently made aware of a correction needed in our interview with Hisham Aidi. We would like to note that it was not Khalil Muhammad but Aisha al-Adawiya who organized the 2015 event at the Schomburg Center and invited Hisham Aidi and
Sapelo turns 5 this year! In celebration, along with new content, we are republishing some of our most popular content from our first 5 years. Check out this History post from 2015.
By Narjis Nichole Abdul-Majid
O believers, give in charity what is good of the things
This essay is part of The Great Debate: Critical Race Theory and Muslims series. You can read the rest of the series here.
By Kayla Renée Wheeler
In recent years, Islamic Studies scholars and scholars who study Muslims have begun to use critical race theory - which
Sapelo Square and Maydan have collaborated to publish "The Great Debate: Critical Race Theory and Muslims," a series of essays that examine Critical Race Theory through the lens of Black Muslims and Black Muslim communities in the United States. We envisioned this series as both