Dear Non-Black Muslims: Your Silence is Not Peaceful

Real peace will not come from shutting up about the oppression. It will not come from trying to shut up the oppressed who speak about their condition. And it will never come from refusing to work with the people fighting against that oppression. Islam does not say that the most religious people are the ones who sit on the sidelines and do and say nothing. Our faith and history teach that passivity is not the way to peace. [Read more…]

#WeMustWin – National Call Empowers Muslims to Action for Black Lives

By Layla Abdullah-Poulos A profoundly difficult part of being Black in America is struggling with layers of individual, institutional and cultural racism, the need to fight against them and the added requirement that we articulate and justify our struggles to those outside of it. African American Muslims are members of a culture with multiple venues [Read More…]

Don’t Forget the Disenfranchised – Lets Be a True Community this Ramadan

This is Day 17 of the #30Days30Writers 2016 Ramadan series. By Nia Malika Dixon Ramadan represents many things in our faith, and practices. Some people look forward to the individual spiritual rejuvenation, some love the community aspect of worshiping together. To me, Ramadan means a balance of both. It’s a personal rejuvenation, a spiritual reconnection [Read More…]

To Know Black History is to Know Islamic History

By Hakeem Muhammed True Black history has been obfuscated and replaced with nefarious Eurocentric myths. Africa is portrayed as a place without history: primitive, inferior and impoverished. The noble descendants of Africa are by extension portrayed as incompetent and inconsequential actors in world history. To counter these Eurocentric tall-tells that masquerade as objective history, Carter G. [Read More…]

Black to the Future: A Black History Month Reflection from Margari Aziza Hill

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles and reflections for Black History month. By Margari Aziza Hill Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go. — James Baldwin I was in sixth grade when first learned of Black [Read More…]