The Black Muslim experience in the United States is intrinsically linked to the tragedies and triumphs of African Americans since before our country was one. By Layla Abdullah-Poulos Black History Month presented Black Muslims across the country opportunities to focus on the extensive historical ties and heritage that merges their faith and race. NbA Muslims, in partnership with Djarabi Kitabs Publications, Muslim Girls Read and the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, hosted #BlackMuslimReads—a month-long event that involved daily highlighting of literature and… Read more

Authors and readers converged on Twitter for the NbA Muslims #BlackMuslimReads Black Muslim History Month chat, which focused on the literary contributions of Black Muslims globally. The chat was a celebration of Black Muslim authorship and the essential roles of nonfiction and fiction in fostering positive identities along intersections of faith and race and demonstrating the importance of Black Muslim experiences in Muslim culture as well as Islamic history. via GIPHY Chat anchors Papatia Feauxzar (@DjarabiKPub) Umm Juwayriyah (@UmmJuwayriyah1 ) Khadijah… Read more

Poet ALKEBULAUN (Arleym Habeeb) presents Black Muslim women a poem for Black History Month. By Layla Abdullah-Poulos African American and Black Muslims have owned Black History Month this year. Multiple endeavors by Black Muslims encourage everyone to appreciate how very totally determinately Blackity, Black, Black, Black Islam is in American culture. African American Muslims served as the stabilizers of Islam in the United States and continue to be a main representative group in American Muslim culture with dynamic identities that demonstrate solid ownership of… Read more

Black Muslims in the US are engaged in a plethora of Black History month endeavors that highlight and honor their heritage. By NbA Muslims African American Muslims represent a culture infusing multiple experiences along intersections of faith, race and national identity. As inheritors of a legacy containing a void stemming from the enslavement of their ancestors, preservation is key to preventing further loss. Twitter Chat The online Black Muslim resource, Sapelo Square is partnering with  Pen America and The M… Read more

Alhamdulillah, the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) hosted another successful #BeingBlackandMuslim Twitter town hall. By Lyndell Williams This year’s town hall focused on the Black Muslim Atlantic-a new initiative launched by, Margari Aziza. The MuslimARC co-founder and managing director explains how the initiative promotes transnational intellectual and artistic exchanges and mutual resistance among Black Muslims globally: The Black Muslim Atlantic is looking at past connections when Muslims from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas shared ideas and produced a unique and transcendent… Read more

  NbA Muslims Staff  The Muslim Anti Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) is hosting their 5th annual #BeingBlackandMuslim Twitter Townhall on 2/13 at 2 pm EST/ 7 pm GMT. Past town halls highlighted numerous topics affecting Black Muslim experiences globally, including: lack of visibility in the media, and being seen as “less Muslim” because of their blackness; reflections on identity, history, politics, & culture; structural discrimination and policies that have marginalized ethnic minorities in Muslim-majority nations worldwide, and raising awareness regarding the harmful… Read more

The movie Bilal: a New Breed of Hero connected with me as a descendant of slaves and inheritor of the Black Muslim Movement in the United States. By Layla Abdullah-Poulos I wanted to have the opportunity to write deeply about Bilal and his sister Ghufairah and draw connections between them and so many lost Black Muslims during the Atlantic Slave Trade as well as parallels of Islam as simultaneously being a means of spiritual enlightenment and personal liberation. Unfortunately, my writing… Read more

2/1 – 2/24 2018  NbA Muslims in partnership with Djarabi Kitabs Publishing and #MuslimGirlsRead is launching the #BlackMuslimReads Book Giveaway. The giveaway will furnish 5 winners with a Fofky’s box full of assorted treats and a book from one of five invited Black Muslim authors. How to Enter. Participants may enter the sweepstakes by: Tweet or post on Instagram the official giveaway pic and share why you like #BlackMuslimReads. Post when you follow one of the authors on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook… Read more

Original Source: Muslim Matters MuslimMatters and Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC)  are partnering this Black History Month to explore the Legacy of Bilal (ra) with the #PowerfOne blog carnival from February 1st- 9th. Muslimmatters, a web magazine, started out as a blog and to commemorate 10 years of existence, we have decided to revisit our roots. Inspired by the US release of Bilal: A New Breed of Hero, our aim is to start a conversation about the power of faith in the oneness of… Read more

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