By NbA Muslims Staff This year’s The Hijabi Chronicles at New York University featured an array of hip-hop and spoken word performers. NbA Muslims creator and ME, Layla Abdullah-Poulos was invited by organizers to do an authors reading of her work. Layla, who writes under the pseudonym Lyndell Williams, will be releasing her first novel, the much-anticipated interracial romance My Way to You. The novel features Asian American lawyer Simon Young and pro-Black blogger Regina Kent. They are immediately attracted to each other,… Read more

Original Post – About Islam By Layla Abdullah-Poulos   NEW YORK – In the US, Black Muslims and their fellow Black citizens mourned the death of another gunned down by police violence. Stephon Clark, 22, an unarmed African American man, was shot 8 times in the back, neck, arm, shoulder, and armpit, which many consider a contradiction of police account that he was posing a threat at the time of the shooting. Clark’s death is one in a line of… Read more

Original Post Papatia Feauxzar I’m not a scholar but I will try my best to shed some light on the matter with some common sense and personal experience. So, let’s rephrase the question a little bit in order to answer this controversial topic in the ummah. Do you consider the stories your parents and family members told you throughout your life to teach you a morale all lies? Additionally, do you consider the scenarios your teachers gave you in class all… Read more

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

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