Hard Choices of Being Black and Muslim

By Layla Abdullah-Poulos Black Muslims encounter layers of aggression that assail their ability to traverse through society unharassed and with dignity. I was in dire need of safety pins. Although it may seem incredible that a person can be desperate about something like safety pins, I am confident that my Muslim sisters understand the urgency [Read More…]

Muslims Respond to 45’s Law Enforcement EOs

45 signed three law enforcement executive orders that potentially have negative consequences for social justice resistance and marginalized communities. NbA Muslims reached out to American Muslim writers, thinkers, educators and activists to give their initial thoughts about the executive orders and the possible ramifications on individuals and organizations involved in social resistance efforts like BLM, NoDAPL [Read More…]

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Muslims Tweet about #BeingBlackandMuslim

#BeingBlackAndMuslim means being affected by both White and Arab supremacy. — Wayfarer Mama (@WayfarerMama) February 15, 2017 On February 14th, Black Muslims of numerous backgrounds took to Twitter for the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative‘s #BeingBlackandMuslim chat.  This was the 4th year of the Twitter chat, which asked participants to answer six questions: What are the effects [Read More…]

Not another Muslim Christmas Song!

The holiday season in the United States seems to begin earlier every year. This year, people hastily took down their scary Halloween décor and replaced it with happy Christmas ones. Stores, offices, and other establishments pipe a steady stream of holiday songs, and almost everyone purses their lips to let out a constant refrain of [Read More…]

Live Discussion: Black Muslim Resistance Asserting Our Space in the American Ummah

  Black Muslims navigate discrete social intersections of religion, race, and national identity. As a subgroup of American Muslim culture, Black Muslims encompass a spectrum of national experiences, from the enslaved to immigrants. Black Muslims played a vital role in Islam becoming a bona fide American religion and can lay claim to a rich social [Read More…]

False Attack Claims Reveal Muslim Youth Identity Crisis

False claims of anti-Muslim attacks potentially shed skepticism on any report made by  Muslims. The broader society is inclined to ignore issues of racism, xenophobia, and gendered violence, all of which serve as catalysts for such attacks. Instead, there is a demand to have Muslims, especially Muslim women, provide a steady stream of incidents to feed a [Read More…]

NbA Muslims Top Muslim Fiction of 2015

Alhamdulillah, 2015 has been a great year of reads for NbA Muslims.  Project manager, Layla Abdullah-Poulos was able to read a lot of interesting books written by NbA Muslim women writers as well as interact with numerous Muslim authors from various backgrounds. In this video, Abdullah-Poulos shares 5 of her favorite reads 0f 2015! [youtube [Read More…]

NbA Muslims Video Book Review Gets 200+ YouTube Views!

NbA Muslims’ review of The Broken Half by Sahar Abdulaziz has 200+ views! Check out it out! The Broken Half is on sale! Kindle Edition – $2.99 [Read more…]

Muslim Critical Race Theorist Weighs in on Student’s Arrest

Law professor and critical race theorist Khaled Bey provides valuable insight on the incident involving the arrest of Black Muslim student Ahmed Mohamed.  Bey outlines the way the society’s surging Islamophobia, racism, and bullying culture jeopardize the safety Muslim youth. Donning his NASA T-shirt, young Ahmed Mohamed walked into his ninth grade class Monday morning, [Read More…]

Looking at NbA Muslim Women Writers: Areebah’s Dilemma Love or Deen

Areebah’s Dilemma Love or Deen by Karimah Grayson is a romance that follows a Muslim woman who must decide between her faith and the man she loves.  Check out NbA Muslims’ video review! [Read more…]