Make it Plain: The Truth about the Muslims Called Bilalians

Sultaan Abdul Hamed. Founder's Day at Mohammed Schools of Atlanta (K-12). Dressed as Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, for which the high school is named.

By Precious Rasheeda Muhammad and Guest Co-Author Mahasin Abuwi Aleem* We read a well-meaning article recently, by Chaplain Bilal Ansari, which misrepresented the history of the American Muslim community that once referred to themselves as “Bilalians.” We co-authored this piece to correct the most problematic inaccuracies. Going forward, we will also be co-curating a documentary [Read More...]

A Muslim in a New York State of Mind—Part 3

New York Times, December 11, 1893

Muslim History Detective’s log, 06/3/13 At 11 A.M. on Sunday, December 10, 1893, the adhan (Muslim call to prayer), heard throughout the world wherever praying Muslims are found, could be heard three stories above New York City’s famed Union Square. This was the same call, which, by the appointment of the Prophet Muhammad, had first [Read More...]


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