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...]

An African Muslim Prince Goes to Boston in 1828

Abdul Rahman Ibrahima ibn Sori

Muslim History Detective’s log, 2/26/2014 On a jubilant Boston afternoon in August of 1828, David Walker – an African-American merchant, civil rights activist and fierce abolitionist – delivered an intense toast at a banquet in honor of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima ibn Sori, a West-African born Muslim and prince who had been enslaved in the United States [Read More...]

The Qur’an, Trayvon Martin, the Black Pathology Lie and God’s Awesome Creation

A poster being circulated widely via social media

Muslim History Detective’s log, 07/17/13 Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month in the Islamic calendar, is the month when the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. In addition to fasting during Ramadan, from sunrise to sunset, Muslims read one thirtieth of the Qur’an each day, so that by the end of Ramadan they [Read More...]


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