The Prayers of Black Freedom Fighters

The Islam of Black revolutionaries was in full effect during the 1977 courtroom trial of Black Freedom fighter, Assata Shakur.   Instead of accepting her role as the defendant, the Black freedom fighters in the courtroom took the role of the prosecutor seeking to hold the U.S judicial system and the government accountable for its crimes against Black people.[1] Islam was an integral part of this endeavor.   During her trial, Assata Shakur states people throughout the Black community came, interrupted… Read more

Hamza Yusuf: with a shaykh like this who needs Bill O’reilly?

  (Editorial Note:  In this article, Hakeem Muhammad responds to critics of his previous article,”Why Hamza Yusuf Cannot teach Black people Islam.” )   Hamza Yusuf is thoroughly and categorically unqualified to teach Black people Islam. The very fact that many Muslims found my last article,” Why Hamza Yusuf cannot teach Black people Islam,”  to be so controversial only demonstrates how complicit the “American Muslim community” is in anti-blackness and maintaining Black American Muslims in an interpretation of Islam that… Read more

Does your Shaykh Trivialize the Oppression of Black People?

Which statements is out of place in relation to the other? A) Civil rights legislation will never solve our problems. The white liberals are nothing but political hypocrites who use our people as political footballs only to  get bills passed that will increase their own power. ” Malcolm X.  B) Black people did not create the laws in this country[…] The laws that keep them up, keep us down.  You got to begin to understand that brother. ”  Imam Jamil… Read more

Is Your Imam an Uncle Tom?

The Comprehensive Guide to Examine if Your Imam is an Uncle Tom The enormous growth of Islam in black America is a direct product of Muslim leaders who were also black Freedom Fighters vehemently advocating on behalf of the black community and boldly fighting white supremacy.  In the contemporary era, there are Afrocentric “black power” groups touring black communities in the United States in black communities completely untouched by the “mainstream American Muslim establishment”, promoting the idea that Islam is… Read more

Islam Behind Prison Bars

For Black people growing up in America, many frequently find themselves born into violent, poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Systemically enduring struggles of a lackluster school system, the pain of police brutality, gang conflicts, overwhelming poverty stemming from mass unemployment, incarceration and all around desperate social conditions. Psychology depressed hoping to live past eighteen years of age while navigating a life of brutality and profound misery; in the wealthiest nation on earth, they live in utter poverty.  The brain starts rationalizing early death; numb… Read more

Why Hamza Yusuf Can’t Teach Black People Islam!

  Islam spread in Black America, because of Black Muslims who boldly spoke against white supremacy.  Black Muslims worked to raise the self-esteem of ordinary Black folks which had been destroyed in a white supremacist society. Islam, was active in mitigating the social ills of the Black ghetto, from drug addictions, gang violence, poor education, and raising political awareness and consciousness. Today, considered by some to be a leader in the Muslim community “Shaykh” Hamza Yusuf blatantly disrespects the legacy… Read more

Charlottesville: Who Are the True Faces of White Supremacy?

When we talk about white supremacy and white supremacists, if we are to truly make progress in our political analysis, we need to start thinking of governments and politicians, not just “hate groups.” Read more

Black Muslims and Community Engagement.

  “When the police, government and educational systems have abandoned us, The Nation of Islam was always there.  When we’ve needed an economic program, they’ve worked to put one together.  When our role models were being shipped away to American slave camps (aka prisons), the men of The Nation of Islam were the cleanest, sharpest, most articulate and polite men in the entire neighborhood.” Boyce Watkins, an American author, economist, political analyst, and social commentator.    “When I grew up in… Read more

Imam Haron & The Myth of a Post-Apartheid South Africa

On July 18th,   Nelson Mandela Day took place as people from all walks of life celebrated the work of the former political prisoner and Black freedom fighter:Nelson Mandela. Mandela struggled against the apartheid regime, which made life for everyday Black people unbearable. Apartheid South Africa ostracized indigenous populations from power and control of their destinies, confined Blacks to a tiny landmass in desolate homes, barred Blacks from a decent livelihood, established an asymmetrical relationship of exploitation and subservience, and, in… Read more

The Islam of Black Revolutionaries.

” You don’t have a revolution in which you are begging the system of exploitation to integrate you into it.” — Malcolm X The Islam of Black revolutionaries was born from African resistance to the transatlantic slave trade, colonialism, and global white supremacy. The Islam of Black revolutionaries does not concern itself with the white gaze nor appeasing white fears about Islam.   Its primary focus is the liberation, concerns, and aspiration of Black people.  A return to Black revolutionary Islam necessitates… Read more

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