May 22, 2019

Emad Rahim is this week’s NbA Muslims-MuslimARC Asian Pacific American Heritage Month featured Muslim doing amazing things. In addition to his work as an educator, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker, the Cambodian-American Muslim author is running for Third District Common Councilor in Syracuse, NY. Rahim’s public office bid demonstrates the increasing venturing of US Muslims into politics to affect positive changes in the lives of all Americans. Rahim was a little boy when he escaped the Killing Fields of Cambodia with… Read more

May 18, 2019

Layla Abdullah-Poulos In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month,  NbA Muslims, in collaboration with the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, will feature Asian American Muslims engaged in progressive work inside and outside of US Muslim communities. This week, we profile entrepreneur Mohamed Geraldez, who is shaking things up in fashion by offering halal menswear. California born and raised, Mohamed Geraldez is an Entrepreneur & Investor in fashion, technology, finance, and food. He has traveled to over 50 countries and by his… Read more

May 12, 2019

Guest Writer – Laura El Alam Ramadan is a blessed month, wherein Muslims around the globe take part in numerous acts of worship and fellowship. Along with the serenity and spirituality the month brings is some observable behaviors one may find among fasters. An important activity in which fasting people engage is suhoor—the morning meal eaten before sunrise. The Prophet Muhammad said, “Eat suhoor, for in suhoor there are blessings.” Every morning, potential fasters rise and behave in ways that range as… Read more

May 8, 2019

  Layla Abdullah-Poulos In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month,  NbA Muslims, in collaboration with the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, will feature Asian American Muslims engaged in progressive work inside and outside of US Muslim communities. Despite inadequate media attention, awareness about the plight of Uyghur Muslims in China continues to grow. the government has imprisoned Muslims in concentration camps and cracked down on obvious forms of worship, including praying, wearing hijab, having a beard, and avoiding pork and alcohol…. Read more

March 27, 2019

  During her historic swearing-in ceremony on Monday, PA state representative, Movita Johnson-Harell became the target of a radical Christian rhetoric by Rep. Stephanie Borowicz during an invocation. In her prayer, Borowicz constantly invoked the name “Jesus,” and praised Donald Trump and his support for the state of Israel. Johnson-Harrell, an African American Muslim woman, said the invocation was, “a political radical statement masked as a prayer. It was offensive to me and my family and my visitors that came… Read more

March 21, 2019

Original Post: Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. To God, we belong and to God, we shall return. On Friday, March 15th, a white supremacist gunman attacked two mosques during jummah congregational prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker killed 50 people and injured dozens. Our prayers are with the victims and survivors of the massacre and all people impacted by hate crimes. We join the many voices expressing solidarity. As an organization dedicated to anti-racism education, we are… Read more

March 19, 2019

Original Post: About Islam African American (AA) Muslims represent the foundational Muslim social group in the country. Their histories cut off by enslavement, AA Muslims rediscovered the faith and made it an American religion. Annually, many American Muslims of varied backgrounds focus on native-born Black American Muslims who continue to make significant societal contributions inside and outside of the American and global Muslim Ummah. Every February attempts to encapsulate AA Muslim heritage into individual successes infinite social spheres prove futile. One… Read more

March 12, 2019

Original Post: About Islam NEW YORK – US Muslims are not immune to the country’s police violence on Black people. On March 18, 2018, African American Muslim Stephon Clark, 22, was killed in Meadowview, Sacramento, California. Police officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet shot an unarmed Clark eight times. Almost one year after the shooting, Sacramento prosecutors announced that the two police officers responsible for Clark’s death would not face charges. “We must recognize that they are often forced to make split-second decisions,” said District… Read more

March 5, 2019

Original Post – About Islam NEW YORK – Black Muslim authors and New Yorkers gathered Sunday, February 24, at the New York University’s Islamic Center to discuss Black Muslim literature in a Black History Month event. The event themed Black Muslim Authors: On the Tradition of Storytelling, Literature, Representation & Faith, is a collaborative effort between NbA Muslims and Muslim Girls read. Meeting together, Black Muslim Authors opened a space for authors and readers to develop an appreciation for literary creations of African American Muslims, the… Read more

March 3, 2019

The Black Glue Podcast offers a space for conversations and commentary on religion, history, politics, sports, literature, culture, and more. During the month of February, host Tariq El-Amin interviewed author Layla Abdullah-Poulos and rapper Seriyus about their artistry and social issues, including relationships, race and masculinity.  He also shared reflections about Black History Month and its impact on society. Ep. 5 Layla Abdullah Poulos: My Way to You Tariq and Layla usually discuss books and social issues. In this podcast episode,… Read more

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