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

March 1, 2019

NbA Muslims The Black Muslim Authors event at New York University was a successful endeavor to develop an appreciation for the dynamic Black Muslim authorship and encourage writers to engage in storytelling to control the narrative about American Muslim culture. The event included speeches from author Umm Juwayriyah, Imam Al-Amin Latif of the NY Majlis Ashura, writer and producer Khalil Ismail and Sheikh Suhaib Webb of the Islamic Center at NYU. The speakers complemented each other in talking to attendees... Read more

February 28, 2019

Original Post: About Islam NEW YORK – #BlackMuslimReads continues to highlight the literary works of Black Muslim authors. During Black History Month, Muslims used the hashtag to bring attention to the rich expanse of books written by Black Muslims. Organized by NbA Muslims, authors Umm Juwayriyah, Habeeb Akande, Ameenah Muhammad-Diggins, Robyn Abdusamad, Sakeena Rashid and Khadijah Abdulhaqq serve as hosts of the month-long campaign, encouraging a greater appreciation for Black Muslim-authored fiction and nonfiction. Read more – 466 more words Read more

February 17, 2019

By NbA Muslims Staff Black Glue Podcast host, Tariq El-Amin interviewed NbA Muslims founder and managing editor, Layla Abdullah-Poulos about her new interracial romance novel, My Way to You. Layla writes a variety of romance under the pen name Lyndell Williams. She’s written published short stories featuring Muslim and non-Muslim characters. My Way to You tells the story of Asian American lawyer, Simon Young and African American social justice blogger, Regina Kent. The book premiered on four Amazon Best Sellers lists in... Read more

February 1, 2019

Save the Date Black Muslim Authors: On the tradition of Storytelling, Literature, Representation, & Faith will be an event in honor of Black History Month (February 2019), hosted by a NbA Muslims,  Muslim Girls Read, the Muslim Anti-racism Collaborative and the Islamic Center of New York University. The event will be a celebration of Black Muslim authors’ contributions to the African American literary canon and their roles in building a faith-based community of authorship that fosters literary diversity and inclusion.... Read more

January 1, 2019

NbA Muslims Muslims are out there producing some fantastic writing in fiction and nonfiction. Authors, contributors, bloggers and academics continue to assert powerful voices in popular culture, and they have their eyes on 2019. We asked Muslim writers and authors across genres and backgrounds to share their 2019 Writing Goals. Sakeena Rasheed Founder – Muslim Writers and Publishers   My writing goals for the new year: In 2017 I participated in NANOWRIMO. I wrote over 30K words in 30 days.... Read more

December 29, 2018

NbA Muslims Tariq El-Amin of Radio Islam and Layla Abdullah-Poulos spent 2018 engaged in vibrant discussions about books by Muslim authors in an expanding canon of literature as well as in-depth talks about prevailing social issues. Tariq invited Layla to talk about the hashtag #BlackMuslimReads highlighting the works of Black Muslim authors across genres during Black History Month. The hashtag went viral, and NbA Muslims hosted a Twitter Chat with authors. The Radio Islam host then invited the NbA Muslims... Read more

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