Tag: BLACK

Anatomy of a House Muslim

57 years ago today, Malcolm X delivered a historic speech that would introduce a valuable reality to our collective vocabulary...

Islam reached Africa before Madinah even existed

In this short article, I share some historical notes about Islam’s first connections with Sub-Saharan (i.e. Black) Africa.

The Black Heroes of Islam

"The Black Muslim heroes of old were dignified, involved and an inseparable part of the society's fabric at all levels"

It’s time to address the anti-Blackness in our Mosques

Anti-Blackness exists within our mosques, and Black Muslims are being marginalised at the hands of others in the Muslim community in the UK.

Unscripted #48 | The Righteous Sinner | Boonaa Mohammed

“Islamic films” … ever thought you’d hear those words? Well Canadian storyteller Boonaa Mohammed makes them for fun!

What Have We Learnt From Malcolm X? (Rahimahullah)

In this Face to Face episode, Fahad Ansari discusses some pertinent lessons from the wisdom of Al-Hajj Malik el-Shabbaz, more popularly known as Malcolm X, rahimahullah.

Face to Face: Muslim Integration

ʿAbd Allāh Thomson dispels common myths about Muslims and so-called "integration".

Kanye West should learn about the Islamic uprisings of African slaves

Kanye West stooped to new lows when he suggested that 400 years of slavery was a “choice”

Reflecting on ‘Between the World and Me’

Reflecting on Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates “When I finished reading this book, I realised that I’m still actually quite racist.” These were the words spoken to me by a white doctor of Anthropology who has spent her life defending black men facing the death penalty in the

Education: The Difference Between Freedom & Slavery

Frederick Douglass, the infamous runaway slave who became a strong orator of the abolitionist movement, highlights in his autobiography a moment during his youth when he lived with his master’s brother’s family. Frederick approached the mother of the house, Sophia Auld, and expressed his curiosity of “this mystery of reading,”