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Watch: Living in America as a Black Muslim Woman

Being Black and Muslim is tough; it just feels as if you’re always out of the equation. That’s why Black History Month is not only a reminder for us that we should do better for our Black Muslim brothers and sisters, but also an acknowledgment of their Black excellence. The bias against Black skin and…

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Poem: In Honor of Bilal

The first call to prayer was said 1400 years ago  The first call to prayer was said by Bilal  Once enslaved, now a free Black man  This is his story  You were born into slavery  To a master who worshiped idols   One day you heard of a man  Who taught that every human was equal…

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Native American Heritage Month: Black Native Muslims & Columbus

Ever since I was a toddler, I possessed the blessing of witnessing my Abba’s (Father’s) vivid paintings. What made his art unique is every piece had an organic story affixed to it.   His illustrated stories that stood out the most to me were of my ancestors in North America 100’s of years before Columbus. Canvas filled…


7 Black Muslim Influencers To Follow on Instagram

Black History Month is here! While we should celebrate the many achievements and honours of the Black community — and Black Muslims specifically — throughout the entire year, this specific month gives us a chance to cast a spotlight specifically on them. In a world where Instagram has taken over and our lives revolve around…


Who Were Some of the Black Companions of the Prophet?

Black Muslims have been pivotal in the spread of Islam, both in past and present days. Yet, the knowledge of the everyday Muslim regarding Black history and Islam rarely stretches beyond Bilal ibn Rabah (a key figure in the early age of Islam). The following individuals, present during Islam’s earliest days, were key to the…


White Man Pulls Gun on Black Muslim Teens at McDonald’s

  UPDATE: Eden Prairie police say they have arrested 55-year-old Lloyd Edward Johnson in connection with this incident. Johnson was arrested Wednesday afternoon for second-degree assault, and is being held in Hennepin County Jail.  Four Muslim teenagers, Farida Osman, Jihan Abdullahi, Amal Mohammed, and Zainab Hassan, were left stunned, and terrified Monday evening, when a…


Hey Muslims, Black History Month Doesn’t End Here

As February comes to an end, it’s important to look back on the month and reflect upon what we learned, or unlearned, about Black history, and the biases at play. So let’s start with the origins of Black History Month. In 1926, Carter G. Woodson and the Association for African-American Life and History came up…