Tag: African American Muslim History
Music is our poetry,
الوحيدون الذين يتحدثون عن الحب هم الوعاظ. لا أحد يهتم بالتعلم إلا المدرسين. The Temptations, an African American Rhythm and Blues group, said the above, in a 1970 song. I still remeber what we were doing when that song came out. In Arabic, it could easily be mistaken as a contextual observation of a medieval…
Have Black American Muslims Lost Their Way? Or Have They Simply Lost Their Will to Survive? Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
So you have Christians talking loud about fatherhood, traditional family, sense of purpose, order, direction in life. While you got Muslims dismissing family, celebrating divorce, talking about the joy of being single and why we need to respect everybody’s views. Church going Christians quote verses from the Bible upholding a wife’s obedience to her husband,…
Respectfully Mr. President; Some American Muslims are not afraid, and we darn sure aren’t worried
When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, I was a fourth grader at Francis D. Pastorious Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pa. We stood outside and sang; ‘we shall overcome’. The second chorus was; ‘we are not afraid’. I wasn’t afraid then, and I sure as heck, aren’t going to start being afraid now.
Tabaqaat al-Amrikiyyeen: Recording History for American Muslim Generations, by Shaykh Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Within the history of American Muslim community there are classes of individuals who have served Islam in a range of religious disciplines; there are imams, scholars, teachers, leaders, khateebs (preachers) and du’aat (missionaries) of Islam.