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Conversations on Race, Faith & The Next Generation Part 3: Who Owns American Islam?

Posted by Bilal Ansari on Aug 9, 2016 9:11:43 PM

Racial, cultural, and social divideshave been a disturbing reality in Muslim communities throughout the United States, despite the unique diversity of the American Muslim community. At the forefront of this divide are the two largest demographics of American Muslims today: indigenous African-Americans and immigrants. Since the immigration from Muslim lands began in the early 20th century, the complex, and often tense, history between the two sub-communities continues to be a barrier for second1 and third generation American Muslims trying to move the community forward in the 21st century.  Though most may agree on the unity of the community as an ideal, putting it into practice requires an open, and sometimes uncomfortable, discussion.

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Topics: Muslim, Islam, Race, identity, muslim identity, racism

Conversations on Race, Faith & The Next Generation Part 2: Immigrants & the New Racism

Posted by Bilal Ansari on Aug 9, 2016 9:10:24 PM

Racial, cultural, and social divides have been a disturbing reality in Muslim communities throughout the United States, despite the unique diversity of the American Muslim community. At the forefront of this divide are the two largest demographics of American Muslims today: indigenous African-Americans and immigrants. Since the immigration from Muslim lands began in the early 20th century, the complex, and often tense, history between the two sub-communities continues to be a barrier for second1 and third generation American Muslims trying to move the community forward in the 21st century.  Though most may agree on the unity of the community as an ideal, putting it into practice requires an open, and sometimes uncomfortable, discussion.

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Topics: Muslim, Islam, Race, racism

Did Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Predict the Rise of White Supremacy?

Posted by Abdullah bin Hamid Ali on Mar 9, 2016 1:29:51 PM

Mention of “white supremacy” or “white power” often conjure up images of the hate-filled bigoted rants and violent terroristic antics of skinheads and members of the KKK. Seldom do people imagine that an entire system could be built upon the unspoken premise that “whites” are the presumptive beneficiaries of that system, while others are to be dealt with as second and underclass citizens. This in many respects seems to be the case in the United States of America, a country whose founding fathers don’t appear to have seriously considered the possibility of blacks, Native Americans, Chicanos, Chinese, and so many other people classified as “non-white” as ever becoming full citizens. Read More

Topics: Islam, bigotry, prophet muhammad, white supermacy, racism, make america great again, prophet muhammad's predictions, prophet muhammad's knowledge

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