Jordyn Woods mocked for wearing traditional Muslim garments

Jordyn Woods has defended herself from backlash over wearing a traditional abaya. The 22-year-old model was criticized earlier this week after she shared a number of photos of herself at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque while wearing an abaya, which is a garment usually worn by Muslim women in parts of the Middle East. After a follower […]

Black Muslim celebrities who are observing the holy month of Ramadan

Muslims around the world are currently fasting from sunup to sundown in observance of Ramadan, which began Sunday, May 5, and continues through Tuesday, June 4. During daylight hours, Muslims will abstain from consuming food and drink, engaging in sexual activity, and all forms of immoral behavior, including impure or unkind thoughts. In honor of […]

Islam and country music are perfect match for musician Liz Toussaint

Liz Toussaint is an amazingly talented musician who is cut from a different cloth. At first glance, you may expect the vocals of your favorite R&B songstress to come from her. That is not the case. Toussaint has her own sound. She is heavily influenced by her upbringing and country music. We spoke with Toussaint about […]

Ramadan and Black celebrities who follow Islam

Muslims around the world will fast from sunup to sundown every day for an entire month in observance of Ramadan. In honor of the Islamic month, we highlight several Black celebrities who practice the Muslim faith. Hit the flip for more.

Black history: Bilal ibn Rabah, the 1st man to call Muslims to prayer

Many people today do not know the story of Bilal ibn Rabah, a former slave who became one of the most revered men in Islam after the prophet Muhammad. Bilal was the son of an Arab slave and his mother was a captured princess of Ethiopia. Born in 580 AD in Mecca, because of his […]

Min. Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali’s brotherhood shows at final prayers

If you talk to older members of the Nation of Islam, you might hear them referring to the “First Resurrection.” This is the time period when Elijah Muhammad was alive and actively building the Nation of Islam in the United States. These were members of the Nation who personally knew and witnessed Muhammad and his teachings […]

Muhammad Ali paved the way for Black Muslims in sports

Muhammad Ali

As we all look back on the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, it is easy to overlook the impact he had on sports and religion. Prior to Ali becoming the world heavyweight boxing champion after the defeat of Sonny Liston on Feb. 25, 1964, the vast majority of athletes identified with the Christian and […]

Are Christian women the most persecuted religious group?

Recent studies suggest that not only are Christian women the most religious group in the world, but they are also persecuted more than anyone else for their faith. A recent survey conducted by Pew Research Center found that women in general are more religious than men. The study found that 83.4 percent of women worldwide identified with […]

Muhammad Ali takes a swing at Donald Trump

The recent announcement by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump against Muslims entering the United States has caused one notable celebrity to speak out. Boxing legend and humanitarian Muhammad Ali has spoken out against Trump’s bigoted rhetoric. Ali became perhaps the most famous Muslim in America when he changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad […]

Terrorist attack in Mali kills 27, crisis ongoing

For the fourth time in a week, an act of terrorism has taken place. This time the location was in the African country of Mali, a former colony of France. Security officials stated that at least 10 masked terrorists attacked the Radisson Blu Hotel in the capitol city of Bamako. According to witnesses, the terrorists […]

 Donald Trump takes another swipe at Muslims

Just when you think the bigotry of Donald Trump could not get any worse, it does. Trump has been well known for his bloviating statements regarding illegal “aliens” and building a wall along the southern border of the United States. But now he has jumped fully aboard the anti-Islam wagon with his recent appearance on “Fox […]

Ben Carson jumps on the Republican bigot bandwagon

Ben Carson

For the most part, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has avoided major controversy. His political stance follows that of moderate repulicans and rarely deviates from the conservative mood. However, this time Carson has proven that, like Donald Trump, he is an anti-Muslim bigot. Carson stated that Islam, as a religion, is incompatible with the Constitution this […]

Critics continue to question whether Obama is a Christian

It seems that President Barack Obama just can’t get a break from critics despite the excellent job he’s doing as president. Once again it is not his policy that is at issue, it is whether he is a Christian. All of this arises from Obama’s refusal to paint the fight against the Islamic terrorist group ISIS as […]

Black history: Bilal ibn Rabah, the 1st man to call Muslims to prayer

Many people today do not know the story of Bilal ibn Rabah, a former slave who became one of the most revered men in Islam after the prophet Muhammad. It is said that Bilal was the son of an Arab slave and his mother was a captured princess of Ethiopia. Born in 580 AD in […]

ISIS conducts mass beheading of Coptic Christians

The Coptic Church of Egypt is the oldest Christian denomination in the Middle East. Followers are a persecuted minority in Egypt and now they have been targeted by the Islamic terrorist group ISIS. On Sunday, video was released that showed a horrific mass beheading of at least 21 Coptic Christians who worked as day laborers […]

Boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam

The recent attacks by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram are finally starting to get the coverage it deserves in mainstream media. The tragedy has been called by Amnesty International the worst massacre in the history of Nigeria and Boko Haram. The events that unfolded in the town of Baga led to the deaths of […]

Fashion entrepreneur Maranda Yaameen creates custom jewelry at an affordable price

What is your name, the name of your company, and your official title with the company? My name is Maranda Yaameen. The name of my company is ADNARAMFemme. I am the founder, owner and creative director. What is your company’s mission statement? My mottos and mission are *Elevate Your Relevance *Shine Bright Like A Diamond What is […]

Lupe Fiasco discusses the expansion of Islam

Lupe Fiasco has always been very vocal about his religious beliefs, and the Islamic rapper from Chicago held a Twitter Q&A with fans and shared his perspective on the Muslim faith and the exchanges got very interesting, to say the least.