Black American Muslims: History of Fighting Racism & Oppression

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With America on edge after the brutal murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, black American Muslims are standing on the front lines of social justice and reform.


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

From Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali to Keith Ellison and Dawud Walid, Black American Muslims have been fighting for social justice and end of police brutality.

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Here, AboutIslam presents some of Black American Muslims who are leading the fight against racism and oppression.

Dawud Walid

Dawud Walid is currently the Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). He is also a member of the Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) Imams Committee.

Dawud Walid has been one of the key prominent black figures at the forefront of fighting social injustice and racial inequalities in the black community.

Since the recent uprisings against police brutality, Walid has intentionally led his community through digital discussions on several platforms and served as an advisory voice for several Muslim communities.

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