Muslim Cool: The Playlist

December 16, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Su’ad Abdul Khabeer
What does Muslim Cool sound like? What are the rhythms and rhymes that fortify and carry young Muslims forward in the work of challenging anti-Blackness and all forms of inequality?

Muslim women’s dress, a tool of liberation

March 20, 2014 nyupressblog 2

—Jamillah Karim It was in a black feminist/womanist course at Duke when I realized that black Muslim women fit squarely within black women’s tradition of navigating the complex of race, class, and gender struggles. Not,




The First American Muslims

October 14, 2013 nyupressblog 4

—Sylviane A. Diouf This week, 1.2 billion Muslims will celebrate Eid-al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice. Among them will be millions of believers throughout the Americas. While most people think Middle Eastern immigrants brought Islam to these




An introduction to Servants of Allah

October 8, 2013 nyupressblog 0

Today, we have an excerpt from the 15th anniversary edition of Sylviane A. Diouf’s Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, in which Diouf looks back at the changes in the political, religious and social climate