This Black History Month, visit the Rabata Cultural Center to meet Mustafa Briggs, speaker and author of the new book Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam!
This educational and empowering night will help us learn about the deep-rooted relationship between Islam and black history, and the legacy of contemporary African Islamic Scholarship.
This event is FREE and open to everyone! Please register as seating is limited at this link: bit.ly/beyondbilalatrcc
Mustafa Briggs is a graduate of Arabic and International Relations from the University of Westminster whose dissertation focused on Arabic Literature and Literacy in West Africa. Mustafa started an MA in Translation at SOAS, the University of London with a specialization in Arabic and Islamic Texts, before going onto al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt to complete another degree in Islamic Studies and Arabic Language. Mustafa has also frequently traveled to Mauritania, Senegal, and The Gambia to benefit from the traditional Islamic scholarship in addition to his formal studies.
Mustafa rose to international acclaim for his ‘Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam’ lecture series which saw him explore and uncover the deep-rooted relationship between Islam and Black History; and the legacy of contemporary African Islamic Scholarship and its role in the International Relations of the Muslim World as well as the vital role Female Scholarship plays in the West African Islamic Tradition, which he presented at over 30 Universities across 3 continents, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Yale.
Mustafa has also been featured on international media such as AlJazeera and Islam Channel to discuss themes such as Islamic History and Blackness and Islam and is currently working on forthcoming translations of Traditional West African Islamic Texts, as well as having now published his first book; Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam.