Blackness and Islam

Blackness and Islam
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: The Croissant Club
Start Date: June 18, 2022 (17:00)
End Date: June 18, 2022 (18:30 BST)
Cost: Free
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The Croissant Club is an international virtual book club that explores Muslim hybrid identities through faith-based mediums.

For the month of June 2022/Dhul Qi’dah 1443H we will be discussing the following book:

‘Blackness and Islam’ by Imam Dawud Walid

Date: Saturday 18 June 2022/ 19 Dhul Qi’dah 1443H

Time: 5-6:30pm UK time

‘Muslims speak of Islam in egalitarian terms: the religion of peace, the religion that seeks to elevate man over his base desires, the religion that does not discriminate based on race and ethnicity. Despite the egalitarian spirit of Islam, the lived reality of many Muslims is very different, and this is most apparent when we observe how Muslims deal with race and ethnicity. Muslims who are Black in the West in particular, have found that while Islam may not discriminate based on race, many Muslims do. To make matters worse, some of those Muslims will delve in to the Islamic tradition to justify their biases and bigotries, seeing no contradiction between their racism and the Islamic ideals. This work seeks to clarify and debunk some traditions which support their racist positions, and presents biographies of early Muslims who were Black. The biographies of these great Muslim personalities shows us how Blackness was a normal part of life for early Muslims, in sharp contradistinction to modern prejudices against Black folks found in some Muslim communities.’

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At The Croissant Club, we run one interactive session a month, where members collectively discuss books, podcasts and movies. These discussions are usually facilitated by 2 co-hosts. All new and old members welcome – come along to our next session below, if interested!

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