The Muslim Atlantic isn’t a fixed thing: It’s what we make it. In this IGTV film, presenter Nadir Nahdi explores the different lived experiences of American and British Muslims and how these are part of making the Muslim Atlantic.
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This special edition of Listening While Muslim unleashes the aural power of the Muslim Atlantic and explores the threads of sounds, words, and rhythms that tie cultures and peoples together. Be ready to be surprised – when you listen like a Muslim, it’s easy to hear the familiar like you never have before. Muneera Pilgrim joins Rasul Miller as they take us on a sonic soul journey to uncover what it means to live Muslim on both sides of the Atlantic. Presented by Asad Ali Jafri and Abdul-Rehman Malik.
How do Muslim communities in the United States and the [...]
This recorded webinar explores how Muslim communities on both sides [...]
This issue of Critical Muslim explores the idea of a ‘Muslim Atlantic’ by looking at transatlantic connections between Muslim communities in the US and the UK. It features essays, photography, drama, and more from Muneera Williams, Aina Khan, Rasul Miller, Abdul-Rehman Malik, Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, and Sohail Daulatzai, among others.
‘Living the Muslim Atlantic: Race, Gender, and the Politics of [...]
The second Muslim Atlantic workshop sessions were held at the British Islam Conference in London, in February 2020. These sessions focused on debates about 'race and securitization in the Muslim Atlantic' centering discussions on the current contexts of the Muslim Atlantic in the Trump/Johnson era, historical lineages traced from Malcolm X, and how policy is shaped in these securitized transatlantic contexts.
This roundtable discussion on The Maydan considers counterterrorism policies in Britain and the United States in transatlantic perspective. The UK Prevent strategy, American CVE strategy, and the wider environment of securitization of which they are part are debated by a panel of experts. The roundtable brings together two experts who have worked primarily in the US, Zareena Grewal and Shirin Khan, and two who have worked primarily in the UK, Narzanin Massoumi and Sadek Hamid and considers a range of issues such as the appropriateness of using the label ‘terrorism’.
In this interview with Religion & Diplomacy editor Judd Birdsall, [...]
The Duke Islamic Studies Center is hosting a conference on ‘The Black Muslim Atlantic’ whose purpose is to honor the Black Muslim community in North Carolina and beyond, its culture, literature, history, and legacy from slavery until the present.
Taking its name from a Black American folk song on finding the North Star, this magazine provides a space where ‘Black Muslims can articulate their experiences, passions, and selves outside of appeals to authority or dogma‘.
How is the agricultural and culinary heritage of Muslim North Africa, Iberia, and the Levant reflected in what gets grown and eaten in North America?
A quarterly publication of ideas and issues showcasing ground-breaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world.
With female-led mosques coming under great contention over that last few year, Amaliah Writes recounts her experiences as a Muslim who is part of the Inclusive Mosque Initiative.
25 years on from its publication, Sindre Bangstad revisits Paul Gilroy’s seminal work, ‘The Black Atlantic‘.
Malcolm X is a powerful optic through which to understand America's post-war ascendance and expansion into the Middle East.
‘Mapping the Muslim Atlantic’ — the first report from this project — provides an overview of key links formed between US and UK Muslims, including networks of various Islamic traditions first built in the 1950s and 60s as well as more recent networks of political solidarity and professional ties. The report identifies three core themes in contemporary transatlantic Muslim discourse, namely gender, race, and the securitization of Islam and Muslim communities. We consider how the terms of these discussions differ on both sides of the Atlantic and key points of convergence and divergence.
The LOC’s African and Middle East division chief discusses the recently established Omar Ibn Said digital collection.
Muslims came to America more than a century before Protestants, and in great numbers. How was their history forgotten?
…excerpted from Peter Lamborn Wilson’s Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European Renegades (Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia, 2003).
Just before his assassination, the radical black activist took part in a debate at Oxford. Tariq Ali recalls their meeting, which left him in a state of shock – and is now the subject of a TV show
The Black Muslim Atlantic, African American Muslims and The Single Story — a Patheos article on the Muslim Anti Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC)
Aysha Khan in Religion News: New play ‘American Griot’ explores blues music’s Muslim and African roots
“Though our bodies were broken, we found that our spirits lived on in music,” Mamadou declared in the play. “From the griot tradition, to the blues, to jazz, to something called rock ‘n’ roll eventually.”
Everyday Muslim is a long-term project to create a central archive of Muslim lives, arts, education and cultures from across the UK.
Part of the Muslims In America: A New Generation—“Black Muslims in America are reclaiming and highlighting their traditions. In Los Angeles, Jihad Saafir is converting his father's storefront mosque into a vibrant community center and school”.
Britain's black Muslims: Ignored, discriminated and resisting. Mostly of African or Caribbean background, black Muslims are raising awareness of the centrality of blackness to Islam.
Lineup for the annual Greenbelt Festival in Boughton House, United Kingdom, an originally Christian festival, now features performers from an array of faith backgrounds.
Nick Leach in The National: British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme sheds new light on the history of Africa and Islam
Beyond Timbuktu: Preserving the Manuscripts of Djenne, Mali is a new initiative from the British Library's Endangered Archives Programme