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Action Items for Solidarity Against the Murder of Black Men and Women

On Friday, May 29th, Imam Jihad Saafir of Islah LA led the discussion, inviting Amir Abdel Malik Ali of the Oakland Islamic Community Center, Umar Hakim of ILM Foundation, Imam Abu Qadir Al-Amin of San Francisco Muslim Community Center, Amir Sundiata Rashid of Lighthouse Mosque, Tariq Ali of Islah LA, Imam Fateen Seifullah of Masjid As-Sabur, Ms. Latifah,  Ismahan Abdullahi of MAS-PACE, and our Executive Director Margari Hill for an online action for George Floyd.  The California Black Muslim leaders shared insight on police brutality, Muslim organizing, and our duty to establish weight with justice. Imam Jihad Saafir outlined actions of solidarity that non-Black Muslims should take during this difficult time.  

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Modifying Silk Ring Theory for Allyship (Medium.com)

by Namira Islam on Medium.com:  ‘How not to say the wrong thing’ applies to solidarity in racial justice work too

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The N-Word

by Margari Hill  And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. Qur’an 49:11

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#BlackInMSA: 10 Recommendations for Muslim Student Organizations

  بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Assalamu Alaikum, “The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever” (Muslim). The Muslim Student Association (MSA) and organizations like it have played a prominent role in the development of Muslim intellectuals, practitioners, and community leaders in North America. However, for decades, Black Muslim Students have noted and expressed feelings of marginalization within the safe spaces that MSAs are supposed to provide for all Muslim students. 

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Organizing Inclusive Events

by Margari Hill Muslim men and women build masajid and Islamic centers where we can worship our Lord, men and women organize events to inspire us, men and women create civil society organizations to serve our social, economic, and political needs, men and women develop institutions to educate our future generations.

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Being A Good Ally

by Margari Hill The standard meaning of allies in English entails individuals or groups joining together for mutual support.

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A Muslim for Ferguson Letter

by Margari Hill To Muslim Organizations and Civil Liberties organizations:

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The Power of Language: After #NotFairandLovely

Changing Thought Patterns Instead of Skintone By Namira Islam, Co-Founder of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) An image of where the hashtag #NotFairandLovely trended on May 7th

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MuslimARC's MEREI Directory

Below is our directory of Muslim Experts on Race, Ethnicity, and Islam (MEREI) for organizations seeking speakers, media outlets requesting interviews, and so on.

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Letter to Imams: Black History Month Khutbah

We need your help contacting different communities across the country. Please reach out to your local imam, and let us know when you do.

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