Testimonials

MuslimARC’s Anti-Racism 101 training is a fantastic resource that I highly recommend to all MuslimARC members. Even if you have taken anti-racism training before, or are a long-term MuslimARC volunteer, you will likely learn something new from this training. (…) Becoming an effective anti-racist activist starts with building a solid foundation of knowledge and MuslimARC’s Anti-Racism 101 training will help you do just that.

Laura Poyneer

I joined MuslimARC during the period of organizing following the murder of Mike Brown and nonindictment of Darren Wilson, after thinking about my role as an ally in this movement, and how I could be useful without my presence becoming intrusive. I had been following MuslimARC on social media and attending the webinars they put together, which was mainly how I became aware of the seriousness and pervasiveness of anti-black racism in many Muslim-American communities. (…)

After joining MuslimARC, I have helped edit and present theological materials on anti-racism written by brilliant Black Muslim scholars, helped facilitate a workshop at a local Islamic Center, and written about why Muslims should participate in the rebuilding of Black churches. Doing so has given me many of the tools I need to have difficult and necessary conversations with people in my family and various communities and to encourage other Muslims at Rutgers to action.

MuslimARC is an amazing example of intergenerational organizing; I look forward to the continued classes and resources they provide to help get various age groups involved in organizing, and to help make certain spaces safe for (all) Muslims, from college MSAs to programming for the elderly in Masajid.

Shireen Hamza

(Namira Islam’s MuslimARC) presentation just provided a catalyst for something that seriously needed to be brought out into the open. I knew (she) had gotten through to people when they started sharing their personal experiences, and experiences of people they know. And the activities forced us all to interact one on one, and really hear one another’s stories and perspectives. I learned SO much, and empathized with many on a whole new level. And that connection opens the door for a deeper bond amongst your fellow Muslims.

Sameerah El-Siraaj, workshop attendee from Nashville, TN
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MuslimARC offers a much-needed forum to address racism and racial inequities in the Muslim American community. Unlike other organizations, MuslimARC does not avoid or dance around racism among Muslims, but tackles it in an honest, constructive, and solutions-oriented fashion. Their work is vital, particularly as Muslim-America grows in number, diversity, and shape. I consider MuslimARC among the most important organizations in our community, whose influence will only increase as Muslim-America continues to face racism inside and outside its bounds.

Khaled Beydoun

Racism is not just an individualized problem; therefore, its solution cannot be limited to the individual level. As an ummah, we need to approach our cultures with a critical lens and strengthen them by removing toxic attitudes and practices (like racism). This change needs to happen at home, as well as at the communal level; and this is precisely where MuslimARC steps in. The education-oriented programming and tools provided by MuslimARC make anti-racism work feasible and widely accessible– and that is a (small) revolution that we can all partake in.

Huma Waseem

MuslimARC has arisen as a pioneer organization dedicated to exploring and combatting the various facets of racism within our Muslim communities, especially anti-blackness. I’ve joined MuslimARC to do my part, ever so small though it may be, in contributing to the work that it will take to help our Muslim communities to live up to our Islamic values of justice and equity.

Fatima Price Khan
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Sending praises and gratitude to MuslimARC for their initiative and their work to change hearts and minds.

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Racism, discrimination, prejudice and daily micro aggressions can have an extremely negative impact on one’s self-esteem and psychological well-being. This organization is doing some great work! Please like, share and get involved!

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