The Black American Muslim and convert community has been completely marginalized, left out, and afforded no civilizational relevance by the greater Immigrant Muslim Communíty in America. Our true voices and sentiments are routinely overlooked , avoided, or smothered. The truth is that American Muslim Converts to Islam, exist in a Muslim America subculture of racism, suppression and theft of our ideas, and marginalization of Black American Muslim converts and American converts in general. I know it sounds ugly, which only makes it more painful when we realize that what I just said is true. We are pushed so far into the back, that many non-Muslim Americans don’t even know we exist, or that there is more than one American Muslim identity. Add to that, we are treated by the American Muslim immigrants as if we we’re second-class Muslims in the country that we and our forefathers were born in, that we slaved for, and helped to build with our bare hands. How can that be right?
Granted, this is not a popular discussion or supposition , especially during a time when we are nearly possessed with maintaining a clean, pristine image of Islam and Muslims in America. However it would be morally reprehensible, and a clear dereliction of our Civilizational responsibility as Muslims, as Americans, and as human beings if we continue to put our heads in the sand about racism, and racial politics in Muslim America, and how Black American Muslims have suffered and continue to suffer because of it. American That’s why I started Mosque Without Borders. Because we have Allah to answer to. I believe that Allah will hold us accountable about the way we have, and continue to overlook, and at the same time, oppress the people whom He personally guided to Islam.
I have published through articles on my blog @ www.imamluqman.wordpress.com, and through dozens of other Muslim and non-Muslim publications, more genuine American Muslim social commentary, and civilizational analysis, about the underside of Muslim America, than any other Imam, scholar, Muslm leader, or intellectual. I am amongst the most qualified person in Ameri to tie on the task on Ab advocate for converts. But I cannot do ii alone. I need your help. Your donation will supports making our voices heard, getting our dairy told, and healing hearts through convert Muslim after-care.
Every place in the world, where Muslims are under oppression, there are organizations, groups, advocates, armies and governments who come to their aid with money, resourses, material and tactical support, and advisory assistance, and political lobbying, to help address their particular crisis. Every group without exception, receives this courtesy.
Except for the American Muslim Convert community. Read the full article
Our work at Mosque Without Borders is entirely funded by people like you who believe that the time has come for Muslim Americans to have open and honest conversations with ourselves about issues like racism amongst Muslims, sectarianism and its divisive consequences, and the growing chasm between the two Muslim Americas (immigrants and converts). These are issues of civilizational consequence that we cannot ignore any longer. Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
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