Dear non-Black Muslims, stop hiding behind the Qur’an, the Sunnah and Bilal (Radhiallahu ‘anhu / May God Be Pleased With Him)

Farafinna

jenneAs-salam ‘alaykum. Yes, on top of being Black and a woman I am Muslim. Couldn’t get any better.

Most of my family and friends are Black African Muslims so to me being Black and Muslim is the most common and normal thing in the world. When I went to the UK, however, I noticed that it wasn’t the same for everybody. Many Muslims in Great Britain are of Arab or South-Asian descent, so-called Brown people or non-Black POC. Although we share common experiences due to White supremacy, they can too perpetrate anti-Blackness and Afrophobia.

Being in England was an eye-opening experience and it was the first time in my life that I found myself in a big Muslim community. Before that I only shared my faith with my family and close friends.

At first I was happy that so many Muslims were around me but very soon I realised that…

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