The Black Muslim Times UK sat down to talk with a Tanzanian sister who has founded a natural haircare line and authored her own book. Read on to learn more about Dalilah Baruti’s journey to loving her natural hair and entrepreneurship!
AM - Asalamu Alaikum sister, thanks so much for speaking with us! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Nai’ma B Roberts is the South-African best-selling author of the critically acclaimed book, From my sister’s lips, in which she discusses her conversion to Islam and the stories of many other women’s journeys into accepting and practising the religion.
She has also authored numerous multi-cultural children’s books and YA fiction titles including Boy vs Girl.
n light of recent events such as the social movement, Black Lives Matter and black entertainment stars such as Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar now putting black pride in the limelight, I found myself questioning “how does my identity as a Black Muslim identifies with this?”
Can I be “pro-black” and Muslim?
When I saw the performances of both these artists, I was filled with awe and...
As a ‘Black’ Muslim, I am often caught between being ‘Black’ and being a ‘Muslim’. I grew up having to navigate between the different groups I belonged to and at times, different parts of my identities seem estranged from each other.
The reality is, the ideal of a ‘colour blind’ Muslim community does not exist even though Islam prohibits racism. As a parent myself, I now understan...
Musa Keita I, most commonly known as Mansa Musa, was a West African emperor (“Mansa”), scholar, alhaji and businessman. Born in the late 1200s, Mansa Musa ruled the kingdom of Mali, a vast empire which encompassed most of West Africa, including present day Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Chad, transforming his kingdom into one of the mo...
Muslim women have been creating their own modest activewear that allows them to excercise in public without comprising their Islamic values. We sat down to speak with the creator of the recently launched modest active wear brand, AnahMaria Active to see what inspired her to create!
Asalamu Alaikum sister thanks so much for speaking with us! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?...
The Black Muslim Times UK was privileged enough to speak with fashion designer Deeqa Raandhe, of Somali background, who has recently launched her own fashion line Deespresence. We talked motivations, advice to aspiring designers, and much more!
AsalamuAlaikum sister thanks so much for speaking with us! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?