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February 5, 2016

I’m Black African and Muslim.

You heard me correctly.

Is that an oxymoron?

Am I not,

Asian enough for you?

Arab enough for you?

What if I tell you,

About Bilal the black slave,

And what beautiful sounds he made,

With his mighty words,

He refused to be enslaved,

1st muezzin of Islam: the call we still hear today.

Let me tell you about Mansa Musa

A 14th century Mali king who went to Mecca

Establ...

February 5, 2016

TBMT-UK is featuring our African/Caribbean Muslim brothers and sisters who are business owners, who have started their own social initiatives, or who do inspiring, beneficial work. If you think someone should be featured, contact us at newsbmtimesuk@gmail.com.

Rasheed Ige is the founder of a social enterprise created to service the some of the most vulnerable in London, the homele...

February 5, 2016

Whenever I meet somebody for the first time, I usually know what they are wondering. With a distinctive blend of confusion and inquisitiveness, it is only until that person plucks up the courage to ask the question, that I already know is on their mind, that I am able to satisfy their curiosity.

“Where exactly are you from?”

I (kind of) understand why people find it difficult to fi...

February 5, 2016

The Black Muslim Time UK’s very own ‘soul surgeon’, Aadam Muhammad, a qualified life coach, will be here to provide expert marital advice to our readers.

As salamu alaykum brothers and sisters, I’d like to welcome you to my new regular feature aimed at helping you find the answers to the challenges you face within your marriages.

I’ll be coaching you to look at this from perspectiv...

February 5, 2016

The struggle – a phrase often used by many people of Afro-Caribbean decent. I recall hearing this expression and similar ones from weary voices of elders throughout my childhood. Growing up in a borough where the Black and Minority ethnic groups make up a large part of the population, there was always wisdom and advice waiting to be received. The most emphasised being to aspire f...

February 5, 2016

Karimah bint Dawoud is a Qualified Clinical Nutritionist and Muslim Chaplain. She is a Health & Well Being Representative for Charities in The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea 2015. She describes her website http://www.karimahscuisina.wordpress.com as “the faith based well-being organisation” Follow her twitter: @1KARIMAH and her facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karimah.da...

February 5, 2016

I have always considered myself African, regardless of being raised and living in the UK. Aside from being able to speak an African language, I adhere to ‘African traditions’ such as respecting elders and cherish values that involve strong family ties and the extended family network. I have numerous ‘uncles’, ‘aunties’, and ‘cousins’ who are not blood related, but are family none...

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