Saturday, August 11, 2012

African Islam in Pictures--African American Muslims in Detroit : See the Faces of Black Muslims

Sheikh Adel Al-Kalbani, the first black imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca

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The Enslaved Muslims from West Africa

Recent scholarship on the Atlantic slave trade has revealed that the total number of

Enslaved Africans brought to the Americas is likely to be more than twenty million.

Slyviane A. Diouf, writing on the Muslim slaves in the Americas, conclusively asserts:

"Therefore, if counted as a whole, on a religious basis rather on an ethnic one the

Muslims were probably more numerous in the Americas than any other group among the arriving Africans".

In Jamaica from 1655 to 1807, Philip Curtin in his work on slave census, proposes 423,900 Africans from Muslim dominated areas, representing 56.8

percent of the arrivals.

Islam had cut across ethnic lines, social classes and state boundaries in West Africa—

Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Benin, Ghana, and Nigeria, Libya Egypt

(incorporating Madinka, Fula, Susu, Ashanti, Hausa and other nations) from as early as the tenth and eleventh centuries, i.e. long before the slave trade. Islam in these kingdoms was first diffused by the migration of Muslim merchants, teachers, and agricultural settlers. The Muslims sometimes formed peaceful minorities in non-Muslim societies such as the Ashanti Empire. In cases such as Kano, Katsina, Takrur and Bornu the local chiefs accepted Islam as early as the tenth and eleventh centuries.

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Inshallah Detriot will be cleaned by Muslim African Americans, and the drugs, gangs and crimes will soon disappear and strong , successful community will be raised.
Where Islam comes falsehood disappears

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