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Illuminating the Darkness: Blacks and North Africans in Islam
Illuminating the Darkness: Blacks and North Africans in Islam
Illuminating the Darkness: Blacks and North Africans in Islam
Illuminating the Darkness: Blacks and North Africans in Islam
Illuminating the Darkness: Blacks and North Africans in Islam

Illuminating the Darkness: Blacks and North Africans in Islam

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Habeeb Akande's "Illuminating the Darkness" is a thought-provoking and enlightening analysis of the various experiences of Black Muslims throughout history. Akande, a scholar and historian, shines light on the rich tapestry of Black Muslim contributions to Islam in this captivating work, addressing historical tales, cultural influences, and the interconnectedness of race and faith.

Reclaiming Narratives: 

Habeeb Akande begins by questioning dominant narratives that have frequently marginalized or ignored the tales of Black Muslims. "Illuminating the Darkness" is an impassioned cry to reclaim these narratives, providing a new perspective that celebrates the richness and resilience of the Black Muslim experience.

Historical Contributions:

The book examines the historical contributions of Black Muslims from various areas and time periods. From the beginnings of Islam to the present, Akande emphasizes the crucial responsibilities of Black Muslims in scholarship, trade, governance, and cultural development, underlining their intrinsic involvement in the larger Islamic story.

Cultural Influences and Traditions:

Akande delves into the cultural influences and traditions of Black Muslims, giving readers a detailed grasp of the diverse tapestry of rituals, dialects, and practices that have evolved within Black Muslim communities. The need to acknowledge and appreciate variety among the global Muslim ummah is emphasized in the book.

Theology and Spirituality:

"Illuminating the Darkness" explores theological and spiritual aspects of Black Muslim life. Akande investigates how Black Muslims have interpreted and lived Islam, examining how their distinct viewpoints have contributed to the larger spiritual landscape of the Muslim world.

DETAILS:

ISBN: 9781842001271
AUTHOR: Habeeb Akande
BINDING: Softcover
PAGES: 192 Pages
DIMENSIONS: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
PUBLISHER: Ta-Ha Publishers

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