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Islam & Racism | Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

February 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

One day, in Mecca, the Prophet Muhammad dropped a bombshell on his followers: He told them that all people are created equal.

Islam’s anti-racist message from the 7th century still resonates in the Muslim world’s color lines today.

With racial tension and violence roiling contemporary America, the message of the Prophet ﷺ is creates a special moral and ethical mandate for American Muslims to support our country’s anti-racism movement.

Join Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans during February’s Black History Month as we explore anti-blackness and other forms of the scourge of racism on notions of color and ethnicity in the Muslim World beyond apologetics and orientalism.

Ustadh Ubaydullah will also give the first Khutbah (sermon) from 1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Maghrib to Isha) | Friday, February 11 | MCC Conference Room (join in-person (masks & social distancing) or watch from home at https://mcceastbay.org/live

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans is ALIM’s first Scholar-in-Residence. He converted to Islam while in high school. Upon conversion, Ustadh Ubaydullah began studying some of the foundational books of Islam under the private tutelage of local scholars while simultaneously pursuing a degree in journalism from Columbia.

Since then he has studied at Chicagoland’s Institute of Islamic Education (IIE), in Tarim, Yemen, and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he is the first African-American to graduate from its Shari’a program.

Ustadh Ubaydullah also instructs with the Ta’leef Collective and the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) at times. Follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UbaydullahEvans

From ISPU:

For Black History Month, resources on Black Muslim experiences

Black Muslim history is defined by centuries of pioneering presence, resilience, and struggle for racial, religious, and social justice. Black Muslims represent one-third of the American Muslim community, lead in rooting and growing Islam in America, and have borne the brunt of racial injustice and racism throughout our country’s history.
Join us in our ongoing effort to highlight Black Muslim experiences through research and actionable resources, and share with your networks our Black Muslim Experiences toolkit, which includes:
  • Resources on Black Muslim youth
  • Research and resources on Muslim experiences of racism
  • Books on Black Muslims in the United States
  • Data on demographics, faith, social justice, and more



February 11, 2022
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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