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
- – More discussions of race: https://mcceastbay.org/race
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.
For Black History Month, resources on Black Muslim experiences
- 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