Out Now: “Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam” Brings Light to Black Muslim History

Out Now: “Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam” Brings Light to Black Muslim History

“Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam” investigates the often-erased relationship between Blackness and Islam. The book is a culmination of author and renowned scholar Mustafa Briggs’ worldwide lectures on the topic, and also includes insight from his talks on Malcolm X and female Islamic scholars.

As one reader said, “Beyond Bilal is [a] remarkable attempt to reclaim the forgotten black narrative in Islam by taking the reader on an insightful journey to explore the history. The book highlights the contribution of prominent black figures from the Quran, the Prophets, companions of the Prophet Muhammed, West Africa, and the Americas. As the title suggests, far too long has the discussion of the black companions of the Prophet Muhammed revolved around Bilal, and other prominent figures such as Umm Ayman and Zaid ibn Harithah are rarely mentioned.”