Black Muslim Forum is committed to fostering black unity, black empowerment and combating anti-blackness and structural disadvantage for Black Africans and diasporic Africans within Muslim society. We are a watchdog, think tank, educational institute and social support provider for black people in the UK and worldwide.
Our vision is black dignity, racial harmony and the elimination of oppression against black people especially across the Muslim world. We promote the unity, empowerment and racial equality of black people particularly in Muslim society, rooted in the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over a white – except by piety and good action” -Last sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)
Black Muslim Forum’s four departments:
- Justice: A watchdog reporting on and bringing awareness to injustices against black people worldwide and supporting campaigns concerning the black demographic
- Unity: Fostering unity in the black community and increasing black self esteem through our projects and services
- Welfare: Looking out for other black people through our welfare projects and social support services.
- Research and Policy: A think tank conducting research in different societies on the problem of anti-black racism and producing proposals for policy change within different institutions. Producing resources on solutions to anti-black racism and colourism as well as information on Islam and Africa, the history of Black Muslims, and secular Afro-Caribbean history.
Black Muslim Forum is inspired by Malcolm X’s thought after his pilgrimage to Mecca, as well as his organisation, the OAAU, founded in 1964.
“America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. […] During the past eleven days here in the Muslim world, I have eaten from the same plate, drunk from the same glass, and slept on the same rug – while praying to the same God – with fellow Muslims, whose eyes were the bluest of blue, whose hair was the blondest of blond, and whose skin was the whitest of white. And in the words and in the deeds of the white Muslims, I felt the same sincerity that I felt among the black African Muslims of Nigeria, Sudan and Ghana.” – The Autobiography of Malcolm X