What we do
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.
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 mission:
- Community services: Fostering unity in the black community and increasing black self esteem through our projects and services
- Awareness Raising: A watchdog reporting on and bringing awareness to injustices against black people worldwide and supporting campaigns concerning the black demographic
- 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 was inspired by Malcolm X’s philosophy upon his return from hajj where he evolved from seperatist thinking, his organisation the OAAU as well as MuslimARC and Yaqeen Institute in the States.