Annual Islam and Racial Justice Conference: October 2020

Last month Black Muslim Forum partnered with the Muslim Council of Britain, Everyday Muslim and the Civil Service Muslim Network for our first annual conference on the problem of anti-black racism within the Muslim community and the solutions needed to combat this. The conference was divided over two days and saw a day dedicated to … Continue reading Annual Islam and Racial Justice Conference: October 2020

“They had the audacity to ask me if I was Muslim, when they saw me – a black woman in niqab” – Report on the experiences of Black British Muslims

This report has been conducted for the sole purpose of improving the condition of Black people to further unite the British Muslim Ummah. Black Muslim Forum Report 2020 Executive Summary 100 self-identified Black Muslims were surveyed between June and December 2019Participants were asked 7 questions: 4 multiple choice, 3 long answerData was analysed and divided … Continue reading “They had the audacity to ask me if I was Muslim, when they saw me – a black woman in niqab” – Report on the experiences of Black British Muslims

Abu Kwanza: The downplay of anti-blackness within the Muslim community

Unconscious bias, a subject in psychological studies where people associate negative things with blackness and positive things with whiteness, is a concept that has been well documented. The nature of this perception is demonstrated by a controversial advertisement developed for Benetton. The ad entailed a black man and a white man handcuffed together. The fashion … Continue reading Abu Kwanza: The downplay of anti-blackness within the Muslim community