I had the pleasure of speaking to Shahid Abdullah on July 17th, talking about his Bilialian Line and how it suits the need for an African American style in contemporary America. On that day, he spoke to a few visitors of America's Islamic Heritage Museum, and made a presentation about inspirational self-made figures in American History. Brother Abdullah has written a book called "Success is Automatic" and a blog (thebilalian.com/) that features a short autobiography and his catalog. This interview was conducted for the sake of the Will to Adorn project-- an extension of the Smithsonian's annual Folklife Festival.

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