1. Amir Sulaiman delivers a reading of his poetry at the Fourth Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference entitled "Expressions of Islam in Contemporary African American Communities," Harvard University, April 7-8, 2012.

    Amir Sulaiman is an accomplished poet, activist, recording artist and a two time HBO Def Poet. Russell Simmons refers to Amir as “blessed” and Abi Odun of The Last Poets calls Amir “the voice of this generation”. The ACLU, Amnesty International and Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition are just a few of the national organizations that have used Amir’s poetry and voice to bring life to multiple social justice and art campaigns.

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  2. Jamillah Karim on "Narratives of Black Muslim women" at the Fourth Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference entitled "Expressions of Islam in Contemporary African American Communities," Harvard University, April 7-8, 2012.

    Jamillah Karim is author of the award-winning book American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender within the Ummah. She earned her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at Duke University. Karim specializes in Islam in America, women and Islam, and race and immigration. Her most recent academic appointment was as associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Spelman College where she taught courses in the study of Islam for six years. In 2010 Karim moved with her family to Malaysia where she began her blog “Race+Gender+Faith.” As an independent scholar currently residing in Atlanta, GA, she is writing her second book in collaboration with an American history scholar in the UK. Due out in 2013 by New York University Press, the book explores women’s experiences and contributions in the Nation of Islam from the 1930s to the present.

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  3. Ja'far Muhibullah on "Shii African American Communities" at the Fourth Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference entitled "Expressions of Islam in Contemporary African American Communities."

    Sheik Ja’far Muhibullah is the Imam of the Islamic Ahlul Bayt Association in Austin, Texas (IABA). He completed ten years of Islamic seminary training in America and Iran in 2001 and completed his MA in Religious Studies at Duke University in 2005.

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Expressions of Islam in Contemporary African American Communities

Harvard Islamic Studies

Fourth Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference entitled "Expressions of Islam in Contemporary African American Communities" at Harvard University, April 7-8, 2012.

The conference showcased research on African American Muslims by…


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Fourth Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference entitled "Expressions of Islam in Contemporary African American Communities" at Harvard University, April 7-8, 2012.

The conference showcased research on African American Muslims by leading academics, and featured contemporary artists as well as activists working within the community. As Professor Ali Asani explained the motivation behind the conference to The Harvard Crimson, the African American Muslim experience “is such an important part of the history of the U.S. and the history of Islam.”

For more information on the speakers, visit the AISP website: http://www.islamicstudies.harvard.edu/expressions-of-islam-in-contemporary-african-american-communities/

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