Black American Muslim Identity Awareness

Since this is a sensitive topic I would like to first give a disclaimer. This is not a attack on Islam in any shape, form, or fashion. This is the opinion of one man and that man is me. Also I am not speaking about “the Nation of Islam”, I’m speaking from the perspective of a Sunni Muslim. A black Sunni Muslim in America to be exact. Now let’s get started.

Growing up as a Black Muslim in America can be confusing. Why can it be confusing? Identity is why it’s confusing. Identity is very important to one’s life. You need to know who you are in order to understand yourself. You need to know who you are to perfect yourself.

Read the full article in Issue 8 of the e-Edition of Chester Matters - Religion.'