Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Black History, American Muslims, and Conversations about Race

Senior Fellow Dr. Muhammad Khalifa sits down with Sh. Omar Suleiman to discuss their co-authored publication on ancestral knowledge and the role of culture when it includes an element of resistance, as well as how to maintain Islamic orthodoxy.

Read the publication “Ancestral Knowledge and American Muslims“.

Explore the Black Heritage Collection here.

Avatar

Muhammad Khalifa

SENIOR FELLOW | Dr. Muhammad Khalifa is the Robert H. Beck Professor of Ideas in Education in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development at the University of Minnesota. He is a former district administrator and science teacher in Detroit Public Schools and is a leading expert on educational reform in African and Asian contexts.

Avatar

Omar Suleiman

Imam Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SMU (Southern Methodist University). He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.