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Bilal Ansari

Bilal Ansari is the Director of Student Life at Zaytuna College. He is the former Assistant Director and Muslim Chaplain at Williams College and a doctoral student at the Pacific School of Religion and has studied with numerous Muslim scholars in America. He is a former prison chaplain and has been an urban and rural community organizer for the past two decades. He is the son of Imam Usamah Ansari and the father of Qiyam, Shaheed, Sumaya and Maryam.


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How should American Muslims represent and talk about themselves? Is there a place for distinguishing between immigrant and indigenous communities, or is it a dichotomy that should be avoided? Who should drive and lead the agenda for the Muslim community in the future? These and other questions are…

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Racial and cultural divides continue to be a reality, despite the unique diversity of the American Muslim community.  In Part 2 of this series, we explore racism amongst immigrants and ways to move forward.

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Racial, cultural, and social divides have been a disturbing reality in Muslim communities throughout the United States, despite the unique diversity of the American Muslim community. At the forefront of this divide are the two largest demographics of American Muslims today: indigenous…

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Ramadan perennially offers every Muslim the opportunity to affirm the true meaning of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last famous sermon, I’ve Been to The Mountaintop.

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Imam W.D. Muhammad’s ministry and mission could be summarized in the following three words: Black Souls Matter!

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Today we need people of character with such generosity that people in absolute need will never forget us. Talhah, the Generous, is one companion to follow in how to welcome back people into our communities after difficult struggles. 

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Whether it is International Women’s Day or a Women’s History Month, we respect the customs of our land to share beneficial stories of encouragement and this story is about one courageous woman of deep religious and spiritual commitment and character, like our mothers Sarah and Hagar. She…

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