The Call of Bilal

Islam in the African Diaspora
Author: Edward E. Curtis IV
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618125
Category: Religion
Page: 248
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How do people in the African diaspora practice Islam? While the term "Black Muslim" may conjure images of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, millions of African-descended Muslims around the globe have no connection to the American-based Nation of Islam. The Call of Bilal is a penetrating account of the rich diversity of Islamic religious practice among Africana Muslims worldwide. Covering North Africa and the Middle East, India and Pakistan, Europe, and the Americas, Edward E. Curtis IV reveals a fascinating range of religious activities--from the observance of the five pillars of Islam and the creation of transnational Sufi networks to the veneration of African saints and political struggles for racial justice. Weaving together ethnographic fieldwork and historical perspectives, Curtis shows how Africana Muslims interpret not only their religious identities but also their attachments to the African diaspora. For some, the dispersal of African people across time and space has been understood as a mere physical scattering or perhaps an economic opportunity. For others, it has been a metaphysical and spiritual exile of the soul from its sacred land and eternal home.

Call to Prayer

The Story of Bilal
Author: Edoardo Albert
Publisher: Islamic Foundation
ISBN: 9780860374565
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 29
View: 8819
Bilal ibn Rabah, the Ethiopian former slave who was the first Muslim to make the call to prayer, recounts his experiences and teaches his techniques to Saeed, a boy who has just been freed from slavery.

Spirit of Bilal

The Community Is Born
Author: Shahid Abdullah
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781717302465
Page: 304
View: 7548
There are few events in the entire history of mankind that has the affect on humanity as this new community born out of the African-American experience in America. The impact on the world is unavoidable; the world has no power to withstand the inevitable change it will undergo. The community is born with a specific responsibility to introduce the key elements that are essential and irreversible for the world to become conscious. It has been made clear that a community will be raised with the power to bring world change.

My Name is Bilal

Author: Asma Mobin-Uddin
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 9781590781753
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 5576
When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage.


Author: H. A. L. Craig
Publisher: Quartet Books Limited
ISBN: 9780704371224
Category: Fiction
Page: 158
View: 4495
Famed for his beautiful voice, Bilal is known as the first muezzin in Islam. When told to beat a fellow slave for repeating Mohammad's assertion that slaves are the equal of their masters, he refuses and is almost beaten to death himself. But Bilal is saved by the prayers of the Prophet.

Secrets Kept Amongst Us

Author: Bilal Shukr
Publisher: Bilal Shukr
ISBN: 1615462627
Category: Drama
Page: 313
View: 8247
Thess Estabrook is in love with his wife, Devynne Cortizar-Estabrook, but he also romances some dark appetites that have given birth to secrets. One of those secrets has been discovered by his niece, Marlena, who has a secret of her own that threatens the freedom of her uncle, her father and others, but the Xiles are determined to show that that cannot be an option. They are fighting for social justice and social change, to change the lives of those whom theyave deemed the ahave-notsa of societyathe incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, unemployed, underemployed and others. They call themselves Earth lovers and helpers of the socially marginalized and outcasts, those who would be characterized in some societies as losers, but they too are holders and creators of secrets, and enabling a cartel seems to never occur to them as a contradiction and a secret worth hidinga]but thatas not the tie that binds them all.

A Beautiful Lie

Author: Irfan Master
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408812010
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 1513
An extraordinarily rich debut novel, set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition. Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novel is even more far-reaching, touching on the importance of tolerance, love and family. The main character is Bilal, a boy determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition - news that he knows will break his father's heart. With great spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal persuades others to collude with him in this deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the ravages of unrest from his father. All that Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth...

Muslim Americans in the Military

Centuries of Service
Author: Edward E. Curtis IV
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253027217
Category: History
Page: 102
View: 665
Since the Revolutionary War, Muslim Americans have served in the United States military, risking their lives to defend a country that increasingly looks at them with suspicion and fear. InMuslim Americans in the Military: Centuries of Service,Edward E. Curtis illuminates the long history of Muslim service members who have defended their country and struggled to practice their faith. Profiling soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors since the dawn of our country, Curtis showcases the real stories of Muslim Americans, from Omer Otmen, who fought fiercely against German forces during World War I, to Captain Humayun Khan, who gave his life in Iraq in 2004. These true stories contradict the narratives of hate and fear that have dominated recent headlines, revealing the contributions and sacrifices that these soldiers have made to the United States.

The Story of Bilal Ibn Rabah (580-640) Great Muslim Warrior From Africa

Author: Muham Taqra
Publisher: Krakatau Dragon Self Publishing
Category: Religion
Page: 23
View: 6939
Bilal ibn Rabah (Arabic: بلال بن رباح‎) or Bilal al-Habashi (AD 580-640) was an African of Ethiopian heritage companion of Islamic Prophet Muhammad, born in Mecca who is considered as the first muezzin chosen by the prophet himself. He was among the emancipated slaves freed by Abu Bakr and was known for his beautiful voice with which he called people to their prayers. His name can also be known as, “Bilal ibn Riyah” or “ibn Rabah” and he is sometimes known as “Bilal al-Habashi” or “Bilal the one from Habesha (today’s Ethiopia)”. He died sometime between 638 to 642, when he was just over sixty years old. Bilal Ibn Rabah, was an emancipated slave of key importance in Islam. He is said to have been one of the most trusted and loyal Sahabah (companion) of Prophet Muhammad. His respected stature during the birth of Islam is often cited by Muslims as evidence of the importance of pluralism and racial equality in the foundations of the religion. According to Ibn Ishaq, Abdullah Ibn Zaid Ibn Abd Rabbihi went to Prophet Muhammad SAW with his story that he saw Adhan in his dream, Muhammad, approving the method for calling to prayers, told him to ask an Ethiopian named Bilal, who had a marvelous voice, to call the Muslims to prayer (the Adhan). As Ibn Ishaq told the story (in Albert Guillaume’s translation): When the Apostle was told of this he said that it was a true vision if God so willed it, and that he should go to Bilal and communicate it to him so that he might call to prayer thus, for he had a more penetrating voice. When Bilal acted as muezzin, Umar I, who later became the second caliph, heard him in his house and came to the Apostle… saying that he had seen precisely the same vision. The Apostle said ‘God be praised for that!’ Though slightly different versions of the story exist, all agree that Islam’s first muezzin was Bilal. This book is story of Bilal Ibn Rabbah great muslim warrior from Africa.

The Scatter Here Is Too Great

Author: Bilal Tanweer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062304445
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 2586
A vivid and intricate novel-in-stories, The Scatter Here Is Too Great explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at the Karachi train station: an old communist poet; his wealthy, middle-aged son; a young man caught in an unpleasant, dead-end job; a girl who spins engaging tales to conceal her heartbreak; and a grief-stricken writer, who struggles to make sense of this devastating tragedy. Bilal Tanweer reveals the pain, loneliness, and longing of these characters and celebrates the power of the written word to heal lives and communities plagued by violence. Elegantly weaving together different voices into a striking portrait of a city and its people, The Scatter Here Is Too Great is a tale as vibrant and varied in its characters, passions, and idiosyncrasies as the city itself.

American Islam

Growing Up Muslim in America
Author: Richard Wormser
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802776280
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
View: 7915
Interviews with young American Muslims highlight an overview of one of America's most misunderstood religious groups, showing how Muslims maintain their traditions in the face of the permissiveness of American society. Reprint.

Stepping Up

A Call to Courageous Manhood
Author: Dennis Rainey
Publisher: Family Life Publishing
ISBN: 9781602002319
Category: Religion
Page: 199
View: 3824
What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

God, His Prophets and His Children

Author: M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Publisher: The Fellowship Press
ISBN: 9780914390091
Category: Religion
Page: 255
View: 6611

Communicating with Allah

Rediscovering Prayer (Salah)
Author: Bassam Saeh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780860377153
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 176
View: 5481
Learn to let go of your worldy worries during your prayers (salah) and be more mindful before God.

Dogstar Rising

Author: Parker Bilal
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408842564
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 347
A city divided. A killer on the streets. A past that refuses to be forgotten.

Physicians of the Heart: A Sufi View of the 99 Names of Allah

Author: Wali Ali Meyer,Bilal Hyde,Faisal Muqaddam,Shabda Kahn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781936940004
Category: Religion
Page: 412
View: 2129
This book takes the reader into the heart of the mystery of the 99 sacred Names of Allah. It is a vehicle for understanding the infinite nature of God, and for discovering the divine potential in every soul. It is also a guidebook for progressing through the stages of the spiritual path and an instruction manual for teachers on how to work with students more wisely, as physicians of the heart. In the process of this voyage to discovery, the reader is systematically exposed to the universal mysticism encoded in the Qur'an and in the classical Sufi traditions, as well as to a modern psychological approach that works with the 99 Names to achieve individuation and wholeness.