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date: 29 September 2020

Black Muslims in San Bernardinolocked

  • Nikia Chaney

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We have appointed a law and a practice for every one of you.

Had God willed, He would have made you a single community, but He

wanted to test you regarding what has come to you. So compete with

each other in doing good. Every one of you will return to God and He

will inform you regarding the things about which you differed.

(Surat al-Maʾida, 48, Qurʾān)

African American history is deeply influenced by the brutality of slavery and the dogma of religion The European practice of enslaving Africans into forced labor was normalized for more than three centuries While the first African slaves were transported from Europe economic demand required that slaves be shipped in directly from Africa This practice was so pervasive that about 11 to 12 million Africans were brought to the Americas as slaves during the transatlantic slave trade These millions were then subjected to ...

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