Recording of May 2022 Art and the Black Muslim Image Conference

A Zoom discussion on the essays from "Black Muslim Portraiture in the Modern Atlantic", The Muslim World Journal - Special Issue

These conversations focus on five Black art figures of Muslim heritage: (1) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (2) Yarrow Mamout, (3) Joseph Cinqué (4) Omar Ibn Sayyid and (5) The Bashi-Bazouk. They offer various interpretations, but this is precisely the reason this conversation is so vital. Then there's the fact that these images are all of men and Black people, allowing us to question the male bias and racial assumptions in modern visual culture.


AAS Digital Dialogue Critical Muslim Studies (Part 4).

The fourth installment of an ongoing series of conversations on “Critical Muslim Studies” feature panelists Ahmed Afzal, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and contributing faculty in the Department of Asian American Studies at California State University, Fullerton; Mujahid Osman, PhD Student at Emory University, and Hadeth Rassol MA Student, York University in Torontowith moderator Neda Maghbouleh.Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga and St. George campuses


Dr. Muqtedar Khan, "Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan"

New ACMCU Event Video

"Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan"

with Dr. Muqtedar Khan

In case you missed our event last month, "Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan," with Dr. Muqtedar Khan please find a full streaming version of his presentation below.

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Building Bridges Podcast: New Episode featuring Dr. Yasir Qadhi

New Episode of ACMCU's
Building Bridges Podcast

Featuring: Dr. Yasir Qadhi,
Dean of Academic Affairs
at the Islamic Seminary of America

For this month's episode of ACMCU's Building Bridges podcast, we speak with Dr. Yasir Qadhi, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Islamic Seminary of America and Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College.


Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf: Allies or Enemies?

A talk by Dr. Ali A. Alkandari, at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. Dr Alkandari is an instructor of Modern and Contemporary GCC History at Kuwait University. He holds a PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from University of Exeter and Master of Arts in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. Ali works on Islamism and Political Legitimacy in GCC where he published few of articles and participated in several talks on media, conferences, and universities


The History of African American Islam

Rasul Miller is a PhD candidate and a William Fontaine fellow of Africana Studies and History at the University of Pennsylvania. Rasul received his BA in Economics and African and African American Studies from Duke University. His research interests include Muslim movements in 20th century America and their relationship to Black internationalist thought and West African intellectual history. He serves as editor and contributing writer for the history section of Sapelo Square, an award winning online platform dedicated to the experiences of Black Muslims.


ISPU Study: Contributions to the State of Michigan

Rebecca Karam, Principal Investigator of ISPU's Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project, discusses the contributions of Muslims to the state of Michigan, highlighting the stories of some truly inspiring individuals.

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"The Abode of Peace: The Prophet, the Qur'an, and Turning the Other Cheek"

Dr. Juan R.I. Cole, an academic and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia. He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment which is also syndicated on He gave this talk at Georgetown University's Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding on the history of the early Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad. November 2018


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