“And what is [the matter] with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and [for] the oppressed among men, women, and children who say, "Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a protector and appoint for us from Yourself a helper?” Surah An-Nisa 4:75
The Black Dawah Network (BDN) is a Muslim organization headquartered in Chicago dedicated to empowering the most oppressed and impoverished Black communities throughout America with Islam. We want to be a helper to our people to see Islam as their way and Allah as their protector. Since our founding, we have distributed over 100 copies of the autobiography Malcolm X throughout Roxbury, the former community of Malcolm X and have addressed Black youth about Islam. The Black Dawah Network has also produced an educational series on how Black Muslims can rebut Afrocentrist “criticism” of Islam. With your support the Black Dawah Network aims to:
Host Islamic Outreach Events in Black Communities
Host Outreach Events in Chicago’s Altgelds Garden and Englewood neighborhoods. The Altgeld Gardens community was built as a segregated residential area for Blacks in the ‘50s. The community is surrounded by chemical waste incinerators and abandoned dumps filled with toxic waste. The majority of the community lives below the poverty line and the community is plagued by recurring gang-conflicts. Englewood also has poverty and gang violence. These Islamic outreach events will provide food to participants, and share the beauty of Islam.
Black Dawah Network Publications
The Black Dawah Network has produced Black Marxism: an Islamic Critique to introduce the Black radical left to Islam. Black Dawah Network also produced Young, Black, and Oppressed in Chicago. This book describes the role of the white supremacy in keeping Chicago’s Black communities oppressed and exploited. It serves as a wake-up call to Black youth throughout Chicago.
Black Dawah Network Website
The interactive Black Dawah Network website will revolutionize dawah in Black communities by providing resources and training for Black Muslims to effectively give dawah in urban Black communities. The website will provide audio, video, and infographics on how to convey the message of Allah in urban Black communities.
- Songea Malik
- Kashaan Butt
- Teresa Rollins
- Khalid Griggs
- Mikal Akhtab