If you were born in this country (but your parents were not) or moved to this country when you were a young child then you need to read this. Why? We may have heard the history of Islam in America from our parents, elders or Muslims who migrated to this country. We haven’t heard it from a Black Muslim who was born and raised here. Imam Zaid and Imam Siraj always stress the importance of looking at what the Black people in general had gone through to get where they are today, so this is why it is important especially for us, immigrant children, to learn from personal stories and historical facts. Abdur-Rahman Muhammad wrote a 5-part series entitled “Why Blackamericans Muslims don’t stand for justice” which highlights the Black Muslims history, the immigrant Muslims history and in general Islam’s history in America. I recommend everyone to take some time and read it, inshaAllah, becuase it is helpful to learn from the past in order to improve the future.