Eid Mubarak and much love to the Muslims in Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who are currently battling this tragic surge of Ebola and have had their plight minimized to represenible jokes and or outright dismissal in comparison to hyberpolized fear by Westerners.
To the Somalis who have had their nation’s autonomy vandalized by Israeli manufactured, US purchased and Ethiopian hosted drone strikes as well as genocidal foreign military presence from other African nations and imperial powers.
To Black Muslims in America who have to wish their family members a joyous holiday over collect calls, if at all because the prison industrial complex has rendered Black bodies disposable and implicitly recreated a system of labor exploitation. Who deal with alienation at masjids and have to continously bite their tongues in religious gatherings at racist comments because they’ll be ostracized and labeled divisive.
To the Muslims in Central Africa Republic and Ethiopia who are faced with imminent threat from Christian supremacist militias and government approved Islamophobia, respectively.
To Muslims of the entire diaspora whose political turmoil and strife are regularly perpetuated by global antiblackness, regional Islamophobia and ignored/stifled out of issues in relation to “ummah”.
May the Almighty grant you the strength and patience to persevere through all odds.