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Nation of Islam Interview (May 3, 2017)

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Zain Abdullah, associate professor of religion and society and Islamic studies at Temple University, about the Nation of Islam.


Race and Islam: A Conversation With Dr. Zain Abdullah (May 21, 2015)

Zain Abdullah: Does (American) Islam Have a Race Problem?

Stanford University, Stanford California

Where are American Muslims in the fight for racial justice? Scholar, researcher, and Stanford guest speaker Zain Abdullah shares some of his work on American Islam, reflecting on where it fits into the current struggle against police brutality.

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Black Mecca: African Muslims of Harlem (March 28, 2011)

West African Muslims of Harlem

Zain Abdullah is a professor of Religion at Temple University who recently published Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem (Oxford University Press, 2010). It is an ethnographic study of francophone Africans from Guinea, Senegal, and Cote d’Ivoire who have made a home in Harlem, radically transforming this section of New York City. On Monday, February 28, 2011 he stopped by my office to discuss his new book.

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