Dr. Dunya



Curator's Notes:

I never met Dr. Sulayman Dunya, as Umi says in the clip, "Dr. Dunya, he died either before I was born or right after. But I have heard his name my whole life because he was beloved by his Black Muslim convert students. The items in this collection are connected to Umi’s study with him as a new Muslim. Umi’s archive includes multiple handwritten pages of notes from his classes as well as audio cassette recordings, all of which are now over 40 years old. This preservation illustrates what I hear when listening to the recordings and reviewing the notes: the earnestness and sincerity of these new Muslims, these new believing women, that is quite humbling.

Dr. Dunya
  • Dr. Dunya
  • Jamaica, NY
  • 2013
  • open
Du'a Qunut
  • Du'a Qunut
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • September 11, 1976
  • open
Sutra
  • Sutra
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • October 15, 1976
  • open
Class Side A
  • Class Side A
  • NY/NJ
  • 1976
  • open
Class Side B
  • "Class Side B"
  • NY/NJ
  • 1976
  • open
Ramadan Prayer Calendar
  • Ramadan Prayer Calendar
  • New York, NY
  • 1977
  • open
Ramadan 1977
  • Ramadan 1977
  • New York, NY
  • 1977
  • open
Study of Arabic Rose 50%
  • Study of Arabic Rose 50%
  • New York, NY
  • October 20, 1974
  • open
Summer Arabic Conversation Workshop
  • Summer Arabic Conversation Workshop
  • New York, NY
  • Summer 1977
  • open
Receipt
  • Receipt
  • New York, NY
  • August 14, 1977
  • open
Teacher's Note
  • Teacher's Note
  • New York, NY
  • August 2, 1977
  • open
Textbook
  • Textbook
  • New York, NY
  • Summer 1977
  • open
2016 Summer Arabic Intensive
  • 2016 Summer Arabic Intensive
  • New York
  • July 30, 2016
  • open
Tajweed
  • Tajweed
  • New York
  • April 30, 1977
  • open
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