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Curator's Notes:

How To Read This Radical Library: What is collected here is a slim selection of the eclectic range of titles Umi purchased during a very specific time in her life: her early years as a Muslim. It is a radical library of a curious and engaged reader. As a member of Pan-African and Black Power movements, Umi was interested in radical ideas and possibilities that would fundamentally upend the white supremacist and capitalist systems that fuel worldwide subjugation, ya dig? And she brought that interest with her into Islam. The texts displayed here were written by Muslims from Muslim-majority nations who were grappling with states that had failed them; in a parallel way Umi was grappling with the state that failed her, the United States. They represent a transnational intellectual network of Muslim thought of which Black Muslim-led organizations like the Islamic Party in North America and institutions like Brooklyn’s As-Suq bookstore were critical nodes.

A Program of Studies for New Muslims
  • A Program of Studies for New Muslims
  • The Islamic Teaching Center. Indianapolis, IN
  • 1978
  • open
Quranic Studies
  • Quranic Studies
  • New York
  • 1970s
  • open
Organization In Islam
  • Organization In Islam
  • The Islamic Party Publications. North America
  • September 1975
  • open
Islam versus Socialism
  • Islam versus Socialism
  • Sh. Muhammad Ashraf. Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1970
  • open
El Islam Tal Como Es
  • El Islam Tal Como Es
  • The Islamic Foundation. Leicester, UK
  • December 1, 1990
  • open
Islam and Muslims in Red Regimes
  • Islam and Muslims in Red Regimes
  • Darulfikr. Lahore, Pakistan
  • April 1970
  • open
Ibrahim Niasse
  • Ibrahim Niasse
  • New York
  • 1978
  • open
Islam and Pan-Africanism
  • Islam and Pan-Africanism
  • El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Press. Detroit, MI
  • 1973
  • open
The Religion of Islam
  • The Religion of Islam
  • Al-Manar Press. Palo Alto, CA
  • 1967
  • open
Milestones
  • Milestones
  • Islamic Federation of Student Organizations. Salmiyah, Kuwait
  • 1978
  • open
An Introduction to Hadith
  • An Introduction to Hadith
  • The Muslim Students Assocation of the United States and Canada. Indianapolis, IN
  • July 11, 1975
  • open
From Muslim to Islamic
  • From Muslim to Islamic
  • Association of Muslim Social Scientists. Indianapolis, IN
  • August 1978
  • open
Islam & Communism
  • Islam & Communism
  • The Institue of Islamic Culture. Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1969
  • open
Marxism or Islam?
  • Marxism or Islam?
  • Sh. Muhammad Ashrahf. Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1975
  • open
Islam and Modernism
  • Islam and Modernism
  • Muhammad Yusuf Khan. Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1968
  • open
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