In October 2015, the UK will be acknowledging Black History Month (BHM) – a celebration of inspirational individuals and events that have taken place within Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.
In addition to raising awareness, iERA’s “Against Racism, Against Hatred” initiative will be holding talks, producing literature and engaging with the general public to educate them on the heritage of black African Muslims within the UK and across the globe, looking at the huge impact of Islam on these communities, as well as the struggles of racism that many of them have faced.
Allah says in the Qur’an:
“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allāh is the most pious of you. Indeed, Allāh is Knowing and Acquainted.” [49:13]
iERA’s One Community department will be continuing its Against Racism, Against Hatred campaign for the month of October entitled: “Islam & Black History”. In this campaign, we shall be organising two events in the UK with a panel discussion on a range of subtopics, under the broad banner of Islam & Black History.