7 Muslims Inspiring Us By Supporting #BlackLivesMatter

Many Muslims support the Black Lives Matter cause. Not only because of the fact that a high percentage of the Muslim community is black, but also because our faith teaches us to stand with minorities and speak up against injustice. Here are 7 Muslims that inspired us by supporting Black Lives Matter.

Subhi Taha

Subhi Taha is a graphic designer, photographer, and fashion designer but most of us know him by his videos. He is a well known YouTuber. He made videos explaining why Muslims should support Black Lives Matter and gives some pretty good arguments. 

Linda Sarsour

I know that a lot of our readers love Linda Sarours. Who wouldn’t? For those who don’t know who she is, Linda Sarsour is the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. And is a major voice when it comes to racial justice. Apart from that she’s active in several more fields: she’s also a civil rights activist. Linda Sarsour took part in a nine-day #MarchForJustice from New York City to Washington DC to protest police brutality.

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Mohammed Tall

”I got a target on my body, somebody please protect me.” This is what this poet sang during Baltimore protest. It is an anthem for #BlackLivesMatter activists in Baltimore.

Zainab Chaudry

Zainab Chaudry is also an important voice when it comes to civil rights and interfaith dialogues. She received recognition from the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office for supporting underprivileged communities.

Tariq Toure

Tariq is an essayist, poet, educator, and public speaker. The topics he likes to talk about are social justice, racial inequality, black culture, and other black Muslim narratives.

After the death of the young Tamir Rice, who was  shot because he was playing with a toy gun Tariq Toure asked Le Bron not to play with #NoJusticeNoLeBron. The hastag started trending quickly and even got Le Bron’s attentions. During the warmup of the game he wore a t-shirt with the words ‘I can’t breathe’. 

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Alaa Murabit

Alaa Murabit is a known activist and founder of The Voice of Libyan Women, which promotes the increased participation of women in conflict mediation and peace processes. Active in various fields, she’s also an advisor for the United Nations. She made her point about Black Lives Matter very clear.

Wajahat Ali

Wajahat Ali is a writer and public speaker who tweeted about his support for the Black Lives Matter cause.

How are you planning supporting the Black Lives matter movement? Let us know!

Written by Assia Loutfi

Assia Loutfi

Assia is a 21-year- old digital media student. She has a big passion for the Japanese culture and loves tea. In her spare time she likes to read books and watch television series.