They Came Before Columbus | Ustadh Mustafa Briggs
Join us on Saturday, February 25th, after Asr prayer, with Ustadh Mustafa Briggs for a program about the exploration of Black Muslims in America: They Came Before Columbus.
*** Ustadh Mustafa Briggs will also give the khutba at SALAM on Friday, February 24th at 1:15 pm.
Ustadh Mustafa Briggs is a graduate of Arabic and International Relations from the University of Westminster whose dissertation focused on Arabic Literature and Literacy in West Africa. Mustafa started an MA in Translation at SOAS, University of London with a specialization in Arabic and Islamic Texts, before going onto al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt to complete another degree in Islamic Studies and Arabic Language. Mustafa has also frequently traveled to Mauritania, Senegal and The Gambia to benefit from the traditional Islamic scholarship there in addition to his formal studies. He been featured on international media such as AlJazeera and Islam Channel to discuss themes such as Islamic History and Blackness and Islam and is currently working on forthcoming translations of Traditional West African Islamic Texts, as well as having now published his first book; Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam.