Curated by Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, Umi’s Archive is truly an act of love. Drawing on the remarkable life of her mother, Amina Amatul Haqq, Dr. Su’ad hasn’t just given us a insight into one person’s experience of being Black and Muslim, but has given us access to the vibrant, transformational and radical contours of Islam as shaped, nurtured and lived by African-American Muslims and the communities that surrounded them.
Listening While Muslim joins Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer to celebrate by listening to the music which was the soundtrack of Umi’s life and the communities to which she dedicated her life. On the anniversary of Umi’s return home (may God grant her joy everlasting), Dr. Su’ad guides us to listen as Umi did – and be inspired. As Dr. Su’ad says, “I offer Umi's Archive as a space where we can imagine those things are possible.”
Sponsored in part by the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program at the University of Michigan.