Why should Black History Month be of interest to not only American-Muslims but the world over? Anywhere from 20-40 percent of African slaves who came to the shores of the U.S. were Muslims. Today more than 50 percent of the people in Africa are Muslims. The author Alex Haley’s research for the book “Roots” took him to the land of his Muslim forefather, Kunta Kinte in West Africa. For the past several decades, African-Americans are the fastest growing reverts to Islam. There are many common social aspects we could dwell upon about the struggle of African-Americans and Muslims to fight racism and bigotry, but for this post we want to focus on just the beauty that this continent offers in its people, culture, and traditions with respect to weddings.
The Quran says: “O people, we created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into tribes and nations so that you may know each other. Verily, the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is the one who is most righteous of you.” (Quran 49:13)
In honor of Black History Month, we want to bring together the rich history of marriage from the African continent. We want to share with you photos that reflect the beauty and dignity of African weddings.
Check out out Pinterest board for African Muslim Weddings.