America's Islamic Heritage Museum

America's Islamic Heritage Museum History of Islam and Muslims in America America's Islamic Heritage Museum opened to the public on April 30, 2011. Our exhibits are empowering and insightful.
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Located in Washington, DC it is a continuation of the traveling exhibition, Collections and Stories of American Muslims (CSAM) which was established as a non-profit in 1996. Before opening the museum, CSAM traveled domestically and internationally to better inform the public of the early and continued presence of Muslims in America. Throughout American history Islam and Muslims has always been pre

sent as a culture with religious influence. Muslims of various backgrounds have come to these shores in successive waves since the earliest navigators up until present day. The goal of America's Islamic Heritage Museum is to collect and preserve those stories for posterity. The exhibits bring to life America's rich Islamic heritage with some eye opening photographs, documents, and objects, which reflect America's rich culture diversity connecting Muslims to early America. They are great educational tools for the public.

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As for the Opera, for me it was unbelievably a humbling experience, watching an Oprea about Omar an enslaved Muslim from...
11/10/2023

As for the Opera, for me it was unbelievably a humbling experience, watching an Oprea about Omar an enslaved Muslim from Africa, who could read and write. What the Opera doesn’t show is that he was also a traveler and a person who had made Hajj to Mecca before he was enslaved. For me, 27 years later after researching Omar’s history, visiting the Owens cemetery outside of Fayetteville, NC, where reports have it that is the area where Omar is buried, also visiting Davidson College where Omar’s Bible in Arabic and the original cover is located, and after becoming friends of the last owner of Omar’s original manuscript before it was sold to the Library of Congress, was most humbling. The last owner of Omar’s (Said) Sayyid manuscript was Derrick Beard, an African-American Muslim who also had gone to the University of Islam during the 1970s. Some may have known him as Solomon or Jousha, May Allah forgive him for his sins and have mercy on his soul. And now 27 years later I am attending an Opera about Remembering Omar's name and his writing. WOW…

My recent visit to San Fransico was to set up an exhibit at the great Opera House of San Francisco that highlights the l...
11/10/2023

My recent visit to San Fransico was to set up an exhibit at the great Opera House of San Francisco that highlights the life of Omar Ibn Said Sayyid and early Muslim Americans. The Opera House features a 2023 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Music; “Remember His Name. Omar:” By Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels.
At the opening, the exhibition was well received and viewed by many. The visit to the Opera for me was a great experience, first partnering with the Opera House to host an exhibition to complement the Opera “Remember His Name, Omar.” Second was the behind-the-scenes tour of the Opera House. It was given by a young black man who for more than 30 years grew up in the Opera House as a child while his parents either worked there and/or performed there. He took us everywhere, from the different floors and levels that the different patrons would experience, to backstage, to under the stage, everywhere. It was an impressive experience.

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Keith Ellison, first Muslim swarn to congress.

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Sister Clara Muhammad is born

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On this day: A prince amongst slaves writes to freedom

🌙 **Islamic Heritage Month - October Virtual Programming** 🌙Dear community,In honor of Islamic Heritage Month this Octob...
10/10/2023

🌙 **Islamic Heritage Month - October Virtual Programming** 🌙

Dear community,

In honor of Islamic Heritage Month this October, we are excited to present a series of insightful virtual events that highlight significant facets of our rich history.

**Scheduled Events:**

1️⃣ **Exploring The Gullah Geechee Lowcountry Historical Sites and Museums**

With Historian & Curator, Amir Muhammad

2️⃣ **Islam and Muslims: From West Africa to America**

An enlightening presentation by Amir Muhammad that chronicles the vibrant history and enduring legacy of how Islam transitioned to America.

3️⃣ **Continuation: Islam and Muslims From West Africa to America**

🗓️ [Reserve Your Spot](http://www.aihmuseum.org/calendar)

We invite you to join us in this journey of discovery. For a detailed schedule and to save these events to your calendar, please visit:(http://www.aihmuseum.org/calendar)

Your presence would greatly enrich our collective learning.

Warm regards,

America's Islamic Heritage Museum

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A Quran and the Bible on the bookshelf in a home of one of the first Arab American Muslim Communities

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