A book about Alianza Islamica?

Discover the rich and incredible legacy of Alianza Islamica.

Set in the backdrop of the turbulent civil rights movements of the 60’s and 70’s, a budding wave of Latino Muslims began to emerge in the heart of Spanish Harlem, New York City. What began as a few teenagers with a passion for Islam would soon grow into a sweeping movement which would send shockwaves across both the Latino and Muslim communities.

Now, this profound and enlightening book seeks to unveil the unique story of the Alianza Islamica, artfully recounting the origins and formation of what would in a few short years rise to become the most influential Latino Muslim organization in America. Intertwining poignant personal stories with real excerpts of writings and radio interviews with its founders, this book provides a thorough and detailed account of Alianza Islamica’s history, exploring what it means to be a Latino Muslim in America.

As a powerful read for both devout Muslims and newcomers to the faith, or anyone who wants to learn more about the deeply interesting history of Islam in the Latino community, Alianza Islamica: Spanish Harlem’s Islamic Odyssey will speak to your soul as it brings to light the rich and vibrant legacy of this incredible movement.

Book cover for "Alianza Islamica: Spanish Harlem's Islamic Odyssey."
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Ojalá Foundation Community Potluck

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Zakat Foundation – 7421 W 100th Pl, Bridgeview, Illinois 60455

Join Ojalá Foundation for an evening of authentic halal Latino foods as we listen to the amazing history of the first Latino Islamic Center and community in America from it’s co-founder Ramon Rahim Ocasio.

All are welcome to attend and benefit as we learn from the past to build our future.

Ramon Rahim Ocasio was a former copy editor/contributing editor for The Message magazine, and a former Guidance Council member of the Washington branch of the Islamic Party of North America. He has lectured on Islam and the legacy of Islamic Spain at institutions such as New York University, Howard University, Baruch College , Boricua College, Rutgers University, Cooper Union, Northeastern University and America’s Islamic Heritage Museum.

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