Alianza Islamica Journal
Published by the first iteration of the organization Alianza Islamica of the mid-80s, it was the first bi-lingual publication of its kind. The journal Alianza Islamica was a joint effort with the Bismi Rabbik Foundation in Chicago. The second iteration of Alianza Islamica as an organization, which lasted from the late 80s to the early 2000s, is the one more popularly associated with the name.
Created with the crude desktop publishing tools of the day, the newsletter Somos… was Alianza Islamica’s flagship publication. The ellipsis in the name was meant to evoke a literal journey of gradual self-revelation that would, in time, make clear who we were as Latino Muslims and our mission in El Barrio.