This wedding photo taken at Yasin Masjid in 1971 by Dar ul Islam Movement photographer Khalil AbdulKhabir at the ceremony of  Mahmoud Andrade Ibrahim and Karima Amatullah, aided in establishing Islam as a cultural reality within the imagination of the larger African American community.

This wedding photo taken at Yasin Masjid in 1971 by Dar ul Islam Movement photographer Khalil AbdulKhabir at the ceremony of  Mahmoud Andrade Ibrahim and Karima Amatullah, aided in establishing Islam as a cultural reality within the imagination of the larger African American community.

 

The Collection (the new Dar-ul-Islam Collection Website) is the product of the efforts of Sis. Kamila AbdulKhabir who holds a B.A. in Art and Visual Technology from George Mason University, VA.  and Sh. Khalil AbdulKhabir, Movement photographer and former Director of Islamic Chaplains for New York State. 

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The Dar ul Islam community was a grassroots movement established primarily by African Americans in Brooklyn, New York around 1962. Its purpose was to uphold life as governed by Quranic teachings and the sunnah (example) of the Prophet Muhammad. It was at Yasin Mosque, an old three-story building tucked away on Herkimer Place that congregants gathered to establish the call to God. Though the Mosque was named after a chapter in the Quran, the community as a whole was loosely referred to as, the Dar.                       Click here to access The Collection