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Episode 33: A 91-Year-Old Imam Still Finds Joy In The Podcast Studio See Something Say Something

    • Personal Journals

Abdurrahim Rashada has seen a lot in his life.  He served in the Navy during World War II. He survived and escaped the Jim Crow South. He worked in the GM factories of Michigan and saw their rise and fall. And then, he joined the Nation of Islam, attracted by their message of freedom, justice, and equality for black folks. And later, when the community moved towards Sunnism, he learned to adapt  to a broader community of immigrant Muslims. In 1988, he met Ahmed when he had his first aqiqa

Abdurrahim Rashada has seen a lot in his life.  He served in the Navy during World War II. He survived and escaped the Jim Crow South. He worked in the GM factories of Michigan and saw their rise and fall. And then, he joined the Nation of Islam, attracted by their message of freedom, justice, and equality for black folks. And later, when the community moved towards Sunnism, he learned to adapt  to a broader community of immigrant Muslims. In 1988, he met Ahmed when he had his first aqiqa

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