Sep 14, 2017
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 aqiqah (first haircut) at the
mosque in Saginaw.
In this episode, Ahmed takes a step back and Khalila Rashada interviews her grandfather in the Saginaw house she grew up in.
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