Layla Abdullah-Poulos reviews the movie on her blog NBA Muslims.
The movie Bilal: a New Breed of Hero connected with me as a descendant of slaves and inheritor of the Black Muslim Movement in the United States.
I wanted to have the opportunity to write deeply about Bilal and his sister Ghufairah and draw connections between them and so many lost Black Muslims during the Atlantic Slave Trade as well as parallels of Islam as simultaneously being a means of spiritual enlightenment and personal liberation.
Review of the movie Bilal discussing lessons like gheerah- A New Breed of Hero by Imam Marc Manley (Spoiler Alert)
Review by nueroscientist Dr Marwa Azab
Margari Aziza: Power of One
As grandma Sara’s memory fades, what remains are the stories she told us. My three other grandparents died by the time I was five and all I am left with are memories of the stories my mother told me about them. I was in graduate school when I gathered enough courage to ask grandma Sara what it was like when she was young in Jim Crow South. She recounted the fear she felt when encountering groups of white men on those country roads. She told me about her father, Carlos Hilton, the farmer who had the courage to stand up against white men who wanted to take what was his. “He didn’t take no mess,” she said proudly. He eventually migrated North because the threat of lynchings. Facing daily threats of violence and degradation, I wonder, how did my ancestors survive Jim Crow and slavery? What inner source of power gave them the fortitude to carry on? Reflecting on accounts of Bilal ibn Rabah’s life, I am finding my own strength in embracing struggle and in finding hope through unity. Read rest here
Critiques of the Movie:
Hype about Bilal: A New Breed of Heroes
So incredibly excited to see Bilal: A New Breed of Hero – Movie this weekend! 🎉 💗 ✊🏾
I have read bad press by those who hate anything with a religious- moral message.
I have read the racist comments of those who refuse to watch a movie about a Black Abyssinian- Ethiopian man.
I have read misinformation and false assumptions from those who looked at the preview and dismissed it, but did not do any further research because his skin was too light.
We are not going to let them stop us! When a movie like this gets attacked from all sides, you know it’s going to be good!
This is the Seerah, based off the true story of one of the most Eminent Companions: Bilal ibn Rabah 💗
What you see in this trailer is:
*Bilal ibn Rabah as a child
*Bilal and his sister being enslaved
*Bilal in the household of Umayya
*Abu Baker frees Bilal
*The Battle of Badr with the Angel army on White horses who helped 300 against 1000
So many more theaters and showtimes are now listed onwww.bilalmovie.com
Take your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors and fill up the theaters starting today!
Tariq Toure: The Power of Seeing Yourself on Screen
Zeena AlKurdi :5 Things to Know About The Movie Before Watching It | Review of Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero
Imam Dawud Walid on Lesser Discussed Info About Bilal
Imam Omar Suleiman on Bilal Ibn Rabah
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi | Lives of Sahaba 64 – Bilal Ibn Rabah
Ustadh Mohamed Hoblos on Bilal and Abu Dharr
Mufti Menk On The Muaddhin
Shaykh Zahir mahmoud on Bilal Ibn Rabah
Urdu Lectures on Bilal
Indonesian Lecture on Bilal by Dr Khalid Basalamah
Please leave favorite resources on Bilal in any langugae in comments.