The Mega List Of Resources On Bilal Ibn Rabah, Reviews And Critiques of The Movie Bilal- A New Breed of Hero

A collection of posts on the blessed companion of the Prophet Muhammad [saw] Bilal Ibn Rabah


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

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Critiques of the Movie:

Why I walked out of the movie, Bilal

Hype about Bilal: A New Breed of Heroes

Kamilah Munirah Sayyidi

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
*Pre-Islamic Arabia
*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
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

Book on Bilal raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) by H.L. Craig

Article in Arabic on Bilal raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him)

Imam Dawud Walid on Lesser Discussed Info About Bilal raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him)

Imam Omar Suleiman on Bilal Ibn Rabah raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him)

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi | Lives of Sahaba 64 – Bilal Ibn Rabah

Ustadh Mohamed Hoblos on Bilal raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) and Abu Dharr raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him)

Mufti Menk On The Muaddhin raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him)

Shaykh Zahir mahmoud on Bilal Ibn Rabah raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him)

Urdu Lectures on Bilal raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him)

Indonesian Lecture on Bilal raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) by Dr Khalid Basalamah

Please leave favorite resources on Bilal raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) in any langugae in comments.

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