AT THEIR FEET is a rare project to both pay homage to, and learn from, one of the most unique communities to ever grace the planet: African-American Muslim Elders born in the 1930s-1950s.
To sit “at the feet” indicates an exchange between student and teacher. Sage and apprentice. Master and disciple.
Inside, you’ll learn and read stories on a variety of life experiences. You’ll read how some of our elders accepted Islam as their way of life on their own in their early teens. You’ll read about experiences traversing Jim Crow. You’ll read about family and business and building communities from the ground up.
The 50 essays within are ripe with secrets and insights that can help the current and future generations usher in new social heights.
AT THEIR FEET is a call to rediscover the powerful age-old practice of learning from elders so that we may illuminate and become the best of humankind.
*This anthology was conceived by Imam Abdullah El-Amin of the Muslim Center in Detroit, Michigan; led by his daughter, cultural anthropologist, and publisher, Zarinah El-Amin of Book Power Publishing; and contributed to by Dr. Alisa Perkins of the Detroit Storytelling Project and creative writer, Ayah Rashid.
At Their Feet is a production of Book Power Publishing. A portion of proceeds goes towards the Enliven Your Soul Foundation for Global Advancement and the scholarships supported by Dr. Cheryl El-Amin.
Join us on Sunday, March 5, 2023 for our official BOOK LAUNCH at the Muslim Center, 1605 W. Davison, Detroit MI 48238.