Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Unity, Humanity, and Identity – Councilman Basheer Jones | Confident Muslim

Councilman Basheer Jones was elected in November 2017, becoming Cleveland’s first Muslim council representative. From being a force for social justice to saying “Takbeer” in a city council chamber, Councilman Jones exemplifies what it means to be a proud Muslim.

During his #ConfidentMuslim session at the 43rd Annual ICNA-MAS Convention, Councilman Jones discusses racism, what builds a persons’ identity, and appreciating the struggles of the Muslims who laid out the foundation of our community in this country.