Understanding the Decrease in African American Mosques and Attendees

14 Oct 2021


*Promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

The US Mosque Survey 2020 found a sharp decrease in African American Mosques and the number of African American attendees. In 2020, African American mosques comprised 13% of all mosques, but in 2010, African American mosques accounted for 23% of all mosques—a 43% decrease. This is especially noteworthy considering African American Muslims account for roughly 28% of all American Muslims according to ISPU research.

Panelists Include

• Dr. Ihsan Bagby, Report Author and Primary Investigator
• Dr. Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
• Aisha Al-Adawiya, Founder and President, Women In Islam Inc.
• Imam Jihad Saafir, Founder and Executive Director, ISLAH LA
• Rasheed El Shabazz, Panel moderator and ISPU Black Muslim Experiences Research Fellow

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding