In this inauguration issue, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Muhammad, civil rights leader and President of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), shares his personal history working with Obama on the South Side of Chicago and the immense impact his candidacy has on Muslims both at home and abroad. Malcolm X’s middle child, Ilyasah Shabazz, pays homage to her father and explains why he would be ecstatic over this moment in history. Elan’s founder and publisher, Moniza Khokhar, takes a look ahead as she highlights how Obama’s international upbringing may positively influence his future policies. Hear from everyday Muslim Americans as they weigh in on our new President, while an intricate world map pinpoints Obama’s precise relation to the world - and you might just be surprised by a few of these.
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