This special issue, African American Muslim Contributions through Philanthropy, brings together four pieces of scholarship that span the history of African American Islam from the period of enslavement to the creation of specific Black denominations in the middle twentieth century to the rise of the Nation of Islam in the late twentieth century to the vibrancy of Black American Muslim communities today. Together, they demonstrate the critical role that Islam has played in the moral imaginations behind and the communal practices of African American philanthropy.