Nevertheless, my first advice for any new or first generation Muslim is that you do not join a sect. You will probably be better off as a Muslim without one.
All I’m saying is that Islam is not Black, it is not White, it is not Arab, not Asian, and not Oriental. Islam is the religion of Allah and it transcends everything. That’s the point.
So how can you tell a real sheikh or scholar from a pretender or a false one? Below are seven different traits to look for that may reveal that your sheikh is actually a fake or a con-man.
you can’t test a person and ask him; “who do you love more? Sheikh Abdul-Qaadir al-Jaylaani, or the black woman who used to sweep the masjid during the time of the Prophet ﷺ?
Hajj is the only place on earth, and the only season of the Islamic calendar year, where race, power, occupation, status, ethnicity, or politics have no standing.
In a socio-economic sense, most African Americans live in a second-class, plantation-like existence. Don’t get me wrong, it beats outright slavery, but it’s a slave-like existence nonetheless. Even if an African American gains power and influence in this country, they… Read More ›
Homies frequently like to come through the back door. Your homie will tell you what you want to hear and not what you need to hear. Brothers prefer to come through the front door; they tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear.
Sectarianism can produce a Crip versus Bloods mentality. People ready to argue and fight with someone over their sect, their sheikh, even over their madhhab or tariqa.
The different points of Islamic creed number in the hundreds. It is impossible to sit down with someone and go over point by point to see if you agree on every detail.
This not so subtle lexical lunge into la la land regarding the word Islam is just one casualty of modern-day political correctness. The religion of Islam is built upon divine truths, not politically engineered truisms.