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.
When I told my wife that I was inspired to write a blog post about her, she asked me why? I told her that I wanted people to know that a rough dude like me can still fall in love with a woman like her.
Muslim values are those contained in our scriptures and religious texts. American Muslim values, however, are as varied as American values are and have a wider spectrum of diversity than there are colors in a rainbow.
This whole conversation about race in America is a teachable moment for American Muslims. Racism is a moral issue at its core, and has to do with the way we view and understand God Almighty.
It doesn’t say anywhere in our scriptures that we should work so hard to change others and not admit or even entertain the idea that perhaps we need to change.
“America is more than what many Muslims think of her. I’m not blind to her faults but it is wrong to believe that our country and our history is without virtue’. – Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad These are the United… Read More ›
Allah did not bring you to Islam simply to fight the same fights, argue the same arguments, and perpetuate the same bigotries that have plagued Muslims worldwide. He didn’t guide you to Islam to buy into anyone’s sect, schism, or parochial version of Islam, or to be second class Muslims in your own country.
2016 Top Ten Priorities for American Muslims (faith based list) Remove politics from the practice of our faith, and give the religion back to Allah. Everything we do in the name of our religion should be for the sake of… Read More ›