Category: American Muslims
OATHS, VOWS, CONTRACTS AND COVENANTS IN MUSLIM AMERICA, Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
The whole idea of vows (nuthoor/نذور), covenant (meethaaq/ميثاق), contract (ahd or aqd/عهد او عقد) and fealty (bay’ah/بيعة) has been nearly forgotten and lost amongst us. Even though verbal pledges, oaths, contracts, are a integral part of the Islamic system of accountability, justice, and order. The Prophet SAWS used to require that people pledge (bay’ah) when…
Marginalization of the Black Muslim community by the immigrant Muslims, Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Marginalization of the Black Muslim community by the immigrant Muslims, is a part of virtually every problem facing Black American Muslims. If affects our condition more than many of us know, From the thousands of Muslim owned liquor stores that blanket the country from coast to coast in just about every Black neighborhood in the…
The Philosophy of Self Hate, Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad.
So now you have people, even some Imams, saying that you cannot follow the Quran and Sunna on your own. Wait a minute! This view, on the surface, is very misleading, and cannot be true in all cases. It is true that complexities from the Quran and Sunna, requires some scholarly detail and explanation. However,…
Why Black American Muslim and Convert Communities are Headed Towards Extinction, by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Many folks prefer that American Muslim converts are oblivious to their own realities, especially when it comes to the decline of convert communities.
The Philadelphia Negroe Muslim, by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
If there was any American city which could be rightly called the heart of Islam in America, it would be the City of Philadelphia.
A Short History of How Tawheed [Islamic Monotheism] Survived in America Since Slavery.
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.
The Difference Between Brotherhood, Homiehood, and Haterhood, by Imam Luqman Ahmad
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.
The Gritty Side of Muslim Aqeeda Wars, By Imam Luqman Ahmad
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.
American Muslim converts; looks like you are on your own. By Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
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.
Top Ten Priorities For American Muslims in 2016, by Imam Luqman
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 Allah and not for the sake of our public image, for the sake of popularity,…