Category: Criticism of Islam
The Conning of the American Muslim, Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Ask your child or teenager the meaning of Islam. If they say ‘peace’, then you have deceived them already, and if we think that on the Day of Judgment, Allah will accept the excuse of Islamophobia for not praying, not giving charity, and not fasting, we have deceived ourselves
Condemning Violent Extremism; Is It Working For Us? By Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
There is a difference between taking a firm and unequivocal principled position against something, and between taking an episodic stance against something according to media, political, and public relations considerations.
A Muslim Response to Criticism and Parody of Islam
Originally posted on Imam Luqman Ahmad Mosque Without Borders: Part One of two parts: By Shaykh Luqman Ahmad Given the constitutional guarantees of free speech in America, it is not likely any time soon that Americans will simply give up, criticizing or making fun of Islam, the Prophet (SAWS) or Muslims. The national campaign by some…
The Anger Games, Putting The Brakes on Muslim Rage, By Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
There will always be people, groups and institutions who will do, say, or write something that we can consider an affront to the dignity of the beloved, Prophet of God, Muhammad (SAWS). Should Muslims therefore assume a perpetual state of protest? On second thought, How about we just appoint a group of people whose job…
A Worldwide Open Letter from Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad to the Muslim Protesters and Demonstrators Against the negative film about the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS),
The legacy and dignity of Rasoolillah lives through our actions and is carried on in following his way of good charachter, and tolerance for those who disparage him, and in bringing the light of faith and strong moral foundation to the world. The Prophet (SAWS) is under no threat of any human being; he is…
Defend the Prophet (SAWS) by following His Way, not by Following Our Emotions, by Imam Luqman Ahmad
In the din of condemnation of free expression of a negative statements and views directed towards Islam and Muslims, we forget to condemn as well, the misguided overreactions of the world’s Muslims to criticisms of our faith that is only meant as a test of our own moral resolve. Even if we win the battle…
CAIR’s ‘Sharing Ramadan’ Campaign: Well intended? Maybe. Bad Idea? Definately!
Ramadan is a pillar of faith, and should in not be prostituted as part of a public relations campaign initiated by a national political Islamic organization, to alter perceived public opinion about Islam.
American Muslims in 2011: The Year We Start Looking in the Mirror
The overwhelming majority of Muslim Americans are hard working, law abiding, and peaceful. human beings. I think that most Americans are aware of this despite the efforts of those who are convinced of the opposite and are hell bent upon demonizing our faith and playing upon the fears and misunderstandings many Americans have about Islam…
The Islamophobia Charade ; American Muslim Leaders Just Don’t Get It
If we want to insist upon making islamophobia our number one obsession, then the least we can do is come up with an approach that makes sense, and is in fact, Islamic.
Advice for Ramadan From Imam Luqman Ahmad;Patience and Forgiveness towards Anti-Islamic Sentiment,
Ramadan is a month when Muslims should exhibit the best qualities in the face of spiritual tests and challenges that lay in our paths. Since it is a month when the purpose is to obtain taqwa (piety), we should take care to follow the correct principles of faith and guidance when responding to challenges and…