Category: Islam in America
Black American Sunni Muslims and Their Leaders, Contextually Speaking, by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Black American Sunni Muslims and converts to Islam are arguably the most leaderless Muslim demographic on the face of the Earth. Can we blame that on the Muslim leaders themselves? Is anyone to blame?
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.
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.
Audio Khutba: Explanation of the Hadith: “The Most Beloved People to Allah”, by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Click on the link to listen to a very nice explanation of this hadith by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad, recorded at Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center, Sacramento California.
Are Black American Muslims Arguing Themselves Into Oblivion? By Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
We argue about the prohibited things, we argue about the permissible things, and we seem to argue most unfalteringly about the things that are in between. When we get tired of that, we find new things to make prohibited and then argue about that. We argue about fiqh, we argue about tafseer, we argue about…
Audio Khutba: Quran; The Divine Inheritance of Every Believer, by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Remember beloveds, that as Muslims, we have the divine, God given right, to take from the Quran, and from the authentic sunna of our Prophet ﷺ, anything, and everything, that benefits us in our religion, and in our lives….
Racial Politics in Muslim America, by Imam Luqman Ahmad
The issue of racial and ethnic division, in a pluralistic society like the United States in one of the most difficult issues of our time. Many of are afraid to even talk about it, let alone face it head on. However, our time on this planet is short.
The Dangers of Making things Haraam, Without Having Clear Evidence, by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
There is enough prohibited activity in people’s lives today to keep us busy for the rest of the century. There is no need to go about searching for new things to declare haraam.