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.
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,…
Audio Khutba; The benefits of Living Right; Fawaa’id al-Istiqaamah, by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
If you live right, chances are that you will think right and if you think right then chances are that you will act right. Living right will bring you happiness, self-respect, and a clean heart, and in the long run, it will lead you to Allah’s pleasure, forgiveness, and jannah (paradise).
Can Muslims Create an American Identity? By Imam Luqman Ahmad
American Muslims have come from many diverse paths that led them to where we are today. The notion that a singular, made for the media consumption, Muslim identity can be crafted by a few American Muslim intellectuals (mostly of foreign descent), is absurd, problematic, and misleading. We are who we are; with our differences, our…
Fatwas and the Responsibility of Muslim Scholars in America, by Shaykh Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Scholars of Islam are responsible for upholding the sacred trust that accompanies the acquisition of religious knowledge; which is to explain the religion clearly and concisely and not cover up any part of it.
Things You Should Know About Allah, by Imam Luqman Ahmad (basic aqeeda)
If a snowflake falls in Antarctica, if a rose petal blooms in Stone Mountain Georgia, or if a spoonful of sugar is sprinkled into a cup of coffee in New York City, then be assured that Allah be He Exalted and Glorified, is aware of its shape, its size, its weight and volume. If an…
The Tale of The Two Muslim Americas By Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
By all credible accounts, indigenous African-American and convert Muslims have been relegated to a second class and sometimes even third class status in modern-day Muslim America.
Generational Continuity and Preserving Islam in Your Family; A Case for Maintaining Muslim Congregations. By Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
It is arguable that the biggest problem to beset African American Muslim communities by far are that most of them are not part of communities. This is a dangerous state; especially for someone new to Islam. The basis of success for a community is enjoining upon each other truth and patience. This is best done…
African American Muslims; Making Hard Choices That Will Change Our Condition
There is nothing we can do to change the past beloveds, but we have an opportunity before us for a better future. However, it requires that we submit wholeheartedly to the moral and liturgical principles of Islam. Changing the condition begins with the self. If there was ever a place to begin then I suggest…