Tag: American Muslims
Fiqh and Governance in Black Muslim America, Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad.
Folks are fascinated by scholars, scholarship, and Islamic knowledge these days. It’s much like a form of entertainment to some people. It shouldn’t be that way, but it’s understandable that it is. The wealth of Islamic knowledge, shuyookh, and books of knowledge available is voluminous, fascinating, and detailed. It grabs your attention, amazes you, and…
Waiting for zero risk before visiting masaajid? Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
Ultimately, I fear that the COVID-19 pandemic will leave some of those who believe in a state of perpetual fear of anything and everything. Even now, in the United States some Muslims are speaking of waiting for zero risk before visiting masaajid. When a normal person should already know that there is hardly no such…
4 Reasons Feminism is a Threat to Black Consciousness
4 Reasons Feminism is a Threat to Black Consciousness 4 Reasons Feminism is a Threat to Black Consciousness — Read on wiseafri.com/2019/05/15/4-reasons-feminism-is-a-threat-to-black-consciousness/
The Psychology of American Muslim Sectarianism, by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad
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.
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…
Audio Khutba: How to win (or lose) with your family by Imam Luqman Ahmad
We are leaving a long trail of abuse, broken and severely dysfunctional families, and pain, due to misbehavior, irresponsibility and downright trifling behavior. As Muslims, we should know better, and we have to do better. Our souls and our very civilization is what’s at stake.
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.