Tag: Muslim Americans
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.
Respectfully Mr. President; Some American Muslims are not afraid, and we darn sure aren’t worried
When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, I was a fourth grader at Francis D. Pastorious Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pa. We stood outside and sang; ‘we shall overcome’. The second chorus was; ‘we are not afraid’. I wasn’t afraid then, and I sure as heck, aren’t going to start being afraid now.
Audio Khutba: It is the Duty of the Ummah and Every Muslim to Be Bearers of Witness! By Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
It is the duty of the Ummah, and of every single Muslim to be a bearer of witness, to the degree that you are able. This was the function of our Prophet (SAWS), and the function of the Prophets that came before him. This is the topic of this khutba recorded at Masjid Ibrahim Islamic…
The Alcohol, Crack Pipe and Lottery Ticket Da’wah, By Imam Luqman Ahmad
As one young Muslim put it; “here we are on one corner, inviting people to Islam and explaining to them the morality of Islam, and the detriment of a 40 ounce drinking, weed smoking, crack smoking lifestyle, while there is a Muslim business on the other corner selling them everything they need to partake in…
Why Thugs Can’t Raise a Nation; The Importance of Good Parenting
Make it your mission to be a parent or a step parent, in the true sense. Relish in it, meet it head on, accept it, value it, immerse yourself in it, work it, embrace it, grab it by the horns, greet it with enthusiasm, cherish it, be about it, face it, love it, handle it,…
Hurdling the American Muslim Challenge, by Imam Luqman Ahmad
One thing that we must keep in mind is that we are a diverse community; however, that diversity is only a virtue if we navigate it correctly by coming together.
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.
Leaderless in Muslim America by Shaykh Luqman Ahmad
To be leaderless in Islam is simply unthinkable. The fact that it is a condition to which many of us have grown accustomed, does not mitigate its negative consequence. ….
A Muslim Response to Criticism and Parody of Islam
When the Prophet (SAWS) was negotiating the famed treaty of Hudaibiyyah, the Meccan delegate Suhail ibn Amr did not accept the Prophet’s title (Muhammad Messenger of Allah) to be written on the contract and only agreed to the Prophet’s name; Muhammad ibn Abdullah, on the document. Suhail justified the slight by saying; “If we actually…