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Towards Sacred Activism : New
Towards Sacred Activism : New
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Details:   Towards Sacred Activism : New,
*[A5] Paperback - 75 pages,
by Dawud Walid,
Foreword by Imam Zaid Shakir,
Published by Al-Madina Institute, USA.

Description :

Towards Sacred Activism is an attempt at providing concise, general guidance to Muslims in the West regarding engagement in social justice activism from an Islamic perspective. I do not profess that the brief contents within are the sole authority on this issue, nor do I believe that this work should go un-critiqued. It is but an attempt to present some general parameters and reminders based upon fundamental aspects of Islam drawn from our rich tradition which focus on building and supporting model life for all of Allah s creation, humans being the priority.

"This work by Imam Dawud Walid, Towards Sacred Activism, is a very valuable addition to the ever growing library of English Islamic literature. The title itself, however, seems to hint at an oxymoron. After all, activism, as usually understood, implies a passionate, engulfing engagement with the world, while the sacred implies that which is of or related to God, who is, in many critical aspects, distinct from the world. This seeming contradiction only exists when we view the world through the dichotomised lens provided us by the modern West.

As more and more Muslims adopt that lens as part of their effort to both understand and engage the modern world, the gap between the religious scholar, viewed by many as the principal defender and preserver of the sacred in the world, and the activist, grows wider." ---Imam Zaid Shakir, Zaytuna College.

Small Extract :

"Hence, any Muslim activist who is mindful of Allah, Mighty & Sublime, must first learn the rulings from the Qur’an, the rulings from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and the consensus of what Muslim jurists have agreed upon relating what is obligatory, recommended, reprehensible and forbidden pertaining to general issues which are being advocated or organised around. "

About The Author :

Dawud Walid is an imam in the Metropolitan Detroit area and is a senior fellow at the Auburn Seminary based in New York City. He is also co-author of the previously released book entitled “Centering Black Narrative: Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims." 

Table of Contents :


---[1]. What is Justice?
--------Linguistic Definition of Justice,
--------Functional Definition of Justice,

---[2]. The Obligation of Social Justice Activism;
--------Obligation of Enjoining Good & Forbidding Evil from the Qur'an,
--------Further Evidence from the Prophetic Tradition,
--------Consequences of Neglecting of Enjoining Good & Forbidding Evil from the Qur'an.

---[3]. Prerequisites for Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil;
--------Checking Intentions,
--------Acquiring Knowledge of Good and Evil,
--------Learning American History and Being Aware of the Socio-Political Enviroment,
--------Verifying Facts Before Acting,
--------Taking Consultation before Acting.

---[4]. Etiquettes of Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil;
--------Holding One's Self Accountable,
--------Inclining Towards Pardoning and Tenderness and Avoiding the Ignorant.

---[5]. Entering Into Coalitions for Social Justice;
--------The Implications of Alliances,
--------The Difference Between Coalitions and Alliances.

---[6]. Wading Through Contentions of LGBT Community Engagement;
--------The Position that Muslims should Advocate for gay Rights to Protect Their Own Rights,
--------An Opposing View That Muslims Should Not Advocate for LGBTQ Rights,
--------Centering Religious Identity Regarding LGBTQ Engagement,
--------Brief Suggestions for LGBTQ Engagement.

---[7]. Spiritual Self-care for Sacred Activism ;

---[8]. Conclusion;
--------With the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, the Merciful Redeemer.

*Dimensions : 21.7 x 14cm.

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 November, 2019.