The present storms in which Muslims currently go through, the types of temptation to which they are painfully exposed, and the unfavorable social trends closely growing around them have caused religion to become something strange so that those who adhere to it are likened to something weird. The Messenger ﷺ described our current time saying: “The one who holds onto his religion is like one who holds on to burning coal.” There is no doubt that Muslims today need the means of steadfastness standing for their Islamic principles and beliefs more than their predecessors among the salaf did, and that the effort required is greater because of the corruption of our time and the scarcity of help. How can we successfully weather the storm and stand firm for our principles and beliefs till the last moments of our life?
From being singled out at the airport, to facing racism when going about our daily routine, hate crimes are on the rise against Muslim women. It is also clear that racism is impacting other marginalized communities as well. What impact is bigotry having on our community’s collective psyche? How do we go beyond surface level “wonkiness” and build a community committed to antiracism work for all people?
This is a lecture given by Ustatha Iesha Prime during the Acting Single While Married Conference at Sister Clara Muhammad School (Philadelphia Masjid) in Philly. During her talk she elaborated on areas of the marriage many women fall short.