Many feel despair when Islamophobes become leaders and hold powerful positions. How can we remain resilient and remain hopeful?
Standing firmly for justice is a core value in Islam which should be given a priority in managing our resources and planning on both individual and community levels. Our efforts in standing for justice should be principled, not exploitative, and should observe Allah’s ﷻ limits. What are the features of our “Standing for Justice” which might differentiate us from other Social Justice and Advocacy movements? What should American Muslims do to deliver to this religious responsibility?
Sr. Linda Sarsour discusses reasons for participating in various social justice causes.
Sister Linda Sarsour reminds us of our history in North America and how we should be proud of our religion and proud citizens of where we live in combatting Islamophobia.
When the first generation of Muslims was just settling down in the US, no one would have dreamt it possible for a black man to be president. After the Obama era and the first female nomination for president, we see that this is not just the land of opportunity, it is the land of extraordinary ambition. We need to live in this world with a purpose. What can we do as an ummah to fulfill that purpose?
Linda Sarsour – The Power of Purpose