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Islam and the evils of racism
Date: 03 Nov 2018
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Highfields community centre,
96 Melbourne Road
Leicester, LE2 0DS United Kingdom
About this event:
EVILS OF RACISM IN ISLAM:
By Shaykh Zahir Mahmood
Shaykh Zahir Mahmood will explore the prophetic injunctions in regards to racism and discrimination based on ethnicity, economic status, gender, and societal position, based on the verse;
“People, We created you all from a single man and a single woman, and made you into races and tribes so that you should recognize one another. In God’s eyes, the most honoured of you are the ones most mindful of Him: God is all knowing, all aware.” Surah al-Hujurat (49:13)
Coupled with the farewell sermon of the prophet ﷺ:
“O people, verily your Lord is One and your father is one. Verily there is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab or of a non-Arab over an Arab, or of a white over a black, or of a black over a white, except in terms of taqwa. Have I conveyed the message?” They said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ has conveyed the message.(Musnad Ahmed).
With Islam’s early abolitionist stance and setting the record straight in regards to equal rights for all members of the society, there is no surprise that fundamental rights were given to all, yet in many a Muslim societies, be they in the Arab, African, Asian, American world continue to suffer under the crushing weight of racism.
Join us for an uplifting talk by Shaykh Zahir Mahmood on this topic.
AFRICAN MUSLIM DIAPORA IN SOUTH ASIA: INTEGRATION & HERITAGE.
By Ustadh Mohammed Artan
Muslims claimed citizenry of any Islamic lands they inhabited and integration was the norm. The Indian Ocean Civilisations and societies of the Muslims are no exception, specially with the Indian Ocean being the highway for both Africans and Asians for millennia’s, cross culture identity was the norm. This lecture aims to explore and uncover the deep routed relationship and history of African Muslims in South Asia, their legacy in Politics, Scholarship, and much more.
Africans and South Asian have shared history in many areas such as trade, religion, arts, politics, and human interactions, though these links are rarely explored and discussed.
Ustadh Mohammed Artan will explore the many Africans that have found their way in South Asia as traders, slaves, administrators, artists and made their home in modern day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, with wide ranging consequences.
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