When we see terrible things happening to our ummah, what are we called upon to do? Are we obligated to share these painful images? How can we use the pain toward something beneficial?
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Dr. Fareeha Khan (1 of 3)
Imam Dawud Walid (2 of 3)
Dr. Fareeha Khan
Dr. Fareeha Khan is an intellectual historian who works on issues related to modern society and Islamic legal and spiritual practice. She is founding member of the Sila Initiative and has served as editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law.
Imam Dawud Walid
Imam Dawud Walid is currently the Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) and member of the Imams Council of Michigan. He has studied under qualified scholars the disciplines of Arabic grammar and morphology (al-Nahw wa al-Sarf), foundations of Islamic jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh), Prophetic narrations (al-Ahadith al-Nabawiyyah) and sciences of the exegesis of the Qur’an (‘Ulum Tafsir al-Qur’an). He previously served as an imam at Masjid Wali Muhammad in Detroit and the Bosnian American Islamic Center in Hamtramck, Michigan. Some of his writings include the books Futuwwah and Raising Males Into Sacred Manhood, Blackness and Islam, and Towards Sacred Activism. Imam Dawud has lectured at over 100 institutions of higher learning in North America, Great Britain and West Africa about Islam and social justice as well as spoken at the 2008 and 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Conventions alongside prominent speakers such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson and former Congressman Keith Ellison.
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