“Speak truth to power.” How often we hear these words, especially when power takes the side of falsehood and injustice. Yet, power, falsehood and injustice are not the only challenges to truth. Pain — emotional, psychological or spiritual — can be an equally powerful inhibitor of the will to speak the truth….
ALIM on February 16, 2015
Dr. Sherman Jackson
Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans
March 19, 2014
Parvez Ahmed and Zaki Hasan of Diffused Congruence had an in-depth chat with with Islamic scholar Dr. Muneer Fareed on a variety of topics, including the distinctions between secular and spiritual scholarship, what he learned during his time as an imam in Detroit, and his work with ISNA (the Islamic Society of North America), the ALIM Program, and more.
February 11, 2014
Of all there is to lament about popular discourse in the Muslim community, the most glaring is perhaps its predictability. As a friend once offered during a moment of near lyric poignancy, “If you can get down the ‘3 M’s’; music, moons, and meat, you’ve encompassed two-thirds of what Muslims discuss within their community forums! Of course, he was being facetious; nevertheless, his assessment was accurate….
ALIM on January 3, 2014