Friday Reflections: Recorded at MSI Glendale Heights on February 20, 2015
Editor’s note: Recommended pre-reading:
Darul Qasim’s Position on the Moral and Legal Obligations for Muslims Regarding Sexual Crimes
Social Etiquette Amid Due Process in Dealing with Criminal Crises within Muslim Communities
In the wake of the recent criminal charges brought against a prominent Chicago area Muslim scholar, Shaykh Amin presents a short and timely reminder of the prophetic model regarding the social etiquette of acknowledging and respecting the plight of those wronged, at the same time dealing with crimes and criminals within the Muslim community at large. In our times when the internet aids the commission of gossip and eases the propagation of rumors in various spheres of life and living, it is especially challenging for Muslims to hold themselves to the highest ethics and morals embodied in the character of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his rightly guided companions (RA). We must face the challenge of exercising dignified restraint in discussing such matters in the bazaars of social media, more so once such matters have entered legal proceedings. The talk ends with a stern reminder to be aware of the swift acceptance of prayers from those who are wronged. This grounding lecture presents these civilizational values and reminds us to focus on our destination, namely meeting with our Creator ﷻ.