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Embracing God By Embracing America: American Muslims, Shari’ah & the Constitution

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – Preamble of the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution.

What is the Shari’ah? Is it taking over America? Can American Muslims embrace the United States’ Constitution as believing Muslims?

Extra Reading

Maqasid al-Shari’ah handout/cheatsheet [PDF].

Dr. Sherman Jackson’s response, ” ‘Soft Shari‘a Fundamentalism’ and the Totalitarian Epistemology of Vincent Cornell” in [PDF].

Vincent Cornell’s article, “Reasons Public and Divine: Liberal Democracy, Shari‘a Fundamentalism, and the Epistemological Crisis of Islam.” [PDF].

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  • Imam Sohaib says:
    February 10, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Asalamon Alaikum,

    Astaghfurillah!! This is a bad topic. It is impossible to “Embrace God” by “Embracing America.” America is the great Shaytan. The NYPD and the other organizations are spying on us in our Masjids. We can only “Embrace God” by embracing Islamic countries like the Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Those are the countries of God. We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us!! How much did the American government agencies pay you to hold this program?

  • Marc says:
    February 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    @”Imam” Sohaib. LOL!! My name is Marc Manley and I approve this message!

  • Imam Sohaib says:
    February 10, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Alhamdulilah :) I am just messing with you Brother. I think you are doing excellent work. This was a good talk. Keep it up Akhi!

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