Sunday, 31 January 2010

Activism for change

This lecture by Sh. Yassir Fazaga is definitely worth watching.

He gives examples of the Prophets and how they dealt with 'spiritual awakening' as well as 'social reform' of the community.

Key Points:

  • When we see ills around us, it's not for us to curse, but to address as much as we can.
  • As muslims, we have a moral obligation to make a difference.
  • Prioritise. Know what to deal with first.Some things can wait. Address the most important issues first.
  • Engage in campaigns, whether it is about drugs, domestic violence or child abuse.Use the teachings of the Prophet to raise awareness
  • 'If what you believe in does not impact how you behave, then what you believe in is not important'
  • There are sevral issues within our own communities that we need to address. We can do this by putting our masjids to good use.