Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Islam and Social Justice

Salaam Alaikum,

At ISNA 2005, Farid Esack, and Ingrid Mattson (Vice-President, ISNA) gave an excellent panel on Islam and Social Justice:

"Islam, Activism, and Social Justice: Solidarity with the Mustadifin The primary goal of this session is to educate Muslims about the role Islam should play in their lives with regard to social justice activities."
This talk is now available on the Ihsan Podcast, or you can click here to listen (web streaming) direct mp3 audio link here.

Or, click here to listen/subscribe on itunes

And please do leave your thoughts regarding this panel in the comments section.

(begins with a brief song/nasheed)


6 comment(s):

  • salaam 'alaikum

    ok i've seen it here and at alt.muslim... WHAT is a podcast? -- UmmZaid

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/08/2005 11:59:00 AM  

  • Salaam Alaikum, Umm Zaid,

    you don't know what a podcast is?! ;) it is the newest "in thing" - in the on-line world... like an audio blog... do you have itunes installed on your computer? (of-course, if you had a mac... :))

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/08/2005 01:44:00 PM  

  • Thank you very much for posting this. I couldn't make it to the actual talk, but it was a pleasure haering it. Farid and Ingrid were both very powerful.
    We need more of this!
    -Emily Harry

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/09/2005 08:55:00 AM  

  • ditto, many thanks for posting it. brilliant lecture. was just wondering, does anyone have the link to the full anasheed that starts the podcast off? ive heard it ages ago and brought back memories :).

    By Blogger sumayya, at 9/10/2005 01:05:00 PM  

  • As Salaam u Alaikum,


    i see farid still hasnt had that cough/throat checked out....

    sumayya, i know the original ghazal was by indira naik...

    rab rakha,

    By Blogger malangbaba, at 9/11/2005 11:58:00 AM  

  • Program on the emergence of civilization.

    "14 species of large animals capable of domesitcation in the history of mankind.
    13 from Europe, Asia and northern Africa.
    None from the sub-Saharan African continent. "
    And disfavor.

    They point out Africans’ failed attempts to domesticate the elephant and zebra, the latter being an animal they illustrate that had utmost importance for it's applicability in transformation from a hunting/gathering to agrarian-based civilization.

    The roots of racism are not of this earth.

    Austrailia, aboriginals:::No domesticable animals.

    The North American continent had none. Now 99% of that population is gone.

    AIDS in Africa.

    Organizational Heirarchy
    Heirarchical order, from top to bottom:

    1. MUCK - perhaps have experienced multiple universal contractions (have seen multiple big bangs), creator of the artificial intelligence humans ignorantly refer to as "god"
    2. Perhaps some mid-level alien management
    3. Mafia (evil) aliens - runs day-to-day operations here and perhaps elsewhere (On planets where they approved evil.)

    Terrestrial management:

    4. Chinese/egyptians - this may be separated into the eastern and western worlds
    5. Romans - they answer to the egyptians
    6. Mafia - the real-world interface that constantly turns over generationally so as to reinforce the widely-held notion of mortality
    7. Jews, corporation, women, politician - Evidence exisits to suggest mafia management over all these groups.

    Survival of the favored.

    Movies foreshadowing catastrophy
    1985 James Bond View to a Kill 1989 San Francisco Loma Prieta earthquake.

    Many Muslims are being used like the Germans and Japanese of wwii::being used to hurt others and envoke condemnation upon their people.

    I wish I could find a source to educate many Muslim fundamentalists. Muhammad is alive. He is a man chosen like Jesus Christ and, due to his historical status, will live forever.

    They can affect the weather and Hurricane Katrina was accomplished for many reasons and involves many interests, as anything this historical is::
    1. Take heat off Sheenhan/Iraq, protecting profitable war machine/private war contracts
    2. Gentrification. New Orleans median home price of $84k is among the lowest in major American cities, certainly among desirable cities.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/01/2005 04:14:00 PM  

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