Today’s discussion was with a class in the Sociology Department at Eastern Michigan University.
The first portion was about maintaining the spirit of Ramadan through extra fasting, praying in the masjid and reading the Qur’an.
The second portion was about the story of Harun “Ar-Rasheed” asking his wife’s permission to get married to a second wife, her refusal and the verdict given by Sufyan Ath-Thawri (RH) against him.
Yesterday’s lecture was given at The Muslim Center in Detroit.
The following points were touched upon:
1) The reasons why Blackness in early Islamic history has contemporary relevance.
2) Arabness & Blackness are not mutually exclusive, and the problems of Black erasure & Black Orientalism.
3) Highlighting some of the Black Salaf and how Bilal (RA) has been tokenized.
Today’s khutbah was given at the Dearborn Community Center.
Last Friday’s khutbah was delivered at the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs (MCWS) in Canton, MI.