|SNMC Friday Night Lecture on February 9th — with Imam Dr. Zijad
WHAT: Lecture/ Discussion: Racism is un-Islamic
WHEN: Friday, February 9th after ‘Isha prayer (8:15 pm SHARP)
WHO/SPEAKER: Imam Dr. Zijad Delic
WHERE: SNMC Masjid/Mosque
According to the Islamic references as well as pure logic, Islam stands against all forms of racism and bigotry. Racism is defined as the belief that one ethnicity is superior to another, or one color of skin is superior to another, or the people of one country are superior to another. Such repulsive beliefs are the traits of pre-Islamic ignorance (al-jahiliyyah). As Muslims, people of faith in One God, we believe that all people are born equal in the sight of Allah and the only characteristic that makes someone superior to another is righteousness (al-taqwa). All are welcome for this frank discussion on the topic of an evil that still lives in the community of believers.