Channel: Tahir Wyatt
is called an introduction to the preservation of the shediac.
The word Sharia is a.
It's like a hot button topic these days
is something that if you listen to the radio, news talk shows, whatever, you'll hear this word repeated over and over the word shediac.
As a matter of fact, there are up until today, approximately 20 states out of the 50 states that we live in, that have proposed to adopt legislation that would prohibit the practice of Sharia,
as they understand it.
And they claim that
there are extremists here in the United States of America,
that are trying to turn
the United States into an Islamic State.
many of us come from the east coast, whether it's Philadelphia, or New York, or New York, and we live in our own bubbles. And we're comfortable being Muslims in those areas, because we see people who look like Muslims, just about everywhere we go. It's easy for us to find halau food, people don't look at you strange, because you're dressed funny,
if you will.
And a lot of times we become oblivious to what's really going on.
Because we get in trapped
in a bubble. And we believe that that's where we live, that's what Islam in America is our reality.
But Islam just went on trial in the United States of America, for those of you who don't know,
the congressional hearings that they had about Islam, should have been enough to be a wake up call for all of us to recognize that many people in this country view Islam as a threat. They don't view it as a peaceful way of life. That gets one closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And so that should serve as a wake up call. And in fact, one of the candidates running for president right now. He said, and I quote, or he wants to pass a federal law that says that shediac cannot be recognized by any court in the United States of America.
And if I said his name, you will know who he was. And Tennessee.
They are attempting to pass a law
that would make it punishable to practice the [???]tier but up to 15 years in prison.
Now, we'll get to inshallah, Tada. We should, yeah, is because I mean, as we know, making Judo is Sharia.
So if you're caught making Moodle in a public place, would that be punishable? Up to 15 years? These type of implications are very
grave indeed. And it's something that we need to pay attention to.
But the issue is that out of those people who say that they don't want Sharia law in the United States of America, if you ask them what Sharia is, automatically, they'll start talking about the penal system of Islam. So they'll speak about how people are beheaded, and that's barbaric. And that someone steals an apple is going to get his hand chopped off, or whatever else they come up with, and that this is the Sharia. And that's all they know. That is their concept. And that is what they push. Throughout the media. They push that even through cartoons, Aladdin and delights
as Muslims here in America,
are people who happen to be the American people who are not Muslims, for the majority, or the majority of them.
It's very important for us, as Muslims, practicing Islam,
to be able to engage our non Muslim relatives, neighbors, and so on in a meaningful discussion if in fact,
the opportunity arises if you had a co worker, and he came up to you and he said to you, you're a Muslim, right? What's the answer? Yes. What is Sharia? So I heard them talking on the news about Sharia. What is shediac? What's your answer?
Anybody have any
They're gonna go right away and they're going to start thinking about people's heads being chopped off because that's what they think, allows legislation.
So it's important for us to be able to discuss intelligently, what should we do is we need to be able to defend our Deen and we need to be able also to clarify the mahasin or the beautiful aspects of this Deen to those who asked us these types of questions or when the opportunity arises. But before going into and discussing the Sharia, what is it? What are we talking about a linguistic definition or the definition that has been assigned to it by many of the scholars
and before we go into the scope of what it encompasses