4th/5th Islamic Studies Update
Salamualaiukum wa rahmtullahi wa baraktu,
This week we talked about relating everything we covered during the semester, including good character and basic tenets of Islam, into the world we live in today. We talked about being Muslims living in a non-Muslim country and that as Muslims we must abide by the laws of the land we live in so long as it doesn’t conflict with our core principles as Muslims. We gave examples such as following traffic laws and civic laws. We then gave hypothetical examples of situations where laws in place are contrary to our core beliefs and what our response should be as Muslims. We also began talking about our role and responsibility as Muslims and citizens of the world.