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Paperback, 75 pages
Published 2018 by Al Madina Institute
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Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There is a division between Muslim activism and Muslim scholarship where the two categories view each other with suspicion and presumption that entrenches divide. This book seeks to navigate the dichotomy of activism and Islam and build bridges between two necessary communities and fields within which Islam can and should operate. This is a handbook. There is far more that can be said on the subject but this handbook is a noble and succinct attempt at bridging the gap between scholarship and act ...more
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
'Towards Sacred Activism' is one of the very few contemporary books that deals with activism from an Islamic perspective and is written by Dawud Walid, an imam and civil rights activist based in the U.S.

It's an introduction to navigating activism as a Muslim. It's concise and covers core Islamic principles relating to activism that can be applicable to any societal/political issue. Given that approach, it doesn't really cover any one specific issue or ideology except for the chapter on engageme
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really great book, would consider adding to any organization college level or otherwise especially if they engage in civic and social justice. Striving for justice means knowing, at least generally, the Islamic foundation and paradigm for justice, and how our ethos ties back to Allah swt. It’s on the short side, I do wish it was longer and went more in depth on some of the points discussed, but the length also makes it an easy, accessible read. Also ends with practical advice.
Naufal Muhammad
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eloquently said, end with beautiful advice
Faisal Chaudhary
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very short and concise book with a lot of wisdom for the activist. You can tell the writer has been involved in community affairs for 20 plus years.
Adnan Rahman
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very important and necessary read for Muslim activists or advocates for social justice, and whilst the Qur’an and Sunnah is the ultimate guide for us to refer back to for guidance, this is particularly good to refer back to in terms of how we go about our activism specifically.

I do however think it’s quite short and brief which is good in the sense that it makes it accessible, but I do think this in tandem with a biography of the Prophet (SAW) would be good. Would recommend Tariq Ramadan’s ‘The
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