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"On Divinity, Justice and Muslims Murdering Muslims"


Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl reminds us of our covenant with God, as representatives on this earth, to uphold justice. He discusses the verses in the Quran that equate justice with divinity, and divinity with justice, and explains the covenant and its implications. He discusses the Quranic verses where God states unequivocally what happens to Muslims who kill other Muslims unjustly, and those who kill those who uphold God's justice. He calls Muslims to their conscience and action to stand up for justice, particularly in light of the scores of Muslims being tortured, killed, executed, disappeared around the world, especially the three prominent Saudi scholars, Salman al-Odah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari, who have been recently slated for execution after Ramadan. Dr. Abou El Fadl gives an impassioned defense of their right to live and speak without fear of retribution. He distinguishes between those Muslims who are concerned primarily with pietistic affectations versus those who heed the call for action and stand for justice for the sake of the divine covenant with God. Delivered 24 May 2019.

 


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