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"On Eid, Sudan, and What to Do When the Muslim Body Ails"


Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl begins by elaborating on the true purpose of Eid, separate and apart from the typical Eid celebrations. He reminds us of the prophetic tradition that the Muslim umma is a body of people who share a belief and conviction and a path; one that is "linked in the fabric of divinity," and that when one part of the body suffers, it should be resonant in the rest of the body. He discusses the very real implications of this tradition, particularly in light of the massacre in Sudan on the first day of Eid, in addition to all of the continued suffering across the Muslim body of the world. He answers the question of what one can and should do in light of all of this suffering. He speaks to the moral apathy that plagues Muslims and the impossible assumption that God will overlook commonly used excuses and internal justifications for inaction and injustice. Another khutbah that should shake your spiritual core. Delivered 7 June 2019. 


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