Gandhi. Mother Teresa. Martin Luther King. Rosa Parks. Malcolm X. Each instrumental and transformative in serving the greater good of humanity.
Dare to Dream. What does a beautiful and humane world look like? What have we each been charged to do to reach our full potential? Our interpretation of Islam calls humanity to bring their God-given gifts and talents to the world for goodness.
If you share in this world view, bring your gifts and join us. Every person makes a difference.
Things will not change until each person discovers for themselves why Islam is truly a religion of beauty, reasonableness, love, empowerment and resistance to oppression. We offer the education and resources to prove it, but each individual is charged with learning it. Exercise your intellect, ask the hard questions, and discover something new every day. Empower yourself with knowledge. Awaken your soul with beauty.
If you like what you are seeing, hearing and learning here, tell as many people as you can. Word of mouth is a powerful and transformative means of support. We are fighting ignorance and extremism and replacing it with something beautiful, sustainable and elevating for ALL of humanity, not just Muslims. We all have a stake in this battle for hearts and minds. Your personal recommendation can make a world of difference.
The Usuli Institute has a long list of projects that are pressing and urgent, but we cannot do anything without support. We don't need more mosques. We need a sustained effort to support intellectual advancement, and we need to support our brightest minds.