Friday, March 18, 2005

Amina Do Your Thing, Girl

This afternoon, Amina Wadud will lead a mixed prayer at undisclosed location in New York City. It will be one of the few times that a woman will go on record as leading a Friday prayer. This is the Islamic equivalent of Rosa Parks refusing to move to the back of the bus. Ms. Wadud, an African-American Islamic scholar is a pioneer and The Crossfader wishes her great success. [, ]

5 Comments:

Blogger sarah said...

Assalamu Alaikum.
thank you for stopping by my blog, but i strongly disagree with your comment. if the community wants it it's okay? i don't think so. and if an egyptian mufti says it's alright, then good for him. Personally, I don't think the opinion of one mufti out of hundreds is very credible. Especially if all the other Islamic scholars [Liberals in North America I might add] say it's wrong.

Anyways, regardless of what any scholar, alim, mullah, or mufti says, Women leading salah has so credible support in the Qur'an and Sunnah, therefore it has no reason to be practiced.

my deepest apologies if my comment offended you in anyway, it was not my intent.

ma'salama

9:08 PM  
Blogger crossfader72 said...

it is sad that a young woman has so bought into her low status that can't see when her situation is being helped. the more i speak muslims, the more i am in awe of African-Americans have achieved in this country by never giving up.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Arshad said...

What Amina Wadud is doing is against the teachings of Islam. There is actually a lot of good articles out there from an Islamic point of view showing why this is not allowed in Islam, check this out from Sheikh Qaradawi:
http://www.islamonline.net/fatwaapplication/english/display.asp?hFatwaID=122751

9:12 AM  
Blogger crossfader72 said...

arshad. i'm sorry that islam has been corrupted such that you don't feel comfortable thinking for yourself. but that is a matter you need to take up with God, not me. I say God put a brain in my head so I don't give a rat's ass what Qaradawi has to say. mish keda?

10:16 AM  
Blogger mujahideen ryder said...

i think amina wadud and all her supporters need to RETAKE their shahada!

1:22 AM  

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