Muslims and their reliance on politics to save us:
- The Democratic Party/liberalism has failed the black family.
- The GOP may have the outer appearance of moral conservatism, but they are still wed to white supremacy.
Can we realize our own genius independent of these two options?
Historically, the Prophet offered the pagans of Makkah an alternative, not in the sense of a salad bar (pick and chose this or that item), but in the sense of what you have to choose from isn’t good and thus no matter what choice you make, it’s a bad one.
He offered them healthy alternatives to: war, conflict, infanticide, tribalism, racism, cheating in business, etc. Are we presenting Islam as an alternative to that which America thus far hasn’t been able to find?
That can only come if we follow our own course.
فَلا تُطِعِ المُكَذِّبينَ
وَدّوا لَو تُدهِنُ فَيُدهِنونَ
“So do not obey those who deny the truth. They wish that you would conciliate them, then they too would be conciliating.” – Qur’an, 68: 8-9