In this Fajr Club session, Imam Marc leads a discussion on how the collapse of meaning has led to, amongst many things, the inability of people today to navigate and experience all aspects of human existence, especially grief and pain, as he continues his class, “Islam In-depth”.
In this episode of the Middle Ground Podcast, Imam Marc discusses “frameworks” in the Fajr Club class, “Islam In-depth”.
A short excerpt from Fajr Club, a weekly event/class at Middle Ground on the weekends. Here, Imam Marc discusses a segment from the tenth chapter of the Qur’an, Surah Yunus.
إِنَّ الَّذينَ لا يَرجونَ لِقاءَنا وَرَضوا بِالحَياةِ الدُّنيا وَاطمَأَنّوا بِها وَالَّذينَ هُم عَن آياتِنا غافِلونَ أُولٰئِكَ مَأواهُمُ النّارُ بِما كانوا يَكسِبونَ
“As for those who do not expect to meet Us and are content with the life of the dunya/wordly life and at rest in it, and those who are heedless of Our Signs their shelter will be the Fire because of what they earned.” — Qur’an, 10: 7
We continue with The Sherman Jackson Reader, a class taught on Saturdays by Imam Marc Manley at Middle Ground after Fajr prayer.
“I think that there’s this fine line between accepting that there are standards, but standards don’t come at the price of erasing human experience” — Imam Marc Manley