The Prophet’s success was the result of deep faith, optimism, hope, and grassroots activism. As followers of his path, do we not owe him and our faith at least this much to stand up against ISIS, Sisi, and the nexus of war-terrorism-hate, which are all abusing the vision of our faith and our Prophet?
While we fight against different forms of slavery that persist today there is a need for even louder faith-based voices against ISIS, which abuses the Quran to justify their crimes of enslaving prisoners and taking female prisoners as concubines.
We must establish organizations devoted specifically to ending slavery in all forms, and develop coalitions with women’s organizations that are already fighting rape and slavery. American Muslims with personal ties to the Muslim world can also provide leadership in these countries to root out this evil wherever it exists.
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The path out of war seems to involve creating peace where we can, in earnest community with people whose basic needs aren’t met. It involves creating a green and equal world, acting conscientiously to abolish war.
“Afghanistan experienced three decades of war,” said Esmatullah. “I wish that one day we’ll be able to end war. I want to be someone who, in the future, bans wars.” It will take a lot of “someones” to ban war, ones like Esmatullah who become schooled in ways to live communally with the neediest of people.
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