This article addresses the fundamental need for American Muslims – among the most promising, wealthiest and educated Muslim minorities in history – to consciously establish a new, unique cultural identity. To lay down roots and survive, Islam must reflect the good in America’s diverse races and ethnicities. Historically, Islamic jurists have upheld the Prophet’s legal precedent for respecting non-Arabs’ ethnic and cultural differences as long as they did not contravene his teaching. Islam’s spread and triumphant past reflects this glorious global culture. Like a crystal clear river, Islam and sacred law are pure but colorless, until they reflect the Chinese, African, & other bedrock over which they flow.

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Islam and the Cultural Imperative

Source: Nawawi Foundation Paper: Islam & the Cultural Imperative – Nawawi Foundation