We stand Firmly For Justice
As followers of the Ahlul Bayt (as), we stand with our black brothers and sisters in their fight for racial equality.
It’s time that we, as a community, do our part.
“The Prophet (pbuh) said,
‘if one among you sees (evil, bad, wrongdoing), he must right it by his hand.
If he cannot, then by his tongue.
If he cannot, then by his heart.
Beyond that, there is nothing of faith’ (meaning someone is faithless at this point).”
– Jami Ahadeeth al-Shia of Sayed al-Bourajourdi, volume 14, page 398
Who we are
It seems overwhelming at first, we know. It’s awkward, uncomfortable, and difficult. We have to be okay with that to move forward. Some tips:
1. Take an implicit bias test. It’s anonymous, and will help you name your biases. (Click ‘I wish to proceed’, then select ‘Race IAT’.)
2. Remember: we are late. We have to educate ourselves and those around us about this struggle. See below for resources to help with that.
3. Demand support from your mosque by drafting a letter of solidarity with the Black community, and in particular with Black families, who have been impacted by police violence.
Every movement requires funding. Find organizations collecting funds to assist both activists and affected communities.
Continue signing petitions until a situation is resolved. Less attention means less pressure to get the job done.
Find additional resources ranging from translated materials to video clips to support dialogue in your communities.