As this episode of the Raw Islam podcast opens B.C. Dodge is excited about taquitos…err taqiyya. He always seems to get confused easily, especially over food – or it could just be because it was a super late when he and Imam Azhar took to Facebook Live.
However, before we can dive into that conversation, we need to talk about Imam Azhar’s interfaith roundtable conversation on sharia law. Imam Azhar had spent the evening at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palm beach answering questions on sharia law. This is nothing different than what we normally do here on Raw Islam; you see, it is our goal to share the and to educate on what Islam is and what Muslims truly believe. It is through this better understanding that we can help end the hatred of the so called “others.”
Be for we move on, let’s do some word association…
Was your reaction to the first 4 words the same as your reaction to the last 3?
Imam Azhar then asks all of YOU a question… do YOU feel the need to change who you are to fit into the world today? If so… what are you trying to fit into?
The Imam then goes on to address comments left on Facebook about how this show, and this network, are all about taqiyya.
Imam Azhar, like other Muslims we have spoken to, when they first heard this word – taqiyya – were very confused. They had never heard this word before, and truthfully most Muslims raised in the West didn’t know what it was till after September 11th, 2001.
So, what is taqiyya? For that answer you will have to listen to this episode!
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