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What Is Rankism?

What Is Rankism?

“If we want to get rid of rankism in the spiritual communities we’re going to have to make the holders of high rank accountable to the parishioners in some way.“ People have different rank and positions in society and such rank is necessary for the function of a society.  Nevertheless, no matter what our differences …

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Recognizing a Wolf in Shaykh’s Clothing

Recognizing a Wolf in Shaykh’s Clothing

Over the past two decades, Islam in America has seen the rise of the “celebrity shaykh.”  While our scholars and da’ees (preachers) play an important role in our religion, a cult of personalities has replaced the roles of a knowledgable scholars of moral integrity.  Some Islamic “shaykhs” and preachers have gained so much clout that …

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