AN OPEN LETTER SENT TO: THE MESSAGE (ICNA BI MONTHLY MAGAZINE)
WITH ALLAH'S NAME THE MERCIFUL BENEFACTOR, THE MERCIFUL REDEEMER
March 3, 2016
SPEAK A WORD DIRECTLY TO THE TRUTH.
I make reference to the above Qur'anic verses because, as Muslims, we are commanded to speak a word directed to the truth. If we are not capable of doing that and we do not have the facts on the subject at hand, then an intelligent and honorable person shall not and will not speak at all. The other verse that I chose is about our beloved Prophet, Prophet Muhammad, being in such a hurry to reach out to or associate with some well to do or highly respected individual that when the blind man tried to get his attention he showed a spirit of disdain towards or impatience with the blind man and Allah revealed the wrong of that type of behavior or attitude.
I sight these verses at this time because I have just read an article by the well respected Islamic leader and scholar in the United States, Dr. Talat Sultan president of AMSS (Association of Muslim Social Scientists). Dr. Sultan has held many prestigious positions