By Adil James, TMO
A fundraiser was held Saturday evening at the Dearborn Hyatt to counter the â€œanti-Shariahâ€ legislation that is sweeping the nation.
Abdul Malik Mujahid speaks at his fundraiser
The voices from the extreme right that vilify Muslims and Islam have made an important strategy shift in recent years, aiming to promulgate their hatred into the law of the land. That difference has come in the form of plainly unconstitutional legislation that despite its illegality in relation to the religious protections of our nation has been passed as â€œanti-Shariaâ€ legislation in 5 states to date, with ongoing battles to enact such legislation in other states.
Sound Vision pioneer Abdul Malik Mujahid is therefore planning an intelligent response to the shrill anti-Shariah efforts. He has begun to assemble a team of knowledgeable people from relevant walks of life including lawyers and professors, and a website (called Sharia101.org) and more, all designed to fill the void on the internet of people knowledgeable about Islam who can respond to the â€œanti-Shariahâ€ distortions of Christian bigots.
Mr. Mujahid has successfully built Sound Vision, and is prominent for his other contributions as well, in fact he was given the honor of being listed in the â€œMuslim 500â€ book of most influential Muslims.
Saturday, approximately 100 influential Southeast Michigan Muslims attended Mr. Mujahidâ€™s fundraiser, one stop on Mr. Mujahidâ€™s tour of several fundraisers, to raise money in support of his vision of educating people on what Shariah is.
Mujahid spoke eloquently on the importance of Shariah legislation, the danger it poses to Muslim investing, the danger to Muslim family arbitration, the danger to the existing multibillion dollar halal investment funds, the danger to the halal industry.
Mujahid also pointed out the profound implications of anti-Shariah legislation for similarly distinct religious groups which apply their religious laws within the American legal system, for example Jews, Catholics, the Amish, and Mormons.
Mujahid gave one of the first good explanations of the nature of Shariah as being our way of life–something that is not at all fairly represented by sometimes hideous abuses done in foreign countries under the banner â€œShariah.â€